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1. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 9y

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What music do they typically play? I like techno (Paul Oakenfold, Trance, Break Beats, etc.). I'm hoping they aren't all hip hop and rap like in the states. Please let me know what to expect. Thanks!

2. Posted by DMae (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi Laurim,
Here is a response I got when researching clubs last summer:

"The beautiful set of young folks often flock to Gilda, Via Mario dei Fiori 97, when they prefer to stay in centro….It is close to Piazza di Spagna and is more “disco in terms of music styles. Has a nice dance floor, wonderful tables and sitting areas (when it is not standing room only) and a piano bar reserved for private parties. Summertime they open a second beach establishment as Italians tend to prefer their nightlife to have a bit more sea focus. This one is way out in Fregene, and is called Gilda on the Beach, via Lungomare di Ponente 11. They even have a day version for high school kids that they open up only during the afternoons called Gilda Young.

Other places of interest are Zoobar, Via Monte Testaccio 22, which plays rock and roll, house, and new wave. Some of Europe’s best DJs play at Goa, Via Libetta 13, close to Mercati Generali in the post-industrial landscape of the up-and-coming Ostiense area and this place can be tough to get into. Style is house, techno and this odd totem music that gives it a slightly ethnic urban feel.

Alien, Via Velletri 13-19, which is loud and brassy with lots of dreamy girls here that are paid to dance to keep the place happening. Music is a mix of commercial, house, and revival. In Testaccio, I have sometimes gone to Alibi, Via Monte Testaccio 39, but be prepared, this is a frequent alternative lifestyle haunt playing mostly house music with occasional live concerts.

The last place I know is no. 13 of Via Libetta another staunch Ostiense favourite called Classico Villagewhich offers two dancefloors and food in a former factory. They play suprisingly good Italian pop, rock and jazz (sometimes live)."

I didn't get to any clubs; mostly I hung out in cafes on piazzas. One of my favorites was on the corner of Campo dei Fiore, I don't recall the name but it was next to the "Drunken Sailor," on the south west corner, the street is via dei Baullari.

Hopefully you will find the types of clubs you are looking for!
DMae

3. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 9y

Thanks for the info, DMae. None of those places sound familiar but hopefully there are clubs like that in the major cities I'm visiting.

4. Posted by Caesar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

If you like techno check DIABOLIKA website: http://www.diabolika.biz/homepage.html .
It's a travelling organisation that organizes a lot of party and events in Italy and Europe and most of the time in Rome. Maybe they will make a few events when you'll be there.
Ps. italian dance scene is all but hip hop oriented :)