If music is the food of love, then play on! Hyd knows how to party, and also knows its music. From lazy lounge to heart thumping electro techno, the DJs in clubs and pubs in Hyderabad spin it all. There’s something for everyone. So if you’re a music aficionado who knows the beat per minute of your favourite song, or just a regular party-hopper, you won’t be disappointed.
But just to make it easier, we’re giving you the lowdown on what type of music plays where; so you can pick and choose the party destination according to beats you want to swing to. Remember though, that a club may decide to play one or more of the genres below, so this is in no way a restrictive list. It’s more of a guide to the popular joints in Hyd to dance to the different kinds of music we all love.
A- Alternative…Alternative Rock is not very groovy to dance to, so the only time you may hear bands like the Foo Fighters or Linkin Park play is if the place is playing Worldspace! But if you’re really keen, pubs like 10 Downing Street (10 D) MAY just play some Alt rock, but ONLY during afternoons!
B- Bhangra…Bhangra has gone global and is a definite fixture in most club DJ sets. One can jump to Punjabi MC on Bollywood Nites in Bottles & Chimney (B &C), 10 D, Myst and sometimes even Ahala.
B-Bollywood…Get one thing straight. Bollywood remixes rock and we love them. So they’re always going to be there. Almost every happening party will have some cool Bollywood remixes thrown in for some good ol’ Desi flavor. Specialists are B&C and Ahala, especially on dedicated Bollywood nights.
C- Club…Club music is currently the rage of the Hyderabad night life. From sexy remixes of Justin Timberlake to hardcore Club legends like Benny Benassi, clubs such as Touch pump up the revelers with club tracks. Ahala is another cool place to check out some vibrant sounds.
D-Dance…Dance and Club are pretty similar, so the clubs that play the former would play Dance as well. Wednesday nights in Touch, Ahala, F Bar as well as other places such as Soul, Myst and Firangi Paani would be a good choice.
E-Electro…B&C and Liquids are known to play Techno every once in a while. But Electro is as popular as Dance/Club. Touch and Ahala also play Electro, but only a few electro tracks would be squeezed in, so don’t count on a complete night of Electro!
H- Hip-hop…50 Cent, Kanye and other gangstas also make us jump, so the DJs in B&C, Firangi Paani and Ahala will play a good measure of some hip-hop to all you playas!
L – Lounge…Touch owns this genre. DJ Yogi will spin some cool lounge for all the party people every Saturday night, but it’ll be during the beginning of the night. Later on, more energy is infused by playing primarily Club music. Ahala, Liquids (especially on Friday nights) and Sixth Element will also play some cool soothing Lounge music, ideal for an unwind session.
R- Rock… Rock can never die. So pubs like 10 Downing Street and Firangi Paani give you enough reason to drink another pint while the cool riffs of Pink Floyd, the Scorpions and Guns n Roses pipe through the speakers. Retro nights in 10 D are specially worth checking out, if you’re a true “Rock star” at heart. Ahala and Touch will play remixes of rock tracks, but not pure rock as such.