International Music Summit (IMS) announces their highly anticipated annual IMS Dalt Vila event in the world’s number one dance music destination, Ibiza. Widely regarded as the starting point of the summer season, the event brings together a unique collection of diverse and exciting DJ talent, both rising and established names who are trailblazing on the international electronic music scene.
Presented in partnership with Pioneer DJ and YouTube, the seven-hour musical celebration marks the closing of the 14th edition of the three-day summit and flagship event of IMS Ibiza 2023.
This unmissable event is held in the old town of Ibiza at the historic 2,500 year-old former fort and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dalt Vila, providing spectacular views of the Catedral de Eivissa with panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea.
The IMS Dalt Vila 2023 line-up showcases extraordinary talent with a headline performance by one of the most successful and influential dance acts in music today, the multi-platinum DJ and production duo Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala, better known as CamelPhat. The GRAMMY and Ivor Novello-nominated duo from Liverpool enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the dance music world since breaking through with global hit ‘Cola‘ in 2017. They have continued to evolve their sound, releasing a slew of hits, and becoming one of Beatport’s biggest-selling artists of all time.
Also performing is ANNA, the Brazilian born techno producer and DJ supremo. A skilled and accomplished selector, her performances are always energetic, engaging and captivating. ANNA’s gigs at the legendary Warung Beach Club, D-Edge and Time Warp Brazil in her home country are the stuff of legend. She just announced a new ambient project with Mercury KX / Decca / Universal.
Kölsch, the Danish Kompakt label boss, DJ and producer has rewritten the rulebook of techno production over his two-decade long career will perform back to back with IMS co-host, BBC Radio 1 DJ and broadcaster and iconic figurehead of dance music Pete Tong (MBE).
The pedigree of names continues featuring Drumcode aficionado Ida Engberg back to back with one of the most recognisable and respected seminal DJs of our time Marshall Jefferson, an original innovator in Chicago house and a founding father of house music as it is known today. Marshall was a central figure in the development of the Chicago house scene, Acid and Deep House movements and produced seminal house anthems including ‘Move Your Body‘ which influenced a generation of music makers. Ida has carved herself a career as a DJ/Producer through relentless hard work and passion. Now an internationally recognized talent whose taste for stripped back, sweat-on-the-ceiling techno and her discerning ear for deep house.
For the first time at IMS Dalt Vila two generations of DJs unite as the father-daughter pairing of Layla Benitez and Jellybean Benitez perform back to back. Jellybean Benitez hung out at Studio 54 and worked with some of the world’s most influential artists, including Madonna and Whitney Houston. He will be joined by his daughter Layla who has taken influence from his sound, building in an admiration for classic and cutting-edge melodies, channeling an eclectic mix of deep house, world harmonies and soul sounds.
To complete the unique line up, IMS Ibiza co-host Jaguar will go back to back with emerging talent TAAHLIAH. Jaguar is amongst the new guard of young talent steering UK dance music towards brighter waters. She’s a next-gen tastemaker instigating change through projects such as UTOPIA and The Jaguar Foundation.
She will be joined by TAAHLIAH, an ascending DJ & Producer from Glasgow who has made her name in the underground queer club scenes of Berlin & Glasgow. Crystallising a new dawn in electronic music, TAAHLIAH constantly seems to challenge the idea that fun and experimental are antonyms. Nothing expresses that better than her viral Boiler Room where mainstream EDM & the sharpest edge of contemporary electronic music cohabit on a tracklist that reads like a manifesto for dance music’s future.
Opening the event will be the winner of the Pete Tong DJ Academy Future Talent Awards, an initiative to celebrate the promising upcoming DJ talent from around the world.
IMS Dalt Vila is an extraordinary, unmissable event, providing an unforgettable moment to dance under the stars and kick off the summer season in Ibiza.