Sydney’s definitive 90s party, Rhythm Of The Night is returning to Hudson Ballroom on December 31, and providing you with throwback heaters into the opening hours of 2017. Co-captains DJ Levins and Ariane will be joined by usual suspects like FlexMami, Kritty, Shag and Nic Kelly.
As with any NYE jam, everybody’s wondering what they’ll be doing at 12:00am – it’s a moment that’ll set the tone for the next 12 months, and the track that’s blaring through the speakers is equally as important. All six DJs who’ll be playing at Rhythm Of The Night have now named their ideal midnight track for NYE, and you can bet that these songs will get rinsed tomorrow night at Hudson Ballroom.
Grab your tickets here and read on below for an insight as to what might be dropping when the clock strikes midnight:
Every yeah I plan to play ‘Boom Boom Boom Boom’ by The Vengaboys at the stroke of midnight, but each year a legend of 90s dance passes away just before New Years! Last year Guru Josh died on December 28th, so we played his anthem ‘Infinity’ at midnight as tribute. This year it’d be a crime not to celebrate George Michael as the clock hits 12, and thankfully ‘Freedom’ just scrapes into the 1990s, so I don’t have to rinse ‘Jesus To A Child’ instead.
People are as psyched as they’re gonna get when the clock strikes 12 and you don’t wanna waste that energy, so you need to play a song that’s mostly payoff with little to no build – like Dr Alban’s ‘Sing Hallelujah’.
A pensive, self reflective heater. With every 8 bars you’re taken through a timeline of your year, only to arrive at the chorus which reminds you that you’ve in fact been waiting for tonight.
The stroke of midnight on New Years Eve is a Facebook love react embodied in a millisecond – so a full-blown, love-packed singalong is what you really need for this. Your ears beg for the kind of thing you can have a midnight pash to or just have an “I’ve never loved my friends this much before” self-reflective moment to. Stars on 54 do THAT, THAT and THAT.
Levins HATES this song. Who needs a smoke machine when you have Levins with smoke coming out of his ears?
When I picture myself kissing goodbye to 2016 and accepting 2017’s friend request, the first 90’s dance song that comes to mind is ‘Get Ready For This’ by 2 Unlimited. We all know the lyrics are perfect for the occasion and the Eurodance synths are a hype as heck way to step into the new year. Don’t need to chuck a filter on this one to hear the crowd participation.