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Rest of the world Brazil D-Edge 1000

€8-35. 11pm-4/7/8am SÃO PAULO One of the most famous clubs in Sao Paulo’s underground scene with weekly presence of cutting edge labels and artists. The DAS Soundsystem powers the main room whilst Funktion Ones have the reigns in room two and the lounge, with insane LED walls and lightning designed by Muti Randolph adding an extra mind-melting dimension to the sleek interior. Bringing the finest underground talent from the worlds of house, techno and everything in between with each night tuned to a different take on the underground sound; the club is a compact but futuristic space under the stewardship of owner, passionate music lover and host Renato Ratier. 2012 has been great for life on D-Edge too with visits from Ricardo Villalobos, Martyn, Soul Clap, Wolf & Lamb, Ali Love, Cassy, Shonky and Lee Foss – building its reputation as one of the best clubs in the world From 17/1 Rotating nights regularly hosting special big name guests. Moving (Thursdays), Freak Chic (Friday), Mothership (Saturdays), Superafter (Sunday mornings/ afternoons) with resident DJ Renato Ratier and special guests every week D-Edge, Alameda Olga, 170 Barra Fundan – +55 1136 659 500 www.d-edge.com.br

Paradore Beach Club 2000

£10-36. 11pm-6am Balneário Camboriú House and tech house galore with DJs like Layo & Bushwacka and Brazilians Carlo Dallanese and Kings of Swingers duo for full-on carnival parties in one of the most beautiful beach clubs in Southern Brazil 9/2 10/2, 11/2, 12/2 Fabo, Maycon Schramm (Space B. Camboriú Resident), Bruno Be, Carlo Dall Anesse, Thiago Zachi plus international guests TBC Parador Beach Club, 454, Vicotrio Fornerolli Street, Praia do Estaleirinho, 88334-610, Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina – 00 55 47 7811-9083 www.paradorbeachclub.com.br

WORLD-CLASS CLUBBING Dada Beijing Tucked between the ancient Hutong back alleys behind an elaborate Chinese arch lies Dada Beijing – the new face of electronic music culture in China’s capital city. Devised by Michael Antidote and his two silent partners, the club speaks volumes about the country’s burgeoning scene. “After three big years in Shanghai, (home of it’s sister venue Club Dada) we decided Beijing needed a solid mid-size venue for hosting cutting edge DJ music”, says Michael, before discovering the perfect location, “in the heart of the historic and hip Gulou neighbourhood, a minute walk from the ancient Drum Tower, the Nanluoguxiang shopping lane and surrounded by a diverse scene of hip hop kids, street artists, skate and fixie hipsters, punk rock diehards, metal kids, and of course, all sorts of clubbers.” Across its two floors, Dada offers a split dance and party room and relaxed bar area, with a café/wine bar upstairs decorated in raw, rustic wood. “The walls are covered in stencil art by Arthur Gallice, who

took Chinese icons and made them ‘Dada-esque’, says Michael, of the décor that styles Dada’s concrete walls. “We’re in a city that has a lot of large clubs forced to program very mainstream music and then a lot of smaller bars,” Michael continues, “so we’re trying to bridge that gap: big sound, international DJs, but still intimate.” When Kode 9 played, they even had to siphon power from the neighbouring building due to a freak blizzard. But it’s through adventures like these that since its opening in July 2012 Dada Beijing has revitalised the local DJ ‘crews’, offering them the chance to play with heroes such as Kode 9, Syndicate, Pinch, Kid 606, Doshy, Sub Culture and Objekt. A dozen of these crews then programme nights that range from d’n’b to dark dubstep and techno, disco and rare 80s cheese, in an innovative schedule punctuated by cult film nights and local fashion bazaars. So when it comes to providing something for everyone there’s only one question left to ask… Who’s the Dada? Phil Dudman

TRACKERTOWER 500

25/30 $RS. 12am-7am Sao Paulo Trackertower sits right in the heart of Sao Paulo’s historic centre. An audio/video and media workshop school during the day, this iconic building transforms into one of the best club venues in the city come nightfall. On the 9th February it is carnival weekend in Brazil and Murray Richardson’s Rebel Waltz V Colors have invited London house don Stuart Patterson from Shoreditch’s East Village club and the infamous Faith parties, to join them for what’s sure to be a carnival knees up to remember. Get set for ‘London meets Sao Paulo’ in this international soundclash 9/2 Rebel Waltz V Colors: Stuart Patterson, Murray Richardson, Jota Wagner, Wander A Trackertower, Rua Dom Jose de Barros, 337, Sao Paulo Centro – +55 11 3337 5750 www.trackertower.com.br / www.murrayrichardson.net

Warung Beach Club 4000

U$50. 10pm-7am Brazil The amazing Warung is justifiably the most famous club in South America and possibly the best place to watch the sun rise in the world. Its long, apexed timber main room is a favourite with the world’s greatest underground talent such as Seth Troxler, Art Department, Jamie Jones and Solomun. Downstairs lies the stunning garden, surrounded by leafy jungle, packed full of the best underground music and most beautiful people on the planet. (Check out our Big 3 review of their tenth anniversary party on page 26) 18/1 Magda, Amirali (live), Renato Ratier, Aninha, Renee Mussi, Fabio Spavieri; 25/1 Kolombo, Infinity Ink feat. Ali Love, Fabricio Nakov, Davis, Fran Bortolossi; 2/2 Leozinho Teco Teco, Leo Janeiro, Daniel Kuhnen; 9/3 Closing Summer: Neon Nights, Solomun, David August Warung, Jose Medeiros Viera 350 – 00 55 47 3348 7643 www.warungclub.com.br

China Club Dada 300

free. 10pm-5am Shanghai With a solid sound system, video screens and a chillout backroom painted with street murals by local artists, Dada is one of the clubs pioneering the electronic scene in China’s second city, playing dark electronic sounds from acid house to witch house, goth-step and b-side disco as upcoming regional talent entertain a polysexual crowd. There’s even a snake restaurant out front, where you can choose a live snake for your meal, and tell them how to cook it – pretty cool on the scale of things. Open till around 5am and free to get in 18/1 Stockholm Syndrome, Timefly; 19/1 Popasuda, Sal, Junior Revelation; 25/1 Acid Pony, The Horses; 26/1 Love Bang! bisexual dubstep; 1/2 Brotha from another Mutha; 2/2 Minimalist with Milan J; 16/2 Panda Injection; 22/2 Acid Pony, The Horses; 23/2 Love Bang! DADA Bar, 115 Xingfu Road, Shanghai, China – (86) 150 00 182 212 http://site.douban.com/dadabar

Dada Beijing 500

free. 9pm-5am Beijing Our featured club thismonth (see box-out to the left). Usually free, with door tickets for special events 18/1 Black Eyeliner; 19/1 Computer Disco; 2/2 Black Eyeliner; 8/2 Metro Tokyo; 22/2 Black Eyeliner; 23/2 The Syndicate Dub Night DADA Beijing, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Beijing – (86) 183 1108 0818 http://weibo.com/dadabj

Croatia Sirup 300

€4-8. 11pm-6am Zagreb From 11-6am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, this 300 capacity venue prides itself on being the only Croatian club open all year that showcases a strictly underground dance music policy. Based in Zagreb it

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launched on New Year’s Eve in 2009, hosts an annual residency from Andrew Weatherall and is set to expand its main room with a new upstairs gallery in January. December sees Jay Tripwire and Industrialyzer as highlights 17/1 Petar Dundov, 26/1 Sei A, 16/2 It’s A Fine Line, 23/2 Deadbeat Sirup, Donje Svetice 40 – +385 1 7788 890 www.sirupclub.com

Denmark Culture Box 400

40-100 DKK. 11pm-6am Copenhagen Culture Box has been at the heart of electronic music culture in Denmark since opening in 2005. Dim red lights and a superb Martin Audio sound system dominate the main room, Black Box. The low ceilinged Red Box, offers more intimacy and a superb Mayer Sound system. Expect every kind of non-commercial dance music and a very warm welcome 18/1 TBC; 19/1 Tim Andresen; 25/1 TBC; 26/1 Volt9, Erik Tronik; 1/2 TBC; 2/2 Nick Höppner, Efdemin; 8/2 TBC; 9/2 TBC; 15/2 TBC; 16/2 Tim Andresen, Steffen H; 22/2 TBC; 23/2 TBC Culture Box, Kronprinsesse Gade 54, DK-1306 Copenhagen K, Denmark – +45 3332 5050 www.culture-box.com

Japan Womb

Weekdays 1000yen to 2000yen. Weekends 2500yen to 4500yen . 9pm-5am Tokyo Tokyo’s premiere nightspot, setting the pace for Japanese club culture. Boasting stunning light shows, a Steve Dash soundsystem, DJ booths on the 1st and 4th floor and even a fresh juice bar serving seasonal fruit juice and cocktails. Entering its twelfth year, Womb maintains a cutting-edge dance music policy, bringing through local talent and attracting the worlds top DJs and promoters to a party that keeps them coming back. Expect an utterly immersive and unique clubbing experience. Techno, house, d’n’b, electro, electronica, deep house, disco, minimal, tech house and live shows 18/1 Emma; 19/1 Nicolas Jaar, Sodeyama, Maar; 25/1 Daishi Dance; 26/1 Josh Wink Womb Tokyo, 2-16 Maruyamachou Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0044 – 81(0)3 5773 0440 www.womb.co.jp

Netherlands AIR 1300

€10/12/15. 10pm-5am Amsterdam One of Amsterdam’s most famous nighteries, Air’s interior was conceptualized by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, his

multidisciplinary ideas creating a fantastic and exciting setting sure to stimulate venue’s guests. The club comprises three restroom groups, five bars and two smoking areas, each with their own design and atmosphere, with lockers available at the spacious entrance to ensure guests can store their personal belongings safely. Despite being a 1300 capacity large club, the objective for Air is to create an intimate atmosphere, whether there are 100 or 1000 guests, with the venue partitioned to maintain this feeling throughout. Placing such importance on intimacy underlines Air’s mission to make its guests feel at home, allowing them to break free from the shackles of everyday life and dance the night away, immersed in the exceptional audio-visual facilities and state of the art Void Acoustics soundsystem, to regular house, techno, hip hop and r’n’b parties. Open every day except Sundays and Thursdays 17/1 CookieClub; 18/1 Amsterdam Fashion Week Opening; 19/1 Club MTV; 20/1 Tiktak; 24/1 CookieClub; 25/1 Future Disco; 31/1 CookieClub; 1/2 Format; 3/2 Tiktak; 7/2 CookieCub; 8/2 Dimitri and Derrick May in Air; 9/2 GirlsLoveDJs; 10/2 Tiktak; 14/2 CookieClub; 15/2 Supertoys; 16/2 Baws; 17/2 Tiktak; 21/2 CookieClub; 22/2 Diepzinnig; 23/2 Defected in the House Air, Amstelstraat 24, 1017 – www.air.nl

£$25+. 9pm-7am Singapore Fresh from their amazing ZoukOut beach festival, Zouk boast an incredible complex of individual club rooms, each with its own unique layout and decor. These include Velvet Underground ‘Lounge’ and Velvet Underground ‘Dance’, the latter with the entire ceiling is covered with LED panels along with the wall behind the DJ console. With an amazing Andy Warhol painting staring over clubbers on another dancefloor and incredible soundsystems throughout, Zouk is most definitely Singapore’s number one clubbing destination. On the week of 21 April Zouk will also be celebrating their 21st Anniversary in a big way – making them 6 months older than Ministry Of Sound 25/1 Quintino Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420 – 00 65 6738 2988 www.zoukclub.com

Garnier, Andy C, Tiga and many more. Row 14 is particularly well known for its unique Sunday parties, ELROW, attracting a mixed and up-for-it crowd. Expect smiles, energy, colours, performances and people dressed up, whilst on special occasions ROW14 opens on Saturdays for special d’n’b and dubstep events. Row14 was created by the Monegros Desert Festival group and delivers its feast of electronic music through a state of the art soundsystem and sharp visual effects. The venue comprises a large dancefloor in the Row Club, a comfortable lounge area in the Row Bar, and an impressive open air terrace for enjoying the summer nights. And days. Look out for Elrow’s dedicated themed parties every two months with special decorations and performances. The dress code is casual and entry is usually 18 Euros with a drink, but price can change depending on the event 27/1 Cadenza Presents: Technasia, Uner, Elrow residents; 3/2 All Star Residents; 10/2 Elrow Carnaval: Loco Dice, Elrow residents; 17/2 Pleasurekraft, Elrow residents; 24/2 Pan Pot, Elrow residents Row 14, Autovia de Castelldefels C31 :: Km. 186,1 Viladecans Barcelona – 0034 932 063 034 www.row14.es

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ELROW & ROW14 3000

Under Bron 500

Singapore ZOUK 4000

€18/varies. 5pm-5am Barcelona Row14 presents the best electronic music from house and minimal to techno and d’n’b represented by international artists such as Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Luciano, Laurent

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£free-15 / 0-150SEK. 10pm-5am Stockholm The winter version of Sweden’s legendary Trädgården summer club opened up two years ago. Located in an old plumbing company’s house, its raw look and interior makes this venue unique amongst Stockholm’s clubbing landscape. Set over three floors, an industrial elevator makes it a special place, delivering punters into the depths of the basement for exhibitions, nude paintings, MMA wrestling, and an aquarium filled with living lobsters. The ground floor, however, is for dancing with a Funktion One soundsystem and DJs from all over the world delivering sounds from Detroit, Chicago and UK bass. Upstairs there are two rooms, ‘Såret’ with a small live stage for live acts and performances and the Cocktail bar outside were your can eat

different kinds of sausages and dumplings. You can even order a whole Lobster for only £19. Open Fridays and Saturdays 18/1 TBC; 19/1 TBC; 25/1 TBA; 26/1 TBC Under Bron, Hammarby Slussväg 2, Stockholm – 0046 863 442 023 www.underbron.com

Thailand Beach Republic 500

£300 Baht. 8pm-2am Koh Samui This venue is one of the Thai island of Koh Samui’s premiere beach destinations. Located on Lamai Beach, Beach Republic stands apart from the crowd with a unique feel and culture of it’s own, offering futuristic architecture, sweeping ocean views super large beds and private cabanas. Regular DJs offer soundtrack of everything from house to ambient grooves so prepare to get twisted by the pool. Dress code: Men: shirts, t-shirts, singlets; Ladies: shirts/blouses, t-shirts, singlets and bikinis 25/1 Fierce Angel: Mark Doyle Beach Republic, 176/34 Moo 4, Tambon Maret, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84310 – www.beachrepublic.com

Maya Beach Club 300-1000

200-500 Thai BHT. 12-5am Surathani Playing house, bass music, reggae, hip hop and all things underground, Maya Beach Club has already brought scores of international DJs to Koh Tao beach in Thailand such as Mr Doris, Stafford Brothers, Aaron Ross, Snareophobe, Leeroy Thornhill and Jaguar skills. Open everyday from 10am to 2am and until 5am on party nights, Koh Tao’s premiere beach club is packed with Balinese style beach loungers, comfortable sofas, cocktails, table service and a JBL soundsystem. With the extra beach bars, capacity also grows from 300 up to 1000 for those special parties until sunrise. Feel free to don your bikinis, board shorts and flip flops, but no Speedos 20/1 The Beach Electronic Music Festival: Danny Nation, The Yeti, DJ Chamber, Dub Pistols, Boyonic; 21/1 The Beach Electronic Music Festival: Danny Nation, Graham Gold, Thomas

Gandey, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Mick 5 Fingers Maya Beach Club, 1/11 Moo 1, Ban Koh tao, Chumpon, Thailand 84360 – +669-08652958 or +6680-700-8295 mayabeachclubkohtao.com

USA Le Poisson Rouge 800

$10-30. 7pm-4am New York (Le) Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the on the former site of Club Life and The Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, the venue’s mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry. It prides itself on offering the highest quality eclectic programming, impeccable acoustics, and bold design with a state-of-the art performance space engineered by the legendary John Storyk. It’s home to the only US residency of Barcelona’s Nasty Mondays, Rich Medina’s new weekly party ‘Props’ and Macaulay Culkin’s monthly party amongst a who’s who of dance artists that have taken to LPR’s turntables playing everything from electronica to hip-hop, classical, jazz, goth and dubstep 17/1 On The Sly: DJ Knomad; 18/1 The Freedom Party: DJs Herbert Holler, Cosi, Marc Smooth; 19/1 More Than Enough: Elite Camp DJs; 23/1 Props: Rich Medina, Akalepse; 25/1 The Freedom Party: DJs Herbert Holler, Cosi, Marc Smooth; 26/1 I Love Vinyl: DJ Scribe, The Twilight Tone, OP!, Jon Oliver, Ge-Ology; 30/1 Props: Rich Medina, Akalepse Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. NYC, NY 10012 – 001 212 505 3474 www.lprnyc.com

Mid Chicago 801

$free/25. 10pm-5am Chicago One of Chicago’s premier nightspots, MID caters for dancing in every form. Between their Fridays (Mayhem at the MID) and Saturdays (Control) they welcome top names from James Murphy to Skrillex, Claude VonStroke to Tiesto and Green Velvet to Grandmaster Flash to excite your ears through their phenomenal Funktion-One

soundsystem. With a spacious dancefloor in the main room, reservable table spaces and a second room complete with mezzanine bar that overlooks the entire club, this club is literally on a different level. Dress to impress or just rock up relaxed, and if you want a private party, their Century Room even has its own, exclusive DJ booth for your raving pleasure. MID is also open Mondays, Thursday and for other special events 18/1 RL Grime; 19/1 Mark Knight; 26/1 Robbie Rivera; 1/2 Savoy; 8/2 Baauer; 22/2 Felix da Housecat; 23/2 Dubfire The MID, 306 North Halsted, Chicago, IL – +1 312 265 3990 www.themidchicago.com

Playhouse Nightclub 700

$20-30. 10pm-4am Los Angeles Located in a 10,500 square-foot venue, Playhouse concentrates on the lighting, the sound and production which makes each party unique. Recently hosting a list of talent such as Tiësto, Chuckie, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Pete Tong, Dada Life, Dirty South, Afrojack and more 18/1 Fareoh; 21/1 Oscar G; 28/1 Hot Mouth; 4/2 Mark Farina; 11/2 EC Twins; 18/2 Christian Smith; 25/2 James Zabiela Playhouse Nightclub, 6506 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA – 001 323 656 4800 www.playhousenightclub.com

Surrender 3000

$40 (men) $30 (women). 10.30pm-4am Las Vegas A sophisticated 60,000 square foot indoor/outdoor venue, Surrender is part of the same expansive entertainment complex that houses world-famous Encore Beach Club (home to Mixmag’s beach parties). Surrender programs world-renowned DJs and producers who perform on a weekly basis. Eight dancer poles inside the venue with trained gogo dancers overlooking a custom 70 foot LED wall and DJ booth 17/1 Closed; 18/1 Dillon Francis; 19/1 Cedric Gervais; 25/1 Nervo; 26/1 Battle Track Surrender Nightclub, 3121 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 – 001 702 770 7308 www.surrendernightclub.com

Cedric Gervais takes on Surrender in Vegas, 19/1, it’s James Zabiela for Playhouse in Hollywood 25/2, and catch Dimitri and Derrick May in Air, Amsterdam 8/2 www.dontstayin.com

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