German-Iraqi artist/DJ/producer Boys Noize has announced his fifth album +/- (pronounced as Polarity), as well as sharing two lead tracks - "Nude" featuring Tommy Cash and "Xpress Yourself".
"Nude" and "Xpress Yourself" will feature on +/- alongside previous outings "All I Want" featuring Jake Shears, Kelsey Lu collaboration "Ride Or Die" featuring Chilly Gonzales, "IU" with Corbin, Rico Nasty collaboration "Girl Crush" and "Buchla 100".
Boys Noize says of the new Tommy Cash collaboration, "This song is the epic result of the moments Tommy and I had together in my studio in Berlin raving till the sun came up, alternating between those opposite musical forces that drive rushes of energy: soaring melodicism and hard, atonal percussion. Catching that rare moment of Tommy singing softly is a personal highlight. "Nude" is an expression of our 2020 utopian dreams, everyone raving naked and free together in a time of social distance."
+/- will follow last year's Strictly Bvnkers Vol. 1 album that was recorded live on Twitch.
Boys Noize, real name Alex Ridha, says of the upcoming album, "The album dives into the polar tension between the musical styles and worlds I find myself in. When you combine opposites, something transcendent can take place, something greater than the two parts. And with music, it becomes a magic that can create new worlds."
He adds, "I've always been inspired by trying to integrate opposing, polar forces. There's something really thrilling in it, and it's always a secret motivation for me; building and exploring the combination of contrasts. Techno’s earliest inspiration was the idea of combining man and machine. And you can continue from there - aggression and beauty, past and future..."