New Year's Eve Guide: Los Angeles

Words by: S Roberts
Posted: 8/12/17 15:46

Minimal Effort's Halloween party.

From Maya Jane Coles to Todd Edwards, LA will be bumping this New Year's Eve thanks to an influx of big gun DJs and to help you find the best party, we select our top three rave spots to see in 2018.


Union NYE

Any 12 hour party at a club like Union should be on your LA New Years list. During the week, the 70s club celebrates its roots as a gay spot and upholds its spot on West Pico Boulevard by  serving as a community centre. During the weekend however the multi-dance floor complex invites the best in underground dance music to spin across their three impressive dance floors. For this party in particular, the full club will be open for a 12 hour techno party, a rare treat for a city that is normally forced to close absurdly early. Four rooms of music will play home to headliners Todd Edwards, Dubfire, Julia Govor and DJ Pierre on a lengthy bill. Void Acoustics, Funktion 1 and a visual art show will also feature during the marathon party.

Union NYE at Union Club. 4067 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019. For more information click here.



Lights Down Low LA NYE

Lights Down Low have been throwing parties around LA for just over a decade and pride themselves on a dancefloor full of clued up ravers. Florida flag flyer and Omnidisc boss Danny Daze tops a bill of globally cutting edge selectors representing hot labels like Minimal Wave and Hivern Discs. Our tips for the night are Scandinavian star on the rise Dorisburg and of course Danny Daze, whose electro exploits have been catching our ears a lot of late. Although no venue has been announced for this event, the party will run until 10.30am. This is a private event so RSVP as soon as possible. 

Lights Down Low LA NYE. Venue still too be announced. For more information click here.



Minimal Effort NYE

Minimal Effort boasts one of the city's most stacked lineups for New Year's Eve. Maya Jane Coles has just been announced as the headlining guest topping a bill that includes Justin Martin, DJ Tennis, DJ Edgar and DJ Three. The large scale party happens biannually and is famed for it's big league guests and production. Doors open for the keen ravers at 7pm. A good thing too as unlike the other parties in this list, the usual early LA closing times will be in effect.

Minimal Effort NYE at The MacArthur, 607 S Park View St Los Angeles, CA 90057. For more information click here.

Spending New Year in Europe? Check out our Guides for Amsterdam and Berlin.


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