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RA: Opinion: Hackney Council's decision is a huge setback for London nightlife
The Night Czar role's limitations have been exposed by the messy battle over nightlife in the East London borough, writes Dan Beaumont.
alcohol  licensing  clubbing  Hackney  London  author:DanBeaumont  ResidentAdvisor  2018 
july 2018 by inspiral
‘DJ culture became weaponised elevator-music’: how Despacio is fighting EDM | Music | The Guardian
A collaboration between LCD Soundsystem and Soulwax, Despacio plays deep disco and classic rock but, with a rig heavier than Metallica’s, it holds its own against the big drops of mainstream DJs
Despacio  profile  clubbing  music  JamesMurphy  DewaeleBrothers  Guardian  2018 
may 2018 by inspiral
BBC - Culture - How nightclub design evolved
From radical happenings and dry-ice and glitter, to the rise of the industrial aesthetic, Dominic Lutyens explores the story of clubs, and asks – are we in the last days of disco?
clubbing  music  design  architecture  history  review  BBC  2018 
may 2018 by inspiral
The new rules of clubbing: from illegal raves to spacehopper hedonism | Music | The Guardian
As more nightclubs close, illegal raves are on the rise. But – from reimagined LGBT nights to bars with ball pits – they are not the only big change to the way people party
clubbing  music  trends  UK  Guardian  2018 
march 2018 by inspiral
RA: Electronic music in East Asia
From Japan's aging scene, to the recent growth in South Korea and Taiwan, electronic music in East Asia is in flux. Tobias Burgers reports on both the challenges and exciting developments that have gripped the region.
music  dancemusic  clubbing  Japan  SouthKorea  Taiwan  Taipei  Seoul  review  ResidentAdvisor  2018 
january 2018 by inspiral
RA: The art of DJing: Roman Flügel
The surreal touch that colors Flügel's music extends to his masterful DJ sets. Speaking to Matt Unicomb, he reflects on his decades behind the decks.
RomanFlugel  interview  music  clubbing  dj  profile  ResidentAdvisor  2018 
january 2018 by inspiral
RA: 2017 in electronic music
We highlight the artists and musical movements that defined the year.
dancemusic  clubbing  music  review  electro  reissue  SouthAmerica  LatinAmerica  hardcore  ResidentAdvisor  2017 
december 2017 by inspiral
RA: The art of disruption: How CDJs are changing DJing
CDJs may have made mixing easier, but they've also ushered in an exciting new era of DJing. Michelle Lhooq reflects on the possibilities they've unlocked.
CDJ  music  evolution  clubbing  ResidentAdvisor  2017 
november 2017 by inspiral
25 Historic Nightclubs That Shaped German Club Culture - Electronic Beats
An essential primer on four decades of German techno history via important but now-closed clubs.
clubbing  music  history  Germany  Frankfurt  Berlin  Cologne  Munich  Mannheim  Kassel  Hamburg  Bochum  Leipzig  Essen  Stuttgart  ElectronicBeats  2017 
june 2017 by inspiral
RA: Opinion: How the UK election could affect the club scene
Joe Seaton, the DJ and producer better known as Call Super, examines the election's consequences for club culture, and explains how to get involved.
clubbing  music  politics  Brexit  regulations  ResidentAdvisor  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
Moby and Others Discuss Life as Sober DJs - Thump
Tommie Sunshine, Rebekah, and more explain how they keep themselves clear-headed in the club.
clubbing  alcohol  drugs  sober  Moby  TommieSunshine  Rebekah  music  Thump  Vice  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
Moscow nightlife: how a new wave of DIY club is breathing life into the capital’s party scene — The Calvert Journal
Russia's recent economic hardships have had an energising effect on Moscow's clubbing scene, as lower rents and fewer international artists have created the perfect conditions for a homegrown scene to thrive
music  dancemusic  clubbing  tourist  Moscow  Russia  CalvertJournal  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
RA: East Side story: LA's backyard party scene
In East LA during the early '90s, Latino neighborhoods were home to a thriving party circuit that laid the foundations for the city's dance music scene. Matt McDermott charts the history of this overlooked community.
music  culture  history  Latino  clubbing  LosAngeles  USA  ResidentAdvisor  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
Save the Last Dance: The Fight for London Club Culture | Pitchfork
Caught in a web of gentrification, police crackdowns, and dangerous drugs, the UK capital’s once-thriving nightlife scene is in serious jeopardy.
clubbing  music  gentrification  drugs  harmminimisation  Fabric  London  Pitchfork  2017 
january 2017 by inspiral
RA: Some thoughts on 2017
RA's editorial team give their views on the coming year.
dancemusic  clubbing  forecast  music  ResidentAdvisor  2017 
january 2017 by inspiral
Boiler Room's Weekender revealed Trump's America
On Friday, November 4, Ray Ban and Boiler Room teamed up for their first weekend festival, inviting the cream of the world’s diverse underground club scene to a small year-round vacation resort in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania. On Saturday night, it was shut down after violent involvement from local police and security. FACT’s John Twells witnessed an experiment gone wrong.
BoilerRoom  racism  clubbing  music  security  review  critique  USA  FactMag  2016 
november 2016 by inspiral
The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | Why Fabric's Reopening Is A Pyrrhic Victory & The War Is Not Won
Fabric will soon reopen under a new set of stringent licensing conditions after a deal was reached between the club, police and local authority. Here, Christian Eede looks at why the club's concessions for reopening might have come at a greater cost than they were worth
Fabric  music  clubbing  regulations  drugs  London  TheQuietus  2016 
november 2016 by inspiral
RA: Inside Tokyo's audiophile venues
"There's a real culture of small bars and drinking dens in Tokyo, with or without music as the focus," says the DJ and producer Jonny Nash, who lived in Japan for four years in the early 2000s, during which time he ran a party called Discossession alongside Chee Shimizu, Dr Nishimura and Zecky. "There's also a culture of good sound and audiophiles and hobbyists, and all of these things combine to form some great spots."
sound  music  clubbing  audio  Tokyo  Japan  ResidentAdvisor  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
Clubbing’s Demise and the Downfall of London — Failed Architecture
London is still full of places where this negotiation is happening. And some of the fundamental founding ideas behind the modern underground club ought to make it one of these places. But these days London clubs cannot so easily offer the chance for regular encounters. Few people can plausibly go week-in-week-out to a club. The pressures of having to support a life in London by working more and having less free time, lead to frequent exhaustion at the week’s end. The cost of going out and the ridiculous hassle of negotiating a city on London’s scale during the night, all mean that partying all night is too much of a burden to make it a regular thing.

But given the pressures I’ve just listed, the club is not the only space which fails in its promise to provide a place for negotiated propinquity. The city as a whole does not provide sufficient space for people, especially its younger and less settled inhabitants, to see each other regularly. And it’s a pretty serious problem. A city’s whole creative dynamism rises and falls on the ability of people who do similar things and have similar interests to see each other regularly.
clubbing  music  community  propinquity  review  critique  gentrification  London  FailedArchitecture  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
RA: Death by a thousand cuts: Austerity and London nightlife
As Angus Finlayson explains, the real reason for London's club crisis might have been overlooked.
Fabric  dancemusic  music  clubbing  closure  regulation  Police  review  ResidentAdvisor  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
Opinion: London’s nightlife is dying. We should look to Eastern Europe for the future of clubbing — The Calvert Journal
Now London's Fabric has closed it's time to wake up to the fact that when it comes to clubbing, the momentum has shifted to the capitals of eastern Europe, whose underground electronic music scenes are starting to rival Berlin's
clubbing  dancemusic  music  EasternEurope  Moscow  Kiev  Tbilisi  advocacy  CalvertJournal  2016 
september 2016 by inspiral
The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | Fabric's Closure & The Rise Of A New British Puritanism
Nightclubs have been incredibly important spaces for me. Without the contacts and friendships made in them and the exposure to new music that I'd never have found trawling the internet, there is no way I would be writing this now. Without them The Quietus would not exist. Without them much of the music this website loves and has supported in our eight years would not exist. For all the freedoms and new networks of the internet, they're best complemented by a physical space in which people can meet, speak, dance, exchange ideas, kiss, fuck. Our nervous systems are stimulated by the presence of others, by the movement of the group, in a way that can never be replicated when online and isolated in small and overpriced flats. The closure of Fabric is another loss in what feels like an increasingly bitter and difficult war between those of us who love, live and breathe culture ranged against the conformist force of hyper-capitalism and its useful idiots in positions of power. I don't know quite how we can fight the new puritanism, but fight we must, in words, in music, in action, in debate, in love.
Fabric  music  culture  London  clubbing  regulations  alcohol  drugs  neopuritanism  critique  TheQuietus  2016 
september 2016 by inspiral
Night tube: top 10 London clubs – chosen by the experts | Travel | The Guardian
London’s long-awaited night tube is a gift to the capital’s clubbers. As the Victoria and Central lines start a non-stop weekend service – with other lines to follow in the autumn – we asked the cream of London’s club scene to point us to the party
clubbing  London  guide  tourist  Guardian  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
RA: Real estate, gentrification and nightlife in New York
Party promoters in New York are part of a complex game that most don't even know they're playing. Max Pearl reports on how property developers and gentrification are irreversibly shaping the city's dance music scene.
music  clubbing  gentrification  EamonHarkin  JustinCarter  NewYork  ResidentAdvisor  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Simon Kong - Person | AudioCulture
In 1991, 15-year-old Simon Kong made a habit of sneaking into Christchurch nightclubs. “Back then the DJs were really technically good, and they would play across the board,” he says. “Knowing what I know now, what you heard in the club was incredible. I would literally dance all night.”
SimonKong  interview  profile  dancemusic  music  clubbing  Wellington  NewZealand  AudioCulture  2015 
may 2016 by inspiral
RA: What's the way forward for UK nightlife?
Nightlife professionals from London, Berlin and Amsterdam sit down to discuss how to deal with the many threats facing one of the world's best club scenes.
nightlife  clubbing  dancemusic  gentrification  regulations  London  Berlin  Amsterdam  localgovernment  ResidentAdvisor  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
An Oral History of Berlin Dub and Bass Party Wax Treatment | Electronic Beats
Mark Ernestus, Shackleton, Fiedel and more tell the story of Hard Wax's beloved Berlin bass music party Wax Treatment and its famous Killasan sound system.
WaxTreatment  Killasan  clubbing  music  dub  bass  Berlin  MarkErnestus  Shackleton  Fiedel  DJPete  ElectronicBeats  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Less than ecstatic | The Economist
Since then, however, the party seems to be winding down. Between 2001 and 2011 the number of discotheken in the Netherlands fell by 38%. In Britain there were 3,144 clubs in 2005 but only 1,733 ten years later, says the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers; in 2015 revenues were £1.2 billion ($1.7 billion), down from £1.5 billion in 2010. In Berlin, although the number of music venues has been stable at about 350 (120 of which are clubs), several long-established night spots have closed their doors.
clubbing  music  nightlife  gentrification  Economist  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Sustainable Clubbing in Antwerp: Ampere
Antwerp Central station isn’t just an impressive landmark in itself; beneath the tracks leading to this locomotive cathedral you’ll find a jewel of the city’s nightlife as well. Ampere is the first environmentally friendly club in Belgium, although the people behind the venue prefer to call it a “sustainable creative event space.” That way, even the local Rabbis are OK with you raving to Moodymann, Nina Kraviz, or DJ Premier until 7.00 a.m. in the morning.
Ampere  profile  clubbing  Antwerp  Belgium  sustainability  DJBroadcast  2015 
january 2016 by inspiral
The Quietus | Opinion | Wreath Lectures | The Near-Death Of Raves: The Fate Of Independent Music Venues In 2015
One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the continuing disappearance of music venues under a pincer assault of noise complaints and gentrification. Ed Gillett argues that the pop-up 'experience' guff that comes in their wake is no replacement, and looks at possible solutions to the crisis
music  venues  clubbing  gentrification  urbandevelopment  critique  London  agentsofchange  Quietus  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
Last dance: how London's after-hours clubbing scene finally faded out | Music | The Guardian
Trade was the capital’s first ever legal after-hours club, running parties at the now defunct Clerkenwell Turnmills every Sunday. Its 25th birthday party next week wil be the last hurrah, but it leaves a legacy unequalled by any other
Trade  clubbing  afterhours  London  history  Guardian  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
End of the party: how police and councils are calling time on Britain’s nightlife | Music | The Guardian
From London’s Vibe Bar to the Arches in Glasgow, some of the UK’s most popular bars and clubs are closing in the face of ever-more stringent licensing rules – but the entrepreneurs behind them won’t go down without a fight
nightlife  clubbing  licensing  regulation  Police  London  UK  NightTimeIndustriesAssociation  Guardian  2015 
june 2015 by inspiral
Wapping is Hopping: how E1 Docklands became London's top place to party - Clubbing - Going Out - London Evening Standard
Cutting-edge residencies and visiting Ibiza DJs have turned the industrial Docklands area into London’s favourite spot to party. Joshi Herrmann dances the day away
Wapping  clubbing  music  London  EveningStandard  2015 
may 2015 by inspiral
Club culture: a guide to Bristol's nightlife by DJ Shanti Celeste | Travel | The Guardian
Bristol likes to party and DJ Shanti Celeste knows the best places to get your groove on. As the Red Bull Music Academy continues its UK tour of top clubbing cities, she gives us the lowdown on the West Country’s party capital
clubbing  music  tourist  guide  Bristol  Guardian  2015 
april 2015 by inspiral
Club culture: a guide to Glasgow's nightlife – by Optimo | Travel | The Guardian
In the first of a series of nightlife guides to coincide with the Red Bull Music Academy’s UK tour of top clubbing cities, JG Wilkes from DJ duo Optimo reveals the secrets and sounds of the Glasgow scene
Glasgow  tourist  clubbing  guide  Optimo  author:JGWilkes  Guardian  2015 
march 2015 by inspiral
How CDR kickstarted the careers of London's brightest artists
From the early 2000s onwards, CDR, run by Tony Nwachukwu of Attica Blues fame and his cohort Gavin Alexander, was a unique date in the Plastic People calendar.
CDR  PlasticPeople  clubbing  dancemusic  London  TonyNwachukwu  interview  FactMag  2015 
march 2015 by inspiral
Township tech: South Africans raving at apartheid’s afterparty | Music | The Guardian
A new documentary shows how a country still scarred by years of segregation has embraced locally brewed house music as a force for expression
dancemusic  Kwaito  clubbing  SouthAfrica  music  Guardian  2015 
february 2015 by inspiral
'A blueprint for perfection’: Plastic People remembered | Music | The Guardian
The London nightclub Plastic People has closed its doors after two decades, having incubated dubstep, championed pluralism, and designed one of the world’s greatest sound systems. Its founder Ade Fakile, and resident Floating Points, relive the good times
PlasticPeople  London  clubbing  personalaccount  AdeFakile  FloatingPoints  Guardian  2015 
january 2015 by inspiral
Articles: Der Klang Der Familie: Berlin, Techno and the Fall of the Wall | Features | Pitchfork
Looking back a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this chapter from an oral history of the city's techno scene tells the origin story of Europe's most iconic techno club, Tresor, during the early years of German reunification.
Tresor  Berlin  history  techno  clubbing  Pitchfork  2014 
november 2014 by inspiral
DJ Sprinkles: ‘Music is the least interesting thing about clubs’ | Music | The Guardian
Meet Terre Thaemlitz, the transgender clubland renegade who wants to take house music back to its near-forgotten queer roots
DJSprinkles  TerreThaemlitz  interview  music  clubbing  LBGT  Guardian  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
EDM vs. House — Cuepoint — Medium
Will dance music festivals extinguish the minimalistic sound of club culture, or fuel its next fire?
EDM  dancemusic  history  clubbing  USA  DaftPunk  music  Curpoint  author:JoshuaGlazer  Medium  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
The Raving Crew Who Were Named 'The Most Dangerous People in the UK' | VICE United Kingdom
Jump forward 9,030 days or so, and somewhere under the stars this August bank holiday, DiY’s 25th birthday will be celebrated in the appropriate manner: consensual, eyes-wide-open carousing, with nobody being charged for the “privilege”. As DiY founder member Harry explains: “Our aim was always to take club music to the fields and the attitude of the fields to the clubs. We were very zealous about the ‘free’ principle as applied to festivals and parties. No start or finish time, no fences, no security. No rip-off, basically. Just the beauty of dancing at dawn in the fields.”
DIY  clubbing  music  freeparty  UK  history  dancemusic  Vice  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Berghain club bouncer launches memoirs about life as a Berlin doorman | World news | The Guardian
Sven Marquardt says it's about the right mix, even if that means 'letting in the odd lawyer with his Gucci-Prada wife'
Berghain  clubbing  Berlin  Guardian  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
The Wild Times » News » What’s happening to London clubbing? Part 1 of 3: Licensing
Since acid house and rave culture first enchanted London, a transition from dancing in guerrilla spaces, to purpose built clubs, and a return to favour more ad-hoc places, can be documented along the dance/electronic music timeline. Numerous social, economic, artistic and technological factors have driven the evolution of this music culture. Having previously been involved in many underground events utilising both legal and illegal spaces, we're noticing (and so are many of our promoter and venue associates), that things have once again arrived at a crossroads with regards to where to throw parties in the capital. Electronic/dance music is big business and London feels to be a perpetually expanded city. Specifically focusing on the logistics of running parties in the capital, these two aforementioned factors have had consequences on all forms of venues. In the first of three reports, our WT contributor and party starter, Peggy Whitfield, investigates three prominent factors currently effecting promoters organising electronic/dance parties in London: Licensing, London gentrification & commercialisation...
clubbing  London  licensing  gentrification  TheWildTimes  2014 
april 2014 by inspiral
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