Electronic music- the digital age’s love affair with knobs, switches, drum machines and synths, is a sonic journey through lush soundscapes, brimming with abstraction and innovation. Contrary to popular belief, this vast genre is more than just soulless party tunes, and has been receiving tremendous love from Punekars in recent years. For your next night of uninhibited dancing, head to any of these five venues to get your electronic music fix!
Euriska | Mundhwa
White washed and bathed in dim blue light, this Greek and Mediterranean bar brings the Santorini vibe to Pune; complete with its rugged landscape, windmills and authentic foodfare. With high energy artists like Boris Brejcha, Jeremy Olander, Bastian Bux and Citizen Kain known to have stirred a storm on its roomy stage, Euriska has hosted some of the maddest powerhouse electronic gigs in the city!
Coco – Sushi & Bar | Mundhwa
Vogue worthy, Coco exudes exuberance with its predominantly black interiors, generous sprinkle of twinkle and details in gold. Owing to its 12th floor address, it offers a dramatic view of the city. The massive club has already seen a healthy mix of electronic artists like B.L.O.T, Nikhil Chinappa, Dualist Inquiry, Clap! Clap! and Richard Durand and promises to offer a class apart vibe.
blueFrog – Ishanya Mall | Yerawada
Stylish and well designed, the blueFrog pond is a massive hotspot in Yerawda, with a distinct underground vibe. The parties at blueFrog shuffle between its warm indoor and spacious outdoor area. In 2017, blueFrog hosted one of its most breathtaking gigs of the year with Cirez D; Eric Prydz’s techno avataar, taking the stage. Enough said!
1 Mi-a-Mi – JW Marriott | Senapati Bapat Road
Lavish and beautifully lit, Miami is a chic nightclub. This upscale spot boasts of a huge dance floor, a massive backlit bar, ample seating zones and a bed lounge area. Known to host artists like Nucleya, Your Chin and Infected Mushroom in the past, it’s safe to say that it’s worth taking a trip to this watering hole every once in a while!
Oak Lounge – Marriott Suites | Mundhwa
Small but elegant, this popular afterparty spot is flanked by a full length bar counter on one side and pockets of seating and a VIP area on the other. A good place to sample some popular dance music and some Hip-Hop and House, Oak Lounge has featured mostly domestic producers like Nanok, Aneesh Gera and Su-Real. Head to Oak Lounge when your night of revelling needs an extension into the wee hours of the morning.
Happy weekend, Punekars! Don’t drink and drive!