Genelec joined forces last month with Boiler Room to help celebrate our 40th anniversary, by staging a live event at Helsinki's Ääniwalli club that showcased some of the very best in modern forward-thinking electronic music – and for those of you who didn't catch the show live, the good news is that it's now available on demand on Boiler Room's YouTube channel!
At the outset of the campaign with Boiler Room we launched a call-out to producers to submit tracks built predominantly with saw, square or sine waves. We were swamped with entries, and so many congratulations to UK-producer LowKi who triumphed with his composition Trepanation Song – and so was rewarded with the opening slot at the Helsinki event.
Berlin-based Caterina Barbieri was next up with her beautiful and hypnotic sequencer-driven compositions, before Rian Treanor showed us why he's fast gaining a reputation as the disruptive voice of underground club music.
Pointillist impresario Lorenzo Senni (main image)from Italy delivered with a captivating set which showcased his ability to deconstruct 90s trance and techno and re-invent it completely, while Stockholm-based Peder Mannerfelt (picture below) mixed analogue experimentalism and vicious club music in equal measures.
Closing out the chaos was Not Waving, filling the floor with some of his trademark acid basslines and providing a fantastic climax to the evening’s events.
The fun is only just beginning though – check out our Science of Sound video series, shot in conjunction with Boiler Room and featuring the talents of Lorenzo Senni, Caterina Barbieri and Not Waving. These 16mm shorts explore essential production techniques and are inspired by warped cult cinema and experimental motion graphics, and will culminate in the ‘Art of Monitoring’ guide to getting the most out of your studio monitors.
View the full event in YouTube