Disco’s four-the-floor kick drum pattern is big business. The burgeoning electronic dance music (EDM) industry is worth an estimated 7 billion, and it’s easy to see why. Grooves are decidedly hypnotic, festival culture celebrates diversity like you’ve never seen before, and the act dance is as primal and rudimentary as human expressions get.
And the nearest and biggest festival is the Djakarta Warehouse Project, happening on 9th and 10th December. It features EDM’s heaviest-hitters in carl Cox, DJ Snake, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and a host of indie acts as well.
Here’s 3 reasons we love the DWP:
1. An Epic Main Stage – A technicolour masterpiece that brings the music to life. Lasers, strobe lights and massive screens transport audiences to landscapes as imaginative as the music itself. And while you’ve got legendary DJs like the King of Ibiza, Carl Cox and DJ Mag’s number 1 DJ in the world, Martin Garrix, there are two smaller air-conditioned stages that feature more poignant genres like deep house and liquid funk.
2. The Atmosphere – Walking into the Jakarta International Expo grounds and you’ll instantly feel the electricity in the air. With over 77,000 festival goers and 15,000 overseas fans, the euphoria is palpable. And everyone’s focused on having a good time; no drama, no ego, no fighting and no one getting in anyone’s way.
3. Good Food – Good grub is on hand with the Eats and Beats cantina. We’re talking deep fried goodness of every kind, fresh sushi, over-loaded pizzas and energy drinks, everything you need to recharge and keep the party going. Plus there’s numerous tables and chairs and chill out spots to chill while you take a breather.
And let’s not forget, Indonesians are an awesome crowd to party with, and DWP has really established this country on the EDM map. There are no tribal forces and for a few hours, it’s a world of neighbours instead of foreigners. This is why EDM is surging to the forefront of mainstream music; it leapfrogs language, overlooks orientations, and forgets what’s fashionable or not. Instead the steady beats tell us we are one and the same.