Upfront 087 / November 24, 2016


"The modern sound of Eastern Europe."

About this mix

This Upfront mix is dedicated to the modern sound of Eastern Europe.

Love, peace and unity.

– Artwork: Alina Vinogradova – 

Vlàdimir Strabykin

Boiler Room says...


Lokiboi's backing of his heritage is stronger than most: see his semi-regular 'Soviet Grooves' show on NTS, or his established presence in East Europe's underground rave scene.

This one though strays away from the dancefloor and looks to a weird future, rather than the – equally weird – past.

Peculiar percussive jams, crackly field recordings, low-slung house demos and more comes via OL, Lokiboi himself, some cast members of Gost Zvuk (one of the earliest, and still to this day best, of our Upfront mixes) and plenty other Cyrillic curios inside.

Gabriel Szatan

Gabriel Szatan

Gabriel is one of the show programmer/hosts, and BR's Editor-in-Chief – somehow.