DJ Mag opens voting for 2014 Top 100 Clubs: will Australia rank this year?
Now the dust has settled on DJ Mag’s ever-controversial Top 100 DJs, it’s time to rank the world’s 100 leading clubs. While in the past, the list was decided by DJs, 2014 is its fifth year as a public-voted poll. From now until February 28, you can show support for your favourite clubs by heading here to vote. “It doesn’t matter if you like intimate, dark sweatboxes or vast stadium-style venues,” DJ Mag writes. “Every vote counts.”
Last year, the number one spot went to Brazil’s sprawling Green Valley, further cementing South America’s reputation as a dance music mecca. The 2013 poll also saw the mega-clubs of Las Vegas, with their lavish layouts and even more lavish DJ fees, muscling into the top ranks, while the 2014 results should see some new Sin City entries: LIGHT at the Mandalay Bay has just opened with its rotating roster of A-listers like Axwell, Krewella, Sebastian Ingrosso and Skrillex, while the gargantuan Hakkasan simultaneously made a bold, brash arrival.
Sadly, not a single Australian club made the Top 100 list in 2013, with the top ten dominated by the big guns of Ibiza, the UK and South America, from Space and Pacha Ibiza to London stalwart Fabric and Madrid’s Fabrik. Left-field entries in the top 100 included Beirut’s gaudy Skybar and Republiq, the EDM club housed in a resort complex for wealthy holidayers in the Philippines. Despite the lack of local representation, though, the top 100 list makes for a pretty impressive (and daunting) to-do list; you can vote here for the 2014 list.