Theres no arguing when it is said the Dutch know a thing or two about dance music. There’s something in the air there that inspires so many people to become DJs and producers of dance music. We’re not talking about your average run of the mill prom DJ either. We’re talking about some of the biggest talents in EDM. Do the names Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Sander van Doorn, Hardwell, Afrojack, Fedde le Grand, Ferry Corsten, or Sander Kleinenberg ring a bell? If not I think you’re on the wrong website. The Dutch people are extremely proud and honored to have such remarkable DJs represent their nation that they decided to throw a huge festival celebrating the rich dance culture of Holland titled “Amsterdam Dance Event.”
Starting Wednesday October 17th and running through Sunday October 21st the clubs of Amsterdam will be host to the hottest DJs from around the globe playing all sub-categories of EDM. Over 200,000 dance ready clubbers attend the event and are offered 300 different events during the 5 days. ADE has a cool concept where each event is it’s own mini festival. For example, “Armada Night” features none other than Armin himself headlining with support from Aly & Fila, Ashley Wallbridge, and recent “I’ll Listen” remixer, John O’Callaghan. Other familiar event titles include Steve Angello’s “Size Matters,” an Afrojack “Jacked” show, an “Adam Beyer presents Drumcode” event, a “1605 Presents: UMEK” show, and a very special event, the “DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show” where 2012’s number 1 DJ in the world will be announced. Last year it was Frenchman David Guetta who took the number 1 spot. After the big debacle of fake votes, we’ll have to see who takes the crown this year.
ADE is not only a place to gather for music, but a place to gather for business and education. Many conferences are held during this week ranging from the business of EDM to new innovative production techniques and the future of dance music. These conferences are essential to the industries growth and many are excited for what lies ahead for dance music.
Check out the incredible event for yourself at http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/
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Written by Mitch DeFrain