Skrillex and Boys Noize team up for ‘acid’ project Dog Blood?
The Boys Noize news has been coming thick and fast lately. After announcing that we could expect his next album come October, the man otherwise known as Alex Ridha has dropped his first single from the forthcoming LP, prepped a new live stage show and most recently, got on board Diplo’s BBC 1 program to deliver a 60-minute mix. But while we’ve been waiting for a new Boys Noize album and all that goes with it for a while now, this latest report from camp Ridha has come somewhat out of left field: according to the ever-accurate internet, Boys Noize may have collaborated with none other than Skrillex. The emphasis, here, is on the may.
Earlier this morning, Skrillex posted a teaser video for a track titled Next Order, attributed to an artist called Dog Blood. The 1:43 video features the logos of both Skrillex’s label OWSLA and Boysnoize Records, and is described as “MIDDLE FINGER ACID TERROR from BNR and OWSLA”. As you’d expect given the involvement of both labels, it hasn’t taken long for speculation to run rife that Dog Blood isn’t a new artist, but the name of a new collaborative project between Boys Noize and Skrillex.
As well as a league of vocal Facebook fans, Sydney electro institution Trashbags has weighed on in the matter. “Yes, they are a duo as Dog Blood,” Trashbags’ Facebook alleged. “We can confirm this.” While an Alex Ridha/Sonny Moore hook-up might not be entirely expected, Ridha has recently expressed his desire to delve into a harder sound, í la Mr Moore. “I always love to play jacking stuff and harder stuff,” he told Rolling Stone. “Right now, like in the last two years, a lot of the electronic music, or what you call now EDM, it feels too generic for me sometimes and a bit soulless.”
So far, neither Skrillex nor Boys Noize have commented on who or what Dog Blood is – so yes, this is all purely speculation at the moment. While we wait for more clues, check out the Dog Blood Next Order teaser below.