New Audio: Boyz Noize’s Classic House Music-Leaning New Single “Euphoria”

If you’ve been frequenting this site over the past few years, you’d be familiar with JOVM mainstay, the Berlin, Germany-based producer, electronic music artist, DJ and Boys Noize Records label head Alex Ridha, best known in electronic music circles as Boys Noize; in fact, his 2012 effort Out of the Black landed at number 8 on this site’s Best of List that year. Ridha has been rather prolific since the release of Out of the Black as he’s collaborated with mega-hit electronic music artist Skrillex, renowned pianist, composer, experimental pop artist and emcee Chilly Gonzalez among others — and along with that Boys Noize Records recently celebrated their tenth anniversary with collaborative efforts featuring the work of Tiga, Johnny Sack, Totally Enormous Extinct DinosaursAtom TMPilo  SCNTST and others.

Last month, Ridha released “Overthrow” a single that revealed the German producer, electronic music artist and DJ expanded upon his signature sound — glitchy samples, wobbling, tweeter and woofer rattling beats and bass, and enormous drops are paired with industrial clang and clatter and ominously swirling electronics in a song that stomps, struts, swaggers and then throws haymakers, while reminding electronic music fans that Ridha may arguably be one of best and sadly under-appreciated electronic music artists and producers around. His latest single “Euphoria” sounds as though it draws from house music pioneer Larry Levan — a repetitive chanted vocal sample is paired with skittering and propulsive drum programming, heavy breathing and shimmering and glitchy keyboard keys as the song evokes a woozy and euphoric rush of blood to the head on the dance floor and under strobe light.