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Poll Clubs 2019: Club Galame

Location: Foshan, China

Capacity: 800

clubgalame.com

Galame have followed up last year’s Top 100 Clubs debut by cracking the poll once again. And like last year, it’s based on a relentless diet of EDM, trance and electro house, with industry legends Armin van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold joining relative newcomers including Marshmello, R3HAB and Zedd. The club in the central Guangdong Province, near Hong Kong, is just as impressive as the booking policy, with the huge church-like main room offset by dramatic archways, towering chandeliers and an AV setup that would rival most festivals. And with major updates planned for 2019, including doubling the club's capacity and more support for their six resident DJs and four MCs, the future is looking very bright indeed.

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Poll Clubs 2019: Encore Beach Club

Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA

Capacity: 3,500

encorebeachclub.com

Part of the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, Encore Beach Club takes the idea of luxurious pool party to the next level. Featuring day and night time events, three separate pool areas, in and out of water lounge chairs and iconic palm trees surrounding the water, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything else like Encore. With bookings including Galantis, Diplo, Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus, plus 2019 residencies by The Chainsmokers and David Guetta, it’s no surprise that Encore Beach Club is one of the most desirable club experiences in the US and one of the Top 100 Clubs in the world.

 

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Poll Clubs 2019: CHROMA

Location: Incheon, South Korea

Capacity: 3,000

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Another brand new entry to the poll and another win for Asian superclubs, which have begun to occupy a sizeable chunk of the poll over recent years. Based in the Paradise City resort just outside Incheon International Airport, Chroma isn’t just an added bonus to a luxury getaway but a verified belter of a venue. The club, which boasts an indoor swimming pool floor, food hall, VIP booths and a main dancefloor fitted with eye-popping laser-infested globes, only opened in late 2018, but has already brought over names such as Afrojack, Danny Avila, Nervo and Steve Aoki, and can even host festivals in its expansive outdoor surrounds.

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Poll Clubs 2019: FABRIK

Location: Madrid, Spain

Capacity: 4,500

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16-years-young and still fresh as a baby, FABRIK remains one of Madrid’s crown clubbing jewels, and continues to set a high standard for nocturnal options across the whole of Spain, with a music policy can’t be easily pigeon-holed and high-spec tech to boot.

Over the last 12 months, the venue has seen some significant alterations and improvements, including the addition of a new open-air stage and dancefloor, plus extra indoor space known as the Club Area, with its DJ booth situated in the centre of the room. Bookings, meanwhile, have been heavyweight as ever, from Carl Cox, Modeselektor and Jeff Mills to Jamie Jones, Adam Beyer and Joris Voorn, with residents Cesar Almena, Nuke and Raul Ortiz, a.k.a. Overman, representative of the in-house talent.

Club-night CODE continues to do it for the techno heads, while NATURA brings housier edges to the heads down tones, running on Sundays throughout summer. This is also one of the regular homes-from-home for Elrow, another name in this year’s Top 100 Clubs poll, welcoming some of the brand’s most spectacular productions to take full advantage of a custom-designed soundsystem by Tecnare — more than enough to thump it out.

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