First Blohk Party is banging

First Blohk Party is banging


Pharrell Williams, the man behind the summer's biggest hits, had the crowd dancing at Blohk Party.
Pharrell Williams, the man behind the summer's biggest hits, had the crowd dancing at Blohk Party.
Just a week after Clockenflap, music fans were spoilt again as the inaugural Blohk Party kicked off at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Curated by famous rapper and producer Pharrell Williams, the one-day music fest was influenced by neighbourhood block parties in the US, and focused mainly on hip hop and DJ acts.

Besides Williams, the lineup featured local and international acts. From Hong Kong there was rap duo Fama, who sadly showed up late for their set and played only three songs. But they still managed to bring along guest performer Edison Chen Koon-hei who performed on the main stage later that day.

Rap group 24Herbs played a great set on the second, smaller stage. Despite competing against DJ Steve Aoki (above right) who was performing elsewhere at the same time, they had a decent crowd which was rewarded with an energetic set including their latest single, Hot In The 852.

Of course no Canto-rap show is complete without legendary crew LMF. Unfortunately they only played four songs but it was a rocking set which left the crowd wanting more.

Aoki followed and immediately set the crowd on fire . He kept the energy high during the set with pulsing beats, including his hits Turbulence and Afroki. The DJ was not content to stay behind the decks, instead jumping on tables, running around the stage and throwing cakes into the crowd.

After appearing alongside Leah LaBelle and Pusha T, the big star finally hit the main stage. Fresh off the news he'd been nominated for seven Grammys, Williams performed many of the hits he helped produce such as Nelly's Hot in Herre and Snoop Dogg's Beautiful and Drop It Like It's Hot.

To finish, he took things to another level, inviting girls from the crowd to join him on stage. With the ladies dancing alongside him, he treated the crowd to the summer's biggest hits Blurred Lines and Get Lucky. It was a memorable end to a great day.

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