By day, the crème de la crème of the international music industry gathers at the conference venues Felix Meritis, The Dylan Amsterdam and De Balie to do business, network and participate in discussions on the ins and outs of the electronic music industry. Speakers include; Carl Cox (US), Sven Väth (DE), Armin van Buuren (NL), David Guetta (FR) and Boy George (GB) amongst others. The panels will cover topics such as; the international success of the Dutch DJs and producers, international copyright, new media, new business models and overall developments in this rapidly growing industry.
A number of interesting sub-programs will also take place at tis years ADE;
Music and Bits: Music & Technology
The ADE program Music and Bits, which focuses on trends and developments in the online music world, has expanded to three days (October 19 to 21) and now takes place in De Balie. Speakers include Dave Haynes (Sound Cloud), Chris Kaskie (Pitchfork), Scott Snibbe, Alex White (The Next Big Sound) and representatives of radio Boiler Room. More information is available at: www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/
ADE University: the music professionals of tomorrow
New for this year is ADE University: a program specifically designed for students, to inspire the ‘music professionals of tomorrow’. From 19 to October 21 Afrojack, Simon Dunmore and Nalden amongst others share their knowledge with the younger generations at the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Area on the Leidseplein.
Hard Dance Event: a conference for the harder styles
The Hard Dance Event (October 20) is a conference that focuses specifically on the harder styles of dance music. Topics that are addressed include crossovers between musical genres, the progressive way in which communities within this scene develop and how this scene is developing within America. During the previous edition over 600 participants from 19 countries came together. More information can be found at: www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/
ADE Next: platform for new talent
Celebrating its seventh edition ADE Next (October 22) brings upcoming DJs and producers in contact with media, artists and other persons relevant to them from the music industry. With a broad program full of workshops, demo sessions and various Q&A’s, ADE Next offers them a helping hand to kick start their careers. More information is available at: www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/
To find out what to expect from the day program take a look at these snapshot videos from ADE 2010.
The ADE festival counts as the world biggest club festival. During this years edition over 200 events take place at a record breaking 52 locations around the city of Amsterdam.
Over 700 artists will perform during ADE and here is a brief snapshot to whet your appetite;
2000 and One (NL), Aeroplane (BE), Afrojack (NL), Alex Flatner (DE), Ambush (US), Âme (DE), Andrew Weatherall (GB), Annie Mac (GB), Anton Pieete (NL), Apparat (DE), Applescal (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), Bart Skils (NL), Baskerville (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Boemklatsch (NL), Boris Werner & William Kouam Djoko (NL), Brodinski (FR), BT (US), Caribou (CA), Carl Cox (GB), Carl Craig (US), Chocolate Puma (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Crookers (IT), Culoe De Song (SA), Daniel Miller (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Derrick May (US), Detroit Grand Pubahs (US), Dimitri Kneppers (NL), Dixon (Innervisions, DE), DJ Judge Jules (GB), DJ Kypski (NL), DJ Simon Patterson (GB), Dr. Lektroluv (BE), Dubfire (IR), Ellen Allien (DE), Eric Prydz (SE), Eskmo (US), Fake Blood (GB), Fedde le Grand (NL), Ferry Corsten (NL), Flowing (DE), Frankie Knuckles (US), Funkerman (NL), Goldfish (SA), Goldie (GB), Gregor Tresher (DE), Groove Armada presents 'Red Light' (GB), Guy J (IL), Heiko Laux (DE), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Hudson Mohawke (GB), Industrialyzer LIVE (PT), James Holden (GB), Jaxx da Fishworks (JP), John Acquaviva (CA), John Dahlback (SE), John Digweed (GB), Jon Rundell (GB), Joost van Bellen (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Kaiserdisco (DE), Karotte (DE), Kate Wax (CH), Kenny Dope (US), Kenny Larkin (US), Kettel (NL), Kyle Hall (US), Lone live (GB), Magda (DE), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Makam (NL), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Mark Knight (GB), Martyn (US) live, Mason (NL), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Mauro Picotto (IT), Melon (NL), Michael Mayer (DE), Michel Cleis (CH) , Miss Nine (NL), Modeselektor live (DE), Monika Kruse (DE), Mousse T. (DE), Nervo (AU), Nick Fiurucci (CA), Nobody Beats The Drum (NL), Özgur Can (SE), Palmbomen (NL), Pional (live) (ES), Radioslave (GB), Real el Canario (ES), Richie Hawtin (CA), Rimer London & Cata.Pirata (NL), RipTide (NL), Riva Starr (GB), Robbie Rivera (PR), Robert Owens (US), Roger Sanchez (US), Ron Carroll (US), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Sander van Doorn (NL), SebastiAn (FR), Sébastien Léger (FR), Shinedoe (NL), Soul Clap (US), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Steve Bug (DE), Steve Lawler (GB), Steve Mac (GB), Steve Rachmad (NL), Stonebridge (SE), Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Sven Väth (DE), The Advent LIVE (GB), The Glitch Mob (US), The Martinez Brothers (US), The Partysquad (NL), The Shapeshifters (GB), Theo Parrish (US), Tocadisco (DE), Tom Novy (DE), Tommie Sunshine (US), Tommy Four Seven (GB), Umek vs Beltek (SI), Warren Fellow (NL), WhoMadeWho live (DK) and many others.
Top 100 DJ Awards
For the first time in its history, the Top 100 DJs Awards ceremony will take place during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) on 20 October, at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Current world’s No.1 DJ, Armin van Buuren will perform alongside David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand and Markus Schulz during a spectacular show, in which the No.1 DJ of 2011 will be revealed.