Spotify is launching its own awards show, logically titled The Spotify Awards, with the focus on Latin America's huge music market.
The streaming giant has stated the aim is to offer a "true reflection of what fans are listening to". The first ceremony will be held on 5th March 2020, in Mexico City — currently a hotbed for cutting edge electronic music.
In the first of our geographical deep-dives into 2019’s Top 100 Clubs poll, we explore the best dancefloors in Latin America – as voted by you – and discover open air clubs in the rainforest sitting side by side with intimate LED clad basements....
GREEN VALLEY, BRAZIL
Santa Catarina in southern Brazil has been the boom state of the South American country over the past 20 years. Its mix of fine beaches, idyllic islands, lush vegetation and newly-erected skyscrapers have made it a premier tourist destination.
Yu Yu has become the latest club to open in Mexico City, adding yet another quality-spec destination to a capital which already includes revered addresses such as Foro Normandie, MONO, and Club Rhodesia Social.
The venue is situated at Calle Versalles 94, in the Juárez neighbourhood, occupying the basement of a historic 19th-century building with enough room on the floor for 120 dedicated party people. It also lays claim to a Martin Audio Blackline X Series system, which basically means crystal clear and incredibly punchy acoustics.
Latin America has had a thriving electronic music scene for decades now. In recent years their clubs have become mainstays in our annual Top 100 Clubs poll. However – a few notable exceptions aside – Latin American DJs haven't always achieved the international recognition they deserved, at least until now.
In 2017’s Top 100 DJs poll, four Latin American DJs were listed, all of whom are bonafide international stars.
These are Latin America’s highest ranked DJs...
Voting is now open for Top 100 Clubs, powered by Miller Genuine Draft. Throughout the voting period, we’ll be bringing you exclusive coverage from some of the world’s finest clubs. We begin with a showcase of Latin America’s most exciting clubbing destinations.
Latin America’s festival season kicks off this month - with fresh events taking place across the region. So whether you want to get down on an intimate beach in Mexico or in a vast stadium in Buenos Aires - we have you covered! These are the best festivals in Latin America this year...
Earlier this year, we announced that Miller Genuine Draft had agreed a partnership with Dutch EDM star Hardwell that saw them release a series of webisodes before shooting an exclusive video for ‘Mad World’.
The next stage of the partnership sees Revealed Recordings don join MGD in Latin America for two headline I AM Hardwell United We Are shows.
It has been a huge year for Latin America in this year’s Top 100 Clubs poll, with new venues from across the region making themselves known on the global stage. This combined with the continued dominance of Brazilian clubs demonstrate that South America is a red hot place for dance music right now.
These are Latin America’s Best clubs - as voted for by you...
We are now into the final few weeks of voting for Top 100 Clubs, powered by Miller Genuine Draft. For one of our final scene profiles, we are in Panama - Central America’s southernmost country and the home of a diverse music and nightlife scene…