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’s December program opens on the 7th with the set of Moblack– true master of the afro house genre. After having lived for several years in Ghana, the deejay, producer and label owner of MoBlack Records was able to combine African sounds and rhythms to new western house with great skill.
The party continues through December with All In Records on the 14th, closing the celebrations for its tenth anniversary. The label, which is mainly dedicated to minimal house, is known especially for the publications of Giovanni Verrina, Germano Ventura, Nastia or Roger Gerressen. While December 21st is the turn of Italian duo Mind The Gap. With 20 years of experience, Mind The Gap has refined a great taste for the mix between house and Detroit sounds.
And to ring in the new year, Circolo degli Illuminati says goodbye to 2019 with Triskell Electronic. The name of the event derives from one of the oldest symbols of humanity and represents “three rays of light” through which cosmic forces rejoin man. The December 31st line-up consists of the house legend Kerri Chandler, the live performance of Mangaboo and the sets of Fabrizio Maurizi and Germano Ventura, in addition to the other residents of the club, for a marathon that will end at the first light of dawn. There will also be a preview of Triskell Electronic on December 28th with Priku, one of the supporters of the new Renaissance of Romanian electronics. Starting at the Sunwaves festival, he went on to perform in major clubs around the world and also to sign productions for Sven Vath’s Cocoon.
But this is just the beginning. Stay tuned for Circolo degli Illuminati’s 2020 calendar!
tickets: free till midnight, then €10
8. 11 Whtrsh (DJ of Coez)
22. 11 Propaganda Block Party (with guest TBA)
29. 11 Dj Metto – Blackie
2. 11 Germano Ventura; Jujet
9.11 Germano Ventura; Fabrizio Maurizi
16.11 Dengue Dengue Dengue Live
23.11 Derrick May
30.11 Veniceberg Showcase
10.11 Hippie Market (11.30am – 8.30pm)
07.12 Moblack – Jujet
14.12 All in Showcase
21.12 Mind The Gap
28.12 Triskell Electronic Preview: Priku
31.12 Triskell Electronic: Kerii Chandler, Mangaboo (Live), Fabrizio Maurizi, Germano Ventura
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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