ADE 2017 Will Feature Four Events With Focus on Asia

That Asia is the next big market for the electronic music world doesn’t surprise most people, certainly not us at 6AM who have been involved with the region since our beginnings.

This is reflected by the attention the region is getting during this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), set to take place October 18-22nd throughout the world-famous Dutch city.

This year the festival programme includes four separate events specifically focusing on Asia:

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Coors Light Snowbombing Announces Dates for 2018

After a hugely successful inaugural edition in 2017, “the world’s greatest music festival on snow” returns to Canada in 2018.

Coors Light Snowbombing returns to the Sun Peaks ski resort in British Columbia, Canada from April 5 to 9, 2018. The resort will once more see thousands flock to the snow-capped mountains for an unforgettable week of pistes, parties and festival spirit unlike any other.

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Music Enthusiasts Rejoice: ADE 2017 Sound Lab To Run Three Days with Surgeon, DVS1, Tiga and More

The ADE Sound Lab is back and will run for three days at the ADE 2017 Festival Hangout, located at De Brakke Grond.

ADE Sound Lab calls on all aspiring DJs, producers or just music enthusiasts to mark their calendars for what is bound to be a full immersion program one of the most influential and consistently exciting parts of ADE. While you don’t have to be a sound “geek” to enjoy ADE’s Sound Lab, there is no doubt that the very backbone of the program is bound to get any gear and music production aficionado salivating, with with demos, workshops, masterclasses, presentations of new and conceptual instruments, audio-visual experiences, modular synth setups and live performances all scheduled to take place.

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ADE Green: Spearheading The Campaign For Circular Festivals World Over

ADE Green is one of the festival’s key programs, focusing on sustainability and the social components and innovation needed to make it happen.

In today’s world, with electronic music festivals getting bigger than ever and our scene impacting the world more and more every day, the need for sustainability and green initiatives is paramount. Presented by ADE, Absolut and other key ADE partners, this year’s ADE Green program seeks to tackle some key questions pertaining to these subjects:

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“Dave Clarke Presents” Returns to ADE 2017 with Heavy Techno and Electro Roster

The much-awaited Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) finally returns this year. This also means the return of one of ADE’s most anticipated events, Dave Clarke Presents, which marks its 13th edition this year.

This coming edition of Dave Clarke Presents at ADE 2017 is on October 20 at the Melkweg Amsterdam, and it promises to provide a unique music experience filled with techno and electro and spearheaded by the Baron himself, Dave Clarke. This year’s lineup is deep and has been generating excitement amongst festival-goers headed to Amsterdam in October.

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DJsounds Celebrate Kappa FuturFestival in Torino With New Short Film

Kappa FuturFestival is Italy’s biggest and best house and techno festival, and a new film by DJsounds shows just why. In it, the global video web channel DJsounds.com—which is now 10 years old—really captures how the huge event has evolved and grown over the years.

Starting over a decade ago, DJsounds.com is a global video web channel, producing feature interviews and event footage from around the globe, dedicated to the electronic music industry.  Established when online video of club culture was in its infancy, DJsounds has matured over 1,200 clips celebrating artists, parties and festivals across the globe. Now in 2017 – an age where every festival, club and artist create their own videos – rather than compete, we are also using our unique, impartial position to explore, investigate and uncover intriguing and fascinating facets of electronic music culture via longer length documentaries.

The film touches on the origins of the festival, the landmark performances and features interviews with the likes of Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Kölsch and Joseph Capriati. Festival director Maurizio Vitali also appears throughout and walks us through the huge industrial hangar that is the main arena for the festival, which was once an iron forgery

“There’s a freedom, it feels open here, you aren’t caged in anywhere,” says Carl Cox in the film, summing up the attitude of the crowd. “It’s been a lifestyle for many years, this music, the coming together of people from all over the country. But the locals wanted something with more substance, they wanted to look up to their heroes.”

Joseph Capriati adds, “Italians they give you their all, they are the most loyal supporters in the world.”

The film is a history lesson that offers some great scenes from this year’s event and taps into the Italian passion for house and techno, offering a great insight at just how special this festival is and what makes it so unique.

Watch it below:

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Verknipt Returns to ADE With 5 Stacked Events

Verknipt is one of the most-known promoters in Amsterdam. The Dutch is an Amsterdam organization focuses on large-scale electronic music events featuring everything from deep house to techno.

Although a fairly your brand launched in 2012, Verknipt has established itself as a well-known name in Amsterdam and its surroundings, with a focus on being innovative and a clear-cut mission: “Nothing is mandatory, everything is possible” 

This year they return to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) with 5 different large-scale events, taking over the Amsterdam Studio’s and Casco Amsterdam between October 19th and October 21st:

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Vatos Locos Boss Hector Returns to Sound in Los Angeles on September 8th

Hector is an artist on and up and up, and it doesn’t look like he is stopping any time soon.

The Mexican born-and-raised producer and DJ has been enjoying a meteoric rise in the last few years, all spurred by a work ethic that has seen him buckle down in the studio, behind the decks and as the founder of the popular Vatos Locos crew.

Influenced by Detroit greats the likes of Carl Craig, Moodymann and his now-friend Stacey Pullen, Hector learned how to DJ at the tender age of 16, soon getting the opportunity of a lifetime while working at the iconic Phonica record shop in London. There he met Loco Dice and Anja Schneider, and secured a spot on their labels (Desolat and mobilee respectively), the perfect launching pad to a career that has seen not stop once since.

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Minimal Effort Announces Phase 1 Lineup and New Location for Halloween 2017 Edition

Los Angeles’ Minimal Effort returns this upcoming Halloween weekend with a brand new look, brand new location and solid Phase 1 announcement.

Taking place on October 28th at the ENOX Events Center on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles, Minimal Effort: All Hallow’s Eve will feature two stages — one outdoor and one indoor — playing homage to both the city’s warm temperatures and its thriving warehouse scene. The venue is in-and-of-itself an incredible find, able to comfortably host thousands of attendees in a hybrid space that encapsulate both the industrial vibe of Los Angeles and the characteristic outdoor partying that occurs in the city all year around.

The day-into-night party will feature a yet-to-be announced branded stage, as well as a selection of powerful track-selectors hand-picked for the occasion. Diversity is the name of the game here, with house, tech house, deep house, g-house and more to be showcased. At the top of Phase 1 we find house legend MK (Marc Kinchen), joined by Crosstown Rebels head-honcho Damian Lazarus and UK house duo Dusky. Next up on the lineup is the eclectic Brodinski, who will bring his signature Atlanta-meet-Paris house sound to LA for the occasion, Do Not Sit On The Furniture founder BEHROUZ, G-House French duo Amine Edge & DANCE and LA’s very own Human Resources.  Phase 2 will be announced on September 25th.

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Lee Foss & Martin Buttrich to Play Second Annual One City Festival Fundraiser for Peace in Chicago

Chicago’s Paradigm Presents and Collaboraction Theater present the second annual One City Fundraiser for Peace, Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Space Stage Studios, 1844 W. Hubbard St. from noon until 10 p.m.

This all-day, indoor/outdoor event serves as the official launch party for Collaboraction’s upcoming PEACEBOOK Festival, and features over 50 performers, artists and speakers on two stages, bridging the power of music and art to support and raise awareness of Collaboraction’s major new peace initiative. Headliners include internationally revered producer/deejays Lee Foss, Martin Buttrich, and DJ Lady D among others.

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