Premiere: Take a peek behind the scenes of ‘Where Neon Goes To Die’ with Steven A. Clark and Boys Noize in new mini-doc
Miami’s Steven A. Clark delivered his sophomore LP via Secretly Canadian earlier this fall, produced by Boys Noize. The pairing of Clark’s genre-blending 80’s-inspired R&B and Alex Ridha’s deep, archival knowledge of synthwork resulted not only in Where Neon Goes To Die but a kindred working relationship and friendship. The project was documented by Lil Internet over the course of the record’s creation and now fans can dive into a behind the scenes look at Clark’s album and studio sessions with Boys Noize in a new mini-doc that captured the experience.
Boys Noize and Clark come together in Ridha’s Berlin studio after lengthy email chains bouncing music back and forth. Clark discusses the duo’s mutual adoration for Prince, and the kid in a candy story feeling of being out of Miami and having access to Boys Noize trove of synthesizers and production equipment in pursuit of a “handcrafted, analog” sound. The video canvases Clark’s motivations and influences, Boys Noize’s production process and studio aesthetic, and much more. In a busy year for Boys Noize that included the launch of his ELAX alter ego and resumed work on Dog Blood, his work with Steven A. Clark proved to be a really refreshing step outside of dance music in 2018. Check it below.