Eerste namen ADE 2012 bekendgemaakt

De zeventiende editie van het Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), ’s werelds meest toonaangevende conferentie en grootste showcasefestival voor elektronische muziek, vindt dit jaar plaats van 17 tot en met 21 oktober. Het vijfdaags evenement verwacht voor de komende editie ruim 160.000 festival- en 3000 conferentiebezoekers uit meer dan 60 landen.

Onlangs maakte het ADE de eerste conferentie-onderwerpen bekend. ‘The Game-Changers’, met Electric Daisy’s Pasqualle Rotella, Beatport’s Matthew Adell en Sensation-oprichter Duncan Stutterheim, ‘How to create a Publishing Powerhouse’ met Imagem Music’s André de Raaff en keynote speeches van, Cashmusic en Matt Black (Coldcut, Ninja Tune), die zijn licht laat schijnen over 25 jaar elektronische muziekhistorie. Het Amsterdam Dance Event wordt georganiseerd door Stichting Amsterdam Dance Event, een initiatief van Buma.

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Introducing: DJ Ben Santiago

Ben Santiago is one of the White Isle’s most prolific DJs. Since moving to Ibiza seven years ago he has held a number of enviable residencies and played for the biggest brands in the industry, including; Café del Mar, Cream, Pacha, Base Bar, El Divino, Ibiza Rocks, Cocoon, Amnesia, Es Vive, Manumission, and Hed Kandi – who  have appointed him Ibiza resident for the third year running at their parties at Es Paradis in 2012. He is also an official A&R scout for Hed Kandi / Ministry of Sound, helping compile the music for their world famous compilations.

Internationally, Ben is musical director for Berlin Fashion Week and spins at fashion shows and private soirées for Dolce & Gabbana throughout Europe and Asia alongside saxophonist (and fiancée) Lovely Laura. The pair are also signed to Storm models and perform all over the world at exclusive events for A-list clients such as supermodel Eva Herzigova and Pink Floyd.

Appreciated for his truly Balearic approach (as showcased on his weekly Ministry Of Sound radio show and guest mix on Hed Kandi’s Beach House 2011), Ben is just as passionate spinning eclectic sets at villa and beach parties or on catwalks and yachts as he is delivering straight up house tunes in a club. His success is based on a simple premise: “Whatever the genre, if a track is going to connect with the audience then I’ll play it…”.

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