Techno pioneers Robert Hood and Juan Atkins, and Brazilian producer Gui Boratto, are the first speakers to be revealed for the 20th edition of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which takes place from October 14-18.
Hood will reveal what motivates him, how he keeps going 30 years into his career and what his next projects will be.
Robert Hood is on a roll right now with his label M-Plant re-releasing and re-mixing some of his classic tracks, and his Floorplan project proving to be hugely popular. Widely regarded as the man who puts the funk into techno, Hood will be revealing what motivates him, how he keeps going 30 years into a career that continues to grow, and what he’ll be up to next creatively. In a separate session, Hood will be onstage with the people who make his busy, globe-spanning career run like clockwork including his management team, agent and distributor for a The Team Behind…..session.
Meanwhile, Atkins will present his version of the history of electronic music in 20 records, as a celebration of both the electronic scene and ADE’s 20th anniversary.
Juan Atkins to present the history of electronic music
For any techno lover, Atkins is one of the greatest but also one of the least widely recognised for his amazing and pioneering work. We’re delighted to be able to put the record straight by giving him the chance to tell a story in his own style. In a keynote presentation featuring music and commentary, Juan Atkins will be presenting his version of the history of electronic music in 20 records, as a celebration both of the enduring appeal of the electronic scene and ADE’s 20th anniversary.
Brazil’s Boratto has remixed the Pet Shop Boys, Massive Attack, Trentemoller, Battles, Agoria and Goldfrappm as well running his own label DOC, home to Elekphantz. ADE will see the producer give a guided tour of some of his favourite equipment.
Further information regarding the 20th edition of ADE will be published as it is made available.