Hennessy Artistry had its first East Malaysian party 2 months ago in Kota Kinabalu. 800 clubbers were treated to a night of mixing everything; from DJ’s on turntables to mixing their own Hennessy VSOP drinks! It was an explosive evening featuring a dream team line up of artists including female turntablist extraordinaire DJ Siera Lee, Malaysia’s hip hop royalty Joe Flizzow, fast rising hip hop superstar Sona One and the man with the magical ability to visualise sounds – DVJ G Mix.Â
Combining a fusion of drinks, dance and DJs, the acts at one point shared the stage together, letting creative sparks fly. Partygoers started showing up as early as 8.30pm to show their support, decked out in their party gear. Charged up with energy and anticipation, there was an interactive pre event area featuring 3 engaging booths. The Hennessy Mix Master booth where fans were given a crash course on music producing by a professional DJ, the Hennessy Digital Light Art FX area where guests could express their artistic side by creating their own Hennessy desktop wallpapers, and the Hennessy mixing bar, fans were taught how to mix any of the 4 Hennessy drinks. The delicious signature drinks included Hennessy citrus, berry, ginger and apple. Yum!
Hannah Lo emceed the night, keeping the crowd pumping. The first to hit the stage was none other than Joe Flizzow, who got the party started with his hit single ‘President’. Sona One then took over with a collaboration with Joe, sending the crowd into a hip hop frenzy, then delivered his own conscious lyrics coupled with some soulful tunes. The headline of the event, DJ Siera Lee then took over the decks, one of Asia’s best female DJ icons, the turntable phenomenon brought the house down with her banging up tempo rnb and hip hop set. DVJ G Mix then kept the bodies moving with a crossover selection of hip hop, electro and house tunes, not to mention his infamous head turning visuals. The crowd in East Malaysia definitely knows how to party.
The first East Malaysia Hennessy Artistry was held at WhiteRoom, KK Times Square in Kota Kinabalu on Saturday, 31 July 2010. For more info on the KK event, go to www.h-artistry.com.my. More flicks from the event here.