Heineken Green Room 5 at KL Live, July 31, 2010
Kuala Lumpur – The hot buzz has already hit the street that The Rapture – the pioneering electro-rock band whose ‘House of Jealous of Lovers’ single became one of the defining tracks for a generation of underground music lovers – will be headlining Green Room on Saturday 31st July at KL Live, armed with a fistful of new music from their massively anticipated new CD, their first since 2006’s acclaimed Pieces of the People We Love.
But that’s only part of a genre bashing line up that includes mysterious electro producer and BOYSNOIZE pile driver D.I.M., a special Green Room live show from LapSap called LitterAll that will see the colourful duo generating an explosion of light and sound on stage as well as a one-off collaboration between Balearic electronica-heads Tenderfist and Malaysia’s own day-glo Kelis, rapper Arabyrd. And adding to the party vibe will be celebrity snapper and Dim Mak hell raiser The Cobrasnake, adding his own twist of photographic mayhem to the Green Room stew.
For The Rapture, their Green Room show sees the band emerging from a year of heavy studio activity, with a new album recorded and in the process of being mixed, following recording sessions in Paris with Cassius mainman and Grammy Award winning Phoenix producer Philippe Zdar. “We’re not putting the record out until we’ve chosen a record label,” asserts The Rapture songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Andruzzi. “It’s very possible that it will be out this Fall. I really want the world to hear it. But we’ll be playing some of the new songs in Malaysia.”
Green Room fans can find out more about what the band has been up to by heading over to www.greenroom.com.my where there’s information on all the Heineken Green Room stars as well as details about special offers on tickets that includes a RM48 pre-sale price for new and existing Heineken members.
One of the elements that has long put Heineken’s music events at the heart of the development of the local scene is its ability to deliver unexpected surprises and spontaneous twists – like the impromptu and unbilled Filthy Dukes vs Lapsap DJ set at Bar Sonic last August – that reward its consumers and music fans.
The presence of Steve Aoki sideman and Dim Mak records resident lensman The Cobrasnake adds a new twist to Green Room. While The Rapture, super-producer D.I.M. and the rest of the line up generate the electricity onstage to fire up the atmosphere, he’ll be capturing the excitement amongst the crowd on the dance floor.
Not one to blend into the background, at previous events like the Heineken supported Future festival in KL last year – a showcase for Dim Mak records – the celeb-photographer, whose gritty raw style has made him the most in-demand nightlife photographer in the world, has been as big an attraction as any of the bands and DJs he accompanies.
Inspired by 2manyDJs’ Green Room live show in January with its custom animation and huge LED screen, LapSap’s Blink and XU are premiering their Litterall show at the July event. The pair has spent the last few months working with animators and lighting experts to create a multi-sensory experience that will set a new benchmark for DJs and producers in the local scene.
Date: Saturday July 31st 2010.
Time: 9.00pm – 2.00am
Venue: KL Live, 20 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 KL
Tickets: Pre-Sale – RM48 (Heineken Members), RM58 (non-members)
Door: RM68 (Heineken Members), RM78 (non-members)
Available at www.axcess.com.my. Pre sale starts 21 June, 2010.