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Day 2 At IMS



Yesterday saw day two of this years International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza get underway wherein the movers and the shakers in the electronic music industry met up upon the White Isle to plan the summer ahead and beyond. But what exactly is IMS other than one big party? Well we give you the rundown of yesterdays key moments as they happened-

Here’s day 2 in quotes:

As always the talented Nile Rodgers delivered as his excellent collaboration with Eats Everything for this years IMS anthem was met with acclaim and will now be auctioned off next week!

Great reaction from everyone as Pete Tong drops the new IMS Ibiza anthem by Eats Everything & Nile Rodgers! Exclusively revealed today.”– IMS 

The IMS Anthem will officially be auctioned off next week due to delegate demand” – IMS

Then when asked about his feelings on being sampled and upcoming work with EDM superstar Avicii Nile went on to reveal all stating: 

Q. How do you feel about people sampling your albums? Nile Rodgers “I love it…..”

“He’s one of my favourite songwriting partners I’ve had in a long time” Nile Rodgers on Avicii

Later in the day veteran superstar DJ Fatboy Slim took to the stage to deliver a key note speech and shot straight from the hip on “EDM” and commercialism:

We all benefit, so we can’t be sniffly about it”

Before questioning the importance of social media in the industry which seems to have become a running theme at this years summit

I’m not sold on social media. I come from a generation that doesn’t communicate like that.

Before younger stars gave their advice on breaking through in the industry with anthem collaborator Eats Everything advising aspiring artists to be persistent and determined.

Be persistent. If your music is good, keep forcing it on people until they take notice.”

With David August adding

“Once you break through into the industry, then you are in. It’s up to you how far you go…”

Before the social responsibility of the scene was looked at in detail with Paul Van Dyk advocating the use of musicians influence for good and charitiable works as in his work with the Akanksha Foundation.

And the release of a new politicized album

Politics of Dancing 3 will be all my own tracks with plenty of collaborations.”

Which was also suggested by Valentino Barrioseta who said

Kids will listen more to Skrillex than Obama. Artists have a huge amount of influence.”

So there you have it. Day 2 in quotes. Do you think the underground scene is too snobby towards the rise of EDM? Should electronic do more politically? Is there anything Nile Rodgers can’t do? He even beats us at connect 4…

Check out the video of yesterdays action below –


Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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