There was a time when DJs were confined to nightclubs, bars and occasionally festival stages. But there is an emerging trend of transposing that club experience into something unique and interesting.
And if you are going to all that trouble, it makes perfect sense to bring a film crew to capture the action. Enjoy 4 live DJ sets from unique, incredible locations, which are most certainly not nightclubs!
SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO FROM A STUNNING IBIZA ROOFTOP
Our DJ Mag HQ Ibiza series sees us tracking down unique outdoor locations for some of the island's biggest DJs to throw secret parties in. Here Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano hold court eight floors above Ushuiaia Tower hotel during the famous Ibiza sunset.
FATBOY SLIM AT THE BRITISH AIRWAYS i360
Our friends at Cercle are at the forefront of shooting in unique locations, especially in their native Paris, where they have shot at Charles De Gaulle Airport and on top of the Arc de Triomphe, to name just two. Last week, they travelled over to Brighton, England – the hometown of Fatboy Slim – for an exlcusive Fatboy show in the British Airways i360 Viewing tower on Brighton Beach, which was live streamed to DJ Mag's Facebook page.
DE CAPO LIVE FROM A CLIFFSIDE IBIZA BEACH BAR
Rising South African DJ and producer De Capo opened our DJ Mag Ibiza show with Black Coffee last summer at Sunset Ashram. The jagged cliffs of Ibiza's Calle Conte beach provided the perfect location for listening to slick, emotive house music as the waves rolled in beneath.
MATTHEW JONSON LIVE FROM AN ABANDONED BERLIN SPY TOWER
If there is a more fitting location for Matthew Jonson's mechanical, industrial techno than this former Cold War listening station, then we've yet to see it. Be-At-TV kicked off their OFF/BEAT series with this live performance at Teufelsberg in Berlin, breathtakingly shot from the air.