A first clubland impression might be that it embodies all that is silly, futile, and ignorant about society. But nightclubs have long been cultural havens, defining eras and fostering creativity. Now, their influential history is being documented and celebrated in a new podcast series, The History of the World’s Greatest Nightclubs.
Launched by iHeartMedia and London Audio, a branch of Paris Hilton’s media company 11:11 Media, the podcast aims to bring listeners on an audio journey through the highs, lows, and revolutions of the world’s most legendary clubs.
Dance music icon Ultra Naté has been announced as the show’s host. The 12-part series takes audiences on a globe-trotting sonic journey through time and across continents, from Detroit’s underground scene to the exhilarating rush of Ibiza.
According to Hilton, the podcast pays homage to the cultural influence and societal impact of these iconic venues.
“Documenting the influence that music, nightlife, and nightclubs have had on our society, The History of the World’s Greatest Nightclubs podcast immerses listeners in the pulsing beats and unforgettable moments that have shaped this global culture.”
The History of the World’s Greatest Nightclubs podcast will premiere with two episodes on July 13.
The launch will be at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Hilton will host an after-party aboard the iHeart Yacht and spin tracks featured in the podcast series.
You can listen to The History of the World’s Greatest Nightclubs podcast here.