Iconic London Nightclub Fabric to Reopen

The party isn’t over, after all.

Fabric, the fabled London nightclub whose closure in September jolted the global electronic music scene, will reopen after agreeing to tough new measures to prevent drug abuse at the club, the club and officials from the borough that hosts it said on Monday.

The 2,500-person-capacity venue, whose freewheeling spirit helped draw a generation of clubbers, was stripped of its license and forced to close its doors after the deaths of two 18-year-olds, both of whom had taken MDMA, better known as Ecstasy. In 2014, the club had come under scrutiny after the deaths of four others in the previous three years, which police had blamed on drug use.

But in a hearing on Monday at Highbury magistrates court in North London, the Borough of Islington, home to the club, said it would allow Fabric to reopen after its owners had agreed to tough new antidrug measures, including preventing anyone under the age of 19 from entering, scanning identifications, and banning for life anyone caught dealing drugs or possessing them.

The shuttering of Fabric had spawned a loud outcry, with denizens of London’s night life, including promoters, D.J.’s and music fans bemoaning that its closure heralded the demise of the London music scene and was a heavy blow for the city’s role as a global cultural center. Electronic music fans voiced their discontent on Twitter, and more than 160,000 signed a petition against its closure. At the same time, the shutdown pointed an uncomfortable spotlight on what some called a culture of drug-fueled hedonism at clubs, from London to Paris to New York, that critics said had gone too far.

Fabric thanked its supporters, saying in a statement on Facebook that they had “saved Fabric.” It said: “So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause, artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events from us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us.”

Judy Griffith, promotions manager at Fabric, said by phone from Saint Philip, Barbados, that she was ecstatic about the news, which she said would give a big lift to London’s night life and help secure an important sphere in British culture. “I am over the moon, and very grateful for everyone that supported us. The reopening is a powerful sign that London is open at last,” Ms. Griffith said, adding: “I’m looking forward to planning an epic reopening.”

Dozens of London clubs have closed their doors in recent years, pushed out by creeping gentrification and a crackdown on late-night licenses. London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, is so determined to rejuvenate the nighttime economy that he recently appointed a night czar, charged with injecting new life into the city’s night life.

Mr. Khan, who has been pressing to make the capital a 24-hour city by offering all-night service on subways on weekends, welcomed Fabric’s reopening, noting that over the last eight years, London had lost half of its nightclubs and 40 percent of its live music venues.

“This decline must stop if London is to retain its status as a 24-hour city with a world-class night life,” Mr. Khan said.

Create Nightclub NYE 2016 Promo Code (Dash Berlin, Dada Life, Deorro)

Create Nightclub in Hollywood (LA) just announced their line up for New Years Weekend 2016.

Buy your tickets now before prices go up! Use promo code DISCO to get 20% off your ticket purchase at

On some normal nights, the discount code DISCO can is also good for Buy One Get One Free, or free earlybird ticket offers. (Not for New Years weekend though)

You can also book table service at Create Nightclub and sign up for Create guestlist directly on our free mobile app.

Wednesday Dec 28, 2016 – Yellow Claw

Thursday Dec 29, 2016 – Dada Life

Friday Dec 30, 2016 – Deorro

Saturday Dec 31, 2016 – Dash Berlin

New SF Club Halcyon Opens in SOMA near Audio SF

Life will soon return to the former BeatBox space at 314 11th St., as it prepares to become Halcyon, a new entertainment venue run by a local nightlife veteran.

The space’s new owner, Gina Milano, said it was on her radar for awhile. Over the past two decades, she’s owned and operated a handful of restaurants and nightclubs around San Francisco, including Le Club, a faux members-only club in Nob Hill; Bambuddha Lounge, a precursor to Chambers in the Phoenix Hotel; and Restaurant Maroc, an Upper Haight lounge serving Moroccan-Californian food and cocktails.

Most recently, she worked next door, helping Audio nightclub and its sister bar, Bergerac, get off the ground. The owners of BeatBox knew that she was looking to branch out on her own again, and as soon as they were ready to sell, they called her up.

Rather than simply launching a nightclub, Milano sees this new venue as an opportunity to employ a wide variety of highly creative people.

“I love being entertained, and I love hyper-creative people, and I love being hyper-creative,” she said.

On Friday and Saturday nights, Halcyon will be a dance club, with electronic DJs and semi-live performances. But in the vein of nearby Public Works, Milano also plans to host weekly entertainment events like a Wednesday-night cabaret, complete with live dance performances, booths with bottle service and 56 cabaret tables.

She’s also considering hosting dance classes on certain nights, including different types of line dancing in the evening and yoga-dance classes that will keep the space active during the day. And of course, Halcyon will be available for corporate and private events as well.

To accommodate all of these different uses, the layout and the lighting are being designed to allow the space to easily transform from one offering to another.

With brick walls and a steel support structure, it’s a “very tough, raw, industrial-looking space,” so Milano and her team are working to give it a “nice shiny veneer,” she said. LED lights are being added to the support beams, and she’s installing a “state-of-the-art” projection mapping system.

“I’m single-handedly keeping LED producers in China at work right now,” Milano joked, describing the look of the finished space as “a tough bitch in designer clothing.”

Choosing a name that symbolized her wide-ranging offerings wasn’t easy, but Halcyon has many relevant meanings, Milano said. It’s “a cool word” that’s used to refer to blissful, carefree memories or a golden era, as well as the name of a popular dance record store in Brooklyn, where visiting DJs in the ’80s and ’90s would commonly stop in before shows.

It’s also the name of two different birds: one from Greek mythology, and the other, Halcyonidae, a family of the African Kingfisher. The latter bird will grace one wall of the venue, in the form of an abstract mural.

If all goes according to plan, Milano said, Halcyon will host its first private parties during Halloween weekend, and open to the public for the first time on the weekend of Nov. 5th-6th.

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Hakkasan, Omnia, Wet Republic Announce 2016 DJ Residencies

Hakkasan Group — the folks behind nightclubs Hakkasan and Omnia as well as Wet Republic dayclub — today revealed its full 2016 Las Vegas DJ residency lineup.

Calvin Harris tops the list alongside Tiësto, who’ve both signed multi-year contracts.

Notable new additions include Armin van Buuren (formerly signed with Marquee), Lil Jon (formerly with XS/Wynn), Chuckie (formerly with Marquee), Axwell^Ingrosso (formerly with Light/Daylight), Steve Angello (formerly with LiFE/SLS), and Oliver Heldens. Check out the full list below.

Dates for Calvin Harris performances are already announced through September.

Hakkasan/Omnia/Wet Republic 2016 DJ Roster

Calvin Harris
Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
The Chainsmokers
Dada Life
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dzeko & Torres
Fergie DJ
Lil Jon
Martin Garrix
Nicky Romero
Oliver Heldens
Steve Angello
Steve Aoki

Find out when your favorite DJs are spinning using the free Discotech App. Get on guestlists, book tables, and buy tickets with a few taps on your phone!

Love and Propaganda (Formerly Vessel) Grand Opening

Brought to you by the owners and designers of Audio, the freshly minted Love and Propaganda opened this weekend with LA-based producer Goldroom headlining Friday’s premier, followed by rising stars Autograf and Kasbo spinning on Saturday. Co-owners David Brinkley and Danny Hai invested heavily in the 18,000 watt Funktion One sound system specifically designed for peak acoustics in the intimate venue.

Located in the same location as the recently retired Vessel, the redesigned interior features “an industrial aesthetic juxtaposed with neoclassical elements with a punk edge.” Chandeliers, gilded art and black leather seating all adorn the 5,700 square foot club which will offer 3D projection to compliment the high fidelity sound. With regards to the entertainment, brothers Peter and Chris Doukakis (also of Audio) plan to book an eclectic mix of DJs with genres spanning nudisco, house and indie-dance.

Love and Propaganda will bring a welcomed new late-night option to the Union Square/Financial District area for dance music fans. If Audio was the warm up, then L&P should be the grand slam.

Monday Social Moves to Project LA

If you haven’t already, get yourself down to Monday Social at least once in your Los Angeles life.

If ever there was a weekday time machine back to Saturday at midnight, its name is Monday Social. The loss of reality’s road markers — it’s a school night, and you’re surrounded by full-on party monsters — is disconcerting.

I’ve seen bottles of champagne palmed and guzzled like beer on the packed-like-a-festival-main-stage dance floor. I forgot it was a Monday until being deposited on the street after 3 a.m: What just happened? Do I still have my wallet? Why is there lipstick on my shoe?

Monday Social, celebrating its 20th year and by far the longest-running electronic dance music party in Los Angeles, is a point of pride for any Angeleno with out-of-town friends to show around. Yeah, this is how we do any old night in L.A.

The event’s popularity was hard-earned and much deserved. I’ve known the founders, Freddie Be and Mick Cole, since they started Monday Social as a laid-back soiree on the second floor of defunct French eatery Louis XIV 20 years ago.

Back then it really was a social, a gathering place for dance music industry insiders who could gossip, smoke on the patio, and listen to Scott Hardkiss drop Schooly D’s “P.S.K., What Does It Mean?” in the middle of a house set. That vibe has long since given way to sheer bacchanalia, a product of EDM’s explosion in the music festival world.

The duo is moving next week from Sound Nightclub to Project LA in part as an effort to try to tap into its original vibe. If plans pan out, there will be more depth (of the kind displayed by DJs like Danny Howells and Hernan Cattaneo) and fewer hand-raising drops.

Cole says he wants to bring the industry crowd back while making the night more laid-back, less “spring break with an expense account.”

“We’re definitely not about the VIP bottle-service crowd,” he says. “We got tired of that. The club [Sound] wanted these people because they drive money through the venue. We’re more about a beer and maybe a lil’ toke on the patio.”

Let’s stop the conversation here: All props must go to Sound for being the right size club at the right time. With 500 capacity and a Funktion-One sound system, it was the little venue that could. Monday Social’s move from the 800-plus Playhouse down the street also decreased marketing stress for the promoters and allowed the floor to be packed more of the time.

That’s a good thing.

But it presented a few issues for Monday Social. Sound replaced the Funktion-One rig (EDM people just fawn over these things) with a Pioneer system, which Cole says did not sound as good. It emphasized bottle service which, frankly, attracts douchebags who often could care less about good music. And it started booking the same DJs on weekends, which likely made it more difficult for Monday Social to stand out and get customers, even at a much-lower Monday cover price ($10 to $20).

The latest move will help Monday Social distinguish itself from a sameness that has pervaded Los Angeles nightlife. The formula of bottle service and familiar tunes is clearly wearing on the market.

At the same time, the EDM explosion has already forced Monday Social’s organizers to dig deeper for DJs they can afford. The days when the promoters could nab a superstar in town for a bigger Saturday night gig are mostly long gone. The result is that Monday Social will be more relaxed, more underground, and more real.

“We had to stretch out and get more A-list talent” at Sound, Cole said.  “But we specialize in more in up-and-coming and underground talent. That’s what we’ll try to do at Project LA.”

Chris Kasteler, director of operations at Boulevard Nightlife Group, which owns Project LA and other clubs, says bring it on. The club has a Funktion-One system as well as the ability to rock until 4 a.m.

“We’re excited to have some truly amazing and talented artists come through Project LA,” Kasteler says. “We haven’t had that yet.”

He says the club is willing to let Monday Social experiment with a deeper roster of house DJs, even if they won’t always pack the place.

“It’s a longstanding and very successful brand with great people behind it,” he said. “They have our full support. We’re in it for the long haul.”

Monday Social launches at Project LA Monday, Jan. 18 with &ME and Anton Tumas at 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 21+. Sign up for guestlist (free before 10:30, $5 off after), buy tickets, or book tables (starting at $500) on the Discotech App.

10 Best US Venues for Every Dance Music Junkie

Whether you call it EDM or still categorize the different styles of dance music e.g deep house, tech house etc., dance music has taken over the nightlife scene and venues have recognized this by booking some of the hottest talent. Here’s our list for this year’s best venues for you dance music junkies.

#10 SmartBar – Chicago


If you like your house deep, melodic and played ‘til the early morning, put Smart Bar at the top of your to-party-at list. Since 1982, the Chicago institution has been bringing the groove, earning a reputation as one of the best clubs in the world for house music. After all, it’s situated in the heart of the city that started it all. Residents have include: Justin Long, Derrick Carter and The Black Madonna are regular fixtures behind the decks, as was the legendary Frankie Knuckles until his death in 2014.

#9 Avalon – Los Angeles


Avalon Hollywood has long featured on countless lists ranking the top dance clubs in the world. Since its christening in 2003, the hotspot has been booking an enviable roster of top artists from all corners of dance music – but each weekend is a near-guaranteed sell-out, no matter who’s on the bill. The club’s recent makeover includes a “totally transformed entrance and lobby,” an extended balcony, new VIP booths, multi-level lounges and the addition of 150 LED panels throughout the club. Whether you seek Skrillex’s bass barrage, Axwell’s big room euphoria or the genre-hopping underground sounds of James Zabiela, Avalon’s got you covered.

#8 Stereo – Montreal (honorary US venue)


Up in Montreal, Canada you’ll find Stereo, the legendary after-hours venue and treasure trove for marathon sets. In the past few years, DJs such as Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Danny Tenaglia, Nicole Moudaber and DJ Koze have graced the Stereo stage; this week, German duo Ame are among the guests.

#7 Audio – San Francisco


The world of Audio Discotech revolves around sound, and it is a danceclub that was created by sound fanatics. The layout of the nightclub, placement of the speakers, design of the 7 layered dance floor, and the Funktion One sound system were carefully crafted to create a revolutionary auditory experience. Combining retro décor with cutting edge music, Audio never sports a dress code and is an intimate venue to hear world class DJ’s without the pretension.

With great sound comes great dancing, and Audio was designed with a centrally located, spring loaded dance floor that keeps the faithful on their feet. The 1600 LED wall is custom programmed to visualize the music, and the thousands of square feet of tufted panels, drapes and acoustic paneling on the ceiling, absorb sound reverberation to create crystal clear mids and high, and punchy base. The result is a night club where the center of the dance floor sounds like a recording studio… just much louder. The innovative custom lighting incorporates thousands of LEDs, every single one of which can change into any color. 3D video projection, dancers, and disco balls round out the experience. Audio is a mecca for amazing DJ talent, focusing on underground house, techno and nu-disco.

#6 Exchange – Los Angeles


Housed inside the former Los Angeles Stock Exchange building, Exchange LA serves as a clear indication of Downtown LA’s nightlife resurgence. With a multi level venue that fits over 1500, Exchange is Downtown LA’s go-to spot for electronic dance music.

The décor is a mix of restored Art Deco styles and distinctly modern touches, from the massive bronze doors out front to the intricately painted forty-foot ceilings and the eye-popping LED screen composed of more than one million bulbs. There’s a sofa-lined hallway and adjoining lounge at street level, but most of the trendy guests head straight up to the Trading Floor – so named because that’s what it used to be – where they let loose to trance, house, or whatever other dance-friendly beats the DJ’s spinning that night. Frequenters include Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong, Chus & Ceballos, Carl Cox and more.

#5 Treehouse – Miami


Treehouse is regularly visited by some of the leading names in underground house and techno. The club brings a downtown vibe to South Beach, with a stripped-back, wood-pannelled aesthetic that resembles, yes, a real treehouse. While this is one of the busiest spots during Miami Music Week, it’s buzzing all year ‘round, thanks to visitors like the Droog crew, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, DJ W!LD and Ben UFO. Treehouse was also voted the ‘Best Small Music Venue’ by Miami New Times a few years back, so you know the locals are behind it.

#4 Output – New York


As they claim: “Output is open to anyone, but is not for everyone. Output welcomes individuals who value the communal experience of music over cameras and bottle service.”

With room for about 450 people in its darkened main room, Output is built for dancing. They bring in the right DJs for the job, too, via a staunch booking policy that favours the deep, dark and hypnotic. With underground heroes like Erol Alkan, Luca Bacchetti, Ame, Skepta and Tim Sweeney booked in the coming weeks, Output knows how to get the best out of its soundsystem. Throughout the summer months, you can also party on the club’s rooftop, as the sun sets behind the Manhattan skyline. Just be sure to keep the camera phone in your pocket.

#3 Light – Las Vegas


Opening in 2013 with the involvement of Cirque du Soleil and ‘creators of multimedia environments’ Moment Factory, its look and feel is unlike any of its competitors on The Strip. As well as the promise of circus theatrics and high-tech visual walls behind the DJ booth, LIGHT has boasted a varied roll-call of residents, including Krewella, Sebastian Ingrosso, Baauer and A-Trak, and perhaps the jewel in the crown, Carl Cox. In the words of Cox himself, “Oh yes, oh yes…”

#2 Echostage – Washington D.C.


Over a sprawling 30,000-plus square feet, Echostage has the world class sound and visual capabilities of a superclub with the down and dirty vibe of a warehouse. Or as Tommy put it, “You get the atmosphere of a ‘90s rave but the sound is fucking killer.” Want to hear that sound in action? Last year, Swedish mastermind Eric Prydz shared his NYE set from Echostage, belting out three hours of dancefloor-moving tunes. Listen to it here, then make a beeline to DC to experience Echostage in action for yourself.

#1 Sound – Los Angeles


Sound nightclub is THE bastion of deep house / underground electronic music in LA. It’s a small, intimate venue with a sick Funkton One sound system that will rock your socks. As suggested in the name, the venue boasts an impeccable sound system and a killer A/V system so the visual elements are as stimulating as the audio portion. This is a great new place to go in Hollywood that actually books talents who play good deep house and more minimal/artful electro rather than your typical top 40 hits and popular house music bangers.

On occasion Sound will host some well known DJs (Kaskade, Afrojack, Markus Schulz, etc) but more often than not you’ll get the likes of Guy Gerber, Seth Troxler, EDX, Digweed, Carl Cox, Solomun etc.

To find out what’s going on at a club near you, download the Discotech nightlife app and dance the night away.

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First Look – Omnia Las Vegas – Pictures & Video

Check out the first captured photos of Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in all her glory:

The ribbon is officially cut, a new chapter begins at @CaesarsPalace! #OMNIALasVegas A photo posted by OMNIA Nightclub (@omnianightclub) on

Beautiful weather for our opening night! Enjoy a view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Terrace. #OMNIALasVegas

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#Omnia #omnianightclub #grandopening #vegas #caesars #hakkasangroup #chandelier #lights A video posted by BrandoninLV (@brandoninlv) on

Hakkasan and NOW Omnia! Hakkasan group just got that much stronger. View from behind the DJ. #Hakkasan #Omnia #Vegas

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HOLY #OMNIA!!! This just happened! #hakkasangroup

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Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Wondering who’s spinning at the clubs during Memorial Day Weekend? Memorial Day is the biggest weekend of the year in Vegas – it’s never too early to start planning!

There’s no better way to celebrate the unofficial kickoff of summer than by dayclubbing at a pool party and raging all night in Sin City.

Here’s a rundown of all the Memorial Day 2015 EDM events in Vegas this year. Download the Discotech App to browse events, book tables, and sign up for guestlist at all the top clubs in Vegas.

We’re adding events as they’re announced so check back for updates!


Club or Pool PartyThu, May 21Fri, May 22Sat, May 23Sun, May 24Mon, May 25
Encore Beach ClubZeddKaskadeAvicii
HakkasanSteve AokiHardwellCalvin HarrisTiestoTBA
SurrenderNightswim w/
Dillion Francis
Lil JonDiploTBATBA
Wet RepublicSteve AokiTBAMartin GarrixTiesto