Location: Zhuhai, China
As China’s clubbing scene continues to grow, clubs like Illusion play a key role in establishing a route for bigger DJs. Located in Zhuhai — a city of 1.5 million people bordering Macau — Club Illusion has scored sets from a string of heavyweight names, including Armin van Buuren, Klosman, Alan Walker, Martin Garrix or The Chainsmokers. Swathes of DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll favourites appear at Illusion, but it’s also a top spot to discover new names from the local scene in and around China too, with regular nights dedicated to them.
The club also has a massive size and focus on lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, and all that extra glitz and energy from a place planting itself in an emerging scene. “We are pleased to experience all the ups and downs with you in life, and forgot about everything temporarily with the stimulation of music and alcohol,” said the club on its Instagram feed in 2019.