I was fortunate enough to be able to get an exclusive invite to probably one of the hottest party this year in Manila. Thanks to my good friend Jason Tomas. The weather last Saturday night cooperated and the traffic wasn’t bad. It usually takes me an hour and a half to get there by car; so I was surprised that it only took me 45 minutes to get to World Trade Centerfrom Valenzuela. Definitely last Saturday was the best night to party.
I also had the opportunity to meet the artists Cosmic Gate, Myon & Shane 54, Bobina, and the ever beautiful “Lady of Trance” Emma Hewitt. I even got a chance to have a picture taken with her.
The press conference went on very well. There were a huge number of bloggers who attended the event eager to ask their questions… some personal but mostly about how they perceive the Philippines in terms of its maturity when it comes to Trance.
Being the Country Manager of Visual Ally, a Social Media Agency based here in the Philippines and the US, I had to ask how Social Media helped the artists promote their music. Cosmic Gate said that they are very much into Social Media now because unlike before they would have to really spend so much time, effort, and energy, just to get noticed but now it’s easier for them to reach out to their fans and to share a sample of their music as well as themselves to their loyal followers.
Bigfish never fails to bring the best talent from all over the world. No wonder people keep on flocking to their events. Saw a number of familiar faces here and there as well as friends who I haven’t seen for a very long time. The event was definitely packed with the hot people of the metro… definitely a feast for the eyes 🙂
Kudos to the Bigfish Team for bringing these wonderful talents and helping promote the Philippines as a première dance destination in Asia. Special mention to Jason Tomas and Miss Samantha Encabo – PR Manager of Bigfish for being accommodating to everyone who came to the press conference.
(Manila, Philippines) “Purity. Unity. Seduction. Sensation.” This is the maxim of Bigfish Innovation White. Clearly, at this party, you’re in for one heck of a musical ride.
Bigfish and Freedom Music present Bigfish Innovation White 2012, the country’s biggest musical congregation of white-clothed clubbers, happening on June 23 at the World Trade Center! This year’s lineup is a who’s who of the most promising acts in electronic music today: Cosmic Gate, Myon & Shane54, Bobina, and Emma Hewitt, who are joined by Bigfish’s John Paul Lee and Chris Raeuber.
German DJ/producer duo Cosmic Gate made the global dance community snap to attention when they jumped 43 places to land on No. 19 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 for 2009. That was the same year they teamed up with the striking, silken-voiced Australian songstress Emma Hewitt for the single “Not Enough Time”, a dance music hit that earned them nominations for Best Trance Track at the 2010 International Dance Music Awards and Best Selling Trance Act at the 2010 Beatport Awards.
Hungarian duo Myon & Shane54 are another European trance tandem that’s carving a name for themselves as they gig from continent to continent. With a list of solid singles and fierce remixes to their name, even trance luminaries Armin van Buuren and Above and Beyond are fans of their work, having featured them on their respective compilations.
Also on the bill is Moscow-based trance master Bobina, whom Ferry Corsten has called “one of the most talented music producers ever to come out of Russia”. Having released the country’s first #1 electronic dance album and being the first Russian DJ to snag a spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 roundup, Bobina is hailed as a dance music god in his home country.
Joining these trance greats at the Innovation White stage are Team Bigfish’s main men John Paul Lee and Chris Raeuber. Head to the World Trade Center on June 23 and be part of this massive trance movement! Let’s keep things pure—let’s all come in white.
Who wants to join? R.S.V.P Jason Tomas – 0917 527 19 30