At a. Dino Sabatini, an Italian DJ with short dark hair, is playing hard, hypnotic techno to a crowd of shirtless gay men, disheveled dudes in sneakers and tiny women with tiny backpacks. Many of these revelers have been in the club for more than 24 hours, a feat of stamina likely attributable to some combination of MDMA, speed and ketamine.
London is a thriving powerhouse of techno, regularly drawing in some of the biggest names in the scene while also nurturing some of the newest talents. So put on your raving shoes, get the black t-shirt and black jeans out the wardrobe and head on down. Cocooned beneath two railway arches in Elephant and CastleCorsica Studios is exactly the kind of place you want to listen to techno in: dark, stripped back and immediate.
It's a gay club that lets in some and only some straight people. So you should expect "gay" things to be going on. Expect some dark corners.
In the aftermath of the acid house and techno booms in the late s and early s, Berlin and Frankfurt have dominated conversations about Germany in the international club culture cannon. A sound system was erected, the police agreed to block the street from cars and a spontaneous open-air ensued. The most mythologized Berlin club had modest beginnings.
There are a few surefire ways to get rejected at the door of a Berlin nightclub. People puzzle over the formula to get into what is often called the best nightclub in the world, but one fact remains clear: the chances of being allowed entry are extremely slim. Rejection hurts.
It is named after its location near the border between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain in Berlin, and is a short walk from Berlin Ostbahnhof main line railway station. Berghain is the reincarnation of the "legendary" Ostgut club —    and emerged from a male-only fetish night club called Snaxwhich was held in different locations before it found its permanent home at Ostgut. Ostgut became a focal point of Berlin's techno subculture after the venue was opened to the general public on regular nights, while the exclusive Snax nights continued to be held six to eight times a year.
In an article written by CNN, Berlin has been chosen as the second best place to party in the world. Only Ibiza was rated higher in their list. Obviously the high rating is directly connected to the many awesome techno-clubs in Berlin.
Conveniently, most of the clubs lie in a cluster along the banks of the River Spree — from the legendary Tresor to the exclusive Berghain. After all, with parties that sometimes start on Friday and end on Monday, clubbing in Berlin is a marathon, not a sprint. This article is an updated version of a story created by Alice Dundon.
Every month we post some of the best parties in Berlin in our party-calendar. We mainly focus on impressive line-ups, famous DJs and clubs which you have to visit at least once in your life. But today we take a look at the nightlife of Berlin from a total different perspective: In this article we concentrate on the best gay-parties in Berlin.