All late roads lead to Luzztro, Warsaw.
All of you old skool and nu-skool ravers probably spend a lot of time searching for the next hot place to be. Part of what is now called techno-tourism, travelling for raves has become a thing. You might be thinking of places like London, Berlin or Amsterdam. Even more, you have already been there before.
Fancy an eastern twist? This smoky techno den is known as the place where “the devil goes to rave”.
Behind the scenes
There are urban myths around this club. It has gone from recording “a special club program for broadcasting on weekend nights and mornings, which would be a kind of after-party-program“ for Polish public TV CULTURE to appearances in movies and stand-up comedies. It is in Luzztro that the frontman of Hercules & Love Affair “got lost” and did not catch his plane.
Luzztro Club is one of the oldest and most famous spots in Poland. Situated in Warsaw, it has written Techno history, and for everyone who knows the city a little, it is the place you go for after- partying. Parties at Luzztro are famous for lasting until noun. You don’t go to parties before 1am and you stay until the day has set itself.
The club started from an initiative of three friends, Kugiel, Tomas and Ades, who joined forces at techno and trance parties in the 90’s. Luzztro came from what the organisers call a simple need: they partied a lot and enjoyed music in their private space. It is there that they realised that they would do it so often and so well, that it deserved to have a designated place. And all the rest became part of a more than 15year love affair, combining the love and struggle for the city, its harsh sounds and techno. These peeps sure know how to throw good parties.
The DJs and crowd
There are many venues in the city, but what makes Luzztro special is the attention to detail,
from the line of local DJs to the audience. The founders take pride in how they choose experienced DJs to connect with an ever young audience, creating a quality sound and a curated experience. Combining the old with the new. They are also careful in choosing Polish emerging DJs, staying away from big superstars and commercial names. Among them, the flagship project of the club is Luzztro Records : they released singles and EP’s by over 50 artists: starting from Gogan, DUSS, Keenarf, Sam Wolff, Diana D’Rouze to AKME.
As every club that respects itself, Luzztro has built a steady relationship with its clubbers throughout the years. A lot of them are regulars while some “disappear and come back after 10 years”.
During the pandemic a lot of clubs had to shut down and Luzztro had to adapt to the new reality. While there are certain works that they have shared off the record, what spiked our attention was the Luzztro academy. A new concept that combines DJ teaching with a real life playing experience, it offers a residency in what is the oldest polish club in the country. Essentially, the aspiring DJs get to play for the first time in the venue and also enjoy perks like coaching for media relations and trips & tricks from experienced cultural creators. In case you want to take your experience a step further and might envision yourself playing those decks, you can check their academy in this link.