Seth Troxler

10 May 2017
21:00 UTC

Our True Music journey with Señor Troxler & Ballantine's begins on the North East coast of Brazil in Salvador — Bahia's capital and the centre of the country's deep African heritage. It's here that Seth & Boiler Room have curated a showcase to kick off his international trail with a punch: an open-air party with Louie Vega, John Gomez & more.

Not only a homage to Brazilian music culture worldwide, it's a show that celebrates the first collaborator on Seth's True Music EP: Sao Paulo's top boy Renato Ratier.

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Seth Troxler & Renato Ratier in Brazil

83 days ago

Our True Music journey with Seth aims to get to the heart of his values: finding common ground with like-minded artists around the world through a shared love of music, dance & food. It's a trip that'll see him reaching Brazil, Russia & Poland — and connecting with long-term friends on creative collaborations in each place. 

His first leg launched from Brazil & brought him back into contact with Renato Ratier, a good friend of his & an entry point into Brazil's scene. Watch Seth tell the story of their friendship, speak of life on the road and try his hand at Brazilian salsa.

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Seth Troxler "Junkyard Tool (Renato Ratier remix)"

90 days ago

The first cut of Seth Troxler's True Music EP comes from Renato Ratier, founder of Sao Paulo's D-Edge & one of the most crucial DJ’s in Brazil's ever-growing electronic music scene. On Seth's track "Junkyard Tool", Renato has created a deep afterhours remix: dubby, winding & peppered with uplifting, nuanced details. Released with a music video shot at sunrise across Salvador's coast with a crew of local capoeira dancers, it represents both the unique character of the Bahian city and Ratier's position as an icon of Brazil’s nightlife.

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Seth Troxler

110 days ago

The first leg of Seth's True Music tour launched in Brazil with an amorous dance on Salvador's marina. Deep, dubby house par excellence from the word go.

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Renato Ratier

110 days ago

Watch Sao Paulo's top boy Renato Ratier close out our showcase in Salvador – and with a Robert Miles encore, no less. Chapeau.

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Louie Vega

111 days ago

NYC's pioneering papa Louie Vega came correct in Brazil. A bonafide master at work.

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John Gómez

111 days ago

Firm BR favourite John Gómez is one of London's best-kept secrets – find out why.

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111 days ago

Sao Paulo's disco edit kings brought the magic in Salvador.  


Seth Troxler

Seth is obviously one of dance music's party powerhouses but he's no mere hedonist. Ever since he established himself in the late 00s through a run of oddball house records, he's become known as a man who absorbs a wonderfully deep well of influence, thoughtfully & deliberately. From Latin soul to deep rhythmic body music, his musical choices take influence from the whole breadth of the globe. We're kicking off our tour with Seth in a place where a lot of these decisions find perfect fusion. Prepare for a tropical fiesta.


Louie Vega

Make no bones, Little Louie Vega is one of dance music's most important figures. Together with Kenny Dope as Masters At Work, he defined house music's identity in the 1990s, taking the genre to a global audience. He defiantly mixes everything he puts his hand to—house, hip-hop, funk, disco and jazz—into a universal groove. Much of his effusive charm is in the fusing of his Afro & Latin roots into everything he does— a commitment to representing the origins of the most vital music cultures worldwide. As Louie's passion for Brazilian music specifically has been a career constant, we're delighted to bring him back to one of his many spiritual homes.


Renato Ratier

As founder & resident DJ of one of Brazil’s finest clubs in D-Edge, Renato Ratier has become a natural figurehead for Brazil's electronic music scene. A larger than life character, he has blazed the trail for the last 15 years, maintaining his club as home for progressing night culture in Brazil. A long-term friend of Seth, Renato steps up as the first collaborator on his True Music EP — expect something bold & unflinching.


John Gomez

John is one of London's best-kept secrets. The Madrid-born selector is an asset to the culture: host to Rush Hour's show on NTS Radio; co-founder of the Tangent parties with Nick The Record; and routine resident at London's audiophile venue Brilliant Corners. John's wide-reaching sets cover soul, funk, afrobeat and (most beloved to him) a deep well of rare & rigorously dug Brazilian music. Indeed, his compilation of contemporary & electronic Brasilian music for Amsterdam's Music From Memory is one of the most critically noted reissues of the year. Tune into his set for an education.

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For some years now, Sao Paulo duo Fatnotronic – aka Gorky & Phillip – have been responsible for giving new energy to classic & obscure Brasilian sounds. Now internationally renowned for their disco edits & expert knowledge of Brasilian disco & boogie, their totemic rise saw strong support from 2ManyDJs especially, but also DJ Harvey, Fatboy Slim & Diplo. Their sets cover the whole gamut: veteran Latin soul; synth-heavy disco; all the way up to full-wrought body house. Prepare for a trip.


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