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In pictures: What went down at Phú Quốc Odyssey 22-23

Photographic proof that Studio Adventure’s sold-out NYE event was all the rave

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 11 January 2023

They did it again — as expected. Gathering over 2,500 attendees over the course of 2 days (around 1,600 people on day 1 and up to 900 people on day 2) on the idyllic island of Phú Quốc, Studio Adventure's seaside New Year’s event was surely one for the books.

Clicking through the gallery, you’ll feel an abundance of dynamic energy radiating from an intimately large dancefloor that powered away through days and nights to stellar sets from both international and local heroes. A first notable mention would have to be Japan’s Wada Yosuke, who stunned the crowd with his all-vinyl set. Other unforgettable peak-time performances were given by Reba and Kazuma, who got the masses revelling in their eclectic sonic selections.

Flying the flag for the Vietnamese scene were Sancho, Dusan, Techa, Marco Yanes, Zwi and Di Linh b2b BongBongQuayQuay who emitted massive enthusiasm from the decks to the dancefloors — you can tell by the copious amount of hands in the air and ravers standing on the booth.

A wave of excitement washed over both the crowd and the organising collective as they indulged in top-quality homegrown talent, highlighting just how dynamic and spirited Vietnam’s community has come to be.

The venue's main site was a stage decked out with the finest sound system from L-Acoustics and lighting shows set up and programmed by Dave Berry that hypnotised ravers well into the wee hours. It was able to gather up to 1,000 people on December 31 to January 1 for ringing in the new year.

But wait, there’s more.

Succumbing to the call of an afterparty on January 1 to January 2, crowds eagerly gathered at a tree house nestled in the tropical jungle to feast on the array of rapturous selections of .TAG Chengdu’s Cora and Studio Adventure residents TOK and Wahren Boy who played a b2b set. Fittingly ending the affair was Romain FX who unleashed his sizzling Italo disco cuts.

As if savouring the rhythmic sets of the curated line-up wasn’t enough, attendees were also presented with a massive projection mapping feature arranged by Travis Cohantz and Lian Sommer to immerse in, adding to the euphoric feel of Phú Quốc Odyssey 22-23.

Judging by the photos, we can’t wait to see what the Studio Adventure Collective have up their sleeves for us next.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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