Glastonbury is the greatest festival on the planet. We're not actually putting that up for debate either, it's the most dazzling show on earth and one where the phrase 'seeing is believing' has never been so apt. The music is wide-spanning and all encompassing, the surroundings are mesmerising and the adventure is undeniably epic, like that of a Lord Of The Rings-esque mission with less imminent dread and more loved-up frolicking.
One of our favourite areas of the festival is Block9 and we're not alone in that sentiment. This year the crew, helmed by Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher, celebrate ten years of eye-popping set design, show-stopping visuals and impeccable curation. The section of the site boasts numerous highlight venues like Genosys, the burnt-out building structure with Inception-style visuals beamed onto the walls, The London Underground, which literally has a train coming out of the venue and The NYC Downlow, quite possibly the most glorious nightclub in the entire world.
To really ramp up the excitement for this year, we must first take a look back to last year and the thought alone has us shaking with anticipation. There were some real stand-out sets at Block9 in 2016 but one of our favourite pairings was that of Brawther and Tristan Du Cunha, two regulars when it comes rolling out fierce, show-stopping house.
Having been affiliated with the Block9 crew for a considerable period of time as residents, the pair have played The NYC Downlow for the last five years in a row at Glastonbury, therefore they're no strangers when it comes to keeping the hottest joint in the festival bumping. Under their Dungeon Meat guise in the Downlow, they keep things decidedly fun and rolling and when they appear on Genosys, they keep it techy and heads-down, a vibe that suits the dystopian environment dancers strut their stuff in.
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