ADE Global Sessions Mumbai day program round-up
With the event only three weeks away the final details have been added to a conference and workshop program that features leading artists from around the world, as well as top label, live event and digital media executives plus regional experts and cutting edge technology demos.
From DJ Cook Off to the Spotlight on Asia
After kicking-off the second Global Sessions Mumbai on Thursday evening with the DJ Cook Off, the Friday conference sessions start in the Summerhouse Café with an interview with Impresario founder Riyaaz Amlani, followed by the Indian Nightlife panel The Good/The Bad/The Ugly featuring, amongst others, Ricky Teja (IN) of Summer House, Impresario’s Riyaaz Amlani (IN) and is hosted by Aman Anand (IN), co-founder INCA (India Nightlife Convention Awards). In the meantime the International Business Panel: Spotlight on Asia will happen. The panel features a stellar line-up of speakers including Brandon Bakshi (BMI, GB), Jason Swamy (Wonderfruit/Further Future, HK) and Dennis de Bruin (CEO Alda Asia, HK).
This session is followed by a keynote interview with legendary scene-maker and a leading entrepreneur of the electronic scene, Disco Donnie Estopinal (US), founder and CEO of DDP.
At the same time in the Café Zoe you can catch Building Your Brand on Social Media with Joshi (IN), Sartek (IN), Maurice West (NL) and Robert Buisman (Nomobo, NL). Following that in the same venue is a series of MusicTalk one on one interviews where we go deep into an artist’s career and motivations. Hardwell’s label Revealed Recordings’s kicks it off with Sandro Silva (NL), Kill The Buzz (NL), Thomas Newson (NL) and label head Ivo Adelaar (NL). Later Tommie Sunshine (US), Hernan Cattaneo (AR) and Chocolate Puma (NL) will also be featuring in MusicTalk sessions in Café Zoe.
Building an international career
If you need more career tips, Building an International Career, features Cat Tran (Anna Agency, NL), Luis Estrada (MX) of Universal Music Mexico and Brandon Frankel (US) of The Paradigm Talent Agency sharing their expertise in this area. Two festival related topics, International Festivals Finding Ground in India and The Ticketing vs Sponsorship Role in Live Entertainment are next up in the Summerhouse Café, followed by a keynote with DJ Magazine’s Martin Carvell (GB).
Running alongside the events in Café Zoe and Summerhouse Café is a series of hands-on workshops downstairs in the Todi Social featuring a Production Masterclass with Point Blank and Sandunes (IN), and Live DJ Masterclasses including a Pioneer SP-16 Demo with Cera Alba (IN) and a Danny Avila (ES) session. The final session is the Red Bull Music Academy Modular Synth workshop with Colin Benders (NL), Paraphoniks (IN), Aqua Dominatrix (IN) and Arjun Vagale (IN).
Saturday sessions start with the Demopitch session upstairs in Todi Social, followed by an Ableton Workshop with Hozaifa Sayed (IN) and Krishnamurthy Ramesh (IN), plus Production Masterclasses with Dualist Inquiry (IN) and Lost Stories (IN). There is also a Pioneer Workshop with DJ Skip (IN), DJ Mash (IN) and Tuhin Mehta (IN).
Content is King / The Godfather of Acid House
Saturday in the Summerhouse Café starts with the Story of Mixcloud featuring co-founder Nikhil Shah (GB) in conversation with DJ MoCity (IN). Shah is back immediately after that with Mad Decent’s and Jaspar Goggins (US) for Content is King. The ADE Beats sessions take place in the Café Zoe, looking at the urban side of the local scene with DJ Sa (IN), Divine (IN), Naezy (IN), Su Real (IN) and Mo Joshi (IN), and there’s a Nomobo Masterclass with Robert Buisman (NL) as well as a Facebook Masterclass with Vishu (IN). Following that is a fascinating look at The New Wave of Indian Underground Dance Music, moderated by Arjun Vagale (IN) with Prateek Pandey (Slick, IN), Dev Bhatia (Unmute, IN), Madhav Shorey (Kohra, IN), Ishaan Ahluwalia (Supersonic, IN), Vinay Khilnani (AFE, IN) and Sidhant Naren (Oozeundat, IN) followed by a tribute to the legendary Chicago DJ and godfather of acid house, DJ Pierre (US). The final Café Zoe session is the infamous Demolition Panel with Ivo Adelaar (Revealed, NL), Tommie Sunshine (US) and Marc Vedo (GB).
The future of events and Electronic Music influence in Bollywood
Back in the Summerhouse Café we take a close look at the future shape of large live events in Party Like It’s 2027! - Electronic Music Festivals in the Future where Olga Zegers (NL) will be joining Wonderfruit’s Jason Swamy (HK), Elrow Family’s Victor de la Serna (ES), Alda’s Dennis de Bruin (HK) and Magnetic Fields’ Munbir Chawla (IN) for a lively and inspiring debate about the possible shape of live events over the next ten years. Following this, there will be an ADE Green session opening with Shailendra Singh (IN) of GuestList4Good. In United We Stand, Divided We Fall, Singh will be explaining the importance of planning, shared goals and a collective vision to encourage the widespread adoption of sustainable practices. The ADE Green session will conclude with Entertain to Educate for Good, a talk by Magicbus’ Matthew Spacey (IN) who will be sharing his experiences of using entertainment in order to educate people. The final panel session is Bollywood Beats: Electronic Music influence in Bollywood with Rajeev Masand (IN), Ayan Mukerji (IN) and Devraj Sanyal (IN).
Phase 1 Tickets for ADE Global Sessions Mumbai are almost sold out and available here (also accessible for 2017 ADE Pass holders). In case you missed: the 28 venues for India's Biggest Club Festival (co hosted by ADE) have been announced an can be found here!
ADE Global Sessions Mumbai is co-presented by Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) & Guestlist4Good.
In partnership with: TixDo, Vh1 India, Consulate General of the Netherlands in Mumbai
Associate partner: BMI
Venue partners: Barking Deer, Cafe Zoe, Cafe Summerhouse, Todi Mill Social
Media and Marketing partners: Co-cr8, Dancing Astronaut, Festival Sherpa, Event Faqs, Grapevine Online.
Gear partners: Native Instruments, Pioneer
Charity partner: Magic Bus