Late superstar additions!
With the IMS now less than ten days away, the 2012 edition of the Ibiza International Music Summit has just added another huge guest to an already impressive line-up, with WILL.I.AM now confirmed for a keynote interview. Joining artists such as Nile Rodgers (CHIC), Diplo, Luciano, Carl Cox, Professor Green, Locodice and Paul Oakenfold, the Black Eyed Peas star will be yet another big draw to what´s set to be the most in-depth, star-studded summit yet.
A huge fan of dance music, Will added his own full DJ performances into the middle of his live performances with BEP, setting an example of the modern day pop star embracing electronic music principles, technology, sounds and culture. One of the key people behind www.dipdive.com, Will (alongside his good friend David Guetta - they first met at Pacha, Ibiza) is one of the major reasons why dance music is now the biggest it´s ever been in the global mainstream. Here is your chance to hear his personal journey to the present - and his plans for the future. Will will also DJ at the IMS event on May 24 with David Guetta at the World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila. He joins Guetta, Diplo, Paul Oakenfold, Minx and Goldfish live.
Will.I.am said on dance culture recently: "hip-hop culture doesn’t feel alive like dance culture feels. And this dance culture actually feels more like hip-hop than what they’re saying hip-hop is. This dance culture actually is the sprit of what hip-hop is — it just has a different title. But because hip-hop went in this other direction of gun-toting and drug-slinging, all the other stuff – entertainment, fun, the concept of music and hearing beats and inspirations and fusion and collaboration – they forgot that this is hip-hop. So I was like, hip-hop is dead. Fuck this shit, I’m going here.”
WITH YET ANOTHER COUP.. IMS can also now announce that the legendary Danny Tenaglia will be connecting live from NYC to Ibiza, with the DJ icon joining us via video link-up to discuss his recent decision to step back from the world of DJing. A hero to many, this will be another fascinating insight into the life of a DJ who´s experienced it all. He will be interviewed live from his Manhattan loft.
AND YET ANOTHER COUP.. Producer legend and electronic pioneer Giorgio Moroder will also join the event in person. Moroder inspired so many of the first and second wave of dance music artists – here he comes to Ibiza to explain his history and where he goes to from here.
Taking place at the impressive 5* Ibiza Gran Hotel for the third year running, the Ibiza International Music Summit will be the number one destination for anyone working (or keen to learn more about) electronic music and the business behind it. With guest speakers flying in from all across the world to attend the three-day summit, as well as many surrounding events and parties - the Gran Finale Festival at Dalt Vila is a key event for the summer season - now is your time to book you ticket.