GOING IN DEEP - W BALI'S IT'S A WRAP - NEW YEARS CELEBRATIONS!


One of the most popular choices on the island for New Years Eve is always the W Bali as it is one of the few occasions of the year when they pull out all the stops offering a multi stage experience with a solid roster and it all adds to give the momentous occasion the focus it deserves. Add into the mix the fact they always pull a cultured international crowd and a massive fireworks display then you have all the ingredients you would require to see out the old and welcome in the new!

To get a more detailed breakdown of what’s happening on the night we spoke to Damian Saint the Music Director about the event itself and what people can expect to get from one of the islands leading lights venue wise:


SO WHAT DOES YOUR NYE PARTY HAVE THAT OTHERS DON’T IN YOUR OPINION?

The USP of our event is probably that we are offering an international line-up of non commercial big hitters alongside the Unadulterated Disco crew who have been synonymous with great music and good times in Bali and beyond for a while now and of course our super talented residents. All of this is across three seperate spaces for a true big event experience, which New Years Eve is of course, so we have rightfully pulled out all the stops!

YOUR PARTY WILL TAKE PLACE IN THREE AREAS, GIVE US A TOUR OF WHAT TO EXPECT FROM EACH PERFORMANCE SPACE MUSICALLY AND WHO IS PLAYING?

This year, we will have an open air new year’s eve party under the stars as we do every year which is just a great space for a large scale event with the sea breeze, awesome view and of course the midnight celebrations and fireworks... not to mention the stellar line-up Then there there will be the Unadulterated Disco boys in Woobar featuring Paul T, Nanda and JT starting at 6PM Then we'll keep going until the early hours down in Woobase where we will hit repeat for the after party from 2.30AM – late with the sounds of Andreas Seider and CTRL-ALT.


(image of W Lounge)

WHAT WILL DOORLY, OLIVIA DAWN AND INTERNET SLANG BRING TO THE TABLE? TELL US WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM PERSONALLY AND WHAT ANYONE THINKING OF COMING SHOULD EXPECT FROM THEM?

Doorly is just an absolute legend. Simialr to myself he has roots in the north of England and first came to everyone’s attention when the legend that is Pete Tong singled him out as one to watch a few years back, and he was bang on the money.. and then some. Doorly has been a monster behind the decks and in the studio picking up awards and playing all round the world at all the major nights and venues most DJ’s dream of. I could go on for ever but his presence behind the decks is simply something very special to witness live with his ability to play live and keep the art of the DJ as exactly that.. pure artwork!

Doorly DJ Set at Mixmag Lab Asia Special


Olivia Dawn, is like one of the W family. Born and bred in Hong Kong she spent some time in the States before heading to the UK and initially cut her teeth in the world of classical music and this is always a massive advantage for anyone who goes into the Electronic musicworld at a later date as their understanding of music in general is just a more devleoped and layered outlook and this comes across in their sets. And her ablilty to loop and sample her violin into her sets so effectively is really something to see live... trust me!

Olivia Dawn live at Rewind


Internet Slang…the artist formerly know as Jaz... She started out as my assistant and resident DJ before moving to London, I’m interested to hear how her sound has grown the same way she has and from where she was before she left I’m expecting great things!

YOUR TAGLINE, OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE PRESENT - WHAT ARE THE KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018 AND WHAT YOU GOT IN THE PIPELINE FOR 2019?

Highlights from 2018 have to be SPF with Tensnake & Derrick Carter then of course the massive Wake Up Call Festival we hosted. I’d love to be able to plan ahead and build on those two but the bar has been set pretty high…Let’s see shall we ☺


(image of Derrick Carter)

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY EXCITED ABOUT IN 2019?

A holiday! Joking aside, a lot, but nothing I can discuss today unfortunately, but as ever we have been super busy working on some great activations in our Soundsuite recording studio and bookings and events for 2019 looking to take us to the next level so we can continue to evolve and compete on the local music scene which is just getting bigger and stronger at an incredible rate in the last couple of years.


Thank you for answering our questions, Damian! All the best with the event and with 2019! We can't wait for what you have in store for us!!