Location: Chongqing, China
Open for only a little over a year, Space Plus has immediately staked its claim to the title of China’s most vital club. Helping it to make an immediate impact have been bookings like Tiësto, Infected Mushroom and other big room players, who reflect the sounds locals are most familiar with, though tech, house and techno have started to creep into the programming with bookings like Jon Rundell more recently.
The club has made a huge investment in light and sound, which includes a Funktion One sound system designed and tuned by the revered Tony Andrews, plus over 500 square meters of LED screens, rotating lights and lasers. On top of the club is an air lounge bar complete with swimming pool that offers views of the city, and inside is a giant spaceship structure.
Explosive production is a regular feature of each night, and the club often hosts themed parties that take in hip-hop and more retro sounds, while Audi and Adidas have also held their own events there. Aiming to be a symbol of a new era of clubbing in China, Space Plus is already said to have inspired plenty of copycat clubs around the country.