Yesterday, Deep Tropics 2023 came to a close with a series of strong performances all around. Day Two ramped up the energy of each performance, seemingly effortlessly flowing from the previous night. The productions featured elaborate displays of dance and costume, lasers, smoke, and pyrotechnics on the main stage, and an eager crowd, craving to become a part of the intimate dance scene that this festival has curated.
Lux Velour took the responsibility of kicking things off on the main stage, capturing the audience’s attention and setting the tone for the day ahead. The Lux Velour performance was a testament to the festival’s commitment to showcasing emerging talents alongside established artists.
Just as the night began, our Glassetonbury 2023 winner, D!lemma, featured a dnb set that drew in a crowd from the entire park. Starting everyone out slow and steady, he increased the intensity and energy seamlessly throughout his set. No one who watched could resist dancing along and being pulled into the experience.
One of the defining features of Day 2 was the vibrant representation of Afrobeats on the main stage. Coco & Breezy, along with Major League DJZ, transported the crowd to a rhythmic paradise with their infectious beats. The audience couldn’t resist the call of the music, and even Coco & Breezy themselves were spotted grooving in the Traveler Plus area after their electrifying set.
The Lotus stage was a haven for bass enthusiasts, delivering a diverse range of sonic experiences. The liquid bass vibes of Parkbreezy laid the groundwork for the intense, bone-rattling bass provided by Veil. This dynamic showcase highlighted the depth and breadth of bass talent present at the festival.
The Meru stage boasted a lineup that left attendees in awe. The musical journey kicked off with the mesmerizing sounds of Eli & Fur, followed by the captivating performance of Hayden James. Sonny Fodera took the reins next, seamlessly transitioning the atmosphere from day to night. The grand finale of the evening was orchestrated by SG Lewis, whose magnetic beats united the crowd in a dance-fueled euphoria. The collective energy of the audience turned the stage into a pulsating dancefloor, underscoring the festival’s ability to create a shared sense of joy and connection.
A standout moment from Sonny Fodera’s set was his inclusion of “Nanana (Peggy Gou)” – a track that undoubtedly became the anthem of the weekend. Its popularity resonated with the attendees, echoing across the festival grounds and becoming a sonic emblem of the Deep Tropics experience.
As the festival drew to a close, a challenging decision awaited the attendees: the choice between two vastly different but equally captivating closing acts. Troyboi took festival-goers on a nostalgic journey with throwback hip-hop hits from the 90s and early 2000s. The result was a dancefloor transformed into a hip-hop time capsule, resonating with the rhythmic nostalgia of yesteryears. On the other hand, SG Lewis delivered a more wholesome house experience that allowed festival-goers to lose themselves in the music, embracing the uplifting energy that permeated the atmosphere.
What made SG Lewis’s performance even more special was the presence of fellow DJs, such as Hayden James and Billy Cave from Lux Velour, who joined him on stage. This collaboration highlighted the strong sense of camaraderie and mutual respect among artists within the Deep Tropics community.
As the final notes reverberated through the night, Day 2 of the Deep Tropics Festival concluded on a high note. The eclectic blend of musical genres, the electric energy of the crowd, and the unforgettable performances left an indelible mark on all who attended. With Afrobeats, bass-heavy rhythms, house anthems, and throwback hip-hop, the second day celebrated the diversity of music and the unity it can foster. The Deep Tropics Festival once again proved itself to be a haven for music lovers, a platform for emerging talents, and a testament to the unifying power of music.