Boys Noize

Boys Noize

Dean Samaras, Parker Phariss

Fri · December 15, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

$20.00 - $1,000.00

This event is 21 and over

Boys Noize
Boys Noize
Alex Ridha - better known to the world as BOYS NOIZE - has been making electronic music and working as a DJ for over half of his life.
He established himself as one of the world’s preeminent wizards behind the decks, having played the world’s biggest stages alongside the biggest names in dance music.
His sets are equally uplifting, not only technically but also as a showman, leaving unforgettable experiences for the witnesses. One of the reasons why the Rolling Stone voted BOYS NOIZE amongst the Top10 `DJS WHO RULE THE EARTH` in 2012.

As a recording artist and producer, Ridha has created his own sound, and pioneered his own brand, amassing a formidable body of work in the process.
He has released three albums (2007’s Oi Oi Oi , 2009’s Power and 2012´s Out Of The Black) and countless singles as BOYS NOIZE, as well as doing profoundly influential work as a remixer and producer for everyone from Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Feist, David Lynch to Jarvis Cocker, Santigold, Scissor Sisters and Chilly Gonzales.

He has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, genius film maker Mr. Oizo (on a project called Handbraekes), Erol Alkan, and most recently Skrillex (under the moniker of Dog Blood) and won Beatport's 'Best Electronic Act' 3 years in a row.

Ridha is also the heart of Boysnoize Records, the label that he started back in 2005. Founded originally as a means to get his own music out into the world, Boysnoize Rec.—and it’s sub-label, BNR Trax—is now home to more than a dozen artists (including up-and-comers like 18-year old SCNTST, Le1f, Spank Rock, Strip Steve, Peaches and Siriusmo) and responsible for over 100 releases while remaining fully independent.
"I don´t compromise when it comes to music,” says Ridha. “I do what I think is cool and what I like and not what the market wants or people may expect. Maintaining artistic freedom has always been the most important thing to me — for my own music and for anyone on my label”

Despite his ever-expanding label roster and the increased demand for his time as a producer and remixer, Ridha’s primary loves continue to be the twin pursuits of making and performing music.
Following the release of his third long-player Out Of The Black in late 2012, he presented the first BOYS NOIZE 'LIVE' show to the masses.
“I really wanted to give people a concert where I perform my music only. It´s not that I don´t like DJing anymore, I´m a DJ to the bone and will always be. But playing my tracks live and putting on a completely new show was something I wanted to do for a long time. It´s different and fresh and that is what I love."
Dean Samaras
Dean Samaras
Collaborating on music together for almost a decade, Ben Seagren and Dean Samaras are at the forefront of the San Francisco Electronic Dance Music scene showcasing a diverse unique sounds ranging from large rooms to dark and dirty afterhours. Both of them landed in the city by the Bay by leaving the brights lights and dark dance clubs of Manhattan in 2000; bringing with them heavy NYC influences (Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone, Little Louie Vega, David Morales & Junior Vasquez) that are the roots of their musical experience.
Meeting through mutual friends, Ben and Dean formed SENSE in 2001 to take full control of their events from the music to the production and marketing/promotions. They have performed, produced shows and held residencies at various venues over the years: However, they truly made a name for themselves from their long standing residencies at two of San Francisco's premier venues: Ruby Skye and the Endup.
Ruby Skye (2008 Best Club – World Club Awards, 2006 Best Sound – World Club Awards) has solidified itself the best big room in San Francisco and a leading nightclub in the world (DJ Mag 2009 – 2 in US, 25 in World). Over its 7 year Main Floor residency, SENSE has shared the stage with: Victor Calderone, Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Burren, Boris, Richie Santana and Peter Bailey, Oscar G, Charles Feelgood, Tall Paul, Scumfrog, Dave Dresden, Sandra Collins and Mark Farina to name a few.
The Endup has been open for over 35 years and is a San Francisco house music institution where the music never stops…literally. Ben and Dean have been 6am Sunday morning favorites for more than 4 years and currently produce the monthly event, The Show (3rd Saturdays). These 14 hour marathon events celebrate the diversity of underground dance music as they feature music from all genres. SENSE has played with: Clive Henry (Peace Division), Hippe and Halo, Lee Coombs and many more.
With more then 25 years combined DJ experience between the two, their sets push the limits of creativity with live sampling, remixing, effects and flawless mixing. With the recent completion of their SF based production studio, they are already captivating crowds with the exclusive "Sense Edits". Expect big things from this talented duo. Ben has been working hard in the studio so keep an eye out for his first original productions coming out soon!
Venue Information:
Halcyon
314 11th St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103