Every week leading up to Electric Zoo 2012, VIBE will introduce you to a banger-producing-party inducing DJ that will make Randalls Island shake like a polaroid picture on speed come Labor Day Weekend. This week on the decks is Boys Noize.

Berlin-based producer, Alex Ridha – aka Boys Noize, is a DJ and label owner who is known internationally as a one of the most vital electronic artists in the biz. With an Independent Music Award under his belt, three consecutive times Best Electronic Artist on Beatport, as well as producing with the likes of Kelis and The Black Eyed Peas, we still have much music to look forward to from the barely 30 year old. He’s coming to NYC for a set at Electric Zoo, Labor Day weekend, so get ready for some serious noise.

VIBE: Describe your sonic style for an EDM novice in one sentence.
Raw, powerful, techno-punk, no cheese.

What does being on the lineup at Electric Zoo mean to you?

Who do you draw inspiration from?
Kraftwerk, Daft Punk and Alva Noto.

If you could choose any artist in the world (living) to collaborate with on a track who would it be?
Ralf Hütter & Florian Schneider

Who are you listening to you on your iPod right now?
Gonzales “Solo Piano 2″

Finish this sentence: “Electric Zoo is a festival that…
I’m going to turn it into a real zoo!

Boys Noize announced last week his his third album Out Of The Black to be released on October 2nd worldwide via his own label Boysnoize Records. The first rousing track from the album called “What You Want” heard below.

If you missed the unleashing of Laidback Luke and Flux Pavilion, click on the related articles below. See you at the Zoo!