I love Hennessy parties. I guess that’s pretty evident as I’ve been to every single Hennessy Artistry in KL and even one in Penang since the very first one back in 2008.
So it was with quite some glee that I made my way down to The Butter Factory KL on 21 March 2013 for the Hennessy V.S.O.P. KYRIOS party which was part of Hennessy’s “Guardian of the Codes” campaign which aims to familiarize party-goers with these Codes in a cool and stylish party atmosphere. The message – to Guard Your Codes while Pursuing Your Dreams.
What does that mean? Well my interpretation is that you need to stay true to yourself, your beliefs, and ethics while chasing your dreams. Some people let the slightest fame and wealth go to their heads, unconsciously corrupting them from the inside. Some of the wealthiest and most important people I know are extremely humble and look where it has taken them!
Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS is the 3rd addition to the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Collection. KYRIOS comes after the Helios (2011) and the Nyx (2012). KYRIOS, or Guardian of the Codes in Greek, signifies the key to the codes of the world of Hennessy V.S.O.P:
The grapes are the symbol of the vineyards. They refer to the ancestral savoir-faire, the elaborate craftsmanship, and the extreme care that is conferred to the creation of a high-quality product.
The “Bras Armé”
I actually have a little “Bras Arme” pin that I sometimes wear to Hennessy parties on the lapel of my jacket.
The emblematic “bras armé” reflects the long history of Hennessy. It has been part of the Hennessy seal for more than 2 centuries. Now engraved in the glass, it emphasizes the constant search of quality. The “bras armé” carries the grandeur of the House of Hennessy and represents the nobility of the cognac.
1817 is the date when the legend of Hennessy V.S.O.P began. On October 7th, 1817, the future King George IV of England asked the House of Hennessy to supply him with a special cognac. A blending that is described in the records with the words “Very Superior Old Pale”. This pale-coloured cognac, was the kind preferred at the time by the English, who were known for their appreciation of high-quality eaux-de-vie that age well while keeping a light robe. The prince’s request was precise. This cognac was supposed to be developed with a finely balanced structure. But for James Hennessy, who received the order, nothing was impossible.
The Copper Colour
The Copper Colour brings elegance and style to the carafe, while its accentuating lines glow in molten copper under black light. The copper colour is a reminder of the pot stills, as this deep tint evokes centuries of distillation.
The New Silhouette
Today’s new silhouette, a reinterpretation of the original iconic V.S.O.P bottle from 1954, flaunts a carefully designed optical effect. The front of the carafe evokes a pyramid perspective, discrete but structured, suggesting an upward vanishing point as if a vertical thrust is about to raise it toward the heavens.
Here’s some info on the acts that will be spinning at the KYRIOS parties:
B.A.T.E. (Brain and the Eye)
B.A.T.E., made up of local duo Wai Hong and Ethan Curzon, are two fast rising nu-breeds who are set to be the next big DJ duo in the local scene. Despite being relatively new, B.A.T.E. are no strangers to Kuala Lumpur party goers. The duo is frequently spotted tearing up the decks at various nightspots around the city such as Barsonic at Zouk, Vertigo, LUST, Bakita and Bedroom, as well as events such as 2012’s second H-Artistry party at KWC.
Known for their hand-picked selection of only the finest tunes in Disco, Techno, Big Room and Electro, B.A.T.E. are heavily influenced by EDM juggernauts such as Laidback Luke, Boys Noize and Steve Angello.
Mr. Nasty & GuruGuru
Infamous household names of the Kuala Lumpur party scene, Mr.Nasty and GuruGuru who are otherwise known as Bass Agents need no introduction. Anchoring the hipster continent of Zouk Club KL with their monthly residency at Basonic, Mr. Nasty & GuruGuru have well established their mark in the region with their complex and edgy lashings of electro, hard trance and hard style.
Known for their dirty, energetic electro house and big room tunes, their monthly parties at various locations around Kuala Lumpur such as CTRL at Zouk, Avant/Garde at Vertigo and TOP at Bakita have earned them borderline cult status and potent street cred. They also shared the H-Artistry stage at KWC with the likes of B.A.T.E., Angger Dimas, and Eva Simons in September 2012.
DJ Cookie is the current resident DJ of Taipei’s club LUXY and W Hotel bar (Starwood). She first entered the club scene at age 18 as the stage lighting director of the club 2nd Floor. While working with the world’s top DJs there, she quickly developed a keen musical astuteness. She began learning to DJ on the side and then in 2003, marked her officially entry to the music world as a DJ.
She was voted among the Top 10 DJs by Taipei Times and her talent was quickly recognized worldwide with club bookings coming from international party destinations such as Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. She has performed with the likes of Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, and Infected Mushrooms among many others.
DJ Cookie is the official spokesperson for Pioneer DJ equipment in Taiwan, and is quickly becoming one of the most respected female DJs in the region.
DJ Aye represents the freshest sounds coming out of Bangkok in recent times, with the stunningly beautiful DJ flaunting some serious skills to match. DJ Aye is winner of the Pioneer Pro Lady DJ Championship 2012 and is on a meteoric rise, sending ripples through Bangkok’s vibrant party scene.
Hennessy V.S.O.P KYRIOS parties schedule:
PENANG: Room @ Autocity, 29 March, ft. DJ Cookie (TPE) and B.A.T.E. (KL).
BATU PAHAT: iBeam, 12 April, ft. DJ Cookie (TPE) and B.A.T.E. (KL).
KOTA KINABALU: BED, 26 April, ft. DJ Aye (BKK) and Mr. Nasty & GuruGuru (KL).
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