Robert Johnson has become one of Europe’s most loved small clubs since it opened in 1999. Run by Ata Macias and Sebastian Kahrs, the Frankfurt venue has a minimalistic set-up: an understated, white-walled room with just enough space for a hundred clubbers.
As Macias explained in an interview last year, his intention was to make patrons feel as if they’re dancing in a friend’s living room. Over the years, Robert Johnson has had residencies from Dixon, Gerd Janson, Ricardo Villalobos and both Theo Parrish and Ivan Smagghe make regular appearances. The club has been cited by some as an incubator for minimal house, having played a hand in bridging US deep house with its German counterpart.