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!
Three major events are in store in November. Friday the 8th with the set of Whtrsh aka Dj Banana, the official deejay of Coez, not to mention a great party regular. On November 22nd with Propaganda Block Party–an event inspired by the historic parties from which hip hop was born (surprise guests linked to one of the most influential hip hop realities in Italy are expected)! The 29th is a “homemade” event with the explosive sets of resident Djs Metto & Blackie.
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.
Minù closes January with Willow, one of the most talented electronic music DJs in the UK, on the 25th. The party continues through February with Sama DJ – the Palestinian Dj that uses techno as a means of resistance – on the 1st; Bawrut – the Italian DJ who played in the line up of Sónar for two consecutive years – on the 8th; the Tuscan DJ Farfa with his dance house music on the 15th of February. The month continues with Carola Pisaturo on the 22nd and ends with Massimiliano Pagliara on the 29th.
But this is just the beginning of 2020’s program. Stay tuned for Circolo degli Illuminati’s monthly calendar!
1. 2 Sama DJ
22.2 Carola Pisaturo
29.2 Massimiliano Pagliara
26.1 Hippie Market (11.30am – 8.30pm)
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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