London’s Top Electronic Clubs
Music is one of my true passions when traveling around the world, and London is one of the worlds best metropolitan clubbing destinations, alongside the usual favorites like Berlin, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Here is a quick run down of some of my favorite London clubbing destinations for electronic music lovers.
Located just by the Ministry of Sound in South Easts Elephant and Castle, the Corsica Studios have been a hot bed for electronic music since 2005. The music found at the club is rooted in house, techno, electro and disco, but often incorporates dubstep, drum & bass and bass music. Whilst Corsica is a low capacity venue, it makes up for that in atmosphere and grit.
5 Farrell Court; Elephant & Castle; London SE17 1LB
One of my favorite London clubs has to go to Plastic People in Shoreditch. Originally home to a number of the FWD grime nights, Plastic People has developed over the years into a highly sought after electronic music venue for established DJs and rising starsto show off their stuff. Top artists have included the likes of Thom Yorke, Theo Parish, Moodyman, Four Tet, SBTRKT and Joy Orbison to name but a few.
The club also boasts a Funktion One sound system that is argued to be one of the best in the city.
147-149 CurtainRoad, London, EC2
No London clubbing list is complete without a mention of the wonderful Fabric club in Farringdon. Once voted the worlds best club, Fabric regularly hosts the upper-echelons of DJing talent from around the world. Whilst the club is spread over three quite large rooms, this also offers a great deal of variety on any given night, with room three offering smaller upcoming DJs a chance to shine. Rooms one and two normally are reserved for the big name DJ sets. As a general rule though, Friday nights are DnB and dubstep heavy and Saturday nights are normally filled with techno, electro or house music.
For all serious clubbers, Fabric is a must-see destination. Also check out the Fabric Live mix CDs for a taste of what the club has to offer.
77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 3HN
For the achingly-hip East London crowd, one of the top clubbing destinations has to be The Nest on Stoke Newington Road. Primarily an electronic music venue, The Nest has played host to the likes of electro-legend Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Diplo and Drop the Lime. Get down on a Saturday for the best vibe its usually pretty darn busy, but drinks prices are reasonable.