October 1996. In a decadent corner of Rome, behind the old market, a new nightclub was born from the ashes of an old motorbike repair shop, thanks to the determination and vision of four friends and business partners. The shop had already been transformed into a nightclub in the past, but the venture had proven to be unsuccessful. They decided to call the ambitious project “Goa”, a nod to the full moon parties on Indian shores, and they decided to decorate the nightclub in the style of an English lord’s Indian mansion. Precious and elaborate furniture was installed in the space thanks to a collaboration with a famous Rome-based gallery, as well as candles and Indian-themed décor that distinguished Goa from other nightclubs in the city at the time. Up to this day, those who come here feel like they are entering into another world, one with ivory-coloured walls, exotic and mysterious Indian objects and sofas adorned with precious fabrics. Goa club was different right from the start. The four founders were adamant about playing avant-garde and innovative music that had little to do with what was being played in other Roman nightclubs, and over the years their musical tastes evolved and blossomed further. A wide variety of music has been played there since it opened, from Acid Jazz to Trip Hop and all the way to contemporary Minimal Tech, by some of the biggest and best representatives of the various branches of electronic music – world famous artists and djs. Today Goa is recognised around the world as a real institution for electronic music thanks to its seventeen years of experience in the field and its dedication to the music it plays. It is currently equipped with an Audio Factory soundsystem that makes the sound perfect and clear.