What can we expect in Zouk’s 20th Anniversary celebration?
Expect not to sleep that week as the festivities start with the legendary Mambo Jambo on April 13, followed by the No. 1 DJ in the world, Armin van Buuren on April 14. April 15 will be the official 20th Anniversary celebration and we’ve got an amazing evening of activities planned that night so everybody should join us because it’s not everyday that we turn 20. We’ll also be launching a very special book and CD at the party! We’ll close the week in grand style with a long-awaited marathon set by the DJ’s DJ, Danny Tenaglia on April 16. We’re not confining our celebrations to just one week in April though. Stay tuned as we announce some exciting collaborations and projects to last the whole year!
Why Zouk 20/20?
It’s a celebration of 20 amazing years of existence and it’s about celebrating perfect vision. If not for one man’s vision 20 years ago (owner Lincoln Cheng), we wouldn’t even be doing this interview in the first place. 20/20 can also mean “top marks” and it’s not everyday that we pat ourselves on the back but reaching 20 years is a milestone for any business, let alone a nightspot, and we want to look back on the past with pride and look to the future with excitement too as we continue to contribute in our own small way towards making Singapore a world-class entertainment destination.
One world, one music, one tribe, one dance. What does Zouk’s motto mean?
It’s the inspired feeling you get when you’re on the dance floor in Zouk and ZoukOut and you look around and realize that the music is perfect, the people around you are awesome, you’re dancing like no one’s watching and there’s no other place you’d rather be right now.
If you could do anything to change the landscape of dance music in Singapore, what would it be?
I would encourage everybody to be open-minded and try to embrace all kinds of dance music. I personally love techno and drum ‘n’ bass and I’d love to see more kids going crazy to these sounds without feeling like they have to dance a certain way. People, don’t be so self-conscious, just let yourself go and let the music move you!
Countdown at Zouk 20/20: 20th Anniversary Celebration Party on Apr 15, 10pm. Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988. $23-28 includes two drinks.