From tracks curated by our Music Directors to the tunes local DJs are spinning around the world, every W hotel comes to life with the sound of the destination. New/next music defines the W experience, whether mellow jams at the WET deck or bold beats at FIT.
Experience sound like you’ve never felt it before as we turn it up for Wake Up Call®: A W Hotels Music Festival®. We’re trading in crowds and dusty fields for intimate performances and WET Deck® dance parties, giving the festival experience a luxe upgrade for a weekend of epic proportions.
Draw inspiration from the exotic atmosphere and make music in paradise. From the live room to the mixing room, everything you need to create and record is right at your fingertips.
Channel the energy of grunge giants past at the first W Sound Suite in North America. With a vocal booth, mixing equipment and room for up to 15 people, the studio brings a new sound to Seattle.
Let the positive vibes and non-stop energy of the entertainment capital of the world inspire you. Soak up the scene and lay down your personal soundtrack at W Hollywood.
Record in style while on the road at Europe’s first W Sound Suite, featuring a music studio and writer’s room for maximum creative control.
For vocalist St. Vincent, inspiration comes from exploring a new city solo. And in the grunge capital of America, she can’t help but invoke the spirits of icons like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. See how Seattle exerts its influence as St. Vincent records at our new in-house studio.
Follow St. Vincent through the streets of Barcelona to see how she absorbs a city and its music, then into the Sound Suite, where abstract ideas become sonic reality.
When St. Vincent is ready to hit record in L.A., W Hollywood comes calling. We met the artist at the Hollywood Sound Suite to hear how inspiration from the road comes to life.
From the beats bumping in Bali to the tracks turning up Ibiza, these are the playlists we’re feeling at W hotels around the world. Head to Spotify and get transported with custom selections curated by our in-house Music Directors and fave DJs.
Get a sneak peek at the artists tearing up our Wake Up Call events around the globe with these festival-approved tunes.
Turn up the heat with summer-ready jams perfect for a poolside party or rooftop rager—an instant escape in a mixtape.
Yeah, we can’t wait either. Get pumped for the opening of W Ibiza with this playlist created by W Music Director Kristina Dolgova.
From record stores to jazz clubs to headphone shopping, Swedish pop starlet Léon keeps it local in New York. Join her on a tour of the ultimate audiophile destinations in one of the world’s most music-savvy cities.
In keeping with her soulful singing, Swedish artist Léon put together a mixtape just for us that keeps the feels coming. Get lost in the tracks Léon’s living for right now.
Paul Blair, a.k.a. DJ White Shadow, traces his early influences to the techno scenes of Detroit and Chicago. A DJ residency in Japan opened the doors to performances from Los Angeles to London and collaborations with top artists like Sia, Estelle, DNCE and Lady Gaga herself. Paul worked with Gaga on her latest platinum-selling release, The Cure, and continues to write and produce for her next solo record. In addition to serving as W Music Director, Paul is working on his debut major label release, slated for early 2019.
Born and raised in Russia, Kristina Dolgova traveled the world before landing in her current home of Amsterdam. After discovering soul, groovy funk, disco, house and techno on an early trip to Switzerland, Kristina’s travels next took her east, booking artists at famed club Zouk Singapore. Today Kristina divides her time between overseeing the sonic DNA of W Hotels as Music Director and globetrotting for DJ gigs. As she continues to hone her skills behind the decks, Kristina follows wherever her love of music takes her.