Platinum-selling artist, visionary producer, film composer, technologist and 53rd GRAMMY® Awards nominee for Best Dance/ Electronic Album, BT steps onto the shores of Per AQUUM’s iconic retreat, Huvafen Fushi with fellow GRAMMY® nominee and US Billboard #8 Dance/ Electronic artist, Poet Name Life for another highly anticipated 5th year anniversary celebration of the Dream Calendar.
This October 7th, BT and Poet Name Life will hit the decks bringing complex, groundbreaking musical elements to the Maldives.
An internationally-renowned and classically trained recording artist, BT has also produced for superstars like Sting, Britney Spears, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Madonna, Seal and Peter Gabriel, resulting in modernist and memorable hits with a bleeding-edge electronic flair. He is known for using a production technique he calls the stutter edit. He has composed unforgettable scores for films The Fast and the Furious, Go, Stealth, Oscar-award winning Monster and numerous other box office hits and bestselling video games. His 2010 GRAMMY® nominated, two-hour, double-disk album, These Hopeful Machines, remind us why he’s the composer that all other composers and producers study.
“I had a music theory teacher as a boy who once said to me, ‘Nothing new will ever happen in the arts again. It’s all about studying what’s already been done and how you combine things.’ I don’t think I slept for weeks after that. I knew that was an incomplete idea and set out to prove it wrong ever since.” This drive to actualise the tools BT envisions has led to his evolution as one of the most cutting-edge programmers and technologists in music today, launching a critically- and commercially-acclaimed iPhone application, Sonifi™.
Super Producer, Songwriter and Remixer, Poet Name Life was the Official DJ for the Black Eyed Peas’ THE E.N.D. World Tour. One of the most talked-about members of Los Angeles’ music elite, Poet co-produced the Black Eyed Peas’ chart-topping hit “Boom Boom Pow” and has also worked on both will.i.am and Fergie’s solo albums. Poet made his initial mark as a Producer for the company that launched the digital revolution, Atomic Pop, the first internet label. He has since worked with Justin Timberlake, Travis Barker, Joe Hann of Linkin Park and Korea’s 2NE1. Recognised as a “next-generation” artist and producer, Poet also exclusively remixed a track inspired by Per AQUUMs new playground, NIYAMA for its launch website www.niyama.com
Celebrating half a decade of truly iconic guest experiences, Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM has delivered non-stop, high-style events throughout 2011. ‘To recognise this milestone, 2011 saw us open with Kanye West’s protégé, Mr Hudson, followed by the incredibly talented artist Jessica Dance. By introducing BT and Poet, we are building on this commitment of introducing a series of A-list personalities adding an edgy, elated vibe throughout our retreats and resorts,’ says Neil Palmer, CEO, Per AQUUM.
Huvafen Fushi is located in the North Malé Atoll and enjoys a pristine private island setting featuring 44 naturally modern bungalows and pavilions, and is home to the world’s first underwater spa. Managing company Per AQUUM Retreats • Resorts • Residences is dedicated to delivering an experience beyond the highest expectations, while remaining dedicated to the sustainable development and resources of the Maldives.