The Best Clubs in Paris Selected by Sylvere
The Best Clubs in Paris Selected by SylvereSylvere
Known for his global blend of UK funky, dancehall, grime, body-moving techno and Francophone Afrobeats, the Trax Couture and Sans Absence affiliate has been creating a buzz across the Parisian nightlife scene.
Born to a Martinican father and French mother, Sylvere was raised in Paris and has roots in the West Indies. Across the airwaves, you can catch him on Rinse France, and in Paris you can find him at his residency at the inclusivity-focused club night La Créole.
Sylvere's heavyweight sound pulls from his heritage and Caribbean sound system culture in particular, which he demonstrates across his three-part EP series for Monkeytown Records. While EP2 saw him explore dancehall-flavoured belters and kinetic, off-kilter sonics with playful melodies, his latest release, EP3, sees the Parisian producer drill down into a punchier, darker sound that's built for those late (or early) hours across cavernous dancefloors. The bass pressure scorches and heaves harder, but tracks such as 6AM show his flair for creating brighter textures too.
The producer is an artist whose vision extends beyond France. However, he certainly knows where the best raves are in Paris too. From old stations to chic David Lynch-designed spaces, Sylvere highlights his top five clubs.
“The techno temple since the 90s, next to the Grand Rex of Paris. An excellent programme for techno lovers, bass music and more. This is where I recently did my 'EP3' release party alongside Ehua, Low Jack and Le Diouck.”More Info
“Based in Pigalle, this is a massive club under the Moulin Rouge. From a DJ's point of view, for me, it's one of the best clubs in Paris. I love playing there, whether it's in the main room or the basement.”More Info
“This club is located in Montreuil, just outside Paris. I couldn't fail to mention this club because it's where the official La Créole parties take place. Now there's also the Machine du Moulin Rouge. Let's face it, the sound system is far from exceptional, but events are cool and the atmosphere is nice – especially at La Créole nights.”More Info
“One of the most underground clubs in Paris, this one is an old Gare station on Paris' periphery. The festival offers a cool and eclectic programme.”More Info