It's a wrap!
The latest edition of ADE Beats, the international hip-hop, bass and beats platform at Amsterdam Dance Event, was sold-out, inspiring, exciting and a great success – and we could not have done it without you!
Recap: check out our after movie and wrap up pics
Our media partner Puna made a cool and compact ADE Beats 2018 after movie. Click below to catch the vibes of our showcase and networking program. Also check our wrap up pictures on Facebook for some of our showcases and conference high lights.
Thank you all for making this edition a great success
Last week hundreds and hundreds of national and international delegates visited our sold out networking and business conference in Melkweg, Amsterdam on Friday October 19th, to network, get deals done and be inspired by our program on hip-hop’s worldwide success. Team ADE Beats wishes to thank all the speakers, moderators, sponsors, media partners, Amsterdam Dance Event and our delegates and visitors for helping to make this edition of ADE Beats a great and exciting success. Thank you all for contributing!
Delegates enjoyed an amazing and packed line-up of inspiring speakers at ADE Beats 2018, including American hip-hop legend Just Blaze and British production heavyweights Nana Rogues and Steel Banglez in an exciting package presented by Akai Professional, London On Da Track from Atlanta, who spontaneously created a beat live on stage in just a few minutes, The Jillionaire of Major Lazer, presented by Foot Locker, Winne, Mula B, Yung Felix and Jack $hirak and innovative music professionals like founder Ghazi Shami of EMPIRE, Khady Thiam Gueye of TMI Worldwide, KonLive and Akon Lighting Africa, Abe Batshon of BeatStars, Shanti Das of Silence The Shame, Alex Boateng of Island Records, Bruce Carbone of Def Jam, Leila Fataar of Platform13, Leeor Brown of FriendsOfFriends, Lee Lam from Piu Piu Records, Ayush Arora from UnMute, Joy Singh from Raasta, Charles Chu from Revival Agency, Big Dada-founder and acclaimed music author Will Ashon and many others. And we hosted the first edition of ADE Beats X Drum&BassArena’s conference: an exciting program digging deep into the full 170 BPM experience with titans such as DJ Hype, Aphrodite and Futurebound, hosted by the genre’s longest standing platform.
Next to inspiring Q&A’s, networking sessions, master classes and panels, and the latest information on upcoming hip-hop markets, business opportunities and trends, ADE Beats 2018 also hosted artist showcases with media partner Noisey, with explosive performances by Jay Way, Gianski, S10, FF Lean, Elijah Waters, Wally, Bokoedro, Jiri, Young Ellens and others. Our annual showcase venue was boiling from excitement and packed to the rim.
Visited ADE Beats 2018?
We’d love to hear from you!If you were at ADE Beats this year we hope you enjoyed ADE Beats as much as we have. As we look forward to keep on building this inspiring platform together, we would love to hear back from you. How did you experience ADE Beats 2018? What were your favourite moments, connects and/or content? What would you like to see added or improved in the future? Also, a quote on what you think about the value of ADE Beats is highly appreciated.