Boys Noize - The Remixes 2004-2011
Label: Boysnoize Records – BNR069
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Made in Germany.
Released: 02 Dec 2011
Style: House, Techno, Electro
A1 Feist – My Moon, My Man (Boys Noize Classic Mix) 6:40
A2 Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Boys Noize Rework) 6:54
B1 Late Of The Pier – Focker (Boys Noize Terror Re-Did) 4:08
B2 N*E*R*D feat. Nelly Furtado – Hot-N-Fun (Boys Noize Remix) 5:55
B3 Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption (Boys Noize Remix) 4:47
C1 Daft Punk – End Of Line (Boys Noize Remix) 5:40
C2 Charlotte Gainsbourg – Trick Pony (Boys Noize Remix) 3:33
C3 David Lynch – Good Day Today (Boys Noize Remix) 6:16
D1 Justice – Phantom Pt. II (Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine Remix) 6:01
D2 Apparat – Arcadia (Boys Noize Reprise) 7:08
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Boysnoize Records – BNR069
Copyright (c) – Boysnoize Records – BNR069
Design – Paul Snowden
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Boys Noize
First a DJ, then a producer, then a label owner Boys Noize has become one of the dominating figures on the electro scene.
Adding a techno edge to his music, Boys Noize has crafted a steady series of dancefloor mashing bangers. The German producer has an up front energy, an infectious enthusiasm which ripples through his music, virtually demanding that you get up off your set and dance.
An in demand remix artist, Boys Noize recently decided tie together these guest appearances. A disparate array of productions, the remixes demonstrate the sheer versatility of the German producer.
This is a real treat for Boys Noize fans and lovers of all music, electronique. There is quite a variety of remix on here; some absolute crazy party tracks, Late of the Pier remix, Marilyn Manson, Justice; some really cool interpretations of well known more popular fare; Kaiser Chiefs, Snoop Dog, N.E.R.D.. Also some lower beat more reflective tracks: Feist, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Gonzales. Although the tracks have all the hall marks of Boys Noize, it shows his depth to have created such different remixes from such different source material.
Interview with Boys Noize
Feist - My Moon My Man
I remember being in my studio thinking "now this is a cool disco remix" - I played a new bass, programmed my 808, played some juno106 keys and used the talk-box. I never thought that this one would turn into a serious 'banger', but somehow it did. The best thing which happened through this remix was meeting Gonzales who loved it. Later this encounter lead to one of my favorite works ever, Chilly Gonzo´s album 'Ivory Tower'.
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
I went to their concert in Berlin in 2005 and couple of days later their label/management asked me if I’d be up to remix their classic ‘Personal Jesus’ for their forthcoming remix compilation. That was a really big moment for me, as I have always been a huge fan. There was a crazy amount of stems - around 150 - and hearing Dave Gahan without any EFX on his vocals gave me goose bumps. I was lucky because they asked another 20 producers to remix this song and in the end the band decided to go with mine.
N*E*R*D - Hot 'n Fun
I have always been a big fan of Neptunes and N*E*R*D and when their US-label asked me to remix this joint I definitely had to do it. I have to admit that I did this remix thinking ‘ok, I’m gonna do a remix the US guys gonna like’ - haha. After the remix I supported N*E*R*D on their Australia tour where I met Pharrell. Yay!
Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
My first idea for this remix was what later came out as my own track ‘Starter’! I thought that the synth & noises were too much and it didn’t really fit to the rap vocals either. Hence I went to the opposite, going minimal and programming something with my electron machine drum and - ta da - the beat was so sick! I played around with the frequency of the kick drum, what you rarely hear, but makes it so special. When I sent it to my friend DJ Feadz he said it was something like a Sleeparchive remix - which I thought was really cool.
David Lynch - Good Day Today
UK’s Rob Da Bank singed this to his label and asked me for a remix - at first I thought he was joking. But when I heard the song I loved it so he sent me the stems. Unfortunately there were 3 tracks only. Drums, pad/keys & the vocoder voice so I had to build new music around it. I considered 2 ways for this remix to be: first a standard house/techno version where I replay the chords and give it an Ibiza vibe OR second way just fuck it up. Guess what I did?
Justice - Phantom Pt. II
That wasn’t an easy one. I think I did 5 versions and it took me weeks to finish it. The only thing all versions shared was my robot vocals. On the first versions I tried to re-create the sound of the original but it was impossible, so I started to use the stems of the original. I chopped up the main synth and replayed the other synths plus made a big 4/4 beat. I remember talking to Xavier everyday about the latest version I sent and he was saying I should make the break and build-up longer. The next day I’ve sent a new version and still he told me to do the build-up even longer, haha. Anyway, I gave them 2 versions in the end. They released the ‘Vox Mix’ only and here, this is the ‘Unreleased Turbine Mix’ - the one I always played out.
Daft Punk - End Of Line
Disney invited me to play the after party of the official TRON Legacy premiere in Hollywood. Hollywood parties are a bit weird, but since it was TRON and Daft Punk were to attend, I had no other choice than doing it. I prepared a special DJ set, the coolest house tracks from the 90s to play for Thomas and Guy only - I didn’t expect much more people to listen anyway, haha. Couple of months later I was asked to remix one of the TRON songs and that got me even more stressed out. First, was there ever a really good remix for Daft Punk? The Gonzales one is dope and yes, SebastiAn but since 1995 were there any good ones?
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Trick Pony
I did 2 versions and the first one was too serious on some disco-like vibe so I tried something completely different, going back to the original tempo. I think it’s a pretty cool mix of western-hiphop-punk-grime?!
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Boys Noize Rework)
Justice - Phantom II (Boys Noize Remix)
Feist - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)
Daft Punk – End Of Line (Boys Noize Remix)
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Trick Pony (Boys Noize Remix