Ballantine’s and Boiler Room have been committed to showcasing the best of underground music for several years now, reflecting the constant development of the underground music scene and putting emerging artists centrestage. Following on with this tradition, this year they launched the first edition of the Boiler Room No Headliners festival. Bringing together a carefully curated selection of new artists across four genres, the festival ensured that the walls of Peckham would shake over the span of its four day run.
Ballantine’s co-presented Boiler Room’s bass night of the Boiler Room festival, with the shared ‘no headliner’ vision. Across the festival, Boiler Room carefully curated a selection of new and legendary artists across four genres, ensuring that the walls of Peckham would shake over the span of its four day run.
Ballantine’s bass night of the festival brought to the crowd an immersion into the UK born and bred genre of bass music. If there’s one thing that the underground community can commonly agree on it’s probably the fact that bass is impossible to label. Originally a mixture of dubstep, house and grime, the genre has quickly become an experimental playground for artists bringing in more and more external influences. Electro, trap, skank, afro-house…. there’s a familiar rhythm for everyone when listening to bass, which might explain why the genre was able to grow so easily within the international club scene.