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FABRIK
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WHO'S up for a rave pilgrimage, then? "Where to?" you ask with your eyes bright and ears pricked. To the place all discerning clubbers should travel to, my pretties. Where crystalline lasers blind and sonics ring sweet, where disco balls hang like large shiny haemorrhoids - the way you'd think of God's as big. There's no place quite like Fabrik, Madrid? Okay, so the club's location may not be all that - an industrial park an hour or so away from the many fashion boutiques and swanky tapas bars of the city centre is hardly idyllic - but once inside, none of this counts one iota. Decked to the rafters with carnivalesque paraphernalia and shrouded in mind-blowing laser trickery, Fabrik's gargantuan air-hanger of a room is an all-consuming barrel of hedonism, an epic laserdrome of sound, colour and energy that swallows you up and flips you head-over-heels only to spit you out onto the concrete outside eight hours later as a dishevelled, runny-nosed mess.

The music ain't bad either. As well as underground label showcases for the likes of Cadenza and the odd party for Space Ibiza, regular events at Fabrik include Supermartxe, Code, Vertigo and Goa - the monthly festival-sized party, which starts on Sunday afternoon and finishes up on Monday morning. In the last twelve months the club has welcomed dOP, Richie Hawtin, DJ Hell, Steve Bug, Luciano and Carl Craig to fill the cavernous space with deafening noise. Convinced?

1
SPACE IBIZA
2
FABRIK
3
GREEN VALLEY
4
AMNESIA
5
PACHA IBIZA
6
BERGHAIN
7
SANKEYS MCR
8
MINISTRY OF SOUND
9
ZOUK SINGAPORE
10
CAVO PARADISO
11
BCM PLANET DANCE
12
13
FABRIC
14
SIRENA
15
Beta Nightclub
16
PRIVILEGE
17
DC-10
18
GUVERNMENT
19
YALTA CLUB
20
Pacha Sharm
21
Circus Afterhours
22
GUABA BEACH BAR
23
Club Prive
24
Cocoon
25
Club Midi
26
WARUNG
27
Pacha New York
28
Harry Klein
29
BETA (WATERLOO)
30
The Wright Venue
31
Fuse
32
PAPAYA
33
Neidklub
34
Mynt
35
WATERGATE
36
D-EDGE
37
CIELO
38
Café D'Anvers
39
MANSION
40
B018
41
CASTLE CLUB
42
Space Miami
43
WOMB
44
Moxa
45
Cameo
46
COCORICO
47
Baalsaal
48
TENAX CLUB
49
Silo
50
Paradiso
51
Stereo
52
The Arches
53
AGEHA
54
Spartacus Club
55
Warehouse Project
56
Set
57
Stiff Kitten
58
Bed Supperclub
59
TRESOR
60
Asylum Afterhours
61
TROUW
62
Skybar
63
Kristal
64
REX CLUB
65
66
Garage
67
PARADISE CLUB
68
Voyeur
69
La Cova Forest Club
70
CORSICA STUDIOS
71
SUB CLUB
72
ROBERT JOHNSON
73
Cable
74
Kelly's
75
Discoteque
76
The Arena
77
Ambar
78
Plastic People
79
MINT CLUB
80
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB & DAYCLUB
81
Nation
82
Cabaret Voltaire
83
Gatecrasher
84
Clash Club
85
Liv Nightclub
86
Sullivan Room
87
ARMA 17
88
Tabubar
89
CACAO BEACH
90
District 36
91
Encore Beach Club
92
MOTION & MARBLE FACTORY
93
94
Plan B
95
Avalon
96
The Masque
97
Numero Uno
98
Studio Martin
99
OMFG
100
EGO