Bloc is a multitude of things to different people. To some it’s a record label. To others it’s a trusted place to go in the heart of London to see some of the best dance artists around. And to others, it’s all of these things culminating in a yearly event held at Butlins Resort Minehead – this year being the last.

Despite Bloc founder George Hull calling these music fans (who have loyally supported this enterprise) “dull hipsters in broad daylight” in a recent Spectator article, we’d like to think instead that they are part of the backbone of what helps keeps the dance industry alive and breathing in the UK – and beyond. In this edition of our Tribes series we take a closer look at some of the folks who make up this group with a specific focus on their presence at Bloc 2016 in Minehead.


The Basic Low Down

Bloc fans are purveyors of dance music pure and simple. They primarily reside in the UK and regularly attend clubs and dance festivals to see djs and music acts such as those who played at Bloc 2016 including:

[vc_table]Alex%20Downey,DJ%20Deeon,John%20Heckle,Optimo|Alex.Do,DJ%20Skirt,Jubei,Peverelist|Altern-8,Dolan%20Bergin,Kahn,Placid|Amy%20Becker,Dom%20%26%20Roland,Kavus%20Torabi,Posthuman|Andrea%20Parker,Ed%20Chamberlain%20plays%20Bach,Kenny%20Hanlon,Powell|Andrew%20Weatherall,Ed%20DMX,Kowton,Promise%E2%80%A8|Ansome,Egyptian%20Lover,Krywald%20%26%20Farrer,R%C3%B8dh%C3%A5d|Appleblim%20%26%20Second%20Storey,Evian%20Christ,Lakker,Rrose|Aurora%20Halal,Fatima%20Yamaha,Lakuti,Rubin|Automatic%20Tasty,Flint%20Kids,Laurel%20Halo,Scott%20Fraser|Ben%20Klock,Four%20Tet,Leah%20Floyeurs,Shanti%20Celeste|Ben%20UFO,Gateway%20to%20Zen,Leif,Simon%20Lynch|Bicep,Goldie%20MBE,Logos,Skunkrock|Billy%20Nasty,Helena%20Hauff,Lone,Slackk|Carl%20Craig,Hipsters%20Don%E2%80%99t%20Dance,Lory%20D,SP%3AMC|Carlos%20Souffront,Holly%20Herndon,Luke%20Handsfree,Space%20Dimension%20Controller|Ceephax%20Acid%20Crew,Intergalactic%20Gary,Lyre,Speedy%20J|Dan%20Beaumont,ItaloJohnson,Magic%20Mountain%20High,Steevio%20%26%20Suzybee|Daniel%20Avery,Jacques%20Adda,Marco%20Bernardi,Steffi|Daniel%20Miller,James%20Ruskin,Marcus%20Intalex,Steve%20Davis|Dasha%20Rush,James%20Tec,Midland,Sunil%20Sharpe|Datassette,Jane%20Fitz,Motor%20City%20Drum%20Ensemble,Tama%20Sumo|dBridge,Jeff%20Mills%E2%80%A8,Mr.%20Mitch,Thom%20Yorke|DEBONAIR,Floating%20Points,Nina%20Kraviz,Tr%20One|DeFeKT,Jerome%20Hill,%C3%98%20%5BPhase%5D,Trade%20ft.%20Surgeon%20%26%20Blawan|Demdike%20Stare,Jimmy%20Edgar,Objekt,Ugandan%20Methods|Desert%20Sound%20Colony,Joe%20Hart,Om%20Unit,Volte-Face|DJ%20Bone,JoeFarr,Omar-S,Vril|Alex%20Downey,DJ%20Deeon,John%20Heckle,Optimo[/vc_table]

How do they sound like?

Bloc fans sound something like this, especially before they read a certain article in the Spectator:

And something like this after they read the article:

How do they look like?

Here are some photos of Bloc fans in their environment. Photos by the excellent Daddy’s Got Sweets.

Published by John Noi

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