New Video: JOVM Mainstay Boys Noize Teams Up With Steven A. Clark on an Industrial Take on Adamski and Seal’s Classic “Killer”

 

 

Throughout the course of this site’s eight year history, I’ve written quite a bit about Berlin, Germany-based JOVM mainstay producer, electronic music artist, DJ and Boys Noize Records label head Alex Ridha, best known as Boys Noize. Now it’s been a while since I’ve personally written about Ridha, but he’s been remarkably busy as he’s released 2016’s Mayday and has spent the past couple of years collaborating with a diverse and impressive array of artists including Lady Gaga, 03 Greedo, A$AP Rocky, RL Grime and Steven A. Clark.

Interestingly enough, while working with Clark on his recently released Where Neon Goes to Die, Clark and Ridha bonded over a mutual love and appreciation of Seal and Adamski‘s “Killer,” an acid house anthem that dominated European charts in 1989, appeared on Seal’s eponymous 1990 self-titled debut and covered by George Michael in 1993. Clark’s and Ridha’s cover hews closely to the original but with a punchier and harsher, industrial take on the house music classic. It’s subtly

As Ridha says of the cover, “Being a 90’s kid, I kind of grew up with this song which later became one of these tunes I’d play out at the end of the night. When I met Steven and heard his voice for the first time I immediately thought of that track and the idea of doing a cover version was born. It was initially just for fun, but it turned banging and lit the dancefloors wherever I’d drop it – so here I am sharing my industrial KILLER.”

Directed by long-time collaborator LIL INTERNET, the recently released video is a remake of the original video, shot at Berlin’s c-base, known for being “the mother of all hackspaces,” with the bulk of the video shot in a space referred to the “airlock,” with the members of the c-space crew referring to themselves as a Space Station.

“Killer” is available on the streaming service of your preference, and on vinyl — with an instrumental B-side. For those vinyl heads, you can get it HEREAdditionally, Ridha is making a much-anticipated return to North America during the fall, and it includes a November 16, 2018 stop at Kings Hall at Avant Gardner. Check out the rest of the tour dates below, and catch one of the world’s best and under-appreciated DJ’s rock a club near you.

 

Boys Noize US TOUR 2018:

Fri 10.26 – Seattle, WA @ FreakNight Wamu Theater
Sat 10.27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
Wed 10.31 – San Francisco, CA @ Halcyon
Fri 11.2 – San Diego, CA @ Bang Bang
Sat 11.3 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Fri 11.9 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat 11.10 – New York, NY @ Kings Hall at Avant Gardner
Fri 11.16 – Atlanta, GA @ District Nightclub
Sat 11.17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Fri 11.23 – Chicago, IL @ Sound Bar
Sat 11.24 – Detroit, IL @ The Works
Fri 11.30 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Underground
Sat 12.1 – Denver, CO @ Beta
Tue 12.11-15 – Miami, FL @ FriendShip 2018

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