Watch a Boiler Room Film on Principe Records
The film is from Boiler Room and Ballantine’s Stay True Portugal series.
Boiler Room and Ballantine’sStay True Portugal took place back in June, featuring performances from Buraka Som Sistema, Batida (DJ Set), Dengue Dengue Dengue, DJ Marky, DJ Firmeza b2b DJ Nervoso, and DJ Maboku b2b DJ Lilocox. The event aimed to explore “the dynamic cross-pollination of African sounds and Portuguese dance music,” with a spotlight on the artists at the forefront of the scene.
While there, Boiler Room and Ballantine’s spent some time profiling Principe Records, one of the foremost labels pushing the forward-thinking Lisbon sound. The resulting video—which you can watch via the player above—centers on DJ Maboku, DJ Lilocox, DJ Marfox, DJ Nervoso, and DJ Firmeza as they discuss their personal sound, origins, and the label’s imitable style.