It goes without saying that the International Music Summit has become one of the most important dance music events worldwide. Alongside its US and Dutch equivalents the Miami Winter Conference and Amsterdam Dance Event, IMS provides essential insight into the technical and business side of the music industry over three days of conference, together with unparalleled networking opportunities with key players in an intimate, laid back context. Last year our burn studios residency contestants kicked off their Ibiza experience rubbing shoulders with the likes of Luciano, Carl Cox and IMS-founder himself, the legendary BBC Radio 1 jock Pete Tong. And this year’s finalists are set to do the same.
After three days of conference and nights spotted with parties and music showcases, IMS rounds up the weekend with a Grand Finale at Dalt Vila on 24th May—officially inaugurating another While Isle season. To mark its sixth year, the 2013 edition boasts a premier line up with headline sets from Cocoon founder Sven Väth, Scuba and burn residency mentor Solomun. London’s leading lady of house Maya Jane Coles completes the DJ bill, with live slots coming in from the one and only ‘Coma Cat’, Tensnake, and Le Carousel, Belfast DJ/Producer Phil Kieran’s brand new band project.
As a UNESECO World Heritage site, the Dalt Vila is one of the most stunning settings on a idyllic location pegged as the Mecca for electronic music, with some of the best clubs and venues in the world. The IMS Grande Finale is a unique experience, and an undisputed highlight of a diamond-studded season of parties. It’s an honour to be invited once again to take part in festivities, 2013 burn studios residency candidates are certainly in for a treat. More information on all events on the IMS website.
Full Grand Finale lineup:
Maya Jane Coles