Urbanscapes 2017: Clean Bandit Live in Kuala Lumpur

English band Clean Bandit played to the packed KL Live on 18th May, Thursday night, performing their signature blend of electronic and classical sounds on their show in Kuala Lumpur. The event started at 8 p.m with an hour-long opening act by Alextbh, the local RnB artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, opening the night with his hit ‘You’. The show proceeded to its main act at around 9pm. The crowd screamed to welcome the band members who appeared one by one on the stage, Clean Bandit kicked off the show with 2014 track ‘UK Shanty’, followed by another 2014 track ‘Stronger’, immediately sending the party vibes throughout the hall.

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They continued the night with their other hits, ‘Extraordinary’, ‘Come Over’, to the more recent songs like ’Symphony’ and ‘Rockabye’ were also on their set list. The band members regularly interacted with their fans and showed off their musical skills by playing many instruments, including violin, as well as electronic drums. The crowd also played its part in the concert, singing along with the band, clapping hands in the air and dancing individually or in small groups making the hall a party scene.

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After performing 15 songs, the band left the stage making it seem like the end of the show, but in just couple minutes they were back and the party atmosphere continued when the group started performing their other hit, ’Tears’. As the song ended, the iconic intro of ‘Rather Be’ which won the Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Dancing Recording, was played and the crowd went crazily enthusiastic again. There was definitely no place electronic music lovers would rather have been at that moment but right there, singing the song together to close one amazing night.

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A Day at Urbanscapes House

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Malaysia longest creative festival was back to Kuala Lumpur from 5-21st May 2017, with “Rediscover KL” as its theme for this year, Urbanscapes brought a lot of exciting acts start from the local artist to international ones, such as Mew, Cigarette After Sex, and even the Grammy Award winner, Clean Bandit. Not just about the acts, we also didn’t want to miss the Urbanscapes 2017 visual art component and installation at Urbanscapes House.

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Walking down to the white colonial building at the corner of Hang Kasturi street, we were greeted by the hospitable host giving a short explanation on what was going on at that historical building.

Collective | Individuals
Located at the basement of Urbanscapes House, Collective | Individuals is a visual art projects which works with 7 visual arts collective and 36 individual artists in total.

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We were impressed by a lot of art installation that caught our eyes as they used various of mediums to represent the ideas, from social commentaries to political humour.

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Immersio
Stepping into the first floor of Urbanscapes House, just right after we opened the door, we were directly fascinated by the dark room that was filed by the visual, digital and sonic exhibition made of light and sound.

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They also had little space for virtual reality, the visitor were invited to put the VR headset and step into a virtual world to paint their very own version of KL

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#THISISKUALALUMPUR

Moving up to the third floor of Urbanscapes House, the visitors were offered by the intimate look of KL street scenes, character and city silhouettes wrapped in all the hanging photograph all over the room.

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What we love most is how it clearly showed one of the best feature of Kuala Lumpur, the complexity, yet rich mixture of different cultures and heritage.

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Why You Need Know Shawn Carter Peterson (AKA Dax in Perfect Pitch 2)

2015 has been a tremendous year for Shawn Carter Peterson!
Aside from many national commercials, television appearances and film offers, being a member of the cast of a #1 film for multiple weeks and in multiple countries around the world has been the highlight so far!  Pitch Perfect 2 has grossed over $285 million worldwide, opened #1 in Australia, New Zealand and the US and has become the highest grossing musical comedy of all time.
Shawn: I star as “DAX“, an intern at “Residual Heat”, the record label run by Keegan-Michael Key- who happens to be DAX’s uncle.  The film was directed by first time director Elizabeth Banks (who did a phenomenal job), and I had the opportunity to work with Keegan-Michael Key, Anna Kendrick & Snoop Dogg.  I wanted to take a moment to share my work on the film with you.  I thank you as always for your continued support and know that much more is yet to come!