Los Angeles’ underground champion Minimal Effort has announced the lineup for its New Year’s Eve installment.

Minimal Effort will return with a finely curated billing of live and DJ talent from across the international dance music community. Over the past 3 years, Minimal Effort has asserted itself as a forerunner in the busy Los Angeles market, cutting its teeth on forward thinking bookings with an ear turned perpetually towards the smarter and more authentic shades of electronic music.

This year, it will be 3 stages, 24 artists and 12 hours of music.

Riding on the energy of its expanded and refined Halloween event, Minimal Effort New Years Eve will see live sets from techno greats Recondite, Stephan Bodzin, Audion, and Nicola Cruz, plus standout DJ performances from the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, &Me, Francesca Lombardo, Sacha Robotti, The Desert Hearts Crew, Amtrac, Chrome Sparks, Kastle and Human Resources, with more to be announced.

Minimal Effort Halloween marked a pivotal moment for the brand as they moved to the expansive LA Center Studios. 3,800 dance music fans gathered before the idyllic backdrop of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline for one night of world-class music, ushering in a new contender for the city’s underground spotlight.

It is with much momentum and the support of their ever-growing following of party-professionals that Minimal Effort turns towards its biggest event to date, a continuation of its efforts in helping to foster the international House and Techno community from their own backyard.


Minimal Effort New Years Eve


Saturday, December 31st, 4pm-2am


740 S Broadway St. Downtown Los Angeles


Recondite (Live)

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set)

Stephan Bodzin (Live)

Matthew Dear aka Audion (Live)


Francesca Lombardo

Sacha Robotti


Chrome Sparks (DJ Set)


Nicola Cruz (Live)

Human Resources

The Desert Hearts Crew (Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop)


+ More TBA

When the show becomes available, you’ll be able to claim a spot on Jukely here.

Tickets are available for purchase for non-members at Eventbrite.