This week on The DJCB we have a 48-hour city guide with Barcelona’s native TALKTOME. Check it out for some dreamy inspiration of travel-times post-Covid. TALKTOME has a busy 2021 lined up with a raft of new music which began in December 2020 with ‘Beerds’. The artist’s years of experience have been distilled into his latest productions which are set to culminate in an album later in the year.
His latest release “Callin” is a delightfully deep slice of left-of-center electronic music fuelled by laid-back drum
programming, rich bass, and TALKTOME’s ethereal vocals. It’s part house, part nu-Disco and an infectious affair from start to finish. The second version comes from the mysterious Roselet, whose “Don’t Get Used To It” mix, journeys into more pared-back house territory with an interpretation that rolls back the synths and lets the vocals shine. Find it at the bottom of this perfect city guide to this legendary city.
Nitsa Club (Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113)
It’s Friday and we are veeeery close to Nitsa Club @ Apolo. One of the biggest electronic music clubs, located close to Paralel, our own “Broadway”. With one of the strongest international line-ups in the city.
Post Party Meal / Breakfast
La Cova Fumada (Carrer del Baluard, 56)
Saturday morning, need to recover and to get closer to the beach. We start in La Barceloneta, where you can find “La Cova Fumada” a typical fisherman’s restaurant that starts serving food early in the morning. Recommend trying at least one of their “bombes” (bombs).
More Record Shopping
Ultra Local Store (C/ Pujades, 113 local 2)
Next stop is the Ultra Local Records store in Poblenou, which specializes in independent labels and local artists.
La Porca (Carrer de Mata, 16)
Some drinks later, we take a taxi going back to Paralel. We eat something fast and go to the Club. La Porca has amazing sandwiches and amazing patatas bravas too. Plus, it’s next to our next stop.
Laut Club (C/Vila i Vilà, 61 Bis)
You can’t leave Barcelona without going to Laut. A small club for experienced clubbers that appreciate intimate dark spaces, good sound, and electronic music. With many local collective parties and some international DJs that bigger clubs don’t usually book.
Post Party Meal / Brunch
Can Dende (Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 44)
Sunday morning, last spot. Let’s try to come back to life with a late brunch at Can Dende. It’s close to where I live, and they have the best Benedict eggs I’ve ever tried. I use to order them with pulled pork, but you can also go for salmon or bacon. Drinks: Iced tea or Pink Lemonade, there’s also the option to add some rum. ; )
I want to send my best wishes to all restaurants, bars, clubs, and everyone who is suffering from the Pandemic, not just in Barcelona. I hope we can come back to our lives (as close to as before the Covid situation) soon.
And get ready, because, after all these pandemic lockdowns, the comeback of nightlife will be an amazing experience to live through.