This colossal audiovisual powerhouse is as explosive a big room experience as you'll find in the North Americas with space-age lighting only adding to the crashing sonic booms that power out of its titanic speakers. As such, only the very biggest of global DJs touch down here with Carl Cox, Sasha, Deadmau5, d&b sensations Noisia and Sharam recent guests. But for the most full-on Guvernment experience, be sure to make the trip over for either the birthday (October) or one of the bank holiday specials where festival style parties extend into the massive concert venue Kool Haus as well as various other rooms within the sprawling complex.
"For such a massive setting, you really do get a family atmosphere in Guvernment," says Markus Schulz. "You really do feel like you are playing to a group of your close friends, only difference is there are thousands of them. Of course, the sound, lights and atmosphere also are amazing. Guvernment was the first club I saw multi-coloured lasers and a DJ booth that moves up and down so you can either be above the crowd or lower it and be right in the middle of the crowd."