Boiler Room & Ballantine’s global True Music initiative returned this year, taking it one step further with the Hybrid Sounds project.
This time, a 7 month genre-bending global tour that has challenged some of the world’s most exciting electronic music acts to collaborate with their more traditional, acoustic counterparts, to create exclusive new tracks that challenge the perception of modern day genres.
Across Moscow, Beirut, São Paulo and Valencia, we’ve facilitated four unexpected artist collaborations, live shows, panel discussions and original productions.
Read on to see what became of the project.
• TRUE MUSIC HYBRID SOUNDS EP •
The True Music Hybrid Sounds EP is the culmination of our journey through these vibrant cities. Cataloguing the blend of synthetic and organic sounds, it is a truly exciting and unique record, featuring: KiNK x Big Menu & Kyne, rRoxymore x Teto Preto, Dollkraut x Zeid & Mai, and Overmono x Solo Operator.
Check out the videos linked above, stream + download the whole EP free on SoundCloud.
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• IN THE STUDIO •
In each city our artists collaborated on new original material, crossing the boundaries between digital and analogue, machine-made and instrumental. Watch behind the scenes footage from KiNK x Big Menu & Kyne, rRoxymore x Teto Preto, Dollkraut x Maii & Zeid &Overmono x Solo Operator as our True Music artists created the tracks for the Hybrid Sounds EP.
• PARTIES •
All sets from the True Music: Hybrid Sounds tour now available to watch in full — ft. the likes of Derrick May in Moscow, Derrick Carter in São Paulo, Chaos in the CBD in Beirut,KiNK and Octave One in Valencia & plenty more.
• FORUM •
During the final stage of the Hybrid Sounds tour in Valencia, we staged the fourth instalment of the True Music Forum –– an evening of discussions concerning the music industry’s future.
The three sessions explored social media and trolling in music, a conversation with Warp Records’ Nightmares on Wax & the rise of AI in music.
• & THAT’S A WRAP •
A four-legged journey, four huge parties broadcast globally, an evening forum and a True Music EP. S/O to everyone involved for an unforgettable trip.