Pace

I began my musical life as a guitarist and played in Boston bands like INCUS, Emma-O, the Franc Graham Band and the Pineapple Ranch Hands beginning in the 1990s. My life long love of hip-hop and my growing record collection drove me to start DJing and making beats in the mid-1990’s, which I have continued to do ever since. Over the years, I have been lucky to perform and collaborate with a long list of creative folks in a variety of musical styles and venues. Here are some of the highlights.

DJ performances

I haveĀ been a regular member of the Beat Research family for a minute now and have been playing nightclubs and dance parties around New England since the late 1990’s.

Project MUM (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

MUM 09 Logo XSM

This was an annual dance party sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council that took place under the McGrath O’Brien highway in Somerville, MA. Every August for the last few years, Todd Sargent and the VDA crew turn this small spot of lost urban space into a space-age family dance party.

Resound (2004)
Renegade Sound System Party put together by the legendary Toneburst/Beat Research crew including fellow Boston beat scientists DJ C, DJ Flack, Sosolimited, Wayne & Wax and others.

Franc Graham Band

The Franc Graham Band @ Precinct 6.22.2012

Franc Graham (vx, guitar), Jerome Dupree/Eric Paull/Billy Conway (drums), Richard Gates (bass), Pacey Foster (turntables, sampler, guitar, vx), Chris Rival (guitar, producer/engineer). This is a low rock outfit fronted by Franc Graham. We play around Boston at places like Toad, The Plough and Stars, Lizard Lounge, Atwoods, etc. We have tunes for sale at CD BABY and other places. If you want, you can like us on the Facebook.

Dubya/Darrenator

Dubya

Dubya

This ongoing collaboration with Darrenator “The Bass Creator” Beaudet has generated musical monstrosities like The Dub Box and Basslab. Using a vinyl library as our sonic palette, we mix live sampling and turntables with midi-sequencing and real time mixing and effects to generate live, electro-organic, loop-based, decompositions.

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I Fear No Weevil
Pace and Darrenator

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Muzikal Bizzites_01.mp3
Pace, Darrenator and Def Rock (freestyle)

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Da Dreidleator.mp3
Pace, Darrenator and Def Rock (freestyle)

The Pineapple Ranch Hands
Pineapple Ranch Hands CD The Pineapple Ranch Hands was a six-piece outfit that played steel-guitar-based Hawaiian style favorites from the 20’s through the 50’s and on. Mixing hulas, island chants and marches with jazz, swing and western tunes, our repertoire followed the stream of steel guitar and pumping rhythm that flows through all these styles. The band featured John “Keoni” Johnson on the big guitar, Steve “Kiwi” Bird on bass, Scott “Koka” Rogers on drums, Phil “Pilippo” Mahoney on the not-so-big guitar, Pacey “Palani” Foster on the uke, and leading the whole group gently down the stream is Tim “Kimo” Obetz on various and sundry steel guitars. Close harmony vocals and the occasional peanut gallery chorus rounded out the sound.

The Ranch Hands played clubs in Boston from the late 1990’s through the early 2000’s. In addition to a weekly residency at the Middle East Corner in Cambridge, the Ranch Hands appeared at the Boston Aids Walk and the Peabody Essex Museum and and shared the stage with acts like Junior Brown, The Wheelers and Dealers, Cranky Frank an the Cranktones, Combustible Edison, The Electric Logs and many, many others.

Little Hula Heaven

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Sweet Leilani

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Emma-O

Pacey Foster (vx, guitar) Steve Bird (vx, bass) and Scott Rogers (drums). This was a late 1990’s power trio that wrote ironic/idiotic, groove-based alterna-rock. Imagine Soul Coughing and The Presidents of the United States of America going to Chris Cornell’s house to listen to Zappa records. We practiced in the Revolving Museum in Fort Point and played at places like Mama Kins, TT The Bears, Plough and Stars, Linwood Grille, Etc.

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