Watch: Skream and Disclosure's back-to-back hotel room set
Sun 18th Nov, 2012 Newsin
Sometimes, marketing people come up with genuinely cool ideas. Case in point: hotel chain W Hotels and party streaming site Boiler Room recently teamed up to launch Do Not Disturb, a series of DJ-led “ultimate hotel after parties” in London, Paris and New York. The London instalment of the project had some big names on the bill to bring the party into the wee hours: Jackmaster and Loefah went back-to-back, as did Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Friendly Fires. But the biggest set of the night belonged to dubstep’s leading man Skream and UK duo Disclosure.
The 70-minute back-to-back set kicked off with Aretha Franklin’s Get it Right and between the two acts, spanned less bass-y territory than you might expect: Jessie Ware, Prince and Arctic Monkeys all getting an airing. With the whole thing taking place in a Leicester Square hotel suite surrounded by what can’t be more than 100 people, it sure was an intimate set. But thankfully for those of us who weren’t part of the select crowd, the whole thing has been made available for streaming. Watch an exasperated Skream try to work turntables covered in pillow fight fluff (“I’m fucking allergic to feathers you c*nts!”) with the Boiler Room video or tune into the audio alone through Soundcloud below.
If you’re keen to back Skream and Disclosure’s cranker up with another hotel room set, you can also watch Dixon and Ame’s 75-minute impromptu hotel room party, filmed by the guys at Boiler Room last month.