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W.A.R! 2014 at Ibiza Rocks first announcements

January 28th, 2014

warThe first artists for this years 16 week season of We Are Rockstars! at Ibiza Rocks Hotel have been announced.

6 MASSIVE SHOWS FROM EXAMPLE & DJ WIRE AND
4 HEADLINE SHOWS FROM ZANE LOWE INCLUDING THE OPENING PARTIES
WITH GORGON CITY & JAVEON

PLUS REDLIGHT, DJ EZ, MS DYNAMITE

Zane will play multiple shows throughout the summer and joining the UK’s master of new music for an Opening Party to remember will be rising stars and Rocks favourites Gorgon City.

Joining the opening party line up is another of the UK’s premier rising talents Javeon. Fusing R&B, dance and pop styles in his own tracks including debut single ‘Give it Up’ and collaborating with the likes of MNEK and Julio Bashmore, big things lie ahead for Javeon.

Week two will see DJ, remixer and producer extraordinaire Redlight take to the poolside stage. Counting the likes of Skream, Toddla T, Jack Beats, Goldie, Carl Cox, Pete Tong and Annie Mac among his fans, Redlight has mastered the very fine art of crossing over into the mainstream with huge hits including ‘Lost in Your Love’ and ‘Get Out My Head’ whilst retaining his roots and credibility within the underground electronic scene, hosting his own show on Rinse FM and releasing vinyl-only, rhythm-driven dance music by himself and close contemporaries on his own label Lobster Boy.

warJoining Redlight for these massive shows is a true legend of the UK dance music scene, DJ EZ.  From his huge ‘Pure Garage’ compilations to his pioneering show on Kiss FM (just celebrating its 14th anniversary) DJ EZ is a true trailblazer of an original UK sound.  His knock out set for Boiler Room in 2012 was a seminal moment in Garage music history and reaffirmed his achievements of the past as well as confirming the sounds relevance in the current UK dance music scene.

Back in Ibiza by popular demand is another original talent, the UK’s very own Ms Dynamite. Following a stunning set at W.A.R! last year and a new EP featuring her infectious Drum & Bass and reggae fused track with Shy FX ‘Cloud 9’, Ms Dynamite has gone back to her roots and is paving the way for a new era of retro-futuristic reggae. Fans can expect fresh material as well as all the huge hits that made Ms Dynamite one of the most influential, successful and award winning British solo artists of the last decade.

Having provided many of the standout moments of the summer during their residency at the Rocks Hotels last year, W.A.R! will proudly welcome back Example & DJ Wire for six incredible high-energy shows across the islands. As a long-standing friend and performer of Rocks, Example was key in launching W.A.R! in 2012 and his shows with DJ Wire have since upped the energy and the ante, making the Rocks stage a home from home under the sweet Balearic stars.

W.A.R! – EVERY FRIDAY AT IBIZA ROCKS HOTEL – CONFIRMED SO FAR:

06/06 – OPENING PARTY WITH ZANE LOWE | GORGON CITY | JAVEON
13/06 – REDLIGHT | DJ EZ | MS.DYNAMITE
27/06 – EXAMPLE & DJ WIRE
25/07 – EXAMPLE & DJ WIRE
15/08 – ZANE LOWE
22/08 – EXAMPLE & DJ WIRE

Tickets and hotel packages available now at www.ibizarocks.com

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Ibiza International Music Summit 2014 moves to new Hard Rock Hotel

January 23rd, 2014

IMS at Atzaro 2008It’s been quite a journey from those early days of the IMS back in 2008 when it was held at Atzaro in the North. In the meantime it’s gone through a couple of venue changes, Palladium in Santa Eulalia and the past few years at the Gran Hotel in Ibiza Town.

This year they are moving base to the new Hard Rock Hotel which opens May 18th 2014 in Playa den Bossa, next to Ushuaia Towers.

It may seem a surprising move given the name of the new hotel but with the background alliance between  Ushuaia, Hard Rock Hotel and the Palladium Hotel group it shouldnt actually be that surprising – indeed it makes absolutely complete sense to have a music conference in what is billed to be a “music hotel”.

International Music Summit, one of the world’s most important and influential music industry gatherings, is moving to a new home for its seventh annual conference and taking electronic music delegates and industry executives to Ibiza’s hotly anticipated newcomer, the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.

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hard rock hotel ibizaThe summit, which has earned a reputation as ‘the TED of music conferences’, will bring together the genre’s most important and influential decision makers. Leading thinkers, futurists, trailblazers, artists, global brands and technology pioneers will debate, announce and explain new initiatives and strategies.

Alongside the deep thinking seminars, the most creative minds in music will unveil new music, strategies, apps and even create the summit’s own anthem while some of the newest breakthrough artists will be showcased. The event will also host the IMS Legends Dinner, in honour of a leading artist who has shaped the genre continually.

 

IMS partner Ben Turner states:

hard rock hotel ibizaIMS was created so people can debate and be inspired about the future of a technology-driven genre of music, so inevitably our host venue needs to move with the times also.

This is a major opportunity for us to create a new home as we expand with the genre and with the ambitions of our delegates. We are impressed with the work of the Hard Rock group and feel we are in good hands. The irony of the history and name of the hotel is not lost on us – this is a true reflection of how our music is seeping into mainstream culture worldwide and continuing to break down barriers of entry.

Corporate Director of sales and marketing at Palladium Hotel Group, behind Hard Rock Hotel, Juan Jose Calvo says:

We are delighted that the International Music Summit Ibiza has decided to celebrate its annual event at the new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.

With music being one of the most important aspects of our new hotel, there is a natural compatibility between IMS and Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.

The new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will comprise of two buildings joined by a completely re-modelled lobby and a multifunctional space that will include a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Staying true to its musical heritage, the hotel will also feature live music performances by internationally renowned groups, complementing the Ibiza scene, a place of pilgrimage for international artists.

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Ibiza Rocks Summer 2014 Official Trailer

January 21st, 2014

This years Ibiza Rocks teaser video is now out.

This years season kicks on 4th June with Haim and the the 1975 the following week on the 11th June – Ibiza Rocks opening details

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