The genesis of Boiler Room is humbling. In March 2010 Blaise Bellville sent out an invitation to the NTS Radio founder, Femi Adeyami, so that the two may fuse their artistic brain waves to create a mixtape.
At the time Bellville was the editor of a publication called Platform. The pair, in true DIY fashion, taped cameras to walls of a boiler room that existed within the walls of Platforms offices. Such a simple concept would soon evolve into one of the most groundbreaking ventures in dance music history.
It’s been seven years since that first video was uploaded, and in that time Boiler Room has streamed performances from the biggest and most underground names across the entire spectrum of music. Experimental, hip hop, grime, techno. Genres from a range of different cultural backgrounds come together to be celebrated throughout the world.
Some exceptional acts have had their performance beamed to thousands throughout the globe. Here’s a few of our favourites from the last few months.
07 / 07
Black Coffee @ ADE
South African artist Black Coffee is what’s described as a “cultural phenomenon.” His fusion of jazzy house and the sounds of his native country result in a beautiful, seductive groove that cannot be ignored.
A true creative genius at work, Black Coffee made an appearance at the ADE Boiler Room in Amsterdam, in collaboration with Bridges For Music. On point as usual, Black Coffee delivers and then some with a set packed full of captivating grooves and infectious tribal flavour.