Wondering what to play for guests new years eve? We asked some of our lovely blog friends to name a few tracks to hear at the new years eve party. Whether you want to here some of the tracks early or late at night, is completely up to you! Here’s what Wonders Make Joy, Rotation, Musikblogger.dk, Regnsky and SOA suggests from 2013!
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Mia: Specktors – Slædemusik (Nonsens remix)
My New Year’s recommendation goes to a track that has been on the top of my playlist ever since its release – the Nonsens remix of Spectors – Slædemusik. The track is absolutely delicious, with attitude and a hard hitting bass, and I get so excited every time I hear it. A buffet of rhythms is served, and Nonsens doesn’t stop serving until your stomach is full, you’ve got greased up chins, and you are sitting with a satisfied smile on your face. They are playful children of the highest quality, and they always deliver great party-music – and New Year’s Eve is definitely an evening that requires party-music. So, from me to you, Slædemusik. Happy new year!
Lukas: Bjarke Niemann – Harlem Über Alles
In musical terms 2013 has been all about riding my bike. At the beginning of the year I got at new job – 8 kilometres from my apartment. That meant an hour on my bike every day. 1 hour – out of the 24 hours possible – I’m on my bike, and on my bike I listen to music. I realised that I could allow myself to buy a decent pair of headphones – seeing as I now spent a great deal of my day on the bike with headphones on. The problem with really good headphones is, however, that you are suddenly able to hear the bad quality of all those music-blog-downloads, that your playlists are filled with. So even though I had the perfect headphones, my selection of music I could actually tolerate was pretty limited. However, one album, which Mia presented for me earlier this year, made the whole purchase of expensive headphones worth it; Bjarke Niemann’s soundtrack for Michael Noer’s film “N.V. All the glow sticks from Spleen United’s “School of Euphoria” are melted together into one big neon-coloured music-pallet, and especially the intro to “Harlem Über Alles” has made a huge difference when I’m pumping the pedals – trying to get to work on time. So I’m sending a New Year’s shoutout to Bjarke Niemann for making adult-techno, which I believe is more than just regular trance. And for those of you who got bike-equipment for Christmas; consider investing in some motivational “bike-techno”, as I like to call it. It goes very well with your morning mocha. Happy new year!
Henrik: Broke – Out of Existence
When selecting a perfect track to accompany new years eve, the editors at Rotation didn’t have a second of doubt. Brokes “Out of Existence” frames a festive mood in absolute chaos, and it continues to be a interesting listen every time. Henrik and Emil was thrown away by their destructive and completely brilliant performance at Spot Festival this year, where the band proved that they understand how to deliver their universe to living souls. Combined with a cacophonous video, produced by our visual-darling Jonas Bang, Broke cements their entry in 2013, and thereby making a brilliant transition to 2014.
Emil: The Woken Trees – Succubus
If I have to choose a track for new years eve, it HAS to be some of the best released material this year, and I believe The Woken Trees with their release NNON hits this category perfectly! Even though it’s not exactly disco-like, it’s still gloomingly danceable and Succubus is definitely one of the best tracks from this record!
Henrik: Extra Store Grønlandske Rejer – Johnny Deluxe
If i have to recommend only one new years eve song, a song that stands in the sign of musikblogger.dk, it is without a doubt Extra Store Grønlandske Rejer and their song Johnny Deluxe. They are from the northern Jutland, and proud boys from Aalborg. This song is from their debut album “Ego” – released in 2013. The song is wild and fits a new years eve night.
+ The newest release from Lasse Kjær – Vidunderligt Kaos. It’s a quite song, but i’m definitely recommending it, and it should be the soundtrack to every cosy ending of a night.
Arcade Fire – Afterlife
New years eve we allow our selves to get sentimental, release our feelings, and release a rarely seen need of dancing. That’s why the soundtrack should be with great feelings, and over the top danceable. Arcade Fire disappointed the editors at Regnsky with the “Reflektor” album by not making place for the greater feelings and emotions, except on a couple of songs. One of them is “Afterlife”. On this song, the galloping rhythm gives an irresistible danceability, while the almost stadium-ish chorus is a welcomed reason to break in to sentimental singalong with your new years company. Who should have thought, that six previous funeral fetishists would make the 2013 new years hit?
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Asbjørn: War Drums – A.T.A
We will soon be celebrating our birthday, and turning 1! in our very first year we’ve experienced quite a bit, talked with a lot of awesome people and listened to a lot of awesome music. During the year we’ve been growing, and at some point it was possible for us to start UNIK Mgmt & booking. At UNIK we’ve been working with some extremely talented musicians, and some of the are in the band War Drums. They can definitely deliver the track that will move you from your chair to your dance floor. Maybe even make you light up a cigarette indoor, you know, that incident that pisses of the host. After your dessert you will definitely be longing for some exercise, so get up and jump the fuck around (and try your best to look badass at the same time)!
Steffen: The Neighbourhood – Afraid (Twice As Nice Remix)
Released only days ago this track the definition of party and new years eve. Earlier on we included american The Neighbourhood as one of the bands to book for northside 2014, but it seems like they haven’t managed to get them to visit Aarhus yet. Since we included them, a lot of things have happened with the US guys, and it seems like their future will be brighter than the sun. Furthermore, this track is completely for free – so download it before tomorrow night!
From all of us at SOA – Happy new year!