Annie Mac thinks that modern clubbers' obsession with using mobile phones in clubs is ruining raves.
In a recent interview with Music Week, the Radio 1 presenter said that clubbers’ constant need to document their entire night was ruining the vibe of many nights she had recently played.
"I noticed a distinct difference," she said during in the new issue of Music Week. "That difference was phones - it was next level.
"There was this constant kind of need for documentation of the night and it just killed my fucking vibe.”
Hamburg has bested international dance meccas Berlin, Amsterdam and Miami as the best night out in the world. London barely cracks the list at number 26.
The study was conducted by Hostelworld. The site “took the local resident’s expertise to measure the quality of things to do, friendliness of locals, safety, ease of getting around, and cost, to discover which city can be crowned nightlife royalty!”
The top five is completed by Copenhagen, Berlin, Dublin and Amsterdam. San Francisco is the highest United States city on the list, at number six.
Chicago house innovator Larry Heard has blasted services like Instagram and Snapchat for turning club culture into a weird kind of "leering" exhibitionism during a recent interview with The Guardian.
During the 80s, clubs were important safe space for minorities, mainly gay African American men, to express themselves without fear of retribution or discrimination.
Clubbers at Factory 251 in Manchester were forced to support the ceiling above their heads yesterday morning (13th February), when a large piece of plasterboard collapsed mid-rave.
The UK government has released a new whitepaper focused on fixing the country’s current housing crisis, and buried away in the annex is a spot of good news for music lovers.
What a week for London culture! Following the news that Fabric will reopen, it has been announced that a new 5000-capacity venue will open in the capital early next year.
Named Printworks London, the multi-room, multi-purpose "experimental" space is housed in a disused industrial printing press in the docklands area — fans of Secret Cinema will recognise it from the Star Wars and 28 Days Later editions.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he is "delighted" that renowned nightclub Fabric will reopen following a agreement reached between the venue, Metropolitan police and local council.
Yesterday Khan tweeted about the decision, calling it "fantastic news" and thanking Islington for finding a compromise.
Fantastic news. Confirmed that Fabric has reached a new agreement with Islington Council and will reopen. Thank you Islington.
Amsterdam's push to become a truly 24-hour city is going from strength to strength as two more venues are granted 24-hour licences.
The two new spaces are the huge Nachtlab complex — which includes the 2000-capacity club Warehouse Elementenstraat (pictured), home of the Hyte parties — and Ven Amsterdam, a 45,000 sqm business and entertainment complex, featuring hotels, a large casino, health and fitness centre, a restaurant, social spaces and a rooftop bar.
Ever been stuck in a foreign country and not known where to rave? Us too! Well with the Techno Traveller Map you'll never accidently have that problem again.
Created by Matthieu Rodrigues, the map charts the best clubs for house and techno across the globe from Phonoteque in Uraguay to Temple Nairobi in Kenya, The Observatory in Vietnam and a of course the likes of New York's Output, London's Ministry Of Sound and more.
Rodrigues is encouraging users to submit ideas too, so if your favourite club is missing, help a fellow raver out!