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True Music Studios

Broadcasting local sounds and ideas from around the world.

Moving music culture forward together.

Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Studios is a series of global residences covering unique scenes from eight different countries, with a simple mission: bring fans back together on the dancefloor. Each residency will be unearthing the freshest sounds from each city with big names in the scene hitting the mic, along with community events hosted by local promoters, and educational talks and seminars led by industry pioneers.

Taking place across eight countries – Russia, Spain, South Africa, Ukraine, Cameroon, Colombia, Kenya, and the USA – True Music Studios will feature live performances, workshops, educational events and community experiences curated by cutting edge collaborators who are pushing local music scenes forward.

From Ms Nina curating a New Wave Perreo and Spanish Rap extravaganza in Madrid, to DBN Gogo bringing you Amapiano from Johannesburg and Kedr Livanskiy coming in live from Moscow’s Club, Hip-Hop and Alt-pop scene, audiences can look forward to pioneering headline acts as well as special guest appearances by those defining each local scene.

It wouldn’t be a Ballantine’s event without whisky. So we’ll be bringing along some of our mixology experts to host cocktail and whisky experiences including masterclasses and tastings.

Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Studios Dates:

Moscow, Russia: 30th November – 9th December ’21
Madrid, Spain: 18th – 27th January ’22
Johannesburg, South Africa: 22nd February – 3rd March ’22
Kyiv, Ukraine: 22nd – 24th March ’22
Nairobi, Kenya: 12th – 14th April ’22
Yaoundé, Cameroon: 3rd – 5th May ’22
New York, USA: 24th – 26th May ’22
Medellin, Colombia: 28th – 30th June ’22

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Safe Dancefloors Policy

Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music events are spaces where everyone should feel safe, free to express themselves and belong.

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True Music

True Music

True Music is here to represent & celebrate music communities, and the people that make them thrive. Giving a stage to the most exciting emerging talent.

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