Pete Tong’s International Music Summit took over the W Hollywood Hotel for 5th annual IMS Engage event in April. This lighter version of the IMS Ibiza conferences features fireside chat conversations between some of the biggest names in music. 2015’s event included discussions between a host of industry heavyweights – Lyor Cohen/Jake Udell, Chuck D/Seth Troxler, Kaskade/Stuart Price, Jason Strauss/David Grutman, and Quincy Jones/Pete Tong. IMS has kindly shared the keynote conversations for those who didn’t have the chance to attend. Check them out below.
Former deep house star now major EDM DJ/producer Kaskade in conversation with Grammy-winning producer and man of many guises, Stuart Price.
Jason Strauss, partner at Vegas’ TAO Group (Tao, Marquee, LAVO) joined David Grutman of Miami’s LIV and Story Nightclubs for an interesting conversation about the ins and outs of club ownership and the state of American nightlife.
The seasoned Warner Music Group and Def Jam label mogul, Lyor Cohen, joined in conversation with Jake Udell, the young power player and manager behind one of electronic music’s most talked about artists, ZHU.
Legendary producer Quincy Jones sat down with IMS founder and legend in his own right, Pete Tong. The 60-minute conversation covered Jones’s experiences working with Michael Jackson and Ray Charles, his opinion on present day DJs/producers, and dance music’s ability to survive through the years.
Love him or hate him, outspoken DJ/producer Seth Troxler took on the opportunity to sit down with the iconic MC and activist Chuck D. Embedding wasn’t enabled for some reason for the video so check that one out here.