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Nightclubbing

Aug 30, 2018

We often think of New York as the epicenter of disco, and in many ways it was. But don’t count out Montréal – the city went wild for the music in the '70s, and the best place to hear it was the Lime Light Disco. Specifically, it was the ultra-exclusive third floor of the club where you wanted to be, because...


Aug 23, 2018

All of the parties we feature on Nightclubbing are a big deal. But none of them was literally big in the way that Uncle Jamm’s Army was – during its ‘80s heyday, they packed the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Attendees might have seen Egyptian Lover jamming live on a Roland TR-808 or a top rap group like Run-DMC...


Aug 16, 2018

The Music Institute lasted for only 18 months in the late ‘80s, and it almost didn’t make it past an opening-night police raid. But the downtown Detroit afterhours club is a huge part of the city’s musical legacy and a key moment in techno history – it’s to the Motor City what the Paradise Garage was to New...


Aug 10, 2018

Studio 29 was only open for about five years, but for a certain contingent of young people in late-'70s/early-'80s Bombay, the lavishly appointed discotheque provided a lifetime of memories. The brainchild of Sabira Merchant, a European-educated socialite who these days is one of India’s top etiquette experts, the...


Aug 2, 2018

Unless you’ve been to the long-running Birmingham, England party House of God, then you’ve probably never been to a party remotely like it. Resident DJs like Surgeon played ultra-hard techno, and the atmosphere did very little to temper it – long-running affiliates recall such curveballs as pyrotechnics,...