How was New Year's Eve for you all?
It was always by favourite night of the clubbing year, but it could also be one of the most frustrating as you'd often pay extortionate amounts for tickets and the events quite often failed to live up to the billing.
One of my big fascinations was what track would get dropped at midnight to bring in the New Year.
I guess it was always something that DJ's would have a dilemma over also.
One of the best I heard out was "Accepting and Giving - Digitalis" dropped at midnight, but then hey that's my all time favourite track which sounds fantastic no matter when it's played out.
Another great memory was Sasha dropping this Vangelis track at Leeds Warehouse in 1991 NYE at midnight, he then mixed it in to "Orbital - Belfast".
The Vangelis track is pure bliss, an amazing floaty piece of beautiful balearic ambience. It was certainly a cracking way to bring the New Year in as I distinctly remember floating in a sea of "ecstatic" bliss. Hard to believe it was 20 years ago!!
Vangelis made some great tracks in their time and there'll be more to come from them on the blog, Oakey used many of their tracks to great effect in his mixes.
What tracks do you remember being dropped at midnight on NYE which had a lasting impression on you?
Let me know your thoughts.
Vangelis - Chung Kuo