Over the years, LA promoters Minimal Effort have grown by leaps and bounds through well-curated line-ups featuring heavy-hitters and talented newcomers of the underground house and techno scenes.
I was in town for their 2014 Supernature Halloween party at Lot 613 with Audiofly, Luca Bacchetti, Bedouin and Droog and have since seen them expand that night to a four-room bonanza at the Belasco Theater in downtown LA. Their roster for that night included the likes of Blond:ish, Rodriguez Jr., Miss Kittin, Agoria, Finnebassen, Re.You and Anja Schneider, truly cementing their spot as heavy weights in the LA underground music circuit.
They are back at the Belasco on New Year’s Eve with yet another eclectic line-up of artists for your listening and dancing pleasures:
Theater Stage: Bass-heavy house seems to be the theme in the main room, with Detroit native Jimmy Edgar playing b2b with Danny Daze, as well as Dirtybird’s J.Phlip closing out after Human Resources and Jeniluv.
Superfriends Ballroom: It’s going to be hard to leave the ballroom as Cologne duo andhim and Diynamic label super-star H.O.S.H. both perform alongside a list of talent that includes Marques Wyatt, Lee K and Jia.
Basement: Fresh off their Essential Mix debut, Venezuelan duo Fur Coat will be taking over the basement together with Mexico’s Louie Fresco, local big-stars Droog, Tara Brooks and Whitney Fierce.
Lights Down Low: The final stage addition was perhaps the best surprise of this NYE line-up. Heavy on house in all three other rooms, it will be dark techno reigning here with Silent Servant and Black Asteroid both functioning as the genre’s flag bearers. The room will also feature sets by Corey Sizemore, Richie Panic, Masha and Adra.
Overall, there’s no debating that Minimal Effort have released the most comprehensive NYE line-up in Los Angeles. With audio/visual production to boot, it’s set to be the perfect way to ring in 2016 in the city! The sound system will be a powerful one so don’t forget to come armed with a pair of DownBeats ear plugs to keep your ears safe while you party the night away!
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21+ 8PM – LATE
General Admission tickets starting at $60
VIP Admission tickets starting at $120. VIP package includes:
-Rapid event entry
-Private VIP bar for quick and easy beverages
-Exclusive VIP lounge area on second level
-Guaranteed entry to the Minimal Effort: New Years Day recovery party w/ Carl Craig, Audiofly & Dance Spirit at Hollywood’s intimate Couture nightclub.
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