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ADE Lab: Pick the brains of Carl Cox, Oliver Heldens, Ellen Allien, and many more

Thursday, 15 September 2022
Gather round, gearheads, producers, and creators: this year’s ADE Lab program sees some of the biggest names in the industry come to Amsterdam to share key takeaways of their already victorious careers. Among those joining ADE Lab for a wide range of sessions in sound manipulation, discussions on inclusivity, and hands-on workshops in demopitching to kickstart your own musical success story, are long-time legend Carl Cox, Berlin techno heavyweight Ellen Allien, Future House originator Oliver Heldens, vinyl virtuoso Van Anh, and many others. Start exploring the program below.

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Carl Cox: From Decks to Live Sets

With decades of experience at the forefront of dance music, playing all over the world and pivoting from the decks to live sets, the one and only Carl Cox joins ADE Lab 2022 for an intimate session on ADE Saturday. Curious how he does it? The legend himself comes in with a bang and takes you inside his live setup to explain what type of hardware serves which purpose during his performances and during the creation of his first record in over ten years, ‘Electronic Generations’.

Live: Not A Diving Podcast with Ellen Allien by Scuba

Ellen Allien is well-known for her tremendous amount of techno productions. Being inspired by Berlin's club culture and techno scene, she's taken that feeling of community to her residencies at clubs as DC10 in Ibiza and Nits in Barcelona. She tells us all about club culture during the first live recording of Scuba's 'Not A Diving Podcast' at ADE. Combining psychology with juicy topics in the industry, Scuba's podcast documents dance music history in a fun and informative way.


Evolving as an Artist with Oliver Heldens

Oliver Heldens is not only well-known under his own name, he has his popular Hi-Lo alias to dive into deeper and harder tones that explore futuristic techno. Being someone who is curious about creating music that resonates with the person he is today, his talk at ADE explores the decisions Oliver Heldens made to come this far.

Carl Cox: From Decks to Live Sets

With decades of experience at the forefront of dance music, playing all over the world and pivoting from the decks to live sets, the one and only Carl Cox joins ADE Lab 2022 for an intimate session on ADE Saturday. Curious how he does it? The legend himself comes in with a bang and takes you inside his live setup to explain what type of hardware serves which purpose during his performances and during the creation of his first record in over ten years, ‘Electronic Generations’.

Live: Not A Diving Podcast with Ellen Allien by Scuba

Ellen Allien is well-known for her tremendous amount of techno productions. Being inspired by Berlin's club culture and techno scene, she's taken that feeling of community to her residencies at clubs as DC10 in Ibiza and Nits in Barcelona. She tells us all about club culture during the first live recording of Scuba's 'Not A Diving Podcast' at ADE. Combining psychology with juicy topics in the industry, Scuba's podcast documents dance music history in a fun and informative way.


Evolving as an Artist with Oliver Heldens

Oliver Heldens is not only well-known under his own name, he has his popular Hi-Lo alias to dive into deeper and harder tones that explore futuristic techno. Being someone who is curious about creating music that resonates with the person he is today, his talk at ADE explores the decisions Oliver Heldens made to come this far.

Be at the beat


An initimate look inside the minds of masters

From a day of everything Metaverse and Web3 with Armada, and an audiovisual collaboration with Nxt AiR on ADE Wednesday, to a gear-focused ADE Thursday with the 'KiNK workshop by Roland' and 'The Live Setup of Joachim Pastor'; ADE Lab has something in store for all electronic music aficionados who love to get involved.

On ADE Wednesday, vinyl virtuoso Van Anh breaks down the tricks of her trade with you. The Amsterdam-based DJ shares all her hard-earned knowledge in the hands-on workshop 'How to Perform on Vinyl with Van Anh'. The first-ever Spanish headliner of Tomorrowland B Jones dives deep into the songs that first sparked her love for electronic music on stage. During her intimate ADE Lab session ‘The Soundtrack of B Jones’, we’ll find out what her world sounds and feels like. Among those joining the program on ADE Thursday are Kerri Chandler, with an in-depth session: 'Sound Manipulation & Portable Creation'. 'The Godfather of Hardstyle’ The Prophet gives insight into the legacy he hopes to leave behind, with an exclusive talk called 'From the Hard & Into the Future with DJ The Prophet',following up on the news that he is retiring from the stage.


〰 First-hand feedback

Head over to Brakke Grond and the Nes grounds for a full day of creator-dedicated workshops like ‘demo:drop and Live Studio Sesh with Nicky Romero & Jorik’, 'Brazilian Influences in Dance Music' and everything beat as the main theme on ADE Friday, or bring your work to demo day on ADE Saturday, with sessions such as 'Re-imagine your mixes in Dolby Atmos @ STMPD Recording Studios' and 'Curating Culture with Spekki Webu'.

Besides the Gear Test Lab that's open for business all day, make sure to visit the keynote 'How Did House Become So White - Towards a Fully Inclusive Industry' on ADE Friday, that opens the much-needed discussion of how to make the electronic music scene and industry more inclusive. In the masterclass 'The Art of Demo Pitching' on ADE Saturday, Tessa Butler, Creative Manager at Kobalt Music Publishing, teaches you all tricks of the demo pitching trade. The high speed course includes topics such genres and themes of today, creating the best songs possible, and do's and don'ts of pitching.



An initimate look inside the minds of masters

From a day of everything Metaverse and Web3 with Armada, and an audiovisual collaboration with Nxt AiR on ADE Wednesday, to a gear-focused ADE Thursday with the 'KiNK workshop by Roland' and 'The Live Setup of Joachim Pastor'; ADE Lab has something in store for all electronic music aficionados who love to get involved.

On ADE Wednesday, vinyl virtuoso Van Anh breaks down the tricks of her trade with you. The Amsterdam-based DJ shares all her hard-earned knowledge in the hands-on workshop 'How to Perform on Vinyl with Van Anh'. The first-ever Spanish headliner of Tomorrowland B Jones dives deep into the songs that first sparked her love for electronic music on stage. During her intimate ADE Lab session ‘The Soundtrack of B Jones’, we’ll find out what her world sounds and feels like. Among those joining the program on ADE Thursday are Kerri Chandler, with an in-depth session: 'Sound Manipulation & Portable Creation'. 'The Godfather of Hardstyle’ The Prophet gives insight into the legacy he hopes to leave behind, with an exclusive talk called 'From the Hard & Into the Future with DJ The Prophet',following up on the news that he is retiring from the stage.


〰 First-hand feedback

Head over to Brakke Grond and the Nes grounds for a full day of creator-dedicated workshops like ‘demo:drop and Live Studio Sesh with Nicky Romero & Jorik’, 'Brazilian Influences in Dance Music' and everything beat as the main theme on ADE Friday, or bring your work to demo day on ADE Saturday, with sessions such as 'Re-imagine your mixes in Dolby Atmos @ STMPD Recording Studios' and 'Curating Culture with Spekki Webu'.

Besides the Gear Test Lab that's open for business all day, make sure to visit the keynote 'How Did House Become So White - Towards a Fully Inclusive Industry' on ADE Friday, that opens the much-needed discussion of how to make the electronic music scene and industry more inclusive. In the masterclass 'The Art of Demo Pitching' on ADE Saturday, Tessa Butler, Creative Manager at Kobalt Music Publishing, teaches you all tricks of the demo pitching trade. The high speed course includes topics such genres and themes of today, creating the best songs possible, and do's and don'ts of pitching.


Interested in the industry?

Industry leaders like ID&T for once share their knowledge on how to get successful events off the ground - and to stay on great heights. Visit 'The Team Behind ID&T' if you are interested in joining the industry or if you're a soon-to-be professional, or join the panel 'Quick Guide: SoundCloud' with Jack Bridges and Charlie Ogbechie that dives into getting the most out of the streaming platform as a producer or artist. Together with some of the best-selling producers on Beatstars like Chucki Beats and Sekko & Tantu Beats, CEO Abe Batshon shares its best practices in 'Quick Guide: Beatstars'. Spotify brings over some of their key team members to Amsterdam for the 'Quick Guide: Spotify for Artists Masterclass', where visitors are the first to hear about the latest developments in the electronic space and are guided through all available artist tools and features.



With only one month to go and the program rapidly shaping up, there are plenty more big things to come for those looking to take their first steps in the electronic music industry. In case you missed it, ADE Beats has recently rolled out the first selection of speakers and is accessible with the ADE Lab Pass. Explore the confirmed program and start the countdown:

Interested in the industry?

Industry leaders like ID&T for once share their knowledge on how to get successful events off the ground - and to stay on great heights. Visit 'The Team Behind ID&T' if you are interested in joining the industry or if you're a soon-to-be professional, or join the panel 'Quick Guide: SoundCloud' with Jack Bridges and Charlie Ogbechie that dives into getting the most out of the streaming platform as a producer or artist. Together with some of the best-selling producers on Beatstars like Chucki Beats and Sekko & Tantu Beats, CEO Abe Batshon shares its best practices in 'Quick Guide: Beatstars'. Spotify brings over some of their key team members to Amsterdam for the 'Quick Guide: Spotify for Artists Masterclass', where visitors are the first to hear about the latest developments in the electronic space and are guided through all available artist tools and features.



With only one month to go and the program rapidly shaping up, there are plenty more big things to come for those looking to take their first steps in the electronic music industry. In case you missed it, ADE Beats has recently rolled out the first selection of speakers and is accessible with the ADE Lab Pass. Explore the confirmed program and start the countdown:

ADE Lab

Experience, meet, play and learn at the new creative heart of electronic music during ADE.

€60
  • Four days of workshops, masterclasses, in-depth talks and more
  • Get your hands on the latest gear by top brands
  • Meet industry professionals during one on one & matchmaking sessions
  • Share your work, get feedback and enter contests to win big
  • Full access to the ADE Beats conference
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