Location: Taipei, Taiwan
The brainchild of Taiwan’s nightlife guru, Junior Lin, Ai nightclub has picked up where its predecessors Elektro and Spark left off. In the past year, bookings including R3HAB, Warface, Henri PFR, Mariana Bo, Kungs, Danny Avila, Moti, Yultron, DubVision and Sick Individuals have driven the number of nights up from two to five per week — Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays are regularly headlined by regional artists. Fridays and Saturdays are regular weekend nights headlined by international artists.
While DJ Junior is the resident DJ, serving up his signature mix of high-energy, eclectic tunes. The club consists of one large room with a second floor mezzanine overlooking the main room, which provides guests with unparalleled views of the entire club designed by Howard Liao. The DJ booth itself is the main attraction, featuring a full high-definition LED wall that flows up into a movable LED ceiling, which is lowered and retracted throughout the night. To top that off are the hundreds of colourful LED beams that shoot across the club from all angles, projecting different images and shapes across the space. And, the club is backed by a customised state-of-the-art soundsystem from Funktion-One.