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Europe most popular underground clubs

The Egg, London
Egg nightclub never stops. It’s a clubbers’ paradise, bursting with techno & house music and swirling in colored rays powerful lights with a custom sound system, where people can rave until 10am. Organizers bring each Friday and Saturday a bunch of amazing techno / tech-house / house artists and people recently witness of major artists such as Mark Knight, Sven Väth, Green Velvet, Erick Morillo, Steve Lawler, ANNA, and many more. Make sure to visit the whole club which is a multi-room complex with the main room transforming into a chilling rooftop area during Summer. At the entrance, be ready for a full body search and you may have to remove your shoes – yeah, they are picky on drugs -. Finally, be aware that hoodies are forbidden and you’ll need to leave it in the cloakroom.

De School, Amsterdam
The club takes place in a former school, and so they named it De School. It’s super dark inside, with almost no lighting and the ceiling is really low. De School fosters a great mix between promoting local djs and inviting international ones from time to time. The club is the best ambassador of dutch music culture and its respective representants such as Job Jobse, Tom Trago, Patrice Bäumel and many others.

Berghain / Panorama Bar, Berlin
Berghain is Berlin’s most famous hardcore electronic dance music club. At 11:30 a.m. on a Sunday in January, the massive main dance floor at Berlin’s Berghain is full. The DJ is playing hard, hypnotic techno to a crowd of shirtless gay men, disheveled dudes in sneakers and tiny women with tiny backpacks. Many of these revellers have been in the club for more than 24 hours. Berghain has developed a reputation as the clubbing Mecca. To enter Berghain is, as many people have described it, a religious experience. First, you need to be +21 aged, keep your phone in your pocket, to be badly dressed, discreet and not come with a large group of people (2 or 3 max). If you’re fancy tattoos or piercings or any other kind of alternative aesthetic, this should be a big plus to let Sven, the famous bouncer to let you in.

Amnesia, Ibiza
Amnesia Ibiza has been voted the best club in the world numerous times so it’s definitely had to appear in this top. The 5,000 capacity club boasts two huge rooms packed with eager electronic music fans night after night. The custom made sound system can hit frequencies that reach through to every soul on the dance floor. The current programming offers an eclectic mix of dance music style and world-class DJ bookings and residencies such as Sven Väth’s Cocoon, Marco Carola’s Music On, Cream or Hyte. Be prepared for some sleep-(end)-less nights.

Fabrik, Madrid
Fabrik needs no introduction. Again, we are talking about one of the most recognized clubs in the world: This club located in Madrid has, in fact, reached the TOP2 position of the best clubs in the world by DJMag. This converted aircraft hangar has been the site of several mass raves since its opening in 2003. Thanks to its lighting show and its amazing sound system, several international artists like Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Luciano, Sven Vath, Carl Cox among others, have played in the club. The venue’s huge main room has a capacity of more than 7,000 people – that’s right, 7,000 – and is accompanied by a terrace with 2 tents not to mention the Satellite room with other sounds and rotating artists.

Concrete, Paris
At the beginning, the idea was to make all day long parties, but due to neighbourhood complaints and the availability to organize parties during night time, they moved for more classical nights, from 8pm to 7am. People go to Concrete for a sensational night of dancing to emerging French DJs and world-famous techno artists such as…shit! they all came here… We also recommend the Woodfloor in Summer when you can admire the sunset on the river. If you arrive before 10pm, the entrance is free, a nice plan for stingy people. And due to this, there is often a long line at the entrance, be on time!

Village Underground, London
Located in Shoreditch, the main nightlife area in London, Village Underground is a multi-purpose space which welcomes many events from exhibitions to live art a music. For a few months now though, Village Underground has been leaning more towards the nightlife segment and they’re now considered as one of the main places of London’s nightlife. Organizers wanted to create an authentic underground place, with a no photos / no videos policy, a nice sound system. Since the venue isn’t that big, we advise you to take your tickets in advance because they’re often sold out. Music and atmosphere varies from one night to another but a lot of artists played there such as Ben Klock, DVS1, Andhim, Tale of Us, Robert Hood among others.

Hoppetosse, Berlin
Hoppetosse is the on-water sister venue to the well-known Club der Visionäre. It’s a permanently docked boat (dubbed MS Hoppetosse), located on the Spree not far from Arena Club. There’s usually one dance floor—surrounded by crystal-clear Morf speakers from Mo Stern—in action at parties, which usually take place on the weekends. Like its smaller neighbour, Hoppetosse’s booking policy focusses on minimalist house and techno, delivered by a combination of local favourites and a rotating cast of the style’s key names.

Ambasada Gavioli, Izola
The Ambasada is named after its architect Mr. Gavioli. It has a surface of 1600m2 with a 2000 capacity. The program of Ambasada Gavioli bases on the sound fusion of modern directives in club music. The concept of clubbing techno futurism, pouring over the whole spectre of fast and dynamic music variations, is the rhythmical pulse of the main room, which is united with the sound of modern house, combined with future beat rhythms in privee’. The sound of Ambasada Gavioli is provided every Saturday and occasionally also on Fridays, when modern club music is presented live.

Klub K4, Ljubljana
Klub K4 is operating for over 25 years and is an establishment known as a cradle for many alternative cultures in wider region. It was a birthplace of techno culture in the region, house, drum & bass, and many other genres expanded from here in the region and it was also one of the centres of regional gay movement in the 80s and 90s.

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