About Yalta Club its roots, past, present and future.
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You can hardly find any other storied club venues in Eastern Europe than Yalta Club – the pinnacle of club culture and electronic dance music in Bulgaria for the last several decades. The roots of Sofia’s best dancefloor can be traced back to 1959, when the club opened its doors for the first time and remained the coolest place to be in town for the next sixty years. Not that it hasn’t thrived after several reinventions, but the famed history of the club speaks for itself. Right after the fall of communism in 1989, Yalta became the first place in Bulgaria, dedicated to electronic music and thus a tradition has been set firmly. Since the beginning of the 90’s, Yalta has served as a home away from home for some of the brightest techno and house masters like Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon, Âme, Apollonia, Marco Carola, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Hernan Cattaneo, Danny Howells, Recondite, Danny Tenaglia and many, many more.
Considering its great history and impressive roster of international and local artists who had performed behind the decks of the club in the last three decades, it’s easy to get stuck in nostalgia and remember you first and second and third and hundredth joy with friends on the dancefloor under the luminous lights and breathtaking throbbing sound of the venue. Yalta is not keen on dwelling over the past and prefers to look to the future. The first thing you will notice upon entering the venue is the intentional symbiosis between the well-thought minimal interior with modern furniture sound and light systems and typical clubbing atmosphere – everything about Yalta is part of a singular concept right up to the impressive view to the city from the club panoramic glass facade. The fast city outside the club serves as a stark contrast to the tranquillity and minimalist comfort of Yalta – a place like no other.
The club has always strived to offer not only the big room clubbing experience, but also the intimate affairs for music aficionados, who would rather prefer a small setting for club delights. At first it was Yalta Junior – the small cafeteria-style intimate room with red lights and panoramic windows, that served as the ideal afterhours or boutique home for various artists and club nights. Since 2014, Yalta Club has a opened a small brother to the big main Room 1 – aptly called Room 2, we are speaking for a more intimate concrete underground space on one level, dedicated to the purest form of clubbing, namely no bullshit and just forward-thinking music from incredible artists, who prefer to play from dusk till dawn in a warehouse-like space. Call it pure, intimate or whatever you may feel like, but be sure to experience them both. As we’ve already told you – Yalta Club is a place like no other.
See you on the dancefloor.