Now the madness of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has begun to subside we can look back fondly at the week of events, panels and parties. And none resonated more than the Ballantine’s House one-day event. They hosted a panel, exhibition and documentary to showcase their new limited edition ‘Clubs Collection’ bottles.
In a panel hosted by Grade Management's Ed Karney, nightlife kingpins discussed their stories and cultural impact of four clubs; Sub Club, The Gärten, Apolo X Nitsa and Output. You can watch the panel in full here.
A new documentary titled ‘Communities Behind The Dancefloor’ premiered at the event exploring the history of the four clubs involved in the collaboration. It features never-before-seen footage of the clubs and exclusive interviews, investigating what makes the clubs so special and paying homage to the communities behind them. Watch the full doc here.
Mixmag created a one-day installation to complement the documentary – the exhibition included testimonials from DJs and fans, records, flyers, historic tickets and photos telling the story of each venue through physical artifacts.
World-class DJs Shanti Celeste, and Harri & Dominic then ignited the launch party while Ballantine's Finest cocktails were served to those lucky enough to get on the list.
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The stunning bottles are available to purchase from £23.25. They all feature unique designs representing each club:
- Sub Club in Glasgow is the world’s longest running underground club. The first design draws influence from its fabled blue and white patterned door.
- The Garten is a legendary neon-pyramid club in the middle east. The second design features ice blue triangular shapes and darker neon colours which emulate this.
- Apolo X Nitsa is Barcelona’s legendary techno haven, the third design reflects the club’s dazzling circular lighting displays and old theatre location.
- The now-closed Output was Brooklyn’s central hub for a diverse range of contemporary and underground sounds. The last design features robust, grey shapes on a dark red background to represent the vast concrete wall club design.
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