Location: Paris, France
Tucked away just behind the Champs-Élysées, Zig Zag was responsible for some of Paris’ most legendary house and techno parties between November 2013 and January 1 this year. Now closed, with the team behind it currently running the city’s hyped new AAA parties, Zig Zag remained a hot ticket right until its last event. Key DJs to command the less-is-more room and its fine-tuned Funktion One soundsystem in its last year included Etienne De Crécy, Agoria, Sven Väth, Pleasurekraft, Amine Edge & DANCE, and Rodriguez Jr. While its physical presence didn’t last too long, Zig Zag’s stamp will be imprinted on the city’s soundscape for years to come.
One of the biggest clubs in Paris and a stone’s throw from the famous Champs-Élysées, Zig Zag’s central location might have you mistakenly thinking this is a tourist trap. But the 1200-capacity club, with its international line-up of mostly underground house and techno DJs, would soon prove you wrong. A relatively new addition to the Paris club scene (it opened in 2013), its Funktion One soundsystem is amongst the best in France. Clubbers pack out the single dancefloor or congregate on the large mezzanine, listening to DJs including Pan-Pot, Stimming, Kerri Chandler and Rodriguez Jr.