Along a surface, within the empty silence of an abandoned setting, the factory noises still echo: in the beginning was the production line, then the working class of the consumer society, lastly machines and robotics as workforce. In those factory cities, in Michigan, in the UK and in the Italian motown Turin, the industrial plants have been occupied by the rave subcultures, the mechanical noise replaced by the sound of techno. Now the plants have become sound venues, and getting involved with techno can be seen as a search for a meaning for the kids who grew up in that industrial setting. In Turin, an 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: the two are 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-founded 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. They started 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 and Vincenzo’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.
The feedback of the international techno community is immense: Boston 168 published on different labels such as Enemy, Involve, Attic music, Odd/even. Around their EPs and music there is a growing interest from the whole industry which lead in 2017 to residence at Khidi club in Tbilisi, currently one of the world’s techno capitals. In 2018 to their last work that coincides with their debut on Ellen Allien’s Bpitch Control.