Boys Noize Says First Live US Show Was: "Inspired by Old Kraftwerk Concerts"
Is there any significance to the new album's title Out of the Black?
[Laughs.] To be honest, not really. It doesn't mean anything. I was playing around with the English saying "Out of the blue," which means something unexpected or out of nowhere, and I like the twist between "blue" and "black." Afterward, I thought it fit with the music and also me doing music at night. It's also a cool title. [Laughs.]
You hear a lot now that EDM is ruined and pop music has hijacked it. Do you agree?
Yes and no. Thing with electronic music for myself is it's about sounds that excite me. It's not about the perfect song or perfect melody. And those pop songs that are inspired by electronic music are still pop songs in the end. It's not about the sound; it's more about the song that is catchy and you want to hear on the radio. But I don't mind people discovering electronic music through that way.
How's the response been on the European leg of the tour so far?
When you start the U.S. tour, will you approach it differently than the European?
To be honest, no. I want to create the same emotions with the music I'm playing right now. I'm curious to see how it goes.
Boys Noize, live performance, Out of the Black tour, Presented by Hard. 11 p.m., Friday, November 23, Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $26.50 plus fees. Call 954-449-1025, or visit jointherevolution.net.