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20 April 2016

Director Lil Internet about his video for 'Starchild' featuring Poliça
by Boys Noize

The track 'Starchild' featuring Poliça from the 4th album of Boys Noize 'Mayday' (release 20 May) was presented recently by Zane Lowe on Beats 1. Today, the video starring Poliça's Channy Leaneagh in the role of an alien-angel walking through Miami (where the video was shot) was revealed. The album 'Mayday' is dedicated to a generation which lives freedom without boundaries. 

Director Lil Internet about the background of the video:
"The original inspiration was a harrowing film released last year by artists Alli Coates and Signe Pierce called "American Reflexxx." The film, which depicts a masked woman walking through Myrtle Beach with violent results, ended up showing that Frankenstein narratives of persecution and misunderstanding of the "other" can unfold very easily in real life and in real time, even today. With Alli and Signe's inspiration- and blessing to do the video- I set up a similar scenario with Poliça in a narrative of an alien falling from space and landing in South Beach. We put her in a nude bodysuit and a clear raincoat and walked around and basically just filmed what happened. Poliça is just a naturally magnetic performer- she elicited immensely beautiful moments- and while we didn't have a result nearly as violent as Alli and Signe's film, we did end up capturing deep emotion and complicated responses in scenes that lie somewhere between fantasy and reality. There's many layers you can extract from the responses we captured, and I could talk forever about them, but most importantly I have to thank Poliça for her gorgeously ethereal- and incredibly brave- performance (there were more than a few extremely uncomfortable moments for her), to Alli Coats and Signe Pierce for the inspiration and giving me the OK to do this video, and of course for Boys Noize for giving me free reign to do several videos for him over the course of this album release, all of which were adventures in themselves. I do recommend watching American Reflexxx as a counterpart to the "Starchild" video, and thinking about what both videos say about humanity and society- and if there is anything we need now more than ever, it's empathy for the "other," whoever the "other" is to you."

Boys Noize will premiere his new show at Sonar, Barcelona, on 18 June. The musician and producer developed the spectacle together with visual artists Sus Boy and Lil Internet; it's announced that the visuals will be a narrative exploration inspired by cyberpunk, 80's industrial and surveillance in contemporary society.
Boys Noize live and DJ sets:
05.25 - Paris, FR @ Le Gaite Lyrique
05.30 - Detroit, MI @ Movement Festival
06.03 - Offenbach, DE @ Robert Johnson
06.04 - Luxembourg, LUX @ Lenox Club
06.17 - Eindhoven, NL @ We Are Electric
06.18 - Barcelona, ES @ SONAR (LIVE)
06.24 - Paris, FR @ Solidays (LIVE)
06.25 - Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane (LIVE)
06.26 - Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE @ Southside (LIVE)
07.01 - Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival (LIVE)
07.02 - Marmande, FR @ Garorock (LIVE)
07.09 - Lisbon, PT @ Alive Festival
07.10 - Aix Les Bains, FR @ Festival Musilac (LIVE)
07.14 - Bern, CH @ Gurten Festival (LIVE)
07.15 - Graefenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival (LIVE)
07.16 - Ostrava, CZE @ Colors of Ostrava (LIVE)
07.17 - Dour, BE @ Dour Festival (LIVE)
07.19 - Nyon, CH @ Paleo Festival (LIVE
07.23 - Regensburg, DE @ Zuckerbrot & Peitsche
07.29 - Montreal, CAN @ Osheaga (LIVE)
07.30 - New York, NY @ Studio E (LIVE)
08.05 - Salmo, CAN @ Shambhala Music Festival
08.08 - Madrid, ES @ Mondo
08.12 - Budapest, HUN @ Sziget
08.17 - Vienna, AUT @ Frequency
08.20 - Inverness, UK @ Groove Loch Ness
08.25 - Zurich, CH @ Zurich Open Air (LIVE)
08.26 - Dublin, IRL @ Opium Room
08.27 - London, UK @ SW4 (LIVE)
08.28 - Haarlemmermeer, NL @ Mysteryland

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