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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Ferry Corsten Unravels Dutch Dance Music Dominance

DJ Ferry Corsten explains why the Dutch dominate the dance music industry Continue reading

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Josh Wink Takes his Top 10 to Amsterdam

Electronation’s official opening party during the Amsterdam Dance Event 2010 will host two of the biggest brands in contemporary dancemusic: Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Records and Josh Wink’s Ovum Recordings. We’ll be there, because the lineup will include: Adam Beyer Josh … Continue reading

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