A new entry to our list, Elements is the latest venture from Beijing clubbing mastermind Mark Zhang. Previously a DJ himself and the founder of the city's prestigious Coco Banana club, Zhang has a passion for club culture based on a personal understanding of it as a lifestyle, not just a way to make money.
Over the past year, he's grown Elements from a local hotspot to one of Asia's key clubbing destinations, bringing in Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, Fedde Le Grand, Steve Aoki, Chuckie and many more. Noticing a growing trend for hip-hop across Asia, Elements has also recently dedicated its smaller second room to the genre, and has since seen the likes of Jazzy Jeff visit the Chinese capital.
Located in Beijing's upmarket East Side, Elements is the picture of luxury, packing in a plethora of VIP features, with an aim to supply “the coolest music, coolest elements and the coolest people”. It's not all about sipping champagne in super-fly suits however; the club's TURBOSOUND system provides a more an adequate audio set-up, so the music remains at the top of the agenda.