A NEW STREAMING CHANNEL HAS ARRIVED, ATTACKING THE MUSIC SCENE WITH A MUCH MORE RELAXED APPROACH THAN NORMAL.
Ironing Board Sessions is a relatively new idea, with the view of becoming a central hub for all genres of underground music. Here is what the founders have to say about it.
There’s always been that time… It’s 5am in the morning, you’ve just left Fabric ears still ringing and you’ve met this guy that’s got a set of decks. He convinced you it’s an excellent idea to have an after party in your one-bedroom flat in Hackney above a Dixy Chicken. £40 down from the grand tour of London collecting his equipment, the suns starting to peak through the crack in the curtains and you’ve got a pile of DJ gear sitting in the middle of the room. Where are you going to set it up? The coffee table is going to give the DJ a broken back, you’ve got no room in the kitchen, what on earth are you going to do?
Out comes the ironing board. It is the pinnacle in any DJ’s set up, from after parties to midweek mixing, you name it, that ironing board can be erected at any time, with a set of decks chucked on top.
And that’s how it started. A set up thrown together in someone’s bedroom, add yourself an iron into the mix as a steam cannon, a camera and some decent music, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for quite a comical live steam.
The Ironing Board Sessions wants to remove the barriers between the DJ’s and the audience, portraying a much more relaxed attitude towards music. Everything is so serious nowadays, and the guys behind the idea are hoping their slightly comical attitude towards the industry is taken as a breath of fresh air.
So far, they’ve had tech house duo Truth Be Told, who are really killing the scene at the moment. Their latest remix for Eddie Amador on Yoshitoshi Recordings reached number 33 in the Beatport charts a few weeks ago! Secondly, Kent based DJ Micky Crist was invited to the studio. Fresh from his set at The Winter Social festival, Micky has been curving the Kent and London scenes with his unique blend of vocal and tech house. The most recent stream was a Drum and Bass special, with friend and a real spearhead in the drum and bass scene at the moment, Mollie Collins. She’s supported acts such as High Contrast, Sub Focus, Andy C the list goes on, as well as her latest bootleg of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You,” gaining massive support and Radio 1 plays.
With an already strong catalogue of guests that have featured on the show, you can expect big things to come from the Ironing Board Sessions. Potentially in the future, you can see a Boiler Room style live streamed event taking place, but of course, still being set up on ironing boards.
Check out their social media below for all of the previous streams and steamy content;
Instagram – @ironingboardsessions
Twitter – @ironingboardsesh