This morning’s mix is a celebration, once again, of the French sound. This is a very special remastered live set from two and a half hours of a set shared by Cassius, Thomas Bangalter, and DJ Falcon at the Amsterdam Dance Event in 2002. This set is really as diverse as it gets — they touch on everything from Prince to the most classic house with Steve Silk Hurley to Mystikal, Busta Rhymes, and Nelly. It’s all wrapped together with a pristine and propelling early aughts French house touch. Whether or not you’re feeling Random Access Memories right now, this is something all dance lovers will be able to agree upon.
It has been a decade since Carl Cox brought his Global radio show, where he has became somewhat of a taste-maker to the worlds of acid house and techno, to the masses. His 500th episode landed at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event and the mini documentary above showcases this momentous occasion. Cox joins big names like Armin van Buuren and Tiesto in using mini documentaries like this to give fans an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes. The almost thirty minute video features cameos from Richie Hawtin and Fatboy Slim and gives a brief history of Carl himself — from the early days to his now continued legacy.Posted by
The 18th annual Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from October 16th to October 20th in 2013. The world renowned event experienced massive growth in 2012, with over 200,000 festival visitors, 3800 conference delegates and over 1700 international artists performing across 5 full days of electronic music. 2012′s crowning achievement was the ADE playground, wherein attendees were treated to studio sessions, equipment demonstrations, film screenings, exhibitions and more by some the top DJs and producers in the business. In 2013, ADE plans to expand the size and scope of both the conference and the Playground to accommodate the expected growth.
ADE Director Richard Zijlma had this to say;
“We intend to further expand ADE Playground this year in order to build a truly great creative platform that reflects the richness and diversity of both electronic music and global dance music culture.”
For more information on ADE visit www.amsterdam-dance-event.nlPosted by
Fedde Le Grand’s next monster production is on the way — but before its December 24th release, we get a small taste with its music video. The club rocking tune is fitting any of Fedde’s sets, and its accompanying video portrays its dance floor appeal. Serving as the recap of Fedde’s ADE Takeover, we are taken through the night of October 19th, 2012, when Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and Sick Individuals opened for the man himself at Escape Club. Check out the video and anticipate the arrival of “Raw” on Christmas Eve.Posted by
I sat down at a table in the Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam and ordered a coffee. All around me, clusters of people were gathered at other tables and bars, talking business and listening to new music. The vibe was as exciting as it was professional — and despite my lack of sleep on the overnight flight, I was energized and ready to go. (A double shot of espresso in my hotel beforehand didn’t hurt either.)
Amsterdam Dance Event is a five-day music conference and festival that takes place in the Netherlands in October. The conference, ADE Pro, is a global gathering of ‘delegates’ — over 3,800 in total — and official events take place nightly along with countless other parties thrown by the agencies, record labels, or simply the artists themselves. It’s a showcase for dance music from all over the world, and it serves as a gigantic meetup for the people who care most passionately about the scene.
Watch this: DJ Chuckie at Dirty Dutch Exodus 2012, Ziggo Dome Amsterdam (update: official after movie)
Are you ready to see the craziest production ever? Dirty Dutch Exodus at the Ziggo Dome, produced by ID&T, was by far the most ridiculous party during ADE. Here’s to hoping they bring this one to America too.
Update: Chuckie has posted an official after-movie for the event. (Full 23 minute video still available below.)
In honor of Amsterdam Dance Event, we’ve compiled an assortment of tracks representing the wide variety of music being played in Holland this week. Ranging from tech house and techno to breaks and hardstyle, this 10 track playlist is the next best thing to a one-way ticket to the Netherlands. Click after the break for your chance to live out the Amsterdam Dance Event vicariously through our playlist.
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We’re live in the studio with Afrojack in Amsterdam right now!
Update: Afrojack had to go to Disneyland, but we are live with Andy Sherman of Shermanlogy!
Update 2: Seems the Internet can’t handle all of Shermanology’s new beats right now, but the Afrojack stream is available to watch on UStream, and below.
Superstar DJ Armin van Buuren announces today the first batch of cities for his A State of Trance 600 world tour at the Amsterdam Dance Event. In usual fashion, Armin is using a live YouTube broadcast of his 583rd ASOT episode to announce the first several stops on this year’s tour whilst playing his picks from the week. We already know Mexico City is the first stop on February 16th of next year, but tune in now to hear about the rest.