Sure, with enough creativity you can pull off a music video just about anywhere. But nobody wants a music video which vaguely resembles almost every other music video.
Or you how you can just tell when a label is using repeatedly using a certain editing style or style of location.
No music video that has made a real impact ever came from a zone of comfort.
Being part of a production house, you know what we’re talking about when an unexpected masterpiece comes out from very stressful conditions.
Here are some top spots in Malaysia you can shoot your hip hop music videos at.
1. Pulau Redang
One word. Exotic.
This place is technically an oasis on earth. Snuggly nestled into a nice little pocket in a state called Terengganu which happens to be in Malaysia). This island is easily an hour’s flight away from the city. A really good plus point is the food, as they have a reputable name for fresh seafood. Yummy buffets for your team!
With minimal searching, we managed to find an affordable yacht rental which resembles the one you see from Don Omar’s Danza Kuduro.
Here’s their site.
Being one of the top casting talent agency services in Malaysia, we can easily fill that yacht up with the compulsory models in bikinis. After all, what’s a hip hop music video without all that?
As for the logistics, the one part of every shoot that somehow manages to turn the whole project upside down no matter how well planned it was.
No worries, there’s plenty of other islands in Malaysia ripe for our budget-friendly bookings.
Ok fine, here’s how the place actually looks like.
This is a screenshot from a drone clip we found on Youtube that does this place justice as to its potential. Check it out.
Naturally, we’re suggesting filling it with supercars.
And we even have a budget-friendly idea as to how you can execute one of those shots with too many luxury cars.
Malaysia is filled to the brim with extremely niche and closely-tied car clubs. Yes, that includes supercar clubs too. A largely-scaled supercar meets up can be arranged and shot accordingly. This can be made even easier if there are big-name celebrities involved.
Of course, we will be the ones making most of this happen if a reasonable enough timeline is given.
Even if the meetups can’t happen, we could pull some strings to make sure a couple of luxury cars are made available for the shoot.
3. Night Scene in KL
Of course, popping bottles is another must-have element of a hip-hop music video.
Well, we just happen to have some really good ones here. Our recommendation?
Zouk Club in Kuala Lumpur. We’ll let the visual’s speak for themselves!
And if this doesn’t do the trick, we have other options too.
Fuze Club, also in Kuala Lumpur
Or if you’re looking for a bar with a magical feel and want to be dancing to a backdrop of an 80’s fantasy movie, look no further than the Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur at TREC!
The design is based on a fairy tale book known as The Iron Fairies. Its décor is cast iron themed with intricate mouldings and accents creating a dark, den-like vibe while also being spectacular in its detail. With the ceiling being lined with close to two million tiny glass bottles of fairy dust, this place has no shortage of magic.
Or maybe you’re looking for something a little different but still, want to pop bottles? Then try Elysium Bar & Terrace in the heart of KL.
Again, having the right people on set is something we do very well. We provide production staffing services along with getting the right equipment.
We also do what any other casting agency does in Malaysia, if not better. Considering we have a talent database that spans region-wide and our over 20 years of production support experience.
This is what we got from the hashtag #encoremelaka on Instagram.
All these shots are at the same place (https://www.ordinaryreviews.com/2018/08/24/encore-melaka/), just a few steps away from each point.
A 2-hour drive away from the city, Encore is located in Melaka, the state which has a UNESCO site of its own minutes away from the location.
A great choice for a fresh perspective on a Hip-Hop music video.
Scouting and films locations service in Malaysia? Not a problem for us.
We will find a spot no matter the request. The highly specialized technical crew that we have onboard with exceptional insights can and will find a spot that you need.
Of course, this is all dependent upon budget and timeline restrictions.
5. Umbrella-filled Streets
Visually vibrant shots are an uncompromising cornerstone of hip hop music videos.
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Petaling Street, Malaysia
We also provide film equipment rental services which house both old and new equipment that has accomplished shoots with award-winning commercials.
Getting those eye-dazzling scenes that pack a punch onto contemporary viewers is something we can do.
We also have plenty of amazing streets that can get you those Chinatown shots. These are just a handful in Penang Island, Malaysia.
Armenian Street, Pinang
Lebuh Chulia, Pinang
And this is one of the streets in Georgetown, Pinang.
Bonus Location: Pasar Seni
If you don’t feel like travelling too far from the city after your flight, we have similar locations right here in Kuala Lumpur too.
Source: Instagram, account name @salomedasss
Also, in Pasar Seni,
To be honest, these locations are merely the tip of the iceberg.
Just reach out for a pre-kick-off consultation from us (not something many production houses do in Malaysia). And we will immediately get started on scouting the right locations and figuring the logistics right.
Also, not forgetting the sourcing of the required staff needed and putting out a casting call for the right people that suits your needs.
Hit us up right now, and we can get started on your music video!