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TECHNO TRIPPER


Techno scene in Istanbul 


 

No matter where you're from, you might want to visit Turkey's capital at least once in your life. Founded around 1000 BC, what was once the Byzantine Empire's great capital of Constantinople, was officially renamed Istanbul after the Turkish Republic was founded. 

This gorgeous and impressive city combines oriental and European elements in the most captivating way that will keep you eager to explore and learn more about it. No wonder it is, still to this day, a prominent centre of trade and commerce, where merchants, locals, and tourists from all different parts of the world come to experience the exotic. 

Straddling both Europe and Asia across the sprawling Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is one of the world's great metropolises. It is famous for its rich history and culture, stunning scenery, and breathtaking architecture, like the magnificent 6th-century dome of iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar.

Besides the impressive bazaars, spice markets, stunning restaurants, delicious street food, souvenir shops, and the plethora of tourist hubs, Istanbul is also famous for its vibrant nightlife and attractive nightclubs. 

And if you're already wondering where to look for the best Techno in Istanbul, we've got you covered.

 

Indigo Club

According to local visitors and Techno tourists, minimal and melodic Techno fans will love this place. Located in one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Istanbul, Beyoğlu, where clubs are constantly closing and opening, Indigo is known to bring the best Techno names to Istanbul's club scene, such as Dubfire, Ben Klock, Recondite, Stephan Bodzin, etc. 

With its constantly impressive DJ lineup, Indigo club is hardly an undiscovered gem. The spacious 400 m2 venue features flashy visuals and a high-quality sound system, ensuring the best possible Techno party experience. No wonder the club is often jammed.

Indigo club is open from Thursday to Saturday from 11 pm until 5.30 am. The entrance fee ranges from 7 to 14 euros, depending on the event.

 

Temple

Located in Beyoğlu, just like Indigo, Temple Club truly lives up to its name. This club is "Dedicated to the awakening of human consciousness and to inspire people to deepen their connection to the present moment through Music," according to the description stated on their official Facebook page. 

Known among Techno fans as the club with the most ambitious sound system, which offers a Hi-Fi flavour listening experience, this Temple of Underground Techno brings a lot of international and local DJ names and stays open till around 6 or 7 in the morning. Although the venue is relatively small, you can expect a very comfortable place that offers a highly intimate experience and cosy ambiance. 

 

Klein

Located in Harbiye, Şişli, this spacious club with a large dance floor has been compared to Berlin's Berghain. Visitors often say there's no other club like Klein in Istanbul. It works on Fridays and Saturdays, starting from 11 pm till 4 am. It is among the biggest and most popular ones in town, so it is understandable why there are always extremely long queues at the entrance.

Klein features a strong and high-quality audio system and brings great local and international Techno DJs, granting an unforgettable fresh atmosphere and unique Techno experience.

 

Module

If you don't mind going a bit further from the city centre, you'll find Module club in the neighbourhood Ayazağa, Kemerburgaz. This 3000 capacity venue is considered one of the biggest clubs in Istanbul, with the most ambitious dance floor in the city. Module invites fantastic local and international DJs, offering great Techno and Electronic music until the first light of the morning on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Module is also known for its afterparties until 10 -11 am, which are not very common for Istanbul clubs. The entrance fee ranges from around 15 to 20 euros.

Sounds pretty fun, right? Hopefully, our list will give you an idea of where to go next time you visit Istanbul. 

 

Author: Techno 24/7

Pic: meyhankoli.com

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