German electronic music producer and indie label Boys Noize spoke with Nicole Pajer in this 2016 episode of the Recording Academy's interview series Buzzin', at Village Studios in Los Angeles. "I get most inspired by sounds," he said, and likes to express himself with new sounds, often combining older ones to make them. As a 90s kid he grew up devoted to Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy, and then as a DJ became expert in house music and collaboration. Now, on stage, he is a solo act who sometimes misses having a band, but instead he has a "super-crazy synced" stage set-up that lets him be spontaneous while controlling an orchestra of gear. Calling it his "most dynamic" album, Boys Noize released Mayday the year of the interview, in May 2016. He also called Berlin "the techno city" and said he thinks there is a "similar attitude" in common between "the spirit of punk and techno."