Relive ADE’s 2016 Best Moments With “Perspective”, Its Epic Aftermovie

This year’s edition also broke new records, with 550 speakers, over 2,200 artists in more than 140 venues, 1000 events and 375,000 visitors.

“Perspective” is the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) documentary commissioned by the festival featuring Eats Everything, Octave One, Ellen Allien, Sjamsoedin and more, all talking about their experiences at the event.

The documentary features Dan Pearce, aka Eats Everything, talking about his experience at the Dutch festival,  saying “I’ve actually learned stuff. When can you say that about going to raves?” As well as Octave One talking about the process behind their live show, which they performed at Awarkenings at Amsterdam’s Gashouder.

by Maurice Vinken /

From Wednesday October 19th onwards, the city of Amsterdam was fully dedicated to the 21st iteration of ADE, the world’s biggest club festival for dance music and most important business platform for electronic music industry. After raising this years capacity to meet the growing demand, ADE, an initiative of Buma, is proud to announce that its conference has sold out for the tenth consecutive year. This year’s edition also broke new records, with 550 speakers, over 2,200 artists in more than 140 venues, 1000 events and 375,000 visitors.


ADE’s multiple conference streams offered the ultimate annual business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers. The programs featured in-depth expertise and insight into the harder and urban music genres, the connection between dance & brands, the relationship between music and technology, and sustainable, ecologically responsible practices for the global dance music industry. Keynote speakers included Kickstarter’s head of music Molly Neuman, Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels, Gilles Peterson, Grammy Award winner Om’mas Keith, Spotify’s Matthew Ogle, COO of Red Light Management Bruce Eskowitz, Rob Newlan of Facebook Creative Shop, Mute founder Daniel Miller and Martin Goldschmidt, Managing Director of the global indie label Cooking Vinyl.



Festival’s this year program covered the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,200 artists including Adam Beyer, Ben UFO, Craig David, David Guetta, Dixon, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ Harvey, Francesco Tristano, Gilles Peterson, Jessy Lanza, Hudson Mohawke, Jazzy Jeff, Laurent Garnier, Laurie Anderson, Martin Garrix, Maya Jane Coles, Metropole Orkest, Nicole Moudaber, Netsky, Philip Glass, Rebekah, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Skepta and Voices From The Lake performing in 140 of Amsterdam’s finest music and nightlife spaces.

So considering all these figures, guests and general success what can we say, except we’re already looking forward to ADE 2017?


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