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Bassiani (Georgian: ბასიანი) is a nightclub in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Founded in 2014, it is located in the building of the city's largest sports venue, the Dinamo Arena, and utilizes a disused swimming pool as the main dancefloor.[1] It is the largest techno club in Georgia and can accommodate around 1,200 people.[2] The club features both local and international performers and has attracted international media attention as one of Tbilisi's modern attractions.[1][3] On 12 May 2018 the club was raided by police and the two owners were arrested.[4]

Bassiani is considered one of the world’s best techno clubs, and visitors from around the world come to Tbilisi to party. Photography is banned inside the club and bouncers put stickers over cellphones at the entrance.[5]

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NameEdit

The literal meaning of the word Bassiani (ბასს-იანი, Bass-iani) in Georgian is "one with the bass." The club is named after the 13th century battle of Basian, between the Kingdom of Georgia and the Sultanate of Rum.

Resident artistsEdit

As of 2017, the club has 8 resident artists - Function, Hamatsuki, HVL, Kancheli, Kvanchi, NDRX, Zitto, and ZESKNEL.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b House, Arthur (21 September 2016). "Clubbers, forget London and Berlin – the place to dance is eastern Europe". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ Lynch, Will (15 August 2016). "Tbilisi and the politics of raving". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ Satenstein, Liana (23 January 2017). "The Architecture in Tbilisi, Georgia, Is Worth the Trip Alone". Vogue. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Police raid Georgian nightclubs Bassiani and Café Gallery, arrest Bassiani owners". Resident Advisor. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  5. ^ Carmen Gray At This Techno Club, the Party Is Political The New York Times, 29 May 2019
  6. ^ "RESIDENT ARTISTS". BASSIANI. Retrieved 2017-04-10.