Zouk Singapore, recognized as one of the world’s best nightclubs, just went under fire for letting a “fake” DJ in.
Guests took time to express their anger over social media. Apparently, they went through the night thinking that DJ Marshmello, the genius behind WaVeZ, was there all along.
Zouk was reportedly condemned by its own resident DJ, Jade Rasif, who ranted in a now-deleted Twitter post:
“Zouk, I know my job/residency is on the line by posting this… But how could you allow a FAKE DJ Marshmello perform at your console?”
He accused the nightclub of cheating its audience:
“You cheated your audience, all the people who uploaded pictures with him thinking he was real. All the people who came to support you guys, you lied to. Integrity guys. Integrity.”
Interestingly, Rasif’s post was shared by the real DJ Marshmello, saying:
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) September 13, 2016
Eventually, the club’s management responded to the issue in a Facebook post. Zouk claimed that the “DJ Marshmello” people thought was actually just another guest:
“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.”
The club reiterated that misleading was never its intention:
“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.”
In closure, Zouk maintained that it issues official announcements leading up to performances of guest artists it hires:
“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 artiste, customers, and their interests.”@marshmellomusic
That’s it, folks. If you need to see the real DJ Marshmello, go check this out.