The IMS Legends Dinner honouring Underworld will be celebrated on Wednesday May 23 at Heart Ibiza, featuring an exclusive live performance from the artists.
International Music Summit (IMS) recognise and pay tribute to an electronic music act that have helped write British dance music history and propelled the global electronic music scene; Underworld, true pioneers who have made an outstanding contribution to the genre.
Underworldare a true one-off – at home headlining the world’s biggest festivals and events, playing underground techno clubs and warehouses, sound-tracking theatre productions or taking over art galleries, disused shoe shops and Japanese department stores. Having cemented their place in the ’90s underground techno scene, the group’s definitive breakthrough came in 1996 when their timeless anthem ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ became the soundtrack of a generation after it was featured in the film Trainspotting. The success of that single catapulted the band from the underground into the heart of the mainstream. The following two decades saw them build on that success while never compromising; selling millions of albums, performing countless sold-out shows, providing scores to productions by Academy Award winning directors Anthony Minghella and Danny Boyle, exhibiting in galleries, and sound-tracking the Opening Ceremony to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The critical and commercial success of the band’s Grammy nominated 2016 album ‘Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future’ saw them headline stages at Coachella, Glastonbury and Summer Sonic.
Fusing together elements of techno, dub, trance, Krautrock, drum ’n’ bass, ambient house and even blues, the rave inspired and acid glazed duo are known for their prolific creativity and appetite for breaking fresh artistic ground at every opportunity.
Underworld have gained a well deserved reputation for their live shows and will be bringing this exhilarating, dynamic and highly ambitious multi-media experience for an exclusive Ibiza performance after the celebratory dinner. Held at leading venue Heart Ibiza, the creative experience of Albert & Ferran Adria and Cirque du Soleil, IMS Legends Award guests can expect a multisensory evening of entertainment, where art, music and gastronomy collide.