10 of the Best Photos from Dockyard Festival

Dockyard x Mystic Garden is one of the most exciting and invigorating parties of the ADE meet up each year.

It pairs off industrial vibes with fairytale and dream like production, a world class crowd who know their music and love to dance and also this year showcased some cool new names that had been talent picked all year long.

Surgeon and Lady Starlight live was a real highlight, while Radio Salve laid down some heavy techno, Maxtrixxmann and Ellen Allien went back to back with a dark and twisted set of techno and disco, Eats everything layered up the bumping bass, Latumn and Joey Daniel were some new school talents who impressed, techno from Oscar Mulero and Paco Osuna and many more also made this a standout year.

These are 10 photos that really show you what an essential event this is.

France to be the focus of ADE at the French Electronic Lab

France has always been a rich and innovating country when it comes to electronic music.

The land of festivals, clubs, underground raves, not to forget the free parties, France offers a large diversity of actors, music and events. The country is now more than ever a breeding ground of talented creators, which allows the French scene to shine internationally. Electronic music is in fact the directory which exports the best abroad.

On Thursday the 17th of October, Technopol, the SACEM and Bureau Export will present for the first time the French Electronic Lab at De Balie to celebrate all this.

Conferences, showcases and speed meetings : an emphasis will be put on the presenting the French electronic music ecosystem via its actors (artists, labels, bookers) and its distributors (clubs & festivals). A day for exchanges, information and meeting, the venue will highlight the dynamism of the current French scene.

The goal of the French Electronic Lab is to give an outline of electronic music in France and its strengths, during panels, in English, all based around the same theme : How to work with the French market? Throughout the day, we will give the necessary tools to professionals to develop a long-lasting relationship with the principal figures of this country.

The French Electronic Lab will be open to everyone and will take place in the cultural venue De Balie from 12pm until 7pm.

The programme:

12pm — 14pm : FRENCH BRUNCH

The French Electronic Lab opens with a Frenc Brunch in partnership with Shotgun and Animal Records & Kitchen.

1pm — 5pm : CONFERENCES

How to work with French Institutions
1pm — 1.45pm
Frédéric Hocquard, Deputy Mayor in charge of nightlife and cultural economy, Michel Pilot, cultural advisor of Jack Lang (ex Minister of Culture) and General Secretary of the Union Chamber for musical venues and Tommy Vaudecrane, President of Technopol.

How to work with clubs and festivals
2pm — 2.45pm
Brice Coudert, Artistic Director of Concrete / Weather Festival / Dehors Brut, Mathieu Fonsny, Artistic Director of Marsatac & Joran Le Corre, Artistic Director of Panoramas Festival

How to work with labels, booking and management agencies
3pm — 3.45pm
Max Le Disez from AMS Bookings, Thomas Lefrançois from Allo Floride, Louis Lambilliotte from Because Editions and Rachel Graham from InFiné Music and Passé Projects & Publishing

I <3 U SO: Examples of The Best Export Campaigns from Top French Industry Figures
4pm — 4.45pm
Marie Dapoigny, Digital Editor at Mixmag, Thibaut Casanova, Director of International Development at Warner Music, Chiara Belolo, General Manager at Scorpio, Quentin Leblet, A&R, Creative Director & Sync Manager at Unity Publishing


In partnership with Overact, this French Aperitif will be an opportunity for people to meet and converse. It will also be the opportunity to announce the winners of the Raise Your Act competition. There will also be a musical showcase by the artist Toh Imago who will present his new album Nord Noir signed on the Infiné Music label.

For more information, go to the Amsterdam Dance Event website or the French Electronic Lab Facebook event.
The French Electronic Lab is open to ADE pass holders.

Maceo Plex Takes Lone Romantic Show to ADE

Following another summer of high-profile gigs, Maceo Plex is set to bring his Lone Romantic showcase to Elementenstraat on October, 19th with an expectedly impressive line-up.

The provocative night will feature myriad of exquisite underground talent from the likes of Anthony Rother, Ben UFO, Brame & Hamo, I-F, Joy Orbison, Legowelt, Robert Hood, The Hacker, Young Marco, Maceo Plex (and his electro alias Mariel Ito) all playing across two electrifying rooms.

This unique party starts at 9am running until the late evening and boasts a standout line-up that is as forward-thinking as we would expect from the Miami-born tastemaker.

Tickets on sale now on the Awakenings website.


Carl Cox Returns to ADE with Massive Awesome Soundwaves showcase

Undoubtedly one of the globe’s most popular DJs, this ADE Carl Cox will be bringing his Awesome Soundwaves label to Elementenstraat for a very special one-off show alongside some of his favourite established and emerging artists.

It happens at Warehouse Elementenstraat on October 17th in tandem with ADE.

Playing will be the likes of Christopher Coe, Hannes Bieger, Julien Chaptal, Mat Playford, Reinier Zonneveld and Quazar, while on a DJ set tip, the likes of Acid Mondays, Alex Kennon, Chelina Manuhutu and of course, Carl himself are sure to excite.

Head to the Awakenings website for more.


Boat Party Series Sound-Fleet Announces HOSH, Magdalena, Michael Mayer, Steve Bug, Marcel Fengler During ADE

The first Sound-Fleet party of this year’s ADE is on October 16th and is a Rejected Party with key players Franky Rizardo, Michel De Hey, Steve Bug, Josh Butler, Dennis Quin and Edwin Oosterwal. Expect forward thinking house and techno from some of the day’s most exciting acts as well as some local legends. 
On October 17th The Bliss Office Showcase is lined-up with techno heavyweight Marcel Fengler joined by Farrago, Joyhauser, Milo Spykers and very special guests. The Bliss Office is a brand new agency representing the finest techno artists of the moment so expect nothing but the best at this landmark event.  The second of two parties on October 17th will see essential tech house queen Magdalena host her Shadows party with Kompakt label head Michael Mayer, plus Gheist and Tom Zeda joined by a special guest. These parties are about melodic, progressive, emotive house and techno and the setting couldn’t not be more special for this edition. It’s Dutch icon Olivier Weiter who is going to set sail on October 18th with some of his musically respected colleagues joining him. 
On October 19th, melodic house master and Diynamic associate HOSH brings his fryhide crew for a party on the water with key label associates Tone Depth, Groj playing live, Simao and 1979 all serving up real musical journeys, while the final epic party welcomes the Muse crew hosted by founders Lehar and Musumeci, with guests Agents of Time (DJ set) and Phunkadelica (Live).
Head to the Sound-Fleet website for more information.

Amsterdam Dance Events announce a massive first lineup for 2015

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and conference for electronic music, today reveals the first selection of artists that will perform from 14 to 18 October. The ADE is preparing for its 20th annual edition with 2,200 performing artists at one hundred of the most diverse venues in Amsterdam. Over 365,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit the event this year.

In the past twenty years ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and leading acts from the mainstream and the underground dance scenes, across every genre of electronic music. In addition to the extensive live line-up of the ADE Festival, the daytime program, ADE Playground, offers music enthusiasts a large and varied program including exhibitions, in-store showcases, tech workshops, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city centre. The business aspect of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, new talent and the education of students.

Biggest club festival in the world
The ADE is the biggest club festival in the world with performances by 2,200 artists at 300 events spread over 100 venues. The five-day music program covers all things electronic music. Currently over 500 artists are confirmed. Among the first selection of artists announced today are:

&Me (DE), Adam Beyer (SE), Adriatique (CH), Agoria (FR), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alesso (SE), Andhim (DE), Antal (NL), Anthony Parasole (US), Apollonia (FR), Armin van Buuren (NL), Art Department (CA), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Black Coffee (ZA), Bonobo (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Cassy (AT), Cleavage (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Damian Lazarus (GB), Dauwd (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE), DJ Rush (US), DJ Sneak (CA), DJ Qu (US), Donato Dozzy (IT), Dubfire (US), Fernanda Martins (BR), Fort Romeau (GB), GE-OLOGY (US), George FitzGerald (GB), Green Velvet (US), Guti (AR), Happa (GB), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Horse Meat Disco (gb), Hot Since 82 (UK), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Ici Sans Merci (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Jeff Mills (US), Joran van Pol (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karmon (NL), Kate Boy (SE), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kolombo (BE), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Len Faki (DE), Leon Vynehall (US), Levon Vincent (US), Maceo Plex (US), Machinedrum (US), Malawi (NL), Marcel Fengler (DE), Markus Schulz (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Matador (IE), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Menno de Jong (NL), Midland (GB), Monika Kruse (DE), Moodymann (US), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Octave One (US), Odesza (US), Oliver Heldens (NL), Osunlade (US), Pan-Pot (DE), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Perc (GB), Petar Dundov (HR), PETDuo (BR), Petre Inspirescu (RO), Posij (NL), Raresh (RO), Rebekah (GB), Rebolledo (MX), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Robert Hood (US), Robin Schulz (DE), ROD (NL), Romare (GB), Ron Morelli (US),Ron Trent (US), Rødhåd (DE), Sandrien (NL), Santé (DE), Scuba (UK), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sidney Charles (DE), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stanislav Tolkachev (UA), Stefano Noferini (IT), Surgeon (GB), The Gaslamp Killer (US), The Hacker (FR), The Martinez Brothers (US), Tiësto (NL), Truss (GB), Tsepo (NL), Tyree Cooper (US), Vicetone (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) and many more.


ADE completes its lineup for 2014

Amsterdam becomes the centre of the global dance music scene for five days showcasing over 2000 international artists

With just three weeks to go, the preparations are in full swing for the nineteenth edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and leading conference for electronic music. Today the organization has finalized the already impressive festival line-up with the addition of new names. The five-day ADE Festival, which takes place from 15 to 19 October, will showcase a record number of 2,224 national and international artists from 57 countries.

More than 400 journalists, 5000 conference delegates and an expected 350,000 festival visitors are set to travel from all over the world to the city of Amsterdam, as the ADE, an initiative of Buma, puts the international spotlight on Amsterdam for five full days.

Unique locations across every part of the city
The ADE Festival offers a hugely varied program, taking place across 85 of the cities most diverse locations. From traditional clubs and music venues like Melkweg, Studio 80, Paradiso, Trouw and Escape, to post-industrial sheds in the NDSM shipyard and the Westergasterrein, as well as rather more unusual venues like the Concertgebouw, the Compagnietheater and the Amsterdam Arena, alongside newly incorporated venues like the Volkshotel and the Tolhuistuin, the ADE Festival is truly the biggest club festival in world.

New acts revealed today:
Anja Schneider (DE), Antal (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), Bassjackers (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Ben UFO (GB), Black Coffee (ZA), Buraka Som Sistema (PT), Carl Craig (US), Chuckie (NL), Dash Berlin (NL), Detroit Swindle (NL), DJ Harvey (GB), DJ Jazzy Jeff (US), DVS1 (US), Falco Benz (NL), FKA Twigs (GB), Floating Points (GB), Four Tet (GB), François K (FR), GAIA (NL), Goldfish (ZA), Heidi (DE), Hieroglyphic Being (US), Hunee (DE), Interstellar Funk (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jamie Jones (GB), Job Jobse (NL), John Dahlbäck (US), Jon Hopkins (GB), Joy Orbison (GB), Julio Bashmore (GB), Kevin Saunderson (US), Knarsetand (NL), Legowelt (NL), Magda (Poland), Mano Le Tough (IE), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Martin Garrix (NL), Martyn (NL), Mathew Jonson (CA), Matthew Dear (US), Max Cooper (GB), Michel de Hey (NL), Mike Mago (NL), Mind Against (IT), MR Probz (NL), Osunlade (US), Outbreak (AU), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Pete Tong (GB), Prosumer (GB), Robert Hood (US), Ron Morelli (US), Ron Trent (US), Secret Cinema (NL), Seth Troxler (US), Seven Davis Jr (US), Skream (GB), Soul Clap (US), Steve Rachmad (NL), Subp Yao (NL), Surgeon (GB), Talaboman (ES & SE), Tale Of Us (IT), Tama Sumo (DE), The Prophet (NL), tINI (DE), Tommie Sunshine (US), Tommy, Four Seven (DE), Traxx (US), Tripeo (NL), Voices From The Lake (IT), Wildstylez (NL), William Kouam Djoko (NL), Young Marco (NL)

These acts join a total of 2,224 acts performing at this years event, including: 
A Made Up Sound (NL), Adam Beyer (SE), Adana Twins (DE), Afrojack (NL), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alex Bau (DE), Andy Moor (GB), Axel Boman (SE), Ben Sims (GB), Benny Rodrigues (NL), Black Asteroid (US), Black Sun Empire (NL), Blacknecks (GB), Blawan (GB), Bugge Wesseltoft (NO), Butch (DE), Camo & Krooked (AT), Catz 'N Dogz (PL), Chase & Status (GB), Chris Liebing (DE), Christian Smith (SE), Danny Daze (US), Dave Clarke (GB), David August (DE), Davide Squillace (IT), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Deep Dish (US), Derrick May (US), DJ Koze (DE), DJ Pierre (US), DJ Rush (US), DJ Stingray 313 (US), DJ W!LD (FR), Dollkraut (NL), Dominik Eulberg (DE), Dubfire (US), DVS1 (US), Eats Everything (GB), Extrawelt (DE), Funkinevil (Kyle Hall & Funkineven) (US & GB), Gaiser (US), Gary Beck (GB), Green Velvet (US), Gregor Tresher (DE), Gui Boratto (BR), Guti (AR), Guy Gerber (IL), H.O.S.H. (DE), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Hot Since 82 (GB), Joey Beltram (US), John Digweed (GB), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karenn (GB), Karotte (DE), KiNK (BG), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kölsch (DK), Kryder (GB), Laurent Garnier (FR), Loco Dice (DE), Lunice (CA), Maceo Plex (US), Maetrik (US), Marcel Vogel (NL), Marcellus Pittman (US), Martin Buttrich (DE), Matador (IE), Max Graef (AU), Maya Jane Coles (GB), Michael Mayer (DE), Monika Kruse (DE), Mount Kimbie (GB), Nic Fanciulli (GB), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Oscar Mulero (ES), Pan-Pot (DE), Pleasurekraft (US), Popof (FR), Rebekah (GB), Recondite (DE), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Robag Wruhme (DE), Rødhåd (DE), Rustie (GB), Sasha (GB), Scuba (GB), Shadow Child (GB), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stefano Noferini (IT), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Super8 & Tab (FI), Ten Walls (LT), The Magician (BE), Tom Trago (NL), Truss (GB), Zoot Woman (GB) and many more.

The full list of confirmed acts can be found at www.a-d-e.nl

Buy festival tickets here: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/tickets/festival/
Read the new ADE Magazine here: http://issuu.com/amsterdamdanceevent/docs/djb64_ade_special_issuu
More information here: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl

ADE Playground: From Day To Night at ADE

The 18th Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will feature significant expansion of daytime programADE Playground. ADE Playground transforms Amsterdam into the biggest pop-up store on the planet and offers a platform for studio sessions, hardware workshops, movie screenings, art exhibitions, in-store performances by top record labels and more exclusive events related to dance music. DJs and artists turn the centre of the city of Amsterdam into a veritable playground for electronic music fans, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and the chance to get up close and personal with top performers in unusual venues.

This year’s ADE Playground has more panels, technology partners, exhibitions, locations, workshops and showcases then ever before. There has never been a better opportunity for man to engage, learn and liaise with like-minded individuals. The ADE Card that grants access to the entire Playground program is available for only 10 euros. Highlights of the 2013 ADE Playground program include:

ADE MusicTalks

Get up close to your favorite DJs and artists at ADE MusicTalks. These new Q&A sessions with leading DJs and artists take place at Konings & Keune.  The sessions will give music fans the chance to chat and engage with artists in live Q&A’s as DJ’s share their experience, passion and music! First confirmed speakers are Joris Voorn (NL), Chuckie (NL), Headhunterz (NL) and DJ Black Coffee (SA). More announced soon.

Melkweg Cinema

In the heart of the city Melkweg will be playing host to a selection of new musical documentaries and films as part of the ADE Playground program: Ruud Pelgrum’s ‘In Extase’ (In Ecstasy), a deep insightful look into how producers control the crowd and induce trance-like sensations, Farid Slimani’s ‘Back in the House’, a film that will take you back, way back, to a time when house music ruled New York City with one-off interviews featuring legends Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Joe Claussell and many more. And finally, to get your bpm really racing ‘Old School Renegades’, a film that highlights the development of the rave scene in the early ‘90s, featuring Joey Beltram, SL2, 808 State, Lenny Dee. Find out more.

Native, Ableton and Pioneer showcase at ADE Playground

Calling all gearheads and software junkies: this years ADE’s Playground brings you some of the most prestigious names in music technology including Native Instruments, Ableton andPioneer. At ADE Playground you’ll be able to see all the latest gear and developments from the world’s biggest producers in music hardware and software, showcased by the tech company’s leading specialists. Drop in during the day and you might even get the chance to see one of your favourite ADE performing DJs flaunt their talent on their respective appliances, offering a unique insight into how the big names are cutting it nowadays. So whether you’re the budding, young, bedroom-producer, DJ type or you have an extensive career in delivering to your audience, this is a once in a year opportunity to meet the team behind everyone’s favourite machines, whilst giving you a hands-on opportunity to sample some of the best gear available.Find out more.

Kompakt goes all out

Cologne based label Kompakt will celebrate their 20 year anniversary with a series of events throughout the conference. Directly in the middle of Amsterdam’s Red Light District at the Oz. Project Space, you’ll be able to find the team behind Germany’s leading electronic imprint behind the counter at their very own pop-up store. Having taken the project all across Europe, the label has teamed up with Electronic Beats to provide a face-to-face front where you can meet the label’s key founders, purchase exclusive content and watch intimate, in-store performances. Find out more.

The initial ADE Playground program is already online, with more information to be added as we get imminently closer to the festival. Remember these events are only open to those with anADE Card, which are available from ADE outlets or online for EUR 10,-.

Get your ADE Card here: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/tickets/ade-card/

ADE 5 day tickets SOLD OUT and more acts added!

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

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

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

To find out more visit http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl and keep up with all of the latest news on Facebook and Twitter


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).

Amsterdam Dance Event reveals first festival acts

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has just released the first selection of confirmed artists that are scheduled for the upcoming edition. The sixteenth edition of the ADE, which takes place from 19 to 22 October, promises to be the biggest to date with a varied and extensive international programming in a record breaking 52 venues around Amsterdam. In the past sixteen years the ADE has become the most important showcase festival and conference for electronic music in the world. For the upcoming edition the organization expects more than 130,000 visitors, of which 25,000 are from all across Europe.
AfrojackHeadlines for the next edition include Grammy Award winner Afrojack (NL), who scored a number one hit in America recently, the world tour of Richie Hawtin’s (CA) new Plastikman 1.5 show superstar David Guetta (FR), techno legend Carl Cox (US) and the current number one DJ in the world Armin van Buuren (NL).
Other confirmed acts:
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), Ben Klock (DE), Boemklatsch (NL), Boris Werner & William Kouam Djoko (NL), Brodinski (FR), Caribou (CA), Carl Cox (GB), Carl Craig (US), Chocolate Puma (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Christian 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), Dubfire (IR), Ellen Allien (DE), 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 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), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Makam (NL), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Martyn (US) live, Mason (NL), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Mauro Picotto (IT), Melon (NL), Michael Mayer (DE), Michel Cleis (CH) , Modeselektor live (DE), Monika Kruse (DE), Mousse T. (DE), Nick Fiurucci (CA), 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), Robert Owens (US), Ron Carroll (US), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Sander van Doorn (NL), SebastiAn (FR), Shinedoe (NL), Soul Clap (US), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Steve Bug (DE), Steve Mac (GB), Steve Rachmad (NL), Stonebridge (SE), Sven Väth (DE), The Advent LIVE (GB), The Glitch Mob (US), The Martinez Brothers (US), The Partysquad (NL), The Shapeshifters (GB), Theo Parrish (US), Tom Novy (DE), Tommie Sunshine (US), Tommy Four Seven (GB), Umek vs Beltek (SI), WhoMadeWho live (DK) and many more. In total over 700 acts are scheduled to play the ADE.
Record number of stages
In 2011 the ADE works with a record number of 52 venues around Amsterdam, including Paradiso, Melkweg, Escape, Panama, Air, Chicago Social Club, Heineken Music Hall, Jimmy Woo, Ocean Diva, Studio 80, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Supperclub, Trouw and Westerunie. Amongst the locations there are also many first-time locations as Bloc23, bus Museum, Gazz, Havana, House of Rising muzyQ, Minibar, Pand 14, Rust and The Sun.