We’d just been down to Jakarta for their edition of H-Artistry and it was a blast – so much so that we couldn’t wait for our very own one (with homegrown talent to boot) for yet another superclubbing experience involving some of our favourite performers from all over the world, and with our own JUICE familia. Hype for the event was at an all-time high right before the show, and with solid grounds for it to be. This was bound to be the biggest, and the best H-Artistry to take over Kuala Lumpur’s weekends yet – and we’re going to tell you why it did exactly that.
We’d never seen such a sea of red (bar Liverpool and Manchester United football games) at any venue as we arrived to the view of guests all decked up in glam red – the dress code of the night. The party kicked off early as Zher ushered the guests in to the all-new Art of Mixing Zone for everyone to revel in a sensory experience that was indeed out of this world.
Malaysian electropop trio Paperplane Pursuit got the party started with a bang. Having experienced an H-Artistry party in Penang early this year, the band knew what they were in for, and topped even that amazing performance by far with stunning showmanship and confidence. Japanese guests CREAM (no, Eric Clapton wouldn’t fit in here) played some of their hits, and even though many in the crowd weren’t very familiar with their discography, Staxx T and Minami certainly got the crowd singing along with their tasteful blend of J-pop and hip hop by the end of their set.
American pop duo MKTO (a relatively last minute inclusion) took to the stage next and performed their chart-topping tunes ‘Thank You’ and ‘American Dream’ before killing it with their ‘Black or White’ tribute to Michael Jackson. The headliner for the night, Tinie Tempah, took things to another level as expected with ‘Tsunami’, ‘Written In The Stars’, and other tunes that have taken over the radio waves around the world before, and his performance showed us exactly why he’s the world-famous star that he has become.
House trio Imma*Bleep*YouUp made an eclectic entrance with an insane lightshow and a fist-pumping set before playing a couple of new singles with Paperplane Pursuit – ‘Chasing Dreams’ and ‘Live Forever’ – as our homegrown heroes waved the party off at a euphoric high. This was indeed a sensational night to remember, and we can’t wait for the next one to go down.
H-Artistry Kuala Lumpur went down on Saturday 15 November ’14.
More photos here.