So cult clubnight the Boiler Room has evolved somewhat since its inception over a year ago now, with everyone from Jamie XX, Yasmin, SBTRKT, Jessie Ware and just about anyone whose made a name for themselves over recent months all passing through for their glorified minutes of fame. As an online phenomenon which recieves love from all angles of the globe, its not always about consistantly moving forward but rejoicing in those classic sessions with the DJ’s who have, to date, gone down proudly in the Boiler Room hall of fame.
Although Boiler Room is now 70-odd sessions deep there is one man who repeatedly comes back and brings Corsica to it’s knees every single time, and for dedicated subscribers you’ll know him as South London’s very own DJ Oneman. For anyone whos witnessed this guy in motion you will be hard pressed to find anyone who mixes it up in quite the same way – grime, house, funky, jungle, hip-hop, you name it, the dude will spin it.
This time out Oneman and his long-serving hype connoisseur Asbo opted to showcase the unfamiliar flavours of Old Skool US Hip-Hop and R&B, opting to blend everything from Mya, Kelis, Bobby Valentino & Soul for Real through the beginning phase of his set. For regular Boiler heads the Londoner does bring it back to more familiar territory with dosages of Hudson Mohawke & Dark Sky later recieving a welcome spin-out, overall however its a 45 minute mix of classic proportions.
A setlist that would turn any civil hangout into a party, if Oneman continues to take the fine art of deejaying to another level and persistantly produce set’s of such diversity and unpredictability, it may just be about granting the dude some sort of residency. If it ever was to happen there would be no one better.
You can stream the set in all its glory below.