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FOR those who haven't been, Womb is spoken of in hushed tones. It's the ultimate rite of passage for air-mile-clocking underground DJs. The reason for its Valhalla status is simple. Womb ain't about pizzazz - indeed, the way it's tucked away down a seedy alleyway in the Shibuya district, with a tiny innocuous wall plaque, you'd barely notice it from the outside. Womb is about the music, which booms out from its cylindrical, yes, womb-like central chamber with a jaw-dropping precision and crystal clarity. The bass booms with extraordinary rib-rattling power, and the lack of aesthetic adornment, and enveloping darkness, forces your attention onto the beats. That is until the enormous mirrorball descends from the ceiling, sending dazzling light beams in every direction, and the audio-visual magic begins to work its spell. That everyone from Carl Cox, Chase & Status to M.A.N.D.Y and Marc Houle, Paul Woolford, Roni Size, Gilles Peterson, Guy Gerber and Richie Hawtin have all played on its Phazon soundsystem says it all.

"Womb has the energy to make your DJ dreams come true, from the unreal set-up that feels like you're playing in a spaceship to the unreal crowd that brings the best out of you... any day, anytime!" grins SOS' Omid 16B.

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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
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