DJ Boring gives us the rundown of his favourite spots in London
DJ BORING‘s story is one that as an aspiring producer, I really admire. He’d been quietly producing in his bedroom before one of his friends encouraged him to put something online. That track he put online was ‘Winona’, one that’s basically catapulted him into the world of lo-fi house across the globe. At the time of writing, it currently has over 4.1 million views on YouTube.
Since that moment, he’s relocated to Europe, played shows with the likes of DJ Seinfeld, Palm Trax and in the process, has become a world renowned producer too, moving and shaking across the globe.
2018 has seen him put out a four track EP, For Tahn, with Bristol label Shall Not Fade. The EP feels like a defining moment for him, being potentially his strongest work yet. He finds ways to actively play with melody (something he really has a knack for) over a bunch of jazzy cuts, which makes for both excellent music to listen to and music to dance to.
He’s coming home for the new year with a run of shows across the country, including an appearance at Red Bull Music‘s Friday night Lost Paradise pre-party going down on the 28th of December.
As he’s been offshore for a while now, we thought it’d be cool to see how he’s settled in overseas, so he’s put together a guide of some of his fave spots to visit in London.
Rat Records, Camberwell
I discovered this shop when I first moved to London, it was almost directly below my flat. It’s a really cool second hand record store that stocks basically every genre of music. If anyone knew me they would know that I am obsessed with old house tracks and I’ve found so many of my records here. They sell some records for £2 which is also a very nice bonus, if you dig hard enough and go in regularly you can find gems like I have (For example, Blaze – Lovelee dae).
Federation Coffee, Brixton
Obviously I had to put a coffee shop into a mix. Coming from Melbourne and having a background in hospitality having been a barista, GOOD coffee is a very important part of my daily routine. This cute little cafe in Brixton reminds me of the quality from back home, Also a good excuse to stroll through Brixton Market.
Corsica Studios, Elephant and Castle
When I do get the very rare chance of going out on the weekend when I’m not touring or have a night off, Corsica Is one of my favourite spots to hit up. They always manage to curate a good lineup with amazing DJs and producers. It was the first club I visited in London and will always be my go to because I just love the vibe and people who go there.
The Tiger, Camberwell
Literally 10 steps from my front door, so this is my local pub because it is convenient. Luckily for me this place is actually really cool. Always filled with a great selection of ales and have fantastic taste in music. It’s the perfect place to grab a beverage with your friend and go watch the football, not to mention they sometimes have a DJ playing vinyl only on the weekends!!
Borough Markets, Borough
I love to cook at home and eat high quality food, so I’m constantly looking for places that sell fresh organic meat, produce and other ingredients. This is something that has been passed down to me by mum, so Borough Market literally has everything you could ask for. It also has delicious food stalls and restaurants if you want to grab a quick bite! (The fish and chips are notoriously good).
Red Bull Music Presents: A Night With
Friday, December 28
Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley (18+)
Lineup: Peggy Gou, DJ Boring, Andras, Human Movement, Jono Ma, Andy Garvey, Toni Yotzi.
Entry with four-day event Lost Paradise event.
Intro by CAITLIN MEDCALF