Happy New Year from ClubZone

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How many glasses of champagne have you had today? We here at clubZone don’t believe in limiting ourselves to one NYE. We honor every stroke of midnight around the world, because that’s how you celebrate for real, y’all! We started with Kiribati and Samoa and hopefully can make it in one piece until the last stroke of midnight happening in Honolulu.

By now, we hope you guys are all getting all dolled up in your best suits and the most sparkling dresses to welcome 2014 at one of our amazing parties. We roar from glamor and sophistication of the 1920 to disco balls and neon pants of the 80s, passing by the groovy country parties and hilarious live comedy shows, heading in full force to the electronic beats of our best EDM DJs in the scene – we truly have it all. No matter what party you’ve chosen to wrap up another year, we can only hope you’re spending these last hours of 2013 partying hard with your closest friends and enjoying the best atmosphere you could possibly get.

Are you done with your resolution’s list? We have ours. Our main priority is joining the gym next Monday and loosing two pounds by next Monday. THAT and, well, we are also looking for something doable, like to keep partying from Monday to Sunday and bringing you only the best events around no matter your style.

We’re looking forward to bring you the hottest parties year-round in 2014, with the most friendly staff and most gorgeous people around, of course.

Happy New Year & keep partying all night – we’re right beside you! 

INTERVIEW: DANNIC

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Hailing from the land where everyone seems to be born with music juice in their veins, Dutch rising star Dannic has shown why he’s been in the spotlight for the entire year. Gaining early notoriety with debut Revealed Recordings release ‘Doster,’ which dropped at the start of 2012, the producer has only been collecting accolades ever since. Having releases on several big labels such as Toolroom and Cr2, and a massive collaboration with Hardwell entitled ‘Kontiki’, Dannic has seen his tracks been supported by Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand and David Guetta. After co-headlining Revealed Recordings North American Tour alongside Dyro in the summer of 2013, the Dutchman talks to us about his accomplishments, on the verge of a massive NYE gig in Vancouver beside Hardwell.

Daan, it’s great to catch up with you! Where in the world are you at the moment?
Hi. I am just finishing a run of shows in Mexico where I have been playing alongside Hardwell for the I Am Hardwell tour. Before that I was playing a run of club dates in the US. It’s been a lot of fun.

How would you describe what you do to somebody you’ve just met?
I am lucky enough to travel the world, make music and DJ at the best clubs and festivals around the world. As a DJ I select music that I feel is appropriate for the environment and mix these together to create a continuous beat for people to dance to. 

How has your US Tour been so far? Any funny stories?
There have been a lot of funny moments that’s for sure, but I am not sure if these can be shared. There have also been a few close calls with missing flights and connections, so you might have seen me running around airports recently looking disheveled and confused. 

You’ve got your first Beatport #1 with ‘Blueprint’, the massive collab you did with Sick Individuals, congrats! What’s the story behind this track?
Thank you. I am really pleased with how it has come out and couldn’t be happier about the #1 position. Sick Individuals are Dutch producers who have been making some really cool music of late and building a big following. We went into the studio together over a couple of days and it came together. The response has been amazing so far.

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Your remix for Armin van Buuren’s Intense has been getting some great response. How did you approach the track to give it your signature trademark sound yet keeping the original feel?
It came out exactly how I wanted it too. I kept a lot of elements from the original but then added driving percussion and reworked the arrangement to give it the feel of one of my original productions. It seems to be getting some really good feedback everywhere I play it which is cool.

You’re playing at Pacific Coliseum, in Vancouver, with Hardwell this NYE. What can we expect from you on this special night?
I am really looking forward to it. I toured Canada at the beginning of this year alongside Dyro and Hardwell for the Revealed Recordings Canadian Bus tour, we played some amazing shows and the Canadian crowds are so up for it and ready to party hard, the atmosphere at some of the shows was at a different level.

You’ve spilled on Facebook that you’re working on some new stuff. Tell us the juice!
I have a few really exciting projects lined up for the start of 2014 which I cant wait to reveal more information about, but we are still confirming the details so I don’t want to let slip too much too soon. What I can say is that there are some really interesting and eagerly anticipated collaboration planned as well as some really big shows lined up.

What was the highlight of 2013 for you?
That’s a really difficult one for me. It has been such a big year for me, the most successful of my career so far that’s for sure. If I had to pick one moment it would be playing the mainstage of EDC Las Vegas, it was one of the stops on the Revealed Recordings North American tour. I can remember looking out of the DJ booth, so many people were dancing to one of my tunes, it was a very special moment!

Tell one thing you’re putting on your New Year’s Resolutions list.
Probably going to the gym a little more frequently :)

Thanks for your time, Daan! We can’t wait to see you in Vancouver!

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NYE Dress Code 101: Know Your Style

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If you’ve browsed carefully through our awesome party compilation for New Years 2014, you certainly noticed that most of them require a specific dress code. You’ll often find warnings such as “absolutely no jeans” and “dress to impress”, not only for hotel events and theme parties, but also at some nightclubs, which won’t let you in if you look like you just got out of bed without even brushing your teeth.

Dude, it’s the last night of the year, make a little effort, will you? You don’t have to spend half of your day getting ready for the big night – it’s not your wedding either – but we all know that ladies dig a man in a suit, and there’s nothing like a girl that knows how to dress classy! Well, it’s ok to spend hours in front of the mirror, but not because you have no idea what the differences between business informal, black tie and casual attire are.

We’re here to give you a hand so you can welcome 2014 looking your best. We’ve highlighted three of the most recurring dress codes amongst our New Years Eve events. Now simply double check the requirements of the event you’re going to, put on your fedora and read on:

Smart Casual
It’s what you should normally wear to a nightclub. Far from laid-back yet not too fancy, just charming enough to show that you’re effortlessly gorgeous – you know, just like Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Lawrence after waking up.

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Gents: It’s the only time you can wear dressy jeans and be the bomb. Your denim shouldn’t be punky; avoid holes and that wear-out look, unless you really can make it work. Choose the unmistakable dark indigo. Pairing your jeans with a trendy sport coat gives you an edge and you can even bring it up a notch with a cardigan or a waistcoat while accessorizing with a tie. If you can pull off the look, it’s the time to use a “tee + blazer” combo and look like a runaway model.

Ladies: Ditch the denim, no midriffs showing and, please, no tiaras – you’re not the prom queen. Pick a dress that is not too informal, like a sundress you would wear on a Sunday shopping spree, and yet not too formal like a sparkling evening gown. If you’re choosing trousers, pick wide legs that are red hot this season, or a stylish cropped pair of cigarette pants. The best idea is to pick something simple and accessorise it with great shoes, which can be either stylish flats or heeled pumps.

Semi-formal
This is most likely the requested attired to the parties that present you with a red carpet. Speaking of which, all movie premiers and fashion magazines editorials are a great inspiration for you to pull off the look required here.

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Gents: a well-tailored suit, shirt and maybe even throw in a tie. These parties request more sophistication than the previous one, so the absolutely-no-jeans policy applies here. Choose a trendy suit and even play with colors – light colored suits are great for NYE cruise parties, and you will definitely stand out from the black-suit army.

Ladies: Time to get your classic little black dress out for a show. You can opt for a short evening dress and even two dressy separates. Avoid long prom-inspired dresses with too much going on at the same time. Keep it classy choosing an elegant cocktail dress and you’ll be the star of the party. Think: Taylor Swift.

Formal, Black-Tie or Black-Tie Optional
Time to get all glammed up. Even though we all know that after 1am y’all be throwing your high heels and ties aside, there’s nothing like entering a fully decorated venue with well-groomed sexy people all around. Most NYE hotel events strictly enforce this dress code, so make sure you’re dressed to the nines or you’re not going to be allowed into the venue. Plus, other than your friend’s wedding, where else will you have the opportunity to really say that all the time in front of the mirror paid off?

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Gents: you should wear a tuxedo with all the bling-blings included (vest, cummerbunds, and cufflinks. Formal generally is the same as Black-Tie, but in some trendier cities like New York or Los Angeles, you could choose to opt for a black shirt, no tie with a tux. If it’s Black-tie optional, the tuxedo is not required, but still appropriate if you feel like it. Nice shiny leather shoes are essential. Unless you’re Michael Jackson, DO NOT use white socks with black shoes. And, remember: an hour at the gym is worth two at the tailor! ;)

Ladies: choose a long floor-length fancy dress – it’s your time to let your Red Carpet diva out. Take inspiration from the celebs and, this time, you can invest in glitter if you feel like letting it all out. One nice piece of jewelry will be the cherry on the cake. Make sure to wear comfortable high heels, because they need to be stylish but also support you for an entire night of nonstop dancing!