Last week Skrillex posted a teaser video on his Facebook page for a song entitled Next Order. The track came from unknown artist Dog Blood, whose premier EP was scheduled to be released Monday, August 13. Labeled simply as “MIDDLE FINGER ACID TERROR from Boysnoize Records and OWLSA," many were scrambling to figure out just who Dog Blood was. Not soon after, both an official Facebook page and Twitter account associated with the act soon appeared. It didn’t take much time for fans to discover that the Facebook page identified the members of the group as Alex Ridah and Sonny Moore; Boys Noize and Skrillex respectively.
The unimaginable progression of club DJs and producers over the past decade has landed some at the forefront of universal notoriety. Hailing from Berlin, Boys Noize aka Alex Ridha, has no doubt reached such epic proportions. His sounds and showman skills are unparalleled, and he has without a doubt entered the arena of the great DJs of our time. Boys Noize transcends the definition of a typical performance and continues to push boundaries both in the club and studio. His record label, Boysnoize Records, has been pumping out global dance anthems since 2005. Focused on providing a multidirectional quality to electronic music, the record label was started by Ridha in order to retain full artistic freedom over his works. The label now boasts successful artists such as Siruismo, Housemeister, and Shadow Dancer and is celebrating its 50th release. Boys Noize’s clear talent and innate entrepreneurship earned him the prestigious Dance/Electronica Independent Music Award in 2010 and Beatport’s Best Electronic Artist three years running.