Dugo očekivani No Sleep Festival stiže iduće nedelje, a silovit program na nekoliko lokacija potvrđuje da od 15. do 18. novembra za festivalsku publiku u Beogradu neće biti spavanja! Nakon objavljenog programa za veliki Hangar i famozni klub Drugstore, sa imenima kao što su Fatboy Slim, Nina Kraviz, Lee Burridge, Cassius, DJ Tennis, Olof Dreijer, Aleksi Perälä, Dax J, Randomer i brojni drugi, vreme je za program jednog od najboljih evropskih klubova prema pisanju prestižnog medija The Guardian, legendarnog 20/44! Continue reading “No Sleep Festival i u klubu 20/44”
This popular Belgrade splav (raft) is located on the banks of the Sava river. Mercifully it works all year round, regardless of the weather conditions. This is my favorite place to go clubbing, especially in the summer season when the dance madness kicks off on the boat deck. The raft offers a good music selection ranging from Detroit techno and soulful to disco, funky, house and dub step. 20/44 hosts one of the best clubbing nights in Belgrade, called Disco not Disco featuring local stars DJ Brka, Toshke, Schwabe and other special guests.
But what the city lacks in beauty it more than makes up for in intensity, which is evident at 20/44, a ramshackle club named for Belgrade’s map coordinates. It occupies a wood-paneled pontoon boat, docked along the Sava River, that is decorated in a style that Milivoje Bozovic, its music director, described as “bordello of ’80s.” Among other retro touches are 17 musty computer monitors stacked like cargo on either side of the cabin.
As the sun comes up over Belgrade, the sun streams through the windows of 20/44. Inside, you’ll get cheers and the mood will lighten, but everyone will still be dancing. The windows won’t be steamed up, because they’ll be open – you can make as much noise as you want when you’re dancing in a boat moored on the Sava river. In summer, the party is upstairs and outside on the deck. 20/44 are Belgrade’s coordinates, but when you look up during the night at the magically lit up Branko’s bridge, you can’t forget where you are. Continue reading “Guardian 2014 about Belgrade”
At 2am, it’s time to head to Klub 20/44, which everyone just refers to as “the boat”. Opened soon after KC Grad, marking the birth of Belgrade’s underground scene, the club is a former strip joint in a rickety ship on the Sava river. Inside there are still red velvet curtains and poles, as well as brilliantly surreal touches like a gold statue of John Cleese doing “that walk” on the top deck. “The thing that made it so important was that it was the first club that was completely independent,” says Tijana, as the DJ drops another timeless disco edit behind us. “They even had it as a policy: no sponsors, no patrons. They were the first really honest club owners. I just get goosebumps everytime I think about it. I just love to be there, to play there. It’s magic.” Continue reading “The Guardian Nightlife reports clubbing in Belgrade”
Već sedam godina brod 20/44 uspešno plovi i pleše Savom uz ritmove naših omiljenih didžejeva. Za kratko vreme ovaj klub je nametnuo da se vikendima više uopšte ne postavlja pitanje “Gde ćemo večeras?”, jer su đuskanja na brodu i čekanje zore postali glavni inventar svakog vikenda. Ovaj klub ponosno nas predstavlja na svetskoj klabing sceni, pa ga je Guardian 2014. godine smestio u 25 najboljih klubova Evrope, a ove godine našao se na listi dvadeset najboljih manjih klubova na svetu.