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Poll Clubs 2018: EGG LONDON

Location: London, UK

Capacity: 1000+

Website: egglondon.co.uk

An ever-present in the Top 100 clubs poll since 2014, and winner of Best Large Club at DJ Mag’s Best Of British awards last year, the Egg team haven’t been resting on their laurels as they aim to meet ever-higher eggspectations (sorry). Aiming to become the most dynamic club in the UK, the main room has had a revamp with a new lighting rig and a meaty KV2 Audio soundsystem to complement the industrial warehouse aesthetic. All this, plus three other rooms, including two heated smoking areas with KV2 and d&b soundsystems powering the club.

Key to its popularity has been reaching across the dance music divide. Fridays are a more commercial mix of house, and increasingly drum & bass, while Saturdays resonate to a house and techno soundtrack led by names like Charlotte de Witte, Laurent Garnier, Pan-Pot and resident DJs Kyle E and Luther Vine.

Egg turns 15 this year — an incredible milestone in today’s clubbing climate — and is rightly celebrating with a 12-date world tour spanning Brazil, Germany, Turkey, America and more. But, as Londoners can attest, there’s no place like home, and when the main room is in peak hands-up, heads-down mode, there are few finer dancefloors in the world.

 

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Poll Clubs 2017: EGG LONDON

Egg London DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2017
Egg London DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2017

Egg London's ongoing renaissance has been reflected in another leapfrog in this poll. Since entering at 99 in 2014, the club's rise has been largely down to a couple of clear-as-day reasons. Firstly, its increasingly strengthening booking policy is one of the most professional London — one of the world's most competitive scenes — has to offer. The past 12 months have seen the venue entertain an extensive list of the globe's most heavyweight underground talent. Pan-Pot, Sven Väth, Solomun and Chris Liebing are just a few names that sent Egg's techno-obsessed mentalists off their nugget in 2016, while megastar names such as Pete Tong and Idris Elba rocked the Friday night masses to the rafters.

Secondly, the clubs constant transformation — from garden to warehouse and back again — alongside its quest for the perfect, most powerful custom-built soundsystem (Flipside) has also marked it out as one of the capital's finest places to party.

Egg London also regularly serves as the London home for our DJ Mag Sessions parties and hosted our Best of British Awards party last December, where DJ EZ, Solardo and Alan Fitzpatrick all performed while the UK dance industry's leading figures (Carl Cox, Norman Jay, Night Czar Amy Lamé et al.) rubbed shoulders. Not only is Egg London one of the world's favourite clubs, it's one of ours too.

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