Innocent by nature, Noble Savage is a character who embodies the concept of the indigene, spontaneous spirit, uninhibited psyche, outsider, other, oner; the individuum "uncorrupted by civilization", who symbolizes the innate goodness of humanity.

Above all, we noble savages bow to the will of nature, our kindly mother. Therefore, we are happy.
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A microcosm where energy is never in short supply. All of it coming from the infinite soul-to-soul source. And then, of course, our tribal fire in the garden. Can't beat that! We are back from the beach on Saturday 24th of September. It's been a long summer. Let's catch up on some of the things we've missed! More info soon.
"Jazz ain't got no wrong notes". Afterhours Jam Sessions is part of the Black Sea Jazz Festival, an international event held annually in Batumi, which is also one of the major musical affairs in Georgia. Since 2007 when it was founded, the fest has significantly broadened its scope to include other genres. It has been host to performers as lustrous and diverse as Quincy Jones, George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Lisa Stansfield, The Prodigy, and Robert Plant.

We meet you this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Iveria Beach Club where Noble Savage holds its "Summer Camp" program. Until then! 12-13-14th of August. Starting 9PM. Doors open 8PM.
Batumi, anyone? We are soOoo there for the rest of Summer – at Iveria Beach Club, where Noble Savage is holding its "Summer Camp" residency program. Do join us for a stellar lineup if you happen to be around! With the one and only Kote Japaridze and our special disco dandy guest maestro from Berlin. Saturday 23rd of July. Starting 11PM.
Hailing from The Netherlands, Enzio Etchaberri is a Berlin-based DJ and producer whose aesthetics is generously nurtured by disco in all its shapes and colors, feeding on the gems of its early analogue days and just as much on cutting-edge groove-enhanced effect-filtered electro; sometimes strange in sound to a layperson, but always graced with a fantastic narrative at its core.

It is his manifest love for arpeggiated synths, syncopated rhythms and far-out cosmic ornamentation that sets his music favorably apart from anything in the field and helps reduce the pull of gravity on the dance floor, lifting people up in the air to see them, weightless, free-floating all around, as it were.

Over the years, he has tested this formula in various contexts and settings, playing warm-up, peak time and closing sets; at venues such as Sisyphos, KaterBlau, Ballroom Blitz and festivals such as Melt and Fusion. It works wonders.

Hand-printed limited edition Noble Savage T-shirts. Coming soon.
Noble Savage presents Dreamscape, a new summer-time series of weekly gigs centered around the garden. Tonight we salute maestros Hugo Capablanca, returning from his European tour, and Stimmhalt, resurfacing from his underground studio to catch a breath of fresh air. Be our guest! Friday 8th of July. Starting 11PM
Hailing from Spain, Hugo Capablanca is a hip Berlin-based DJ and producer whose name reverberates with many notable patterns in the domain of underground music and club culture. Suffice it to mention in passing his residence in Berlin's legendary and long-extinct Rio Club in the early 2000s, as evidenced by "Ich war im Rio" forever-tattooed into his wrist; his full-on involvement with the Berlin Broken Hearts Club, a "raucous fairy tale" of sonic extravagance, artistic havoc and behavioral decadence; and, of course, his glam-wild TausendDisco weekly series at Till Harter's infamous Bar Tausend where the maestro has honed his very peculiar style.

Stimmhalt has come a long way from his native Tbilisi to places as remote as Burning Man, Decibel, Showbox Seattle, Echowaves, Lost Paradise, Peace & Love... His tracks have been released on Damian Lazarus' Crosstown Rebels/Rebellion, Get Physical/Kindisch, Bar25 Music, Akbal, Seven Villas, L'enfant Terrible, Underyourskin, Exotic Refreshment... You may have heard his sets on Ibiza Sonica Radio, Gardens of Babylon, Deeper Sounds... In other words, we're in good hands. This night just can't pass in vain.
What else? Saturday night is a chance to dream outside the city limits and chase your dreams to the seashore, to atmospheric sun-drenched and sweet-scented Batumi where Noble Savage holds its weekly music residency at Iveria Beach. Saturday 9th of July, starting 11PM.
If you were to ask, Dada Disco wouldn't name a single specific source of their inspiration. These two French gourmands take in and digest pretty much everything, from hard rocks and heavy metals to synthetics and ambience... That means you can expect anything from Denis and Guillaume but cliché. Design, art, cinema and fashion are just as important to them as music. And it all comes through in their sets.

These gents are very much the products of the "promiscuous and omnivorous" disco mayhem, forever imprinted in the collective memory of club culture as Bar25. It was through this jolly demonic mill, fumes and flames, thick and thin, that the combo blazed their way onto Berlin's raucous music scene. Veritable performers, their epic endless sets were somewhat of a cross between music and circus.
When it closed for good, Dada Disco went global from place to place, spreading their retro-futuristic sound along with their overtly surrealist attitude. "Dada" in their name refers, of course, to a movement that in the mid-20th century famously repudiated and mocked all sorts of artistic conventions while emphasizing the illogical and absurd. Dada Disco keeps experimenting with genres and influences to discover and deliver their own unique blend of sexy electronica, always favoring spontaneity over etiquette. The name sticks on all of these counts.
What else? Saturday night is a chance to dream outside the city limits and chase that dream to the seashore, to atmospheric sun-drenched and sweet-scented Batumi where Noble Savage holds its weekly music residency at Iveria Beach. Saturday 2nd of July, starting 10PM.

For reservations please address your message to iveria.beach.official@gmail.com
As someone once so aptly phrased it, speaking about music is like dancing about architecture. So it is almost impossible to describe in a handful of generic terms what makes the music played at Noble Savage so particular. It is the kind of aural signature that musically differentiates the club from any other spots in the city and locates Noble Savage in the stylistic spectrum from, say, Mutant Radio, which oft-emits the sort of fine experimental fumes that without residue diffuse into the atmosphere of open-air environment, to Bassiani with its almost religious devotion to robotic techno that pounds in stroboscopic blackness against massive concrete walls.
So what is it that we often refer to as savage disco in a verbal attempt to give one a foretaste for experiences at Noble Savage? The easiest of answers: it is, for instance, the purple sonic mantle that Berny is garbed in as the head honcho of In Dark We Trust clandestine disco cult. Having been born in that outfit to become an eminent DJ and prolific music producer, it is only natural that he would sport it on Friday, when maestro Berny will preside over the dance floor from behind the decks.

Boisterous in the range of 115-125 beats per minute, his disco has an uplifting and as much dreamy quality to it, for it is produced in a minor key in parts – what makes it positively somewhat dark and thus more cerebral and dramatic. The dainty bit of inspiring darkness obtains when musical phrases in a composition, some of them if not all, culminate with a note that registers lower in pitch than the previous one, which is atypical of classic disco. It was through this conclusive pitch-down notal arrangement that Depeche Mode worked their way up to the pinnacle of renown and near-universal admiration.
Savage disco is disco in the sense of being an "omnivorous and promiscuous" form, so characterized for its propensity to absorb all kinds of sounds. All this wonderful mess is however always supported by a solid and well pronounced beat structure that is made even more firm and dominant by robust bass lines. This powerful low-frequency combo is called groove and, in the case of savage disco, this groove is groovier than elsewhere in the field of dance music, broad as it is. Savage disco is primarily all about that – the mind blowing groove where everything else is ornamentation, from strings through acapellas to cowbells.

"What I figured out was... if you had a disco beat (which is the right relationship of the bass to the drums), the weirder the stuff you put it over, the more it would sustain repeated listening."— Michael Zilkha, as quoted in The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night.

Savage disco thrives on that seismic beat and, among other things, on deep and often roaring glissando drones, hypnotically monotonous staccato arpeggiation in the low and middle frequencies, somewhat minimal and therefore instantly agreeable melodic ingredients, ample syncopation, invariant synth pads running an extra-mile, reciting in indecipherable language instead of singing to convey some meta-narative gist of it all, vocoding instead of naturally euphonic voce, quirky instrumentation in textures, adaptations from the most distant genres, at some points bordering on what sounds like a hyper electronic rendering of rock'n'roll … Berny is a master of all that.
Hugo Capablanca is a charismatic and equally quirky character – a prolific producer/DJ who over the past decade or so has been steadily building a reputation for turning his playful dilettantism into a veritable aesthetic manifesto.
Before David Benjamin came to light as Noema, he was studying classical guitar and then piano in music school starting at the age of 6, performing regularly with school bands, and later in university he was focusing on music theory. He was first introduced to DJing at a break-dance workshop he attended as a teenager. He loved the idea of playing music that people could dance to, so in late 1997 he started DJing himself. He cites his academic background as one of the major factors in how he listens to and creates music. By his own admission, one of the most important takeaways from that time was a certain attitude towards art, that even the smallest detail is important and has a value.
And than this:

The Noble Savage "Summer Camp" at Iveria Beach in Batumi is kicking off this Saturday, 11th of June. This project extends in time and space our weekly gigs in Tbilisi on Fridays. Get on board for both and this would make it a dream weekend!
We revel in the prospect of Hazy Pockets returning to his by now semi-native habitat this Friday. Cowboy-conjurer, "dedicated disco dilettante", in his own words, Berlin-to-Tbilisi DJ by way of Texas and California, endowed with a deadly instinct for turning a party on its head and putting pep in the step of the stiffest statues in the room. He is joined for the evening by Bene Tsintsadze, or simply Béné, one of the pillars of Georgian club scene and electronic music culture, responsible for а dozen of marvelous releases, compilations and remixes as well as countless sets that give goosebumps and as much hope for a bright future of the creative sector that he from his base in Tbilisi and Batumi represents to the world (United We Stream: Bene).
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This Friday we are madly in love with Levi Love Disco and Nadine who is joining our tribe from Berlin. Friday, 27th of May | From 11PM.
Feel the groove? Can you dance? The bodily responses to these questions most thoroughly qualify Nadine's deep and rousing sound. The answer is one and it is an emphatic yes. Her passion for electronic music has its roots in her earlier fascination with '90s acid house, and at times it is perfectly obvious. The artist has a fine taste in musical matters ranging from almost forgotten and rare classics to the latest authentic gems sourced from underground labels. Whether it's a digital file or a vinyl record, Nadine sure knows how to handle both neatly, elegantly and to maximum effect on the dancefloor.
By way of the most compact and precise clarification: Friday is the day after Thursday and before Saturday. It is when we usually find ourselves closest to freedom. Short for words to spell what freedom means in each individual case and just as concisely and accurately, we resort to celebrating it in the broadest and fullest sense ever conceived by good-meaning philosophers. Our guests for the night are Frankie Beatnik and Sheimus K & Yuli Romano, who join us from Tel Aviv. Friday, 20th of May | From 11PM.
Gil Kory A.K.A Sheimus K, is an integral part of the Techno and House scene in Israel. He is the founder & owner of "TERRA Open Air", a production of outdoors parties who evolved to be a major community in today's underground scene in Israel, an active DJ performing at Israel's foremost clubs and a key figure in Tel Aviv's bubbling scene.

His DJ sets blend a variety of styles such as Techno, House, Leftfield, Breakbeat, Acid and Electro, with a strong emphasis on the raw sounds of synthesizers and drum machines typical to electronic music at its beginning in the late 70s. Always aiming to carry the crowd to unexpected music heights and to create an unpredictable atmosphere on the dance floor. Bombastic, sometimes outright ridiculous but rarely anything less than explosive, a club set from Sheimus K is no warm-up affair.
As you might have noticed watching the clip, our visual language is getting ever more metaphorical. Here, as you may guess, it is to suggest that this time you should to be prepared to be blown away, perhaps even physically – all in an intensely pleasant way, of course. And how could this be otherwise with Hugo Capablanca and Daniel Berhane behind the decks? No way ordinary. Friday 13th of May | From 11PM.
Hailing from Spain, Hugo Capablanca is a hip Berlin-based DJ and producer whose name reverberates with many notable patterns in the domain of underground music and club culture. Suffice it to mention here in passing his residence in Berlin's legendary and long-extinct Rio Club in the early 2000s, as evidenced by "Ich war im Rio" forever-tattooed into his wrist; his full-on involvement with the Berlin Broken Hearts Club, a "raucous fairy tale" of sonic extravagance, artistic havoc and behavioral decadence; and, of course, his glam-wild TausendDisco weekly series at Till Harter's infamous Bar Tausend where maestro – aside from working in a fancy boutique of stolen valuables and contraband luxuries by day – has honed by night his very peculiar style which in very general (and thus not especially illuminating) terms can be described as electro-disco. Hugo is also the head honcho of two outré music imprints of his own making, both as prolific as unprofitable – Bananamania Recs and Discos Capablanca...

"The Discos Capablanca label was never intended to follow a business model. This is possibly one of the reasons why it has passed largely unnoticed for many until relatively recently... I tend to like music that is hard to define, and I tend to avoid releasing records that sound much like something else already in the catalog..."
Life goes on, ladies and gents. Regular shall be the tempo of its progression until this Friday. That is when – around midnight – it will accelerate far beyond its normal pace reaching toward its absolute crescendo; heated up in part by the gracious flames of tribal fire in our Eden. From behind the decks, these moments will be sonically bejewelled by two remarkable figures whose names are inextricably linked to the electronic music scenes and underground club cultures of their home countries. Distinct in some respects, come to experience what actually unites these two spheres (and all spheres) on the molecular level and so well. With Barış K (Gizli Bahçe | Istanbul) and Lasha Guruli (SRL Radio | Tbilisi). Friday 6th of May | From 11PM.

And, by way of update: Another reason against abstinence tonight.
Dj Homeless back-to-back with Dj Unemployed. In their fine company, we simply can't go astray en route to the bankruptcy court :)
Flower by flower a garden grows… A perfect one, however, never springs into being by itself. It takes effort, all of which would be rendered tedious and futile without peace and love as the sources of basic inspiration for it and the outcome. In our symbolic universe, gardens hold much greater truths than deserts. They are vivid and uplifting metaphors for our own growth in the pursuit of inner and outer perfection, for harmony within and among us. This is the bedrock of our philosophy. Under no circumstances will it ever dry up.

Please join us this Friday around midnight for the much-anticipated revival of Noble Savage, or as we might put it in this allegorical light, the "Garden Watering" ceremony. Friday, the 29th of April. Starting 11PM.
In the galaxy of electronic sound, as we know it today, there aren't many artists who can lay claim to a legacy quite like that of DJ T. In the course of three decades, Thomas Koch has injected every corpuscle of his being into music in that paradigm – both as a prolific producer, eminent DJ, editor-in-chief of Groove magazine, cofounder of the seminal Get Physical imprint and in many other capacities. Through his program series that he curates in clubs around the world, Thomas is also responsible for establishing some of the most accommodative and fecund pads for new talent in the field, from which he has launched a number of the brightest stars in that sonic galaxy.

Over the years, DJ T. has traveled the length and breadth of the planet spreading his gospel. This Friday, he is bringing it to Tbilisi. Do not miss! The Revival of Noble Savage. The 29th of April. Starting 11PM.
Sammy D has been in music for decades, as a livewire DJ, fireball organizer, busy bee booker and whiz host in his native San Francisco. To the rest of the world he is best known as a vocal part of Pillow Talk. Implicating also Mikey Tello and Ryan Williams, the combo was formed in 2011 to amalgamate a good dozen genres, in some cases incongruous, testing and pushing the limits of each outwards.
"We grew up listening to what our parents listened to. But then you rebel trying to find your own identity and move to entertain whatever alginates your parents. So we went from classic rock, soul, funk, jazz, disco into hip­-hop and punk rock; and further into new wave, industrial, acid house and techno..."

Paging through interviews, one may figure their loose Pillow Talk method has been well hammered up by the wisdom of nihilism which demands the negation of all existing values and destruction of old paradigms. However, this nihilism is clearly of a generative kind, which does not succumb to the nothingness that ensues. It annihilates blueprints and formulae in order to make space for new practices, meaning and appreciation. Wipe the slate clean and lay down your own interpretations: "We approach music from a non-genre perspective. If there is even a hint of genre we would destroy it. DAG which stands for "Destroy All Genres" is our motto..."
Reggae, dub, boogie, disco, house, pop… In the Pillow Talk signature production or in the mixes which Sammy D is dropping in clubs, one discovers references to all of that. They are employed interchangeably to break the continuity of any particular genre that tends to take precedence in the sets.

Music is not the only source from which Sammy D draws his inspiration: places, travels, everyday encounters, world affairs, different climes, various social environments, interpersonal relationships, sometimes no less favorably from the lack thereof…

Tonight it's definitely Tbilisi zoomed onto Noble Savage. Come be his muse.
In Their Own Light
DJ T
There are very few artists in this world whose legacy looms so large in the universe of electronic dance music. This legacy is so very much alive today that it is most likely to endure far beyond the horizon of tomorrow.
Tall Order
We are who we are, doing what we do. It is what it is, meaning what it means. In other words, it's a tall order.
Dr. Emmett Brown
Fast-forward the future to the zeitgeist of Noble Savage to meet Vasil Kutidze, a co-founder of Mzesumzira Records, one of Tbilisi's finest imprints and a primary pillar of his native underground club culture.
The Sorry Entertainer
Also known as Lotti who dwells in between the shelves of records which never collect dust, he is credited as one of the figures in Berlin responsible for shifting its original robotic techno paradigm toward a more mischievous sound.
Nicole
She has emerged on the scene first as a co-founder of "Body Thrills", an experimental minimalist combo probing the outer limits of music reduced to noise; and then as a solo act pushing into the paradigm of dance music.
Hugo Capablanca
Hugo is a charismatic and in equal measure whimsical character – a prolific producer/DJ who for the last decade has been steadily building a reputation for turning his playful dilettantism into a veritable aesthetic manifesto.
Frankie Beatnik
Beatnik comes in beats per minute – each beat revealing how much you want that minute to last forever. It's David Gabunia's most recent artistic turn, his happy-go-lucky adventure in the sparkly rainbow fields of dance music.
Spaniol
A prodigious and prolific producer hailing from Brazil, he is on the path of finding and creating music which is universal in vibe – the kind of music which deeply resonates with the soul of any human being, any time, anywhere.
Ash Scholem
Embracing the versatility of innovative genres, he is one of those responsible for broadening the scope of music played here in clubs, searching within this scope for the niche of authenticity, the sound of Tbilisi sui generis.
Hazy Pockets
His marathon sets steal from the best and give to both the rich and poor – ecstatic dancing for the raver kids and the suits in equal measure. It's "oh my god we work so hard we're gonna have a good time tonight" music!
Luka Metreveli
The multitude of one... Luka Metreveli is a walking evidence and shining proof that multiple aesthetic personality is a very sensible and quite practical mode of relation to the outside world which itself is never uniform.
Oliver Klostermann
Following his rigorous formal studies, he is now preoccupied with developing his unique style combining the classical techniques and improvisational approach to jazz with the methods that define the cutting edge of electronic music.
Isabeau Fort
She is a scientist who closely observes and studies the atmospheric conditions for good vibes in the room, and a sorcerer who conjures the weather of emotions, creates a certain climate of feelings on and around the dance floor.
Kote Japaridze
Kote is a relatively new name on the block. But so is the block itself which has come to be recognized as a distinct phenomenon on the international club circuit since not so long time ago. This makes him a veteran on the local scene.
Esther Silex
Let's just say I never dreamed of becoming a DJ. I've always been obsessed with music as a listener searching for stuff which is as good as atypical. Then one day a friend called me, "You can't keep it to yourself. You have share it!".
Eliver (Twist)
No certificate from the University of Berghain to adorn a wall in her living room. Eliver's parents taught her the basics of music and bought her a set of drums – a foundation that is solid enough to buttress one's aspiration through life.
Dada Disco
They can't tell you a single specific source of their creative nourishment. These two French gourmands take in and digest everything – from hard rocks and heavy metals to pop-synthetic substances and gaseous ambiances.
Nour
She has been spinning records for years – first to herself, as it goes, searching for the kind of sound that would reverberate with her soul. She ultimately found one – in between various genres, from ethno to techno, modulated by her moods.
Woody
He has been around and active long enough to witness many twists and turns, high rises and low falls on the murky wavering path of underground club culture; himself staying focused and true to himself through the seismic shifts.
Nena Halena
Under his new alias, Nena Halena can be absolutely anybody. That's freedom! – unknown, unpossessed by someone's knowledge of you, unconfined by expectations, almost invisible, coming from nowhere, going anywhere you please.
Stimmhalt
He has been doing it since his teens. For the last couple of years, his music has been released on vinyl and in digits by Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Kindisch, Akbal Music, L'enfant Terrible, Underyourskin, Exotic Refreshment.
The Savage Voice
Aside from being a club, we conceive Noble Savage as a media platform to shed light on all sorts of cultural phenomena, local and international, both pertinent to our mission in Tbilisi, related if only in a roundabout way or totally irrelevant – yet interesting and noteworthy. The Savage Voice is something in between a notepad and a journal. It's a natural voice resource. Expect here interviews with the artists, thinkers and activists we encounter in the club and around the city; coverage of side events, references to and comments on the films, books and music we live by; our area discoveries and destination tips, links to other projects we dig in the neighborhood, our confused ruminations on the meaning of life... After all, Noble Savage is cumulatively a real person, diverse in experiences and perspectives, with many different interests and often holding widely divergent views. You may want to know this combo character in all its wonderful and paradoxical fullness. Read on...
Noble Causes is a series of special events at Noble Savage, with their main purpose to raise awareness for the issues we consider generally important and to facilitate the exchange of ideas we deem worth sharing. As many such good ideas find their expression in art and inspire the works of genuine artists, they quite naturally in this form and status fit the bill of a club conceived somewhat apart from the entertainment industry – as rather a sociocultural entity.

Wednesday October 2nd, we were welcoming a group of international artists who combine their diverse extraordinary talents to make a powerful audiovisual statement in support of our fragile environment – it is what we all have in common. The Gletschermusik project has been traveling around the Great Caucasus capturing the sounds and images of melting glaciers and reworking the collected samples into a showcase which is as aesthetically impressive as it is topically unsettling: The climate change has led to a drastic retreat of ice, thus negatively impacting the nature and economy of the region.

Given its significance and urgency, we were especially pleased to see Robert Lippok in this project, suspecting his genius must be that vital impetus which has been driving this concept for years – an avant-garde German composer who has been a prominent and influential figure on Berlin's ever thriving experimental music scene since the early 1980's; and whose name today is intimately associated with the singular and paradigmatic Raster-Noton imprint, blessed and illuminated by its shining resident deities such as Alva Noto, AtomTM, Byetone, Ryoji Ikeda, William Basinski, Wolfgang Voigt, Ryuichi Sakamoto, to name a few.
Health of the Nations... To be measured by beats per weekend – definitely our kind of science and therapy.

NME: Over 3.7 million British people over the age of 45 go raving once a week, a new study has revealed. 24% of those who took part [in the survey] said that they rave after 40 more than when they were much younger. Clubs closing – with more than 50% of venues in London shut down between 2005 and 2015 – is no hindrance as the number of illegal raves doubles in one single year.

Photo: Komet Bernhard, also known as Techno Grandpa, is a true legend of Berlin's night life.
Feral Moments
It is alleged that taking photos of people in color, one aims at and captures their superficiality; while black and white photography reaches to and ensnares their souls. So astute, isn't it? Anyway, it definitely looks both more noble and savage. Here are some early glimpses of Primum Vivere II – before the noble turned wild.