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Boiler Room is building the world’s first virtual reality music venue

For electronic music fans around the world, the chance to experience the best artists in dance music in the sweaty, intimate yet legendary setting that defines the Boiler Room is a far-fetched dream. Now, for those with great distance between themselves and the live streaming channel’s iconic shows, this dream may be closer than ever imagined. Boiler Room has partnered with virtual reality conglomerate Inception to build the world’s first-ever virtual reality music venue.

The VR platform’s goal will be to allow remote fans to experience what it feels like to stand within the walls of a packed Boiler Room rave. In explaining the purpose of the new venture, Boiler Room CEO Blaise Bellville said in a press release that the new venue would “bring people even closer to what it’s like being at a sweaty rave or an amazing concert half-way across the world.”

Boiler Room and Inception will be co-producing special events on the new VR music platform, which viewers will be able to experience via VR headsets from their own homes or wherever else they may choose. The first-of-its-kind club is slated to launch in 2017.

To get a taste of what this new experience may entail, below is A-Trak‘s hour-long Boiler Room set from August.

H/T: Pitchfork

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