Various Artists BNR Vol. 1
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
- Label: Boysnoize
- XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10
Calling Boysnoize Records the German Ed Banger isn’t exactly fair, but it’s also not entirely inaccurate. While their French counterparts may have all the glitz and glamour, BNR has the same dedication to hard-edged electro and big-room bangers. Yet while Ed Banger tunes often strike with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer to the face, the folks at Boysnoize show a definite sense of refinement and attention to detail, not to mention hints of techno and jackin’ house. BNR Volume 1 culls the best of the BNR’s surprisingly deep four-year-old catalog. The monsters from D.I.M. and Boysnoize themselves will probably grab most of the attention here, but there is plenty more for those willing to dig a little deeper.
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