Tiger Beer x Rudimental @ Urbanscapes 2016
Urbanscapes returns for the 13th consecutive year, seemingly went beyond the usual two-day, one-venue format, and Tiger Beer is the official partner once again, which was the only reason why I went for this Rudimental gig that happened at KL Live on Labour Day (May 1st).
I didn't know the English drum and bass band at all and hearing their recent mainstream hits like Lay It All on Me (feat. Ed Sheeran) didn't get me too excited. I thought they were just a typical electronic dance music DJ's. But how wrong was I. While the band only consists of four main members — Piers Aggett, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith (yup...), they brought along session performers to play actual instruments apart. Apart from the turntable, they performed live with guitars, drums, synthesizer, trumpet, emcee-ing, and female and male vocals, and they sounded fantastic.
Playing tracks like Right Here and We the Generation at the beginning got me into their music almost right away. Along with the small but strong crowd, I was headbanging and hopping to the irresistible beat with pumping hands in the air despite my injured wrist. Energetic stuff right at the get-go before slowing it down with the Ed Sheeran stuff. I was at the gig all by myself, but didn't regret going at all. Great show, great performance, discovered new music and added some of their tracks onto my Spotify playlist.
Marketing Manager or Tiger Beer Malaysia, Jessie Chuah, said, “Tiger Beer has always been in support of arts and music and we are happy to return to fulfil our long standing partnership with Urbanscapes. We have always encouraged our consumers to break the boundaries and pursue their passion and a festival like Urbanscapes provides the perfect platform for them to uncage their inner creativity while of course, enjoying some cold refreshing Tiger Beer.”
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