Thursday, May 30, 2024

Boiler Room and Ballantine’s will be celebrating a decade of their partnership under True Music with a series of 10 events across the year. The celebrations will give music fans around the world direct access to some of the most exciting artists across 10 diverse music communities who are shaping global music culture today. 

Boiler Room and Ballantine’s will be returning to Johannesburg, South Africa, home to one of the partnership’s first ever shows, for their biggest party to date. Taking place on May 2024, Saturday 11th the multi-stage, multi-genre event will be split across three stages, True Music Allstars (names and headliners from previous shows), True Music Forward (emerging artists from across the globe), and True Music Spotlight (a local artist showcase varying from newcomers to established). These billings include Masters at Work, DBN Gogo b2b Tyler ICU, Shimza, Toccororo b2b Safety Trance, Scorpion Kings, Coco Em b2b Kampire, WondaGurl, Seyi Vibez, Maglera Doe Boy, Pona Colada, Dlala Thukzin, Rosa Pistola, BADSISTA b2b EVEHIVE, River Moon, Omagoqa, Dlala Thukzin, Rosie Parade b2b Phatostoki, KMAT, Char, and FS Green.

“From being right at the heart of the amapiano movement as it was gearing up for global domination, to capturing the next wave of Spanish DJ talent who are now truly globetrotting, to showcasing Kenyan gengetone on home turf, to bringing the street sounds of Mumbai into a club setting for the first time Joe Howard, Senior Programmer for True Music Studios words – This project has been fearless in its dedication to championing global innovation, and has come at a time where regional scenes are simultaneously infiltrating popular culture and club culture”.

Boiler Room is an independent music platform and cultural curator, connecting club culture to the wider world, on screen and IRL through parties, film and video. Boiler Room started with a webcam taped to a wall, opening a keyhole into London’s underground. Since 2010, we’ve built a unique archive spanning over 8000 performances by more than 5000 artists across 200 cities, reaching more than 283+ million per month. Today, we remain true to that history. We support emerging artists. We tell stories from the fringes. We connect local dance floors to the wider world.

Guests can sign up for the True Music Johannesburg show at this link, with further events across the globe to be revealed throughout 2024.

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