HYTE is returning to Berlin for NYE, and it’s proving to be the best way to ring in the New Year. With the recent announcement of Chris Liebing joining the 24-hour party, we’ve never been more excited to welcome in 2019.
In all honesty, I’ve never been one for a New Year’s party. NYE always seems too hyped up, there’s too much pressure, and expectations are never met. Enter: HYTE. I first experienced the global event series on their introduction to New York City for Independence Day in 2016. After two days of pulsing beats, sweaty bodies, and dusty shoes, I was hooked. Consider me a dedicated follower of any and all things HYTE.
Since then, my friends and I have rarely missed a HYTE party in New York City. HYTE NYE at Schimanski? We were there. More HYTE NYC with Richie Hawtin & Maceo Plex? We were there. HYTE EZoo 2018? You best believe we were there.
So if you’ve yet to make your plans for New Years Eve, consider this We Own the Nite’s official endorsement: HYTE NYE. And here’s our top reasons why:
1. Epic throw down in HYTE’s hometown
HYTE calls Berlin home, and there’s no better city for world-renowned techno. We can trust HYTE will pull out all the stops, and show international visitors what “Wir kommen aus Berlin” really means (please excuse me if that’s nonsense, German just sounds so badass). Berlin is a magical city rich in history, culture, and places to dance non-stop through the weekend.
2. HYTE NYE is a 24-hour party at Funkhaus Berlin
Whereas it can be a battle to party the night (and day) in New York, Berliners are blessed with countless clubs that host round-the-clock parties effortlessly. Following last year’s tradition, HYTE NYE will be hosted at Funkhaus Berlin, one of the city’s most iconic buildings. What was once the world’s largest radio broadcasting site is now a playground for the city’s vibrant underground scene (and occasional analog recording studio for Nils Frahm).
3. Get down to techno greats
Headliners include Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, and Stephan Bodzin (live). With a 24-hour party timeline, I can only imagine the hours-long sets these artists will be dishing out.
4. World-class talent from around the world
While we all know the Liebings and the Hawtins are the main draw, HYTE has a reputation of curating the best underground talent that may have missed your playlist. German native Gregor Tresher has supported HYTE all around the world and delivered an absolutely tantalizing set at EZoo. Argentinian DJ Guti is another one to check out – with roots in Latin and jazz, his style of techno is best described as “drawing up his own way.”
5. Get outta Dodge for NYE
My typical go-to for NYE in NYC is either GTFO’ing or attending a private party in an unpopulated area of the city (Washington Heights & Astoria I see you). An estimated 2 million people just come to see the ball drop, not including other hot spots in the city where out-of-towners crowd in. No, thank you.
All signs point to Berlin, ladies and gentlemen. More music, more dancing, more HYTE NYE.
Tickets while available, HERE.