Lucidream stands as a strong testament to the changing times and tastes in Seoul's nightlife industry.
Swanky Gangnam clubs, for the past years have been closing down while Clubs that cater to the rising
interest in hip-hop have been popping up and thriving.
I judge that supporting influences like the rise of Streetwear fashion and TV shows like Show Me The
Money have put the spotlight onto this now trendy subculture.
The young party generation are flocking to nightlife in newer areas like Itaewon for music diversity and
the loose free-spirited culture.
Two years ago, up the hill from Itaewon's main bustling Hamilton Hotel intersection, the club Lucidream,
since it's arrival in March of 2013, has grown to become one of the most respected hip-hop clubs in
Seoul, a major watering hole for every hip-hop loving partier in Itaewon.
Open for their special events on Fridays and Saturdays, Lucidream is a performance based club and
they bring in the best artists in the game every weekend.
Jay Park @ Lucidream
Drinks flow out from the middle from their main bar.
And tables surround and outline the space providing comfort and intimacy. The club also boasts the
greatest sound in Itaewon with the iconic Funktion-One sound system.
The loudspeaker manufacturer, Funktion-One, won the Golden Moon Award, for the Best Sound System,
just a few weeks ago at the 2015 International Nightlife Awards.
A DJ set of hip-hop and RnB mashups as well as special events with many special appearances by
the best artists in the hip-hop game locally, cater to their guests every weekend. Don't be surprised when
you're there and you lock eyes with some of the fastest rising acts in the local hip-hop scene.
The club had a laid-back yet energetic vibe. And the people were passionate about the music.
Here, you'll find the crowd is also there to dance and the DJ's, MC's, and performers definitely knew
how to get the crowd going.
My friend this past weekend, as we left Lucidream, suggested that it felt like the people in the club all
knew each other.
Lucidream evidently had it's loyal weekend regulars, and it seems this family has something good going on.