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ADE 2016: This was my ADE: Saturday 22nd October

The last day at the ADE Pro conference during Amsterdam Dance Event is dedicated to the next generation of producers. While the previous days have as main focus the industry with panels that can help them to work more efficient by taking full advantage of the new capabilities of the new digital era, ADE NEXT on Saturday is all about the new generation that comes to learn how to produce, how to send a demo, how to keep the legal matters organised and of course if they are interested to become DJs panels that show them how they can achieve their goals and aspirations. As always ADE NEXT finishes with the Demolition Panel and this year was one of the best with incredible well founded criticism of the demos handed in during the whole day. For me is one of the coolest moments of ADE NEXT and the winners Iklektrik manage to get the prizes and hopefully will start a bright career.

Rough Guide to the Music Industry Celine Aron (So Blonde Management, BE), Avril Ceballos (Cómeme, DE), Jes Elliott (SXSW, US), Toni Tambourine (Neighbourhood PR, GB), Ben White (Paramount Artists, GB) 11:30 - 12:30 / Felix Meritis - F3 Panel Room

Finding The Best Fit for Your Release Chris Johnson (mau5trap, US), Mattijs van Welzenis (Revealed Recordings, NL) 12:00 - 12:45 / Felix Meritis - F5 Panel Room

How to Get Noticed on Your Socials (and How not to Look Like an Idiot) Manse (SE), Brandon Martinez (Live Nation, US), Moderator: Nick DeCosemo (MixMag, GB) 12:00 - 12:45 / Felix Meritis - F10 Panel Room

Barong Family: Meet the New Generation Chace (Barong Family, CI), Vivian Donders (Barong Family, NL), Moksi (Barong Family, NL) 12:45 - 13:30 / Felix Meritis - F3 Panel Room

How to Make a Dance Hit in 2016 DJ TWISM (US), Marshall Jefferson (US), MOTi (NL), Phats & Small (US), Lenny Fontana (US) 13:00 - 13:45 / Felix Meritis - F5 Panel Room

How (not) to Make a Video Under 200 Euros Reza Dolatabadi (Rumble, GB), Paul Geusebroek (Cake Film, NL) 13:00 - 13:45 / Felix Meritis - F10 Panel Room

It's a Generation Thing Oliver Heldens (NL) / Chocolate Puma (NL) / Throttle (AU) 15:00 - 15:45 / Felix Meritis - F3 Panel Room

The Science of Success Nikola Busljeta (Ultra Europe, HR), Denis Doeland (DDMCA, NL) / Marko Puc (Viberate, SI) / UMEK (SI) 15:00 - 15:45 / Felix Meritis - F10 Panel Room

Managers...How Important are They for Starting Artists? Basto (BE), Henley Halem (TMWRK, US), Hugo Langras (Current Management, NL), Rag Satguru (GRADE Management, GB) 16:00 - 16:45 / Felix Meritis - F5 Panel Room

Tour Photographer…Hmmmm, That Sounds Like a Nice Gig! Louis van Baar (NL), Ali Mousavi (NL) 17:00 - 17:45 / Felix Meritis - F3 Panel Room

Crossing Borders Essam Jansen (E&A Events, NL), Robin Leembruggen (Mad Panda, CN), Mark Yoo (MDMG, KR) 17:00 - 17:45 / Felix Meritis - F5 Panel Room

Vinyl Rascals Axel Boman (SE), Nastia (UA), San Proper (NL) 17:00 - 17:45 / Felix Meritis - F10 Panel Room

Here is an interview with the winners of the Demolition Panel, the upcoming Iklektrik

From the very rich and varied Saturday program I decided to attend the Pure Trance night with Solarstone and many guests that turned out to be one of the coolest trance events with excellent sets and fantastic crowd of full on trancers.

My Sunday at ADE is always very quite despite the face that many Playground events take place and many important night events. I prefer to cool down and walk around the city and enjoy how Amsterdam survived such a brilliant 5 days of electronic music joy. Overall ADE is a highly recommended event for anyone who wishes to learn, get latest information, make useful contacts and have great night out to superb underground and more mainstream oriented electronic dance music events. This is the place to be so better not accept any attitude.

Here you can read Friday 21st October
Here you can read Thursday 20th October
Here you can read about 18th & 19th October

Many thanks to ADE crew and Clare at Global Publicity for the press accreditation.

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