Location: Incheon, South Korea
A custom-built club in the luxury Paradise City holiday resort near Incheon airport in South Korea, Chroma is designed to impress from the moment you lay eyes on it. A giant block of beautiful white stone adorned with a huge splosh of gold paint, its entrance is cleverly carved to appear like a curtain being lifted to reveal the secrets within.
Punters can while away the time in see-through jacuzzis or chilling on an inflatable at the indoor pool stage, where the music pumps out via the d&b audiotechnik Y-series soundsystem. Or head down to the main room — or one of the VIP boxes that overlook it if they’ve the cash to splash — and find Chroma’s crowning glory: the K-Sphere and Venetian, or as DJ Mag dubbed it on a previous visit, the Mini Death Star! A kinetic lighting rig, this impressive centrepiece expands like a robotic puzzle, unleashing a torrent of laser beams at the dancers below.
As one might expect from a shiny new Asian superclub, bookings lean towards big room sounds, with a menu of EDM, trance, future house and progressive sounds cooked up by the likes of Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Paul van Dyk, Lucas & Steve, RL Grime, Vicetone and Timmy Trumpet — the latter of whom made his South Korean debut at Chroma last year.