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January 28, 2024

Sonic Jungle x JunXion: A New Dawn NYE Event Review

A New Dawn. a New Year as we enter into a new direction and path in life, continuing our own lives, and making strides, and goals, in 2024. New York’s wellness event brand, Sonic Jungle presented their most intimate and fulfilling New Year’s Eve party in history. Bringing culture, music, art, and performers together on one beautiful night celebrating the New Year. A New Dawn had its biggest production of the year with a stellar musical lineup from infamous DJs and producers to underground local artists, live musicians, and talented performers. Making the New Year rave scene an even more tight community. This unique event set the right intentions for prosperity, peace, and love for all as we embark on a fresh and new perspective.

The NYE event took place at Brooklyn’s industrial location, 1896 Studios. The legendary 20,000-square-foot location was built in the 1800s with multiple 40-foot ceilings with old-world architecture. Built with three rooms filled with exciting adventures with classic bricks. 1896 Studios includes a beautiful courtyard accessible for everyone and immersive art cars. JunXion X Sonic Jungle transformed the unique dance and art space into a beautiful world of love, emotions, and happiness into a magnificent safe, and warming celebration.

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A New Dawn

JunXion X Sonic Jungle+ Presents: A New Dawn New Year's was no celebration without its diverse and cosmic lineup including world-renowned DJs and producers, live musicians, New York underground artists, and performers. Bringing DJs from infamous dance music labels such as All Day I Dream, Rapture, Anjunadeep, and Akumandra. The night was taken into a world of transfusion and impeccable sound filling each room with a new and different vibe. Sprawling across three stages and rooms, which were A New Dawn Stage, the Jungle Room, and the Live Music Lounge.

Starting the night was the New York native Tory with a special back-to-back performance from New York’s pristine house music artist, Melissa XYZ. Bringing everyone into the New Year with an emotional and moving set by All Day I Dream’s top artist Roy Rosenfeld. Throughout his two-hour set the entire room was packed, feeling every chord and vibration bellowing from the speakers. The daring and invented DJ who always breaks the rule in creating music, delivered a premiere and memorable set bringing everyone into a new direction in 2024. As the clock turns to midnight the crowd gathers to see balloons dropping from the air filled with confetti, people coming together to pop all the balloons filling the room with confetti all around, and people cheering, kissing, and hugging. The night continued with the head leader of the Anjundeep label, Jody Wisternoff. Leading everyone into the first new hours of 2024 with a compelling and theatrical set filled with deep, sensational vibes. It was the first time I saw both Roy Rosenfeld and Jody Wiseternoff two extremely popular deep progressive house DJs. The night was extraordinary, even more with witnessing those two sets which were my personal favorites. 

The magical night continues with Mexican-born, New York-based electronic music producer and founder Akumandra, Sainte Vie presenting a colorful and infectious performance. The talented and extremely hard-working DJ and producer brought the New Dawn Stage to life leading to the break of daybreak. Rounding out the extravagant event was one of the main representatives of Akumandra, Mateo. Nobody wanted to leave during his performance, especially at the end of the event to the early morning. The moving set brought the community a strong and deep feeling throughout the entire room.

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More talented DJs included Catori back-to-back with Orijins, DJ Bengali, and JunXion artist 2MElO, plus Zero Community’s headlining artists Oba + Flip the New York duo is known to elevate their energy through their sets bringing the crowd closer with a wide range of bright tones and spirit. All performing in the Jungle Room. The Jungle was a smaller but more intimate room with warm vibes and energy was a crowd favorite throughout the night.

The New Dawn celebration was filled with talented music throughout the night from DJs to live music. Including a Live Music Lounge, with a Classic Violin with Sara, Brass Brand, and a special finale at the end of the night, plus a Mariachi Band, and Sax Serenades (Grammy Winner Aaron Burnett). Throughout the night during DJ sets and live bands, there were over ten immersive performances some included acrobatic dances presented by Hybrid Movement Company, and performances elevating the dancers into a new dimension. There were immersive LED dragons, Stilt Walkers, and Ritual Dances interacting with the crowd throughout each room. Plus, Tarot Readings by Stars with Shelly, Stretch Station by Hayley (Gaia Nomaya), Cuddle Puddle, Live Artists, and black light body painting, Burlesque. Last but not least the fun and trippy Art Car, which was filled with good vibes all around.

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Cuddle Puddle

It was a memorable event for entering the New Year with an amazing crowd to include. Each person in the crowd was a character, happy and sharing the love and vibes to every stranger and friend bringing the entire party into one community. For one night of peace and unity. From the end of the night to the morning none were strangers, we were family, a closer community. Regenerating together in unity for a New Dawn in life and entering the next chapter. Be sure to follow and stay up to date with more events presented by Sonic Jungle and JunXion as we engage into the New Year of 2024.

Article written by Meagen Surowiecki

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