Jun
29

RA 24/7 | Tbilisi

Bassiani

20:00 Friday, 29 June, 2018

Description

We've all had those clubbing moments we’ll never forget. That perfect warm-up set. The familiar smell of the smoke machine. Sharing water with a stranger. Finding your friends in the dark. A surprise sunrise at the after hours. These experiences stay lodged in our minds and shape who we are. It’s these moments that inspire RA to do what we do. 

Throughout 2018, we’ll be working with some of the world’s foremost collectives and crews to celebrate the world of electronic music in all its forms. The extended, trippy daytime sessions, the chillout rooms, the techno dungeons—every part of the scene has its time and place, and we’re bringing them all together.

In multi-roomed spaces across the globe, we’ll curate a range of disciplines across seven individual events, each lasting 24 hours. One day and one night. Local artists, live performances, films, installations, workshops, discussion and raves. Everything we love about electronic music, in one place. 

Twenty-four hours in our world.

On June 29th we'll visit Tbilisi for our first event at Bassiani since the In Residence series. The main room there was where the idea for the 24/7 series was conceived, and we're privileged to be working with them on their first ever 24-hour event.

The biggest techno club in Tbilisi, Bassiani is a maze of poured concrete in the basement of Dinamo Arena, Georgia's national football stadium. On Saturday mornings, once the sun is up, you can watch smoke drift across the pitch, belched upwards from the party downstairs, where as many as 1200 people shuffle around an empty swimming pool. From there you can take in the whole scene: countless silhouettes on elevated catwalks and a sloping dance floor, encased in a room whose vastness becomes clear only in brief flashes of colored light. 

For the first time ever, we'll be using every space available at one event. We'll start with a concert in Spacehall from two incredible live acts. The Georgian capital's techno scene is in bloom, so we've got a huge number of local artists joining our top-notch international guests in Bassiani and Horoom, the venue's second room. The connecting corridors will play host to installations and talks, and a brand new terrace space will be soundtracked by two masters of minimal.