The famous Boiler Room which has been connecting the underground music scene for years, took over UNIT 51 with a killer line-up featuring some home-grown talent and international delights to light up our venue with an array of different sounds.We had the pleasure of welcoming the wonderful Meg Mchugh to host our way through the night and welcome our guests Theo Kottis, Nite Fleit, IDA, James ID and Adam Chapman.
First up we had Adam Chapman, all round cool guy who’s been producing the best minimal techno in the North East since he moved here from Brighton four years ago. The Boiler Room was one of the last sets he played in Aberdeen before hitting the road back to Brighton and let’s say it was an excellent one at that. The boy knows exactly how to please a crowd and keep a rhythm you have to dance to. In the past he has been on the warm up for numerous big names in Unit 51 and we have no doubt he has big things lined up for him in the future.
James ID, Aberdeen born and bread, has taken his music to residencies in Ibiza and the Maldives and we had the pleasure of having him play for us in his home town for this special event. He’s been all over the world playing in world class clubs like Amnesia and Sankeys and he even got the chance to play at Café Mambos which I’m sure he was pretty chuffed about. Whilst in Ibiza he was labelled as ‘one to watch’ and since then he’s played alongside Camelphat and been producing tracks that have been racing up the Beatport charts. He undoubtedly put on a hell of a show and proved to us all why he is getting well-deserved recognition.
IDA, if you don’t know this name by now then you’ve been living under a very large rock. The Finnish DJ from Aberdeen now lives in Glasgow and hosts her own night Acid Flash which has been a huge hit. She’s been praised by the one and only Daniel Avery and was featured on his Warehouse Project line up in 2018. She is admired for her collection of vinyl’s and how she can surprise a crowd with an absolute banger when they’re least expecting it. She took UNIT by storm and displayed her talent in no other way than IDA style, we were more than lucky to have her play for Boiler Room and we will most definitely be dancing with her soon.
Nite Fleit, the London-based Aussie has played Boiler Room three times before (and they are fabulous), she has been on the rise in the past few years and turning heads from the likes of Helena Hauff after the release of her joint EP with fellow Aussie selector, Mall Grab on his ‘Looking for Trouble’ label. When you’re listening to Nite Fleit, expect nothing but acid slaps, punishing basslines and old school electro. Real name, Alysha Fleiter, has gained the privilege of playing in the almighty Berghain, so having her play for us at UNIT was an absolute treat.
Last but definitely not least, Theo Kottis. This Scottish legend from Glasgow has truly earned his place in the industry by starting off as a promoter in his teens in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Since, he has taken residencies in Scotland’s most iconic clubs such as Sub Club and Cab Voliatire. In the recent years he has produced his own music, displaying his incredible ability to be able to adjust his sound in a subtle but extremely effective way. He was the main man of FLY’s ‘Beautiful Strangers’ inviting some of the worlds most renowned DJ’s to play along-side him. This was not the first time Kottis played at our home of UNIT 51, but with the layout of the boiler room set it made the experience of his music a lot more intimate and special than ever before.
This was one of our biggest events to date and it proved to be one for the books. If you were there, thank you for dancing, and if you missed out…we’ll see you for round 2.