As dance music grows comfortable in its latest mainstream cultural iteration, it's important to remember where the culture of dance is best celebrated: the nightclub. As important to the growth of each generation of dance music's growth as the songs themselves, the clubs where these songs are best enjoyed reflect something of the emotional, social, and economic desires of the people who enjoy the music. So, in travelling everywhere from German basements to Ibiza's pristine isle and through two eras of U.S. decadence, a list of the top ten clubs of the past fifty years that inspire where dance-as-"EDM" is now is more than likely in order. Enjoy!

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