Declan Ee

DJ/Producer - Trouze


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Industry 2019

About

Declan Ee

Declan is an entrepreneur, investor and creative at heart. He is founder of Singaporean-American electronic music collective, Trouze, who released and produced hits on Billboard Dance and Beatport, across labels such as Armada, Axtone, Axwell and MixMash. As songwriters and producers, they have over 200 placements, produced 17 platinum records and 50 Top 20 hits globally. Together, they worked with many international artists across English, Chinese and Latin territories including Troye Sivan, Pitbull, Wang LeeHom, CNCO, Luis Fonsi, JJ Lin, etc. With a focus on cross-over collaborations, they co-released Sam Feldt’s first Chinese track, a Mandarin classic dubbed by Billboard China as the first EDM-Chinese collaboration. The team also facilitated the Chinese version of Despacito between Luis Fonsi and JJ Lin, Asia’s biggest male artist. In 2018, Declan also launched a joint venture with KKBOX, the largest streaming platform in Hong Kong and Taiwan to promote cross-over electronic releases targeted for Chinese speaking audiences.
Prior to music, Declan has over 15 years experience as an investment banker and private equity investor in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He executed over US$10billion in financing transactions across the tech, music, media and consumer space in Asia and Europe. He is currently a founding investor and partner of TLG Capital, a US$100m African Impact Fund which helped built the largest WHO-approved drug manufacturing facility in Sub-Saharan Africa, servicing over 500,000 HIV patients annually. As an entrepreneur, he was awarded Top 15 Emerging Enterprises in 2017 for building the fastest growing e-commerce driven designer furniture start up in SE Asia by Singapore's Business Times.

Testimonials

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.


Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

I’m so glad to see WMC rebooted with such thoughtful content and first-class curation. It’s been a long time since the industry had a must-do American event and this is it. The reborn WMC!


Patrick Moxey

Ultra Music

Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.


Matt Colon

Director, North America - YM&U Music

Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.


Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records