This summer, Boiler Room and Presidente are taking a closer look at the Dominican Republic’s criminally understudied soundsystem culture through its connections to the island and the large diaspora of quisqueyanos who reside in New York City. In a new documentary titled Más Fuerte, director Sean Frank dives deep into every aspect of the scene, from its leaders to its iconic custom-designed vehicles. The film champions this subculture and uncovers the way this celebration of rhythm, heavy bass music, and dance continues to thrive in the Caribbean and the U.S. metropolis, in spite of the restrictive environment that surrounds it, from turn ups at Santo Domingo gas stations to underground battles in New York’s outer boroughs.
For its premiere, broadcast titan Boiler Room and Dominican national beer Presidente are joining forces for a massive outdoor day party set to take place in a defunct oil facility, the quintessential party spot for the island’s soundsystem culture. In addition to screening the documentary and selling Dominican food, the event will also include performances from Peruvian-born singer-songwriter A.CHAL, twin DJ duo Nina Sky, Dominican trapero Tali Goya, and Power 105.1’s DJ Prostyle with the launch party to be broadcast on the Boiler Room website. And if you think the music is too loud, remember: es ritmo, no ruido.
Watch the trailer for Más Fuerte above and RSVP for the launch party here.