In the first of two features on this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, we talked to Pieter van Adrichem about what some people refer to as “Miami in the Fall”.
While Holland is a colloquial expression often used to refer to The Netherlands, which has Amsterdam as its capital, there is often a misconception about which territory is being discussed. In no other place is this confusion perhaps more apparent than in the world of dance music.
Geography and names aside, the relatively small country of Holland and its capital Amsterdam manage to play an important role in the world of dance music - so much so, that the capital has for the last ten years, hosted the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Europe’s main electronic and dance music conference.
Celebrating its tenth edition in 2005, the ADE aims to present a broad and diverse view of the electronic music scene and this year will include events featuring the likes of Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Derrick May, Dave Clarke, Josh Wink, Kevin Saunderson, Joris Voorn, John Acquaviva, Jacek Sienkiewicz, Martin Solveig, Seamus Haji, Jeff Bennet plus many more.
Given that two of the world’s most popular DJs - Tiesto and Armin van Buuren - both signed their first international record deal at the Amsterdam Dance Event, it might be a smart idea to put on those wooden shoes and visit the Felix Meritis this October 27th 28th and 29th.
In the first part of two features on this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, we talked to Pieter van Adrichem, one of the people at Conamus - the organization behind the ADE - about what some people refer to as “Miami in the Fall”.