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Watch Diplo Perform at Boiler Room’s London Headquarters

Diplo

Diplo recently stopped by the Boiler Room’s London headquarters to drop a DJ set.

The Mad Decent boss’ hour-long performance featured tracks from African and Brazilian artists, alongside club favorites like Drake, Migos, and Cardi B. Diplo also threw in tracks from his groups Major Lazer and Silk City, his collaboration with Mark Ronson.

Watch above.

Tracklist (according to 1001Tracklists.com):

1. Aero Manyelo – Tshunga
2. Daft Punk – Emotion – DJ Mauboussin Bootleg
3. Mr. Eazi – Leg Over – Major Lazer Dub
4. Davido – Skelewu – Major Lazer & Wiwek Remix
5. Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MO – Cold Water – ID Remix
6. Olamide – Science Student
7. DJ Mujava – Township Funk – Ashley Beedle Africanz On Marz Re-Edit
8. Kelis – Milkshake – Kandy Remix
9. Jay R Neutron – Know Me
10. Michael Brun – Jalouzi
11. Major Lazer ft. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, & Quavo – Know No Better
12. Babes Wodumo ft. Mampintsha & Danger – Umngan’wami
13. Bhizer ft. Busiswa, SC Gorna, & Bhepepe – Gobisiqolo
14. Babes Wodumo ft. Mampintsha – Wololo
15. MHD – Afro Trap Pt. 8 (Never) – ID Remix
16. ID – ID
17. Migos & Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee
18. Drake ft. Rihanna – Too Good – Liam Keegan Remix
19. Gama – Everybody Ready
20. SOPHIE – MSMSMSM
21. MC Neguinho do ITR – Popotao Grandao
22. MC Rafa Original, MC Taliba, & DJ P7 – No Beco
23. Major Lazer ft. The Partysquad – Original Don – ID Remix
24. Anitta, MC Zaac, & Maejor ft. Tropkillaz & DJ Yuri Martins – Vai Malandra
25. FlipN’Gawd – Brazilian Wax
26. MC Fioti, Future, J Balvin, Stefflon Don, & Juan Magan – Bum Bum Tam Tam
27. Migos – Narcos
28. Cardi B – Money Bag – Lazy Flow Afro Funk Edit
29. Migos – T-Shirt
30. ID – ID
31. Benga & Coki – Night
32. Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody
33. ID – ID
34. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – La Vela (Prende La Vela)
35. Orlando Voorn – In Da Jungle – Chocolate Puma Remix
36. ID – ID
37. Afrojack & Quinten De Rosario ft. Jessie K – Bald ‘N’ Hairy
38. Jude & Frank ft. Toto la Momposina – La Luna – ID Remix
39. ID – ID
40. Karismae – ID
41. Silk City ft. Daniel Merriweather – Only Can Get Better

Related: Watch Tropkillaz and Major Lazer’s ‘Loko’ Video Feat. MC Kevinho and Busy Signal

Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Cut Chemist, and J. Espinosa Perform on the Boiler Room

Invisibl Skratch Piklz

Invisibl Skratch Piklz
Invisibl Skratch Piklz perform on the Boiler Room in Oakland, California. (Photo credit: Tone Def)

The Boiler Room took a break from their usual electronic and hip-hop acts to host a turntablism party on Tuesday night. The show, which went down in Oakland, California, featured sets from the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Cut Chemist, J. Espinosa, and Great Dane. Representing the ISP were DJ QBert, D-Styles, and DJ Shortkut.

The night was kicked off by Great Dane, a member of the influential Team Supreme production crew. The Fullerton, California native put down 45 minutes of trap and future bass.

J. Espinosa, the 2015 Red Bull 3Style US champion, followed with an epic set of Bay Area hip-hop and turntablism. The crowd loved it, and so did Cut Chemist, who performed after Espinosa.

“That’s a tough act to follow,” the Jurassic 5 member told the crowd when he took over the turntables. As one fan on Twitter put it, “I’ll never hear Bay classics the same way after hearing what J. Espinosa did to [them]…”

Cut Chemist lived up to his name by dropping a creative and technical performance using both turntables and CDJs. His set included hip-hop, breakbeats, African music, and a guest performance from Blackalicious rapper Gift of Gab. It was the perfect segue into the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, who took the crowd to outer space and beyond.

Watch the entire show below.

Related: J. Espinosa: Must-Have Items in My Bag

Watch Craze and Jon1st’s Boiler Room Sets

Craze

On Tuesday, the Boiler Room London hosted Craze, a three-time DMC World Champion, and Jon1st, the 2013 DMC Online World Champion. The event, which was their debut on the show, was intended to put a spotlight on the art of turntablism.

Jon1st opened with an hour of drum and bass and glitch-heavy tracks, while Craze dropped an hour of hip-hop and bass music, including his usual critique of modern DJ culture.

Watch both of their performances above (Craze’s begins around the 1:01:10 mark).

Related: Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 3’ Mix

Watch DJ Jazzy Jeff’s ‘Boiler Room’ Set

DJ Jazzy Jeff

In January, the Boiler Room hosted its debut show in Philadelphia for the last stop of their “What’s Brewing” series with Budweiser. Naturally, they summoned Philly’s own, DJ Jazzy Jeff, to showcase what’s going on in the City of Brotherly Love.

In his two-hour set, Jeff bounced through genres, from hip-hop and reggae to rock. The iconic DJ threw down various techniques, including scratching and juggling. He also played classic tracks as lead-ins to the songs that sampled them. Fans in attendance were treated to a unique experience, getting to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the legend.

The set was originally uploaded with performances from additional artists, but the audio was out of sync with the video. However, Boiler Room has now uploaded a corrected version of Jeff’s set, which you can watch above.

Related: Watch a Recap of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s ‘PlayList Retreat’ Event

Watch A-Trak’s Turntablist Set for the Boiler Room

A-Trak

A-Trak began his recent Boiler Room set in New York by asking the audience, “who wants me to do some different shit tonight?” The crowd screamed, and the Fool’s Gold boss proceeded to throw down a turntablist-friendly performance of mostly hip-hop and trap. His entire set was weaved together with creative scratches, juggles, and tone plays, making it one of the most technical performances we’ve seen from him in a while.

It should be noted that, while A-Trak has achieved fame by producing house anthems and playing at festivals, he hasn’t abandoned his turntablist roots. He could easily ignore the technical side of DJing and still be successful, but he chooses to integrate turntablism into his sets on a regular basis. And though A-Trak is praised by the open-format and turntablist communities for his technical ability, his dedication to advancing and promoting the culture should be applauded, too.

Watch below and take notes.

Related: A-Trak Discusses the Current State of DJing

Watch Just Blaze’s Throwback Set for Boiler Room


 
Two weeks ago, the Boiler Room threw a party in London to explore the intersections between soul, hip-hop and house. One of the highlights of the night was a set by Just Blaze, who has produced classics like Cam’ron’s “Oh Boy,” Jay Z’s “Public Service Announcement,” and Fabolous’ “Breathe.”
 
Though Blaze is best known for his work in hip-hop, the New Jersey native grew up on house and has even released some of his own house productions. Considering his diverse background and in-depth knowledge of various musical styles, it only makes sense that the Boiler Room would enlist him for such an event.
 
Thankfully, like all Boiler Room sets, Blaze’s entire performance is now available to stream on YouTube. Watch his hour-long set above, which covers various eras and genres, including soul, house, and hip-hop.
 
Related: Just Blaze Interview with DJcityTV

Teeko Performs on Boiler Room


 
Last month, San Francisco’s Teeko threw down an impressive set for Boiler Room packed with originals, collaborations, and live remixes. The 45 minute performance was further proof that his controllerist skills are on the level of masters such as Enferno and Shiftee.
 
For those who don’t know, Teeko was a co-designer of Vestax’s Controller One turntable. He was also featured in DJcityTV’s San Francisco episode of the “Cutting Room” last October.
 
Playlist:

Teeko – Leads The Way
Teeko & J-1 – Green Smoke
Teeko – King S#it
Teeko – Radical Mind
Teeko – Dawg
Ohio Players – Funky Worm
Salva & Ruckazoid & Teeko – Funky Worm Flip
Ruckazoid – You a Hoe – PSK – Instrumental
Salva & Ruckazoid & Teeko & B.Bravo – GhettoBlasta
Baauer – Baddest – Teeko Live ReFreak
Salva – Say Hey
Starship Connection (Teeko & B.Bravo) – Sweat – Instrumental
Teeko – Tell The DJ – Instrumental
Teeko & B. Lewis – $ on Tha Flow
Teeko – Rock 1x
Ruckazoid – Workin Up a Sweat
Teeko – Always The Little Things
Teeko & Salva & B.Bravo – Freakin U

 
Related: DJ Woody x Vestax Controller One

45 King Performs on Boiler Room

45 King
Today at DJcity we’re celebrating Throwback Thursday with a recent Boiler Room set by legendary hip-hop producer and 7″ encyclopedia, 45 King.
 
While known for producing his classic breakbeat “The 900 Number” and remixes for Gang Starr, Eric B. & Rakim, and Digital Underground, 45 King has also produced modern hits such as JAY Z’s “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)” and Eminem’s “Stan.”
 
The New Jersey native’s hour-long set features a variety of hip-hop, soul, and funk classics, some of which contain famous samples.
 

 
Download the audio here
 
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