Between hit 2011 movies like Contagion and Melancholia, and the lunar Mayan prophecy looming, —it’s hard not to get the sense that life as we know it is ticking. So partiers will have the right to be confused at the club next weekend, December 31, when large unidentified objects dive down from the sky. Or from the ceiling, as certain venues are planning to unleash of 100,000 balloons to descend upon the crowd at midnight. But NYE party-goers, which includes anyone who wasn't transferred here begrudgingly for work, take heart, for if haplessly flapping through inordinate amounts of latex and helium doesn’t cut it, and aerial, and we assume hot, performers and pyrotechnic play don't either..then tip it up, throw it back & focus on the spin. Our favorite DJams of New Year's Eve include:
Nero @ Webster Hall:
Besides being circus-like and colorful, Webster Hall is one of the undisputed hot spots for 2011's final hour. Those going strong through the morning will be rewarded with an after hours performance by dubstep/house darlings, NERO. Show time begins at 3:30 a.m. The availability for last years extravaganza was limited, so NEROpheliacs act fast!
HOLY GHOST! @ The Standard
Holy shit, it's Holy Ghost!, at The STANDARD. The very VIP dance club arm of the boutique Standard, Le Bain, will host a party by notable independent record label, DFA, (DFA=LCD Soundsystem for the record label inept) who will give the additional gifts of Jacques Renault, Tim Sweeny, Justin Miller, andddd Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie as well. One way, or another.. score.
Wale @ The Highline Ballroom
Wale needs no introduction these days. Discovered and produced by the masterful, master cool, Mark Ronson, this guy has also shared the proverbial beat box bed with Kanye, Daniel Merrieather, Talib Kweli, Amy Winehouse and if anyone remembers the remix of Lily Allen's, Smile, which bounced us through many a shopping experience... Wale appeared in that too. Thus the Highline Ballroom, the Meatpacking District's largest nightclub, might be the best place to watch sizzling beats and balls drop. Wait--That came out wrong. On second though, watch Wale, featuring Jeremih and Rick Ross turn it out here.
DeadMau5 @ Pier 36
Well if your new year isn't looking so bright, at least the highly anticipated DeadMau5 show does! Lots of lights and synth-y love rock riverside next weekend as the Canadian equal parts electro, minimalist, and techno sensation, DeadMau5, headlines this year-end maritime fiesta at Pier 36. Don't sit on a chance to score tickets to Joonbug's EverAfter New Year's Eve DeadMau5 bash at the magnificent 65,000 square foot playground in our fair harbor. Sewer-like headdresses optional.
Global Ridiculous-ness @ Santos Party House
It’s actually a card-carrying member of a dozen plus awards, such as best parties, sound system, lighting and dance floor… to say nothing of People’s Choice Award for Top Dance Club in only ALL of New York City. Accolades noted. Not to suggest the we need a greater impetus than the world renown D.J's Mark Zerrella, Maff Star, Libranine, Jo Jo and Armondo and A. Star to shake the feast on through to the big ’12. We love this place, and so should you.
So wherever you end up, 2011's history. Turn it out New York.