Every year, the scope of our Top 100 Clubs poll gets wider and wider. What began as a European-leaning list is now a diverse and inclusive group of clubs from almost every corner of the planet. And each year, new clubs pop up in emerging and established dance music markets alike. Here are five new clubs aiming to break into 2016’s Top 100 Clubs poll, powered by Miller Genuine Draft.
Set to kick off on 3rd and 4th October in Shanghai, followed by Shenzhen on 21st and 22nd November, Budweiser Storm Festival is China's favourite EDM event.
The brainchild of trance-turned-EDM king Tiesto and China's own Jane Zhang, the festival will feature a track penned by the pair as its signature tune, the euphorically titled, 'Change Your World'.
If you need proof that China is an ever-rising force in the global dance market, look no further than the ever-higher climbing Myst (which stands for Moving You, Stunning Trip). Located in Shanghai, the club is mindful of the world’s perception of the city, which tends to be nostalgic and rose-tinted, smoky and opulent.
As such the club is resplendent with the sort of features you just don't get at clubs over in The West: chief amongst these are a vast, back-lit water curtain that flows endlessly off to one side of the main room. As well as that, VIPs are catered for with no fewer than seven private party rooms and there are also lots of 3D mirror walls throughout the place.
The music is just as showy, and often relies on trance and EDM mega-stars for its kicks, whilst a glut of state-of-the-art technological features, lights and lasers, as well as tons and tons of confetti, often add drama to each party occasion. The last year has seen Tiesto pack the place out, Fedde Le Grand get people’s hands up and Steve Aoki doing whatever it is he does these days.