Brussels gets a new nightclub for house lovers: La Cabane


In a month where the country’s nightlife scene is getting a beating (i.e. the temporary closure of Kompass, the permanent cease of operations of Café d’Anvers and the licensing issues for De Shop and Club Vaag) it’s great to hear some good news too. The team behind the Play Label Records house music imprint proudly presents La Cabane, a brand new, hybrid 300-capacity venue that will open very soon. “After 10 years of hosting parties all over the place, we finally decided to settle down and build a new home”, explains co-manager Julian Leclercq. Other than a dancefloor, the venue has a huge, south-facing terrace with a bar and a dedicated art space.

La Cabane is located in the quiet suburban district of Boitsfort, not particularly known for its nightlife scene. “It’s only a short ride from the city centre and it allows people who live in the area to finally have a club of their own”, says Julian. The exact location remains unknown for now, but stickers have been popping up all over the city with its relative distance from the spot.

With the club circuit in Brussels reaching new heights as of late, it’s interesting to see how La Cabane sets to differentiate itself from the current offer of existing venues. “Indeed, there are a couple of great techno temples like Fuse and C12, but most of the smaller clubs have closed down in recent years”, Julian points out. “The idea behind La Cabane is to create a human scale home for house music fans”. But smaller doesn’t mean basic. The soundsystem will be provided by Genelec and a custom lighting rig has been designed by AC3 Studio. So far the first announced names (f.e. Byron The Aquarius, DJ Fett Burger, Jus Ed, Mafalda, Marcel Vogel and many more) gives us a clear idea of the club’s ambitions.