Boiler Room reveals Sydney and Melbourne lineups

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UPDATE: Modular duo Canyons have been added to Boiler Room Sydney lineup.

Last month’s announcement that Boiler Room would be coming to Australia for the first time was big news ‘round these parts. Rightfully so, too – the UK/Europe-based initiative has a legendary reputation in underground circles, bringing guys like Caribou, Jamie xx and James Blake onboard for intimate, often secret sets that are then broadcast onto the web for all to stream. But while Boiler Room pricked a lot of ears with the news they were headed our way, the lineup was kept under wraps – until now.

Sydney’s Goodgod Small Club and Melbourne’s The Bottom End have today announced their respective Boiler Room lineups and sure enough, they’re looking good. Goodgod has brought Oneman signees Cliques, Dro Carey’s alter-ego Tuff Sherm, Perth’s Michael Ozone and Sydney local Prize on board for their January 17 show, with more locals TBA. Tickets to the Goodgod show are going for a very reasonable $20 on the club’s website – we’d advise getting in quick.

The Bottom End, meanwhile, has announced they’ve lined-up the Cut Copy DJs alongside Roland Tings, Naysayer & Gilsun, Tornado Wallace and more for their January 27th event, a week-odd after Boiler Room does Sugar Mountain. Tickets to the Melbourne show are also $20, onsale now through Moshtix. Details of the two Perth shows, however, are still under wraps – not even the venue for the pair of West Coast shows has been revealed. Check out the full Sydney and Melbourne lineups below and to get in the mood for what’s to come, relive Dixon and Ame or Skream and Disclosure’s recent back-to-back Boiler Room sets.

Sydney Boiler Room lineup

Tuff Sherm
Michael Ozone

Tickets $20

Goodgod Small Club, Thursday January 17th

Melbourne Boiler Room lineup

Cut Copy DJs
Roland Tings
Naysayer & Gilsun
Tornado Wallace
Andras Fox
Bamboo Musik
Zanzibar Chanel
Out of Focus DJs

Tickets $20

The Bottom End, Sunday January 27


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cheechvda said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Wallace and Cut Copy Djs is a wicked choice.


definedbyrhythm said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Considering the calibre of talent Boiler Room has show cased around the world this is extremely underwhelming


cheechvda said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Definedbyrhythm : And showcasing Australias talents to the world is a bad thing ?


GracePicking said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Feels likes BR is becoming a franchise.


chocstclair said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Don't worry definedbyrhythm. I am underwhelmed as well.


katiecunningham said on the 9th Jan, 2013

A sick international wouldn't have gone astray but eh, it'll still be cool.


chocstclair said on the 9th Jan, 2013

I'm sure these guys will be great anyway


scottyk82 said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Not even worth reporting. This has to be a different BR right...?


wheelo007 said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Bit of a shame that Tornado isn't gracing us in Sydney. Even bigger shame that we only got a Thursday. Don't forget that Boiler Room is a SHOWCASE of underground music for everyone else in the world to stream into and enjoy. As result, yes, it would have been nice to have some big-name underground international swing by Australia for the week to drop a set to excite us locals, but it's more about showcasing our underground djs to everyone who isn't in Australia. Let's just hope our guys can do us proud so Boiler Room comes back a bit bigger next time (and not on a Thursday please). Otherwise, I swear I'll do a puke all over the recording equipment in Goodgod and ruin it for everyone.


wholikespotatoes said on the 9th Jan, 2013

tbh the melbourne line-up is much better than i was expecting. as wheelo007 says it's showcasing local talent. looking forward to it


pomrocks said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Would have been great to have someone like Simon Caldwell, Phil Smart, Trinity, DBR, Claire Morgan, Deepchild, Christian Vance, Haul Music etc etc etc on there imo


robbz_69 said on the 9th Jan, 2013

not to mention (at least in london) although very much by chance, boiler room is free... surely syd will get an intl whos plodding about at that time last min


lizard85 said on the 9th Jan, 2013

OMG i actually cant wait for the Perth lineup to be announced now.. NOT


lou-is said on the 9th Jan, 2013

honored. looking forward to it.


scottyk82 said on the 9th Jan, 2013

Yea.. the london gigs have local underground djs. LIKE FUCK!!! Ripped off.


walkdogz said on the 9th Jan, 2013

I decided to actually check out the artists playing in Sydney and they aren't too bad at all, could find tunes by everyone but Prize. Good to see some pretty unknown producers getting a run not making run of the mill house.


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johony said on the 10th Jan, 2013

I think Cliques and Tuff Sherm are good choices. These guys are live performers as opposed to DJs, which might explain the other choices in the line-up. Perhaps more straight-up (and technical) DJs such as Simon Caldwell, Trinity, et al might be suited to another BR if it comes around again, rather than sitting incongruently with those acts above.


pomrocks said on the 10th Jan, 2013

dont get me wrong, i think cliques are great

given this is BR's first show from australia its a tough choice whether to showcase either some of australia's best long term talent, or australia's new up & coming talent......6 to one, 1/2 a dozen to the other


jimmenyC said on the 10th Jan, 2013

It's about picking those with the potential to be marketed overseas? I think that's why Tuff Sherm & Cliques make the cut for Sydney. It also falls in line with what is currently popular sound with the kids. Deepchild, has already made a name overseas. Wallace while having presence overseas is a hipster-surefire bet. Chuffed to see Prize & Gilsun on there. Aren't you relieved it's not Flume...

Anyway, Boiler Room, shmoiler room, so much good shit going on in Sydney it's just one gig less to have to decide about!


SlicyDicer said on the 11th Jan, 2013

As long as it's not cunts like Will Sparks, Heath Renata, Stevie Mink, Some Blonde DJ and all those shitfully woeful DJ's then I'm happy.


unsaame said on the 16th Jan, 2013

Well, that's a shame they don't have big names, but on the other hand, how do you get Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Rustie or Lunice to travel all the way to Australia and charge only $20 per head ? Anyway, the scene needs some fresh blood, it is all too much UK based ! Besides, it's great to have local guys showing off their talents too ! I just hope there will be a broadcast on Youtube; can't make it on a Thursday...