New Bohemia NYE 2018

Simon Shackleton has an illustrious history in the music industry dating back 25 years when he left Exeter University with a Masters Degree in classical composition. He has played and recorded in bands such as The Headless Chickens with the likes of Thom Yorke (Radiohead), and got his start as a DJ alongside Felix Buxton (Basement Jaxx) during the early ‘90s acid house revolution. Since then he’s enjoyed a successful career under a number of guises including Elite Force, Lunatic Calm and Zodiac Cartel winning several prestigious awards along the way, most notably for his Revamped Series. His music has been featured in over 40 movies (including the original Matrix), dozens of TV shows and adverts, and a plethora of game soundtracks including Motorstorm : Apocalypse, which he co-wrote with multiple Oscar-winner Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Noisia.

Over the past two decades he has run multiple award-winning record labels, including Scene & Herd, Stereophoenix, U&A Recordings and Fused & Bruised, whilst finding time to headline festivals from the US to Australia and cause dancefloor bedlam anywhere from Canada to mainland China. He has previously soared with aliases but is now increasingly renowned and respected for his outstanding, and often heroically long, House andTechno DJ sets under his own name. His One Series events (One DJ, One Room, All Night) epitomize his passionate and community-orientated spirit, cultivating a devoted following of participants and creative collaborators around the world.

Simon's first artist album in 10 years, Piece of Me, was released in May 2016 via a successful crowdfunded Pledge Music campaign that reached over 250% of its goal. This eclectic album ranges from driving Chemical Brothers-esque techno to indie-infused rock-tronica with comparisons that range from Pink Floyd to Underworld. It is truly electronic music with heart and soul. His soundtrack skills are also in increasing demand amongst the game development community for his next level sound designer skills and flair for delivering a fusion of orchestration and electronic content.

Vau de Vire Society

Spawned from the depths of San Francisco s thriving dance and circus subcultures, Vau de Vire Society has ravaged and titillated live entertainment for 15 years, causing jaws to drop in awe and admiration around the world. This avant-cabaret community consists of classically trained dancers, some of the nations most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists and circus sideshow acts, an array of unique fire-performers, a handful of thespians, and a barrage of the most enticing go-go dancers.

The group has been cross-pollinating genres by collaborating with an eclectic variety of world-renowned musicians and DJs in creating original stage shows and festival productions spanning social barriers. Most notable recent collaborators include Cirque du Soleil, San Francisco Symphony, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Paul Van Dyke, The Dresden Dolls, Peaches, The Alkaline Trio, Fishbone, The Madd Vibe Orchestra, Crystal Method, and Tiesto. We’ve also provided live support performances for James Brown, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Velvet Revolver, The Cure and many more widely respected international artists.

Attending a Vau de Vire Society event is akin to stepping into an interactive circus where all layers of pretension are discarded at the door. The common two-dimensional wall between audience and performer is shattered by VdV artists emerging within the crowd, performing thematic roaming vignettes. The audience and performer become a single force, creating an art-filled environment providing all in attendance a safe haven to indulge fantasies of running away with the circus…if even for the night. No matter the genre they infiltrate with their unique brand of circus theatrics, the Vau de Vire Society creates a live choreographed explosion of all that is beautifully talented.


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Presented by the Vau de Vire Society, Opel Productions - 

At the Mint, you'll ring in the New Year with SF's most eclectic community of Dj's, performers, live musicians, thespians, dancers, artists and beautiful and comical characters.

How it looked last year here:

15 DJ's + live acts on 4 dance floors. There will be 13 Activated Thematic environments on 2 floors to explore - WOW!


Simon Shackleton + DJs from Opel, Opulent Temple, Airpusher, Kazbah, VdV, Opulent Chill and an array of amazing underground local talent

PERFORMING ARTISTS from Vau de Vire + Kink Lounge, Grumpy Princess & more


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