House and techno may have been born in America, but in the late eighties and early nineties, Europeans truly embraced dance culture.
In 2015, electronic music in Europe couldn’t be a in a healthier place, now more than ever party goers are travelling outside of their own cities to discover what other vibrant hubs have to offer.
This short list comprised, has some of our favourite places that every electronic music fan should visit.
Widely considered as the clubbing capital of the world, Berlin has been an inspiration for all things house and techno. It all began when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, shortly after, the first parties where being thrown in empty derelict buildings and unused cellars and techno became the flame that reunited the city.
In 2015, there is nowhere that can quite match the atmosphere the city and clubs here provide. Berlin has become a haven for electronic music lovers all across the world, and is home to some of the most legendary clubs in dance.
Berghain is no doubt the city’s most famous and sought-after club, it regularly hosts the biggest parties with the most renowned DJs, and is home to Steffi, Tama Sumo, Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock. If you’re lucky enough to meet Berganins door policy, it will no doubt change your clubbing world forever.
However, it isn’t all about Berghain, clubs such as Watergate, Ritter Butzke and Tresor are all a must if you’re making the visit to Berlin.
Tresor was first opened in 1991 and has had a huge influence on the city’s musical direction; it has also been credited with the careers of Sven Vath and Ellen Allien bringing them both to the forefront. Even as far back as the 1920s Berlin has always been known as party city within Europe and long may it continue.