I had such fun at last year’s Hennessy Artistry in Penang that I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Hennessy Artistry once again in my mom’s hometown of Penang!
Why do I say so? Well you can read about my experience last year here:
(Yes 2 posts because I enjoyed myself so much and there was so much to write about!)
The first Hennessy Artistry – Global Art of Mixing party for 2013 will happen in Penang, promising an unmatched, super-clubbing experience featuring a sensational mix of sight, sound and taste. The first of two Hennessy Artistry events planned for 2013 will be happening this 25 May, at the newly refurbished SPICE (Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre) formerly known as PISA (Penang International Sports Arena).
It’s been six (6) years since the very first Hennessy Artistry which I attended at UPSTAIRS@The Loft, Asian Heritage Row back in 2008. Since then I’ve attended every single Hennessy Artistry held in Kuala Lumpur and even one in Penang (last year).
This year’s event though will feature a never-before-seen set up, unlike any previous H-Artistry events, with the party starting as soon as revelers step into the venue. This year’s no-frills super-club experience will of course feature the Hennessy Mixing Bars while stage will see a line-up of exciting local, regional and international acts, which will treat Penang party-goers to a mix of music styles and genres all through the night.
I can’t wait to have Hennessy V.S.O.P served in the form of signature Hennessy V.S.O.P long drinks: Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Berry, Hennessy Ginger and Hennessy Soda. Guess which is my fav?
The acts performing at the upcoming Hennessy Artistry are:
ALEX ASQUARED – INDIE / DISCO / DANCE – KUALA LUMPUR (OPENING ACT)
Alex Asquared is one part of Deer Society – a DJ trio that has garnered a cult following in Kuala Lumpur thanks to their distinctive indie and nu-disco sets. Taking on the role of a “culture collective”, Deer Society has been creating waves in the music, arts and party scene in KL with their events and approach, hitting the right notes with clubbers and music lovers who have been looking for an alternative club/party experience. Individually, Asquared is known for his versatility in delivering cross genre sets that are unique and madly appealing. His signature beats cover the genres of nu-disco, ghetto, indie-dance and tech house, a fantastic addition to H-Artistry’s Global Art of Mixing platform.
24HERBS (廿四味) – HIP HOP – HONG KONG
24HERBS (廿四味) is a six piece collective of dynamic and progressive individuals, who make up one of the edgiest and most energetic hip hop groups of recent times in Chinese entertainment. 24HERBS (廿四味) released their first, self-titled album in 2008, with a hit single “Respect Tou PK” that made radio chart shows and propelled the group into winning a Hong Kong Annual Commercial Radio award in 2008. The album featured collaborations with various artists such as Sammi Cheng and Chermaine Fong. Their collaboration with Sammi Cheng entitled “Forgiveness” was recognized at the Hong Kong Digital Media Awards.
Their second album entitled “Bring It On” took the industry by storm with 17 tracks and several star-studded collaborations with the likes of Janice Vidal and Paul Wong. Aside from studio work, the group performs at various events, concerts and festivals. 24HERBS is also active in showbiz, having written and performed the theme song of the film “Once a Gangster”, which was directed by the acclaimed Felix Chong. 24HERBS also guest stared in the film itself.
As a commercial group of musicians, 24HERBS still maintains their individuality to bring a blend of edgy, distinctive and alternative music into the industry.
ANDY MURPHY – ELECTRONICA – AUSTRALIA
Andy Murphy is one of Australia’s most prolific young DJs, constantly touring the world and making appearances in clubs, events and international dance music festivals, such as Stereosonic, Future Music Festival, Summadayze, Fall Festival and Creamfields, among many others. His talent has also taken him to Miami, New York and Los Angeles where he played at Steve Aoki’s infamous Dim Mak. Most recently, Andy Murphy also graced the Global Art of Mixing stage in Taiwan last year, where he played at Hennessy Artistry and collaborated with Korean-Canadian artist G.NA to deliver a show-stopping performance.
Back in Australia, Andy Murphy tours the country as a part of Australia’s biggest club brand “Onelove”. He also finds time to hit the studio, having put out multiple tracks that have gained widespread approval. His singles “Music Master” and “Reach for the Lazers” established a presence in club and dance charts upon release, quickly becoming club staples in Australia and beyond. In 2009, Andy Murphy was involved in the production of Citylife’s single “San Francisco” which received regular airplay on Nova.
NICOLE CHEN – DANCE – SINGAPORE
Now I’ve seen Nicole Chen perform live in KL twice before:
Once at a X Top Model party – https://timchew.net/2011/12/17/4899/
And another time at Vertigo – https://timchew.net/2012/01/24/grand-launch-of-vertigo-club-kl-the-gardens-mall-190112/
I think she’s pretty cute so it’s about time that she performs at a Hennessy Artistry.
Nicole Chen is one of the most prominent DJ personalities in Singapore, known for her energetic and electrifying up-tempo electro-house / dirty-dutch sets. The former Miss Earth Singapore 2007 found her calling in electronic dance music and honed her DJing craft for six years, a journey which took her from Singapore to Melbourne, Sydney and eventually New York City, where she immersed herself in music production at Dubspot, known for being the world’s premier electronic music and DJ school in the world.
Her outstanding talent and ear for music has taken her around the world to play at festivals, VIP events, clubs and openings. Her portfolio includes opening for huge international names which include Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Felix the Housecat and more.
Access to H-Artistry is by invite only. Party goers will be able to obtain passes from the H-Artistry Ambassadors stationed at selected entertainment outlets by participating in the ongoing Hennessy V.S.O.P bottle promotions. Every bottle of Hennessy V.S.O.P purchased will come with two (2) invites to H-Artistry, while a purchase of two (2) bottles will come with five (5) tickets.
Cuvee @ Precinct 10 – Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Nueve @ Precinct 10 – Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Soho @ Precinct 10 – Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
M2 @ Penang Times Square – B2, Entertainment City, Penang Times Square, 10150 Penang
SOJU ROOM @ Penang Times Square – B2, Entertainment City, Penang Times Square, 10150 Penang
ROOM @ Autocity – Juru Autocity, Jalan Perusahaan, Highway Auto-city, Perai Penang
Invites can only be obtained from the H-Artistry Ambassadors stationed at participating outlets at specific times, so make sure you head over to www.h-artistry.com.my to check out the full scheduling details, as well as updates on the upcoming H-Artistry.
BTW Hennessy advocates responsible partying and that message is communicated at every H-Artistry party with a coupon system for drinks implemented at midnight and bottles of mineral water given out to refresh guests at the end of the night. So do go early and make sure you don’t drink and drive.
H-Artistry is open to non-Muslims only.
More info also available at https://www.facebook.com/HennessyMalaysia
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