Amsterdam Dance Event announces first conference speakers

20 years of ADE: Robert Hood, Juan Atkins and Gui Boratto revealed as first speakers for the ADE conference

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading event for electronic music, today reveals the first speakers for the ADE conference – two artists credited with being amongst the true originators of the Techno genre and one of Brazil’s finest producers. The international event, which takes place from 14th to 18th October will also celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

Robert Hood to Keynote

Robert Hood is on a roll right now with his label M-Plant re-releasing and re-mixing some of his classic tracks, and his Floorplan project proving to be hugely popular. Widely regarded as the man who puts the funk into techno, Hood will be revealing what motivates him, how he keeps going 30 years into a career that continues to grow, and what he’ll be up to next creatively.

Juan Atkins to Present The History of Electronic Music

For any techno lover, Atkins is one of the greatest but also one of the least widely recognised for his amazing and pioneering work. ADE are delighted to be able to put the record straight by giving him the chance to tell a story in his own style. In a keynote presentation featuring music and commentary, Juan Atkins will be presenting his version of the history of electronic music in 20 records, as a celebration both of the enduring appeal of the electronic scene and ADE’s 20th anniversary. 

Brazil’s Finest to Reveal Production Secrets

Gui Boratto is a studio animal and a live performer who loves his machines and loves to share his knowledge and expertise. He has remixed the Pet Shop Boys, Massive Attack, Trentemoller, Battles, Agoria and Goldfrapp as well running his own label DOC, home to Elekphantz. Boratto is a true studio animal, and a live performer par excellence who loves his machines and loves to share his knowledge and expertise. At ADE he’ll be giving a guided tour of some of his favourite machines.

Since it’s beginnings in 1006, ADE has grown into a renowned platform for the international dance scene. These days the conference is globally considered to be the most important of its kind, attracting 5,500 professional visitors from 85 countries, The event brings together significant business potential with the sharing of a broad range of skills and business acumen through sessions and networking events focused on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, harder dance styles, new talent and the education of students.

The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place October 14-18, 2015. More information coming soon concerning ADE’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

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The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma. Official Partner ADE: Samsung

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