Monday, October 15, 2012

Boys Noize
Out of the Black
Self Released

I don’t pretend to be an expert on all the various types of dance music out there. My favorite dance music is 70s disco and funk. But when an album comes along from one of today’s artists that reminds me of 70s disco at it’s best, I will listen, and dance.  That’s Boys Noize.

His melodies are just super. Everything flows, everything hums along. It’s smooth, powerful, slamming, and fun to hear.  It’s impossible not to at least shimmy around the room, it’s that kinetic.  What I love the most about today’s techno and electronica is that it makes you think. This is more than just partying down. A lot more thought and care went into this music. And Boys Noize will make you think while you’re spinning around the room. What a great soundtrack to move your mind to.

This is why I prefer Grizzle to Snoop Dogg among the rappers here. Grizzle is political, and with the election coming on, a song about revolution, when a Republican may win, is needed right now.  And Boys Noize provides the doom, the fall of the empire with his music.

As for Snoop Dogg, yes he is a good rapper, and yes, Boys got the most out of him. This is an excellent collaboration, and I do like the track as a whole. But I also deplore Snoop’s “being a pimp is the greatest thing ever,” stance, when most know it’s anything but.  These lyrics are meant to be taken with a large grain of salt. 

But not Out of the Black as a whole. This music just sizzles and stands out. This is no small thing with so much music out there that comprises techno.  This is all purpose music for any situation, which makes this album wonderful for me. and here for an excelent video of "ICH R U"
Andrea Weiss

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