Nightclubs Tips 12. Reviews and reports from venues.

Green Valley Nightclub.

Balneário Camboriú, Brasil. South America.

Electronic dance music nightclub Green Valley in Balneário Camboriú, Brasil. In 2006 a structure of stage, track and cabin was rented for three events to happen in a unique way and paradisiacal place – Life is a Loop, Infected Mushroom and DJ Tiesto. This was a great test about the way a new house had to be to impress and surrender. Was discovered that the ritm was going to be house music, and green the key ingredient of the new e-music super-club in Brazil.

The first construction of Green Valley’s today structure was thought in great details and executed for professionals capable to make dreams come true. The architectonic project sugested an integration of external and internal areas creating a conection with the original lakes, the hills around the club, and all the native vegetation. The idea was to put together originality and refinement in touches of modernity and rusticity. With a wonderful exotic appearance, was defined the image of the most conceptual and coolest club in the country.

Since the opening, at November 2007, Green Valley is recognized as an oasis of e-music in Brazil. It’s profile had allowed, for the first time in history, a Brazilian club to fight on equal terms with the biggest entertainment clubs in the world.

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Photo by Adriel Douglas.

Berghain Nightclub.

Berlin, Germany, Europe.

Electronic dance and underground music nightclub Berghain in Berlin, Germany, Europe. Berghain / Panorama Bar is named after it’s location near the border between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. Philip Sherburne described it in 2007 as quite possibly the current world capital of techno, much as E-Werk or Tresor were in their respective heydays.

The club is located in a former power plant (rented from the energy company Vattenfall) in Friedrichshain, near the Berlin Ostbahnhof railway station. The building is distinguished by its enormous dimensions, which accommodate an 18-meter high dance floor and space for 1,500 guests. The interior’s minimalist design is dominated by steel and concrete. The club contains a “cavernous” main room, as well as a smaller upstairs space called the «Panorama Bar» which is decorated by large-scale Wolfgang. Tillmans photographs and features tall windows with a view of East Berlin. In 2007 only half of the building was in use.

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Photo by Renegade Raider.

Cabana Pool Bar.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

​Dance music day & nightclub Cabana Pool Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The feeling inside of Cabana Pool Bar is one of escape, a vacation in the city if you will. Many of the patrons have made it their weekend ritual (and with due cause). Welcome to the day and nightlife, the megacity’s premier  day & nightclub inside Cabana Pool Bar.

Cabana Pool Bar at Polson Pier transforms Toronto’s waterfront into a day-to-night party spot with private cabanas, daybeds & room for 2,500 Sun Worshippers. Cabana Pool Bar is located 5 minutes from downtown Toronto. Getting here is easy. You can cab, drive, bike, or take the TTC.

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Photo by Cabana Pool Bar.

Ministry of Sound Nightclub.

London, UK, Europe.

Electronic dance muisc nightclub Ministry of Sound in London, UK, Europe. Ministry of Sound started out as a nightclub in London, but has since diversified into a multimedia entertainment business. In addition to the nightclub, it is an independent record label and worldwide events brand with a radio station and other media outlets.

Ministry of Sound began as the brainchild of Justin Berkmann. Inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage, Berkmann set out to create London’s first club devoted to the American house music scenes of 1980s New York, Chicago and Detroit. As opposed to striking a balance between the typical hallmarks of a live music venue, Ministry of Sound was conceived as an arena purely dedicated to sound. Berkmann stated: “My concept for Ministry was purely this: 100% sound system first, lights second, design third (in that order); the reverse of everyone else’s idea.” Berkmann was introduced to James Palumbo, who was working in property finance at the time, by Humphrey Waterhouse to realise the concept. The site, a disused bus garage, was located in Elephant & Castle in Southwark, London. The club opened on 21 September 1991.

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Photo by Paul Marc Mitchell.

Chinese Laundry Nightclub.

Sydney, Australia.

​Electronic dance music nightclub Chinese Laundry in Sydney, Australia. Chinese Laundry is located under Slip Inn on Sussex St. Chinese Laundry is an underground club combining the rustic nature of the building with strong and brilliant hues of the Chinese inspired interior. Running on Friday and Saturday nights, it was the highest ranked Australian club in a recent DJ Mag’s «Top 100 Clubs in the World» poll. It’s undoubtedly one of Sydney’s finest.

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Photo by Chinese Laundry.

Pacha Club.

Sitges, Ibiza, Spain, Europe.

​Electronic dance music nightclub Pacha in Sitges, Ibiza, Spain, Europe. Pacha Ibiza may not be the oldest, biggest, or even the most exotic Pacha, but it certainly is the most authentic, the most charismatic, and purest of them all! With five different musical environments interlaced by stairs, doors and “secret” corridors Pacha Ibiza is the place where you would like to be seen or if you would rather… never be found.

Pacha Ibiza is best known for House Music, but it embodies five different rooms incorporating other musical styles. So get lost in: The Main Room, with the main dance floor in the center with bars and VIP areas surrounding it in different levels where everyone has views to the DJ and the rest of areas. This Main Room hosts the best international DJs and parties and features unimaginable performances. Feeling a bit different tonight?! Step into the Funky Room, where music acquires a disco soulful and funky touch. Now and then take some fresh air upstairs on the Roof Terrace: lounge music, inviting couches, cocktails, the moon and the stars!

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Photo by EDM Nations.

Daylight Beach Club.

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

​Dance music nightclub Daylight Beach Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The stylish, unprecedented space revolutionized the daylife and entertainment experience in Vegas. The newly designed 5,000 – capacity venue featuring a luxurious 4,400 – square-foot pool, 1,500 – square-foot elevated stage with un-obstructed sightlines, 70 daybeds, 25 cabanas and bungalows, six LED screens, plus signature cocktails and cuisine. A departure from traditional Vegas pool parties, DayLight has become the ultimate outdoor destination under the sun or stars of Las Vegas.

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Photo by Rukes COM.

Marquee Nightclub.

​New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Electronic dance music nightclub Marquee in New York City, New York, USA. Colorful, multi-tiered dance club featuring 30-foot ceilings, LED screens & plenty of night owls. Marquee New York is truly a revolutionary establishment that is certainly in a vanguard of it’s own.

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Photo by Viva Zoom.

Ageha Nightclub.

Tokyo, Japan, Asia.

​Electronic dance music nightclub AgeHa in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. AgeHa also known as «AGH» is a nightclub and event space in Shin-Kiba, Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. The club opened in December, 2003. The venue is also known as Studio Coast.

​The word AgeHa is Japanese for Swallowtail butterfly. The club’s name has recently been presented in the three letter version «AGH» in capital letters, for instance on the official staff shirts. If the three letters are pronounced separately in German, they are pronounced as “ah-geh-ha”, similar to the Japanese pronunciation of the club’s name.

​The club has a large main dance floor, chill out space, open terrace with pool, an outdoor dance tent. It is on the waterfront in eastern Tokyo’s reclaimed industrial district. The club has a capacity of over a thousand people. Entry costs depend on the line-up.

Ageha runs a free bus service at night from near the east exit of Shibuya station in Tokyo. The bus takes 30–45 minutes. There is also a free return bus service. There are also a number of trains that go to Shin-Kiba Station, including the Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station, as well as the Yurakucho Line.

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Photo by AgeHa nightclub.

Ibiza Space Nightclub.

Ibiza, Spain, Europe.

​Electronic dance music nightclub Space in Ibiza, Spain, Europe. Summer clubbing in Ibiza has become a synonym of Space Ibiza. No visits to the White Island are completed unless they include the experience of a party at Space. What makes this club so special – a club located in the middle of a big car park in Platja d’en Bossa? What kind of club can cause that massive pilgrimage year after year at their opening and closing parties? Space Ibiza is considered by many as no less as the Mecca of electronic music. It is a club which has become one of the funniest places in the world for lots of people, a second home for music lovers from the five continents.

Space Ibiza is all about music. All the most important international DJs have visited the club. Space Ibiza has consolidated it is position as a worldwide reference for dance culture, with a varied schedule including all sides of electronic music. The club offers 5 different rooms with a sound system which for several years has been named the best in the world in the IDMA.

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Photo by Gambar Dari Sini.

Zouk Singapore Nightclub.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

​Electronic dance music nightclub Zouk Singapore in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Zouk From a historic warehouse to superclub. The building itself – consisting of three warehouses built on the Singapore River in 1919 — is part of Singapore’s history. When the club’s management tendered for the space, the buildings were dilapidated and roofless with crumbling walls. Zouk sought to restore the facade to its original state. Existing walls were conserved and new levels and compartments were added to create a modern interior. New timber trusses bolstered the roof while maintaining the traditional warehouse architecture of Singapore.

Zouk has since revamped itself many times, ensuring its relevance to every new generation. The last major revamp being in September 2005, when Zouk closed for a month and re-invested $7 million on refurbishing the entire complex, from the facade to all its signature outlets; Zouk main room, Velvet Underground, Phuture and the Wine Bar. The most recent revamp was in July 2012 when Phuture underwent a million dollar revamp to install an eye-catching LED wall that spans the length of one wall, updated most of the furniture and added some new podiums.

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Photo by DJ Mag.

Hakkasan Nightclub.

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Electronic dance music nightclub Hakkasan in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Hakkasan formed a strategic partnership with «Angel Management Group» creating their first nightclub located at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The five-story 80,000 square foot venue holds close to 7,500 patrons.The third level also houses the Ling Ling Lounge, an evolution of the Hakkasan design DNA with signature décor elements given a nightlife twist.

The first nightlife elements are unveiled with the Ling Ling Club, a 10,000 square foot experience located on the third level of the nightlife mecca that pulsates with the energy and vibrancy Las Vegas is known for. On the fourth level lies the main nightclub where oversized VIP booths surround the dance floor, offering a high-energy experience for table guests who wish to be at the center of the action. Adjacent to the main nightclub is the pavilion, a nightlife experience with an outdoor feel featuring an oriental garden, classic to it is Chinoiserie design.

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Photo by Clay Paky.

H/T The Sound Syndicate.