RA In Residence

Clubs are the beating heart of dance music. In Residence threw the spotlight on venues that keep their local scenes flourishing. Week-in, week-out, these clubs—and hundreds of others in cities across the globe—open their doors to play the music we love. They provide a platform to nurture upcoming talent and showcase revered international guests in an environment with great sound and dedicated staff. Without clubs, we have no club culture: the people, the sounds, the moments. After 15 years of participating in and supporting club culture, we decided to take up residence at 12 of the world's finest clubs. Throughout 2016, we teamed up with one club every month to host four events that highlight what makes these places so special. The goal is to celebrate venues that maintain the highest standards of production, programming and artistry. Alongside the events themselves we threw satellite events in each city, in record stores and radio stations, and put together a long-form feature about the history of the venue.

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