Not long ago, we were celebrating the beginning of the decade and now we are already talking about how much Madrid and its best clubs and discotheques have to offer us in February. Far from wanting to dictate which are the best events, we have selected 10 that, for different reasons, are of interest to the capital’s scene. We start our tour of Madrid’s clubbing scene in February.
FJAAK is one of the names that have most revolutionized the Berlin techno scene in the last five years. They started out as a quartet. Then they became three, and now they are only two, but they have proven to continue to spread the same rave energy from the very first day. FJAAK’s live is fun, blunt, acidic and, yes, also viral. They are EKHO’s first guest star for February.
When: Friday, February 7th Where: La Riviera Lineup: FJAAK (live), Nuke and Cesar Almena
The name already speaks for itself. What better plan for a Sunday than The Domingueros? The indoor dance floor of El Invernadero de Las Ventas will dance to the rhythm of ARTBAT’s melodic techno. The Ukrainian duo has been on everyone’s lips in 2019 thanks to their productions, which have even been released even on Afterlife.
When: Sunday, February 9th Where: El Invernadero de Las Ventas Lineup: ARTBAT, Argia, Luke García, Suso and Federika b2b Angie O
In February, for its 139th edition, Code welcomes one of the greatest techno artists in history. The Canadian Richie Hawtin is famous for his minimalist, warm, dark and energetic sound, but also for having created Minus, the prestigious MODEL 1 mixer and for having been one of the biggest responsible for the technological development in the electronic music scene. He heads the line-up, but there will also be other big names like Matador b2b Gaiser, Headless Horseman, Gary Beck, Nicole Moudaber, D-Unity, Anastasia Kristensen or Klangkünstler.
When: Saturday, February 15th Where: Fabrik Madrid Lineup: Richie Hawtin, Anastasia Kristensen, Cesar Almena, D-Unity, Fabio Florido, Gary Beck, Headless Horseman, Klangkünstler, Lewis Fautzi, Matador, Gaiser, Nicole Moudaber, Nuke, ONYVAA, Orbe, Paula Cazenave, Pfirter, Reeko, Rudosa, Sama’, Stephanie Sykes and Speedy J
Casper Tielrooij is, together with Thomas Martojo, Dekmantel Soundsystem. And yes, as their name indicates, they are the founding fathers of the cult label Dekmantel and the festival of the same name, a reference for any digger of underground rarities adapted to the dance floor. Casper Tielrooij will be the special guest at berlinClub on February 15th, to make us dance deep, disco, dub, techno, house, afro, electro and any idea that comes to his mind.
When: Saturday, February 15th Where: berlínClub Lineup: Casper Tielrooij and Gaspar Antuña
And it’s been five years. Five years in which After Brunch proposes dancing on Sunday afternoons in Madrid. El Invernadero de Las Ventas will celebrate the 5th anniversary of this revolutionary party with the ethnic, tribal and psychedelic sound of Behrouz, a legend of atmospheric genres.
When: Sunday, February 16th Where: El Invernadero de Las Ventas Lineup: Behrouz and Themba
A techno-battle night, the one of February 21st at Sala Bash. Stardust is ‘in exile’, but that doesn’t prevent them from continuing to bet on the most cutting-edge techno music in the country. On this occasion, they feature the talent of Psyk, one of the stars of the Pole Group and a regular at the best clubs in the world, such as Fabric, Concrete, Berghain, Fuse or De School.
When: Friday, February 21st Where: Sala Bash Lineup: Psyk, 4NYØN3 and Blovk
Dream Saturday to celebrate Carnival. The colossal Fabrik welcomes the elrow family to create the Garden of Delights. From 5 pm to 6 am, the different spaces of the most traditional macro-club in Madrid will dance to the rhythm of the Spanish minimal legend Paco Osuna, and other stars like Lil’ Louis, Roberto Surace or Christian Smith.
When: Saturday, February 22nd Where: Fabrik Madrid Lineup: Paco Osuna,Lil’ Louis, Avision, Christian Smith, Cuartero, Drumcomplex, Fer BR, Kenny Larkin, Markantonio, La Fleur, Latmun, Roberto Surace, Technasia, Bastian Bux, Cesar Almena, Gaston Zani, Nuke, Overman, Tini Gessler, Viviana Casanova and Okuda San Miguel
Those who bet on EDM have an appointment at the end of the month with one of the new phenomena of the mainstream scene. Sam Feldt already collects several hits in his resume, such as “Shadows of Love” or, above all, his edit of the mythical “Show Me Love”. Sam Feldt will be at the Madvilk party, in Joy Eslava, so that Madrid can breathe that summer festival aroma that it likes so much.
When: Friday, February 28th Where: Joy Eslava Lineup: Sam Feldt and more
A new edition of the Fluido party will close February in Madrid. The exceptional guests are the two Moroccan artists known as Khidja. Khidja is an electronic duo with a clear Arab influence, with high doses of psychedelia and a certain amount of acid house. Their live show is one of the most evocative, as well as dark, of the scene.
When: Friday, February 28th Where: Stella Lineup: Khidja and Phoenix
After a dream summer, in which the French label has established itself as a resident in Cova Santa (Ibiza) and has also toured Amsterdam, London and New York, Dailycid’s team finally makes its debut in Madrid. And it does so hand in hand with the Roots party, with the great DJ W!LD as master of ceremonies accompanied by the local Alvaro Medina and the Russian Inessa Raum.
When: Saturday, February 29th Where: Goya Social Club Lineup: DJ W!LD, Alvaro Medina and Inessa Raum