Boys Noize’s ‘Out of the Black: The Remixes,’ featuring Justice, The Chemical Brothers, Oliver and more
The remix album to Boys Noize‘s third studio LP, Out of the Black, has been a long time coming — over a year in fact. With that said, the ten-track compilation has been well worth the wait. Featuring a legendary cast of producers, Out of the Black: The Remixes is a prodigious release for Alex Ridha and Boysnoize Records.
We first caught wind of the impending remix album back in November of 2012 thanks to a stellar disco remix of “What You Want” by none other than Chromeo. When official remixes from Justice and The Chemical Brothers soon followed, we knew the release was shaping up to be monumental. While Justice revamped “Ich R U” into a typically tantalizing rock opera, The Chemical Brothers flipped “XTC” into a twisting, paranormal experience.
Aside from these previously released renditions, Out of the Black: The Remixes brings plenty of new tracks to light, most notably a new Oliver remix. The Los Angeles-based collaboration of Oligee and U-Tern has proven to be one the most exciting production duos of the past year and their remix to Boys Noize and Siriusmo’s “Conchord” boasts an irresistibly dark vibe, offering one of the top remixes of the entire LP.
Other standout tracks include Jimmy Edgar’s recently unveiled techno dub to “What You Want” as well as Blood Diamonds’ take on the Snoop Dogg-aided “Got It.” Overall, the remix album is a satisfactory and long-overdue sequel to Out of the Black.