Pet Shop Boys and Yello at IMS Ibiza 2016

You know it’s nearly summer when the buzz starts about the International Music Summit, now in its 9th year on the island and this year being held at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza from 25 to 27 May.

News that will especially appeal to the 80’s generation (such as myself) it’s just been announced that the Pet Shop Boys, namely Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, will make a rare public appearance talking to Pete Tong about their 30 year career and the stories behind their legendary remixes by artists such as David Morales, KLF and Shep Pettibone. 

Also making their IMS debut will be Dieter Meier and Boris Blank also known as “Yello” who have been around for over 35 years and most famously had the smash hit record ‘Yeah’ which has become an iconic track for all sorts of multimedia. 

Ben Turner, IMS Co-Founder and Curator, states: “Pet Shop Boys and Yello are both visionary acts that have taken electronic music worldwide with a pioneering, but populist approach. We’re proud to have Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant, Deiter Meier and Boris Blank all in attendance at IMS Ibiza this year. 2016 showcases our biggest list of artist speakers to date for IMS Ibiza, and in addition, our flagship event will also bring some amazing industry icons to introduce the perspective not often heard in our daily working lives.”

Pet Shop Boys and Yello are joined by Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong, Erick Morillo, Seth Troxler, Dave Haslam, Tale of Us (Carmine Conte & Matteo Milleri), Dubfire,Guy Gerber, Jason Bentley, Gary Richards aka Destructo, Mr C, Nicole Moudaber, B-Traits, Danny Howard, Danny Daze, Benjamin Damage, Francesca Lombardodo who make up an amazing list of “20 Artists for 2016” at this years extravaganza.

Source: Diario de Ibiza


Pic: Piers Dupoy

Ever wondered what you’ll look back on and regret? Author, blogger, musician and nurse Bronnie Ware counselled the dying in their final days. She spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives.  Here’s what she discovered were the most common deathbed regrets.

1. Wishing you had the courage to live life true to yourself, not the life others expected

“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”

2. Wishing you hadn’t worked so hard

“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”

3. Wishing you had the courage to express your feelings

“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”

4. Wishing you stayed in touch with friends

“Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”

5. Wishing you’d have let yourself be happier

“This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”


Source: Guardian 1/2/12