It is not news to anyone that Italians love their techno. Part of the reason why must be this club, which is spread over two floors, boasts three rooms and is now into its 11th year, and which showcases techno titans on a regular basis to 1500 groove junkies. Never far away from the higher echelons of our poll, there is nothing fancy about Duel: Beat. Instead, the Naples club reflects its locale and is a raw, unfussy and to-the-point warehouse space that boasts some LED screens, a single sizeable disco ball and a square main room that offers nowhere to hide.
Regular nights like Nice To Be offer big techno hitters such as Mathew Jonson, Shed and Chicago’s Green Velvet, whilst the last year has also seen the club welcome more house-leaning DJs. As such slightly more eclectic fair comes from nights like Rituals, which invited Rush Hour digger Hunee amongst many others in 2015, and even Prescription boss and deep house pioneer Ron Trent made an appearance and was allowed to play all night long back in November. Evolving with the times, then, Duel: Beat is as on the pulse as ever.