Glastonbury’s Block9 has launched an online portal for the NYC Downlow, which features live recordings from the venue this year, alongside mixes from Genosys, London Underground and 24-hour crew bar Maceo’s, and a photo gallery from this year’s event.
The NYC Downlow was the first LGBTQ space at a British festival, and is an annual feature of Block9, Glastonbury’s mecca for underground house and techno.
Sets uploaded to the new online archive so far include Roger Sanchez, Fast Eddie, Dungeon Meat, Greg Belson and Luke Howard, with many more said to be in the pipeline.
The site also sells NYC Downlow merchandise – the same clothes that the crew wore at Glastonbury Festival – with all proceeds going to The Downlow Radio, a non-profit organisation that raises money for several charities.
Since 2007 they have given more than £57,000 to good causes including Vision Africa, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Human Dignity Trust, HIV AIDS Alliance, Disasters Emergency Committee and Sexual Minorities Uganda.
In July, DJ Mag also revealed that Block9 co-founder Stephen Gallagher revealed plans for an art installation meets music venue that they plan to open in London in 2018, before touring around Europe.
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