Get the basic ingredients just right, and the rest will fall into place. Take Tokyo's justly-revered rave arena Womb. While other clubs concentrate on flashy aesthetic details, Womb makes the music its top priority. A crystal-clear, bass-booming Phazon soundsystem attracts a loyal, none more up-for-it crowd to its uterine honeycomb chamber, and with a peerless booking policy that attracts the cream of the techno and drum & bass crop, it's a music lover's dream.
Those seeking out visual stimuli to go with their sonic fix aren't neglected. The club's piece de resistance is its outsize mirror ball, and this being hi-tech Tokyo, Womb's laser light shows are retina-sizzling in their vividness. Chris Spero, aka Glimpse, sums up the club's unique charms with succinctness.
"I play at Womb every year, usually in September. It's my favourite club in Asia, with a great soundsystem and one of the best crowds in the world."