With house music & techno becoming increasingly popular each year, there’s been a massive influx of brand-new ravers, party goers, and venues that play 4×4 beats. Because of this, it might be tricky to find the gems in between the rubble. Without further ado, here are five venues you need to have seen in your lifetime, in no particular order.
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DC-10, Ibiza, Spain
This house & techno venue is named after the famous DC-10 aircraft, and is located at the end of the landing strip of Ibiza’s airport. An ideal location for some underground tunes. The venue is one of the best house music clubs on Ibiza, and it has a legendary status as one of the best underground clubs out there. Locals and visitors alike tend to absolutely love the club for its status as an in-the-know club among its community, massive sound system, and good house music. Its opening and closing parties have been dubbed as legendary. And the club manages to book some of the biggest artists out there, such as ANOTR, Chris Stussy, The Blessed Madonna, Adriatique, PAWSA, and Adam Beyer. Bottle service for drinks is available. Overall a great venue.
Bootshaus, Cologne, Germany
Bootshaus is one of those venues you can’t define in one sentence. They have nights spanning between (deep) house music, dnb, and the darkest of hard-techno. Bootshaus has one of the most spectacular light shows in nightclubs out there. The club is ranked as the 5th best club in the world by DJmag. It has a state of the art Funktion One sound system in the main room. The Dreiherei room also has an amazing sound system by Funktion One. The sound system in the tird room is specifically made for heavy bass music. Highlighted artists/djs who have played here are MORTEN, Mike Williams, Dannic, Wiwek, Charlie Sparks, Klangkuester, and I Hate Models. A great venue to visit on your weekend.
The Warehouse Project, Manchester, England
The Warehouse Project is a venue somewhere between a club and a full-on electronic music concept with great visuals/lights and a big sound system servicing the dance floor. Running from august until new year’s, transcending locations. The Warehouse Project transforms a forgotten part of the city of Manchester into a bustling hub for culture and electronic music. By far the biggest club on this list, capacity is over 10.000 per night. Headliners have included Peggy Gou, Bonobo, Eric Prydz, Disclosure, and Jeff Mills. Overall good house music, and worth a visit!
Now&Wow, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Situated on the 10th floor of the legendary Maassilo venue Now&Wow hosts some of the biggest and most diverse event concepts out there. Room one is a massive industrial hall, room two is a more intimate room with similar industrial vibes. It hosts a diverse line-up of event concepts like Korsakov (DnB), BeukenXL (Hard Techno), and Music Is The Answer (Tech House/Minimal). House & techno artists who have played here include DJ Djoko, Dennis Quin, Stan Christ, and Brecc.
Printworks, London, England
Printworksis one of the most visually spectacular venues out there. A massive industrial hall plays host to a carefully curated LED & lighting setup by United Visual Artists. Line-ups usually include a combination of big superstar artists from around the world in the Press Halls, and local artists who open the nights. These superstars include Charlotte de Witte, Solomun, Patrick Topping, Folamour, Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, and The Martinez Brothers among many MANY other djs.
Want to get in the mood for a night of clubbing? Check out our Club House playlist HERE. There’s a lot more house music venues out there that deserve a visit, so if we missed any dance clubs that you love; feel free to let us know down below.