H-Artistry @ The Opera

Having brought top acts from across the world including Flo Rida, Kardinal Offishall and Ying Yang Twins in the past, H-Artistry is now becoming one of the most anticipated parties of the year. In this year’s series, H-Artistry kicked it off with loud, thumping music and the irresistible unlimited flow of Hennessy drinks. Who could possibly say no to that? After H-Artistry invaded Penang, the party hit The Opera in Sunway and it, literally, brought the house down!

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The Hennessy Mixing Zone placed at the club entrance was swarmed with people drinking Hennessy, cam-whoring at the photowall and poking-away at the interactive iPad fruit-slashing games before hitting the dancefloor. We managed to play a few rounds of the game before the crowd hogged the iPad but we kinda sucked at it. Sobs…

Anyway, the event’s line-up presented a combination of talents from our local artists and Australia. DJ babes Miss Eva T and Lizz were spinning together as Spinderella to kick off the night. While everyone was still busy sipping drinks and hogging the bars, Spinderella did quite a good job on the decks dropping commercial tunes even though the dancefloor was still vacant. We reckoned the night was still young for the crowd to let loose. But later on, Kyoto Protocol joined them for their last track, ‘Mr. Brightside’, before the uprising rockstars took over the stage.

As the venue started to get packed, we felt the place starting to heat up. But no one really did care about the temperature as they were too busy at the bar getting drinks. As soon as Kyoto Protocol began their set, the crowd slowly moved forward to the dancefloor. The Kyoto boys did few covers including Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’ before the crowd went bananas to the band’s hit single ‘Pussycat’.

For the final collaboration of the night, vocalist Cassie Van of Vandalism appeared on stage in her loud outfit screaming to Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ with Kyoto Protocol’s frontman Fuad. And they sure did rock that anthem right!

Later, the other half of Vandalism, main act DJ Andy Van spun an electrifying set including their monster tracks like ‘She Got It’ and ‘Throw Your Hands Up!’ which made everyone party to their hardest. The party was bouncing so hard that even parts of the roof fell! Yes, seriously! Maybe the music got too loud or the temperature was getting too hot but thankfully no one got hurt and it was still a thumping-good party even though the night ended slightly earlier than expected. Anyhow, we thoroughly enjoyed the party, line-up and drinks on the night. We might have to wear protective headgear next time round but we’re definitely still looking forward to the next H-Artisty later this year!

H-Artistry was happening at The Opera, Sunway on 30 April 2011. Check out the party pictures at our gallery.