According to Sander Kleinenberg, “Green Valley ain't a club, it's a mother-freakin' jungle”. And he's not wrong. But, as we're yet to launch a Top 100 Jungles poll (which, of course, this place would win hands down), Brazil's biggest club is going to have to settle for second place despite finishing top last year — but it's nought to be ashamed of.
Hidden away in the tropical hills of Santa Caterina, a clue is in the title but it's what goes on underneath those giant canopies that makes this club one of the world's finest. A favourite among EDM's biggest hitters, Armin, Angello and Morillo all pick it as their best, calling out gobsmacking production and wild, unbridled energy that is unmatched elsewhere.
Party to a lake and a swanky boutique within its lush grounds, this giant playground for adults is one to satisfy both sides of the clubbing dialectic, where Brazil's achingly pristine rub shoulders with its most adventurous — those unafraid to get sweaty.
An explosive cauldron of electronics through a hail of confetti, CO2 and ecstatically-raised hands, Green Valley is the apex of clubbing style and technology in a country where production standards are literally going through the roof. Warung, D-Edge, Sirena, Matahari and Skybar are all pushing boundaries of what's capable when it comes to sound, special effects and, most of all, spellbinding dancefloor electricity — and your votes prove it.
A lot of this should be traced back to this party emporium in the jungle, which raised the bar to an unprecedented level when it first opened its majestic gates in 2008.