We’re now only a fortnight away from waving goodbye to 2017, and welcoming in a brand new year. Following our final artist announcement (which revealing Marcel Dettmann as the special guest!) we’re now pleased to confirm the room splits for NYD at Tobacco Dock. To get you firmly in the mood we’ve compiled a playlist for each room, charting our favourite tracks from the talent on display.
The Great Gallery
Maceo Plex has played Tobacco Dock several times over our 5-year history at the venue, including 2 previous appearances on New Year’s Day. Earlier this year he revived his darker alter ego – Maetrik – after a long hiatus. Maetrik Live by Maceo Plex will showcase newer material under the timber beams of the main room. Berlin poster boy, Marcel Dettmann will be joining him in the Great Gallery. As a Berghain resident and one of the driving forces in contemporary techno, we’re in reliable hands for a new year’s stomp. Stockholm party-starter Axel Boman, Ellum Audio affiliates Agents of Time and rising Scottish DJ Lord of the Isles complete the room’s line-up.
The Car Park
As we head underground, things get a little darker, a little moodier and more stripped-back. Floorplan are a truly unique double-act in the world of electronic music. Fusing gospel with techno, father/daughter duo Robert Hood & Lyric have brought the word of the church to the dancefloor. On NYD the DJ booth becomes their altar, the music becomes their sermon and the dancefloor becomes their congregation! Preach!
The car park is a home-away-from-home for LWE regular Alan Fitzpatrick. His 90s-tinged sound fits perfect in this industrial environment. He continues to produce anthemic chant-along techno, and we’re sure you’ll join us chanting along on NYD! Our next live act is Ø [Phase], so expect undiluted, peddle-to-the-floor type techno. Guaranteed to broach 135bpm territory, it’ll be ideal for getting lost in the subterranean space! Another We Are The Brave comrade, Boxia is the fourth name playing in the darkened depths of the venue. And Southampton-based Whistleblower frontman, Rhymos completes the billing with his acid-laced techno soundscapes.
Having recently increased the floor space of The (formerly Little) Gallery, it is now capable of holding as many as the car park. And we’re filling it with talent for the occasion! Bulgarian live maestro KiNK headlines with one of his energetic sets. Having recently released an album on Running Back, we’re expecting to hear lots of new material performed live and off-the-cuff. In addition, we’ve got not one, but two breakout acts from 2017. Liverpudlian Lauren Lo Sung and Ukrainian Nastia are both specialists of the increasingly popular dub-techno sound. Though 2000-odd miles and culture might separate Merseyside from the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, both acts share similarities. As well as both cementing their reputation as high-flying selectors in 2017, they also belong to a rare club of electronic music artists who made their names through DJing as opposed to producing. Roman Flügel has been honing his sound for 3+ decades in the industry, but had arguably the biggest year of his career in 2017. He’ll carry that form into 2018 with a pan-genre set on January 1st.
NYD at Tobacco Dock always sells out ahead of schedule, and tickets are already on final release. So join us in Wapping for the fifth edition of our year curtain-raiser.