India’s electronic music scene has come a remarkably long way considering the lack of venues lending their support to the genre; but that’s all changing now.
The current explosion of electronic music in India started with underground records being flown in and played at small parties. But with a growing fan base for both mainstream and underground acts, venues are starting to spring up to service the growing market.
As a result, India's electronic music scene is starting to take itself seriously with an increasing number of the country's independent labels beginning to back local talent in a much bigger way (See our pick of the 5 hottest Indian DJs right now). The country is now breeding a generation of experience seekers who want to love and be a part of the electronic music community, and these 7 clubs are providing the necessary platform to do so:
#1. Club Royalty (Mumbai)
Royalty is a luxurious venue for superior clubbing embraced with elevated style. As its name suggests, the high end set up provides a combination of seclusion and amenities for discerning party enthusiasts; including a champagne lounge and speakeasy-style bars serving a selection of top-shelf beverages.
Royalty gives a new twist on the traditional club experience. It is evocative of everything luxurious, opulent and desirable. It offers each guest that little touch of royalty making the experience befitting a King or Queen.
#2. Trilogy (Mumbai)
Trilogy, the most popular destination on the map of Mumbai’s nightlife is the place where the cities crème de la crème go to party. Set amidst the bustling and happening Mumbai backdrop and the serenity of the Arabian Sea, Trilogy offers the perfect ambience for everything indulgent.
The distinctive colors & refurbished interiors give it a unique identity that makes it magnetically attractive. It boasts two floors spread over 5,000 square feet, enveloping the guests in its vastness. The red, silver & gold hues give the interiors a distinct individuality & the 1400 dazzling crystal lights create their own magic.
Trilogy offers delectable Pan Asian entrée food menu inspired by Mr. Henry Tham. World class DJs and Trilogy’s surreal sound system promises a musical high, making everyone groove to the beats all night long. Trilogy is fashioned by Tham Brothers in collaboration with Neha Gundecha.
#3. Bluefrog (Mumbai and Pune)
Live music runs six nights a week, every week, with international artists featured regularly on the set list. Genres of music range from jazz, blues, funk, soul and afro/latin to electronic, club, rock, folk and lots more.
blueFROG Production offers intelligent sound consultancy, integrated music production services and custom-designed audio experiences. Its resources include a seasoned team of composers, producers, strategic brand consultants and client servicing executives who ensure the development of a robust product blueprint; the state-of-the-art studios bring the product to life.
#4. The Humming tree (Bangalore)
The Humming Tree is a new music venue & bar for music lovers in Bangalore, India. Since opening in 2013 it has grown in stature as a friendly and vibrant venue with an authentic environment. Expect nice people, a relaxed atmosphere, personal service and, most importantly, fantastic gigs from artists all around India and the world.
#5. Loft 38 (Banglore)
Loft 38, has a particularly sophisticated vibe for the entertainment, food and service it is spread across three levels. Serving the best of food and signature drinks, its a menu put together by a team of talented and spirited people. In simple words, its a cracking venue.
#6. High Spirits (Pune)
Home to misguided youth, wannabe adults and golden oldies, The High offers solace via cheap alcohol, great food and incredible ambience. You don’t need to be formal / dressed up / dressed down / or presumptuous, just chill and gravitate over to Da High to let your hair down, if you have any left.
High Spirits takes its music seriously. Featuring top bands and DJ’s from across the country and a vast array of international artists, the gigs are hard to beat. They have the longest running Karaoke in the city and host the city’s craziest theme parties. They have received accolades from Times Nightlife and Burrrp and have been featured on NDTV Good Times, CNBC Young Turks et al. But all this doesn’t really matter because High is just all about the people that go there.
#7. Summer House Café (Delhi)
It all started with one vacation, barbecuing in an open lawn in front of this gorgeous Summer House. The now owners decided it was the perfect place for a venue. Stretched over two floors with wooden interiors, easy chairs and throwback couches create a laid back atmosphere. Its rustic yet warm and colourful interiors make you feel right at home.
Reminiscent of hot, sultry summer afternoons and ice cold beers. There’s nothing like a summer house to cool down the soul.