Boys Noize and Rico Nasty make for the dark, gritty collab we didn’t know we needed this Valentine’s Day. Fresh off a 2020 GRAMMY nomination, the Berlin artist, DJ and producer starts off the new decade with unprecedented momentum. Today, he releases a double A-side reflecting a contrasting spectrum of modern techno.
The grinding, hi-tech and low tempo industrial production of “Girl Crush” featuring Rico Nasty propels the ascendant rap icon into new territories of club disruption. It’s safe to say the new single is our latest obsession. Meanwhile, “Buchla 100” reaches ecstasy with a recording of the rare, original, 1960’s built Buchla 100 modular synth system as it breathes, morphs, and comes alive over tribal percussion.
This is Boys Noize’s first solo release of 2020 after dropping a wave of collaborative singles in 2019 — Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty Dolla $ign’s “Midnight Hour,” Frank Ocean’s “DHL,” A$AP Rocky’s “Babushka Boi,” Boys Noize and Francis and the Lights’ “Why Not?” Listen to Boys Noize at his finest here!
Boys Noize – Girl Crush ft. Rico Nasty
Boys Noize – Buchla 100
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