Review: Boysnoize Records’ 10th Birthday
Photo: Boysnoize Records’ 10th Birthday @ Heaven // Review: Laura Zuanella
It was obvious to see that the night ahead was going to be unforgettable from the get go, as hundreds of BNR fanboys and fangirls poured into London’s Heaven for Boysnoize Records’ 10th Birthday. The night saw a ton of surprise back to back sets that brought together previous guests from Ed Banger’s 10th Birthday and the legendary Soulwaxmas nights.
The celebrations were in full swing as Mixhell and Feadz kicked off the proceedings playing a mixture of nasty electro tunes from the likes of Mumbai Science and Housemiester and even managed to sneak in Floorplan’s epic ‘Never Grow Old’ track.
Afterwards it was then onto Beats Of Rage’s recent special guest Riton to bring the heavy basslines and filth to the party. The Ed Banger golden boy played alongside ‘Ed’ honcho Busy P and saw them dropping Hannah Wants’ current stomper ‘Rhymes’, Jimmy Edgar’s throbbing mix of house don Frankie Knuckles ‘Baby Wants To Ride’, BoR staple ‘So Special’ by Boston Bun, Handbraekes fucked up ‘Chyna’ track and Erol Alkan’s classic mix of SebAstian’s ‘Momy’, which tore the roof of the sweatbox. And to round it off, no Ed Banger set would be complete without a play of Carte Blanche’s ‘Jack On The Moon’.
Taking a gander in room two, it was onto the likes of SCNTST and Eclair Fifi to carry on the nights festivities by bashing out a myriad of Old Skool flavours such as Joey Beltram’s ‘Energy Flash’ and DJ Deeon’s recently reissued Dance Mania classic ‘Got 2 B Free’.
As the ravers were starting to feel the love it was then time for BNR’s very own Spank Rock to bring his signature sleazey hip hop vibes with his tracks ‘Gully’, ‘Birfday’ and ‘Nasty’. When it got halfway through the nights activities another special back to back joined in on the action, this time from the main man himself Mr Alex Ridha AKA Boys Noize, and perhaps Canada’s finest export – Tiga. The thumping set consisted of Tiga’s 2014 anthem ‘Bugatti’, Mr Oizo’s glitchy mix of Boys Noize’s ‘Transmission’ and recent club banger Artwork’s ‘Don’t Touch My Acid’.
As it hit four AM it was time to bring out the big guns, this being in the shape of Justice’s very own Xavier De Rosnay. The eclectic electrotastic set included some ABBA, His Majesty Andre’s pumping ‘Peep Thong’, Junior Jack’s 00’s Ibiza jam ‘Thrill Me’, one of Stuart Price’s many alias Tracque’s ‘Motor’, Justice’s go to set saver Junior Senior’s ‘Move Your Feet’, A Trak’s mix of ‘Civilisation’ and MSTRKRFT’s epic ‘D.A.N.C.E’ mix.
The anything goes spirit continued with their own track ‘Stress’, a mini Donna Summer mash up of ‘Bad Girls’ and ‘Dim All The Lights’, Jacko’s loved up ‘P.Y.T.’, Boys Noize’s crazy ‘Jeffer’, and 80’s school disco classic Pointer Sisters ‘I’m So Excited’, topped off with Soulwax’s classic mix of Justice’s ‘Phantom pt2’.
Strip Steve and Djedjotronic rounded off the nights proceedings playing a mixture of dark techno and club anthems from the likes of Madchester fav Derrick May’s ‘Strings Of Life’ and all time indie disco banger New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’.
All in all the night was a sweaty, debauched affair, which is just how it should have been! Here’s to 10 more years of BNR!
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