Laying solid groundwork is a key component to the success of any new endeavour. Seattle's art deco club Foundation is acutely aware of this rule. Within two years it has been fitted with a new booth/stage, followed by a lighting system redesign last summer and new permanent features added during renovation: 4 Lasers, LED Column Raps, 12 VIP Sections.
The word 'perfectionism' comes to mind, hence its repeat appearance in this poll. Conceived to lead the EDM drive of Washington State, Foundation — fitted with undulating LED wall and KV2 Audio System — has been bringing a touch of warehouse chic to Seattle since September 2012.
But those expecting the grunge/DIY ethos synonymous with this North American city, look away now. Kaskade, Bingo Players and Marshmello have all played recently, with more exclusive and intimate future bookings such as Excision and Ephwurd also thrown in to the mix.