The iconic Boiler Room set is an opportunity for DJs both well established and up-and-coming to flex their skills for a whole new audience and to put their best foot forward in showing why the art of DJing is so important. This year Boiler Room brought their decks to Higher Vision for a set of Irish DJs who are smashing the game both nationally and internationally.
With a line-up of ELLLL, Tommy Holohan, Cailin, Kettama, Dart and George Feely, Higher Vision’s Boiler Room stage spawned a collection of sets that are sure to re-visited time and again. Here’s our picks of the sets.
Cork-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer, ELLLL has been shaking up the Irish electronic scene over the years with her beautiful and experimental productions, her innovative work in starting female and queer DJ collective GASH Collective and her watertight DJ sets. ELLLL’s return to Boiler Room is yet another glimpse into her talents with a set that peaks with club flavours and never gets stuck in one sound. It’s a set that forces you to dance whilst maintaining enough control and experimentation to keep everything exciting.
Techno & Cans resident and founder of Rave Selekts Records, Tommy Holohan has garnered a reputation for his fun approach to music with audiences well beyond the shores of Ireland. Holohan’s Boiler Room set is a party from start to finish with a heavy rave focus pulling elements of techno, house and club together for good old fashioned dance til you drop hour.
One of Ireland’s best and most prominent techno DJs, Cailín has shared stages with the likes of FJAAK, Honey Dijon and Sunil Sharpe, the Subject DJ has built a name for herself around the world. Her Boiler Room set is full of blistering techno, industrial heaviness and deeply impressive vinyl work.