Location: Paris, France
The history of the Rex Club spans decades. The iconic building known as the Grand Rex originally opened its doors as a cinema in 1932, and 40 years later, the downstairs area that was once home to the orchestra became a new home for dancers — Rex Club was born. In the mid-’80s it became the best spot in town for alternative music, from rock and funk to punk and new wave, and its first electronic music night came about in 1988.
Rex Club is synonymous with the legendary Laurent Garnier and his Wake Up parties that ran from ’92 to ’99, and the venue still regularly showcases the cream of the crop of local Parisian talent nowadays. Key club nights include Club Téton, DELIGHTED, Mézigue and Folamour’s resident club nights, and D’julz’s long-standing Bass Culture parties. Other residents include Molly, Chloé, Traumer, DJ Deep, Leo Pol, and some new artists joining the line-up this year, including Marina Trench, Raphael Top Secret and Miley Serious.
The club boasts an impressive d&b audiotechnik soundsystem, and now that it's set for re-opening this September, it’ll be all systems go for France’s go-to clubbing destination.