“The record features sounds as diverse as the bouncy basslines and disco vibes of the title-track to the gentle acoustic guitar strumming and mellifluous vocals found on “That’s Not Who We Are.”” – Spin
“Amazon explores a diverse range of style and beats within three tracks while managing not to disrupt the flow of the album as a whole.” – In Your Speakers
Back in June, I posted about my newest love, Favored Nations. And I am thrilled to share the music video for another one of their tracks. Check out “The Setup” below.
“The Setup” will be familiar to anyone who made it to the end of Grand Theft Auto V. Where GTA is all sun, people, and action, the music video for the game’s finale track is foggy, dazed, and striking. However, what the two have in common is powerful, memorable visuals of fantasy.
The product of a night out in the city of angels, Favored Nations has accomplished quite a bit since they cut their first demos in early 2012. Their accomplishments thus far aren’t too surprising since the trio is made up of some very familiar and beloved men on the dance music scene. James Curd is one of the most sought after remixers in the genre and he founded the group with singer Morgan Phalen, whose voice was featured on Justice’s psychy second LP Audio Video Disco. Curd then added Surahn Sidhu, touring bass and guitar player for Empire of the Sun, to the mix.
On July 1st Favored Nations released their second EP Amazon via Jupiter Clique.
“It’s a joy; it’s a breeze. Blast it”
“With a sound that’s ideal for hazy afternoons spent spinning in the sun or warm nights with the wind in your hair, Favored Nations deserves a prominent spot in your summer playlist.” – BlackBook
“Musically it’s as smooth as the flesh on a lady’s inner thigh—100% Steely Dan vibes on a kicky nu-disco tip. We love.“ – Noisey
The product of a night out in the city of angels, trans-Atlantic trio Favored Nations
has accomplished quite a bit since they cut their first demos in early 2012. They release of their first EP, Blame Game
, was met with critical acclaim. Then, Rockstar Games used their song “The Setup” for the finale in their hugely popular video game Grand Theft Auto V
Their accomplishments thus far aren’t too surprising since the trio is made up of some very familiar and beloved men on the dance music scene. James Curd is one of the most sought after remixers in the genre and he founded the group with singer Morgan Phalen, whose voice will sound familiar to anyone who listened to Justice’s psychy second LP Audio Video Disco. Curd then added Surahn Sidhu, touring bass and guitar player for Empire of the Sun, to the mix.
For the past few months the three have been working through touring commitments, solo projects, and the space of an ocean to construct a new EP. On July 1st Favored Nations will be releasing their second EP Amazon via Jupiter Clique. Yesterday, Stereogum premiered the lead single “Amazon,” which they deemed “a joy” and “a breeze.” This lead single will soon be receiving a music video before the EP is released.
is an energetic track, built on frantic rhythms and soaked in catchy guitar riffs. The song blazes its way through the fun-filled three minutes fifty leaving you with no other choice than to play it again. If “Amazon” is L.A, then “That’s Not Who We Are” is definitely the Bahamas – sun soaked rhythm guitar accompanied by sample heavy drums and an infectious summer vibe. The EP is then finished out with “The Setup,” a track familiar to those who were able to play their way through Los Santos. All in all, the whole EP is cause for a cold drink and a good time.
“Here are my favorite released & unreleased remixes of my Out Of The Black album incl. Chemical Brothers, Justice, Chromeo, Oliver, Jimmy Edgar, Audion (Mathew Dear), Blood Diamonds + 2 DJ-edits of mine.” – Alex Ridha
“This remix was really fun to work on, so much that I ended up doing two.. one that Alex used for his live show and is now coming out and the other for the single, really happy to be part of this. I wanted the remix to sound like a power tool cutting through, and coincidentally thats what the vinyl looked like.” – Jimmy Edgar
Boys Noize Out Of The Black – The Remixes
** Previously unreleased & exclusive mixes
1. What You Want (Jimmy Edgar Unreleased Dub MixAlb) **
2. XTC (MMM Remix Boys Noize Re-Did) **
3. Missile (Boys Noize DJ Edit) **
4. Conchord featuring Siriusmo (Oliver Remix) **
5. Ich R U (Justice Remix)
6. Got It featuring Snoop Dogg (Blood Diamonds Remix) **
7. What You Want (Chromeo Remix)
8. XTC (The Chemical Brothers Remix)
9. Stop (Audion’s Acid State Mix) **
10. Circus Full Of Clowns feat. Gizzle (Housemeister Remix) **
BOYS NOIZE (Alexander Ridha) released Out Of The Black – The Remixes
yesterday, including unreleased remixes from Audion (Matthew Dear), Oliver, Jimmy Edgar, Housemeister and MMM
in addition to BOYS NOIZE DJ-edits.
Boys Noize shared the official “Got It” music video featuring Snoop Dogg dancing to Boys Noize’s signature raw vibe and sound which you can check out below.
The remix album features the Blood Diamonds remix of “Got It”, which you can listen to here
AND check out the collaboration first performed live at Ultra Music Festival here
In March, Boys Noize will invade Los Angeles with 4 uniquely curated events between shows at Austin’s SXSW and Miami where he will play several shows, including Boysnoize Records events.
The album’s Jimmy Edgar remix was premiered via Rolling Stone. “Jimmy Edgar is one of my favorite producers right now,” Ridha tells Rolling Stone. “On his remix he took the funk essence of the original and flipped it to a darker but club-friendlier banger. So killer!”.
In the past year, Boys Noize has toured the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa with his signature SKULL, and performed headline shows at ULTRA, Bonnaroo, HARD Summer and HARD Day Of The Dead. In addition to releasing the GO HARD EP last June, Boys Noize teamed up with Skrillex this year to form the new group Dog Blood and lit up Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo and HARD Summer with an electrifying live show. Entertainment Weekly described the Dog Blood debut at Coachella as “the world’s most joyous Satanic ritual. It was mystifying but fascinating—the Sahara Tent became its own congregation complete with everything but the swinging incense.” In September 2013 Dog Blood released the Middle Finger Part II EP.
French electronic music titans Justice have announced a new live album, Access All Arenas, set for release on May 7th. The 14-track album is a recording of their show in the Nîmes arenas last July, offering a taste of the wild effervescence that makes this duo one of the most exciting electronic live bands of the decade.
In 2012 the Audio, Video, Disco tour sold-out in a matter of days, comprising 105 shows that spanned from Australia to New York, Europe and South America, and resulted in the strongest performances of their career. The duo’s immense live presence stems from their live reworkings of album tracks, as well as powerful stage and lighting design, as detailed in a live documentary that made it’s debut on Jay-Z’s Life + Times (see video below).
Justice All Access Arena track list:
8. “New Lands”
10. “Waters of Nazareth”
11. “Audio, Video, Disco”
14. “Phantom Pt. II”
Fresh off a stint of global arena domination, internationally renowned electronic duo, Justice, have announced that a new five-song EP “Helix” is due out digitally on January 8th on Ed Banger/Because/Elektra/Vice. The EP’s title track is an extended version of the song from the band’s last full length Audio, Video, Disco in addition to exclusive remixes by Domenico Torti and Gesaffelstein, and album cuts “Ohio” and “Presence” (which appeared on the album as a hidden track). Full tracklisting below. The weekend prior to the EP release the duo will be performing a DJ set on board the second annual HARD HOLY SHIP music cruise.
HELIX EP TRACKLIST
- Helix (Extended)
- Helix (Gesaffelstein Vision remix)
- Helix (Domenico Torti’s Headspin remix)
This is my favorite song from Justice’s lastest album, Audio, Video, Disco. Well, this one and “New Lands.” Justice is coming out with an EP, On’ N’ On, on Monday, January 30th, featuring remixes by Rick Rubin, Tiga, Brodinski, Erol Alkan, and Video Village. It’s available for pre-order on iTunes now by clicking here.