Where’s the party?

Dimly lit rooms dripping with sweat, lasers, lighting systems, the lot. Do you know what? We’re bored of it. Alternative spaces are successfully used as clubbing grounds all the time. Each bringing unique logistic nightmares and stories for the grandkids. Just as acid house flourished in unkempt and open spaces round the M25 circuit. Or in disused gyms named Shoom in Southwark, inspired by what they had seen at Amnesia Ibiza. Novelty locations continue to be sought after.

Location, location, location

The Asylum, Newsham Park


Confined in Liverpool’s Newsham Park lies a boarded up old hospital. This year it welcomed Marco Carola and Maribou State to DJ within the walls built in the 1800s. For Halloween, the Cocoon family headed down, given there are frequent ghost hunts there it likely made for a spooky rave-up.

Stattbad, Berlin


Keinemusik hosted a showcase at the Stattbad in Berlin during February. Nic Fanciulli, Re.You and Catz ‘N Dogz were amongst guests who joined Adam Port and &Me, in either the boiler room or swimming pool for a B2B as chosen by the DJs. The building has been used since the turn of the millennium. Sadly, the venue closed a few months after the event due to fire safety issues.

Chip Shop, Bristol


To launch his mix CD Fries with that? Eats Everything decided to host a Boiler Room set at his favourite chip shop in his hometown Bristol. Instead of hot fat splutters, sizzling musical sparks were flying as Eats cooked up a percussive storm.


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