Penangites were treated to an incredible clubbing experience on May 17th, 2014 as they partied with DJ Brooklyn, Magic Power, Paperplane Pursuit and Imma *Bleep* YouUp! The event which took place at the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA) from 7.00pm – 1.00am saw partygoers dance and rock out to the performances by these artists.
Before the event, we managed to have a quick chat with Australia’s DJ Brooklyn. Here’s what they had to say:
Hi Brooklyn! Is this your first time in Malaysia?
Hey hey! Yes, it is. I’m really excited to be here.
This is your first time performing for H-Artistry. Are you excited?
Yes it is! Very excited. I’ve heard about the venue and I’ve got soundcheck after this so im really looking forward to it.
What are you looking forward to at H-Artistry tonight?
I’m looking to see the crowd. I hear Malaysians know how to party so I am looking forward to the crowd and their energy tonight. Also, I am excited to watch the other performers. I also can’t wait to get out there tonight and do my own thing — put my own spin to my set, add a little bit of Aussie flavour to tonight’s party.
How did it feel when you were contacted to collaborate with H-Artistry?
Well, I’ve head of H-Artistry’s amazing parties so I was stoked! It was an amazing feeling to be contacted by them and I am really excited to be playing tonight. Plus, it’s great to be in Malaysia.
Thanks Brooklyn! See you tonight!
Apart from DJ Brooklyn, we also spoke to Malaysia’s very own Paperplane Pursuit. Here’s what they had to say:
Hi guys! How are you guys doing?
Hey Bryna!! We are great. Yourself?
I’m good, thanks! How did you guys feel when you were approached to collaborate with H-Artistry?
Andrew: YESSSSS!!! That says it all! Haha.
Isaac: We were quite surprised actually and it is our first big corporate collaboration for the new stuff that we have been doing.
John: Also, when they told us about the scale of the event that they had in mind we were like “Oh YES, very interesting.”
What was the first thing that came to mind when you guys first saw the venue?
Andrew: We actually didn’t really understand it because they sent us a power point file of the blue print but when we got here and saw it we were like “WOAHHHHH!!!” Massive screens and sounds.
John: We get to play a lot but not on this kind of scale so for us, the first thing that came to our minds were “Yes! We finally get to play our music the way it’s supposed to be played — with the awesome sound and lights and giant screens with our logos at the back. Finally! This is how we are meant to be seen and heard.”
H-Artistry is about a clubbing experience. So how are you guys going to breakthrough that together as a band?
Isaac: We asked them that. Haha. We don’t think the two have to be mutually exclusive.
John: It’s fun because we bring the pop element to everything that everyone else is doing, which you know brings in the whole art of mixing thing. There’s also the global art of mixing because we are collaborating with the Taiwanese guys.
Andrew: It’s fun because people know most of the songs we play by now so there is that familiarity there which allows for them to dance and sing along to us.
You’re collaborating with Magic Power. How is it like communicating with them due to the language barrier?
John: Quite interesting. They’re very nice guys so it’s fun trying to communicate with them. There were a lot of sign languages on stage during our rehearsals. Haha
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about H-Artistry?
John: Global art of mixing.
Isaac: Epic super clubbing experience.
H-Artistry Penang 2014 treated its attendees to a night of fun by providing them with an epic clubbing experience. Apart from the brilliant performances by the artists, the crowd also got to experience major new edge laser light systems that they’ve never had before.
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