During the ongoing Covid-19 situation we’re working hard to support and create positive moments (or action) in the music community
As a brand we believe in music’s ability to bring people together, and continually support this through our True Music platform. Right now, we know that artists and the music community, like many others, are facing tough times. Mass cancellation of events and social restrictions on gatherings are impacting their ability to do what they love, and to make a living. Over the next few months we will be working on initiatives to continue our support for music and the culture we all love.
Here’s an update on the immediate action we are taking:
- We have committed a six-figure £ sum that includes 20 x £5,000 grants which will be distributed to community-driven music collectives globally who will be taking part in Boiler Room’s recently announced ‘Streaming From Isolation’ series. These grants will be given to these creative collectives to distribute as they feel best within their immediate community to support those most in need over the coming months whilst COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
- Weekly takeover days on Boiler Room channels will feature performances and content from these collectives, broadcasted to the world from their homes and creative spaces, keeping music fans connected while they are socially isolating. During the broadcasts there will also be an option to donate to The Global FoodBanking Network, for those who are able to.
- Keep an eye on Ballantine’s and Boiler Room’s social channels and boilerroom.tv for further details.
This is just the start. More to come.
WEEK 9: CLUB CHAI
We handed the reins of our weekly lockdown raves to Club Chai for week 9 of our Streaming From Isolation series. An underground electronic record label and event series, their parties showcase a range of local artists from San Francisco, USA. Click through for big bay vibes in 5 specially curated sets.
WEEK 8: BRUTAZ
Time to take it up a techno notch for week 8 of our Streaming From Isolation Series as we spotlight Brutaz. A musical collective bringing cutting edge techno born from Warsaw’s DIY scene and beyond.
WEEK 7: ANTI-MASS
For week 7 of our Streaming From Isolation Series we brought Anti-Mass collective live to screens worldwide from their hometown of Kampala, Uganda and beyond. This arts-led collective are reclaiming space for queers, femmes, artists & other minorities whilst exploring new potentials for sound and artistic expression.
WEEK 6: ROOM 4 RESISTANCE
It's week 6 of our Streaming From Isolation Series, and it's time to turn things up. From Berlin, we welcome queer femme /non-binary forward collective Room 4 Resistance to your screens.
WEEK 5: PXSSY PALACE x BBZ
It’s (almost) the weekend, let’s (virtually)party. For Week 5 of the Ballantine’s x Boiler Room Streaming from Isolation series and we have Pxssy Palace and BBZ together to bring you the sound of London– with detour through Manchester.
WEEK 4: MA3AZEF
Week 4 of Boiler Room x Ballantine’s Streaming From Isolation series is taking us to the edges of the Middle East via your laptop. Live from Cairo and Beirut we have MA3AZEF, the world’s premier Arabic online music magazine, dedicated to contemporary Arabic music. Lean back, press play, and enjoy 5 of their artists' broadcasts.
WEEK 3: DISCWOMAN
Stay-in Saturdays just got special as we bring you a legendary night of New York City beats from Discwoman. A female electronic collective and event platform from NYC, working with the biggest and most emerging female artists from around the world. Enjoy 6 very special sets from the girls running the music world stateside.
WEEK 2: MOONSHINE
Keeping those living room raves going for Week 2 is Montreal based Moonshine. An inclusive party series, they’ve been creating musical and creative spaced for the African diaspora. Enjoy 8 handpicked sets from their artists by clicking the link below.
WEEK 1: MARICAS
Kickstarting our series is a specially curated line-up of home broadcasts from Barcelona based LGBTQ collective Maricas. Watch the full showcase after the jump.