New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong doesn’t need to be a boring, amateur night out anymore. This year there are three parties that cater to people with sophisticated taste in dance music.
Each of the three parties offers multiple DJs with a variety of sounds. Here’s a quick rundown:
Alive Not Dead’s New Year’s Eve at Armani Prive
We’ve written about this one previously. It boasts three stages, diverse music, and eleven DJs spread out over the course of the night. Headliners include Japan’s DJ Ta-Shi playing a special video / DJ set, along with music by Hong Kong actor Sam Lee, who is known for his uptempo party-rocking tunes. The night also features Hong Kong’s top M.C., Mastamic performing along with eight other DJs. The location at Armani Prive is ideal – it’s in the heart of Central, yet outside the hassle zone of Lan Kwai Fong which is blocked off by the police.
Ticket price is $600 HKD if you purchase in advance, which includes two drinks and access to all three rooms of entertainment. Otherwise it’s $800 HKD at the door! There are also cheaper $300 HKD tickets available for joining the party after 1am. Go to AliveNotDead NYE ticketing page for details. For more info on the line-up go to the Alive Not Dead Facebook page.
Alive Not Dead New Years Eve
Armani / Prive
10 pm til late
2/F, Chater House
8 Connaught Road Central
Central, Hong Kong Island
F.O.B. at XXX
A second choice for ringing in the new year is with the F.O.B. crew at the new XXX, which is located in Shek Tong Tsui, on the far Western side of Hong Kong Island. The newer space is nicer than the first XXX and includes a full bar and much improved bathrooms. The music for the night is provided by a collection of the F.O.B. all-stars: DJ Yasmin, Blackfoot Pheonix, and Eve, plus Kid Fresh, and Subcoat. For full details go to the F.O.B. Facebook page.
Ticket price is $250 HKD.
F.O.B. NYE at XXX
9pm til late
Basement, 353-363 Des Voeux Road West
Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
Magnetic Soul BASS party
A third choice is the Bass party brought to you by Magnetic Soul, one of Hong Kong’s Drum N Bass crews. This one features a set by Russian Drum N Bass maestro ENEI along with sets by Saiyan, Muggsy, Shelf-Index, Phaeton, Sert, Rolec and more. Additional details can be found on the Magnetic Soul event page.
The venue is a war-games facility deep on Kowloon side. The ticket price is $150 HKD, or $100 for full time students with I.D.
Magnetic Soul NYE BASS Party
10pm til 5am
6/F Lee Ka Industrial Building
12 Ng Fong Street
*Near Diamond Hill MTR station
San Po Kong, Kowloon
Best wishes to all our readers in 2014 from Hong Kong Hustle!