If you get excited and pumped up by the thought of being able to attend a rave or a loud electronic music festival, your expectations are more likely to be met (possibly exceeded) in the bigger cities.
However, not all of the big cities are known for their nightlife and electronic music, so if that’s your thing, there are some places you should specifically target if you want to enjoy some heavy, repetitive bass lines that will have you dancing the night away. If you are traveling to the Asian region, do check out the 9 EDM Festivals you must go in Asia.
These cities are not only devoted to a robust club scene, but have notable locations that are known and sought out for their electronic music.
Here are five places that are sure to deliver as much trance and as many glow sticks as you can handle:
Known as the rave capital of Europe, Berlin is unique in terms of their collection of open-air techno festivals. Aside from the open air, you can find raves going on just about anywhere; try boats, caves or even trains.
Whatever your unique taste of electronic music might be, chances are high that Berlin will be able to offer you an experience unlike any other.
The parties in this city are over-the-top, to say the least, and being that it’s one of the most liberal cities in the world, that’s no surprise. Raves here are going to be pretty intense as the nightlife could be described as experimental and downright bizarre at times.
If that’s what you enjoy, then Amsterdam is sure to deliver.
The youth population of Tokyo is devoted to partying and having a good time, so the market is there for plenty of clubs and nightlife. The Roppongi District and Sibuya are going to be two of your best spots for finding electronica themed clubs.
There are plenty of bars, lounges and nightclubs in Malaysia to keep even the most enthusiastic club goers busy for the rest of their mid-20s. Kuala Lumpur, Sunway and Johor are just a few of the many club hotspots, providing every variation of electronica and rave music that you could think of.
Malaysia has a good mix of laid back lounge-style electronic clubs, as well as the high-intensity rave scene.
London is the hometown of dubstep, a type of dance music that has seen an unusual amount of commercial and mainstream success, particularly in other genres. While it has roots in reggae, modern dubstep is a powerful and punishing electronica sub-genre— perfect for the heavy party and club scene.
You’ll find plenty of places that take advantage of the city’s dubstep heritage, including some more notable clubs like Star of Kings, Plastic People and Fabric.
The Optimal Experience
You can find clubs and electronic music just about anywhere these days, but in terms of the the most optimal electronica experience, these cities are your best bet. Keep in mind they’re not for the faint of heart, so sleep-in the day of, stay hydrated and get ready for a long night if you decide to make the trip.