If there’s one artiste that we’re really excited to see at the Asian extension of the International Music Summit (IMS) this year, it’d definitely have to be Steve Angello. Why? Well, for starters, he’s popular for having been part of the world’s most successful DJ/producer trio, Swedish House Mafia, together with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. By simply having been part of the game-changing team, it propelled the Greek-Swedish DJ/producer and record label owner to fame.
That having said, his repertoire spans beyond just that, considering the fact that he has never been one to hinder under the weight of tribulation. In fact, even long after Swedish House Mafia officially disbanded, Steve’s work continues to chart on Beatport, a fine example of a luminary mafia man’s many hidden talents.
Steve is undeniably a businessman through and throughout. Investing in fresh talent with a familial commitment to his peers, his ability to champion the digital market with wave-upon-wave of enigmatic global talent comes second to none.
Under a host of monikers and set across more than a decade of persistent musical innovation, Steve can still be found relishing in his inexplicable ability to make music that moves the masses. Dealing in goose bumps and unpretentious musical ecstasy at every larger than life outing, he has never lost his appetite for universal success. That hunger is was separates the men from mice and is sure to hold the throne for his ambitious manoeuvres amid Sweden’s tectonically tuned mafia man.
Which brings us back to the very reason why he has been personally handpicked to join the league of artistes and key industry people for the upcoming IMS Asia-Pacific.
In case you haven’t heard, the IMS is a 3-day electronic dance music (EDM) conference that takes place in Ibiza. It became such a booming success that IMS Ibiza has since become an annual fixture (the 2012 summit was held in May). Interestingly, the first IMS in 2008 and was open to only 300 delegates. But in 2009, the number of delegate badges available was increased to 400, and saw the addition exhibition space for 30 companies.
Now in its 7th year, founder Pete Tong describes IMS Ibiza’s annual electronic music conference as “an intense networking environment with the glamour and glitz of my favourite party island of Ibiza, but with a Back to Business ethos and leading into the official Ibiza opening party weekend”.
Fast forward to 2014, IMS continues to pave the way in the electronic music industry. Described by many as “the TED of music conferences”, 3 IMS panels in 2013 were voted in the top 10 electronic music debates of all-time by Beatport. This year, for the first time ever, the world’s most influential electronic music summit will make its way to Asia in Singapore on 11th Dec.
A forum for music technology collaboration and creation, this is where the biggest minds in music come together to create new dance music apps, exclusive remixes, and music technology trials. IMS also showcases opportunities for the newest breakthrough artistes and record labels. And yes, his forum is just one of the many things attendees of the IMS Asia-Pacific should be looking forward to with great anticipation.
Watch the highlights from IMS Ibiza 2014 here:
Deets are as follows:
- Where: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, Singapore
- When: 11th December (Thursday)
- Starts: 12 noon
- Lunch: 2pm – 3:30pm
- Session: 3:30pm – 7pm
- Cocktail party: 7pm – 9pm
- Early Bird Special for the first 100 people S$125 per person
- After Early Bird Special, Normal Badge at S$160
- Late Badge at S$205
- Special IMS + ZoukOut 2014 combo at S$310
* Ticket price includes entry to IMS; buffet lunch; and drinks at cocktail party.
* 50% discount for students in music schools at SAE Institute and Republic Polytechnic.
* IMS delegates enjoy W Singapore – Sentosa Cove special room rate at S$360 per night (9th – 12th December).
Buy tickets and book rooms at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove here.
For more information, visit their official website.