The biggest New Year’s Eve party of the year is just around the corner and it’s all set to rock your socks off. Slated to happen on 31st December 2012 at Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam, the BlackBerry Music Mania Concert and Carnival (#BBMM) is expecting up to 5,000 attendees.

And we don’t doubt that come New Year’s Eve, people will be flocking to Shah Alam because #BBMM will feature the ever-popular band from Indonesia, Sheila On 7, local rock scene heavyweights Hujan and Bunkface as well as the country’s foremost hip-hop family, Kartel (featuring Joe Flizzow, Altimet, SonaOne, and Ila Damiaa).

Last week, we spoke to Hujan’s frontman, Noh Salleh, and he shared with us what fans can expect from their #BBMM New Year’s Eve gig:


Hello Noh! Thank you for speaking to us. How is it going? What are you guys currently up to right now?

“Everybody’s got their own agenda these days. AG is busy with the studio, Azham Ahmad is in the midst of wedding preparations (he’s getting married in March 2013), Izzat has been focusing on his studies in LimKokWing University of Creative Technology (LUCT), Dimas spends most of his time in Jakarta manning his gymnastics class, and me..I’m sleeping most of the time. Haha! But in all seriousness, for Hujan, we’re currently preparing our Malaysian tour which will take place in January 2013. InsyaAllah, it’s still in the planning process.”

Hujan was first introduced to us in 2006. Since then, you’ve gone from performing at small gigs to award hows. How’s that treating you?

“We’re really grateful to have been given such a wonderful musical journey that’s filled with so many experiences that have taught us to be more mature. Especially with our respective families and friends. Of course, it’s all thanks to our fans that have never stopped supporting us since day one. To be honest, we had no idea that Hujan would take off the way it did. It’s amazing that we’ve come so far, done so well, and have survived until now. Really, it’s not all us – it’s all because of the undying support from our family and friends. Thank you.”

What would you say was your most memorable gig and why?

“I guess that would be the one in Kuching about three months ago. We performed at an outdoor venue and by virtue of our name, it really started to ‘Hujan’. And by that I mean heavy rain right at the moment that we started to play! It was like a storm and the set was pretty riot but everybody didn’t care – they were all dancing in the rain. Until today, I fail to understand why they stayed on until the end of our gig. I wrecked five microphones because of the rain and the last one we had to wrap in plastic. But that one died as well by the end of our set. The funny thing is that there were no videos of our performance at all because no one had guts enough to video it. Not with a camera, not even with a phone because of the storm. I cried towards the end because I was so touched by the support – sshh! Don’t tell anyone!”

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How would your upcoming performance at BlackBerry Music Mania stand out from all of your other performances?

“It’s a secret! Clue: fast and furious.”

Leave a message for Hype Malaysia’s readers and tell them why they should be rocking out at BlackBerry Music Mania for New Year’s Eve this year.

‘Ah, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life if you don’t come. True story!”

To score passes to the hottest New Year’s Eve concert and party in town, all you gotta do is purchase a BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone! Yup. A pair of concert tickets will be given out* with every purchase of a BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone from 1st December to 25th December 2012. Tickets can be redeemed at any AirAsia RedTix outlets.

* While stocks last. See Terms & Conditions on the event website for more info.

Alternatively, you could also hit up Wanista to find out how you can snag FREE tickets to what is slated to be the biggest New Year’s Eve party of the decade. Let’s rock out!

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