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Poll Clubs 2018: Goa Club

Goa Club

Created in a space that was originally an old mechanic’s workshop next to a food market, Goa’s attendees used to queue up alongside early morning delivery trucks. The 700-capacity venue has since undergone substantial renovation to reach its current pristine state and is fully kitted out with a handmade Audio Factory soundsystem, and a custom lighting design project by artist Diego Labonia. A DJ booth that is only a slight step up from the dancefloor and no backstage area completes what is a superbly intimate space, that over the last year has booked DJs including Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos, Moodymann, DJ Stingray, Maceo Plex and Ellen Allien.
Poll Address: 
Rome, Italy
Capacity: 
700
Address: 
Via Giuseppe Libetta, 13
00154 Rome RM
Italy
Address Source: 
google
Synonym: 
goa club (rome)
Closed: 
No
Email: 
giancarlinogoa@gmail.com

Location: Rome, Italy

Capacity: 700

Website: goaclub.com

When it first opened, Rome’s Goa was in an old mechanic’s garage next to a food market, which meant clubbers queuing in the early hours while delivery vans dropped off the morning’s wares.

Since then, its renovated and embraced the multi-purpose design of many modern clubs, hosting art installations and theatrical performances alongside its underground house and techno parties. With an Audio Factory soundsystem kitting out the club’s main room, it would be easier to list who hasn’t played here in the last twelves months... Ricardo Villalobos, Moodymann, Marcel Dettmann, Dixon, DJ Stingray, Harvey and Kerri Chandler just a few of the top jocks who have.

With quality like this, it’s no wonder that famous Thursday night Goaultrabeat has been running since 1999.

 

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Poll Clubs 2018: Halcyon

Halcyon

Halcyon is something of a standalone in its native Californian scene: while most dance events are huge festival setups or giant club gatherings, this place deals in a more intimate party. The space was originally a warehouse, so retains some of that rawness and all the illicit feelings that come with it, but has been brought up to date as one of only a small handful of clubs in the world to have a Dolby Atmos system. They have also designed their own recyclable paperboard water box for the club, after seeing how many plastic bottles were piling up after each event. An “everyone’s equal” approach and 24-hour licence means parties can go long and DJs can really stretch their legs. Amelie Lens, Nina Kraviz, MK, Len Faki, J. Phlip and Charlotte de Witte have all played in the last year, and Halcyon regulars are such die-hards that you will often find them with the club's logo tattooed on their arm. It's a perfect embodiment of the close-knit, community feel the famously all-female team have strived to achieve. Add in an always adventurous and forward-looking booking policy, and you have all the things that continue to stand this club apart.
Poll Address: 
San Francisco, United States
Capacity: 
400
Address: 
314 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Address Source: 
djmag
Synonym: 
halcyon (san francisco)
Closed: 
No
Email: 
info@halcyon-sf.com

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Capacity: 400

Website: halcyon-sf.com

Don’t let Halcyon’s small size fool you: This one-room outpost roars louder than most mega-clubs around. Opened in 2016, the venue boasts the perfect formula for late-night revelry: a powerful Pioneer XY soundsystem, advanced lighting and a 24-hour license. The team behind Halcyon goes the extra mile to create a unique experience week in and week out, including décor that alternates weekly and a rotating roster of world-class artists often new to the city. Past bookings include Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Claude VonStroke, Nicole Moudaber and Skream. Halcyon also champions San Francisco’s burgeoning electronic scene, which has earned the club a strong local and international following.

 

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Poll Clubs 2018: Catwalk

Catwalk

Poll Address: 
Guangzhou, China
Address: 
163 Tianhe N Rd
Tianhebei
Tianhe District
Guangzhou
Guangdong Sheng
China
Address Source: 
google
Synonym: 
catwalk (guangzhou)
Closed: 
No
Email: 
no email

Location: Guangzhou, China

Website: facebook.com/clubcatwalkgz

Although there is a focus on table hire and VIPs at Catwalk, the club also also caters to serous dancers. Huge LED screens surround the dancefloor, with a raised DJ Booth at the far end and plenty of high spec lights and lasers beaming down from all angles, including from a hanging spaceship style rig in the centre of the room. Musically, house, techno and hip-hop are the main staples, and outside the club is a space that has vendors BBQing meat skewers if you need to re-fuel.



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Poll Clubs 2018: STUDIO 338

Studio 338

Poll Address: 
London, United Kingdom
Capacity: 
3000
Address: 
338 Boord St, Greenwich Peninsula,
London SE10 0PF,
United Kingdom
Address Source: 
google
Synonym: 
studio 338 (london)
Closed: 
No

Location: London, UK

Capacity: 3,000

Website: studio338.co.uk

Studio 338 have had a turbulent few years. Following a gutting fire in 2016, they spent a year rebuilding before re-launching in late 2017 with a whole new design and upgraded sound and layout infrastructure to host the likes of Sven Väth, Loco Dice, Guti, Marco Carola and more. Despite being known for its dance music programming, 338 is also a functioning arts space, opening most days and nights hosting events across the art spectrum. It’s the weekends though when it comes alive, with 2018 seeing parties from Music On, Sankeys, ABODE, Defected, Zoo Project and many more dance music institutions.

 

 

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Poll Clubs 2018: ZIG ZAG

Location: Paris, France

Capacity: 1,200

Website: zigzagclub.fr

Tucked away just behind the Champs-Élysées, Zig Zag was responsible for some of Paris’ most legendary house and techno parties between November 2013 and January 1 this year. Now closed, with the team behind it currently running the city’s hyped new AAA parties, Zig Zag remained a hot ticket right until its last event. Key DJs to command the less-is-more room and its fine-tuned Funktion One soundsystem in its last year included Etienne De Crécy, Agoria, Sven Väth, Pleasurekraft, Amine Edge & DANCE, and Rodriguez Jr. While its physical presence didn’t last too long, Zig Zag’s stamp will be imprinted on the city’s soundscape for years to come.

 

 

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Poll Clubs 2018: Club Galame

Club Galame

The Chinese dance music scene continues to grow at an exceptional rate, and it is because of clubs like Galame in Foshan. The soundtrack at the place is a maximal mix of EDM superstars, classic trance and electro-tinged house from Skrillex, Armin van Buuren, Coone and Paul Oakenfold. Located in the central Guangdong Province, Galame is vast in scale. The main room is a huge, church-like structure with vast chandeliers hanging down, and a nonstop mix of explosive production including CO2 cannons, smoke machines and huge screens for visuals. Despite doubling the capacity last year, the club remains packed every weekend.
Poll Address: 
Foshan, China
Capacity: 
800
Address: 
禅城区季华四路创意产业园14号楼
Foshan
Guangdong Sheng 528000
China
Address Source: 
other
Synonym: 
galame (foshan)
Closed: 
No
Email: 
clubgalame@qq.com

Location: Foshan, China

Capacity: 1,000

Website: facebook.com/ClubGalame

In a country that does little on a small scale, Club Galame is a fitting venue. The huge main theatre room, boasting equally massive background lighting and stacked system, was built to make an impression.

Understatement of the century, having first welcomed revellers in 2009, 2015 meant all-change for the address, with a complete redesign looking to celebrate the building’s heritage, while bringing the place bang up-to-date technically. A job well done, with recent sets from Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Oliver Heldens, Paul Van Dyk, Steve Aoki, and Don Diablo testament to how powerful this place is.

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Poll Clubs 2018: COLOSSEUM CLUB

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Capacity: 2,000

Website: colosseum.id

Though Tokyo and Seoul dominate the map in East Asia, Jakarta aims to put its own pin in the chart with Colosseum Club. Formerly a hotel venue, when the hotel closed, Colosseum’s founders took the whole lot over. Conducting a renovation was a Herculean task, thanks to the club’s size (over 10,800 feet); something they rose to with a Madrix LED chandelier, CO2 cannons and more pyrotechnics. Yet all this bang and bluster would be meaningless without DJs to fill the space. “The Top 100 DJs in the DJ Mag list are what we aim to have every Friday,” says Ayu Anindita from the venue. “Next up we are going to have Zedd, Andrew Rayel, Tujamo and many more.”

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Poll Clubs 2018: E11EVEN

E11even

Poll Address: 
Miami, United States
Capacity: 
1000
Address Source: 
google
Synonym: 
e11even (miami)
Closed: 
No
Email: 
tables@11miami.com

Location: Miami, FL, USA

Capacity: 1,000

Website: 11miami.com

Twenty-four/seven superclubs aren’t just for Europe anymore. The stereotype that America still has some serious catching up to do when it comes to clubland has been challenged in Miami with E11EVEN, a swanky, top-of-the-line, celebrity-laden venue that is open around the clock. The one-of-a-kind ultraclub has reimagined entertainment by splitting its 20,000-square-foot space into part lounge, part show-experience, replete with performance artists and dancers. Featuring four 24-hour full service bars, the $40 million award-winning venue books stars to match: in the past year, its stage has hosted Drake, Lil Wayne, P Diddy, Diplo, Zedd, Ludacris, Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Halsey, Dada Life, Future, Carnage, Dash Berlin, A-Trak, Markus Schulz and more. There’s something every day for those with a taste for it.

 

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Poll Clubs 2018: Home Sydney

Home Sydney

Poll Address: 
Sydney, Australia
Capacity: 
2,100
Address: 
101 Wheat Rd
Darling Harbour
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Address Source: 
djmag
Synonym: 
home (sydney)
Closed: 
No
Email: 
info@homesydney.com

Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Capacity: 2500

Website: homesydney.com

Home is Sydney’s only real super-club. It has views overlooking Darling Harbour and is spread over three floors that are constantly renovated and updated. A broad music policy sees r&b sit next to electro nights, house parties next to techno raves and plenty in-between. Production levels are high at each event and Nima Gorji, Clive Henry, Archie Hamilton, Fred P and London Elektricity have all played in the last year, making this a sure bet if you’re looking for a party down under.

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Poll Clubs 2018: CLUB SPACE MIAMI

Location: Miami, Florida

Capacity: 2,500

Website: clubspace.com

A longtime Miami staple — and fixture on our Top 100 Clubs list — Space Miami has been under new ownership for a little over a year, and the 24/7 club now feels like a fresh, inspired reboot of the iconic Ibiza outpost we all knew and loved. Space's new parents are a trio of locals who have been passionately pushing Miami's underground electronic music scene for years: Davide Danese, Coloma Kaboomsky and David Sinopoli know how to bring the world's greatest underground and indie acts to town. A highlight of 2017 was the addition of a new live music venue on the club’s ground floor (aptly named The Ground), which has already hosted the likes of HVOB, Front 242, r&b starlet SZA, and an Anjunadeep label showcase.

 

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