This week at Midweek Techno we welcome back our favorite Italian boyz (who have actually lived in London for awhile). This will be the third time we’ve had theses fine fellows at Phoenix Landing and over the span of 2 years since we first crossed paths, the boyz have become legitimate rockstars, with highlights including a live performance at Love Parade ’08. With a forthcoming album on Mothership, these boyz will only continue to get larger and we feel so lucky to have them at the super intimate Phoenix, so please join us for a night of house music and wierdo instruments as Italoboyz once again set fire to the dancefloor.
To help get you loose here is the boyz set from Phoenix Landing last June.
Midweek Techno takes place every Wednesday at Pheonix Landing, 512 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. Midweek Techno is 19+ and there is a $10 cover for special guests.
Ah Italoboyz What can we say? Thank you for beating the sound system so sweetly. Thank you for dropping the exclusive edit bombs. Thank you for making us go crazy with two tracktor scratches simultaneously. Thank you for washing reverb over almost everything, and pounding of the jacking house music like the super stars you are!
If you were there to see Italoboyz beat the Phoenix Landing to pieces on for Midweek Techno 6/11/08 (Elyte’s B-day!) you know the of the dance music destruction that we speak of. Following their recent success of anthems like “Zinga “on Get Physical and “Bahia” on Mothership Music, The Boyz aka Marco and Fede have jumped feet first into a touring schedule made of dreams. We wish them the best for the summer months and can’t wait until they return.
The Boyz are back in town! We know you probably missed ’em last September, but you just hit the jackpot cause we’ve got our current favorite DJs coming to town again, just for you (well it’s also for my birthday and also cause Boston needs to hear them now more than ever). Why do we love the Italoboyz so much you ask? Well first of all “[they] don’t play guitars!“, they’re even weirder than we are and their love of weird instruments has led to them creating some of the most interestingly crazy techno/house music of the last couple years, including last summer’s breakout hit “Viktor Casanova” on Mothership, the winter party monster “Zinga” on Get Physical and the brand new jacking, John Coltrane sampling “Bahia”, which is guaranteed to destroy any dancefloor (you can hear them all below). We also love Italoboyz because they play our music and also because of their amazingly fun partytime set at the Cheap Sunglasses Afterhours at this year’s WMC that you can listen to here. But I ramble on, It’s my birthday dammit, so all of Boston better be in attendance.
Hot damn, I can’t believe we haven’t done a mixTAPE Time since last year. But hey, we’re finally back and boy do we have a treat for you. If you ask anyone who was there they’ll tell you that the CheapSunglasses afterhours at PS-14 was the highlight of WMC ’08 (shout out to The BLK|Market Membership and Udder Madness). I mean how can you go wrong when you have two rooms of underground beats, well actually one room and one super chill sunlit back patio, in a super intimate venue with only real music-heads (not the Space/Nocturnal meat-heads) from 8am-10pm. Basically you can’t, and to top it all off Italoboyz absolutely killed it with a old-school New York influenced minimal/house/garage set in the sunshine, and now we have a recording of it for you!
The Mothership Connection (Marco Italo, Tanner Ross, Fede Italo)
So I’m almost recovered from the first weekend of unofficial Boston house/techno week and here are is a quick recap for you out-of-towners/lame-ass-Boston-mofos-that-complain-that-nothing-ever-goes-on-
and-then-don’t-even-go-out-for-our-biggest-week-ever. Farina on Friday at Rise Afterhours was packed out, however he played the same jacking deep house he’s been playing for at least 7 years and when he dropped a remix of this, I had to leave. Apparently the place was packed til at least 5am so that’s a good thing for Boston, but it’s clear that people here are stuck in like 2003 at the latest.
There were alot of zombie’s out Saturday, but even Underworld & Digweed in Boston couldn’t fill the 5,500 capacity Bank of America Pavilion on Saturday (only around 1,200 people showed up, which is still amazing for this city). I wasn’t about to miss the first electronic music event at Boston’s biggest outdoor concert space, even though we live in puritan land and it only went to 11pm. When we showed up at like 7:30, Digweed was playing spaced out dopeness to like 200 people, ridiculous. But by the time the headliners went on at 9:30 all 1,200 people in there were up front going nuts, so it was still an amazing show. But of course there were NO COOL AFTERPARTIES!
Sunday was the biggest disappointment of the bunch. First, Charlie’s car overheated while going to pick Italoboyz up and dudes and their agent (big thanks to Tania from Play Kula) had to rent a car and drive up from New York, which would have been fine…but so few people showed up that even the 100 person capacity Phoenix Landing looked empty. It was all good cause Tanner’s opening set was heatrocks and Italoboyz play the most tripped out minimal with little voices and opera samples and everyone in the spot went nuts, but come on Boston, a showing like this for Pig&Dan tomorrow night and we quit bringing you the best future music in the world…for real.