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ADE focus on China

ADE 2017 will focus on China’s exploding dance scene

China’s dance industry opening up during ADE

From 2.000 onwards, the dance music industry started to get a real foothold in China, when a group of Chinese fans stood up and started to embrace the genre by founding Acupuncture Records and hosting several events around that.

From the start, back in 2007, Acupuncture Records has assembled China’s best DJs, VJs, producers and party promoters who have originated and helped growing China’s flourishing electronic music scene.

With “Mai Music Presents: Bridging the wall – unveiling China’s dance scene” the Chinese dance organization will present itself and the Chinese industry in three different manners. Five different in-depth panels, an international club event by INTRO Festival and an exclusive movie premiere about the life of a Chinese artist and the rise of house music in China.

INTRO to hosts a special club night in the brand new Chin Chin Club

INTRO Electronic Music Festival is China’s first and foremost techno festival since 2009. Nowadays INTRO is ever growing and hosts annual events in Beijing, Xiamen, and Shanghai where they attract visitors from all over China. During the opening night of ADE on Wednesday 18/10, INTRO hosts a special club night in the brand new Chin Chin Club. For this occasion, the biggest Chinese techno pioneers have been flown in, together with international superstars DJ Sneak and Karotte.

Line-up: Blue / DJ Sneak / Elvis T / Fewture / Freddie Glitch / Karotte / Micky Zhang / Mike Ravelli / Wengweng / Yang Bing
Date: Wednesday October 18, 10 pm – 6 am, Chin Chin Club

Break The Wall, the story of Yang Bing

For the people who want to take a peek on the other side of The Wall; Mai Music presents the documentary premiere of “Break The Wall”. It tells the story of Yang Bing, China’s pioneering underground dance artist. From the initial conception of the Chinese dance scene until its recent growth into maturity. Yang Bing was there and played an important part. His inspiring story is turned into a documentary that compares to the story of Raving Iran on the point of countries trying to contain the dance virus and urban youth culture. The documentary is shown on Friday in the beautiful cinema of LAB 111.

China in-depth

To strengthen the bridge and create new bonds between China and The West, Mai Music has invited several key figures from the industry from China and Europe to discuss different aspects of global dance music. Think in-depth panels about copyrights, international dance concepts, social media interconnectivity, artist management and other relevant topics during which many questions about this amazing country and industry in the East will be answered.

Check out the full program below:

Bridging the wall
Western artists in China, Chinese artists in the West
Wednesday, October 18, 6 pm – 7 pm, Chin Chin Club.

ADE 2017 Special / DJ Sneak, Karotte and more
Blue / DJ Sneak / Elvis T / Fewture / Freddie Glitch / Karotte / Micky Zhang / Mike Ravelli / Wengweng / Yang Bing
Wednesday, October 18, 10 pm – 6 am, Chin Chin Club.

Small world after all
The international exchange of dance concepts.
Friday, October 20, 2 pm – 3 pm, LAB 111.
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Copyrights in China
Time to pay the piper
Friday, October 20, 4 pm – 5 pm, LAB 111.
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Documentary: Break The Wall
Friday, October 20, 8 pm – 9.30 pm, LAB 111.
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Way out East
Rise and development of dance of China
Saturday, October 21, 2 pm – 3 pm, LAB 111.
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The ultimate seduction
Tricky challenges & inspiring stories from dance pioneers
Saturday, October 21, 4 pm – 5 pm, LAB 111.
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