With the most recent green light on large-scale events by Dutch authorities, this October will officially mark ADE’s return to Amsterdam. The first confirmed speakers for the ADE Pro conference at Felix Meritis include Don Diablo, Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5) and his business partner Dean Wilson, Mixcloud CEO and co-founder Nico Perez, IMPALA chair Helen Smith, musical duo Zaena x Jason Maek and AR/VR expert Cortney Harding.
Paul Oakenfold is joining forces with New Order and Pet Shop Boys on The Unity Tour, now rescheduled to autumn 2022. With the addition of two new shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, the North American trek will kick off on 17 September, 2022 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, making stops in Philadelphia, Manhattan, Chicago, and Los Angeles before closing out on 16 October at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.
WaterBear – The College of Music recently announced a new scholarship award with Carl Cox, who has been at the pinnacle of his profession for nearly three decades. Nurturing innovation in the music industry is apparently at the forefront of what WaterBear do, aiming to pave the way for musicians to forge careers on their own terms, armed with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing landscape.
Electronic music organisations Pioneer DJ, Beatport, Sentric Music Group, AFEM, Mixmag, RA, IMS, and Women in CTRL partner with InChorus to launch the Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative (EMII, pron. Emmy) to take a data-led approach to creating more inclusive environments across the industry.
On Tuesday 30 March at 8 pm CET those who like A State Of Trance can test their knowledge of ‘Trance’ music via ‘the biggest Trance pub quiz ever’, hosted by DJ Armin van Buuren and his A State of Trance side-kick Ruben de Ronde.
Fresh from reaching the milestone number of a thousand episodes with A State Of Trance a few weeks back, Armin van Buuren has teamed up with American broadcasting company SiriusXM to start a new full-time streaming channel: ‘A State Of Armin’. Broadcast exclusively across the United States, the brand-new dance music show will feature selections in new and upcoming trance and progressive dance music, as well as classics from both Armin and his collaborators from over the past 20 years.
Danish headphone brand, AIAIAI, have produced a new short film series giving an exclusive insight into some of contemporary music’s leading artistic talents. Made available via the brand’s YouTube channel, ‘My Process’ launches with Nubya Garcia, the multi-award-winning saxophonist and composer whose debut album SOURCE apparently brought her wide critical acclaim in 2020.
Pacha Group recently announced the appointment of Pete Tong to its new board of directors, signalling another next step in the company’s quest to grow the brand globally whilst protecting its roots. Pete’s appointment coincides with a major remodelling of Pacha Ibiza, which will see the clubbing experience ready to return ‘bigger and better in 2021’.
German sportswear brand adidas and footwear specialists size? have teamed up to release a new and exclusive collection in collaboration with Cream. Launching this month, just in time to celebrate the New Year, the full collection is offered for both men and women and comprises five key pieces across accessories, apparel and footwear.