Will.i.am “Hip-hop is dead”
It’s now less than 7 days until Ibiza’s clubs open their doors, a move that sees the Island transform overnight from a sleepy Spanish enclave to the world’s summer party capital. Spearheading Ibiza’s grand-opening is the International Music Summit, a music conference that attracts the great and the good from the world’s electronic music scene. Combing panels and business meetings with exciting club events: IMS is quickly establishing itself as a must attend event for anyone looking to make moves in the world of EDM. Confirmed speakers already include industry legends the like of Nile Rodgers, Diplo, Paul Oakenfold and Will.i.am – a man whose shift from rap to dance music is defining popular culture.
“Hip-hop culture doesn’t feel alive like dance culture feels” says Will.i.am in a statement about IMS. “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. F*** this s***, I’m going here.”
As you might imagine, the event is not all business without pleasure. There is a selection of music events that form the basis of Ibiza’s first club nights of the year. Taking place in some of the Island’s most legendary spaces, including the glamorous Pacha nightclub and Dalt Vita, one of the Island’s most iconic and ancient landmarks.
Acts performing at these events include David Guetta, Seth Troxler and Azari & III to name only a few
For full info please go to the IMS website: