The Midway has revealed its lineup for their New Year’s Eve celebration, and it is one for the ages. Sweden’s synth-pop greats Little Dragon tops the bill, with German electronic-wizards Modeselektor, the boundless beat-guru TOKiMONSTA, and seminal Burning Man collaborative art project Mayan Warrior round out the night along with more artists to be announced in what is already perhaps the best New Year’s Eve event in the city.
Little Dragon have captivated listeners with modern classic albums like 2011’s Ritual Reunion and 2014’s Nabuma Rubberband, and have just released their excellent new EP Lover Chanting, a kinetic and insanely groovy 20 minute effort that begs to be heard live in a nightclub.
Modeselektor has remained relatively quiet since putting their Moderat side-project on hiatus last year, but according to the duo’s Twitter, their new album looks to be released sometime next year. The duo masterfully blend elements of techno, hip-hop, IDM, and whatever else sounds right to them, and judging by their recent set at this year’s Lightning in a Bottle, dancers should be ready for pure sonic insanity.
Tickets for the event are on sale now, and proceeds for a limited time are being donated toward relief efforts for those affected by the Camp Fire. The night looks to be sold out well in advance, so buy soon as you are not going to want to miss this one.
Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m., at The Midway. $95; themidwaysf.com