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.