Jakarta. The renowned global DJ Hardwell and Dutch rising star dance group Yellow Claw topped the performance to close the Djakarta Warehouse Project 2016, or DWP, before dawn on Sunday (11/12).
The final day of the annual rave party, which took place at Jakarta International Expo in the north of the capital on Saturday, also brought a series of top dance artists such as DJ Snake and W&W (also from the Netherlands), with talented local DJ Dipha Barus, who performed on the first day of the party.
At around 11:30 p.m., the Dutch electronic music duo W&W dazzled the audiences with their take on mainstream hits, such as Coldplay’s “Hymn For The Weekend,” Alan Walker’s “Faded,” Galantis’s “Run Away” and an upbeat cover of Chainsmokers' “Don’t Let Me Down.”
The duo had also brought four dancers to enliven the atmosphere on stage.
Their performance on the Garudha Land Stage was followed by a French artist and record producer, DJ Snake, who drove the crowd wild with global hits like “Let Me Love you.” “Lean On” and “Turn Down for What.”
A notable experience was Snake's request for partygoers to turn on their mobile gadgets' lights after he played the song “Middle.”
“I want everybody take out your cell phone, turn the lights on and put your hands up in the air,” DJ Snake — who also played last year — cued the crowd while playing “Here Comes The Night.”
His final shoutout was phenomenal, as he did so while waving out the Indonesian flag on the air. “Jakarta, it feels good to be back. I miss you all!”
The night ends with Robbert van de Corput, famously known as Hardwell, on the Garudha Stage and Yellow Claw at the Life in Color Kingdom Stage.
Hardwell opened up his act slightly late from schedule at around 2.45 a.m. with “Live The Night,” continued by Major Lazer’s song “Light It Up.” The audiences went wild as the frontside area was filled with the crowd.
The DJ also mixed the Weekend’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” Snoop Dog’s “Smoke Weed Everyday” and Chainsmoker’s “Don’t Let Me Down” into what they call a pumping beat. Hardwell ended his show with fireworks lighting the sky as he played his last tune and bid farewell.
However, the near-wild-and-lively atmosphere on the outdoor stage of Garudha was also comparable to the overflowing crowd inside Hall D, with its Live in Color Kingdom Stage.
Here, the rising star group Yellow Claw pumped up the crowd — who flooded the venue and poured to the dining area next door — with their hardstyle mixes to hip hop, dubstep, trap, tropical and R&B house genres.
The group, formed by Jim Aasgier and Nizzle, or Nils Rondhuis, also played their world-famous tunes "DJ Turn it Up" and "Shotgun," before they closed the 90 minutes set with a rearranged song titled "Legends."
In between their performances, the crowd was entertained by bursts of pink and green colored paint from the stage, courtesy of the Live in Color Jakarta. The performance was also held simultaneously in two other regions in the world.
DWP 2016 was attended by tens of thousands of audience, including foreign partygoers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Brunei Darussalam, Japan, South Korea, the United States and more.