It started with a webcam in an east London basement and became a global streaming phenomenon. Since its humble beginnings in 2010, Boiler Room has brought some of the biggest names in music to living rooms across the globe, as well as shining a light on the best underground music from around the world – turning unknown artists into overnight sensations.
We’ve rounded up a collection of some of our favorite Boiler Room sessions featuring TRAKTOR DJs.
Kaytranada | Montreal
With over 6 million views and counting, it’s easy to see why this Boiler Room show by the Montreal producer is so popular: It has the perfect combination of irresistible music, infectious good-time vibes, and a wildly appreciative hometown audience that’s almost as entertaining as his set. The TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 is at the center of his performance.
Sarah Farina | Berlin
Demonstrating why she’s become such prominent name in the scene, an integral member of Berlin’s Through My Speakers collective, Sarah Farina rolls out a flawless selection of colorful bass music – the sun setting over the Berlin skyline provides the perfect backdrop. Sarah utilizes the KONTROL S4, KONTROL X1, and an Audio 6.
Sbtrkt | London
Modeselektor | Berlin
Sitting at home, desperately wishing you were there and regretting your decision to stay in for the night – it’s a common experience when watching Boiler Room. But Modeselektor’s immense party in a huge, packed-out Berlin venue takes this feeling to almost absurd levels. Featuring a KONTROL S4 and, among other things, a giant confetti cannon.
François K | London
As legendary in the DJ booth as he is in the studio, few names are more influential than François K. And his London Boiler Room set doesn’t disappoint – he segues between genres at near-dizzying speed; from techno to house, disco and beyond – all with the deft hand that comes only from decades of experience. His setup combines a KONTROL S4, a pair of KONTORL D2s, and a KONTROL F1 running STEMS.
Ill-Esha | Denver
Carl Cox | Ibiza
With a staggering 31 million views and counting, Carl Cox’s set is the most-viewed Boiler Room video in history – forever inscribing it to Boiler Room folklore. A sun-soaked Ibiza villa is the setting for the veteran DJ’s fabled set. His setup combines a pair of KONTROL X1s with CDJs.