Here’s a review of W & W’s gig at Royalty, Mumbai by @suhanidoctor. We think she has captured the best moments and given us a fantastic walk through an unforgettable night! Read on to know more
To say that W&W was epic, would be too cliché, mind-boggling would be the appropriate term. It was an unexpected set, that morphed from Trance to Electro to Big Room. Not once could you have said that the crowd has had enough of the music. An amazing opening set by Rishabh of Lost Stories created the correct mood at the club for W&W. When the Dutch duo took over the console, the crowd literally ‘lifted off’ with the, again, appropriately named ‘Lift Off!’
They certainly were a crowd pleaser by dropping their mash up of Above & Beyond’s ‘Thing Called Love’ with Hardwell’s ‘Spaceman’ and also a flabbergasting mash up of Ashley Wallbridge & Rafael Frost’s ‘Zorro’ with GTA, Henrix & Digital Lab’s ‘Hit It’ with Showtek’s ‘Cannonball’ and Hard Rock Sofa‘s ‘Rasputin’. They also dropped their remixes of Armin van Buuren’s ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ & Zedd’s ‘Clarity‘. I was astounded when they played Porter Robinson & Mat Zo’s ‘Easy’, Zedd & Matthew Koma’s ‘Spectrum‘ and an unbelievable remix of Porter Robinson’s ‘Language‘. The fans were totally raving to their set & lost control to the brand new single of Showtek & Noisecontroller’s ‘Get Loose’. Other tracks played by them included ‘The Code’, ‘D#FAT’, ‘Invasion’, ‘Trigger’, ‘Apollo (Lucky Date Remix)’ vs. ‘Storm Chaser’, ‘Waiting’, ‘Invasion’ and ‘Out Of My Mind’ . There were a few ID tracks, which made the crowd go mental, which will hopefully be released soon so we can enjoy them again & again. The surprise of the night was Leon Bolier’s ‘Disco Davai’, it took us some time to realize but it didn’t stop us from fist pumping to it.
Royalty was packed to such an extent that people were left standing on the steps. The crowd varied from kids to old people (who didn’t have a clue about the tracks being played and asking the names of the tracks). The occasional ‘woot woot’ could also be heard (which isn’t classy by any means). It had started getting very hot inside the club, giving the perception that the ACs werent working, but we guess it was just the crowd. Also, there should have been proper ventilation because for the first time ever, our eyes were watering in the gig because of all the heat & smoke. This time, the railing separating the VIPs from general did not break luckily, but it would be nice if the VIPs did control themselves a tad bit. Other than that there were no issues at this gig, as it was managed well. The entry too, was very smooth. After W&W played their one hell of a banger set, Rishabh took over the console and got the crowd singing along to Avicii & Nicky Romero’s ‘I Could Be The One‘ which was brilliantly followed up with Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Antidote’. The gig that started at 9pm ended at 2.30am which means that the crowd danced for five and a half hours (pretty kick ass).
This was one memorable night, and Submerge out did themselves once again. The crowd was seen leaving with the biggest smiles on their faces, which is how it should always be. We were definitely the lucky ones to witness such a stunning gig. Mumbai hopes to see the Dutch brothers back, probably at a larger venue. It was one hell of a #SubmergeDanceProject!