XLR8R’s New Years Party Guide
To help usher in 2016, we have compiled a list of top-notch New Years parties. Tickets to these events can be purchased via XLR8R.
Having gone through many various triumphs and tribulations this past year, one undeniable fact about 2015 is that it was a fantastic year for music. To help wrap up and celebrate the many sonic masterpieces that 2015 brought our way, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite New Years Eve/Day events that will help keep your groove going for what will likely be another 365 days filled with brilliant dance music.
Having taken place in Tulum, Mexico last year, Flying Circus will return to Playa Del Carmen to revel in the stunning environment that is Cabinal Royal Beach Club. This year’s lineup features a huge list of eye-catching artists like Carl Craig, Lake People M.A.N.D.Y., Flying Circus residents Dance Spirit and Mia Lucci, and, of course, the hosts themselves, Audiofly.
Taking place at the Hollywood Palladium this New Years Eve, Insomniac event Twelve 31 aims to start off 2016 in Southern California by hosting a solid lineup of house music aces that are bound to usher in the new year with new and exciting sounds. Going from 8pm until 5am, the list of talent includes London duo Dusky, the ever-advancing local Los Angeles DJ and producer Jon Charnis, award-wining artist Kidnap Kid, ghetto house specialist Shiba San, and a very special B2B set from Tiga and Kenny Glasgow.
DJ Dials, Blasthaus, and 1015 Folsom have teamed up to bring an A-list team of musicians and electronic producers to the bay area for the upcoming New Year’s celebrations. The headliners for this extraordinary event consists of lionized producer Clams Casino, world class bass player Thundercat, upcoming south-east London producer TroyBoi and the indisputable electronic maestro Flying Lotus. With a total of five rooms, the show will see a huge amount of local support from artists like An-Ten-Nae, Eric Allen, Nicoluminous, Tigerfresh, and many more. An uppermost display of established and looming talent, this event is bound to be one of the most sought after events of the New Year.
On December 31, 2015, Smart Bar will embark on a sensory exploration of light and color. An experiment in luminous geometry and lush ambiance, Smart Bar presents PRISMATIC with residents…
JUSTIN LONG vs NATHAN DREW LARSEN vs SEVRON (Hugo Ball)
MICHAEL SERAFINI vs GARRETT DAVID (Queen!)
OLIN vs PHILLIP STONE (Slack, Smart Bar)
An evening of euphoric rhythms and captivating atmospheres, curated by Invert Music, to bring in the New Year with the rest of the Los Angeles techno family. Making his first west coast appearance, techno stalwart Inland (aka Ed Davenport) will perform alongside The Long Count Cycle, the local L.A. techno duo Raíz, Ed Vertov, and Lena Deen.
Bushwick A/V New Year’s Morning feat. Thor + Kimyon + Michaelangelo + Surprise Guests
When the nightclubs, packed warehouses and house parties let out, Bushwick A/V ushers in a new dawn for the underground with a one-two punch of acclaimed selectors together for the first time at its “barely legal” home TBA Brooklyn. Featuring a powerful VOID sound system, and local support from Michaelangelo, Gio Gulez and Myroslaw Bytz, this is sure to be the most inspiring first party of the year!
While the upcoming New Year’s celebrations are bound to take its toll on many a party goer, those who refuse to slow down and wanted to keep the celebrations pumping can join the magnanimous Montreal DJ and producer Tiga for a set at Monarch in San Fransisco from open to close to help keep the dance vibes moving well into 2016. The show will mark the beginning of Tiga‘s global residency with the celebrated California nightlife fixture, Lights Down Low.