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 is 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.

Northern Ireland artists performing at ADE:

Dave Clarke Presents
Friday 22nd October
Time: 12.30am 1.30am
Location: Melkweg
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
Time: tbc
Location: Concrete Image Store
Address: Spuistraat 250, 1012 VW, Amsterdam