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[Event Review] W&W Celebrate the First Hours of 2020 at Singapore’s Marquee

Ever since the internationally-renowned Marquee had opened in Singapore last April, locals and tourists alike have flocked over for the impressive lineup.

Touting an indoor Ferris wheel and a three-storey slide, Marquee is basically the perfect backdrop to dance the night away. We decided to take that one step further, and to dance the year away there. Having already hosted the likes of Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren; we had expected nothing less for the club’s first ever New Year’s Eve celebrations. And to our content, W&W was announced as their honored guest for the year’s most anticipated night.  

Marquee Singapore
Marquee Singapore

Dutch duo W&W have had an amazing year in 2019, drawing wide recognition with their Tomorrowland set, and their Rave Culture event at ADE. On top of that, their latest b2b with Timmy Trumpet as 2=1 has opened up a new door of creative opportunities, as the 2=1 brand looks to stay with the three coming together again at EDC Mexico in March. On top of that, 2019 also fostered the growth of NWYR, W&W’s pathway to reconnect with their trance roots, which fans love oh so much. 

NEW YEARS EVE WITH W&W

We had arrived at Marquee just before 2020 came along, hoping that we would be able to step into the new year with W&W themselves. In the end, the club’s resident DJ hosted the countdown, but the NYE atmosphere was strong regardless, with champagne bottles being popped all around.

The venue became increasingly crowded as partygoers who may have counted down elsewhere headed over to Marquee to catch W&W’s set. 

Regulars at Marquee would have known that the guest DJ set typically starts at 1:30am. So by 1am, the club was packed, with attendees starting to hold their fingers in a ‘w’ sign, cheering for W&W. And as expected, the duo emerged on the DJ platform at 1:30am sharp. 

W&W at Marquee Singapore
W&W at Marquee Singapore

Needless to say, crowds went crazy as Willem and Ward dished out banger after banger, showcasing both their own iconic tracks as well as other sub-genre classics. Throughout the night, fans were treated to rave classics such as ‘Arcade Mammoth,’ ‘Rave Culture,’ as well as their quintessential remix of ‘God is a Girl’. Their latest single ‘Tricky Tricky’ with Timmy Trumpet was also a crowd favourite, alongside ‘Mind Control,’ the newest release on their NWYR alias. 

Looking Ahead to 2020

W&W’s two-hour set ended strong, leaving nothing but high energy and positive vibes for 2020 ahead. I mean, how can the year be bad if we were also told that W&W will be creating rave magic with Timmy Trumpet once again! And beyond that, the boys have revealed to us in an exclusive interview that there’s a pending collaboration with Lucas & Steve! 

We already can’t wait to see these projects come to light in 2020! Check out the full interview to catch up on what else to expect in the coming year. 

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Happy New Year everyone! ?

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Davina Chang
Caught in a perpetual state of trance. IG: @thecolordiet
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