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Best New Year’s Eve Parties of 2016

Planning on where and how you and your friends can spend New Year’s Eve can be pretty challenging, so we have decided to pick some of the best NYE parties in the United States, giving you options and recommendations on on how to start your 2017 with a bang. We have listed them in alphabetical order by city:

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Where To Go WHEN You Get Denied at Berghain/Panorama Bar on New Year’s Day

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In Berlin to celebrate New Year’s Eve and excited for Berghain/Panorama Bar’s three-day techno and house extravaganza? You might want to check yourself before expectations get the better of you and you find yourself rejected from the club and looking for where else to party 2017’s arrival with no real ideas in mind.

Everyone knows how complicated, for lack of a better word, getting into Berlin’s most coveted nightclub can get, and with lines bound to be extra long and rejection extra possible, we have compiled a selection of alternatives for you should Sven or one of his doorman give you the “Nein!” when you get to the door:

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Win 2 GA Tickets to Minimal Effort: NYE 2016

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Los Angeles’ underground champion Minimal Effort has announced the lineup for its New Year’s Eve installment. Set in downtown Los Angeles, Minimal Effort will return with a finely curated billing of live and DJ talent from across the international dance music community.

Over the past 3 years, Minimal Effort has asserted itself as a forerunner in the busy Los Angeles market, cutting its teeth on forward thinking bookings with an ear turned perpetually towards the smarter and more authentic shades of electronic music. Riding on the energy of its expanded and refined Halloween event, Minimal Effort New Years Eve will see live sets from Techno greats Recondite, Stephan Bodzin, Audion, and Nicola Cruz, plus standout DJ performances from the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, &Me, Francesca Lombardo, Sacha Robotti, The Desert Hearts Crew, Amtrac, Chrome Sparks, Kastle and Human Resources, with more to be announced. While all of them will be amazing performances in their own right, we selected four you should absolutely not miss when attending Minimal Effort: NYE this year!

We have teamed up with Underrated Presents, the minds behind Minimal Effort, to give you a chance to win 2 GA tickets to this year’s New Year’s Eve affair. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below. The winner will be selected and announced at noon on Thursday, December 29th.

Tickets are on sale, with first and second tier already sold out. Check out the FB event for full event information.

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Win 2 GA Tickets to Minimal Effort: NYE 2016 (Contest on Hive.co)
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Rhondapolis NYE Event Cancelled

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‘Tis a sad day for partygoers, especially in Los Angeles. It brings us no great pleasure to announce that A Club Called Rhonda, the anthropomorphized party series hosted by Rhonda INTL, has had to cancel its legendary New Year’s Eve event known as Rhondapolis. Less than a week before the event, Rhonda released a statement, explaining that the venue (Standard Hotel, Downtown LA) insisted on the cancellation, citing “operational issues,” a vague term also used in a statement from The Standard. It’s unclear exactly what is meant by these issues, but noteworthy that the hotel has fallen under immense media scrutiny following a late-night shooting, which allegedly followed a confrontation at an event, resulting in one death and several injuries.

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Rhondapolis, a massive, four-stage takeover of the whole hotel on New Years Eve, was set to feature some of dance music’s greatest legends, including Jackmaster, DJ Harvey, and xxxy. According to organizers, “guests who have already purchased tickets… will be receiving a refund automatically, and guests with room reservations will be contacted by The Standard.”

Minimal Effort Announces NYD Recovery Party and Full NYE Lineup

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Minimal Effort, the beloved quarterly celebration of LA’s underground scene, has just announced the full lineup for their upcoming New Year’s party at the legendary Belasco Theater in downtown LA. The New Years Eve festivities will continue as it will be accompanied by the Minimal Effort New Year’s Day Recovery party, which is… exactly what it sounds like. The Recovery party will feature world-class DJ’s and sets from Carl Craig, Audiofly, and Dance Spirit (live) to start 2016 off on a strong foot.

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The Lights Down Low collective (SF) will also be hosting a room at the New Year’s Eve shindig, and bringing artists such as Silent Servant, Black Asteroid, and Adra. In the other three rooms, you will find some of LA’s best talent, with the likes of Tara Brooks, Jeniluv, Whitney Fierce, JIA, Human Resources, and Lee K, joined by a lineup of international talent including Danny Daze, Jimmy Edgar, J. Phlip, Marquez Wyatt, H.O.S.H., Fur Coat, and more. Last year’s event was spectacular, and from the looks of it, they are going above and beyond this year. Minimal Effort never disappoints, and this New Year’s Eve will be no exception.

Tickets to Minimal Effort New Year’s Eve include admission to the Recovery event on Jan. 1, subject to capacity.

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Minimal Effort New Year’s Eve Full Lineup

Theater:
Jimmy Edgar & Danny Daze
J.Phlip
Human Resources
Jeniluv

Ballroom:
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H.O.S.H.
Marques Wyatt
Lee K
Jia

Basement:
Fur Coat
Louie Fresco
Droog
Tara Brooks
Whitney Fierce

Lights Down Low:
Black Asteroid
Silent Servant
Corey Sizemore
Richie Panic
Masha
Adra

Minimal Effort Recovery Party NYD Lineup

Carl Craig
Audiofly
Dance Spirit (live)

 

 

Techno Therapy: Fur Coat Free Download

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Techno Therapy this week comes just in time to celebrate the New Year. Today we bring you an excellent track from the duo, Fur Coat, which they have also so kindly put up for free download on their Soundcloud. A nice little post holiday present right before their NYE show in LA for Minimal Effort’s Black & White extravaganza.

Polyphonic, as the name suggests, is loaded with that warm grit that can be attributed to many polyphonic synths throughout history. The filters ring out when they’re opened up, and Fur Coat utilizes the iconic sound to fatten up the track with many layers making this an intense dance floor tool. Fur Coat is an excellent compliment to the other artists on the lineup, so expect them to lay down some great tracks while they keep the energy going.

If you’re still looking for New Years Eve plans, Minimal Effort still has Tier 4 tickets and Open Bar VIP tickets remaining. Keep in mind it is a ticket only event, but you can go to the link below for more info.

Ticket Info – Minimal Effort: A Black & White New Year’s Eve

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