GUY GERBER ‘IN CONVERSATION’ WITH SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS, BEATPORT 50% DISCOUNT


10 April 2014

IMS ENGAGE ANNOUNCES GUY GERBER ‘IN COVERSATION’

WITH SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS

Exclusive Discussion Of Their Forthcoming ‘11 11’ Album Project

April 16 at W Hollywood

Additional CONVERSATIONS Include

DAVID LYNCH WITH MOBY

HANS ZIMMER WITH JUNKIE XL

PETE TONG WITH GIORGIO MORODER

IMS Engage next pairing is Israeli DJ/producer, Guy Gerber, and music icon and mogul, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, will join IMS Engage in conversation on April 16 at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The pairing of Guy Gerber and Diddy is particularly timely, as the unlikely duo, are set to release the long-anticipated underground house and techno album project ‘11 11’ next month. IMS Engage will host their exclusive conversation and shed new light on the mysterious project that has had industry tongues wagging throughout its four years of development.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is no stranger to electronic music, indeed he was one of the first hip-hop artists to embrace dance music, and has been making annual pilgrimages to Ibiza’s DC10 and Miami’s WMC for over 10 years. He has recorded electronic records with dance icons like Felix da Housecat, DJ Hell and Erick Morillo and released the much venerated album, ‘Last Train To Paris’.

Diddy’s partnership with Guy Gerber on ‘11 11’ was conceived four years ago, it’s fitting that the pair have chosen now to release this ambitious and surprising project. A journey through underground dance music, ‘11 11’ is a bold artistic statement at at a time when electronic music is being derided for its simplicity and commercialism, even as it grows ever more popular.

Guy Gerber is one of dance music’s most singular talents. Born in Israel, his emotive take on house and techno propelled him onto the world stage. Last year his subversive Wisdom Of The Glove residency at Pacha became one of the talking points of the Ibiza season, and he has since added residencies at Story in Miami and Marquee in NYC. His label Supplement Facts continues to demand attention for its impeccably off-kilter take on electronic music, and his new label, Rumors, launched with a collaborative track between Gerber and Dixon, promises to be an exhilarating new creative outlet.

Gerber and Diddy will join a “who’s who” of the film and music communities at this years’ IMS Engage, including Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL and Giorgio Moroder. Past participants with IMS Engage have included hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey, renowned music manager Troy Carter, the founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom and musicians Skillrex and Diplo.

This year's IMS Engage series has been expanded to include 350 delegates. Tickets start at $320 and are available via ticket link at: https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ims-engage/delegate-badges

IMS also announces its continued partnership with W Hotels Worldwide, marking the second consecutive year that the trade- and consumer-based electronic music conference is being held at W Hollywood. W, a longtime supporter of emerging talent with an unrivaled passion for music, will also be an official partner of the seventh annual Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) in late May. This partnership with IMS marks the latest evolution of the W brand’s robust music programming which, over the years, has included the appointment of the brand’s Global Musical Director, Michaelangelo L’Acqua in 2009 (an industry first); a DJ “boot camp” for emerging DJs called W Hotels & burn DJ Lab, the most recent of which took place at W Bangkok and W Koh Samui last summer; a live music series, W MUSIC (formerly Symmetry Live), which has included recent performances by Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Foxes; and a highly popular app which features hours of curated playlists. Pioneer are the lead partner in the event overall.

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Beatport Label Mixer & Welcome Party at IMS Engage

April 15, 6-8pm

W Hotel, Hollywood

Join Beatport & IMS Engage for a drink at The W Hollywood on the evening before the summit begins. Meet the team from Beatport, mingle with local labels and fellow IMS Engage delegates, and hear about Beatport and parent company SFX Entertainment initiatives. Complimentary wine & beer from 6-8pm in the lobby of the Great Room. Open to all IMS Engage delegates. Beatport labels get 50% off registration – simply email ims-label@beatport.com for more info.