While DJMag‘s highly coveted and much awaited Top 100 DJs rankings may be the magazine’s standout attraction, many still trust the brand’s Top 100 Club rankings as one which is more worthy and – evidently -less controversial. Although the DJ rankings see far more participation from the fans and general public – an upward of 1 Million people vote in the making of the list – the ‘Top 100 Clubs’ rankings definitely involves a lot more than just music when it comes to deciding who takes the pole position with regard to being the best venue, having the best performances, experience for visitors and other attractions. With their 2017 list now out, it is time to get into the list to find out who pipped who to the title and what are the great changes seen in the list in comparison to last year.
The top of the list is Green Valley – who climbed up 2 places from 3rd last year. While one of Ibiza‘s prime clubs Ushuaïa Ibiza, Singapore’s Zouk, and Echostage upgrade their Top 10 credentials by breaking into the Top 5. On top of the consistent success of Ushuaïa and its massive residencies like Kygo and Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Ibiza’s brand new Hï Ibiza club impresses by landing the 5th position as a new entrant into the list. The club has made an impressive debut on the list with a massive 2018 season coming up this summer. Residencies like Afterlife, the new Cream and the return of Black Coffee are getting fans excited about another unforgettable summer at the hot new club.
fabric London saw a drop-off to 9th from 2nd position after the club had made a quick-fire climb by 14 places last year. Octagon at 7th, Pacha Ibiza at 8th and Berlin’s Berghain at 10th position, the Top 10 represent the solid state of Dance music clubs – with most of them retaining their top notch bragging rights.
Moving our attention to Papaya, who climbed up 3 positions to make the 6th position their own, the Croatia based club will be one of the 4 clubs – including Aquarius, Kalypso and Noa who rank at 24th, 39th and 14th respectively – hosting the much awaited Black Sheep Festival this August. Cologne’s heavily rated Bootshaus club also gets its place amidst the ranking at 11th – just a place short of breaking into the Top 10 – but the club has nevertheless shown an improved rise in position compared to last year’s rankings.
Also impressive has been the performance from Cyprus based Guaba Beach Bar who, having cemented their position amidst Top 20 clubs last year, have shown their quality once again by moving up 2 places to 17th position. However, putting in the most improved and impressive performance on the charts was Tokyo based Womb club, who showcased a rise by a staggering 38 positions to settle themselves at the 56th slot on the DJMag rankings.