Madrid is living a great moment when it comes to electronic music and partying. And the number of good events offered in November is the best example of this. Little by little, the cold of pre-Christmas weeks is conquering the city, but small – and not so small – spots in Spain’s capital will continue delivering some heat thanks to line-ups that would fit any of Europe’s most powerful cities. We kick off with the best November parties in Madrid.
GANG Madrid and ATLANTA Milan join forces in La Riviera to present the concert of the young Capo Plaza. Salerno’s natural millennial rapper has become one of the most attractive talents of the Italian trap scene. November 30th is the date set for his long-awaited debut in Madrid.
When: Saturday, November 30th Where: La Riviera Lineup: Capo Plaza, Love Y, Chris Rose, Abhir Hathi, Deep Into vs. Fawzi, Lacuei vs. Yosef The Soul, Astroboi and Ava
Another night of industrial techno with Stardust. On this occasion, the guest is Ø [Phase], one of Token’s main values. The London-based artist embraces everything from minimal influences to 100% Detroit sounds. It’s normal if we consider that he has more than 25 years of experience on DJ booths all over the world.
When: Friday, November 8th Where: Sala Cool Lineup: Ø [Phase] and Nöle
Another of Madrid’s great underground references is Ekho. In November, the promoter hosted in La Riviera will include, among others, Solardo. The Manchester duo has grown exponentially in the last two years, establishing itself as a reference in the tech scene and in sounds with a lot of grooves. With them, fun is more than assured in Ekho.
When: Friday, November 29th Where: La Riviera Lineup: Solardo, Nuke and Cesar Almena
Another of the most important industrial nights in November is the one Stardust proposes on the 29th. Sala Cool will see tremble as soon as the British Regis steps into its DJ booth. We are talking about one of the greatest, a reference, even an eminence, of techno and IDM with industrial, bass and UK garage influences.
When: Friday, November 29th Where: Sala Cool Lineup: Regis and Svreca
Brazil’s Terr has worked hard over the past decade and is now beginning to reap the rewards. With her latest EP just released, the indie-dance and nu-disco producer lands in Madrid to embrace it with her kind and emotional sounds and her 90’s textures loaded with old-school synths. A night designed for diggers who stand up for the kindest and most colourful electronica.
When: Friday, November 15th Where: berlinClub Lineup: Terr and killthepartydj’s
Magdalena gets angry when they present her as “Solomun’s sister”. And she doesn’t lack reasons. For many, her taste in both selecting and mixing is even better than that of her famous older brother. Magdalena is, in fact, one of the main names of Diynamic. She comes from revolutionising the Ibiza scene with her Who Cares party. In this new After Brunch at Florida Retiro, we’ll be able to breathe a lot of that adventure.
When: Sunday, November 17th Where: Florida Retiro Lineup: Magdalena, Torrione b2b Luchino and Maik Miroux
That’s 16. And for many more years. Code came to revolutionize the macro party concept of Madrid… and to stay with it for a long time. Next November 16th, Code celebrates 16 years of life and does so occupying 5 rooms for 12 hours with many of the best names in the European techno and rave scene. The names speak for themselves. Listed below.
When: Saturday, November 16th Where: Fabrik Madrid Lineup: A*S*Y*S, Ben Sims, Boston 168, Cesar Almena, Dave Clarke, David Monleón, DJ Murphy, Eric Sneo, DJ Pepo, Egbert, Fernanda Martins, DJ Lukas, FJAAK (live), I Hate Models, Industrialyzer, Joton, Karenn, Kobosil, Manu Sanchez, Monika Kruse, No.Dolls con Candy Cox y Daniela Haverbeck, Nuke, Paul Ritch, Paula Temple, PET Duo & O.B.I, Sasha, Slam, SNTS, Spartaque, Surgeon, SveTec, Truncate, Umek and ViperXXL
Intime Club Prive opens its doors once a month to design an intimate dance space, warm and embraced by the smoke, aroma and warmth of candles. With a capacity for no more than 500 people, Intime manages to create a unique relationship between the artist and the audience. With the Danes WhoMadeWho, the music will perfectly accompany this unique sensory experience today in Madrid’s nightlife.
When: Friday, November 15th Where: Sala Khitai Lineup: WhoMadeWho, Argia, Iuke Garcia, TWO EX and Cori Matius
Another one who doesn’t need introductions is Carl Craig. Unperturbed by the passing of time, the Detroit DJ continues to hunt for souls wherever he performs. This time, the American is November’s star at Ekho. La Riviera will once again dress up to dance elegant electronic, delicate house and high-class techno.
When: Friday, November 8th Where: La Riviera Lineup: Carl Craig, Cesar Almena and Nuke
Palms Trax takes number 1 in November. Netherlands-born and Berlin-based, this young producer, selector, digger and DJ has become great alongside Dekmantel, a festival of reference that saw before anyone else his talent (well, only the label Lobster Theremin came before to release the EP Equation in 2013). Palms Trax comes to berlinClub as one of the biggest booming talents on the European house scene. His visit to Madrid is a real must for any defender of quality music, whatever the genre.
When: Friday, November 29th Where: berlinClub Lineup: Palms Trax and Gaspar Antuña