Ballantine’s and Boiler Room Release Unique Documentary Taking Fans on a Journey into Musical Heart of Chile – Scotch Whisky News
Ballantine’s and Boiler Room Release Unique Documentary Taking Fans on a Journey into Musical Heart of Chile
Stay True Chile” showcases the stories behind the Chilean music scene and the artists who define it, featuring interviews with influential DJs Francesca Lombardo, Dandy Jack and Sanfuentes, alongside the legendary Uwe Schmidt (Señor Coconut)
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Ballantine’s and Boiler Room today release their second unique music documentary “Stay True Chile,” part of the ongoing “Stay True Journeys” series. The documentary features stories and commentary from some of the world’s leading lights in dance music, and focusses on both the historical and modern stories behind the vibrant music scene in Chile.
Shot on location in and around Santiago, Chile, and following on from “Stay True Mexico”, the evocative piece is the second in a series of music documentaries from Ballantine’s and Boiler Room, and features a number of influential DJs and producers, including world-renowned Uwe Schmidt aka Señor Coconut, Francesca Lombardo of Crosstown Rebels and Sanfuentes. Fronted by Boiler Room host, Thris Tian, the documentary looks to unearth the roots of the Chilean music scene, delving back into the nation’s history, up until the present day, with contributions from some of the visionaries who have defined it and worked tirelessly to drive it forward.
The seven minute film charts the progression of dance music through Chile’s chequered history to its present day, where artists such as MKRNI and Sanfuentes are taking their own brand of distinctly Chilean music around the world. It also tracks the influence of Chile’s longstanding relationship with Europe, looking especially at the transition of German beats, ideas and technology into the Chilean sound with Dandy Jack, a native of Santiago and resident in Germany, giving his unique insight into the longstanding links between the two nations. The first documentary, “Stay True Mexico”, delved into the Mexican music scene and featured DJ Seth Troxler, one of the most in demand and enigmatic characters in the world of global music, alongside a host of local talent.
Peter Moore, Global Brand Director for Ballantine’s, comments: “Stay True Chile offers our global audience another exciting piece of innovative and engaging content, which offers a chance to journey into the musical heart of a truly fascinating country. Our partnership with Boiler Room has been essential in expanding our reach to music lovers across the globe and it’s fantastic to see this going from strength to strength with this latest piece of work.”
Boiler Room host Thris Tian added: “We’re travelling around the world to bring our fans the best examples of musical scenes which are shaking it up and staying true to their convictions. The latest documentary is a great example of this and there’s still more to come.”
Ballantine’s and Boiler Room announced a global partnership in February 2014. “Boiler Room and Ballantine’s Stay True Journeys” aims to discover and celebrate the stories of the world’s most vibrant music scenes, from the characters who defined them to the pioneers who are driving them forward. The partnership includes a series of one-off, local events in stunning venues throughout the year, as well as the production of a series of online documentaries and archived performances, all of which can be found at boilerroom.tv/staytrue.
About Boiler Room From its inauspicious beginnings as a lo-fi series of streamed DJ sets and live performances from a warehouse in Hackney, London, Boilerroom.tv has gone on to become one of the world’s most popular, authentic music channels, with well over six million monthly viewers and a social community of over a million. Its unique formula of intimate, invite-only events, featuring artists performing the music of their choice, via global live-stream, has already attracted artists including Thom Yorke, Laurent Garnier, Bonobo, Skream and Mark Ronson. In the last few weeks they have broadcast shows from locations including Berlin, London, Leeds, Tokyo, Moscow, Ibiza, Paris, Brussels, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles..
About Ballantine’s Ballantine’s is the No 1 Scotch whisky in Europe and the world’s No 2 Scotch whisky by volume, and the range sells over 70 million bottles a year worldwide. Ballantine’s has won more than 120 trophies and medals at international competitions in the past 10 years for quality, as a result of its unique richness of character and perfect balance. The range, from Ballantine’s Finest to the exclusive 40 Year Old, is the most extensive in the world of Scotch and is maintained by the latest in a tradition of Master Blenders that dates back to 1827.