The Return of POP New Year à la Skills

by | Jan 6, 2018 | EVENTS, REVIEWS

Long awaited resurrection

It has been since New Year’s Eve 2015 the Bay Area faithful have waited, and after a 2 year hiatus, SkillsDJ returned with POP NY 2018. Staying competitive with many events throughout the area, POP NY headlined a variety of talents for every lovers of dance music from the hippest EDM sound to trance and techno taking place at the historical San Francisco Armory over a three night affair.

Due to prior commitment, I was only able to make it on my favorite night of techno which was on the eve of New Year featuring Get Real (Green Velvet & Claude VonStroke) though trance night did offer a marquee line of Ferry Costen, Cosmic Gate and Purple Haze to name a few. And as well, night-1 headlined Audien, Bingo Players, Showtek and others for a younger raging crowd.

Unlike its previous location at the Oracle Arena, the SF Armory did not offer a seating arrangement overlooking the dance floor; never the less, production was on point. And for the 21+ VIPs, complimentary hors d’oeuvre and many other perks made for one good night to remember till the wee hours of 4am.

In all, it was good way to end 2017 as we shall be looking for many more Skills events in 2018.

Click Here for pictures from the event.

-Jawn Gee