First day of the event over, day two took a little while to get fully into its stride. Plenty of sore heads emerged from the many rooms and villas scattered across the sprawling resort this morning, somewhat understandably, after a night of partying and live music in Tox Club Privé, the hotels on site club (ridiculous, we know). However, once refuelled at breakfast, it didn't take the delegates too long to recover before normal business resumed.
From the outset, today's keynote discussions leaned in heavily on blockchain technology, NFT's and Web3, a relatively new concept providing a novel iteration of the World Wide Web on blockchain platforms. Representatives from some of the biggest brands and organisations in the field, including PIXELYNX, the startup founded by dance icons Richie Hawtin and Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5, The Sandbox, a virtual world in which players can build, own and even monetise their gaming experiences in the Ethereum blockchain, and Zora, a 'universal media registry protocol' that allows content creators to own and share their own NFTs, were on hand to explain the positives and negatives of the technology.
After digesting and not quite fully understanding each of the conversations, the Skiddle team decided it was about time for a break. Heading away from the Destino Resort and up into the hills, we embarked on a journey to the islands supposedly mythical, magnetic and energy dispensing monolith - Es Vedra. After getting lost, down more than one unforgiving dirt track, we eventually arrived at the impressive landmark to be met by cloud cover and intermittent rain. Catching a glimpse of its majesty in a brief break, we took in its splendour and made our way back to the hotel, making it back just in time to catch the Lady in the House takeover at the Shesaid.so space.
Hosted by Laila McKenzie, founder and co-author of Lady of the House, conversations included some of the biggest names in the electronic industry, from BRIT award-winner Becky Hill to up-comer, TSHA, discussing how the industry can further assist in championing females from black and queer communities, as well as the non-binary. In-places very emotional and from start to finish completely engrossing, we were very glad we managed to get back to the venue in time to catch these talks.
Enlightened and moved close to tears, we upped from our positions at the Shesaid.so space to begin our preparations for our own Skiddle social by the main pool. And that's where you'll currently find us, enjoying beverages with some of the talented professionals we've met over the week so far (keep an eye on our socials to see what we're getting up to). If you're at IMS Ibiza and reading this, come drop by and introduce yourself. We don't bite.
Tomorrow marks the final day of the event, with more excellent talks coming from the likes of IMS Pioneer Award recipient, Laurent Garnier and iconic producer, Brian Eno, as well as an EPIC nighttime closing event, featuring a score of massive dance acts, underneath the impressive UNESCO world heritage site, Dalt Vila. Tickets are still available, should you find yourself on Isla Blanca tomorrow, and can be purchased at the bottom of this page.
We'll be back with further updates tomorrow. Speak soon!
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