Techno Travellers Tips – HYTE NYE – Berlin
As we all know, NYE is one of the biggest nights of the year for many party going techno lovers, there are no shortage of events across the globe boasting massive line ups in amazing venues.
I myself went to Fabric for a 13 hour long NYE back in 2015 and it was a solid line up featuring the likes of Nina Kraviz and Maya Jane Coles to name a few. But this year there is a couple of monster events to choose from, HYTE of course, being no exception.
Having partied in many places across the world myself, i have to say that Germany is definitely one of the best places to get your stomp on to some techno. Its so easily accessible from our home here in the UK and also simple and not too expensive from most of mainland Europe, this is one of the reasons that make it such an ideal spot to hold a proper Techno party, that and in part also the attitude of the music lovers in Germany. Its strictly ‘no nonsense’ and you can definitely feel this on the dance floor.
HYTE is returning to Berlin on New Year’s Eve 2017 for a one-of-a-kind 24-hour rave. The line-up will be unrivalled in electronic music anywhere in Europe for this time of year, and will feature the elite that the HYTE brand is so well known for.
For this year’s NYE event, HYTE is taking over the undoubtedly most stunning event venue in Berlin right now called “Funkhaus”. Funkhaus consists of various buildings, including a massive warehouse called “Shedhalle” with a raw, stripped back feel, which will be the main room for HYTE NYE this year. Further stages will be installed in other rooms with a vintage charm of the 60’s and 70’s. Expect a typical classic Berlin style, not found anywhere else in the world nowadays.
Room one is a blend of melodic thumpers from Gregor Thresher, through to the long drawn out and journey taking mixes from Villalobos, finishing with an epic closing set from the one and only Chris Liebing, not forgetting to mention some of the biggest names and pioneers of the current techno scene nestled in the midst.
In room two, taking the opening set, is Confidns, a duo who i myself saw play a solid, exciting set after Chris Liebing at this years Timewarp pre party in Mannheim, definitely ones to watch.
Also in room two, a few more definitely to not miss out on include Bjarki, an Icelandic talent with a blend of Techno, Ambient and more who is supported heavily by Nina Kraviz, and also Steve Rachmad, a veteran who has been in the scene for a quarter of a century and requires no introduction.
Personal Picks of the night:
Having seen Pan-Pot many times at different venues across the globe (BPM (Portugal)/Time Warp (Germany)/Awakenings (Amsterdam) i can safely say that i have never witness them play a boring or uninspiring set, solid from the outset with there finger on the pulse, this will be an amazing time to catch them on there home turf.
Dubbed the queen of techno, although her mixing style does sometimes split the pack, you can’t criticise her popularity and the show that she puts on, digging through crates of unreleased, unknown vinyl to drop some of the best tunes I’ve ever stomped to, ranging from atmospheric ambient, fast breakbeat style to the absolutely slamming acid techno that she is famously renowned for, her set at this years Awakenings festival being one of my favourites for sure. If you like it fast and hard, Nina is the one.
Some might say an unsung master of his trade, i regularly play a collection of his distinctive sounding productions in my own sets. a mix of heavy basslines and the older synth sounds blended together to make a perfect mix for this less aggressive style of techno.
ADE last year i saw him at Secret Cinemas own 909 Gem Records showcase where he was most definitely a standout among some of the best in the game right now (Enrico Sangiuliano, Bart Skils, Derrick May)
This, in our opinion at Choose Techno, has to be one of the best options for a solid NYE party.
Tickets can be found here along side all relevant travel information: