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Clubs in Beijing guide. Discover the best nightclubs and bars for dancing and partying the night away

Lost Frequencies: 'I would love to have worked with Bob Marley'
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Lost Frequencies: 'I would love to have worked with Bob Marley'

We talk to the immensely popular Belgian producer ahead of his China tour

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Dada founder Michael Ohlsson: 'Several babies have been made inside Dada'
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Dada founder Michael Ohlsson: 'Several babies have been made inside Dada'

We spoke to the man behind the madness of Beijing's best alternative club

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Welcome to the club cleaning up Dirty Bar Street
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Welcome to the club cleaning up Dirty Bar Street

Can Aurora save the revellers of Sanlitun?

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The 5 best resources for following Beijing music
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The 5 best resources for following Beijing music

The best blogs and channels for keeping up with what's hot in Beijing music

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The best parties in Beijing this October
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The best parties in Beijing this October

The best club nights, parties and more in Beijing this October

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What's on in Beijing

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Latest Nightlife interviews

John Acquaviva: 'I totally felt the future would be electronic'
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John Acquaviva: 'I totally felt the future would be electronic'

We talk with the DJ, producer and software pioneer ahead of his Beijing set

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Free the Robots: 'Freeing the robots is the last thing we humans need'
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Free the Robots: 'Freeing the robots is the last thing we humans need'

We talked to the LA producer-DJ ahead of his Beijing set

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Paul van Dyk: 'I broke my spine. Twice.'
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Paul van Dyk: 'I broke my spine. Twice.'

Last year, he fell off stage and into a coma. Now he's back Beijing

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Shinedoe: 'The lights went on and suddenly there was a bingo...'
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Shinedoe: 'The lights went on and suddenly there was a bingo...'

The Dutch rapper reminisces about her first trip to the capital

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Optimo: 'I DJ-ed hours after my son was born'
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Optimo: 'I DJ-ed hours after my son was born'

Scottish party-starters are celebrating two decades of revelry

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Marky: 'I try to surprise the crowd and surprise myself'
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Marky: 'I try to surprise the crowd and surprise myself'

DJ Marky talks about his decades on the decks

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Francisco: 'I was more influenced by fictional characters'
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Francisco: 'I was more influenced by fictional characters'

The Italian producer talks about his love of the 80s and diverse projects

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Stiv Hey: 'Our job is not a game'
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Stiv Hey: 'Our job is not a game'

Italian producer talks about his mentor, Dubfire, and what sets him apart

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Taso: 'You're getting handmade goods from us...all organic'
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Taso: 'You're getting handmade goods from us...all organic'

We spoke to US DJ Taso about being part of the Teklife family

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Popular nightlife features

Get to know the electronic edge of Beijing's music scene
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Get to know the electronic edge of Beijing's music scene

These are the labels to watch

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Beijing's best producers: who to watch and where to find them
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Beijing's best producers: who to watch and where to find them

Four of Beijing's hottest electronic producers

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Zedd: 'Making music is like painting something beautiful'
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Zedd: 'Making music is like painting something beautiful'

Zedd discusses his new single, creative processes and experiences in China

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Nathan Fake: 'Never ask a musician to describe their music'
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Nathan Fake: 'Never ask a musician to describe their music'

British producer Nathan Fake on not needing lyrics and romantic techno

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Jon Kennedy: 'I'm always shocked by who picks up my music'
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Jon Kennedy: 'I'm always shocked by who picks up my music'

British DJ and producer talks influences, aliases and hating social media

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Dyro: 'I don’t like to be in the spotlight'
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Dyro: 'I don’t like to be in the spotlight'

Dyro discusses being a youth in the industry, his label and time in China

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A beginner's guide to Beijing nightlife

A beginner's guide to Beijing nightlife
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A beginner's guide to Beijing nightlife

An essential introduction to the best bars, clubs and parties in Beijing

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The best club nights this month

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What's on at...

Dada
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Dada

Beijing's best alternative club

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Elements
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Elements

Buzzing Gongti club that is pleasantly surprising given its location

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Lantern
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Lantern

An underground nightclub specialising in techno

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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