When it comes to EDM, everyone has heard of Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and Ultra. What you might not have heard of is The Boiler Room. Traveling discreetly from city to city, it may have already come through your town in just the blink of your eyes. Maybe it is because you have to “know someone who knows someone” to get in. Or quite possibly, you thought you had better plans on a weeknight. Either way, it’s one of those guest list type of parties that isn’t just advertised everywhere, and you have to be on the list to get in.
What makes The Boiler Room unique is that it’s a live music stream featured on their website, www.boilerroom.tv, which is played in an array of small underground warehouse buildings – or maybe in a suite at the top of the W hotel in London – not your typical club or large venue you’re used to. Spanning across the globe, popular cities are London, Berlin and L.A., but The Boiler Room has made appearances all over the U.S. If you are one of the lucky 100 or so guests that someday get to witness a live performance and not just their YouTube stream archived section like most of us resort to, then you are in for a treat like no other.
Depending on your taste in music, the set by The Gaslamp Killer touches on so many genres we did not know what to think; our jaws were wide open hearing his 75 minute live mix. The energy this guy brings to his live sets and the dance floor literally flows from your computer screen to your headphones or speakers. Unfortunately, you can’t view the video anymore as it was made private, but the live stream can be heard on The Boiler Room‘s Soundcloud channel, and we’ve got it right here for you.
The Gaslamp Killer is a perfect example of someone from the “underground scene” who has made a name for himself and has been able to use The Boiler Room as an outlet to advertise and show off his music to the world.
Now maybe The Gaslamp Killer is a little too much for you, or it doesn’t suite your tastes. Well, how about a party at the top of the W Hotel suite in London with Skream & Disclosure? Yes, please! And we bet anybody else would love this party because their back-to-back set is nothing short of amazing. A 5-star hotel, fancy drinks, pillow fights and new music is exactly what anyone would love to experience. You could stream the video on your smart tv (if you have one, or your computer may suffice), invite some friends over and have your own Boiler Room party as if you were right there with them!
The Boiler Room, whether it’s top-named artists or somebody you’ve never heard before, should be added to your list of places to get music from. Their simplistic site archives past mixes so you can search any artist, or see up-and-coming sets as well. You may never know when The Boiler Room will pass through Seattle as it did in 2012, so stay up to date with Dance Music Northwest and we’ll keep you in the loop.
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