XX AND 20:20

20:20 And XX XX Are Two places THAT will Trans­port you back into A Time of Al­ter­na­tive mu­sic And free­dom.

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A rave re­view

“I think I was just amused that peo­ple still called Chino Ro­ces, "Pa­song Tamo”, more than 10 years af­ter its name had changed. So, it was a joke, of sorts. And then when my other part­ner [Anna So­brepeña] wrote some­thing about it, it sud­denly be­came this nos­tal­gic thing.”

Quark Henares is re­fer­ring to the in­fa­mous and deca­dent club, rave, and lounge scene that blos­somed on the edge of Makati and Pasay two decades back, when places like ABG’S and Lava Lounge held court to the hip­sters of the time. To­day Henares is part owner and DJ at 20:20 and XX XX, both lo­cated along­side each other in a se­cluded area along Don Chino Ro­ces Av­enue, Makati.

XX XX gives off a more avant­garde vibe, rem­i­nis­cent of Rave par­ties. This is where a lot of the elec­tronic mu­sic is played and some very in­ter­est­ing and artsy func­tions,

20:20 and XX XX at 20a La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 don Chino ro­ces av­enue, Makati.

like a BDSM ball called Ele­phant. 20:20 is more ca­sual, it’s more of a chill­out lounge sim­i­lar to the clubs that ruled the strip in the late ‘90s.

“What we’re try­ing to do here is bring back that 90’s scene. Where dif­fer­ent mu­sic tastes took over, it’s more free-spir­ited, more open minded. A banker can mix with some­body who’s a cre­ative graphic artist and no­body cares be­cause you’re just here to have a good time and con­nect with the mu­sic and the art,” says Mikail Schemm, part owner, and res­i­dent DJ.

“20:20 is re­ju­ve­nat­ing this area, and there are only a few places that stand out for peo­ple who ap­pre­ci­ate mu­sic at it’s very core,” says DJ Coox Moreno. “What this place is pro­vid­ing is a form of iden­tity that stands out from the main­stream.”

Get in be­fore every­body else starts rid­ing the trend

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