Now that our hangovers have all (hopefully) passed, let’s take a minute to celebrate the true heroes of New Year’s Eve – the brave folk who batted away the hugs of friends and loved-ones at the stroke of midnight, and instead, videoed the shit out of what was going on. We salute these single-minded cameraphone addicts with a look at what happened across clubland when the clock struck 12am.
Known for working in a bit of wedding disco magic into his bass and techno sets, Jackmaster saw in the new year at Dollop in the Troxy with a touch of Luther Vandross.
Fabric kept things classic and old-school in Room One, with a killer slice of ’90s house and a shower of golden balloons.
On the flip side, leftfield DJ hero James Holden took punters at Border Community’s bash at Peckham Palais on a woozy and whooshing voyage into 2013. Marvel at his effects-laden two-minute build below
At Club de Fromage vs Old School Indie, they kept things traditional with a spot of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and a nice bit of confetti.
United As One had drum & bass, courtesy of Sub Zero…
…while The Old Blue Last had bass and drums, courtesy of Wife Tactics.
Finally, a cautionary note to DJs: ironic use of TV theme tunes stopped being cool, ooh, about ten years ago. That includes the ‘Countdown’ theme, as witnessed below.