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Published on : Friday, February 26, 2016
The UK is a breeding ground for musical talent. Scottish electro-house DJ Calvin Harris topped Forbes’ list of highest earning DJs in the world in 2015 and he has musically collaborated with everyone from Ellie Goulding to Rihanna. There’s plenty of musical talent in Britain, here we look at venues, festivals and clubs you can find British DJs play sets.
Some of the world’s biggest DJs have their favourite clubs right in the heart of London. fabric nightclub in Farringdon is a clubbing institution and loved by techno DJ Carl Cox, who plays in huge venues around the world. Three separate rooms, a vibrating “bodysonic” dancefloor, and the sounds of fabric’s weekly residents, Craig Richards and Terry Francis, who play almost every Saturday, keep clubbers happy.
Ministry of Sound dance and house club in south London is where Paul Oakenfold, the man credited with bringing dance music to the US, reportedly loves to play. Its huge dance floor and roster of homegrown resident DJs means it’s part of Britain’s clubbing folklore.
Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac was born and bred in Dublin, Ireland, and now plays in clubs all over Britain with her annual ‘Annie Mac Presents’ tour. One of the club nights she’s said to enjoy is Deviation by Benji B, a fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ at XOYO, a dark and dingy club popular with the cool crowd of east London.
Also in east London is disco tag team Horse Meat Disco’s favourite venue, the tiny Dalston Superstore. Popular with the LGBT crowd, the mostly local and many well-known DJs keep everyone dancing all week long in this supercool part of London.