Ten things not to miss if you are into the harder styles
The harder styles in electronic music have been actively blended into the ADE program this year.
Following up on the recent updates about the return of ADE BeamLab and House of China, we focus on the Hard Dance Event integration within the ADE program.
As hardstyle grows, the time has come for our beloved sound to become fully integrated into the event. Years ago, we set up the Hard Dance Event (HDE) with Q-dance because we wanted to give the harder styles a bigger role during ADE. As the years went by, we noticed that hardstyle finally got the attention it deserves. That’s why we have decided to make a change to this year’s program.
From this year on, the harder styles will become part of the ADE Pro, ADE BeamLab, ADE Sound Lab and the ADE University program. This means that Hard Dance Event will no longer be a stand-alone event, but that you can enjoy multiple panels at these four ADE events, and more! In need of some guidance? We've listed ten things to visit when you're into the harder styles:
- A panel about Authenticity within the Dance Industry with hardstyle DJ’s DJ The Prophet, Warface and Maarten Vorwerk at ADE University. Ghost producing, purchasing Facebook likes and the DJ Mag Top 100: the dance industry isn’t always what it seems.
- Maurice Fransen will tell us all about his research into the hardstyle scene during his panel Researching the Hardstyle Scene at ADE University. In this research, new insights were discovered about the visitors of hardstyle events and what drives them to visit these events. Definitely a must-visit for hardstyle aficionados.
- In the studio with Phuture Noize at ADE Sound Lab. This next generation pioneer will be bringing his gear to ADE Sound Lab where you’ll be getting an intimate look into his makeshift studio set-up.
- A panel about the art of stage design called The Creative Chain Revealed at ADE BeamLab. From the earliest concepts to the final product, the creatives of Q-dance discuss what it takes to create the ultimate stage.
- From underground to mainstream, the status of hardstyle within the dance scene has evolved immensely throughout the years. But what’s the reason behind the success of this sound that has been underground for so long? Find out in the ADE Pro panel How Hardstyle Became One of the Dominant Genres
- Multigroove documentary screening at Vice HQ. More info coming soon.
- Mosh pits, sit-downs, and high energy along with live acts are all the things you can expect at the FVCK GENRES by LNY TNZ event at Club NYX on ADE Sunday. Their cross-over sound of hardstyle, trap, and future bass have fans coming together from every genre. Tickets are available here.
- The biggest hardstyle event during ADE, Q-dance Presents: Project One | Reflections of the Eternal, takes place in the Ziggo Dome on Saturday, October 20th. On this night, Project One – Headhunterz’ and Wildstylez’ legendary live act - will showcase their brand-new sounds, while also honoring their ten-year legacy together with Adrenalize, Sefa, Sound Rush, Sub Zero Project and many more. Tickets are available here.
- A panel about the Team Behind Headhunterz at ADE University. Headhunterz was the first international hardstyle superstar. He will be bringing his team of agents and managers, plus his PR and label representatives to explain how they make his hectic schedule work while protecting him from the stresses of being a globe-trotting superstar DJ.
- An ADE Festival event called Hardstyle by Roughstate at the Q-Factory. On the 18th of October, Roughstate will bring their hardstyle beats to ADE, inviting DJ Adaro, B-Front, Frequencerz, Ran-D and others. Tickets are available here.
Tickets & more info:
ADE Pro is exclusively accessible for ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass holders. The various passes are available here.
ADE BeamLab and ADE Sound Lab are exclusively accessible for ADE Card, ADE Pass & ADE Conference Pass holders. The ADE Card (€15,-) is available here and the various passes are available here.
Tickets for ADE University at the Generator Amsterdam (€15,-) are available here. They are exclusively available for (international) students; you have to show your student ID card at the entrance.
Photo Credits: Vincent van den Boogaard