Techno was created and developed far away from the mainstream. The underground sound got its deserved popularity in the past few years but there is a lot of movement in sound with sub-genres and a lot of talent you may not hear about.
We believe underground producers and labels deserve special recognition, so we will be dedicating our new feature series to this cause.
This week we will have a look into the italian scene and a representative of the underground scene, a duo focusing on psychedelic, acid and techno vibes. They are Boston 168.
In Turin, industrial and musical manufacturing city, Boston 168 is born, formed by Sergio Pace and Vincenzo Ferramosca, an analogic duo that through sound production aims to redefine a peculiar field of the electronic sound, Acid Techno.
Boston 168 is a laboratory of sound crafting: Sergio Pace and Vincenzo Ferramosca are two electronic researchers, who have spent years working on vivisecting sound in order to create new solutions for the techno substance. In 2010 the two young producers co-found Old and Young label: a combination of the experience of Gambo with their fresh point of view in order to redefine the basis of techno.
The two young producers start working on their live set: as a result, they irradiate with cosmic warmth the dawns in warehouses, ex-industries and clubs, taking their audience on techno voyages at traditional speed, looking for new gravity spaces and sound blackholes. Sergio Pace and Vincenzo Ferramosca’s meticolous work mixes up the acoustics of the traditional machines which made the history of techno, Roland Tr909, Tr707, Tb303, Avalon Abstrakt Instrument and other technological hardware.
Boston 168 published on different labels such as Enemy, Involve, Attic music, Odd/even, Bpitch Control, along their EPs and music, which has attracted great interest from the whole industry.
In 2022, due to the particularity of their trippy and spatial sound, artists as Anfisa Letyago and Sam Paganini trusted them to remix the tracks of their own labels, N:S:DA and JAM.