“Things were really exciting back then and everything was really fresh. In São Paulo we’re talking early 2000s, so this whole techno and house scene was really coming together and the first international artists were coming to Brazil, especially at Lov.e Club.”
Camboriú, Brazil superclub Green Valley has come out on top of this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll, powered by Miller Genuine Draft, after being voted for by you, the readers. Rising two positions from last year, the inimitable, picturesque club reclaimed the No.1 position, having topped the poll twice before, in 2013 and 2015.
Since opening 2 years ago, Laroc has become quickly become one of Brazil's best-kept secrets for open-air tropical clubbing.
An hour drive from Sao Paolo, the club changes up its design every 12 months and has just unveiled its incredible new look.
A fusion of the organic (thanks to the use of a lot of wood) and the futuristic, the new club now boasts huge LED panels, an all-new lighting array and a killer new sound system.
Bringing all that technical wizardry to life is an eye-catching stage designed crafted out of 580 wooden panels and three tons of steel.
Laroc Brazil has locked-in Luciano, Matador, Kolsch, Butch and more for the forthcoming season, which also includes its birthday.
It’s no secret that we love Brazil here at DJ Mag. From raves in Rio to sundown sets in Sao Paulo, there are few places we’d rather be when we think of the world’s best locations to party.
Tonight – Wednesday 10th May – DJ Mag will be streaming Seth Troxler, Louie Vega and more live from the Ballantine’s x Boiler Room True Music event in Salvador, Brazil.
The live stream – the first in a series of True Music events with Seth Troxler – kicks off at 1am BST. You’ll be able to watch it live via the DJ Mag Facebook page.
Techno maverick Seth Troxler will embark on a series of Ballantine's x Boiler Room True Music Events, kicking off in Salvador, Brazil on 10th May.
The Salvador event – which will be streamed live via boilerroom.tv and DJ Mag's Facebook – will pair Seth with local artists Renato Ratier and Fatnotronic plus house legend, Louie Vega and London DJ John Gomez.
Steve Aoki has revealed the first episode of his new TV show, Aoki's World.