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Delhi gets electric

Electronic music — House, Progressive Jazz, Dubstep and a lot more — gets centre stage at these nightspots in the city.

music Updated: Nov 13, 2011 00:21 IST

Kitty su
This nightclub opened earlier this year and is a hotspot among fans of electronica. “The place has been conceptualised as an urban music shrine, we play every category of electronic music — Trance, House, Techno and even Dubstep,” says DJ Udhyan, a DJ at Kitty Su. The decor is done in keeping with the theme — dark wood floors and authentic sculptures. It also has Euro disco and fluorescent LED lights. There is no main course menu, but there is an exhaustive menu of starters.

Where: Kitty Su Bar, The Lalit Hotel, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place
Contact: 011-44447777
Meal For Two: R3,000
Timings: 9pm to 5 am

MusicF Bar and lounge

It’s not just fashion that takes centre stage here, but world music too. DJ Mash, the resident DJ of the nightclub, played a major role in bringing electronic music to the Capital. "Electronic music involves a lot of technology to create acid sound and is basically a fusion of rock pop, jazzy trance and new age global sounds. This is what we concentrate on. In Delhi, it’s Progressive House, Trance and Psytrance because that’s what the young crowd wants," says the DJ. This nightclub, which has a wide range of starters to boast of, is ideal for someone who wants to chill on the dance floor.

Where: F-Bar & Lounge, 50-B, Ashoka Hotel, Chanaykyapuri
Contact: 011-26111066
Meal for Two: R2,500

Zook bar
Get zooked out when In house DJ Hitesh throws some mystic beats of Electro Dance Music (EDM). If you’re a Dubstep lover, this is the place to hop in with your friends. Its overall sound has been described as tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns. Wednesday night, at Zook, is an electro night, called Habit. Many popular DJs from the city gather and create mayhem and euphoria by playing various forms of electronic music.

Where: Zook Bar
Shop no.3, PVR Anupam Complex, Saket
Contact: 9971025365
Meal for Two: R699
Timings: 12 pm to 1am
electronic nights in the city

One boulevard cafe
This club, which has a set up for rock bands and sufi music, also provides a good option for fans of electronica. “We play a lot of electro music as people love them,” says Akshay Anand, the owner of the cafe.

Where: Select City Walk Mall, Ground Floor, Saket
Contact: 011-41070001
Meal for two: R1000

Every Friday and Saturday nights are the electro nights here. “I love house music and I want people to love it too,” says DJ Waris, who plays Funky and Latin house music. Shiros, which serves the best of Spanish in the town, is a treat for Spanish food lovers.

Where: Shiros, Samrat Hotel, Chankyapuri
Contact: 011 26876310
Meal for Two: R4000

Smoke house grill
Known for its great grills and European menu, the Smoke House Grill is also a great place to party. Wednesday nights, here, are packed as DJ Cheenu takes charge of the console and belts out mix of electro music. “Delhi is crazy about progressive house music with high energy level,” says the DJ.

Where: Smoke House Grill, P-2, VIPPS Centre, Masjid Moth, GK-2
Contact: 01149422222
Meal For Two: R4000

V-Spot Café & Bar
If you see a giant rotating ball near Select City Walk — follow it. Though this club plays all sorts of music, their playlist includes progressive music — House and Trance. The sound system is done up in a way to ensure that the music is really very loud.

Where: G-2, Salcon RAS Vilas, Saket
Meal for Two: R1000
Contact: 011-41665588

What is Electronic music?
Electronic music generally implies the use of electronic instrumentation to create (synthesise) or to manipulate sound. It is performed by live players who bowed, plucked or struck objects in order to make air vibrate. Electronics have become an integral part of most modern music. So today the term electro music is broadly divided into seven categories: House, Trance, Techno, Break Beat, Jungle, Hard core and Down Tempo.