The UK has fallen head over heels for the minimal sound over the last few years but there haven’t been too many Liverpool based parties that stand out from the crowd on the national stage. That is until the formation of Freiya, galvanised by a clear idea of adding another layer of quality to the city’s underground offering & partnered with the International Secret Society sCs group, the possibilities are endless. This new era of clubbing in Liverpool launches at the long-established city centre venue, 24 Kitchen Street, where doors open at 6PM on New Year’s Day 2022.
NYD in the UK has always been a sacred day for the more discerning clubbers & Freiya have one hell of a line-up arranged to ensure they open their account with a party to remember. Headlining their NYD bash is none other than French maestro & one-third of Apollonia, Shonky. His productions & label offerings have long been a staple of top selectors across the house spectrum & his insane skills behind the decks rightly place him beside the best in the world headlining weekly parties around the world either solo or as part of the ever-present Apollonia. Having graced the booth at some of the most prestigious clubs in the world, DC10, Fabric and CDV to name just a few, he lands in Liverpool to start Freiya’s intimate party series with a bang.
The big hitters don’t stop there either as also on the bill for this special party is Zurich based DJ and producer Alci. Another artist that has deservedly developed into one of the usual suspects at the biggest underground parties all around the world. A resident at the renowned Supermarket club in Zurich, Alci is regularly called upon to play alongside some of the industry’s biggest names such as Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh and a slew of international superstars that frequent the Swiss Institution. His productions are also in high demand with his complex grooves having already been assigned to the likes of Meander, Nervmusic Records & RTC Series.
It may be hard to believe but there is even more top quality music to discuss, not least the Liverpool debut of Italian star Viceversa. His cosmic groovers on his own self-titled label have become some of the most sought after releases in recent times. Supported on sight by the likes of RPR, Arapu, Priku, SIT, and Nu Zau, Viceversa matches his studio expertise with effortless mixing skills behind the decks, showcasing his talents at some of Europe’s most respected parties.
The first of many parties from the Freiya crew, NYD is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the best homegrown talent the UK has to offer. With this in mind, the Liverpool party have invited close friend & newly appointed Stump resident Kearun to play with them on NYD. A regular at the likes of Ibiza Underground, The Zoo Project & countless other parties around Europe, Kearun is fast becoming a household name within our scene. Another Liverpool debut on NYD for Freiya.
Completing the party and taking charge of the opening set is none other than Freiya founder, Tatler. Having cut his teeth in the Ibizan underground circuit, Tatler knows how to work a dancefloor. Expect minimal grooves and atmospheric nuances perfect for warming up those dancing shoes & setting the tone for the night ahead.