Cream

Cream has defined the era of superclubbing. Co-founder Andy Carroll takes you to Liverpool with original ressies Paul Bleasdale and Seb Fontaine.

No history of house music can be go without mentioning Cream in the same sentence. For more than a decade, it attracted over 3,000 people every week to its Merseyside home, Nation. House heavyweights like Paul Oakenfold, Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Sasha and Roger Sanchez would unleash the biggest hits, with clubbers turning up by the coachload from around the country. Cream has since become a global household name, with a compilation series, an annual festival (Creamfields) and franchises across the world. It now stages an immense 100 events annually, from Australia to Argentina, and its Ibiza residency at Amnesia is the longest running UK club night on the party isle.