New Year's Day 2013 - Our picks

Words by: Stephen Flynn
Posted: 29/11/12 7:03

From Sydney to Amsterdam to London and beyond, here’s our pick for NYD  - Tuesday 1st January 2013Is New Year's Eve the globe's most criminally overhyped, overrated and overpriced night? We’ve never been much of a fan here at I Voice, what with its relentless taxi queues, messy crowds, rip-off pieces and heaving bars and clubs hardly helping matters.

Auld Lang Syne’ only consolidates the fact, and with all this in mind we figured it best we focus our attention elsewhere this year.

That attention predictably, is now firmly focused on the day after the night before, with New Years Day occupying an increasingly pivotal role in the rave calendar. And it’s always good to start the year off with a good knees up, right? Right.

Which is why we’ve scoured the globe for the best that the day has to offer. So, from Sydney to Amsterdam to London and beyond, here’s our pick for NYD 2013...

WHP NYD Closing Party @ The Warehouse Project WHP NYD Closing Party @ The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project has never been one to do things in half measures when it comes to New Year’s Day parties. The Manchester promoters were among the first to capitalise on the dates increasing popularity, and have once again secured a line-up that’s both diverse in sound and bulging with talent. Names such as Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler and Maceo Plex may obviously belong in the ‘headliner’ bracket, but there are numerous fledging figures worth catching too, not least Alexis Raphael, Bicep, Krystal Klear and indeed, Marcus Intalex (under his Trevino moniker no less). The likes of Jackmaster, Levon Vincent, Nina Kraviz and Derrick Carter are hardly DJs you’d turn your nose up at either. A suitably large send-off for another mightily successful instalment of parties.

Time: 5pm - 4am
Location: The Warehouse Project/ Trafford Park Rd, Trafford Park, M17 1AB; United Kingdom
Line-up: Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler , Maceo Plex,  Derrick Carter, Four Tet (DJ set), Julio Bashmore & Joy Orbison (b2b), Heidi , Nina Kraviz , Jackmaster, Levon Vincent, Midland, Bicep, Krystal Klear , Huxley (Hypercolour), Trevino, Alexis Raphael , Krysko , Greg Lord

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In:Motion presents Shapes @ Motion Skate Park In:Motion NYD @ Motion Skate Park
Bristol has always been a hotbed of electronic music in the UK, so it comes as little surprise that perhaps the city’s best known promoters, In:Motion, are doing their bit for New Year’s Day. The Motion Skate Park is once again the venue for their Shapes party, and they’ve also just put the finishing touches to a line-up that emphasises the city’s increasing penchant for house music strands. Tale Of Us and Todd Terje are particularly astute bookings, although it’s the British contingent (Eats Everything, Subb-an, Heidi, Richy Ahmed) that we’re most excited about.

Time:  4pm - 2am
Location: Motion Skate Park/ 74-78 Avon Street; Bristol BS2 0PX; United Kingdom
Line-up: Main Room: Tale Of Us, Todd Terje, Eats Everything, Subb-an, Heidi, Richy Ahmed, Waifs & Strays, Tom Rio
SHAPES: Side A, Ollywood Disco, Fuzz Buzz, Cojak
Alfresco Disco: Pardon My French, The Pool Dj's, JNK DJ's

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Below NYD Party @ Rainbow Pub Below NYD @ Rainbow Pub
The Rainbow Pub has long proved itself one of Birmingham’s foremost raving spots, a fact in no small part attributable to the efforts of local DJs such as Adam Shelton and Subb-an. The latter duo call on a number of longstanding associates to join them once again this year, with Bloody Mary the sole international guest. Not that this is a bad thing, especially when one considers the raft of home-made talent on offer that includes Jordan Peak, Alex Arnout and a trio of Leeds based DJs such as Burnski, Tristan da Cunha and Frenchy.

Time: 3pm - late
Location: Rainbow Pub/ 160 High St; Birmingham, B12 0LD; United Kingdom
Line-up: Bloody Mary, Subb-an, Adam Shelton, Burnski, Jordan Peak, Alex Arnout, Samu.l, Tristan da Cunha, Frenchy, Tom Craven, Cera Alba, James Cotterill, Brett Sinclair, Jonny Wren, Lewis Oxley, Ernest, Zutekh DJs

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Mono_cult NYD Mono_cult NYD @ The Faversham
Leeds based promoters Mono_cult have always exercised their penchant for quality music via an array of expertly selected line-ups that typically leans toward discerning, house-music. Their new years day shindig promises to be no less epic, with a slew of contemporary figures such as Bicep, Mano Le Tough, Krystal Klear and DJ extraordinaire Jackmaster all clamouring aboard. As if that wasn’t enough, prolific German DJ/producer Henrik Schwarz should make quite an impression.

Time: 4pm - 6am
Location: The Faversham/ 1-5 Springfield Mount; Leeds, LS2 9NG; United Kingdom
Line-up: Henrik Schwarz, Jackmaster, Bicep, Mano Le Tough, Krystal Klear, Lauer, Matt Long, Brad Mercer, Paul Kaminski, ReWind DJs, Hush House DJs, Set One Twenty DJs, Sample DJs

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CircoLoco London NYD @ The O2 Academy Brixton Circoloco London NYD @ The O2 Academy Brixton
The 02 Academy is a spectacularly large venue, and one that demands a suitably large cast of musical guests. Well, if there’s one thing that CircoLoco do best, it’s exactly that. DC10’s most infamous party descends on London for a soiree that boasts some of their best known sons, with Seth Troxler and Tania Vulcano squaring off against other prime musical protagonists a la Maceo Plex, Davide Squillace, Clive Henry and more. Those pining for a return to Mondays in DC10 will miss this one at their peril.

Time: 9pm - 5am
Location: O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, Stockwell, London SW9 9SL; United Kingdom
Line-up: Tania Vulcano, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Davide Squillace, System Of Survival, Cirillo, Clive Henry, Shaun Reeves

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Nofitstate Annual NYD Nofitstate Annual NYD
GeddesMulletover affiliated Nofitstate parties have long remained a staple of capital clubbing, and NYD 2013 is no different in that regard either. They’ve managed to secure a host of DJs that play to their deep house loving strengths too, with Tale of Us, Ame, Maxxi Soundsytem, Thugfucker and more all representing. In typical London fashion, the location is still being kept on the down-low, although with Geddes and co. at the helm we can be sure the party won’t be celebrated in half measures…

Time: 6pm - 6am
Location: Secret TBA!; United Kingdom
Line-up: Tale Of Us, Ame, Maxxi Soundsystem, Geddes, Thugfucker, Futureboogie, Sonogama, Bad Passion Project

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Klubnacht Total - Sylvester 2012/2013 Part II Klubnacht Total NYD @ Berghain/Panorama Bar
The big one. Should you secure a much coveted ticket to Berghain’s much fabled Sylvester party, you can be sure you’ll be in for a musical (and full on sensory) assault like no other on this earth. It’s a marathon long session that traditionally runs for over 70 hours, with the action technically kicking off on New Year’s Eve. It’s also one where the residents play centre stage: no bad thing when they include the likes of Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann and Norman Nodge in Berghain and Nick Hoppner, Steffi and Tama Sumo in Panorama Bar. On a more international tip, the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Radio Slave, Gerd Janson, Robert Hood and DVS1 compliment matters nicely.

Time: 01pm - open ende
Location: Berghain/Panorama Bar, 70 Am Wriezener Bahnhof; Friedrichshain, 10243 Berlin; Germany
BERGHAIN: DJ Pete, Norman Nodge, Fiedel, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Marcel Fengler, Robert Hood, Boris, DVS1
PANORAMA BAR: Oracy, Dinky, Nick Höppner, Ryan Elliott, Steffi, Dennis Ferrer, Margaret Dygas, Radio Slave, Tama Sumo, Virginia, Gerd Janson, nd_baumecker
xxx-FLOOR: Hunee, Soundstream, Discodromo

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Trouwens NYD @ Trouw Trouwens NYD @ Trouw
If there’s one club that’s come to define Amsterdam’s burgeoning underground, it’s Trouw. The former newspaper printing facility screams ‘rave’ and its cavernous main room makes smart use of the acoustics the setting has to offer, with a soundsystem that takes no prisoners. They’ve opted for a very Dutch-based crew to take charge of the music, with Sandrien, Melon, Serge and of course, Nuno dos Santos and Patrice Baumel all on DJing duty.

Time: 09:00 - 03:00
Location: Trouw/ Wibautstraat 127; 1091 Watergraafsmeer; Amsterdam; Netherlands
Line-up: Sandrien, Melon, Serge, Job Jobse, Jasper Wolff & Maarten Mittendorf, Nuno dos Santos, Patrice Baumel, Jean Pierre Enfant, Bob Nagel, Jan van Kampen, Tom Ruijg & Efdé, Carlos, Valdes, Tim Hoeben, Musclefarm, Malawi & surprise guests

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Dekmantel NYD Dekmantel NYD @ MC Theater
If it’s bass and house music you’re after on New Year’s Day, you might want to consider getting yourself to Dekmantel’s upcoming party. Not only have them bagged the likes of Joy Orbison and Floating Points (the latter of whom, will be playing alongside Prosumer during a lengthy 8 hour set) but they’re also found space to accommodate Martyn and a number of artists you’ll be hearing much more about in 2013, not least Juju & Jordash and San Proper.

Time: 09.00am - 05.00am
Location: MC Theater/ Polonceaukade 5; 1014 DA; Amsterdam; Netherlands
Line-up: Joy Orbison, Floating Points vs Prosumer - 8hr set, Martyn, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Makam (live), Cinnaman, Juju & Jordash (live), San Proper, + more artists tba

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Circoloco Ibiza NYD Circoloco Ibiza NYD @ DC10 Ibiza
Circoloco’s Ibiza based NYD soiree seems to be gaining momentum with each passing year, and 2013 looks set to be no exception. In fact, they’ve actually gone pretty much all out for their inaugural party of the year, with Mattias Tanzmann, D’Julz, Clockwork and The Martinez Brothers lining up alongside the Apollonia trio. Those island dwellers that stay during the winter are sure to be rewarded.

Time: 04:00pm - very late
Location: DC-10/ Carretera de las Salinas KM1, Ibiza; Spain
Line-up: Dan Ghenacia, Mattias Tanzmann, Dyed Soundorom, The martinez Brothers, Djulz, Clockwork, Shonky, Boris Werner, Sossa, Tato, Rene, Negru, Garagem, Ivo Toscano

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Lost Disco pres. Hot Creations NYD Pool Party Lost Disco pres. Hot Creations NYD Pool Party @ Ivy
Hot Creations globe-conquering ways tend to slow down for no man, with their Sydney based NYD party especially indicative of the fact. While some of the omissions are glaring, the abundance of talent on offer should ensure that the lack of ‘bigger’ names isn’t really felt. With Infinity Ink and Russ Yallop headlining alongside a raft of local talent, this should also give a good indication of where the label is at right now. Oh…and it’s set in the Sydney sunshine…by a pool…while the Northern hemisphere shivers in its boots. Not much to dislike there.

Time: 12pm - very late
Location: Ivy Pool/ 300-330 George Street; Sydney, NSW 2000; Australia
Line-up: Infinity Ink, Russ Yallop, Brohn, T-Boy, Mia Lucci, Sam Roberts, Ben Ashton, Monkey Tennis, Le Brond, Co-Op, Alan Thomas, Shaun Broughton, Ally Oop

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Space Ibiza Australia NYD @ The Greenwood Hotel Space Ibiza Australia NYD @ The Greenwood Hotel
Space decamped to Aus last NYD for a similarly inclined bash, but this one really sees them up the ‘special’ stakes, for they’ve only gone and secured a gargantuan cast that incorporates the likes of Kerri Chandler, Carl Craig, Mathew Jonson, Franck Roger and Lee M Kensall into proceedings. House and techno loving Australians won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to catch so many bonafide legends in the one space.

Time: 12.00pm - 10.00pm
Location: The Greenwood Hotel/ 36 Blue St; North Sydney, NSW 2060; Australia
Line-up: Kerri Chandler, Carl Craig, Mathew Jonson, Franck Roger, Pig & Dan, Garry Todd, Remo, Lee M Kelsall, Carlos Zarate, S.A.S.H, One 12

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