A seasoned musician at only 29, Alex Ridha-aka Boys Noize-has already released two albums (2007's 'Oi Oi Oi ' and 2009's 'Power'), and a myriad of singles. He now releases his third LP, 'Out of the Black'. Ridha has worked with a stellar list of artists, producing and remixing tracks with Depeche Mode, Feist, Daft Punk, Justice, Bloc Party, Black Eyed Peas, David Lynch and Jarvis Cocker, to name a few. He has also collaborated extensively with Erol Alkan and Mr. Oizo, on a project called Handbraekes. Ridha is already a proven industry veteran whose talents as a musician, DJ, and Boys Noize Records label curator show his fervent refusal to cease creating. Boys Noize has an equally fervent fan base here in Australia that has seen him tour our shores repeatedly between 2009-2011 as part of festivals such as Field Day, Summerdayze, Summerfieldayze and Shore Thing as well as a run of stadium shows alongside N.E.R.D. (2011). The new album smoothly bridges the gap between his previous two efforts; providing the in-your-face electro bang of classic Boys Noize on tracks like "What You Want", "Rocky 2" and "XTC", alongside more melodic songs like "Ich R U" and "Reality". At a time when mainstream electronic music-particularly the pervasive cultures of EDM and dubstep-has moved dance music out of clubs and into stadiums, Ridha is quick to acknowledge the old school house and acid records that shaped him as a DJ; the very same records that continue to bubble up as an influence on "Out of the Black. " The Pod version 'Out of the Black' also features the game changer collaboration with none other than hip hop heavy weight Snoop Dogg on 'Got It' as well as two other storming bonus tracks 'Ich Jack' and 'Yeah'.