The 2012 edition will welcome more than 3,500 conference and 180,000 festival visitors from around the world, in addition to 800 international artists, who will perform at more than 350 events across 80 venues in the city.
New additions to the festival program
The ADE is traditionally the time of the year at which the internationally vibrant dance scene alights in every corner of Amsterdam. At night, the capital of the Netherlands becomes the scene of the biggest club festival in the world, where at 80 locations and at least 350 different club nights visitors can dance to the most diverse electronic music of all the major names in the genre. New acts added to the ever-growing bill include 2000 and One (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Benga (GB), Christian Smith (SE), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Guerilla Speakers (NL), Jackmaster (GB), John Dahlbeck (SE), Kabale und Liebe (NL), Laidback Luke (NL), Mathew Jonson (CA), Oliver Hunteman (DE), Prins Thomas (NO), San Proper (NL) and many others. Here’s just a a small selection of the many festival highlights:
On Wednesday 17th October Josh Wink's Ovum Recordings returns to Chicago Social Club with guests including Steve Bug and Shlomi Aber. Over at Gashouder there's an Awakenings ADE special with Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim and guests, whilst the MC Theater plays host to Paramount Artists Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Agoria and more. Thursday 18th October sees Dutchman Joris Voorn join forces with Derrick May, Deetron and Edwin Oosterwal as Rejected take over Studio 80. Meanwhile it's the Flying Circus 5th Year Anniversary Party at WesterUnie, Ferry Corsten, Chicane and Bassjackers at Undercurrent and over at AIR, It's All Gone Pete Tong with Pete Tong, Damian Lazarus, Shawn Reeves, Ryan Crosson ad Justin Martin. It's awards night on Friday 19th October as the DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show takes place at Amsterdam Convention Factory. And at venues across the city…Richie Hawtin presents ENTER. at Gashouder, Melkweg welcomes Dave Clarke, Green Velvet, Octave One and friends, it's a Dirty Dutch Exodus at the Ziggo Dome and label showcases by Mobilee, Rush Hour and Defected ensure Friday night is jumpin'.
Saturday 20th October also offers up a wide-range of musical treats, including Cocoon at Convention Factory with a special 4-hour set from Ricardo Villalobos. Meanwhile at Trouw, two musical heroes meet as DJ Harvey and Andrew Weatherall step up at the RA Vs ADE Special and over at Hotel Arena Germany meets France as Tresor and Deeply Rooted House welcome guests including Juan Atkins, Patrice Scott and Mike Huckaby. And this year the party officially continues into Sunday as Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb present Crew Love at Melkweg, secretsundaze and The Secret Agency take over Studio 80, Roger Sanchez presents Strealth at Escape and Dekmantel presents A Night With Jeff Mills. In total, over 800 artists will perform at the 5-day event.
ADE Pro 5-day passes sell out in record time
In seventeen years, the ADE has grown into an extensive and leading platform in which all facets of electronic music culture are discussed. The business part of the event is widely regarded as the most important of its kind and offers a day program at six different locations on a wide range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, harder dance styles, new talent and education of students. ADE 5-day conference tickets have sold out in record time once again but there are a limited number of 1-day tickets still available for Friday (19/10) and Saturday (20/10). You can find highlights of the conference program so far on this link.
Music and Bits
We are happy to present a new edition of Music and Bits at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event. Music and Bits is a dedicated conference program within ADE that focuses on trends, business opportunities and the latest developments in the world of online music. The program features some of the most upfront creative and original minds in the entertainment industry. Amongst the conference delegates you will find people from the music industry, entrepreneurs, bloggers, press, developers, hackers and music enthusiasts. Music and Bits takes place on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October at De Balie. Guest speakers so far include CASH Music (Maggie Vail, US), Whosampled? (Nadav Poraz, GB), Tastemakerx (Sandro Pugliese, US), Topspin (Ranasighne, US), Shuffler.fm (Tim Heineke, NL), Songpop (Mathieu Nouzareth, FreshPlanet Inc., US), This is my Jam (Matthew Ogle, US), We Make Awesome Sh.it (Syd Lawrence, GB) and reps from TurntableFM and Last.fm.
ADE Next, the conference platform for new talent, also returns for 2012, offering a broad program featuring producers and DJs at the top of their game in addition to many of the key managers, agents and industry professionals from around the globe, all eager to share their knowledge and experience. Don't miss the opportunity to see Sander van Doorn and Objekt telling you personally how they produce as both of these (very different) producers will bring their home studio to the conference. There’s also a remix workshop with Marc JB, who’s been on remix duties for the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, P!nk, Ke$ha, Kelis and Katy Perry. Dutch house guy Vato Gonzalez will conduct a masterclass dissecting one of his club hits. And if you feel comfortable enough to face Dave Clarke, the much feared and brutally honest Demolitian Panel is were you should go. Drop your demo in the demo box that’s set up at the registration desk during the conference, and top DJ and producer Dave Clarke will be the judge of it: ‘Although the title of the panel suggests explosive commentary,’ Clarke says, ‘you should see this as an opportunity to get support and great insight into your unsigned music by some of the top professionals in this field.’
ADE Playground is ADE’s new day program that will spread the ADE vibe to a range of locations in Amsterdam and aims to become the largest pop-up shop in the world! Take part in a range of special events at all kinds of creative hotspots dotted around the city. Roof top terraces, clothing shops, hotels, pubs or even a container building right in the middle of the town…The extensive program includes masterclasses by Akai Professional,Numark, Pioneer and Native Instruments, an SAE Meets BEAT M UP beatmaker session at SAE Studios and an exclusive workshop by Detroit house legend Mike Huckaby, who will explain the possibilities of Native Instruments’ mighty Maschine. For more info on Playground and the ADE Card, follow this link.
The ADE will take place from 17 to 21 October and is organized by Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma
Over 800 artists will perform at ADE this year. Here’s some of the names announced so far:
2000 and One (NL), 2562 (NL), Adam Beyer (SE), Adana Twins (DE), Afrojack (NL), Agoria (FR), Âme (DE), Anja Schneider (DE), Angger Dimas (ID), Bassjackers (NL), Blawan (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Brodinski (FR), Bart Skils (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Ben UFO (GB), Benga (GB), Boemklatsch (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Carl Craig (US), Catz 'N Dogz (PL), Christian Smith (SE), Conforce (NL), Ceephax Acid Crew (GB), Chris Liebing (DE), Christian Varela (ES), Cinnaman (NL), Crookers (IT), Danny Krivit (US), Danny Daze (US), Danny Howells (GB), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Dismantle (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), Deetron (CH), Derrick May (US), DJ Deep (FR), DJ Harvey (US), DJ Sneak (US), DJ T. (DE), DJ+ (NL), Dosem (ES), DVS1 (US), Drumcell (US), Dubfire (US), DVS1 (US), Eats Everything (GB), Ellen Allien (DE), Eric de Man (NL), Fatboy Slim (GB), Ferry Corsten (NL), François K (US), Frankie Knuckles (US), Full Crate (NL), FS Green (NL), Gesaffelstein (FR), Giles Smith (GB), Green Velvet (US), Gui Boratto (BR), Guti (AR), Guy Gerber (IL), Gabriel Ananda (DE), Gomes (NL), Gregor Salto (NL), Guerilla Speakers (NL), Hardwell (NL), Henzel & Disco Nova (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jameszoo (NL), JazzSteppa (DE), John Dahlbeck (SE), Josh Wink (US), James Priestley (GB), Joe Claussell (US), John Digweed (GB), Joost van Bellen (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Josh Wink (US), Junkie XL (NL), Kabale und Liebe (NL), Kubus (NL), Kypski (NL),, Karotte (DE), Kevin Saunderson (US), Kölsch (DK), Laidback Luke (NL), Layo & Buschwaka (GB), Legowelt & Xosar (NL), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Maarten Mittendorff (NL), Maceo Plex (US), Makam (NL), Marc Romboy (DE), Martin Buttrich (DE), Mauro Picotto (IT), Max Cooper (GB) live, Mathew Jonson (CA), Mathias Kaden (DE), Mauro Picotto, Merdan Taplak (BE), Minilogue (SE), Michel de Hey (NL), Mightyfools (NL), Miss Kittin (FR), Miss Nine (NL), Nervo (AU), Nina Kraviz (RU), Nobody Beats The Drum 333" (NL), Noir (DK), Objekt (DE), Oliver Koletzki (DE), Oliver Huntemann (DE), Pearson Sound (GB), Portico Quartet (GB), Prins Thomas (NO), Palmbomen (NL), Paul van Dyk (DE), Petar Dundov (HR), Pete Tong (GB), Planetary Assault Systems (GB), Presk (NL), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Rodriguez Jr. (FR), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Sander van Doorn (NL), Sandwell District (DE), San Proper (NL), Sandrien (NL), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Steve Bug (DE), Seth Troxler (GB), Simian Mobile Disco (GB), Simon Dunmore (US), Sinjin Hawke (ES), Steve Bug (DE), Steve Rachmad (NL), Subb-an, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Surgeon (GB), Tale of Us (DE), The Advent (GB), The Flexican & Sef (NL), The Magician (BE), Tom Trago (NL), The Glimmers (BE), Yolanda Be Cool (AU), Todd Terry (US), Tommie Sunshine (US).