Boys Noize is the moniker of Alexander Ridha, a German electro-tech producer and DJ. It's also the name of Ridha's label, boysnoize records, set up in 2005.
Ridha was born in 1982 and grew up in Hamburg, Germany. Between the ages of 6 and 14, he practiced piano & drums. Once he reached fourteen he began to purchase records and produce music with software. At sixteen, he started to produce in a studio with a colleague who would later be known as D.I.M.. He taught Ridha engineering over the next 5 years. At 21, Ridha moved to Berlin, Germany.
Under the name Boys Noize, starting in 2002, he has released records on French label Kitsuné Music, Tiga's Turbo Recordings label, and on DJ Hell's International Deejay Gigolos. He also remixed tracks for Tiga, Para One, Feist, Kreeps and Depeche Mode, as well as popular remixes of British indie anthems "Banquet" by Bloc Party and "Everyday I Love You Less and Less" by Kaiser Chiefs. Boys Noize's tracks and remixes are played by DJs such as Erol Alkan, Sebastian, 2 Many DJ's, Tiga and Justice.
Ridha has also released EPs under the names 909d1sco and Kid Alex. Boys Noize released his debut album "Oi Oi Oi" in September 2007. The first single from the album, "Don't Believe the Hype", features two remixes by Surkin. Boys Noize's "& Down" was featured in the videogame Grand Theft Auto IV on the Electro-choc and PLR radio station, and was used as a sample for Estelle's single American Boy.
In a December 2008 interview with DISCODUST, Ridha stated he is "taking two months off at the beginning of the year to finish [his] new album".
Boys Noize has most recently produced a remix for the new Black Eyed Peas song "Boom Boom Pow" featuring 50 Cent and another remix is featured on their special edition album of "Simple Little Melody" on their new album "The E.N.D."
After a 2-year wait, Boys Noize's second studio album, entitled Power, was released on September 29, 2009.his MySpace.
Alexander Ridha (born in 1982 in Hamburg), better known by his stage name Boys Noize, is a German electronic music producer and DJ. It is similar to the name of Ridha's label, Boysnoize Records, which he established in 2005. Ridha has remixed a number of other artists work, including Snoop Dogg and Depeche Mode.