Barcelona has been at the forefront of the House and Techno scene for a number of years now. Rich in Dance Music history, diverse in its approach to clubbing and in its attitude to new music concepts, the city is a clash of old and new raving styles. We wanted to take a look at some of the trendy spots and hidden jems that Barcelona has to offer.
At the forefront of the ‘after party’ venues, Row 14 offers an alternative to people looking for after hour entertainment. Famous for its awesome sound system and retractable roof, this is one of the super clubs in Barcelona. With is location a fair distance outside the city, it allows for a 6.30am start, giving clubbers somewhere to chill or carry on dancing into the day. With a enormous indoor arena, two terraces and a modern looking bar, it provides ample space and style for the most refined techno palate.
A small venue with a massive reputation, La Macerena is Barcelona’s underground hot location. On first sight it might look like a small cramped, rough around the edges type of club, but this soon makes sense, as the atmosphere is amazing. The venue has its main DJ booth in the middle of the dance floor, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing next to the international elite and up and coming artists. The venue’s residents represent deep, non commercial House music to a perfection, this venue is a must for music lovers.
Situated in Poble Espanyol, it offers clubbers an outdoor music experience as the venue is roofless, allowing you to dance under the stars and see the sun rise. La Terrrazza is renowned for its impressive international line-ups, with varied selections from Techno to Deep House, it remains the essential hang out for the faithful locals. Electronic dance music dominates the weekend schedule at this large size venue and is open from May through to the end of September. Many out of town travellers take advantage of late holiday deals to the city, as London is only an hour and half away by plane. Opened in 1996, it has cemented itself as one of the city’s premiere locations to check out local DJ talent, boasting great residents acts and a wide selection of beats to suit all tastes, definitely worth checking out!
The tiny venue is very well respected all across the world. Its status within the Techno world exceeds that of many of its bigger rivals. The design of the venue is unique looking with a mirrored room, sunken bar area and many quirky touches throughout. Anticipate a selection of electronic pleasures, largely in the deep house and techno direction. Refer to the clubs listings for a impressive monthly schedule, which will sure to please the most demanding of electronic music fans.