Let's be honest here: it's been an absolute shitter of a year and the sooner it's over the better.
But if we owe 2016 anything at all, it's to see it out in style. Across the country a host of top parties have been organised, with some big name selectors set to guide the nation into 2017 with a spring in its heels.
MOTION have pieced together some very special bills, with parties set to erupt on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Ahead of this, Clash asked a few names involved for their guide to the perfect New Year banger...
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The outrageous acid house version of 'I Feel Love'...
The song is powerful enough for a moment like that, it's a bit melancholic but uplifting at the same time and the lyrics fit pretty well too!
This is one of those 'unite the dancefloor' moments, absolute banger. Obviously the tune's a nod to the past but with a foot firmly in the future, perfect to see in 2017.
It bangs any day, any time of the year...
Few years ago I had to open the night midnight time after live acts at Arma17 Sick Years party and I did it with this record. I think it’s perfect for the NYE case too. It is positive, sexy, melodic, beautiful with the most suitable name as we all need to start a new year.
First rule: anyone who tries to be too clever with what they play at midnight is a twat. You can't go too hard though. A couple of years back I played 'N*ggas In Paris' but I had another few hours to DJ after that and you just can't keep up that level of intensity til 3am. I ended up on the mic about 2am, it was a bad night.
The next year I learnt my lesson and played 'Senorita', which is probably about right. Last year it was 'Where R U Now'. This year Murlo has the midnight slot at our party in Bristol, so I'll be haranguing him to play his 'Work' remix - and if he's too shy then I'll run it for him.
90's emo, festival belter to catch the shufflers off guard.
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MOTION hits Bristol for parties on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day - tickets.