Double Door in Chicago has been forced to shut its door after 23 years in business.
Located on Milwaukee Avenue in the Windy City, the much-loved club was due to host Floating Points in April and had previously hosted legendary rock acts including The Rolling Stones, Kanye West and Kings of Leon.
Staff were reportedly given just 24 hours to vacate the building after being locked out of the club for weeks before the official closure was announced.
When one club door closes, another opens. Quite literally, in fact.
2016 was a year of change the world over, and dance music didn't go unscathed. When the legendary Space Ibiza shuttered its doors this season, guided to its final breath by Carl Cox, many a seasoned clubber lamented the end of an era – and a hole in the heart of the island.
While Ibiza will surely be hard-pressed to replace its 27-years-running institution, something special has been reborn in its wake... 5,000 miles away in Miami, Florida.
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.
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!
Following the launch of the night tube last weekend, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan continues his bid to make the UK capital a 24-hour city with the introduction of the city's first Night Czar role.
Advertised online, the 2.5-day-a-week, £35,000 pa job requires the successful applicant to "champion the value of London’s night time culture whilst developing and diversifying London’s night time economy".
“I’ve never seen an atmosphere like it, never seen such madness in a crowd. Any time I dropped a new record it felt like a riot. The ceiling was pretty low, people were hitting it and broke it in the end,” says Jeremy Underground’s take on his experiences at Shine, Belfast’s longest running club night that has spanned over two decades; a legacy that's indicative of a town that takes debauchery seriously, where the resident population holds partying close to its heart.
Top 100 Clubs - the annual poll, run by DJ Mag in association with Miller Genuine Draft, is the definitive list of the best clubs on earth!
From intimate underground venues, to epic big room EDM temples, Top 100 Clubs provides a genuine snapshot of the global clubbing landscape.
Top 100 Clubs is a true celebration of the venues that underpin our global scene!
Voting opens at 12:00 (GMT) tomorrow 10th December 2015.
From that point, you’ll be able to vote here.
After a long KLM flight from Amsterdam, we arrive at Guayaquil Airport and immediately catch up with Mr C and his partner Xo Chic. It was Mr C who had suggested a DJ Mag party at Lost Beach in Ecuador — and it would’ve been rude not to have taken up the offer really.
It’s happened before and it’ll happen again. Every so often, a spate of club closures, license restrictions and intensified scrutiny from the authorities lead to conjecture and panic in the mainstream and music press, and across social media.
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...