Written by Audrey Piereck
Photos by Zach Dilgard and Prolo Photo (cover photo)
The Cityfox Experience was originally born in Zurich, but moved to Brooklyn in 2012. They’re known for creating immersive concept events with state-of-the-art lineups, booming sound systems, and flashing lights. Cityfox regularly throws some of the biggest parties at Avant Gardner Brooklyn, which is where this year’s NYE event will be taking place. Avant Gardner is an 80,000 square foot venue that takes up an entire city block in Brooklyn. Event goers can expect to see Avant Gardner transformed into a festival space, fully equipped with booze, snacks, and lounge spaces. You can expect 4 impeccable stages and 27 hours of music, packed with house and techno. This is truly a marathon event, starting at 9pm on New Year’s Eve and concluding at 12am on New Year’s Day.
The Cityfox Odyssey full lineup is below: with headliners Âme b2b Dixon, Damian Lazarus, Hot Since 82, Ida Engberg, Jamie Jones, Sasha & John Digweed, and Stephan Bodzin and support artists ANDHIM, Artbat, Fideles, HVOB, Mathame, Mira, YokOo b2b Matthew Dekay, IVA, Marsh, Niki Sadeki, and Ray Zuniga & Nikita. Festival Squad has picked out the 5 must-see sets out of this epic lineup and why you shouldn’t miss them!
Âme (DJ) b2b Dixon
Âme (Kristian Beyer) and Dixon (born Steffen Berkhahn) will be joining forces for what is certain to be a must see set at this year’s Cityfox Odyssey. Both artists are Berlin based and together they lead the Innervisions label. You can expect a blend of techno and deep house and artistic visuals with pops of color to take you on a hypnotic journey.
Damian Lazarus is a tech house producer from London who boasts an ethereal cosmic sound. He’s known for creating a magical atmosphere through his sounds, performing everywhere from jungles to deserts to underground clubs. Lazarus is a man of many talents. He spearheads the Crowsstown Rebels label, representing artists like Gorgon City, Jamie Jones, and Maceo Plex. Lazarus also hosts LAZPOD, a podcast where he shares his favorite mixes and new music from around the globe.
Ida Engberg was born in Stockholm and first picked up DJing at the young age of 14. Engberg is known for her signature after hours deep house sound, but has an impressive ability to flex to play minimalist techno sets as well. She belongs to the Drumcode Label alongside other female powerhouse DJs like Amelie Lens, Charlotte De Witte, and Nicole Moudaber. Engberg is also married to fellow Drumcode artist Adam Beyer, can you say tech-house power couple?
Sasha & John Digweed
Name a more iconic DJ duo than Sasha and John Digweed, we’ll wait. Sasha and John Digweed are both British producers who have been creating music together since the early 90s. Separately, they are both widely recognized for their DJ/producer skills. But together, they really shine through as a progressive house powerhouse pair.
Stephan Bodzin (live)
Stephan Bodzin is a German techno producer and owner of record label Herzblut Recordings. Bodzin is a self-proclaimed “melody man” who has combined a background in classical music with a love for nocturnal club sounds to create his own unique sound. Bodzin is known for storytelling through his live performances, and he just recently won best Electronic Live Performer at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.