For those that prefer to have a quiet one on New Year’s Eve, perhaps just catch the fireworks and then tuck into bed to avoid the massive crowds, the new year’s eve revellers and the congested traffic, we’ve come across a pretty epic New Year’s Day party in North Sydney that’s going to have the dancefloor popping.
The open-air party on the terrace of The Greenwood Hotel is bringing to town Apollonia—three of the best French underground DJs who have been taking their swinging, funky and groove-heavy house sound across the world for the past decade—for what’s going to be one massive six-hour dance journey.
Supported by Binh and Mantra Collective on Sunday 1 January, Apollonia—composed of members Dyed Soundorom, Shonky and Dan Ghenacia who have made their mark on the electronic music scene long before they came together and who have all visited Australia individually—will be turning it up for S.A.S.H’s “single greatest experience” to date.
This year alone, the mighty trio have played at the 24-hour party Continuum x Fuse at fabrik London, the Loud Contact fiestas in Barcelona, Paradise Miami (Space Basel) and Ibiza as well as festivals including Awakenings, We Are FSTVL and Lighthouse.
Experienced at playing longer sets—the trio were booked by marathon-man Marco Carola to perform on the terrace at Music On a few years back—dancers can expect to rip the dancefloor up to a blend of bouncy, percussive-heavy rhythms as well as paired-back house tracks with punchy kicks and classic tunes with an after-hours sound.
Speaking to DJ Mag in 2017, Shonky said, “we play with the groove, and that’s what we try to transmit to make people dance. At first, you must capture the crowd, but once you’ve done that, you have more time to experiment and express yourself.”
Let the music dictate the beginning of 2023 and dance through the afternoon at The Greenwood Hotel in North Sydney with the likes of Apollonia behind the decks.