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Wowed by these James Zabiela Promo Material



I like ’em because they’re are geeky. Especially the first peg, with the Bender action figure and the army of Daleks. YEP, James Zabiela is doing a big room at the A Venue this coming May 9 2009. Details below!


It’s not often you see promotional material like this for a big room event. You’ve probably seen the invite on Facebook and Multiply but I’m certain that these pegs aren’t as widespread. Heck, it isn’t even on the Driven Manila site. But hey, thanks to May Legaspi for sending these over (we can’t wait for Warehouse 135’s reopening!).

Aaaand tadah, here’s the copy:


Hailed the Best International DJ at Australia’s Dance Music Awards in 2006.
The Best British DJ by the DJ Mag Awards in 2007.
With more than one hundred DJ performances across different countries in 2008.


Regular Pre-selling – P500
Regular On-site – P700
VIP ticket – P1,000
VIP tables – P10K, P12K, P15K

For ticket inquiries and table reservations, call 8972472 OR 8957471.

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Goodbye Warehouse 135 …


Sad news today. Warehouse 135 is closing its dance doors. And they’re making a last stand on March 6 2009. Here’s something DJ Martin Lugtu sent over:

After two years of throwing some of the best underground dance parties in South East Asia and being host to some of the world’s finest DJs including, but not limited to, Steve Lawler, Lee Burridge, Satoshi Tomiie, Nathan Coles, Deep Dish, and John “00” Fleming, WAREHOUSE 135 will temporarily shut down its operations.

Throughout its existence, WAREHOUSE 135 is proud to have been true to its colours and standing by its policy of being the club “where music comes first and where intelligent house music lives”.

To all those whose lives we have touched and moved by our music, to the new friends we have made and the old ones who have stayed, to our family, to all those who have gone through our doors, we sincerely extend our heartfelt gratitude for all the love and support.

On Friday, March 6, 2009 come and join us as we rock the old dance floor of WAREHOUSE 135 one last time until the sun rises before we close its doors for renovation and improvements.

Oh why so glum? The close is only temporary. They’re reopening again after a major revamp. So again, the 6th of March is going to be wicked as Warehouse 135 opens up their inventory to everyone –

P200 door charge for the guys
Ladies get in for free
50% off on all drinks till we empty the casks

But wait, there’s more!

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Contest: 10 TICKETS for Trance Alliance with DJ Fleming and Digital Blonde

The year was 1999 and barely out of high school, I heard of an events group called “Big Fish.” I admit I was a late bloomer in the clubbing scene and have steered away from big room events in favor of the usual dinner plus movie night outs. Add the Ozone Disco Inferno incident back then and you’ll see why I was traumatized (remember that, kids?). Fast forward to ten years later and today most of my exposure to these sorts of events was thanks to my job with the media where Embassy, Ascend, A Venue, Warehouse 135, and the World Trade Center are staples for work, not pleasure.

People will tell you that they’ve outgrown loud music and the air of frivolity. And you tend to agree. But you also get to a certain age where you need the relapse of losing yourself, away from your daily responsibilities. It’s not about being pretentious or an exercise in frivolity. You just want the night off.

So my early memories of clubbing were actually late ones and it was only then that I got to experience the good stuff – Tiesto, Chicane, and smaller pocket events usually organized by Motorola or Nokia.

So that’s the context of this contest I’m running – I’m giving away 10 tickets to TRANCE ALLIANCE:

Brace yourselves for the 2 group’s opening salvo! NOVEMBER 29, 2008, SATURDAY, DRIVEN MANILA and WORLDWIDE WOMB present TRANCE ALLIANCE featuring Superstar DJ JOHN “00” FLEMING & DIGITAL BLONDE in a never before done big room dance experience as they perform their LIVE SET at the A-Venue, Makati Ave. This is the launch of a new movement and you are all invited to be a part of it. See you all on the dance floor!

Thanks to a high school batchmate, I met up with Domini Primero and Hilary Favila-Bautista of W135 and we talked about the “younger days” of this very interesting “clubbing industry.” It was always about the music – and yes readers, if you want a shot at winning a ticket to TRANCE ALLIANCE check out the contest mechanics below.

Driven Manila and World Wide Womb, headed by Domini Primero and Stephen Ku respectively, have come together to form TRANCE ALLIANCE! A team-up of two of the most successful dance event promoters in the country. After a 2-year hiatus, Domini Primero, the original creator of the Big Fish Crew back in 1999, now Driven Manila and WAREHOUSE 135’s head honcho, is back at what he does best – doing big-room dance events. Teaming up with World Wide Womb founder & Embassy Promoter, Stephen Ku who produced Tiesto’s record breaking massive concerts in Manila, Driven Manila and World Wide Womb are both fueled by the positive energy that stems from the dream of giving that perfect musical experience to the dance community.

Contest Mechanics

1. This contest is open from today till 11:59 PM of November 28 2008

2. I am raffling off 10 tickets to DJ Fleming and Digital Blonde. To enter the raffle, simply leave a comment with a valid email address answering the question “What do you love most about Manila’s clubbing scene?” (i.e. I really miss Mars and the campy red lights!)

3. You can only win once, but you can enter the raffle as many times as you want by leaving different answers.

4. I will be using Luck of the Draw for the raffle.

Tgst! Tgst! Tgst! See you there!