Northern Ireland has been a hotbed of cutting edge creativity since the early days of dance music. Belfast boy David Holmes put Northern Ireland on the international underground dance map way back with his legendary Sugar Sweet nights. Ever since, a wealth of creative talent and a vibrant club culture has thrived across Northern Ireland.
During October 2010, the FFWD Programme will be promoting ELECTRONIC – a double promotional compilation CD that highlights this creativity – to media and industry delegates at the world’s leading international club music conference – The Amsterdam Dance Event.
CD 1 features some of Northern Ireland’s most successful artists – The Japanese Popstars, Fergie, Phil Kieran and Simon Patterson and also provides a platform for emerging artists such as Sneijder, Mark Rogan and Kab Driver.
CD2 features 2 great guest mixes by Psycatron and Space Dimension Controller.
Psycatron are made up of Dave Oost Lievense… they’ve been described as “one of the most exciting acts of their genre” and have released tracks on some of the world’s most respected labels; Planet E, R&S, Tronic and International Deejay Gigolo.
Space Dimension Controller is the alter ego of 20 year old Jack Hamill…
“Imagine Prince, James Stinson and Manual Gottsching hitting the studio together and you’ll have some idea of how sumptuous and fantastical this music is” (Fact).
Dave Clarke Presents
Friday 22nd October
Time: 12.30am – 1.30am
Address: Lijnbaansgracht 234a, 1017 RC, Amsterdam
Dave Clarke (White Noise, GB), Green Velvet (Cajual Records, US), Robert Hood (M-Plant, US), Abe Duque (Abe Duque Records, US) live, Psycatron (Planet E, IE), Tom Trago (Rush Hour, NL) live, Estroe (Connaisseur, NL), James Watts (Souldrum, NL)
Space Dimension Controller
Red Bull Music Academy lands in Amsterdam
Friday 22nd October
Location: Concrete Image Store
Address: Spuistraat 250, 1012 VW, Amsterdam
Stay ahead of the curve! For the first time ever, Amsterdam Dance Event takes to the airwaves 24 hours a day with Red Bull Music Academy Radio, beaming out live to the world from a pop up studio right around the corner from Felix Meritis. Drop by or tune in at rbmaradio.com to hear exclusive live-to-air mixes and interviews with visiting producers and DJs, from Detroit techno innovators to the freshest UK bass architects, and ‘nuff heavyweight Dutch talent.