Following our most recent post about Seoul’s Best Hip Hop Clubs, we’d like to recommend some of the best EDM clubs in the area as well for the electronic music lovers out there who want to experience the best EDM music Seoul has to offer. So here’s a small list of some of the best, most well-known EDM clubs in Seoul, South Korea.
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Club M2 (Hongdae)
M2 is the first major EDM club that opened in Hongdae and its popularity has continued to stay at the top of EDM clubs. It is one of the largest and best clubs in Hongdae, boasting state-of-the-art light, sound, and facilities with a grand scale bar and dance floor. The club is known among locals as the trendy club to go to really enjoy and dance to the music. This club plays EDM music all night for those electronic music lovers and they have had DJ Aster, ZB, Chunja, and more come out and play in the past.
Club Face (Gangnam)
An up and coming club, Club Face is located in Gangnam and gets quite crowded on the weekends with lines going around the building. The venue is divided into a Blue Zone (EDM section) and a Red Zone (Hip Hop Section) so you can enjoy best of both worlds. They have state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting systems. It also has quite a strict dress code and is known for not being very foreigner-friendly, so beware.
Soap Seoul (Itaewon)
Located at the same spot where the legendary club Moonnight was, Soap Seoul is the largest underground club in Seoul with a capacity of 400 people. Soon after it’s opening in early 2017 Soap Seoul has defined itself as one of the key players of Seoul’s night scene and is one of the top spots where music lovers go to. Bringing internationals weekly in the past such as Claptone, Dimitri from Paris, Lido(live), Mura Masa, Masego(live), Duckwrth(live), Jacques, Tensnake, Amine Edge & Dance, Tokimonsta, Habibi Funk, and San Holo. The music changes every night depending on the headliner and varies from house, disco, hip hop and future vibes so be sure to check who’s performing.
Club Made (Itaewon)
Club Made is Itaewon’s premier club for EDM and hip hop lovers. There are two main rooms with an EDM stage and a hip hop stage respectively, but on any given night you’re likely to hear any mix of house, techno, and commercial beats to dance to. It is a massive space that can hold over a thousand club goers, so no need to worry about getting stuck in a cramped corner with someone you want to get away from.
Club Octagon (Gangnam)
Last but not least, Octagon is a necessity on any club list of Seoul. It was ranked as the 5th best club in the world by DJ Mag in 2017 and was the highest ranking club in Asia. The club owes its reputation to the world-class DJs who spin some of the best deep house, tech and electro tunes to keep the energy levels up all night. The theme of music in the club is predominantly electronic but also has a smaller hip hop zone on the second floor.
Octagon features high quality custom built music systems coupled with massive LED screens that DJs can use to personalize the music experience. The whole of the club follows an octagon architectural theme with everything inside shaped with 45, 90 and 135 degree angles. The club comes to life on Fridays and Saturdays with an amazing crowd entertained by Korean dancers and performers. Some of the A-list DJs that have performed in the club include Laidback Luke, Paul Van Dyk, Deniz Koyu, Fedde Le Grand, Vivid, Jochen Miller and Dash Berlin along with a host of home-grown talent.
Located in the heart of Itaewon, Faust is an intimate two-room club hosting top international DJs as well as the best of the local Korean scene. It is accredited as one of the best underground techno clubs in Seoul and audiophiles can immerse themselves in the dark, acoustically treated main room featuring a world-class hand crafted Kirsch Audio system or find a more downtempo and relaxed social scene at Tanz bar. Faust was built both for the true lovers of the underground scene as well as for those who are seeking a richer, deeper musical and nightlife experience. Click to see upcoming events at Faust and who’s performing!
Trippy is a nightclub located in Seoul that focuses on House and Techno music. It is well known for its sound system that will have local and international DJs getting the party going all night long. Click upcoming events at Trippy to see who’s next.
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