The go-to club in Rome for underground electronic music
Immersed in the Ostiense neighbourhood, in the Libetta area, Il Circolo degli Illuminati has become one of the reference points for Roman nightlife. The club is located in the center of Rome, just 100 meters from the Garbatella metro stop.
Circolo degli Illuminati was born from the ashes of the mythical Classico in Via Libetta, and has since then revolutionised the space. The mission is simple: to not only discover and look for forms of art in music, but to also interpret and share them in an atmosphere that stimulates the participation of each one.
With three different clubrooms and an ample garden, the club offers a wide variety of musical genres. Three rooms with three different styles. The main room oriented towards House – Tech House, Room02 rather Hip Hop and Room3, a perfect place to relax while sipping a cocktail with chill music.
On Fridays, get ready for Smash in the main room, a night with shades of hip hop that has become the meeting point for university students and Italian rap stars such as Coez, Emis Killa, Gemello, Frenetik e Orange, Carl Brave and Franco 126, who have also performed here. While some Fridays will be a journey back in time, with nights dedicated to the famous 90’s, listening to Italian and international oldies and playing videogames!
On October 4th, the explosive sets of resident deejays Metto and Blackie await you. While October 18th sees Machete Mixtape 4 Tour with Dj Slait – founder and artistic director of the label Machete, co-founded with Salmo. The Machete Mixtape is one of the most important Italian discographic successes of this 2019, with a record of streaming on Spotify. The event is organized with the collaboration of the urban clothing brand Dollynoire. The month of October ends with the Dj set of Whtrsh, aka Banana, the official deejay of Coez, not to mention a great party regular.
But Circolo degli Illuminati’s strongpoint is Minù: a weekly Saturday night party held in Room01 that cannot be missed. Think electronic music played till the afterhours creating an incendiary atmosphere. And it’s not only the audience who appreciates it, Deejays who perform at this venue are always happy to play.
Among the DJs who have already performed are: Skrillex, Oliver Koletzky, Margaret Dygas, Hunee, Hvob, Tobi Neumann, Tiefschwarz, Aril Brikha, Extrawelt, Stacey Pullen, Francesco Tristano, Valentino Kanzyani and many more.
This September and October 2019, Minù’s party’s motto is “Dreamers”. With this motto, the organizers want to show the link between dreamers and music, predominant in the romantic era and in the music of Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, which will be read in a contemporary note.
Minù’s program will focus on quality, starting with its resident deejays. In fact, two cornerstones of the Roman and Bolognese deejaying scene are confirmed: Germano Ventura and Fabrizio Maurizi. Also on roasters are the international star Valentino Kanzyani and the emerging talent Jujet.
During the fall season, prepare for international names such as William Djoko on September 29th with his house music that combines mighty lows and soulful sounds. William Djoko is a regular guest of first-rate parties like the Circoloco of the DC10. October 5th will be the turn of the veteran resident deejays Valentino Kanzyani and Germano Ventura. Kanzyani is one of the most influential figures in the Balkan electronic music scene, with house music heavily influenced by techno elements. While October 12th will be the turn of the Minù Soundsystem and the 19th of October will be the return of the long-awaited Apollonia supergroup – a trio composed by Shonky, Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom: all pivotal figures in the French electronic scene. And to close off October, get ready for the young cosmopolitan talent, Lamache, with his minimal house on October 26th.
But don’t worry, this is just the beginning. Stay tuned for Circolo degli Illuminati’s winter calendar!
PROGRAM SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
4. 10 Dj Metto – Blackie
18. 10 Machete Mixtape 4 Tour – Dj Slait (In collaborazione con Dollynoire)
25. 10 Whtrsh
28.9 William Djoko + Jujet
5.10 Valentino Kanzyani + Germano Ventura
12.10 Minù Soundsystem
19.10 Apollonia + Germano Ventura
26.10 Lamache + Jujet
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Via Giuseppe Libetta (Ostiense)
Friday – Saturday from 11pm – 6am
SMASH – every Friday
Ticket: free till 12am, €10 from 12am
MINÙ – every Saturday from 11.30pm