November 14th, 2015 in News

ParadiseWorld goes “Dirty Dutch”!
DJ CHUCKIE is finally bringing his “Dirty Dutch” sound to Curaçao.

ParadiseWorld is back in Curaçao for its fourth consecutive annual edition with a complete music festival experience. The main event will be held on Friday, December 4th featuring the man who needs no introduction, DJ CHUCKIE, who is finally bringing his trademark “Dirty Dutch” sound to Curaçao, performing water-side at the “Kleine Werf” in the heart of “Downtown”.

Since his discovery in Amsterdam, international DJ and producer, CHUCKIE, has become a global phenomenon. He has played in almost every continent of the world, developing his own massively popular style “Dirty Dutch”. His energetic mixing skills coupled with his ability to effortlessly cross over into various different musical styles and his understanding of how to work a crowd has made CHUCKIE one of the most in demand DJs in the world. A strong purveyor of Amsterdam’s ”dirty house’” sound, CHUCKIE has helped spread the sound of the city to the global dance scene, marking Amsterdam as an important player in this global industry.

ParadiseWorld is an annual electronic music festival that combines the unique experience of a state-of-the-art production hosted in a beautiful Caribbean destination. In its 2013 edition, ParadiseWorld made history in Curaçao with an unforgettable performance by popular act “Major Lazer”, whose hit song “Lean On” has gone platinum all over the world. Last year, ParadiseWorld brought you “Diplo & Skrillex”, also known as “Jack U”, who recently produced the hit song “Where are you now?” with “Justin Bieber”, a collaboration that shows how electronic dance music is transitioning into mainstream. ParadiseWorld keeps raising the bar and delivering big surprises, this year will be no different in their “Dirty Dutch” edition.

CHUCKIE was due for a show in Curaçao for quite a long time and now ParadiseWorld has finally made it happen. Curaçao has waited long enough. Welcome to the future!

Tickets available at: http://www.paradiseworldfestival.com/tickets

For more information about ParadiseWorld visit:
Facebook: ParadiseWorldFestival
Twitter: ParadiseWorld
Instagram: ParadiseWorld
Hashtag: #ParadiseWorld

October 17th, 2015 in Featured

December 26th, 2014 in News

Since its inception back in December 2012, ParadiseWorld’s goal was always to become a “Destination Music Festival”, as stated in their slogan. This year ParadiseWorld achieved just that.

ParadiseWorld is tapping into the unexploited young North American market by inviting a diverse array of North American superstar DJs, celebrities, VIP promoters and key personalities to the island. Specifically making a connection between Curaçao and the booming Electronic Music scene in Miami.

On its third annual consecutive edition ParadiseWorld added a new component to their music festival, a full music industry conference spreading over 5 days (December 17th through 21st), which featured pool parties, club nights, after-hours and most importantly, a partnership with Miami’s Winter Music Conference, the world’s longest standing music conference of its kind celebrating 30 years this upcoming March 2015.

When the idea of introducing an industry networking conference to Curaçao came about, ParadiseWorld wanted to partner up with simply the best. After some back and forth, Bill Kelly, Founder and Director of Miami’s WMC liked the concept of ParadiseWorld so much, that he decided to fly down himself and start off the first Electronic Music conference ever in Curaçao with a “Q & A” session featuring himself, where he answered important questions by local upcoming DJs, radio personalities and music enthusiasts, and shared his knowledge of over 30 years of music industry experience. He said: “It takes time to build something like this, I almost gave up in my 6th year of doing the conference”. Today WMC attracts music enthusiasts from over 70 countries to Miami Beach for a concentrated schedule of more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops, resulting on an economic impact of an additional $200,000,000 for the city of Miami.

The ParadiseWorld Music Conference kicked off on Wednesday, December 17th with a press conference / welcome party at the beautiful lobby of the Renaissance Curaçao Resort, which served as the official host hotel for ParadiseWorld and all its guests from out of town and was completely sold out for ParadiseWorld. The conference was introduced by the charismatic Damian Pinto, who is the host and voice of Ultra Music Festival, one of the biggest, if not the biggest Electronic Music festival in the world, currently being held in over 10 countries. The public and members of the press were greeted by a special welcome drink provided by The Genuine Curaçao Liqueur called “Blue Paradise”, and danced to the beats of DJ Alex Sargo, Curaçao’s number one DJ.

Some of the ParadiseWorld Conference highlights included a live performance by Amsterdam’s “RBBP” a new project by Clifford Goilo, a Curaçao born music producer. They performed at a ParadiseWorld branded “Club Night” on Thursday, December 18th at Bermuda Caribbean Discotheque. People were literally doing head-stands and shaking on the floor. A scene that could only be fully appreciated by those who were present.

Another one of the highlights was a presentation by Curaçao’s own, Kuenta I Tambú (KIT) on Friday, December 19th, an act that is crossing borders with their fusion of traditional Tambú music and electronic beats. Attendees got an insider’s look into the making of their new music video titled “Santa Electra”, which features vocals by Curaçao’s Tambú queen, Elia Isenia. WMC founder Bill Kelly asked the band members: “Do you have any distribution in the United States? I would love to have some of this Caribbean influenced acts at one of my events in Miami”. This opened up a discussion about doing a ParadiseWorld branded event in Miami during Winter Music Conference in March, featuring Curaçao talent who are pushing the envelope. “This is exactly what we set out to do when we decided to add the industry conference element to ParadiseWorld” said Esteban Mendez, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of ParadiseWorld. “Today we are bringing Miami to Curaçao, tomorrow we’ll be bringing Curaçao to Miami”, he added.

This year’s festival headliners were none other than Diplo & Skrillex. Two of the most popular and innovative DJs and Producers pioneering in the Electronic Music scene worldwide today.
Diplo recently produced tracks for Madonna’s upcoming album, three of which she just released and are currently in the top 10 iTunes selling tracks. He was also recently featured on the cover of Billboard magazine, an honor that not a lot of artists in this genre get to enjoy. As Madonna gets older she is always looking to work with the best and most current producers in order to freshen up and help re-invent her sound. Diplo is her new go-to guy.
Skrillex is a 6-time Grammy award winner, the face of Electronic Dance Music in North America and pretty much the creator of his own genre within Electronic Music (Dubstep). You just can’t say that about many people in the industry today.

Diplo & Skrillex took the stage at ParadiseWorld’s main event on Saturday, December 20th at the Kleine Werf. The impressive main stage was designed by Curaçao born Richard Milsten, ParadiseWorld’s Co-Founder and Production Director, who also happens to be the main stage designer for Ultra Music Festival and all its events worldwide. Richard is a perfect example of a “Yu di Kórsou” doing great things abroad.

Diplo & Skrillex delivered a performance that was simply historic, a huge step forward in the Electronic Music scene in Curaçao. Ranging from Reggae to Dubstep and everything in between, you could pick out bits and pieces of tracks like House of Pain’s “Jump Around”, Daft Punk’s “One More Time” and even The Door’s “Light My Fire”. To top it all off the whole “Major Lazer” crew (Diplo’s famous Dancehall project), got on stage to deliver beautiful renditions of their best tracks, including the popular “Watch Out For This” (Bumayé). All of this while Diplo held our “Dushi Kòrsou’s” national flag up high with pride, a moment that will leave a lasting impression on the island for years to come. Skrillex looked more like a ninja than a DJ, jumping off the DJ booth like a ball of energy, throwing flying kicks from start to end. To wrap it all up he delighted us with Toto’s “Africa”, his favorite song ever, as he refers to it, completing what is by far the best DJ set the island has ever witnessed.

Skrillex decided to walk to the venue before the show instead of taking the limo intended for him, taking a stroll from Otrobanda to Punda, crossing the floating “Queen Emma” bridge and taking pictures with every young fan that approached him on his way. Never once he refused, giving each kid the time a day, a humble gesture on his behalf. After the show he also decided to walk back through the streets, ending up at the small club “The Alley” in Punda, where he surprisingly got on the decks for a private DJ set of over two hours to the delight of the lucky ones present, wrapping up at about 7:30 AM, something that doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world, but it did happen right here in Curaçao. The night was simply one for the books.

The closing event on Sunday, December 21st was hosted by one of South Beach’s most seasoned promoters and self-proclaimed “Director of Vibes”, Yes Julz, who brought her “Best Day Ever” pool party concept to the infinity pool of the Renaissance Curaçao Resort. Julz is one of the most influential personalities in the VIP scene in Miami, hosting the likes of Lebron James, Beyonce and P. Diddy at her weekly events held at the Delano Hotel, Story and LIV nightclubs in South Beach. Julz has over 100,000 followers on Instagram where she shared everything she did while on the island from swimming with the dolphins at the Dolphin Academy to hiking the Mt Christoffel at the Christoffel National Park. “I will definitely be back” she said, something that will resonate throughout the Miami scene.

On the closing day of the conference Esteban Mendez held an open debate with other local industry leaders about the challenges of producing these types of events in our small island. Some of the issues discussed included the shortage of airlift and high hotel occupancies. “One of our goals is to become the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival of the younger generation. JetBlue just added a direct flight from New York, that’s one step forward, I’m sure others will follow. It takes time, Curaçao has great potential. Build it and they will come”. He concluded.

For more information about ParadiseWorld visit:
Facebook: ParadiseWorldFestival
Twitter: ParadiseWorld
Instagram: ParadiseWorld
Hashtag: #ParadiseWorld

November 14th, 2014 in Featured, News

November 14th, 2014 in News


“DIPLO & SKRILLEX” TO PERFORM AT PARADISEWORLD IN CURAÇAO:
A complete music festival & conference experience in the Dutch Caribbean. December 17th-21st.

ParadiseWorld is back in the beautiful Caribbean island of Curaçao for its third consecutive annual edition with a complete music festival & conference experience featuring pool parties, nightclub events, after-hours, networking sessions and one BIG music festival. The dates are set for December 17th through 21st and the main event will be held on Saturday, December 20th featuring Diplo & Skrillex performing water-side in the heart of Downtown Curaçao.

ParadiseWorld is a world-class music festival hosted in a beatiful Caribbean destination. The first two editions of ParadiseWorld were a big success attracting thousands of music enthusiasts hailing from Curaçao, Aruba, Holland, Venezuela, Brazil, Suriname, Canada and the United States. In its 2013 edition, ParadiseWorld made history in Curaçao with an unforgettable performance by popular act “Major Lazer.” This year, ParadiseWorld promises to raise the bar to new heights by expanding into a full 5-day music conference experience, adding value to their already successful music festival, and bringing not one, but two of the hottest artists of the moment: Diplo & Skrillex.

As part of the Major Lazer crew last year, Diplo got a taste of the island and loved it so much that he decided to make time off his busy schedule to return and perform as a headliner at ParadiseWorld. As a special treat, Diplo is bringing along his new project with Skrillex, also known as “Jack U”, for a full set. Diplo & Skrillex are the hottest Electronic Music Duo of the moment, performing together at the biggest music festivals of 2014. They are scheduled to headline the “New Year’s Eve” show at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City shortly after ParadiseWorld in Curaçao.

Skrillex will add a show element and sound unlike anything the island has ever experienced before.
He will leave a lasting impression for many years to come. “It’s the future Curaçao.. Diplo & Skrillex coming for you!” said Diplo. “We might even bring the whole Major Lazer crew it’s gonna be crazy!”, he added.

ParadiseWorld has partnered up with Miami’s Winter Music Conference in order to offer a series of industry networking sessions in Curaçao. WMC is the largest longstanding EDM and dance music industry gathering of its kind. WMC Director, Bill Kelly, will be holding a Q & A in which he’ll share his knowledge of over 30 years of experience in the music industry. Renaissance Curaçao Resort will serve as the host for the full 5 day music conference and is offering a special rate for “ParadiseWorld 2014” starting at $125 per night: http://tiny.cc/ParadiseWorld

“The island is home to the ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival”
- The New York Times

General Admission and VIP tickets are now available here:
http://www.paradiseworldfestival.com/tickets

December 26th, 2013 in News

Major Lazer made history by raising the bar to a whole new level in entertainment on Curaçao this past Saturday 21st at Kleine Werf. 
Major Lazer, one of the biggest live acts of the moment arrived at Hato Airport on Saturday afternoon in a private charter jet coming in from Jamaica and bringing along as a special surprise guest none other than 6 time Grammy award winner: 
Skrillex. This year alone Skrillex swept the electronic music category at the Grammys winning the award for Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical, all three categories which he won last year as well.

“We are extremely proud to have Skrillex as a special surprise guest at our festival only in our second edition. It goes to show that dreams do come true with hard work and dedication” said Esteban Mendez, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of ParadiseWorld.

The artists were well impressed with the level of quality and professionalism provided by the organization. From the state-of-the-art stage and production to the hospitality and 24 hour detailed security escort, ParadiseWorld made a point to give the artists the best experience possible on the island. “I love Curaçao” commented Skrillex.

Major Lazer took the people of Curaçao on an unforgettable journey giving them a performance like no other. From producer Diplo walking over the crowd in his plastic bubble to getting everyone to take off their shirts and throw them in the air to inviting ladies from the crowd on stage to dance, the night was one that will not soon be forgotten in Curaçao.

The entire festival experience proved once again that ParadiseWorld has stayed true to their word of innovating and delivering entertainment at a level never seen before on the island.

World-renowned event photographer Rutger Geerling, who shoots for the prestigious National Geographic also made the trip from The Netherlands to document this historic event with his amazing photography.

Next to the headliners, other acts included the revolutionary KiT (Kuenta i Tambù), who gave an outstanding live performance introducing their eclectic Tambutronic, a fusion of the traditional Tambù with electronic music. Also present was Curaçao’s own world-class resident DJ NRG who at the age of 17 is doing an amazing job representing the island in the eyes of the world.

ParadiseWorld would like to extend their gratitude to their partner Curaçao Tourism Board, all sponsors, media partners, festival attendees and the entire island of Curaçao. It was an absolute pleasure making the second edition of ParadiseWorld possible and we look forward to doing it al over again next year.

November 22nd, 2013 in Featured

November 22nd, 2013 in News


MAJOR LAZER AT PARADISEWORLD: MAJOR LAZER PERFORMING LIVE IN CURAÇAO FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

ParadiseWorld is back in Curaçao, Saturday, December 21st at Kleine Werf featuring 
Major Lazer
, one of today’s hottest international acts.
Major Lazer is a full-blown live performance onstage with a show unlike anything ever seen on the island before.

Founding member 
“Diplo”
 was recently named the #2 best DJ in America and #5 on the list of “The 25 DJs that Rule the Earth” by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Their sound is based heavily in Caribbean culture, a mixture of Soca, Dancehall and Electronic music that is a perfect fit for the island.
They have been recently acclaimed for entertaining large crowds at the most important music festivals of this year including Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival & Lowlands.

“Major Lazer made a big splash with its “Bubble Butt” song featuring Tyga, Bruno Mars and Mystic”
- Billboard

“Bubble Butt” is currently a huge hit buzzing everywhere from radio to TV and its videos have gone viral online.
Major Lazer will create a big buzz on the island that will give both locals and visitors an unforgettable show to kickoff the holiday season.

In partnership with the Curaçao Tourist Board, ParadiseWorld crosses geographical boundaries by promoting the island of Curaçao around the world as an electronic dance music and entertainment destination.

“The island is home to several music festivals like the ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival”
- The New York Times

Pre-sale tickets available online HERE and at local retail outlets: Albert Heijn, Mensing’s Caminada and Plein Cafe Wilhelmina.

December 17th, 2012 in Featured

The ParadiseWorld organization would like to extend their gratitude to the people of Curaçao and everyone who made our event possible. We would also like to thank our crew, our promotional team, our sponsors and most importantly our amazing crowd! The international artists had an excellent experience on the island and the first edition of ParadiseWorld was a great success. We can’t wait to do it all over again! See you all at the next ParadiseWorld! THANK YOU!!

December 13th, 2012 in News

ParadiseWorld Site Map Revealed! Escape to ParadiseWorld this Saturday December 15th at Kleine Werf in Curaçao. Be part of the experience!

Tickets: On Sale Soon!