From Ibiza To Bali—W Hotels And Burn Studios' DJ Lab Moving In 2012

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Last Thursday W South Beach hosted a panel discussion talking about the program's mission: cultivate and support emerging DJ talent from around the globe. Burn studios' DJ Lab is a weeklong music workshop of sorts geared towards mentoring up-and-coming talent. It kicked off last year in Ibiza and is moving to Bali this year for 2012. This year’s mentors include: Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation fame), Jason Bentley (Music Director of KCRW), Paul Nolan (audio engineer and DJ) and Jenné Lombardo (W Hotels Global Fashion Director)—there to provide the DJs with direction on style and personal image. The South Beach panel discussion “In the Mix: the Importance of Mentorship” was moderated by Jim Tremayne, editor of DJ Times, and included industry leaders such as George Hess of Strictly Rhythm, Maurice Bernstein of Giant Step, Jason Bentley of KCRW in LA and W Hotels’ Global Music Director, Michaelangelo L'Acqua. Here’s some pix from the event…

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Michaelangelo L’Acqua speaking on panel, “In the Mix: The Importance of Mentorship” at the 2012 W Hotels and burn studios DJ Lab kick-off event at the Belve Music Lounge at W South Beach. 

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Panelists at the 2012 W Hotels and burn studios DJ Lab kick-off event at the Belve Music Lounge at W South Beach

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L-to-R: George Hess, Strictly Rhythm Records (panelist); Vincent Gillet, W Hotel Global Brand Leader; Maurice Berstein, Giant Step (panelist); Jim Tremayne, DJ Times (panel moderator); Jason Bentley, KCRW in Los Angeles (panelist); Michaelangelo L’acqua, W Hotel’s Global Music Director (panelist)

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DJs Miaou Mix and Angus Wong (participants of the 2011 DJ Lab) at the 2012 W Hotels and burn studios DJ Lab kick-off event at the Belve Music Lounge at W South Beach.

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Miaou Mix at the 2012 W Hotels and burn studios DJ Lab kick-off event at the Belve Music Lounge at W South Beach.

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DJ Angus Wong at the 2012 W Hotels and burn studios DJ Lab kick-off event at the Belve Music Lounge at W South Beach.

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