Legendary Italian techno nightclub Cocoricò has closed its doors after thirty years.
The Rimini-based club, which also temporarily closed in 2015 following the high-profile death of someone in the venue, first opened its doors in 1989 at the tail-end of the second summer of love, featuring its now-iconic pyramid roof. It was a DJ Mag favourite, appearing regularly on our Top 100 Clubs lists.
A study by IMS Ibiza has found that rate of clubs closures continues to accelerate worldwide.
The International Music Summit report, which you can read in full here, suggested that the rise in closures is driven by greater prominence attributed to festivals; property prices; health and wellbeing trends; and social media.
House of Yes is anything but your typical nightclub. Located in Brooklyn’s eclectic Bushwick neighborhood, this rhinestone studded fun-house has become a haven for all things artistic. While dance parties are among the venue’s most popular offerings, House of Yes is also home to immersive cinema, performance art, circus, theatrical and community group events. Its unique layout makes it especially versatile and ideal for their ever-popular schedule of “costume required” theme nights which range from glitter balls to ‘70s style disco takeovers.
Despite a succession of club closures during 2016, the UK scene has remained bullish. In London, Fabric has been saved to everyone’s relief and a series of new venues have opened their doors — including a gargantuan ex-printing press in Canada Water — and we now have an official Night Czar serving to preserve the capital’s club culture on a political footing.
The votes have been counted and verified in the 2014 Top 100 Clubs poll, and we can reveal that the new No.1 club in the world is... Space Ibiza!
Space Ibiza, celebrating its 25th birthday this year, recalims its crown from Green Valley in Brazil, which was voted No.1 in 2013.