Chasing Tales, a brand new podcast from GAY TIMES and W Hotels

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EPISODE 1 – ABSOLUTE. (Antoine) – Ibiza – Absolute has been a key figure in the vibrant LGBTQ + club space (promoting influential Super Electric Party Machine & WUT? CLUB events), and is now a DJ, producer and live artist – highly regarded in international electronic music. He is also best known for his string theory and his album Wonderland. In episode 1, Absolute takes us to Ibiza and reminds us how the white island that once graced the pages of Mixmag quickly became one of its favorite destinations.

EPISODE 2 – Poppy Ajudha – London – South London jazz and soul singer Poppy Ajudha is a must-watch. She’s versatile enough to lend her voice to disco and electronic cuts, but she shines most on her original jazz-infused solo tracks. Very creative as a teenager, Ajudha began writing poetry at the age of 16. Her first EP, Woman, arrived in 2018, and she has since had a huge impact on the music and fashion scene. Poppy will take part in a very special live recording at W London on September 10th. Stay tuned for more information!

EPISODE 3 – Miss Envy Peru – Amsterdam – Miss Envy Peru is a drag artist and the winner of Season 1 of Drag Race Holland! LGBTQ + icon in her native country, Miss Envy Peru conquers the world with her iconic and inimitable drag. She is also gaining ground in mainstream popular culture as a presenter, and with the growing popularity of the international Ru Paul’s Drag Race series, Miss Envy Peru is the envy of all of her fellow queens and we will hear all about her stories from her. ‘Amsterdam. .

EPISODE 4 – Carlota Barrera – Barcelona – Carlota Barrera is a fashion designer who debuted for Spring / Summer ’19 with her collection titled “The Matador and The Fisherman”, showcasing her contemporary take on basic menswear. The brand has received awards such as Vogue Fashion Fund Spain in 2019, among others. The brand aims to explore modern silhouettes and create collections that reflect classic techniques of tailoring and craftsmanship with a new design and a new visual approach. In the words of Carlota “Contemporary clothing through a feminine gaze”. Recalling travel and time spent in new destinations, Carlotta says, “I think it’s such a gift that you can give yourself, or anyone, the gift of time and being in a place. different. It’s the perfect gift, and it’s the perfect thing to do.

EPISODE 5 – Kenny Carpenter – Rome – Kenny Carpenter is considered by his peers to be one of the ancestors of dance music. He emerged on the New York club scene in the 1970s and continued to play a pivotal role in the development of dance music. Kenny has gained international recognition as one of the best radio DJs in the world and will become a regular guest DJ at West of Rome when it opens later this year. Sharing accounts of his time in Rome, Kenny says: “When I first laid eyes on Rome… it just entered my heart and I fell in love with the city.

Listen to the first episode now on Apple Music, Spotify, Acast, or Amazon Podcasts.

If you fancy making your own stories, be sure to check out the latest hotels and events on https://w-hotels.marriott.com/.


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