The Finale of H-Artistry KL 2014 was an epic party that highlights The Global Art of Mixing. A party which I hardly fail to miss out and I was glad I made it to the party with my friends. It was a great party and each year, H-Artistry is set to get better year after year!
It was an epic evening filled with stunning performances and hard pumping beats. The super-clubbing experience took it up a notch in this instalment, delivering a world-class production unlike any other and showcasing an outstanding visual innovation, pulling off yet another unmatched party experience of 2014.
The stage at the Malaysian International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) saw a diverse mix of musical genres on the night of 15 November, which included artists from both East and West, showcasing their unique sounds and coming together in one-night-only collaborations. The stellar line-up of the night comprised headliner, London born international award winning artist, Tinie Tempah, Japan’s newly formed mainstream group, CREAM and the pop duo consisting of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, or better known as MKTO as well as local represents, Paperplane Pursuit and Imma *Bleep* YouUp.
The theme of the night was red and everyone came dressed in glam red. Before heading into the main party arena, we hung out at the H-Artistry Art of Mixing Zone. Boasting a new element to the H-Artistry series was the H-Zone where everyone were immersed into a heightened brand experience of sight, sound and taste.
Opening the night impeccably was non other than Malaysia’s pop trio Paperplane Pursuit, who took the stage with hits such as “Everybody Wants Somebody” and “Higher”. The crowd broke into a louder cheer as the trio delivered their famous number ‘Beat of Your Love’, certainly showcasing a confident stage presence by the band and striking vocal abilities of lead, John Oommen.
The new age J-Pop / Hip-Hop duo, CREAM continued to boast a brilliant performance on the H-Artistry stage with hit tracks ‘Kissing’ and ‘Party Chaka Man’. ‘Stay’ was also an infectious track with the crowd, garnering enthusiastic cheers and echoing lyrics. The duo, Staxx T and Minami ended on a high note with the famous track ‘Shooting Star’ to keep the energy in the arena pumping.
The next artist to take the stage was MKTO, the musical duo consisting of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller. The crowd went into a frenzy as they performed famous hits such as ‘Thank You’ and ‘American Dream’ as well as ‘Black or White’ (originally by Michael Jackson) in a surprise collaboration with Paperplane Pursuit. The artistry was pure genius from these two pop artists.
As MKTO bowed out, Tinie Tempah was the next artist to grace the stage proudly as the headliner of the night. Screams of excitement began to echo the arena as Tinie delivered his proficient set with famous hits ‘Pass Out’ and ‘Written in the Stars’. The British rapper enraptured the crowd, ending his set with an up-tempo track ‘Tsunami’, raising the excitement levels and deafening cheers.
H-Artistry’s momentum hit an ultimate high as the electro house trio, Imma *Bleep * YouUp took the stage with a dramatic entrance of laser lights and eccentric graphics on the LED panels. The euphoria heightened as the crowd was fuelled with the stellar administration of Imma *Bleep* YouUp’s fist-pumping tracks. The trio were then joined by Paperplane Pursuit to perform the two singles live for the very first time, ‘Chasing Dreams’ and ‘Live Forever’. Inspired by H-Artistry’s very own unique Global Art of Mixing platform, the tracks prompted an exhilaration as our local heroes gave the partygoers their all.
H-Artistry KL 2014 at MIECC was nothing short of a truly sensational night befitting an epic finale of the series of super-clubbing parties for 2014. The phenomenal platform of H-Artistry continuously strives to improve and diversify to bring Malaysians an experience worth remembering.
For more information about the latest H-Artistry news keep a look out at this space: www.h-artistry.com.my.
H-Artistry is open to those above 18 years of age and non-Muslims only.