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“IT’S GONE REALLY WELL EVERYWHERE I GO, LIKE HERE IN MEXICO THE CROWDS GO CRAZY WITH MY NEW TRACKS. I HOPE IT WILL BE THE SAME IN MALAYSIA WHEN I SPIN AT THIRST.” – Tiësto
Feeling parched of electronic festivals? Heineken Thirst bursts back into life this 10 December bringing along with them the man crowned world’s number one DJ, Tiësto, making this iteration of Heineken Thirst potentially the best one thus far (Godskitchen Boombox, who?). Knowing that with such a superstar DJ headlining the event, they have to choose only the cream of the crop of local DJs. Naturally DJ Blink and Phil K Lee, both former winners of Heineken’s Found @ Thirst competition, are set to spin alongside Tiësto. Other artists include still unannounced special guests and even any of you bedroom DJs out there! Participate in this year’s Found @ Thirst and get a chance to spin there alongside big names, that’s one stepping stone within grabs.
DJ Tiësto is prepared to adapt his massively successful Club Life Tour to his set for Heineken Thirst, turning a music event into an audio-visual sensory explosion. Expect light shows, lasers and LED screens dominating the venue as he plays. This resonates with the event’s theme of digital landscaping, a trend in electronic music where music and visuals play side-by-side creating a theatrical experience, transporting the audience into a whole other dimension where digital meets flesh.
Go to this event if you… are a Tiësto fanboy who’s also an aspiring DJ himself.
Suggested wardrobe… Tron neon
Most likely to hear the crowd… make terribly punny jokes about being thirsty, like we are doing in this article.
How to get in… Early bird tickets retail at RM88 (limited quantity, only available til 6 November). Pre-sale RM108 for Heineken members and RM118 for non-members. At the door RM138 for Heineken members and RM148 for non-members. For RM4000, find complete exclusivity at the Heinekabana area, a private spot that includes 20 entry passes with VIP fast-track access, three cartons of Heineken Beer, and your own personal ambassador.
How to play there… Install Ableton, make music that doesn’t sound amateurish, upload your 20-minute audio mix, record a 10-minute video of you playing the mix that won’t make you a YouTube jester of the month, upload it on a video hosting site, then send both to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best way to get there… Hitch a ride with your friends and save gas money.