Until Crystal opened in 2002, Turkey's nightlife was probably best framed by the image of pissed Brits dancing to Rick Astley in Bodrum dives. Not any more. A sleek futuristic club with a digital soundsystem that more than lives up to its name, Crystal delivers only the most credible tech-house and house with guests including Terry Francis, Derrick Carter, Silicone Soul and Lee Burridge. In doing so, it continues to set the benchmark to which other Turkish dance clubs aspire.
"Turkish people understand the meaning of groovin' house music and at Crystal they definitely feel the vibe more than anywhere else in the country," says Systematic's Marc Romboy.