From within the concrete jungle maze of central Wanchai on Hong Kong island, Heineken Thirst main event returned to âAsiaâs World Cityâ after 2 years. The headliner this year was International trance star Ferry Corsten, joined by Miss Motif, Daniele Devoli & Luke Chable. An Indian restaurant by day and nightclub by night, the Viceroy was the perfect setting for the Global Heineken tour night with glass walls and a balcony overlooking the famous harbour.
MTV Asia Awards Review 24th January 2003 This was HKClubbing.com's first visit to Singapore, so as you can expect was a really special trip. We arrived at the awards around 4pm and checked out the red carpet registration table, where people could hang out go crazy at the red carpet when all the stars arrived. After checking out the venue and the wild crowds gathering fast we went inside and dealt with all the press formalities before getting a good position at the red carpet. There were two of us so we split up to cover the best angles. Shaggy was one of the first to arrive on the scene and made a quick entrance to prepare for the start of the awards, as this year he was presenting with Coco Lee. After him the rest of the stars started to arrive including the Atomic Kittens, Matchbox 20, Blue, Avril Lavigne (who won the most awards: Favourite Female Artist, Favourite Breakthrough Artist and The Style Award), and Linkin Park to name just a few. Linkin Park told us at the red carpet that they will be releasing a new album in March 2003. Later on that evening we got to ask them if they plan to do an Asia Tour after the release. From the answer they gave us it does not sound likely, would be great though! After the red carpet we went into the venue to a packed indoor stadium. We stood on the ground floor with the screaming fans. Missy Elliott made the most striking performance that started of the ceremony, with her song âWork Itâ. Other artists that performed on the night were Robbie Williams with âFeelâ, Matchbox 20, Avil Lavigne, Atomic Kittens and Blue, plus some of the finest artists Asia has to offer, including a Kung Fu dance performance by Jay Chou. The best aspect of such an event was that you can experience a variety of local and international acts all in one night. After watching last years show on television, I can honestly say that this show was by far better. Looking forward to next years and a whole host of new talent. Checkout the full MTV Asia Awards review here. Thanks to HMV864 AM Radio, Cathay Pacific & MTV Asia.
Armand is a bit too much hyped about. A mix of well known tracks and of coarse some of his own. Channel V set up some great visuals and lighting but the tunes did not get the crowd wild. Sander, picked things up a bit with his tech-trance style, nice nite, but not much fun going on in the VIP room
The first of the HKrave parties with no limit on expenses. Loads of investment into this badboy, but un unfortunate turn out to Bills fast mixing pumpin house set and great visuals. Tshirts were also flying around, send us one if anyone has a spare!
man were there loads of photographers at this party! But surprisingly I was the only one who was taking all of the photos of Sasha ! All the other 50 or so photographers were taking photos of all the hong kong socialities who were going into the VIP room, to VIP card for me so I had to charge through the masses and trust me this place was the fullest ever (if that is even a word). Sasha is known for his progressive style that does seem to stay at the same level for hours. Nice crowd of people, but not really any place to have a break from the rest.
Digweed, like PVD, is very popular too in HK. Digweed played track after track of progressive beats, to the large crowd who came out that night. Not too much effort on the decor this time but the punters did not seem to mind if Digweed was there.
Paul is always a Hong Kong fave, playing his well known tunes blending in some dark and hard trance as well as some more well known trance. Pity that this venue often gets stopped by the police for ID checks. Does not really help the matter but when the lights came on, Paul was brought out and just started playing prompting the police to leave and the ticket payers to party.
My first visit to this local club in TST. Not bad with a small lazer and interesting layout where the dj is purched above the crowd. The back room is a bit too small and always full. Dieselboy got the crowd wild, with who I believe was Arkham having a go Mcing along to the drum n bass tracks and prompting the rewinds.
Dave Angel was actaully unable to turn up for his own event so collegue jamie Anderson from Bristol UK took his place. Loads of breaks and tech house had the place filled, but with excessive smoke machine photos were tough to take so don't blame me for that!
Robot really went to work on the decorations this time wth loads of light blue stretched latex (their trademark). Love Da Records and a whole load of other were in attendance rocking to deep dishs tunes, and of coarse others as the duo took it in turns throughtout their performance. Very progressive, something very popular for most events in wan chai.