Remember when hoards of neon-dipped and flashy kandi kids enthusiastically flocked to the LA Sports Arena on New Year’s eve for a united experience at a rave massive? The good old days are making a comeback as Together As One returns after a four-year hiatus. TAO, as it is endearingly called by its many fans, made an announcement on its Facebook page that it will be returning to Southern California for all dance music veterans and newcomers to ring in the 2016 new year.
Together As One was the collaborative effort between Go Ventures and Insomniac capping off the winter festival season, until Insomniac branched off with their White Wonderland NYE event. The last event that took place on the eve of the 2012 new year saw some familiar names like Duck Sauce, Dirty South, Diplo, Felix da Housecat, The Bloody Beetroots, and Funkagenda. TAO has a special place close to the heart and soul of dance music lovers. For old schoolers, TAO 2015 could be the eagerly awaited revival of PLUR.
Stay updated on the upcoming TAO 2015 lineup and ticket announcements by visiting their official site and signing up for the email list. Also enjoy some memories with a few throwback videos below
Together As One 2012 Official Recap
John Digweed @ Together As One 2010
Dubfire @ Together As One 2010
CW/A aka Clockwork and Avatism just released their 1 hour Live mix from the NYE party at the infamous Fabric London. The two have not released their live set since Sonar in 2013. This one hour deep-hypnotic-techno-grunge truly compliments the style of CW/A, this monster set will hopefully set pace for 2015 where music lovers are very much anticipating the next release of Clockwork and Avatism’s work.
Minimal Effort is aiming to finish 2014 and start the new year strong with a NYE celebration that is a must attend for music lovers as they bring you a stellar line up featuring DJ T. / Three / Fur Coat / Human Resources in room one while the beloved House & Techno Desert dwellers, Desert Hearts, take over the second room showcasing their sound and vibe that has swept the scene off the floor, residents Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Porkchop, Deep Jesus and Marbs will be on command.
It’s still hard to comprehend that the vision and brand of Minimal Effort is not even a year old despite much of its success during their inaugural season with bold and eclectic bookings such as Balcazar & Sordo, Daniel Bortz, Audiofly, Alex Niggemann, and their Supernature Halloween showcase that left a memorable imprint leaving party-goers wanting more. Tickets for the NYE showdown is at steal currently going for $40 with open bar tickets set at $80. Grab yours today before prices tick up. Minimal Effort alumni, Daniel Bortz, is set to kick off New years day with the official recovery jam at Couture. This series of events should make a pretty magical festivity as we say peace out to a wonderful 2014.