DT608 – Italoboyz
Since arriving to London at the dawn of the new millennium, the duo of the Italoboyz have become renowned for their unique sound, with energy and flair that traverses their DJ sets and productions alike.
Their journey together began in 2002. With a taste that holds no bounds and an obsessive passion for crate digging, we can still hear these eclectic influences thirty years later. Multifarious genres, from funk to jazz, hip-hop to classical, and a whole spectrum of house, have all influenced a sound unique to Italoboyz.
It was their mutual immersion and passion for music that led to a fascination with the musical process. No longer just appreciating records at face value, a process of discovery and exploration began. Every aspect of a track would be meticulously analyzed, the antithesis of a then organic process of reproduction; playing along to a piece would lead to hours of improvisation, an aspect which would later influence their future endeavours. “What we look for in music is timelessness. When a track truly transcends the era in which it was made, it really becomes an entity of its own”. This appreciation of music as objective, rather than subjective, was an early indication that the pair planned on sticking around.
Focusing on musicality, integrity and longevity, the duo has released to universal acclaim. Never the types to sit around, they have released over 100 tracks, between original tracks, collaborations and remixes, with a career just tipping the decade mark.
Representing their main source of musical output as well as becoming a platform for collaborations and emerging talent, it’s another insight into why the ‘Boyz are tastemakers and trendsetters in their own right.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Super-housey set for a super hot sunny summer Berlin studio day!
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
There are a few… some of them are out now and will be released in the next 2 episodes of Superfiction Recordings
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Summer vibe, positive and uplifting music!
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
We just came back from a tour in Colombia and Peru, where each and every gig was special in it’s own way. If I had to pick one, for the location, for the energy, for the special “something” I would say the Mushroom club in Cuzco, Peru!
What have you got coming up?
Superfiction Recordings… 6th of August – Episode 13th available digitally, and 7th of September it will be a vinyl only release! Watch out for it.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Follow Superfiction Recordings, our own platform, the output where we release 100% what we love, without external filters…
1- Martin Patino – Immigration – Play label records
2- Special Case – New York – Serialism Records
3 – Italoboyz Vs Blind Minded – Ella Svarion (original mix) – Superfiction recordings – OUT September 7th
4 – Reda Dare – Politics of Dancing – A2
5 – H17 – Play to win (MBros edit) –
6 – Italoboyz – Freccia Italo – Made in Italy Music (out in October)
7 – Bodeler – Phylipop – Psyfunk
8 – Durant – Club der 999 – Superfiction Recordings (out on August 7th)
9 – Cobert – Tyulia Dogmas – Partisan
10 – Bruno Furlan – Deep inside – Exploited ghetto
11 – Italoboyz Vs Blind Minded – Piano Control (CJ Scotto Moody mix) – Superfiction Recordings
12 – Tomas Rooge – I Ce – Gosu006