Boys Noize has officially unveiled his hotly-anticipated fifth studio album — +/- (pronounced Polarity) — along with two brand new singles to go with it.
Boys Noize needs no introduction, but we do love the one provided for us via press release, dubbing the producer as “an underground hero with mainstream appeal and acid-dripped, techno-punk sensibilities.”
Such qualities are on full display here, as Boys Noize delivers a peak time (+)side “Nude” with Estonian avant-gardist Tommy Cash and an edgy, techno-forward (-)side “Xpress Yourself.” The visual representations of each single are provided below — with the “Nude” music video, directed by SUS BOY, welcoming ravers to shed some clothes and express themselves freely.
These powerhouse tracks join (+) “Girl Crush” featuring Rico Nasty / (-) “Buchla 100” as well as (+) “Ride Or Die” with Kelsey Lu featuring Chilly Gonzales / (-) “IU” featuring Corbin, and (+) “All I Want” featuring Jake Shears as +/- continues to take shape.
Boys Noize, real name Alex Ridha, shares of the upcoming release:
The album dives into the polar tension between the musical styles and worlds I find myself in. When you combine opposites, something transcendent can take place, something greater than the two parts. And with music, it becomes a magic that can create new worlds.
I’ve always been inspired by trying to integrate opposing, polar forces. There’s something really thrilling in it, and it’s always a secret motivation for me; building and exploring the combination of contrasts. Techno’s earliest inspiration was the idea of combining man and machine. And you can continue from there — aggression and beauty, past and future…
Listen here and get ready for the +/- album release on September 24 via Boys Noize’s own BNR label.
Boys Noize – Nude ft. Tommy Cash
Nude is an expression of revealing one’s self. For this project we invited people to illustrate through performance what nudity means to them while also challenging the association of nakedness with shame — through these performances we sought to remove these ideas in exchange for beliefs that empower and liberate us. – SUS BOY
Boys Noize – Xpress Yourself
Boys Noize Press Photo via Shane McCauley