New Year’s Eve is a time where you are supposed to reflect on your past, sit down have a glass of wine and socialize with friends or you could have raged your face off in the wonderful country of Dadaland, which was located in the heart of Brooklyn for NYE. The party was from 9 pm-4 am and featured Pierce Fulton, Deniz Koyu, Dada Life and Bassjackers respectively. The Brooklyn Wearhouse was transformed into Dadaland courtesy of Area Event Promoters. As soon as you stepped into the building, you could see the beautiful ambient lighting, the multicolored bar setup, the raised VIP lounge, and of course the beautiful mainstage with its 4 CDJ 2000s, DJM 900 Nexus mixer, large LED visualizer, CO2 cannons and confetti cannons. It was a sight to behold and definitely got me in the New Years mood. As the clock struck 9, the crowd already was buzzing with energy, girls in their rave clothes, guys sporting banana costumes, or in some case no clothes at all. Pierce Fulton commanded the stage for a solid 1.5 hours and definitely had the crowd jumping. With beautiful progressive hits, Mr. Fulton definitely proved his metal as a DJ. Right after his set, I was able to get a few words from him….
How was the experience? It was fucking sick! I had no idea what it was like to play in a warehouse!
Did you play any new IDs? I tested out new records to see what worked and goes off.
After Mr. Fulton got off stage, the next act was none other than Deniz Koyu, known for his smash hits such as “Tung,” “Bong” and “Follow You” featuring Wynter Gordon. His set lasted all the way through to the New Year and included some new IDs including his recent collaboration with Dirty South. As the New Year rang in, the main act for the night took the stage. The crowd, which was already hyped up, lost their sanity as Stephan and Ollie of Dada Life picked up the microphone. When they yelled, “Are you ready to go fucking bananas?!” the crowd responded with a resounding “Yes!” In my life, I have never seen such energy in a crowd. The combination of champagne, bananas, banana floats and pillows was as fun as it was outrageous. The Rules of Dada were the only rules of the night and thus made it one of the most memorable times of my life. After their set, I asked Dada to describe the night in five words. Their response was, “It was bananas, epic, crazy, intense and nuts.” After such a raging set, one would think the energy of the room would mellow out. But this was not the case once Marlon of Bassjackers took the stage. With Grey Goose in one hand and his headphones in the other, the crowd and myself knew the night was only getting started. Marlon’s set took us to 4 am and included brand new tracks such as their collaboration with Dyro and their other collaboration with Ferry Corsten. In my personal opinion Marlon’s set was one of the best sets I’ve herd in a long time and was the perfect way to end the night. Overall, my experience in the country of Dadaland was a thrilling, amazing and perfect start to the New Year!
And just because here's Dada Life's video for "So Young So High."