Having left the UK at 21 to open Ministry of Sound in Bangkok, Taipei and Singapore, Damian Saint has been at the forefront of the Asian house music scene for 17 years now.
He currently presides over the music direction at the W Hotel in Bali as Music & Sound Suite Curator, and spends most of his days on the decks and in the studio alongside some of the world’s most exciting house and techno acts, leaving periodically to bring his sound to turntables around the region.
On the decks his (at times) blistering displays of technical ability, and unapologetically eclectic track selection make for some electric moments, and despite nearly 20 years of playing records, there is a palpable excitement to every set he plays.
His skills have taken him across many of Asia’s house and techno hot spots, from Japan to Vietnam, Seoul to Bali and everywhere in between, with a long stint as main resident at Ministry of Sound in Singapore.
Track selector, Music Director, and bullshit detector, his strait talking attitude, softened only by his passion for the music, has earned him the respect of industry heavy hitters at both the global and local level, and he is set to remain one of the key components of the house and techno scene in Asia into perpetuity.
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Not sure where to begin or end, but the W Bali exceeded every expectation I had, and then some. My fiancé and I stayed in a 1 BR Villa, which was without question, the best hotel "room" we've ever stayed in. The private pool was HUGE!
Aurelia - the W Insider for the property - emailed me prior to arrival asking if we were celebrating anything, to which I replied that we were celebrating our engagement. She managed an upgrade, and also asked if I had a picture of the two of us so that they could "recognize" us when we arrived. Well, when we checked into our villa, we found a personalized printed and framed picture of us that said "Congratulations on your engagement", along with a martini setup for the two of us. Needless to say, I was just as shocked as my other half, and she didn't know I sent a picture!
We are W-brand loyalists, but this property is like no other. The facilities are top notch, but just as importantly, the staff is too. Every single person we encountered was helpful, and many went above and beyond. I would rate the W Bali as the best hotel experience I've ever had (out of 500+ nights with SPG, and another 150 at other brands).
Thank you Aurelia, Andreas, and the rest of the W Bali staff for a memorable experience; we can't wait to return!