Available Now for Download Exclusively on Beatport, W’s First-Ever EP Introduces Six International Rising DJ/Producers to Music Lovers around the World
From the seventh annual International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza, W Hotels Worldwide, and burn®, The Coca-Cola Company’s globally leading energy drink, today announced the launch of their joint label’s first-ever music release. The debut EP showcases original work from the six emerging DJ/Producers who were selected to participate in last year’s W Hotels & burn DJ Lab program. Launching today, music fans around the world can download the DJ Lab EP exclusively on Beatport.
“W Hotels has long had a passion for supporting emerging music talent, and for the first time ever, music lovers around the world can experience the newest cutting-edge sounds emerging from the DJ Lab,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection. “From the beaches of Koh Samui, where this year’s Lab took place, to the sound systems and personal devices of our guests and loyalists, W, together with burn and the program’s premier music mentors, is able to further showcase these rising DJs to a truly global audience.”
DROP THE BEAT: OFFICIAL DJ LAB EP HITS BEATPORT
This year’s class of international rising DJ/Producers worked closely with W Hotels & burn DJ Lab industry mentors including Michaelangelo L’Acqua, W Hotels Global Music Director; Paul Oakenfold, original pioneer of DJ culture and world-renowned record producer/DJ; DJ White Shadow, two-time Grammy nominated producer, composer and instrumentalist for Lady Gaga; James Lavelle, A&R label boss, recording artist and DJ; and Andy Caldwell, two-time Grammy nominated DJ producer, to create original tracks for the official DJ Lab EP, developed in collaboration with Popshop Agency. The tracks include :
•See Me Through by Parvenu (Damian Boylan &Jonathan Daltrey), Hong Kong – Co-produced by Parvenu and DJ White Shadow; vocals by Vula Malinga.
•Just In by Share (Adam Share), Los Angeles, United States—produced by Share.
•That’s the One by Sezer Uysal, Turkey—produced by Sezer Uysal.
•Fix Me by T.A.T. (Tatiana de Leon), Mexico – produced by T.A.T and James Lavelle; vocals by T.A.T.
•Teacher by Vonda7 (Sylwia Kubicka), Germany – produced by Vonda7; Co-produced by Andy Caldwell.
•Realm of Senses by Wendy Bailey (Wendy Bailey), Republic of Korea – produced by Wendy Bailey; mixed and mastered by Ritche Tune.
LIVE IN IBIZA: DJ/PRODUCERS SPIN INTO THE WORLD’S LEADING ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC SUMMIT
With all six W Hotels & burn DJ Lab DJ/Producers at The Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS), W celebrates its fifth year of partnership with the three-day dance music conference presented by dance music legend Pete Tong.
To kick off the multi-day EP launch, W Hotels & burn DJ Lab DJ T.A.T. will spin at Dalt Villa, one of the world’s leading dance music venues, on Thursday, May 22. Other artists hitting the island decks include Steve Angello, Pretty Lights, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, and more. On Friday, May 22, Michaelangelo L’Acqua and program mentor DJ White Shadow will join a panel to discuss the importance of mentorship and education for rising music talent. Immediately following, all conference attendees and performers will be invited to the exclusive annual IMS Ibiza closing party and official DJ Lab EP release, where all six DJ Lab DJ/Producers will debut their tracks.
“What burn and W Hotels do to support rising talent performers is a wonderful thing,” said DJ White Shadow. “I had a great experience sharing my knowledge and understanding of this community with the DJs in Koh Samui and am excited to see how much they’ve grown since we left them in September. I have no doubt the EP will be a monumental step in further enhancing their careers.”
To download the W Hotels & burn DJ Lab EP, please visit Beatport and check out whotels.tumblr.com, www.whotels.com/music and the W Hotels iPhone app for more DJ Lab scoop. Follow @WHotels and @burn on Twitter and Instagram using #WMUSIC.