ADE: ID&T Announces 100% Sale to SFX

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During an ADE Q&A panel between ID&T founder & CEO Duncan Sutterheim and SFX head of acquisitions Shelly Finkle, it was announced that SFX had gained full ownership of ID&T. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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ADE Update: Techno & Trance Titans, Plus Some Old Pals

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Yesterday, we hit the conference portion of Amsterdam Dance Event at the Felix Meritis Centre. Then, last night we made the club rounds and hit two very different, but no less important events. As usual, we ran into several fellow NYC industry types—Marquee NYC DJ/promoters Sleepy and Boo, DJ/producer Tommie Sunshine, promoter Benny Soto and DJ legend Danny Tenaglia. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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ADE Report: ‘Rock Is Dead’ & Other ‘Fuck-You Moments’

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In 1978, The Who’s Roger Daltrey sang, “Goodbye Sister Disco/And to your clubs and your tramps.” For many, it seemed to be moment of rockist triumphalism, as dancefloor-driven sounds and its culture began to bloat and wane. Now, three-plus decades later at Amsterdam Dance Event, Beatport CEO Matt Adell repeated another famous Townshend lyric, one that reflected today’s musical leanings: “Rock is dead.” [READ MORE]

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Amsterdam Dance Event: A Tale of Two DJs

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Amsterdam—Over 3,800 DJs and dance-music pros attended Holland’s Amsterdam Dance Event this past Oct. 17-21. And, as always, DJ Times was there to monitor and participate in the conference portion of the show, attend the evening events at 75 area venues, and network the week away outside ADE’s two main hotspots—the Felix Meritis Centre and Dylan Hotel. [...] Continue reading

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ADE 2010: I Can’t Get No Sleep—Tutorials, Techno & Trance

Amsterdam, Holland—If you’re looking for a little rest and relaxation, The Netherlands’ biggest city isn’t really the place to do it. Not that we were trying, mind you—because once again, we had completed our participation at the Amsterdam Dance Event … Continue reading

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Dutch Dance Event Brings the Cheese

OK, so two days into the Amsterdam Dance Event, and here’s our Jim Tremayne’s report from the Dutch trenches: Once again, the ADE has sold out. The 15th annual dance-music industry conference—held at Amsterdam ’s historic Felix Meritis Centre and … Continue reading

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Going Dutch: DJ Times to Hit Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam, Holland—Most of the movers and shakers of the global DJ and dance music scene will be in Holland this week for the 15th annual Amsterdam Dance Event, which runs Oct. 20-23. That includes us. With its daytime conferences and … Continue reading

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