Boiler Room’s YouTube channel is undoubtably famous for its impressive array of filmed DJ sets from the most talented DJs in the industry, however we were pleased to notice one of their latest projects online this week was taking a more educational approach; no doubtably looking to inspire potential DJs and producers to branch into the world of music production.

Boiler Room have teamed up with Finnish speaker company Genelec on their 40th anniversary to create a new series of short films on the science behind creating the sounds we hear in the music we listen to everyday, in a very visually physical way. The first episode in the series looks into the theory behind reverb with composer Caterina Barbieri by patching in old-school synthesisers and visual representations of dry and wet levels using rocks, paint and all sorts.


Speaking to It’s Nice that, Boiler Room’s Dan Canetti says, “I’d been watching Look Around You and a bunch of pulpy sci fi films like Altered States, Tetsuo the Iron Man and Scanners – and wanted to try bringing those two sensibilities together.”

“I guess my intention was to end up with something presented as an educational format about sound and physics (rooted in the aesthetics of the dodgy old science VHS tapes that used to be shown in U.K classrooms) that descends into a CGI strewn, digital psychedelic kind of set up. We licensed Stereoscopic Optical Overdrive by Yoshi Sodeoka, he makes really intense analogue feeling neo-psychedelic video pieces – it appears on some of the TV shots and is projected onto Lorenzo and Caterina’s faces.”

We’re fascinated by the stunning graphic imagery for sound technology in this first film from the series and can’t wait to see the rest, great work Boiler Room.

Source: It’s Nice That