First Tattoo Trend Talks Highlighted by World Renowned DJ Armin Van Buuren

Launched in an underground type of warehouse (just like how EMD started), Globe brings us this one of a kind gathering of the minds and sharing of ideas.

Information is power. Right now, with the information right in front of us and at the palm of our hands, information is now more accessible than ever. That is what the country's leading mobile broadband, TATTOO is trying to do, to not just inform us on the latest trend but to be at the forefront of what's hip and the coming trends. 

They will be doing this by inviting people who sets the trends. Local and International speakers who are authorities in their respective fields. They will share their expertise and discuss future trends. The activity aims to stimulate an insightful exchange of ideas. following. 

On the first session of Trend Talks, It will be about the dance music in the Philippines. We all know the partnershio of Spotify and Globe. Having Spotify as a premium content, there is no better time to explore the passion for music. The rise of EDM sounds from the underground has now a large following. 
Mr. Dong Ronquillo, Globe VP for Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business
Mr. Dong Ronquillo, Globe VP for Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business says “The best musical events that Tattoo has thrown over the past years are not just for the sake of hosting events but to provide the perfect venue for Tattoo subscribers to express their passion for music as our way of giving back to them. Alongside the launch of our new product GoSURF with Spotify, we believe that music is the most engaging and stimulating of topics,”

Instead of the traditional talk, the Tattoo Trend Talks will be part talk and part music. Yeap, it won't be boring. Not only will the speakers discuss the latest dance music but the speakers will also treat the crowd with special set to showcase their own brand of sound.


The first edition of Trend Talks happens on May 30, 2014, Friday, at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort & Casino. Leading the roster of speakers is five-time top DJ in the world, DJ Armin Van Buuren. He will be sharing his influential insights and international view on the evolution of dance music particularly in the progressive trance and uplifting trance genres. Van Buuren, who is also topping a solo dance music concert the same night entitled Armin Only “Intense”,

Opening for Van Buuren are underground music influencers Ingo Voglemann and Pav Parrotte who are both prolific and experienced dance music artists whose singles and remixes have garnered critical and commercial acclaim.

Meanwhile, homegrown talent Nicky Jurado, with decades of experience on his belt, is slated to follow up with how EDM infuses sounds from the underground club scene to the mainstream

Katrina Razon and Mikail Schemm, both having traveled the world and immersed themselves in different cultures, sub-cultures and sounds, go back to their roots and explain why they ended up having a passion for music mixes and how their brand of sound incorporates elements from the underground. 
Katrina and Mikail with the host that night G Toengi
Top local DJ Mars Miranda and business maverick Stephen Ku will take on the business side of music. They will expound on their own experiences in their chosen careers which aspiring musicians and producers, as well as entrepreneurs, can use as inspiration to succeed in the music business. 

Finally, further enriching the local club scene are influences from across the globe brought about by international acts landing on our shores courtesy of Driven Manila’s Domini Primero and Bigfish International’s Ricky Daker. They carry a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge on bringing in and managing international acts may it be in a massive arena or in an intimate club. 


All the speakers for Trend Talks will also have their own Spotify playlist that the audience can view and follow. Check out the latest tracks the Trend Talks speakers have listened to when you get Spotify free on your tablets. Tattoo prepaid customers can subscribe to GoSURF50 with 250MB of data valid for 3 days with free access to Spotify. 

More photos of the launch below.

Ronquillo further enthuses, “Music is universal and perhaps the only language that can speak to every person in the world, no matter where they came from. It's a form of communication that thrives in diversity and exists because of influences from different places and eras; and that's in tune with the kind of connection that we at Tattoo aspire for.”

Tickets to the event are available at P2,500 through Ticket World. A ticket gives you exclusive access to Tattoo’s Trend Talks and Armin Van Buuren's Armin Only “Intense” concert, which will take place at the Mall Of Asia Arena on the same day.


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