The future of Boiler Room

Boiler Room only exists because of the people participating in the events - whether in the flesh or virtually. Because of you, we've come a long way and we're going to continue growing and adding new layers to what we do, but we absolutely need to make sure that any changes we make are right for you.

We're looking for people who can help us by answering a few questions from our survey partners and offering their opinions. OK, it's a bit of a dry questionnaire but your answers are incredibly important to us. To make up for it there'll be the chance to get hold of guest list, tickets and other good things if you participate.

And of course by joining in, you'll be helping us shape our future.

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Press / Testimonials

‘Boiler Room, a site that takes DJs from the bleeding edge of the UK underground and puts them on at an invite only secret location, broadcast to thousands watching at home online.’ Read here.

‘The talent-packed Boiler Room has become the focus of music bloggers as well as broadcast DJs and performers, who spin their stuff in a dark room, hidden within a derelict warehouse.’ 

‘It’s basically an extension, or even evolution, of London’s rich pirate radio culture. A small, sweaty room. Great DJs. The odd live performance. Red Stripe. Rum.’

‘Since its inception in March 2010, Boiler Room has had a list of guests that reads like a who’s who of dance music.’ Read here.

‘Anyone looking for the very forefront of the new music scene in East London could do much worse than to tune in weekly to Boiler Room.’ Read here.

His latest venture, ‘Boiler Room’, showcases some of the hottest and most diverse underground musical talent, streamed live over the internet to thousands worldwide.

‘Boiler Room plays a very important part in the surround culture of underground electronic music.’

‘The future of broadcasting.’

‘Music Businesses Of The Year: From a small room in Dalston to a globe-spanning brand, in just over a year Boiler Room has emerged as one of the most important broadcasters in underground music.’ Read here.

‘In less than 18 months the Boiler Room has established itself as a crucial spot for both established legends and rising stars from across the spectrum of underground dance music.’ Read here.

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‘the meteoric rise of the Boiler Room and its place in the history of global music broadcasting’. Read here.

Boiler Room takes no.1 slot in Timeout’s Best Of 2011 piece. Read here.

‘The biggest nightlife success of the past year, Boiler Room blurs the line between an online club and a radio show.’

‘A year down the line, Boiler Room is held with high regard by a generation of beat-savvy aficionados.’

‘There is always something good happening in London. It’s about finding a new platform to do what you do – see the Boiler Room sessions – which in many ways come from the same heart and soul as deviation.’

‘Owing to its early, unstoppable success, Boiler Room has now moved off of Ustream and on to its own website. It’s the 21st century digital answer to pirate radio.’

‘Innovations like the London based Boiler Room have taken that idea of a live broadcast via the Ustream medium and applied it differently. In a short time Boiler Room has grown from a concise group of people crammed into an actual boiler room of a warehouse to a weekly event broadcast live from London venues.’

‘It’s the motherfuckin Boiler Rum!’

‘Since its humble beginnings the collective have amassed quite a following and don’t show signs of giving up any time soon.’ Read here.

‘If you haven’t reached any of the Boiler Room sessions yet then that’s a problem. Nothing but vibes. I remember sitting pretty much at the first one and now its drawing the biggest numbers and names out there.’


You're Living in Your Mind

Written and Directed by Hannah Perry
Music collaboration with Giles King-Ashong (drums),
Raven Bush (violin), Mica Levi (turntables), Lucy Railton (cello)
Choreography collaboration with Holly Blakey


Urban Chaos

A particularly jittery man of the trees is sitting in the Woods
on an overturned log. He is pissed off, basically.

A little while ago he was sitting on a different log (in the same woods) and he was being generally jittery and pondering about something or another (that he now can’t remember) and as he was pondering he had absentmindedly made a model out of twigs. He took time out of his Pondering to hold the twigform up to the sunlight to admire his handywork. It looked a bit like a house or something, he thought. He isn’t a particularly handy woodsman but it wasn’t bad!

Anyway, somewhere along the way he had misplaced his piece of twig craft, bummer! He is in the woods and the trouble with the woods is that it is Virtually full of twigs, and so finding a twig sculpture in that mess is not easy. But he just couldn’t shake the feeling it held some significance.

As his eyes became weary with the strain of staring at the forest detritus he began to feel Woozy and so had a lean against a tree. As he was staring at a leaf trying to uncross his eyes he noticed something Courious made out of twigs. By this time it was sunset and the last of the days sun rays were peering through cracks in the trees. He held the twig form up to the fading sun. As he twirled it in his fingers his weary eyes began to spot resemblances to various things, a dog, a nose, a can of beer. At one point, as he twizzled it in his thumb and forefinger, he saw what appeared to be a moon rising above a tree. He then realised that he has gone cross eyed again and was in fact looking at a real tree in the distance beyond his twigform.

‘I need to go home’ he thought. As he took his first step forward he noticed something lodged in his big toe. At further inspection he realised that it was his original twig house, and it was absolutely Smashed to bits now thanks to him stepping on it.

Made in collaboration with Circuit Breaker.
Alex Rathbone (b. 1987, Middlesex) Lives and works in Glasgow. Graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009 and is currently completing his MFA at Glasgow School of Art. He works in a mixed media style to create works that deal with a range of topics.
Circuit Breaker are an industrial band, consisting of London based brothers Peter and Edward Simpson.

X Woods
Adam Lewis Jacob
X Pondering
Kuhan Vijayatharan
X Virtually
Anna Lucia Nissen
X Woozy
Michael O'Mahony
X Curious
Kim Boredom
X Smashed
Viktor Timofeev

From February to July 2015 six artists will produce new works to exist within and contribute to Boiler Room. What comes out of these infiltrations, and how they inform our experience of this context, is yet to be seen. The project was conceived of and curated by Guy Gormley and developed in collaboration with Boiler Room and the participating artists. Design concept by Amy Preston.

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(b. 1984, Chester) Lives and works in London. Works in installation, print and video. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2009 and from The Royal Academy of Arts in 2014. Continuously generating and manipulating materials, Perry develops a sprawling network of references, carefully exploring personal memory in today’s hyper-technological society.

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Alex Rathbone


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Made in collaboration with Circuit Breaker.

Alex Rathbone (b. 1987, Middlesex) Lives and works in Glasgow. Graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009 and is currently completing his MFA at Glasgow School of Art. He works in a mixed media style to create works that deal with a range of topics.

Circuit Breaker are an industrial band, consisting of London based brothers Peter and Edward Simpson.

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Rhys Coren


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(b.1983, Plymouth, Devon). Lives and works in London. He graduated in Art & Visual Culture at UWE, Bristol, and is currently completing his postgraduate program at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Working across painting, animation, sound and text, his work takes influence from music, experimental and abstract film, cartoons, poetry, people, story-telling, subculture and design. He is also the co-founder of Opening Times.

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Benedict Drew


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Mark Leckey


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(b. 1964, Birkenhead, Wirral) Lives and works in London. Graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic in 1990. Works with collage, music and video. Notable video works include Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) and Industrial Lights and Magic, for which he won the Turner Prize in 2008.

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Richard Sides
& Andrew Munks


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Where do we go when our dog pooing is eternal and our cultural oppression is dominated by yupster hybrids? Mobilised from Rotherham and gentrified by themselves, Euro - the joint product of Richard Sides and Andrew Munk - was the pathetic thesis of the neu-neutral, bioaesthetix immersion zone.

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