Boundary is the alias of Josué Suero, an eighteen-year-old Dominican artist who mainly works with music inspired by several genres including outsider house, acid house and other artists associated with a lo-fi, DIY aesthetic. Mixing both visual and musical components, Boundary explores and experiments with sound as a trigger for experiences and brings to mind producers such as early Aphex, Four Tet, and Ross From Friends. Notable industry tastemakers have said that “ while the comparisons to Ross With Friends and company are not far-stretched, the producer is very much in his own lane doing his own thing.”
We’d like introduce Boundary and the first single from his upcoming EP ‘Asociación De Loops Para Un Dia Mejor’. Listen to ‘Me Pudiera Dejar De Importar Todo!’ now. Released via LA based Point Records.
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
I’m based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and it’s really active and diverse, there’s really something for everyone here and it’s cool that there’s an actual sense of community since most venues are very centralized in the Zona Colonial.
How did you first start playing music?
I began making music around late 2014 with Logic and i didn’t really understand it much, I then found about Ableton and began using it and started figuring out little by little watching youtube videos and spending whole days trying out all the features and things you could do.
You’ve recently transitioned from your last EP, Aerodynamics of Multimedia, into your new project, Asociacion De Loops, Para Un Dia Mejor. What changed in the creative process and what influenced the sound and songwriting on this project compared to ADOM?
Most of the songs in ALPPM are based around small melody loops in which i keep working on until it becomes something quite complex.
All the artists from April Records (specially Opiate) are a huge inspiration in this EP for me, i really do think their blend of ambient, trip hop, and IDM is very unique and sounds very special to me.
Where and when did you record?
I recorded this back in March of 2019, at my home in Santo Domingo.
What programs/instruments did you use?
I used a Yamaha DX100, an Omnichord OM-84, + some CR-78 samples, all the sequencing done through Ableton Live.
Who did you work with?
I worked on the artwork for this EP alongside my brother, Ottmar Suero, you can check out his work here, everything else I made by myself.
What did you find most challenging and rewarding during the creation/recording/production?
I think the most rewarding thing about this EP is that there was no challenge, everything just kinda flowed at the moment of writing these songs and it felt very personal. All of these songs were recorded in one night and it really did work to let out a lot of feelings and thoughts I had to myself for a while.
What’s the goal of ADLPDM, what’re you trying to accomplish with this project?
I wanted to give myself a break from the more uptempo and complex arrangements I’ve been working on and I also wanted to explore the arrangement style of Fantasmagórico (2017) and combining it with new concepts and ways of arranging I’ve learned.
What prominent visual aspects influenced the audio on this project?
Lots of Y2K and late 90’s influences here, especially early 2000’s artworks for ambient and minimal music.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
These past few days I’ve been listening a lot to Leandro Fresco, Isabelle Antena, Dettinger and Dan Curtin to name a few.
What do you like to do away from music?
I’m really into photography but I like to keep most of the things I shoot for my friends and myself.
What’s planned for 2019?
I have a lot of releases cued up for 2019, so stay tuned ! will also be back in Ensenada for some shows this summer, and more stuff coming up.