Location: Itajaí, Brazil
Few clubs allow you to party as immersed in nature as Warung, which turned 15 at the end of 2017. The famous beach club has architecture inspired by Indonesian open-air temples and music plays until the sun rises. When it does, it first appears through the cracks in the wood at one end, until it eventually floods the club with light and makes for one of dance music’s most special moments.
With views of the beach, and hidden deep in the Atlantic forests, it is only accessible by a winding path which adds to the allure of visiting. Boasting two dancefloors, the club — which also hosts events at places like BPM, ADE and Watergate Berlin — has welcomed a real who’s who of DJ royalty again in the last year, from Solomun to Lee Burridge. Next to them, key residents Aninha, Albuquerque, Ale Reis, Boghosian and many more back up the headliners and give the locals and visitors what they want — enchanting, deep and organic soundtracks of emotive house and techno. The club’s own in-house label deals in much the same and helps make this a real party paradise.