Over the last few years, Brazil has established itself as one of the dominant markets for EDM in South America. Festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra and Lollapalooza have been operating in the country for some time now and exclusive super-clubs in cities like São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro have also been a force in popularising the genre.
Anzu is one such club, originally built as a glitzy Japanese restaurant and club hybrid in 1997. With a capacity for 3,000 revellers, it’s one of São Paulo biggest and it’s played host to a number of large-scale events, including the Brasil-leg of Ultra festival in 2008 as well as this year’s official afterparty for Tomorrowland.
As it nears its twentieth anniversary the club has undergone a massive redesign with a new mainstage complete with a sizeable LED panel and JBL Vertec soundsystem. In addition, the Brazilian venue also has open-air terrace where it hosts its afterparties pushing the deeper, more underground sounds of house of techno, many of which drag on long into the morning.