Not a muddy field in sight. Hopefully.
Block9 co-founder Stephen Gallagher told DJ Mag today (July 12) that the venue crew are designing a “brand new, stand-alone structure that can arrive in a city centre location, and is a piece of artwork in its own right from the outside, as well as a whole other world inside.”
“Creatively it’s early doors, but it takes the size and scale of the NYC Downlow, Genosys and London Underground, and mashes all of those together to make the motherfucker of all experiences.”
The Genosys block is a dystopian, 50ft high structure while Block9’s London Underground tower features a decaying council block with a tube train crashed into its fifth floor. Surrounded by the smoke of burning buildings, NYC Downlow was this year redesigned in the style of a New York City meatpacker’s warehouse circa 1982.
Gallagher said the dream is to launch in London. “We’d love it to be on the Southbank, or the Royal Docks. That’s an area that is going through a massive change at the moment, which fits the stuff that we do.”
Block9 then plans to take the pop-up to various European locations, including Berlin. No more details have been confirmed as yet.
NYC Downlow is a honeytrap for house and disco lovers, which this year saw Prosumer, The Black Madonna, Horse Meat Disco and more perform at the venue.