Here's our round-up of what's going down in the most techno-friendly country in the world on December 31st.
Unsurprisingly, Berlin has a fair chunk of the action. Each year, thousands of clubbing tourists head there for what are undoubtedly some of the best parties in the world. A consistent favourite is Berghain/Panorama Bar's Sylvester bash—as usual, they've locked in each floor's residents (Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock and Luke Slater among those downstairs, and Steffi, Ryan Elliott, Tama Sumo and more up top) to spin over two-to-three days. Joel Mull, Function and Tim Sweeney will also be dropping in.
There's plenty more going on in the German capital. Tresor's lineup features a quality cross-section of house and techno, with Terrence Fixmer, DJ Deep, Marcelus, Patrice Scott and Christopher Rau all confirmed. Watergate, another one of the city's well-known haunts, has announced a lineup that will appeal to its fans: Marco Resmann, Matthias Meyer and Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts are all set to spin. Tevo Howard, the Permanent Vacation DJ team and Sebastian Voigt will handle things at Renate, while Luke Solomon heads-up the two-dozen strong cast at Chalet. You'll find Mano Le Tough on the decks at Cookies, while Thomas Melchior and Funk E are to descend upon Club der Visionaere's winter spot, Hoppetosse.
In and around Frankfurt, Robert-Johnson will throw their New Year's Eve bash in a familiar fashion. The club's team of residents (Ata, Roman Flügel, Gerd Janson and more) will share deck-time for a scheduled ten hours. Tanzhaus West has locked in Belgian techno export Peter Van Hoesen for its 12-hour session, with local up-and-comer Julien Bracht also billed.
Those outside Berlin or Frankfurt also have lots to choose from. Tamo Sumo will be sharing the bill with Brooklyn experimentalist Huerco S at Essen's Hotel Shanghai, Wuppertal has the stadium-sized Hyte Electronic Music Festival—Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing and Tommy Four Seven will be playing at that one. Finally, there will be a CLR-themed party featuring Heiko Laux, Brian Sanhaji and DJ Emerson going down in Stuttgart.
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