Spinnin’ Records is happy to launch its day and night program, which will take place on Wednesday, October 19, at the Q-Factory, as part of its yearly ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) presentation.
The free-day event will have a jam-packed schedule starting at 11 AM. Masterclasses by industry leaders will be included at Spinnin’ Academy XL, which will also honor the uniqueness and creativity of up-and-coming talent in the dance music field. Spinnin’ will kick off the return of the World’s Biggest Demo Drop, which is an opportunity for up-and-coming producers to present their demos for release on the label, supported by feedback from Worlds Biggest Demo Drop ambassador, Tiësto, Spinnin’ Records’ artists and A&R team.
As musicians, gamers, and special guests compete to be named the best dance music gamer, the Spinnin’ Gaming Tournament is sure to be an action-packed struggle to the top. And last, but not least, the powerhouse label will wrap up the day and go into the night with their annual Spinnin’ Sessions club night, a showcase of some of the finest DJs on the Spinnin’ roster across two rooms.
Some of the biggest names in music are supported by Spinnin’ Records, including Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet, KSHMR, Showtek, Oliver Heldens, and others.
The following is a detailed overview of the day’s and evening’s activities:
Spinnin’ Academy XL – Free entry
Time: 11AM – 6PM
Date: 19th October
The Spinnin’ Academy XL, created in collaboration with BandLab, will begin the day with masterclasses from artists including Sam Feldt, BandLab, LUM!X, and Lady of the House. Attendees can learn useful advice from the following sessions about the industry:
Q&A with Spinnin’s Head of A&R, Jorn Heringa & Sander van Doorn & MARF
Sam Feldt on Heartfeldt Records
Masterclass BandLab x Firebeatz on using samples to finish a track
LUM!X on his latest track ‘Where Do We Go’
Lady of the House x Spinnin’ Records panel
Ummet Ozcan on Sound Design
A&R comments will be available immediately during the Spinnin Academy XL courtesy to certified DJs and producers from Spinnin’ Records.
Worlds Biggest Demo Drop – Free to enter
Submissions open: from 19th October
Demo Drop feedback sessions live at Q-Factory: 19th October
Online feedback sessions via Spinnin’ Records Discord servers: 18th November
Submissions close: 21st November
Public vote via Apple Music: 16th December – 10th January
Winners announced: 12th January
Bringing back the World’s Biggest Demo Drop for the third time Spinnin’ Records will be offering up-and-coming artists the chance to win a release on Spinnin’ Records and Musical Freedom. Producers can now aspire to follow in the footsteps of past champions NuKey, Christopher Damas, and Aurelios with Tisto on board as the competition’s ambassador.
Beginning on October 19, submissions will be accepted during ADE, where producers will also have access to free Demo Drop Feedback Sessions taking place live at the Q-Factory. The live drop in sessions are open to everyone throughout the following hours, and Spinnin’s A&R crew, Henri PFR, Mariana BO, Header, Sevek (and more) will be there to review demos.
12:30 – 13:15 Demo Drop 1 Spinnin’ A&R and Artists
13:45 – 15:30 Demo Drop 2 Spinnin’ A&R and Artists
15:30 – 16:15 Demo Drop 3 Spinnin’ A&R and Artists
On November 18th, Spinnin’ Records will once again host online sessions through their Discord server. Artists can sign up for this for the chance to receive feedback from Spinnin’ Records’ artists and/or the A&R team before the final submission deadline on 21st November.
On December 16, the A&R and artist teams at Spinnin’ Records will choose their top albums for a user vote on Apple Music. They will choose the winner, who will be announced on January 12 along with Tisto, the World’s Biggest Demo Drop Ambassador. By the end of January 2023, Spinnin’ Records and Musical Freedom will release the winning songs.
The biggest stars from Spinnin Records, including Jake Tarry, Blasterjaxx, Chico Rose, Le Shuuk, SLVR, Firebeatz, LUM!X, and Mariana BO, will trade up their turntables for gaming consoles in a face-off with fans to determine who is the perfect gamer.
Attendees to the ADE event will be able to play the games from 1 pm until the invite-only tournament starts at 3 pm. The general audience is encouraged to remain, watch, and take in the spectacle once the action begins.
Spinnin’ Sessions ADE 2022 – Tickets Required – LINK
Time: 11:00PM – 06:00AM
For those seeking to party till the wee hours of the morning, Spinnin’ Records’ annual showcase Spinnin’ Session for business and fans will put an end to the evening.