Day three in the summit suite opened with The Great Annual Ibiza Debate followed by 20 Years of Cocoon with the legendary Sven Väth. The summit closed with Keynotes from Charlotte de Witte and Zane Lowe before heading to the grand-finale at IMS Dalt Vila.
20 Years of Cocoon
Few brands and individuals have shaped electronic music globally in the way Sven Väth’s Cocoon has. The global icon discussed the next 20 years of Cocoon, how they managed to book Kraftwerk for their first Ibiza show and the relationship with the island.
The Palestine Music Scene
IMS Ibiza put spotlight the individuals and organisations that are helping put Palestine on the map whilst identifying the challenges the region faces.
“When Boiler Room came they (police) took all of their equipment for two weeks just to check through the footage. I have birtish, italian friends who can’t come back to the country because they were on the Palistinain side like 5 times. They can ban you for 10 years for no reason.” – SAMA’
Investigating Intersectionality & Curating Balanced Line-Ups
shesaid.so hosted two key panels on the final day of IMS Ibiza focussed on understanding how diversity exists beyond gender.
“I used to be asked what inspiration I used to write my song. Was it my blackness, was it my queerness, my gender? How am I supposed to seperate myself like that?” – Skin
Charlotte de Witte
Charlotte de Witte has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past few years, solidifying her name as one of the best new artists in the techno community. She joined Pete Tong for an intimate discussion that covered her journey in the industry, the male dominated techno scene and her plans for the future.
“I was young and a girl. I had no idea this would be my job. And I didnt feel secure to share my own identity so picking a male identity ‘Raving George’ made me more comfortable. People coming to my show were quite surprised.” – Charlotte de Witte