New Year's Day 2011 - From East to West

Words by: Rusty James
Posted: 1/12/10 13:03

New Year’s Day 2011 - From East to West There are some people out there who are happy to go for a night out, have a few drinks, have a little dance and be in bed by midnight. Then there are those who like to have a lot of drinks, dance until the sun comes up and then crash into bed before the comedown sets in.

And then there are those who just don't know when to quit; people for whom one night's clubbing just isn't enough, and who will move from the afterparty to the after-afterparty and then straight into a whole other night's clubbing without so much as a pause to tie their shoelaces. These are the people that New Year's Day was made for.

So, if you're one of those special souls who just doesn't know when to quit and call it a night, read on and find out exactly where you should be carrying on the party this January 1.



1. AustraliaSpace Ibiza NYD 2011

Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park, Sydney NSW 2021

Line-up: Carl Cox, Francois K, Sebastian Leger, Steve Lawler, M.A.N.D.Y., Ralph Lawson, Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman, Andy C, High Contrast, Nick Curly, Netsky, Break


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Pillar of the Ibizan club scene Space makes the long trip down under to host a, quite frankly, jaw-dropping line-up of artists this New Year’s Day. With enough talent to have fans of pretty much any scene dribbling with anticipation, it seems the guys have almost all bases covered.

For the techno brigade none other than the granddaddy Carl Cox himself will be taking charge of proceedings, aided by M.A.N.D.Y., Sebastien Leger, Ralph Lawson and Nick Curly. For the house heads, bona-fide legend of the scene Francois K will be making a hallowed appearance, along with similarly-respected members of the old guard Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson and Steve Lawler. While over on the drum and bass side of things, scene-shaper Andy C tops a bill that also features High Contrast, Netsky and Break. With a line-up like that, we think we can speak for most people when we say, ‘Crikey!’
2. AustraliaSummadayze NYD 2011

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 21 Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne VIC 3004

Line-up: David Guetta, N.E.R.D, Boys Noize, Chromeo, Riva Starr, Dennis Ferrer, Tinie Tempah, Claude VonStroke, Justice, Erol Alkan, Armand Van Helden, Zombie Disco Squad, Plump DJs, Aeroplane +more tbc


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Not wanting to be outdone by their neighbours up the coast in Sydney, Melbourne’s Summadayze festival has compiled its very own mammoth line-up of dance music royalty for yet another epic day out. Fans of dance music’s more commercial side are amply catered for, not least by the appearance of international chart-topping superstar David Guetta.

Other radio-friendly highlights include Canadian synth-disco duo Chromeo, Dennis Ferrer and UK r’n’b star Tinie Tempah. Those who like their music with a little more grit are by no means neglected, as Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Justice, Claude Von Stoke, Riva Starr AND Zombie Disco Squad will also be playing, not to mention all-around New York legend Armand Van Helden. Australians, it would seem, certainly know a thing or two about how to see in the New Year with a bang…
3. GermanyNYD @ Weekend

Weekend, Alexanderstr.7, 10178 Berlin

Line-up: Anja Schneider, Martin Landsky, Sebrok, Martin Buttrich  live, Livio & Roby, Tini, Guti live


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Way up on the 12th and 15th floor above Berlin’s Alexanderplatz you will be the first to see the sun set over the city in 2011. Not that you’d want to, as you should be far too busy dancing away to the attractive list of artists assembled for Weekend’s 2011 NYD shindig.

Topping the bill is Mobilee head and longtime Berlin stalwart Anja Schneider, who will be appearing alongside both Poker Flat lynchpin Martin Landsky and Sebrok. Up on the 15th floor, however, Martin Buttrich’s Desolat imprint is set to take over all night, with the man in charge himself putting in a live performance, aided by labelmates Guti, Tini, and Livio & Roby.

4. NetherlandsPanorama gaat doorrrrr!
@ Canvas

Canvas, Wibautstraat 150, 7th floor, Amsterdam

Line-up: Kabale und Liebe, Bart Skils, Anton Pieete, Daniel Sanchez, Olene Kadar Live, Jason Shae, Pete Bandit


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Various familiar faces from the Amsterdam techno and tech-house scene come together to throw a little New Years bash at the kooky and alternative Canvas cocktail bar/club, courtesy of Daniel Sanchez’s Bla Bla Recordings.

Well-respected local tech house duo Kabale und Liebe top the bill, aided and abetted by the very capable Voltt/100% Pure main man Bart Skils and his frequent collaborator Anton Pieete. Bla Bla boss Sanchez makes an appearance, as do Olene Kadar, Jason Shae and Pete Bandit.
5. SpainDay One Madrid

Palacio De Vistalegre, Calle de Utebo, 1 28025 Madrid, Spain

Line-up: Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Marco Carola, Dave Clarke, Oscar Mulero, Loco Dice, Matthew Dear, Troy Pierce, Gaiser - Live, Paul Ritch - Live, Technasia - Live, Reboot - Live, Paco Osuna, Marc Antona - Live, Marc Marzenit, Henry Saiz, Marc Antona - Live


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Probably the biggest techno line-up on the planet this New Year’s Day, Day One Madrid is the kind of party you’ll still be recovering from halfway through February.

With more A-list talent crammed into one day than some cities see in an entire year, Madrid will be the envy of techno fans the world over when the likes of Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Marco Carola, Dave Clarke, Loco Dice, Matthew Dear, Gaiser, Reboot and many, many others descend on the Palacio De Vistalegre sports arena.

If you are within anything under 300 miles of this Spanish city, you OWE it to yourself to be a part of this.
6. UKCirco Loco NYD Party

Secret London Location

Line-up: DJ Sneak, Matthias Tanzmann, Dyed Soundorom, Kerri Chandler, Davide Squillace, DJ Sossa, System Of Survival


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Everyone’s favourite lunatic house brigade Circo Loco arrive in London for a party that will likely make the events of New Year’s Eve the night before look positively tame.

In a spectacular coup, they have only gone and got US house legend and genuine don-of-the-scene DJ Sneak to headline proceedings! Backing him up will be the ever-brilliant team of Circo Loco residents Mattias Tanzmann, Dyed Soundorom, Kerri Chandler and Davide Squillace, all of whom will be looking to inject a little Ibizan magic into the heart of London at a time when clubbers will no doubt be freezing their buns off in the winter cold. Take a pair of sunnies and a smile, who needs sunshine to pretend it’s the summer?
7. UKWHP10 NYD Closing Party

Piccadilly Train Station, Store Street, Manchester

Line-up: Dubfire, Derrick Carter, Jamie Jones,  Cassy, Damian Lazarus, Soul Clap, Heidi


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The mighty Warehouse Project brings the curtain down on another incredible run of nights, marking the end of its fifth year in existence. As ever, they will be throwing their infamous techno-inspired New Years Day party, which has earned something of a reputation as the years have gone by…

This year’s headline slot goes to SCI+TEC boss Dubfire, his only appearance in the Picadilly Car Park this season. Joining him will be certified legend of jackin’ house Derrick Carter, who will surely provide the perfect soundtrack to ease you into 2011. Also appearing will be the Crosstown Rebels double team of Damian Lazarus and Jamie Jones, as well as Panorama Bar favourite Cassy, Wolf+Lamb’s Soul Clap and Radio 1 techno ambassador Heidi.
8. USADay One: 1st Annual Fundraiser Dance Event

King King Club, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA

Line-up: Erphun, Kazell, Chloe Harris, Andy Newland, Franco Benito, Domas, Aiden, Jay Tugas


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If you are going to go out on New Year's Day and indulge in all kinds of nefarious activity, why not at least do it for a good cause? Day One is all about charity, with all proceeds from the night being donated directly to the Autism Speaks foundation, a group aimed at helping raise awareness for Autism.

In the trendy Chinese-themed surrounds of the King King Club on LA's infamous Hollywood Boulevard, Erphun, Kazell, Chloe Harris and Andy Newland, all of whom have released on the mighty Bedrock Records, will be donating their tune-playing services for the evening. So go on, why not start the year by doing something magnanimous? You can even have a good night out in the process...


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