The recent edition of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) held this past October 18-22 was an astounding success with organizers reporting a record 395,000 people who attended the five-day event.
Marking its 21st year, ADE has cemented its position as the leading global platform for electronic music. Around 7,200 representatives from over 90 countries participated in this year’s electronic music conference while China hosted a special pavilion to showcase the country’s electronic music scene, a first for ADE. In addition, Morocco was chosen to be spotlighted in this year’s ADE Global View, highlighting its growing and unique music scene that is beginning to be noticed across the globe.
On the music side, there were more DJs that took part in the ADE Soundlab than ever before. Artists like Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin, Soulwax and Tiga, Surgeon, Lady Starlight and Oliver Heldens gave an insight into their DJ and studio set ups. Meanwhile night program also included some “cross-overs” with other genres with special productions at unique locations including Underworld performing at the cycle passage of Rijksmuseum and Colin Benders at Rembrandthuis.