On the Radar: Boston 168 – 90s Space

Italian acid duo Boston 168 make an energetic return with their latest release, 90s Space. The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight hits warp drive.

Boston 168 have been making some neat cosmic waves for quite some time now. The duo, consisting of Sergio Pace and Vincenzo Ferramosca have been on the musical map since they released their first EP as a duo back in 2014, The Drill.

The pair make their return on April 25th with their 90s Space EP, which is due for release on Dustin Zahn‘s Enemy Records imprint.

The EP features three cuts of all-out acid excellence. Anyone who has been reading The Waveform Transmitter since we started will know that we all love to be smothered in 303, so it should come as no surprise to you that this record has been getting some serious airplay in Waveform HQ.

The cosmic collection of three tracks launches with the thundering tribal kick drum of title track 90s Space. Acid squeals are teased in as that familiar sound of the little silver box enters the fray, sending the listener orbit-wards.

Haunting pads lilt towards the halfway point before the track starts its descent back towards earth at terminal velocity, crashing cymbals echoing the impact of an approaching meteor shower.

Interstellar is a message direct from our galactic overlords. Alien weaponry pulverises earth, as the percussion imagines an attack from outer space, huge acid aircraft rumble past overhead as the lead sends the planet’s leaders into disarray with messages of destruction from other-worldly beings. The track is a fast-paced, trancey affair, not dissimilar in stylings to that of Hardfloor or the recently-featured 220 Project.

Final track on the flip is Orbit, which stirs a certain excitement as you listen and are taken on a fantastical journey around the solar system, g-force pushing you back into your seat as the stars whizz past outside your craft.

Boston 168 have produced a very strong release in 90s Space. The tracks work together to create a cohesive, retro-futuristic theme that tells a real story through the medium of electronic music, which is something that all artists should be striving for.

90s Space is available on both digital and vinyl formats on April 25th. In the meantime, check out their latest podcast for Georgian nightclub, KHIDI, which features their 90s Space track at 37 minutes.

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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