IMS Engage will return to Los Angeles for it's third consecutive year on April 15, taking place at the W Hotel, Hollywood. The summit focuses on pairing icons and innovators from the worlds of finance, technology, music, and media, to address the ever growing influence of electronic music.
One of the first conversation pairings announced included Detroit born, techno trailblazer, Seth Troxler in conversation with hip-hop icon and Public Enemy co-founder, Chuck D. The pairing of these two outspoken artists is sure to spark some intelligent, engaging, and without a doubt, humorous debate. Troxler, who famously called Steve Aoki a c*nt at the 2014 IMS in Ibiza, never holds back and will be an exciting pairing with the hip-hop icon, "I am truly honored to be given a chance to sit down in conversation at IMS LA with Chuck D, one of the true pioneers, innovators and rebels of the hip-hop movement,” said Troxler. “Back in the day artists like Chuck D had the balls and vision to thrust hip hop into the political domain and form a bridge between music and politics that I personally feel very strongly about. It's going to be an interesting debate and I look forward to seeing my Dad Sherman sitting front-row as he's a huge Public Enemy fan!"
After it's previous two years, IMS Engage has emerged as a key event in the North American music industry calendar with this years summit increasing to 350 delegates. Tickets are starting at $220 and are available from the IMS website here.