Having flourished to even greater heights for 2016, there’s no doubting that partystarters HYTE have come a long way in recent years.
The institution now hosts some of the world’s biggest parties with major events now frequently taking place across New York, Ibiza, Croatia, Italy and even Beirut as the brand continues to stretch its wings and conquer unforeseen territory.
Following an amazing second season of parties at Ibiza’s world famous Amnesia, in addition to a series of spectacular sell-out events at ADE, it’s no surprise they’ll be closing out the year in the techno capital of the world, Berlin.
Taking over the ultimate underground playground, Berlin’s Arena, HYTE gathers a who’s who of techno royalty for this colossal occasion. With 20 hours of programming and such a wealth of big names, we’ve decided to give you a helping hand with our top five unmissable acts on the night.
Fresh off the back of a sensational finale season and an emotional conclusion to his spiritual home of Space, there’s no introduction needed when it comes to Carl Cox. Stepping up for what will be his third HYTE headline slot, Coxy’s faultless selections and showmanship make him a dance music icon and an ever-alluring spectacle.
Having taken something of a sabbatical from the white isle and his excellent ENTER. residency this summer, Minus boss and techno overlord Richie Hawtin show’s no signs of slowing down with his landmark new DJ mixer PLAYdifferently and ever-evolving Sake empire amongst other projects. The Canadian producer remains an absolutely integral figure in electronic music and its evolution, and will be making a special appearance in his adopted hometown.
Loco Dice and Seth Troxler
Despite the aforementioned godfathers presence on the bill, HYTE resident Loco Dice going back-to-back with Seth Troxler is for many a mouthwatering prospect. With brand new restaurant venture ‘Smokey Tails’ permanently settled in London as well as a plethora of fledgling labels to manage, Seth Troxler has had a triumphant year and, in the process, has gone back-to-back with Desolat head honcho Dice several times to great acclaim. Vibes are guaranteed.
Having celebrated 10 triumphant years as a solo artist, techno titan Dubfire has been making waves of late with his groundbreaking HYBRIDlive show. Bringing it to Berlin for the first time, the breathtaking production weaves together elements of 2D and 3D animation with live audio and lighting, reinventing the concert experience.
HYTE resident and CLR label head Chris Liebing has had a hugely successful year will be bringing his trademark unrelenting style of techno that has in turn help define the institution's sound.
Additional tastemakers on the bill include HYTE regular Fritz Kalkbrenner, Berlin stalwarts Tobi Neumann and Monika Kruise, Cuartero, Oskar Offermann, Yaya, Ferro, Junge Junge, Cuky, Cyril Claudel and Lollino.
With twenty hours of music on offer, tickets, full line up and further information can be found via HYTE’s official pages here. Act fast though, a sell out is all but guaranteed.