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Boys Noize gives an NSA crash course in new video for 'Snowden'

Off of the new Oliver Stone film soundtrack

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 19 September 2016

Boys Noize has dropped the official music video of his special edit of 'Mayday' for Oliver Stone's Snowden.

In line with the themes of the film, Boys Noize initially released the video via 4chan's 404 page, a bank for lost data and broken links, before posting on his official Youtube channel.

Ridha, who mentioned his involvement with the soundtrack back in June, has been heavily inspired by the historical Snowden revelations. The electro producer worked with his head visual designer, LIL INTERNET, to create his new live show set up for his current tour. The production is fashioned after the cyber-dystopian world Snowden alludes to, using minimal metalwork and digital static around the performance space.

The pair collaborated again for the eerie music video, which proves itself a daunting political statement and lesson on the famed whistleblower's expositions and the current position of NSA policies. The three-minute piece is a series of flashing real-life surveillance videos and movie cuts, deciphering troubling statistics across the screen.

Boys Noize makes his stance on the issue extremely clear. The video cites that there are more employees in the NSA than the FBI and CIA, intercepting and storing over 1.7 billion emails, phone calls and text messages a day. He also makes a point to raise awareness on the tremendous invasion of privacy nations encounter on a daily basis, with the average American citizen being captured on camera 75 times per day and the average UK citizen tapping in at least 300 times a day.

The BNR label-head even goes to cite the NSA's PRISM program, which enlisted major IP companies like Google, Yahoo and Skype to track e-mails, video calls and other personal digital communications of millions without consent or due process.

Watch Boy Noize and LIL INTERNET's video for 'Mayday (Snowden O.S.T)' below.

Sydney is Mixmag's US Digital Content Editor. Follow her on Twitter here

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