PIONEERING ELECTRONIC ACTS FROM ACROSS EUROPE PAIR UP WITH LOCAL ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS IN RUSSIA, LEBANON, BRAZIL, AND SPAIN TO DELIVER THE THIRD TRUE MUSIC EP ALL BROADCAST LIVE ON http://truemusic.boilerroom.tv/
In January, Boiler Room x Ballantine’s announced True Music: Hybrid Sounds, a three-continent tour which will pair some of the electronic music scene’s most original live acts with their more traditional, instrumental counterparts in four of the most musically and culturally diverse cities in the world.
Visiting Moscow, Sao Paulo, Beirut and Valencia, the tour will explore the exciting possibilities at the intersection of electronic and acoustic music, uncovering what happens when two distinct music genres collide.
Now in its third year, Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music is all about supporting artists in realising their own creative ideas, to build something completely new and authentic. This latest project takes it one step further, encouraging artists to move outside their comfort zone. They’re pairing not just with artists that they’ve never worked with before, but ones that they might never otherwise cross paths with - acoustic artists who operate in a completely different field and approach their productions from a completely different view point.
True Music: Hybrid Sounds will see four lead producers collaborate with local musicians in each of the cities on the international tour, to create exclusive new tracks that challenge the perception of modern day genres. A blend of synthetic and organic sounds, each track will feature on the True Music EP released on digital and vinyl later this year.
Taking the helm in each country:
- Russia: London-based brothers Overmono, performing under their joint moniker, with a distinct sound that encompasses techno, ambient and UK hardcore. Individually, the pair are better known under their respective solo names, Tessela and Truss.
- Lebanon: Dutch innovator Dollkraut, whose unique style of lo-fi house and electro-disco defies categorisation
- Brazil: French musician rRoxymore, known for her leftfield sound, use of synths and samplers and her ability to oscillate between classic house and psychedelia-tinged techno
- Spain: Renowned Bulgarian producer and DJ, KiNK, voted Resident Advisor’s favourite live electronic artist in 2016, experiments with hardware in his DJ sets and production to create nuanced, unexpected house and techno
Kicking off in Russia on 15th February, Overmono will be joined on the show line up by:
- Derrick May
- Pavel Dodonov
The story behind each collaboration will be brought to life through behind-the-scenes documentaries featuring intimate performances and ‘making of’ footage. These films will explore the creative approaches of the producers and put a spotlight on each city’s local music scene.
The final city in the tour, Valencia, will play host to the third True Music Forum, details of which will be announced in the coming months.
Blaise Bellville, Boiler Room Founder & CEO said of the project:
"The third instalment of our True Music series with Ballantine’s will see us take the project to the next level, challenging the artists that we work with to go even further in creating new and authentic music. Live electronic performance is bigger than it ever has been, with more and more artists bringing their kit out of the studio and into the club. This explosion of live electronic performance will be celebrated in our events series, but brought to life even more through our documentary series and the tracks themselves.”
Tom Elton, Ballantine’s Head of Music added:
“We’ve visited Russia, Brazil and Spain a few times with True Music and each time it’s a completely different experience. The scenes in each country change from city to city which means there’s always something new to offer and create. But Beirut is a first for us, so we’re extremely excited to get under the skin of this incredible city that’s often overlooked as a music destination. The collaboration is all about continuously delivering new and exciting music for our fans, wherever they are in the world, and this project’s combination of unexpected artists and locations will do just that and will make for one pretty special final EP.”
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