France has been named focus country for 2019, numerous activities in both the conference and festival program will feature some of the best the vibrant electronic music scene has to offer.
Following up on recent announcements about Future Clubs and the celebration of 10 years ADE Beats, we continue with more news about France, ADE's 2019 Focus Country. On Thursday October 17th, De Balie will be transformed into the place where key and new players of the French electronic scene gather, to detail and celebrate the renaissance of one of Europe’s house, techno and IDM powerhouses.
As part of the Guesthouse conference program De Balie, situated 200 meters from ADE’s main venue the DeLaMar Theater, is hosting a day of workshops, panels, keynotes and presentations featuring France’s most active and relevant players from the interlinked worlds of labels, streaming, publishing, event planning, marketing and distribution.
“It’s now 20 years since the French Touch, so we'll be presenting the new generation of producers and DJs; the emerging stars, and examen what has changed in the clubs and in the festival & live event scene. We will also outline key contacts for all of those sectors,” Technopol’s Tommy Vaudecrane, co-organiser of the French Electronic Lab, commented. “Our aim is to guide visitors towards optimising their business exchanges both in France, and with French companies abroad. Ultimately we hope to provide people with the tools to maximise their import and export activities and to facilitate networking and engagement with new talent.”
The French Electronic Lab is part of ADE’s 2019 celebration of France and the French scene, which is part of this year’s extensive Country Focus conference program in both De Balie and the DeLaMar Theater. On top of that there will be a range of activities focused on France, in both the festival and the conference program.
Over the years a host of French artists, producers and industry figures have made their way to both the ADE Conference and ADE Festival, including Acid Arab, Agoria, Agar Agar, Anetha, Bambounou, Francois K., Laurent Garnier, Miss Kittin, Hyphen Hyphen, IHateModelsand Yuksek.