Much of Asia awoke this morning to news that Zouk in Singapore had hired a fake DJ Marshmello to play its club after ULTRA Singapore on Saturday night. The source was a local DJ who claimed she'd seen someone in costume at the club.
Marshmello, who is one of the world's most celebrated EDM DJs of the moment, had also made a statement via Twitter that it was not he at the club. The artist had actually played a party at CÉ LA VI that night in the same city.
Of course, the Internet assumed the worst and half a dozen stories circulated without much credible information.
Zouk has just issued the following statement in response to the incident:
"On 10 Sep 2016, there was a guest dressed up in a mascot outfit similar to DJ Marshmello’s that visited Zouk. We would like to take the opportunity to clarify that he was not hired by Zouk Singapore as a mascot or to DJ and we apologise for any confusion caused. We have always encouraged our guests to be creative and fun-loving, and it was never our intention to mislead guests at the club or be disrespectful.
As part of our communications, Zouk has always issued official announcements in the lead up to performances of guest artiste that we have hired. We would like to give the assurance to all our guests that Zouk has valued and will continue to value the importance of respecting the industry, our fellow artists, customers, and their interests."
Zouk is one of the world's most renowned and respected clubs, of course they didn't hire an imposter. The Internet needs to chill and shame on the publications that ran a story based on assumptions.
[photo via Lollapalooza]