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From Sweden to Kuching, Basshunter’s very first performance in Malaysia was held on August 10, at the ‘Sarawak Cultural Village’. The event was organized by Windshield Network in association with PACMAN Entertainment. The event was held at of the most spectacular venues available, right in the middle of a rain-forest. With ample amount of space to accommodate the fans that attended the event, the location was perfect for people to enjoy and support the performances. This was probably the first time ever in Kuching that an international DJ was present to entertain the people.
Hosted by Micstarr Vibe, Asian No.1 Contender Emcee, the show had a line-up composed of other local and international DJs, some of whom had flown in from Kuala Lumpur and Manila. Some of the participants were for example DJ X-Factor, who is Philippine’s no.1 international remix artist, Darren Ashley, the electronic pop music composer from KL, the DJ Duo and Radio host at fly FM KL Simon Lee & Alvin and, last but not least, Loops DJ Zam, who is Sarawak’s first video DJ and founder of Loops DJ Academy.
Sometime after midnight, Basshunter finally made his entry onto stage, with the crowed already warmed and by the performances of the introducing DJs. People expressed their excitement for Basshunter’s performance with shrills and hoots; Basshunter had his way of connecting with the audience: he kept on involving the crowd while playing his mixes, screaming, dancing and jumping around. He was also accompanied by few local dancers who kept the energy level high during the entire performance. Basshunter kicked off the show with some of his own mixes, setting the crowd on fire. He played for almost two hours, including in the set-list some of his top mixes and greatest hits strongly requested by the audience. When Basshunter announced his famous track “Now you are gone” was going to be the next song, the crowd got even wilder and sang along with him all throughout.
People arrived at the venue at around 5 p.m. to stay and party until the next morning. The audience was mostly composed by young adults and university students, with an age range going from about 18 to 27. Not only were locals present, but people coming from other parts of Sarawak attended too. The hype generated around Basshunter had been going on for months, culminating in a performance which seemed to leave all attendees satisfied, as well as conscious of having been part of a must-go event.
Image credit: Jace Thomas and Windshield Network