After a lowkey tease on Ed Banger’s instagram account earlier this month, Handbraekes (= Mr Oizo and Boys Noize) have released their new EP #3 with single “Discow” today HERE. After a 4 year break, Handbraekes’ #3 EP marks the return of the duo of two electronic music titans: Mr Oizo and Boys Noize. Their collaboration project is destined to transform any club or festival into a disco riot. This is the 3rd of a series started in 2012.
Mr Oizo – the self made-man Quentin Dupieux, released his 6th album All Wet in 2016, with collaborations by Charli XCX, Skrillex, Peaches etc. The French gent started to shoot short-movies at the tender age of 12 years old, and started composing electronic music at 17. He sold his movies for the first time to Canal + at 18, released his first EP in 1997 when he was 23 under the name of MR OIZO. Quentin has created 6 full-length films (Nonfilm, Steak, Rubber, Wrong, Wrong Cops, Reality), 6 Mr Oizo albums (Analog worms attack, Moustache (half a scissor), Lambs Anger, Stade 2, The Church and All Wet), 4 original soundtracks (Steak with Sebastien Tellier & SebastiAn, Ruber with Gaspard Augé, Wrong with Tahiti Boy, and Wrong Cops), as well as a fews EP’s & remixes including for Justice, Air, Calvin Harris, Tiga, Kavinsky, Scissor Sisters, Jamie Lidell and, yes Boys Noize.
Berlin-based producer/DJ Boys Noize runs his own label, Boysnoize Records, with Oi Oi Oi marking the full-length album debut of Alex Ridha as Boys Noize. Other studio albums Power, Out of the Black feat. Snoop Dogg, Mayday featuring appearances by Hudson Mohawke, Danny Brown, Poliça, and Strictly Raw Vol 2 and more, followed, as well as countless EPs and vinyl only releases. Besides his own work, he’s done film scores for Oliver Stone’s Snowden, and “Alarm” for Who Am I for instance. On top of this, he has his own side project under the moniker Elax, a collaborative group Dog Blood with Skrillex, Handbraekes with Mr Oizo, and a project with Chilly Gonzales called Octave Minds released an album including a Chance the Rapper feature. Boys Noize has been spending time in the studio with artists Lady Gaga and 03 Greedo, in addition to production work for ASAP Rocky’sTesting album and RL Grime’s single “Pressure”, both released earlier this year.
Boys Noize will be kicking off his North American tour dates tonight in Seattle, stopping in cities across the US from LA, Denver, New York to Atlanta and ending with sets on FriendShip.
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
Photo: Courtesy of Handbraekes. Mr Oizo, Boys Noize