HDE | Q-dance Studios
After one year of absence, HDE will return to connect those with a passion for the harder styles during Amsterdam Dance Event.
- Everything is fake news
Does independent news exist within the harder styles, or does every channel have a hidden commercial agenda? How do Hard News and Hardstyle Report maintain this balance? And does Q-dance also promote events of the competition on their news channels? Many questions, with hopefully many answers.
Panelists: Alennah van Wijk (Festival Vlogs), Arian Amedie (ALDA), Birgit Roobol (Hardstyle Report), Duke Ebbens (Q-dance), Wouter de Vink (Hardnews) & Terence Helle (Moderator)
- It’s all about the streams, right?
With more and more tracks being produced with the single goal of getting as many streams as possible, it’s fair to say that streaming is the new meaning. How does this effect the scene and the quality of music?
Panelists: Harmen Hemminga (FUGA), Nigel Harding (Deezer), Ross Mcleod (Q-dance), Ryan ter Heerdt (Structure Agency) & Erix Santman (Moderator)
- Harder state of mind
Unwell or simply unfit? It’s a hot topic lately, DJ’s collapsing under the pressure of their career. Is it even possible to get a burn-out when you have one of the most desired jobs on the planet? Let’s find out.
Panelists: Atmozfears, Esther van der Poel (Mental Coach), Headhunterz, Rudy Peters (CNNCTD DOTS), Villain & Terence Helle (Moderator)
- Kick & Bass: The Origins of Hard Dance
Panelists: DJ Dano, DJ Rob, George Russeler (RTC), Ilja Reiman (Multigroove) & Barend van Deelen (Moderator)
- One love, One Blood, One Tribe: making of the Defqon.1 2019 anthem
Three artists, three styles, one anthem. What does it take to make the most ambitious Defqon.1 anthem in the history of the motherland of the harder styles? Let’s find out together with some of the key players in this huge production.
Panelists: Jonas Schmidt (Q-dance), Joshua Dutrieux (Q-dance), KELTEK, Sefa & E-Life (Moderator)
- Originality is overrated
For years, producers have been trying to come up with the most original melodies and vocals. Is that really necessary? From Nothing Else Matters and Nobody Said It Was Easy to Zombie and The Unknown, some of the biggest harder styles hits used samples of existing tracks. This raises the question…is originality overrated?
Panelists: Adrenalize, ANDY SVGE & E-Life (Moderator)
- Rise of Frenchcore
Harder and faster, it feels like it’s all that matters nowadays. With mainstream events being closed by uptempo and frenchcore DJ’s, hardcore artists are getting more and more neglected. Is this the end of hardcore as we know it? And should we crown Frenchcore as the new king of core?
Panelists: Dr. Peacock, Fabian Bakker (BKJN), The Sickest Squad & Edo van den Berg (Moderator)
- Size Matters
Small labels, big followings. You don’t have to release tracks that get millions of streams to be a successful harder styles label. How do niche labels manage to gain popularity while staying true to their core?
Panelists: Davy Vereecke (Heresy), Gareth de Wijk (PRSPCT), Jordy van den Berg (Spoontech Records) & Edo van den Berg (Moderator)
- The key to success revealed
Why does one act rise to fame while others fail? Is it all about talent, or is it more important to have the right connections and a pretty face? Together with some of the biggest talent scouts within the harder styles, we’re revealing what it takes to be the next superstar.
Panelists: Cassi Catsaros (Most Wanted DJ), Linda Gommers (SPEC), Primeshock, Tom Pijnappel (Dirty Workz) & Alennah van Wijk (Moderator)
- 10 Years of Gearbox
Speakers: Marvin Visser (Gearbox), Malice, Phil MacDonald (Gearbox), Rebelion
- About Sefa
Speakers: Sefa & Edo van den Berg (Moderator)
- Clockartz Presents: Chord V
Speakers: Clockartz, Michel Lacroix (The Magic Show), Tobias van Bladel (VeeMee
Visuals) & Merel de Goijer (Moderator)
- Scantraxx 2.0
Speakers: Denis Doeland & Joris Helmink (Scantraxx)
- This is End of Line
Speakers: Artifact, Bloodlust, D-Sturb, Delete, Killshot, Warface & Cassi Catsaros
- ANDY SVGE
- DJ Thera
Speeddates with Professionals:
- Esther Veenstra : Platinum Agency
- Daniël Verstegen : Most Wanted DJ
- Jon Swagemakers : SWAG MGMT
- Koen Hulsbosch : Q-dance
- Marijke Wesseling : Headhunterz Management
- Ryan ter Heerdt : Dirty Workz
- Timo Goede : JC Artist Management
- Kasper van Erve : The Wishlisht Agency
- Psyko Punkz
- Hard Driver
- Sub Sonik
- Surprise Act
- D-Block & S-Te-Fan
- DJ The Prophet
- Demi Kanon
- Devin Wild
- DJ Isaac
- MC Da Syndrome
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