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Clubs groove to theme nights

These parties attract clubbers with free entry, drinks, top DJs or a particular genre of music

Published on Jun 7, 2014 11:38 AM

Back in February, two Singapore-based DJs decided to band together to create a new "clubbing nation" that would "invade" and take over clubs around Asia.

The duo - Swiss Mathias Schell, 23, and Australian Stas Madorski, 27 - launched Rave Republic, a monthly club night aimed at reinventing the clubbing experience.

Lucky clubbers deemed worthy of citizenship will be issued passports. Party promoters go around campaigning for the DJ duo to be voted for president and flying high above the DJ console is a bright red flag with the logo of Rave Republic, as clubgoers groove to their national anthems of banging electronic dance music.

Rave Republic, which has been held at nightclubs Mink at Pan Pacific Singapore, Fenix Room and Dream at Clarke Quay, is just one of the few new themed club nights which have taken off here in the past few months.

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