Club culture has always sat uneasily with institutions of power, and a lot of doom and gloom permeates our scene regarding unfair club closures and gentrification squeezing underground venues out of existence. But 2017 was a refreshing year, and we celebrated the launch of a host of brilliant new clubs that have sprung up and provided first-rate dancing locations. Check out some of the new spots in the gallery below.
Le Diskret, Lyon - An industrial cavern in eastern France that has booked the likes of Rødhåd and Kerri Chandler.
CRANE, Birmingham - So Brum's scu:club didn't really work out, but luckily for England's second city a 12,000 square feet new space opened soon after.
Blitz, Munich - With an impressive Void system and the Zenker Brothers, Skee Mask and Stenny serving as residents, Blitz is quickly becoming a leading techno institution in Germany. No mean feat.
Five Miles, London - This intimate club showcases the finest in the more experimental end of electronic music.
Garage Noord, Amsterdam - Orpheu The Wizard and Suzanne Kraft have played nighttime bashes at this restuarant-meets-club.
Void, Mykonos - It's called Void, but the system is a heavy-hitting Funktion-One.
PKHS, Tilburg - 1,200-capacity spread across three floors and a roof terrace, showcasing the finest local and international talents.
Waajeed will mix the third instalment of 'Detroit Love'
As with previous editions of the mix series, the CD and digital mixes will be released alongside an unmixed vinyl set
New club Peckham Audio will launch this month
The club will welcome the likes of Boy Harsher, Gigsta, Khotin and K-Lone