German dance music empire BigCityBeats is no stranger to unique experiences. Its flagship World Club Dome packs out a whole football stadium and the surrounding fields every year in Frankfurt, while the winter edition — held in Gelsenkirchen — has repeatedly set the record for biggest solo DJ show in Germany. On top of that WCD offers parties on private jets, trains and in the airport, and last year saw the launch of World Club Cruise too.
DJ Mag joins a host of competition winners from around the world (there’s even one guy who’s flown over from Australia) in Frankfurt, along with superstar EDM-ers W&W and Steve Aoki — the latter of whom is a known futurist. “I heard that you have no control of your bladder and your butthole,” laughs Steve when we catch him pre-flight to chat about his expectations. “Besides that… We’re setting a world record.
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.