Inside The Semi-Legal Croatian Club Scene Growing In Zagreb - Electronic Beats

Inside The Semi-Legal Croatian Club Scene Growing In Zagreb

Discover the people who have made a name for Zagreb techno.

The Croatian electronic music scene has been concentrated in its capital city, Zagreb, since the early ‘90s. The relief that accompanied the end of the country’s harrowing war for independence—which occurred between 1991 and 1995—helped to catalyze the party culture that grew from its debris. In the wake of Croatia’s communist collapse and the period of transition to capitalism that followed, however, the city’s few nightlife venues became more tightly regulated and heavily policed, a phenomenon that pushed the nascent house and techno scene into underground spaces. Today, electronic music continues to thrive in these clandestine venues with the support of Zagreb’s small promoter groups, DIY record labels and dedicated local producers. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about those who have rejuvenated the scene.

Cover photo via Ziva Muzika’s Facebook.