Some of the world's biggest DJs, like Jamie XX, were British Famous before they were world famous. Many still have weekly sessions right in the heart of London. Here’s where to find them, along with the next generation of dance floor dominators.
Fabric | Farringdon, London
This clubbing institution has three separate rooms, a vibrating "bodysonic" dance–floor, and a record label. Fabric is also known as a favorite of techno legend Carl Cox, and the site of a regular residency for tech house DJs Craig Richards and Terry Francis, who play almost every Saturday.
Ministry of Sound | South London
This dance and house club 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 keep it at the center of things.
XOYO | East London
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. She’s said to enjoy XOYO, a dark and dingy club known for hosting Deviation by Benji B, a fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ.
Dalston Superstore | East London
Also in East London, this club is a favorite venue of disco tag team Horse Meat. Popular with the LGBT crowd, it features a mix of local and well-known DJs on a mission to keep everyone dancing all week long.
All clubs are in central London and easily reachable by tube or bus. Check the websites for entry fees.
Care to Step Outside? DJs Hit the Festivals in Victoria Park.
Trendy East London's Victoria Park is home to two brilliant outdoor summer festivals, where the hottest British DJs perform alongside up–and–coming talent.
This festival famously grew out of a club night put on in 2002 by British dance music heavyweights Groove Armada, and is now a two-day festival in July that attracts some of the world’s biggest acts. Previous headliners include English electronic music production duo Chase & Status and drum and bass DJ Roni Size, while Frank Ocean headlines the 2017 schedule.
A June dance party known as the place to catch the next big thing before they’re even British Famous – think London electro-duo Simian Mobile Disco. With everything from the most cutting–edge names in dance and disco to new wave folk, expect to rub shoulders with what’s ahead.
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