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Mary Go Wild - 25 years of dance in The Netherlands


ADE '13
  • Mary Go Wild - 25 years of dance in The Netherlands

This year we are celebrating 25 years of dance music in the Netherlands, and being an integral part of this history, ADE will, of course, be fully involved in celebrating and marking this important milestone in the wider history of electronic music. Along with an array of celebrations and dedicated programming, the first artifact covering this period will be the launch of a 576-page (Dutch written) book containing all things Dutch and Dance called Mary Go Wild.

It was truly the year of the big bang, because by the end of the summer of 1988 in Amsterdam, nothing was ever the same again once House music got a foothold in the city. But in fact that year was merely the first flurry of snow preceding an avalanche that still rumbles on today. 2013 is therefore a year of celebration, marking 25 years of dance music in the Netherlands.
To mark those momentous years, the book Mary Go Wild (25 years of dance in The Netherlands) will be launched during the Amsterdam Dance Event featuring work from the best Dutch journalists and photographers, who have joined together to produce 576 pages tracking the history of Dutch dance and its global influence.
The book features the pioneering work of the Amsterdam clubs Roxy and iT, the emergence of hardcore (gabber) in the port city of Rotterdam, the triumph of trance with Tiësto and Armin van Buuren, through to the revolution that gave rise to minimal techno. Alongside that, the influence of lesser genres like Big Beat, Drum ‘n’ Bass and Speed Garage are discussed in depth, alongside a wealth of stories from leading Dutch festivals like Mysteryland, Awakenings, Sensation, Defqon and Dance Valley.
Mary Go Wild is a coffee table book with a difference featuring over 1200 pictures and 150 exclusive interviews with leading figures from the Dutch electronic scene including Joost van Bellen, Chuckie, Secret Cinema, Speedy J, The Prophet, 2000 and One, Ferry Corsten, Miss Djax, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, Joris Voorn, Martyn, 2562, Rocco Veenboer, Quazar, Jeroen Flamman, 2 Unlimited, Hardwell, Paul Elstak, Eboman, Nicky Romero, Serge, Chaos & L-Dopa, Duncan Stutterheim, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo , Junkie XL and many, many more.
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