Archive for January, 2011

International Music Summit 2011, Ibiza

January 25th, 2011

“IMS is electronica’s equivalent to the TED conference – a hub for the world’s leaders and thinkers in dance music”

International Music Summit 2011, Ibiza IMS returns to Ibiza Gran Hotel and Dalt Vila in Ibiza for the fourth year, building on the great success of 2010’s summit that confirmed its role as the leading event for professionals in electronic music.

Created by a team including BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, IMS is a unique annual experience in Ibiza, combining an innovating and refreshing business-focused daytime schedule set across three days and the IMS Grand Finale Festival at the stunning at the Dalt Vila UNESCO World Heritage site.

IMS 2011 have announced the first speakers for this year’s International Music Summit (IMS: 2011). The scene is set for what promises to be the most exciting, informative and inspirational IMS yet. With Ibiza’s leading 5* Ibiza Gran Hotel once again the location for the daytime conferences, the IMS have upped the ante in the evenings with an expanded Dalt Vila experience and a first ever IMS Opening Party at Pacha on Wednesday 25th May. With last year’s amazing open-air Dalt Villa event including DJ sets from Pete Tong, Mark Ronson, Sasha, Skream and a live set from Buraka Som Sistema and David E Sugar, you can expect even more music and mayhem than before.

As well as Ibiza, IMS will also be taking to America for the first time as Ben Turner, co-director of IMS explains:IMS is moving up a gear with a special event in Miami to amplify our work to the North American market, plus a whole host of additions and more parties in Ibiza to help inject a little mayhem to the proceedings. IMS will not veer away from the ‘Back to Business‘ ethos but electronic music has never been more prosperous and we want to showcase the amazing innovations in music, technology and promoters and festivals from around the world.”


imsIMS is honoured to have Daniel Miller from Mute Records as their Keynote Interview in 2011. The man who signed Depeche Mode, Moby and Richie Hawtin (amongst many others) has been invited to the IMS every year so far and now that he’s become and independent again, it feels like the right time for his story. In another major coup for IMS, it will be Richie Hawtin who interviews Miller.

Richie will also feature at IMS discussing his plans to make dance music greener, in conjunction with Alison Tickell from Julie’s Bicycle plus leading electronic music agents.

In addition, in the year that dance music has exploded onto daytime radio all over the world, the BBC’s ‘Head of Music’ George Ergatoudis will face the industry about his decisions, which arguably make him the most influential man in worldwide radio for electronic music labels. As well as speaking, Ergatoudis has agreed to a “speed pitching session” where delegates will have four minutes to sell their music to him.

IMS has also invited one of the world’s most powerful and most highly respected music agents to speak. David Levy was possibly the first ever DJ agent, and now with William Morris Endeavor, the company have a huge market share within the genre worldwide. Levy is uncompromising and has a vision and an overview for the global scene like few others. Elsewhere, the inspirational character that is Emmanuel du Buretel, the head of Because Music in France, will talk about his business interests that span way beyond simply releasing music. Emmanuel is one of the most respected label bosses in the world, and from France has a special approach to music and artist relations.

imsOther key speakers are Amy Thomson from CMO Management who has taken the Swedish House Mafia from Sweden to the top of the charts worldwide as both manager and agent. Also Jho Oakley who has taken drum n bass producers Chase & Status and Pendulum from underground clubs to writing records for the likes of Rihanna and beyond. Also included are speakers from Nokia and National Geographic, who have a new approach to music.

With those guests and so many more currently being confirmed for IMS: 2011, it’s safe to say that alongside all the evening entertainment, the IMS is still fully focused on setting the agenda for the future of the industry. It’s time to get Back to Business.

Pete Tong states: “We are very proud to announce the first stage of our conference line up for the 4th International Music Summit in Ibiza. Once again we are privileged to welcome an incredibly diverse array of brilliant guest speakers including the legendary founder of Mute Records Daniel Miller, Jho Oakley manager of Chase & Statusand George Ergatoudis head of music at BBC Radio 1. I’m sure this event will continue to make a major contribution to the debate on the future of electronic music entertainment around the world.”


  • Keynote Interview – Daniel Miller (Mute, Label, chairman / founder). Interviewed by Richie Hawtin
  • Keynote Interview – George Ergatoudis (BBC Radio 1, Head of Music)
  • Keynote Interview – Emmanuel du Buretel (Because, Label; founder)
  • Keynote Interview – David Levy (William Morris Endeavor, agent)
  • Everything’s Gone Green: Richie Hawtin (M-nus, artist)
  • Who The Fuck Is… Paul Kalkbrenner? (artist)
  • Sasha (artist)
  • imsJamie Jones (Hot Natured / Crosstown Rebels, artist)
  • Nervo (artists)
  • Theo Gupta (Nokia, Global Music Partnerships Manager, brands)
  • Jeffrey B. Clyburn (National Geographic Music, Vice President)
  • Liz Gallacher (Velvet-Ears, music supervisor)
  • Jason Alexander (Hit The Ground Running / Curators, music supervisor)
  • Rudy Chung (Hit The Ground Running / Curators, music supervisor)
  • Amy Thomson (CMO Management, manager; Swedish House Mafia)
  • Alison Tickell (Julie’s Bicycle, climate change coalition, director)
  • Mark Gillespie (Three Six Zero Group, manager)
  • Jho Oakley (Jho Management, manager; Pendulum & Chase & Status)
  • Shamal Ranasinghe (Top Spin Media, digital marketing, co-founder)
  • Nikita Marshunok (kaZantip, festival Ukraine, promoter)
  • Ted Cohen (TAG Strategic, digital, founder)
  • Jason Bentley (KCRW, broadcaster / DJ)
  • Gary Richards (Hard / Hardfest, festival Los Angeles, promoter)
  • Katrin Schlotfeldt (Clonk, agent)
  • Kim Benjamin (Kimco Entertainment, agent)
  • Tom Windish (Windish Agency, agent, founder)
  • Tom Kiel (Universal Germany, label, A&R)


  • IMS to reveal Electronic Music Industry Power Players list at Miami event
  • IMS Legends Dinner at IMS Ibiza. A celebration of one person’s milestone
  • Speed Networking with all IMS speakers outside of main delegation room
  • Speed Pitching with BBC Radio 1’s Head of Music – George Ergatoudis
  • Booking United summit meeting to take place during IMS Ibiza
  • First ever IMS Opening Party at Pacha on Wed May 25
  • Expansion of IMS events at Dalt Vila – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • First official IMS pool party to take place at Ibiza Town hotel
  • Introduction of ‘Question Time’ format. Panel of experts debate the scene
  • Wider range of hotel packages available. More hotels, more choice


  • Records. Meet Team Swedish House Mafia
  • Labels. Survival of the Fittest: Labels of Love
  • Publishers: They’re Just a Bunch of *ankers, aren’t they?
  • Festivals. Kazantip – A New Dance Music Republic
  • Social Media. The Twittering Classes: Social Media Etiquette
  • Global. Las Vegas: The first real Ibiza Alternative?
  • Global. Brasil: The New North America?
  • Genres. Changing of the Guard: The New Techno Glitteratti
  • Genres. Dubstep Breaks America
  • Agents. Booking United: Berlin agent association revealed
  • Charts. IMS: The DJ Index

Video by our good friend Kevin Palmer at KuschtyRyeProductions

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Tags: , ,
Posted in international music summit | Comments (4)

Alledgely Pete Tong is back to Pacha for Ibiza 2011

January 19th, 2011

The rumours of Pete Tong leaving Eden and returning to Pacha for this summers’ 2011 season have been the rumour mill on Ibiza for awhile now. “Alledgely” it is true….

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Tags: , ,
Posted in ibiza | Comments (1)

Ibiza Rocks 2011 Opening Party with Plan B

January 18th, 2011

ibiza rocks

Ibiza Rocks 2011 announce today that Plan B and BRIT Award nominee will be the first of the bands to play at Ibiza Rocks and Mallorca Rocks at this summers’ 2011 set of gigs. Plan B will kick off Europe’s hottest summer long series of live gigs under the stars, at the opening parties of Mallorca Rocks (Tues 31 May) and Ibiza Rocks (Weds 01 June).

The bands will start on Tuesday’s at Mallorca Rocks before coming across to the ground-breaking Ibiza Rocks Hotel in San Antonio for another umissable gig at Ibiza Rocks, which is making the very most of midweek with an all new Wednesday slot. That’ll be seventeen weekly gigs in Mallorca AND Ibiza. It’s official – the Ibiza Rocks brand is taking over the Balearics.

With the release of his multi-platinum selling second album “The Defamation of Strickland Banks”, Plan B proved he is the ultimate package: a fully-fledged music star totally in touch with a new generation of live music lovers. The multi-talented star from east London has displayed his rap core roots, shown his soulful side and consistently delivered electrifying live performances across the UK. Next month Plan B will wow the crowds at The BRIT Awards before embarking on his first headline arena tour (March 2011) which includes a date at London’s O2 Arena.

Having secured 3 BRIT Award nominations for British Album, British Single and British Male Solo Artist, Plan B is firmly on the A list. With his stunning live set spanning a mix of genres, the dapper lyrical genius will hit the Balearics with a back to back musical feast on Tuesday 31st May (Mallorca Rocks Hotel) and Wednesday 1st June (Ibiza Rocks Hotel).

ibiza rocksibiza rocks

Plan B said: “This is going to be fun. I’ve never been to Ibiza before. I better start working out what I’m going to wear now, it’s going to be hard to make speedo’s work with my suit jacket.”

In addition to Plan B, Ibiza Rocks welcome back resident DJ and rising star, Doorly, plus the supercool Nicola Bear, a team that will take over the decks whilst the weekly crowds tear up the dancefloor at the gigs and after parties.

Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks have teamed up with to offer great value, high frequency flights to both of the Islands, with over 13 flights a week to Ibiza and 26 flights a week to Palma from London, Manchester and Birmingham. Fares start from only £46.99 one way including all taxes and charges and an exclusive £10 flight discount is also available to all Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks music lovers who have booked accommodation direct with Ibiza Rocks at

Another summer of live music is coming and we can’t wait. Click here for a list of all previous blogs and photos of Ibiza Rocks

Our good friends at have produced a great 360 degree panorama of Ibiza Rocks Hotel:

Use the mouse to move around left or right and up and down and mouse wheel to zoom in and out – music is by Burn The Negative who played in 2009

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in ibiza rocks, mallorca rocks 2011, plan b | Comments (2)

Does Ya Mama Know..2011 feels like Heaven, Grial, Ibiza

January 12th, 2011

‘Does Ya Mama Know..2011 feels like Heaven’ winter warming soiree THIS Friday January 14th @ Grial in Ibiza Town from 9pm until late with DJ Nicole Moudaber and friends.

Good girls go to Heaven, bad girls stay in Ibiza… see you on the dance floor!!

** Tune into Ibiza Sonica THIS and every Friday from 12pm until 1pm for the Mitch & John Beach live hour on 95.2fm or online at **
grial, ibiza

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Tags: ,
Posted in grial, ibiza | Comments (1)

Ibiza Rocks 2011

January 9th, 2011

With the opening party details of Ibiza Rocks 2011 coming very very shortly we thought it time to have a look at everything we’ve done and covered on the blog since we started it.

Ibiza Rocks News and our wishlist for Ibiza Rocks 2011 is here: “Ibiza Rocks 2011 news & lineups

ibiza rocksibiza rocks ian brown

Ibiza Rocks 2011 trailer video

Ibiza Rocks win at DJ Awards, 2010 at Pacha
Ibiza Rocks fanzine – Issue 16 – final edition
Ibiza Rocks 2011 news & lineups
The King Blues, Ibiza Rocks closing party – the photos
The Specials, Ibiza Rocks Closing party – the photos
Ibiza Rocks Fanzine – Issue 15
Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks – photos
Sub Focus at Ibiza Rocks – Photos
Ibiza Rocks Fanzine – Issue 14
Delphic at Ibiza Rocks – the photos
Kele at Ibiza Rocks
Florence and the Machine, Ibiza Rocks – the photos
Ibiza Rocks Fanzine – Issue 13
The Drums at Ibiza Rocks – Photos
Ibiza Rocks Fanzine – Issue 12
Ibiza Rocks fanzine – issue 11
Ibiza Rocks fanzine – Radio 1 weekend edition
Ibiza Rocks Fanzine – Issue 9
Ibiza Rocks fanzine issue 8
“Rave Kid” at Ibiza Rocks Prodigy gig
Ibiza Rocks 5th Birthday tonight and a round up…
Maximo Park at Ibiza Rocks – the photos
Everything Everything at Ibiza Rocks – the photos
Ibiza Rocks Fanzine – week 7 – 5th Anniversary edition
Ibiza Rocks Radio with Maximo Park
Ibiza Rocks fanzine – week 6
Calvin Harris at Ibiza Rocks – the photos
Example at Ibiza Rocks – the photos
Diagram of the Heart at Ibiza Rocks – the photos
Ibiza Rocks 2010 weekly fanzine – week 5
Ibiza Rocks 2010 fanzine – Issue 5
Soulwax and Silver Columns at Ibiza Rocks last night
The Courteeners at Ibiza Rocks 2010 last night
The Goldhawks & Toddla T at Ibiza Rocks last night
Ian Brown at Ibiza Rocks – the photos
Ibiza Rocks opening gig with Biffy Clyro tonight
Pete Doherty at Ibiza Rocks Bar – Review pt2
Pete Doherty at Ibiza Rocks Bar Opening
Pete Doherty at Ibiza Rocks Bar 2010 opening party
The flying mouse at Ibiza Rocks
Ibiza Rocks Group/Mallorca Rocks Hotel/Reclaim The Dancefloor Jobs
Diagram Of The Heart to play Ibiza Rocks
Ian Brown added to Ibiza Rocks
New Ibiza Rocks Bar
Ibiza Rocks 2010 more band lineups
The Prodigy to headline Ibiza Rocks and 1st bands announced
Dub-boro & Bigger Than Barry : Ibiza Rocks 2010
Jobs at Ibiza Rocks Hotel 2010
Union vs Ibiza Rocks – June 2010
Ibiza Rocks 2010 – current band wishlist
Assistant Accountant wanted for Ibiza Rocks
Ibiza Rocks 2009 – Staff vote for favourite band
Ibiza Rocks Hotel 2010 promo video
Fashion Brand & Retail Manager wanted for Ibiza Rocks
Ibiza & Ibiza Rocks at the World Travel Market – Photos
Ibiza Rocks Hotel to open in Mallorca
Ibiza Rocks Hotel panorama
Ibiza Rocks shortlisted for best Overseas Festival
Ibiza Rocks 2010 News & Lineups
Ibiza Rocks Nominated For ‘Best Overseas Festival’
Burn The Negative – Road to Ibiza Rocks 2009
The Klaxons – Ibiza Rocks 2009 – photos
The Big Pink – Ibiza Rocks 2009 Closing Party – Photos
Hot Pink Ibiza Rocks
Soulwax – Ibiza Rocks – The Photos
Burn The Negative – Ibiza Rocks – The Photos
Burn The Negative at Ibiza Rocks
Burn The Negative at Ibiza Rocks next Week
MGMT – Ibiza Rocks – “Kids” video from last night
MGMT at Ibiza Rocks tonight – the photos
Vampire Weekend and Miike Snow at Ibiza Rocks last night
Dizzee Rascal – Ibiza Rocks 2009 – the photos
Dizzee Rascal at Ibiza Rocks tonight – some initial photos
random Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks video footage
The Enemy at Ibiza Rocks last night – photos
Reverend And The Makers – Ibiza Rocks – Photos
rev and the enemy at ibiza rocks tonight
Reverend and The Makers at Ibiza Rocks tonight
Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks tonight
South Central at Ibiza Rocks tonight
Ibiza Rocks and Xbox Live
Groove Armada at Ibiza Rocks Tonight – photos etc
Keane at Ibiza Rocks – Video
The Kooks at Ibiza Rocks tonight – the photos
ibiza rocks – the kings blues
Friendly Fires at Ibiza Rocks tonight – the initial photos.
tommy sparks at ibiza rocks
ibiza rocks hotel pre gig
Ting Tings at Ibiza Rocks tonight – the photos
Jordan aka Katie Price at Ibiza Rocks tonight
random ibiza rocks iphone photos
Reverend & The Makers confirmed for Ibiza Rocks
win a weeks holiday to Ibiza Rocks opening party
Calvin Harris to play Ibiza Rocks 2009
Keane to headline Ibiza Rocks 2009
More bands announced for Ibiza Rocks 2009
Ibiza Rocks 2009 video trailer
Ibiza Rocks Hotel 2009 & Ibiza Rocks Bar M diner news
ibiza rocks 2009 – bands announced – the net & twitter response
Ibiza Rocks 2009 – First bands announced
Ibiza Rocks 2009 first band details monday
Ibiza Rocks Twitter feed added
Buy 2009 Ibiza Rocks & Club Tickets online
Ibiza Rocks to do an after party at Eden but no Manumission
Ibiza Rocks location for 2009
Ibiza Rocks 2009 News & Lineups
Ibiza Rocks at World Travel Market
Ibiza Rocks the World Travel Market
XBox Weekender at Ibiza Rocks Hotel
Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks – Closing party review
The calm before the Ibiza Rocks storm
Pendulum at Ibiza Rocks – the closing party
pendulum at ibiza rocks
ibiza rocks closing party soundchecks
Review of The Zutons at Ibiza Rocks
The Zutons at Ibiza Rocks – photos
The Black Kids at Ibiza Rocks – photos
Black Kids at Ibiza Rocks
Soulwax at Ibiza Rocks – review
Soulwax at Ibiza Rocks last night
The Streets at Ibiza Rocks – review
Mike Skinner and The Streets tonight at Ibiza Rocks
Reverend And The Makers from Ibiza Rocks last night
Ibiza Rocks locations for the rest of the summer
The Courteeners and The Automatic at Ibiza Rocks tonight
the automatic at ibiza rocks
Dizzee Rascal photos from Ibiza Rocks tonight
We Are Scientists at Ibiza Rocks tonight
we are scientists at ibiza rocks
Ibiza Rocks back at Ibiza Rocks Hotel tomorrow
The Enemy at Ibiza Rocks tonight
Dizzie Rascal confirmed for Ibiza Rocks
More photos from Ibiza Rocks last night
Fratellis and Ladyhawke at Ibiza Rocks tonight
Ibiza Rocks goes to London with Myspace
More Xbox and Ibiza Rocks Hotel news
Photos and review on tonights Ibiza Rocks gig
The Enemy return to Ibiza Rocks
underground heroes at ibiza rocks
chilling at ibiza rocks hotel
The Zutons added to Ibiza Rocks
Ibiza Rocks opening night review
Ibiza Rocks opening gig photos etc
Rock Night opening party photos from Ibiza Rocks Hotel
Daisy Heartbreaker at Ibiza Rocks Hotel
Underground Heroes at Ibiza Rocks Hotel
The Whip at Ibiza Rocks Hotel
Rock Nights opening party – Ibiza Rocks Hotel
Ibiza Rocks at The San Rafael Hippodrome
Ibiza Rocks Hotel Opening party review
Rock Nights at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel
More Ibiza Rocks Hotel opening party pictures
Ibiza Rocks Hotel opening night – initial pics
zane lowe at ibiza rocks just now
Buy Ibiza Rocks tickets online
Kooks & Kasabian – Latest Ibiza Rocks bands ?
One Night Only added to Ibiza Rocks
Latest band lineups announced for Ibiza Rocks 2008
The Pigeon Detectives to open Ibiza Rocks 2008
Ibiza Rocks & Ibiza Rocks Hotel 2008 news & updates
Ibiza Rocks 2008 news
Ibiza Rocks is a positive image for Ibiza
Ibiza Rocks sponsor local Rugby
The Enemy to open Ibiza Rocks Hotel 2008
Ibiza Rocks Hotel Map
Ibiza Rocks Hotel 2008
Ibiza Rocks the Sunday Times
Ibiza Rocks teaser video from last night
ibiza rocks last night and our birthday
The Fratellis at Ibiza Rocks tonight
Ibiza Rocks meets Club Tropicana
More Ibiza Rocks goings on
Ibiza Rocks moves to Zoo…
Ibiza Rocks – The Streets – What Next ?
Hard-Fi pics from Ibiza Rocks last night
Initial pics from Mika tonight at Ibiza Rocks
Ibiza Rocks changes
Pull Tiger Tail pics before Kasabian tonight at Ibiza Rocks, ibiza
pics from Kasabian at Ibiza Rocks tonight
CSS at Ibiza Rocks tonight
Hungover Stuntmen at Ibiza Rocks tonight
Ibiza Rocks, even in adversity
Simian Mobile Disco have to cancel Ibiza Rocks, Hungover Stuntmen get to play
The Holloways & Vinny Vinny at Ibiza Rocks tonight
More pics from The Rumblestrips & The View at Ibiza Rocks last night
The View at Ibiza Rocks Ibiza tonight
Kaiser Chiefs, The Streets and more added to Ibiza Rocks
Manumission dress rehearsal tonight & new Ibiza Rocks lineups
Holloways added to Ibiza Rocks
Pull Tiger Tail added to Ibiza Rocks
ibiza rocks tickets sort of onsale & press release
Kasabian at Ibiza Rocks is

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Tags: ,
Posted in ibiza rocks | Comments (3)

Kids in Ibiza – January 2011

January 3rd, 2011

Kids in Ibiza events for January 2011:kids in ibiza


di moratto

The sale is on at di moratto: take advantage of up to 50% discount. Di moratto is also open on Saturday afternoon.

8th Jan – Kids day at Musset

Possibly the best situated place for parents when it comes to breakfast and lunch opposite the playground in Santa Gertrudis is having a children’s day.

Els Liliputs workshop

Els Liliputs in San Jordi offers daily workshops for children until the 5th January.

3 Kings – 5th & 6th Jan

The three kings are arriving to nearly every village on the island. Check dates and times when they’ll be knocking on your door.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted in ibiza | Comments (0)