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MAD Club
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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Capacity: 1,800

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While MAD Club is modern — with an L-Acoustics soundsystem, spread over five levels and four dancefloors — the building has an industrial history that the current owners draw from. Past businesses have been a locksmiths and a concert hall. “The atmosphere is resolutely steampunk,” the club’s team tells DJ Mag. During the pandemic, while the picturesque Swiss city of Lausanne went into shutdown mode, the MAD crew didn’t run out of steam, either. “We took advantage of this forced break to completely reconfigure the structure of the room, DJ booth, sound, lighting and decor,” they say. “Since reopening we have been incredibly successful, like never before.” Resident DJs include Igor Blaska, Vkee Madison, Don Pepe, Fabian Air and Miss Tyk, and international acts like DJ Snake and Timmy Trumpet have hit the booth, too. “The pandemic taught us that everything can stop overnight… people are now making the most of it.”