Every year DJ MAG releases a controversial list for the Top 100 DJs, around this time of the year DJ MAG releases yet another list for the best clubs in the world voted by you the public.
With no surprises Space Ibiza come out on top, after an incredibly successful last season in Ibiza the historic club and house to Techno legend Carl Cox was forced to close it’s doors giving away to the new super club Hi Ibiza. Now it is gone for good. If you didn’t make it you never will, if you did, you will never forget: To be lost on one of the open-air terraces (a real rarity in Ibiza), as roaring airliners fly overhead and with the club’s custom-made Funktion One pummelling you as Italians, Spaniards, Americans, Brits and countless other nationalities stand shoulder to shoulder, beaming from ear to ear, was one of dance music’s most essential experiences.
In second place was the legendary Brazilian club Green Valey, born from humble beginnings back in ’07, Green Valley started its life as nothing more than a makeshift teepee in the middle of an airfield, set up to host a local rave. Since then, Green Valley has expanded so much that it’s now touted as more of a festival than a nightclub — a visit to its epic 6,000 person capacity main room should be on every committed clubbers bucket list.
To close out the podium was yet another Ibiza club, this time round is Amnesia, the grandparent of the club in Ibiza starting out in a farm in the 70s playing anything from Rock to Pop, morphing into a club in the 90s hosting nights such as Together, La Troya, Creamfields Ibiza and controversial party Paris Hilton – Foam and Diamonds party that attracted the EDM crowd, but never the less still hosting Sven Vath’s Coccon night and underground parties that have made the club what it’s today.
Pacha, Octagon, Zouk Singapore highest placed Asian club, Hakkasan, Ushuaia, Sirena and BCM Dance Plantet closed out the top 10 in this year’s list.
Fabric London yet another historical club in the Dance scene who struggled this year due to a law suite placed 15th in this year’s poll, Portuguese club Lux Frágil went up 35 places to grab the 58th spot on the poll, deserving so, as the club might of have the best last 12 months since it was first inaugurated, featuring the likes of Seth Troxler and Rodhad, Dekmantel and Karenn, Robert Hood and Gerd Jansen. As such, this might look like a palatial palace inside and out, but the musical offerings are as clued up and esoteric as they come.