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Chillout rooms

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Back in the day, every self-respecting club had a chillout room for those in need of some down time — an ambient space to lie down, kick back, roll one. But by the end of the ’90s, they had all-but disappeared. Here, Manu Ekanayake asks: where did they go? And what's the modern equivalent?

The ’90s were a boom time in dance music. Clubland’s main rooms were full of DJs going full-pelt towards rave Armageddon — something nascent superclub...