Around the world in 20 Clubs
Congratulations! You win! You get to tag along with me on an all expense paid trip to the top 20 Clubs in the world. I will be your host and guide and we shall be quick friends and enjoy the world and experience the greatest clubs in the world. Get your passport and a few changes of good clothes. I’ll handle the rest.
First stop Ibiza Spain “Party Capital of the world”
by Jonathan Wallace
Pacha Ibiza — Ibiza, Spain
This place is known for House Music and amazing atmosphere. Inside are five different rooms with a different style and feel for each. The Main Room hosts the best international DJs and features performances beyond your wildest dreams. The Funky Room is more “disco soulful” with smoother tunes and a laid back atmosphere. There’s an open-air lounge upstairs for a view of the Spanish sky, and some cocktails on the couch. Then back down to the, Global Room, which was where the original party started back in 1973 when Pacha first opened. Before we go we’ll dine at the club’s restaurant, Sweet Pacha, right beside the Global Room where we can order delicious fusion dinners go crazy at the full sushi bar all while jamming on some 80s and 90s dance tunes.
Space — Ibiza, Spain
Next it’s on to the “Mecca of electronic music” nominated countless times at the International Dance Music Awards for having the best sound system in the world. Much like Pacha, Space also has five different themed multi-genre rooms for us to enjoy. We’ll bask in their world-renowned special treatment in the cozy VIP booth that we requested a month earlier. They are all about the music at Space, and that mission resonates throughout Europe. They have their very own electronic music magazine sold in London, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Milan, Zurich and Amsterdam as well as a live podcast showcasing their latest acts worldwide.
On to the airport right? Not so fast. This is the party capital of the world. Night three is Privilege! Three floors, a swimming pool, 10,000 clubbers -- the largest club in Europe, if not the world. Infamous for its 1980s history, when it was forced to shut down as the then-called KU. What do you expect when you mix supermodels, celebrities and rock stars with drug trafficking and the Mafia? It’s one helluva party. Yeah, throw your stuff in the bag and lets go, We got to start moving east.
Fabric — London, England
Fresh off the plane at Heathrow, drop the bags at the Hotel, take a shower and get ready. We’re in London and the party continues to Fabric! Known for showcasing underground DJs, world-renowned electronic music legends, and professional live acts. “Wait! It’s Tuesday!” It don’t matter, because from Friday to Monday it’s a constant party. Maybe you want to hang out ‘till Friday for FABRICLIVE a sound clash of everything from trashy electro rock to throttling dubstep. Maybe stay for Saturday night, the wildest 30-hour nonstop disco session on Earth. We might as well chill till Sunday for the WetYourself series on Sunday night. And of course we took the option to reserve a table in the mezzanine, with free cloak service, table service, excellent views of the establishment, and the best part is we don’t have to wait in line.
Ministry of Sound — London, England
The next stop is “Historic”. Here’s your history lesson:
Ministry of Sound is one of the most historic nightclubs in London. Started by DJ JustinBerkmann in 1991, Ministry of Sound set out to bring the burgeoning American house music arena to the UK. After 20 years, the club remains at the forefront of the global dance music scene.
With a 24-hour dance license and a sprung floor intended to enable us to dance until the sun wakes up and still feel fresh, it’s a non-stop party! Sound epitomizes this place, which ultimately started the global MoS movement with locations in the U.S., Australia, Egypt, Asia, South America, and Europe. With their own record label, radio station, branded mobile channels, and branded products, this one is certain to register a big one on the awesome-meter.
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