I feel like the title is self-explanatory.
1. HARVARD BASS + Anthony Attalla at the W Hotel
From personal experience, I am 100% convinced this will be an amazing party. We were asked to host an ALL locals NYE party W Hotel wide last year, and honest to G it is still in my mind one of the coolest parties I have ever done. This year, they’ve bolstered the roster up a B-I-G notch, featuring SD’s hometown hero HARVARD BASS and Anthony Attalla.
Harvard Bass has thrown down some epic performances this year, and just last week at El Dorado he threw down an off-the-wall party-jam laden set that totally lit the place up and quickly facilitated the knocking back of gratuitous amounts of drinks. I have no doubt Harvard Bass will shut down the old year and ring in the new year the right away. And if it’s anything like it was last year, The W Hotel certainly won’t throw an anything less than stellar shindig. Pricey, but worth it. $80.
PRO MIX TIP: DEFINITELY GET A HOTEL ROOM. Trying to find a taxi home from Little Italy on NYE is an absolute NIGHTMARE. And the rooms were made for after parties… Search Hotel Rates Here
2. TIMEWAVE ZERO feat. EPROM + EshOne + Mike Gao + More at Kava Lounge
SD’s beats scene and the corresponding local artists have been rapidly gaining attention, and thus the heavyweights of the scene SUBLMNL, LIQUID GEOMETRY, and DATASET are coming together and throwing a massive end-of-the-year SHUT DOWN party. SF’s EPROM will be headlining the evening, and good homie of TheMixster.com, EshOne (aka DON VALDEZ) will be high-tailing it from ABQ to ring in the New Year with rumored exclusives-just-for-the-evening: a collection of ball-dropping, sticky-floor-inducing countdown closers. Other not-to-miss sets of the evening from Mike Gao, HMT DMT and Misk will certainly be worth every penny of the thrifty $15 presale $20 ticket.
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3. El Dorado’s ROARING NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Of course, El Dorado is going to have an amazing NYE party. I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t. The optional theme of “1920s Flapper attire” is a great excuse to feed that empty space in my heart left by the season finale of “Boardwalk Empire” and trusted locals The Office Twins, Groundfloor, Adam Salter, and Blancnoire will be behind the decks. If you RSVP & arrive before 10:30pm entry is only $10! And bottles of champagne are only $25 a pop (pun!) all night long. A sure fire win all around
4. LED PRESENTS: OMFG! At SD Sports Arena.
On NYE I personally opt for the more intimate family and friends inside neighborhood bar dance parties. However, the line-up as always for LED PRESENTS’ NYE bash is resoundingly epic, and if you have the heart to brave the rave this NYE, I would without a doubt point you this very direction. It’s San Diego’s own Wonderland, TAO/ whatever else is going on in LA experience, conveniently being held just 10 minutes away from Downtown SD. 18+/21+ to booze. $75-$150. 21+ Ticket price includes entry to 5am NYD party at Voyeur.
5. GET SEXUAL w/ EVOL INTENT + REID SPEED + GRIDLOK at Brick by Brick
This is without a doubt the best DnB party happening in ALL of California on NYE. The line-up couldn’t be more stacked with massive names from all over the bass music realm including Gridlok, EVOL INTENT, Reid Speed, along with SD’s own trusted inner circle of local jungle heads. And the price is right entry wise $25 so if DnB is your steeze, this is 100% where you will want to be NYE. Party goes til 3AM and there will be hosted well drinks & beer from 9pm-10pm.
5. BALLIN OUTTA TOWN– Snow Globe Festival
At this very moment in time, I am still kicking myself for not going to this. Had the transportation options from San Diego been somewhat less nightmarish and complicated I would be at Snow Globe Festival in an absolute HEARTBEAT. The line-up for the 3 day festival taking place in South Lake Tahoe is brilliant, fresh, essentially, the top-notch peak of the gold standard. Our friends at BLAP Productions are throwing an after party after each night of the festival, each with incredible (and obviously envy-inducing) line-ups of their own. Tickets are $150 for all three days, hotel rates are reasonable, and the experience we can only predict, will have the rest of us kicking ourselves for the rest of the year. FUCK.
There’s an option for NYE that fits anyone’s budget and we know any party that’s made our short list, will certainly not disappoint. Follow us on Twitter, and we’ll keep you up-to-date on after parties/NYD party action cuz we’ll no doubt be dawn-lurking about with the rest of you crackheads.
Happy New Year Mixsters!!!