Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) | Conferences + Performances

Europe’s leading electronic music conference and biggest club festival the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicked off today, October 20th and runs through Sunday, October 23rd with conferences and performances from international electronic and dance music innovators including Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Fatboy Slim along with hundreds of music professionals. ADE is the perfect stage where music professionals and audience meet up, connect and discuss new music, new trends. This year, the four-day conference/festival will include parties, performances, and discussions, in over 44 clubs around the city, with more than 700 artists performing and engaging thousands of visitors a series of engaging discussions are lined up at the conferences.

Check out this list of conference topics:

Richie Hawtin unveils groundbreaking Burn Studios technology at ADE 2010
Internationally revered icon, innovator, and impresario, Richie Hawtin unveils the revolutionary cloud technology that powers – the global music community platform.

The future music platform
“the music platform” — the soon-to-be world of music providers all competing to serve streams & downloads and how experiences, UIs, apps and intelligence are going to be more important than the company selling the subscription.

Music creation, production and performance on new platforms
Filip will discuss digital ecosystems, designed for immersive experiences and the role both physical and digital play in our daily life.

Focus on Brasil
With its hip hop flavoured ghetto music (baile funk) and graffiti scenes going global in recent years and its overall economy currently thriving, Brazil’s cultural influence internationally has never been stronger.

Disintegrating Genres
In an age when genre boundaries are regularly trampled on and ignored with people like Timbaland  using housebeats, rock bands using breakbeats, dance acts sounding like Bon Jovi, rock acts too numerous to mention beefing-up guitar lines with a sequencer, and even R&B songs using rock guitar lines (No No No by Destiny’s Child), the only rule is that there are no longer any rules.

International Golden Gnome Awards
The incredibly unofficial Oscar awards for the dance scene where the creme de la creme in partyland compete to win the prestigious Golden Gnome in categories such as Best Dressed DJ, Most Loveable Agent, Best International Festival etc.

Happy Accidents
Recording studios are complicated places and sometimes people push the wrong button….and that can turn out to be the best mistake they ever made! Delegates (Participating Companies): Native Instruments, Pioneer

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading electronic music conference and the biggest club festival for electronic music. Founded fourteen years ago, ADE first came to light in 1996 as a small conference with a few hundred music professionals and a festival program in 3 clubs with 30 DJs.

Conference Locations: Felix Neritis, The Dylan

Venues: Studio 80, AIR, Boom Chicago, Heineken Music Hall, Hotel Arena, Flex Bar

Line-Up/Artists: Armin van Buuren (NL), Carl Craig (US), David Guetta (FR), Deadmau5 (CA), Fatboy Slim (GB), Fedde Le Grand (NL), Junkie XL (NL), Kaskade (US), Laurent Garnier (FR), Paul van Dyk (DE), Pete Tong (GB), Simian Mobile Disco (GB), Laidback Luke (NL) and François K. (US). Alexander Robotnick (IT), Boys Noize (DE), John Digweed (GB), Sven Väth (DE), The Hacker (FR) and many more.