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This New Year's Eve in Dance Music: Moby, Armin van Buuren, Sander Kleinenberg, Infected Mushroom, Mark Farina

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Moby at Electric Daisy Carnival 2008 | Photo by Drew "Rukes" Ressler/Used with Permission

Every year dance music lovers around the world salivate over the DJ talent that drops in on Los Angeles to dance in the New Year. December 31, 2008 makes a strong case for those mouths to continue watering. From trance to house to techno to electro, here's a taste --

The Big Show

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Giant Maximus -- Downtown LA

Giant and KCRW bring you Giant Maximus, at a parking lot turned three-rave circus, a party billed as the "Planet's Largest 21+ New Year's Eve Celebration." (Sorry, no word on the planet's largest 21 and under event.) Global superstars along with local house and hipster faves will spin this extravaganza. Paul Oakenfold drops a special early set before jetting to finish the night in Vegas. If that's not your thing a deep house sanctuary will be provided by Mark Farina and LA fave Marques Wyatt.