Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Who would have thought that when MAD Club opened its door in 1985 it would become a mainstay in Switzerland’s clubbing scene? Spread across five floors in a vast converted warehouse — one of which boasts a restaurant — this venue made its first appearance in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll in 2016. Its L-Acoustics KUDO system, chandelier floor and turbosound floodlight continue to attract an international crowd, and its third floor, which is dedicated to 100% electro-house, can hold up to 700 people alone. MAD Club has attracted top-tier talent over the years — David Guetta, Amand Van Helden, Loco Dice and Carl Cox, to name a few — but it’s the resident DJs that keep it ticking over: Igor Blaska, Don Pepe, Yves Larock, Fabian Air, and Vkee Madison.