A guide to Barcelona city nightlife with W Hotel Barcelona music curator Piem

Catalan born Piem it seems was destined to journey into the world of underground music, having been exposed to the sounds of the 90’s & early 2000’s House Music. This only paved the way for a man who pays tribute to his early experiences which have heavily influenced his sound, to become a firm favourite on the Barcelona club scene. Piem has become synonymous for his seemingly effortless performances delivering a real underground, crowd pleasing sound built on natural grooves & solid bass lines, earning himself residencies at the W Hotel Barcelona & CDLC Barcelona.

Having seen his career start at such an early age Piem dedicated his time to perfecting his sound leading him to share the decks with artists such as Andrea Oliva, MK, Solardo, Claptone, Nic Fanciulli, Black Coffee and some other reknown artists seeing himself perform at venues such as Club Space (Miami), Heart Nightclub (Miami), Space (Ibiza), Pacha (Ibiza), Jungle Experience (Thailand) and Fire & Lightbox (London).

It was inevitable that the talented musicians would turn to production and his hard work and dedication pushed him to try to interpret his style of playing into playable tracks. Since his 1st release back in 2012 Piem has grown into his sound, securing himself releases on labels such as Knee Deep In Sound, VIVa Limited, Toolroom, Glasgow Underground, Dirty Bird, Morther Recordings, Superfett. Many of his productions have found themselves being supported, charted and in the playlists of many top artists such as Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Hot Since 82, Claptone and Maya Jane Coles.  So, its no surprise to find his music regularly being charted and climbing the Beatport & Traxsource charts.

It’s a pleasure to have the W Hotel Music Curator for Barcelona and also now W Hotel London take us through some hot spots of where to party in Barcelona, exclusively for Decoded Magazine.

Arc del Teatre, 3

This is the techno hot spot in town, where you can find some of the best international and local DJ’s at the moment. An underground atmosphere and a great sound system where you can dance from Monday to Monday for never ending Barcelona nights.

Marula Café Barcelona
C/ Escudellers, 49

If you are a big fan of Funk, Soul, and listening to live bands, then this is your place. Surrounded by an adult environment and with a lot of musical culture, this place never fails. Located in the middle of Gothic quarter it is always a good option to visit.

Carpe Diem Lounge Club
Passeig maritim de la barceloneta 32

Have dinner in front of the sea with quality Asian and Indian food and amazing decoration. After, get some drinks in a great atmosphere with the best house music sounds and you’ve got it all together in the same place. DJ Oliver, Sebastian Gamboa, Iban Mendoza, Camilo Franco, Edu Natored and myself are some of the names you’re going to find there from Thursday to Saturday together with some international guests like Kerry Chandler, Nic Fanciulli to mention a few.

Sala Apolo
Nou de la Rambla 113

One of the most represented clubs in the city is Apolo. It has always been an icon for house and techno music lovers. Offering a wide range and diversity with their bookings, the most iconic night is called Nasty Monday’s. You can also expect electronic music during the weekends at Nitsa Club, a second room located inside the venue that only opens on the weekend.

Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents 1

W Barcelona’s night club located on the 26th floor has the best views from the city. You will find a cool and chic atmosphere with a great selection of cocktails and rhythms.

Passeig del Born 13

A brand new club and restaurant located in el Born. It has became a must in the city night tours. Ceviche, tacos, amazing and creative cocktails, and great local DJs make this 2 floor space an experience.

Plaça Reial 17

If you are a Jazz Music lover you cant miss this one! Plenty of national and international bands play there, as well as having special Jam Sessions on Monday’s. It has a special vibe that can’t be missed.


You can catch Piem playing at W Hotel Barcelona every Saturday : Facebook / SoundCloud

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