Since its inception in 2010, Boiler Room has grown to be one of the most integral components of the modern electronic music scene, bringing light hundreds of DJs as they show off their record collection via Boiler Room’s now famous live streamed parties. With regular instalments taking place in London and Berlin and Berlin as well as a host of cities spread across the world, Boiler Room has grown to become of the a truly cultural phenomenon over the 1000 plus live streams they have uploaded. In a year which has seen the likes of Tale of Us and Rødhåd on hand for their 5th Birthday celebrations, Boiler Room have picked out a few of their favourite parties over the course of 2015.
Action Bronson - 11/10/15
This particular instalment of Boiler Room saw them teamed up Go Pro. Couple that with the Go Pro camera being strapped to the head of lively New York rapper Action Bronson and you can image the type of experience that ensued. Known for his energetic live performances, something which we experienced first hand at Beacons Festival 2014, Action Bronson was on hand to provide one of the most memorable Boiler Room performances of the year.
Jackmaster b2b Armand Van Helden - 23/07/15
Over the years Jackmaster has carved out a reputation as being one of the top selectors in the world, which is even no easy job considering he does not have any of his own productions to help reinforce his popularity. Throw him in with one of his idols, American house legend Armand Van Buren, and the Boiler Room that followed was certainly one to remember. Catch Jackmaster at Lost & Found and Hideout Festival this summer.
Awful Records – 17/06/15
Boiler Room’s first trip to Atlanta saw them welcome the Awful Records collective to provide one of the stand out parties in 2015. The label had been growing in stature over the course of the year due to their prolific output of records which pushed the boundaries of Hip-Hop to realms similar to that of Odd Future and Captain Murphy / Flying Lotus. With their reputation as clear movers looking to shake up the Hip-Hop game, this 2-and-a-half-hour live show gives the perfect insight to what the Awful Records crew is all about.
Boiler Room: Stay True South Africa – Black Motion
Boiler Room’s exploits in South Africa provided one of the most unique live streams of the calendar year highlighted the strong dance music interest the Country holds. Welcoming one of the biggest names in the South African scene, Black Motion which is made up of duo DJ Murder and Thabo, this particular Boiler Room showcases some of the most impressive drumming to say the least.
Boiler Room Collections - Dam Funk 19/08/15
The Boiler Room Collections series showcases DJs records in a little more laid back manor than usual. This instalment takes us through the music library of legendary G-funk producer Dam Funk as he picks out some of the finest funk and disco cuts. Known for his work with the likes of Snoop Dogg and other stars of the G-funk era, Dam Funk guides us throw some of the grooviest tracks in his collection accompanied by one of the smoothest voices in the business as he gives us the lowdown on each.
Boiler Room 5th Birthday: DJ Muro & DJ Nori – 05/11/15
DJ Muro and DJ Nori were on hand to supply a selection of classic tracks from the Boiler Room Tokyo as 5th birthday celebrations were in full swing. A frim favourite of Boiler Room parties over the course of the year.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of Boiler Room