Penang had its biggest party recently when H-Artistry set out with its clear goal to deliver an unmatched, premium super-club experience through the Global Art of Mixing platform which promised a phenomenal mix of sights, tastes and sounds on 25 May 2013 at the newly refurbished SPICE (Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre) formerly known as PISA (Penang International Sports Arena).
As an added bonus, this year’s no-frills super-club experience had the staple Hennessy Mixing Bars scattered all over the party venue with its much appreciated signature Hennessy V.S.O.P long drinks – Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Berry, Hennessy Ginger and Hennessy Soda.
The entrance was grand with the invited guest deejays walking down the red carpet accompanied by the acclaimed Emcee Julie Woon. Amongst them were the notable Australian DJ, DJ Andy Murphy, Singapore’s DJ Nicole Chen and Hong Kong’s 24HERBS (???).
Asquared’s set of nu disco and progressive trance kept party goers in the groove as everyone eagerly waited for the main party arena to open. In the meantime, guests kept busy by capturing their “Hennessy Moments” at the “Fotobox” booths, which printed out their photos and uploaded them on Facebook as mementos of H-Artistry.
Come 9.00pm, the beautiful Emcee Julie Woon welcomed the crowd into the main party arena where the towering LED backdrop of the stunning H-Artistry stage counted down to the start of the show. The countdown culminated with an electrifying laser show and striking LED visuals, which kicked off the night’s performances. Enter 24HERBS, who surprised party goers by taking the stage from amongst the crowd. The Hong Kong hip hop outfit was bursting with energy, drawing the crowd in with their infectious stage presence as they demonstrated the credibility of Canto hip hop.
Their performance included hit tracks like “Do You Know Me”, “Fashionista” as well as “Wonderland”, which featured Astro Star Quest champion Alexis Chean in the first H-Artistry collaboration of the night.
24HERBS, anchored by SIR JBS, LMF legends Phat and Kit, took an intermission to greet the H-Artistry crowd and threw out 24HERBS Snapbacks into a rousing audience. A cheeky performance of the hit “Hu Ge” brought their performance to an end, which marked the beginning of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) journey for the rest of the H-Artistry evening.
With the dimming of stage lights, Dennis Lau – clad in a laser-projecting jacket – took the stage with his electric violin, bringing the crowd to an all-new high as he started off with a violin introduction of Swedish House Mafia’s hit “Don’t You Worry Child”. Australian DJ and Producer Andy Murphy took the decks, bringing the prelude to its peak before Alexis Chean took the stage once again to belt out the vocals of the popular dance anthem.
Andy Murphy went on to administer an astounding set of EDM and Big Room tunes for the next hour, firmly setting the momentum of the night with pulsating beats and fist-pumping drops.
Taking over from Andy was Singapore’s biggest female DJ export Nicole Chen, who brought her popular style ofElectro House and Dirty Dutch onto the H-Artistry stage. Both DJs’ sets, bolstered in intervals by a gorgeous dance crew and breathtaking laser projections, shot the energy levels through the roof at H-Artistry as party goers danced through the night with glasses of Hennessy V.S.O.P in hand.
H-Artistry, The Global Art of Mixing at SPICE Penangturned out to be a night that delivered a sensational mix of sight, sound and taste in one party. Party goers can now look forward to the next H-Artistry event of 2013 in November or by keeping it locked on www.h-artistry.com.my. H-Artistry events are by-invite-only, and are open to non-Muslims aged 18 above.
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