ADE Global Sessions Mumbai


ADE Global Sessions Mumbai offers a comprehensive DAY ánd NIGHT program (April 7-10), that highlights both the most exciting artists and agency rosters that the electronic music scene in India has to offer, alongside top-flight international talent. Expect spectacular performances, industry meetings, strategy sessions, Q&As with business and thought leaders, master classes, the ADE Tech Lab and much more.


18:00 – 22:30 Registration desk open
19:00 – 19:45 Welcome drinks
20:00 – 20:15 Word of Welcome
A welcome and introduction by Shailendra Singh (SUNBURN Festival / Percept Live) & Richard Zijlma (Amsterdam Dance Event)
20:15 – 21:00 Keynote: India’s Influence – An Electronic Music Story by Arjun Vagale
Arjun Vagale details the rise of electronic music in India and it’s international influence and potential, and plays the ten records that define electronic music in India.
21:00 – 22:30 ADE DJ Cook Off
Cooks: DJ Sa, Me & HER, Dualist Inquiry, (S)haan
ADE’s famous DJ cooking contest, invite only.
22:30 – 23:30 PERFECTIMING Live Session
A short spectacular performance by national electric music act Perfectiming


10:30 – 20:00 Registration desk open
11:30 – 12:15 Meet the pro’s – Asian Exposure
Get access to Asia’s booming electronic music scene in this speed dating session.
12:30 – 12:50 Official opening ADE Global Sessions Mumbai
A screening of ADE documentary RESONATE
13:00 – 13:45 Business Q&A: Industry inside – Spot on Asia
Speakers: Brandon Bakshi (BMI), Rahul Kukreja (Livescape Asia), Jaideep Singh (Sr VP and Head Live Viacom18), Mahesh Narayanan (Global COO Saavn), Jonathan Waller (Strikeforce 360). Facts, figures and debate on the rising electronic music industry market in Asia.
13:00 – 13:45 Master Class – Ableton
Insight into Ableton’s brand new Push 2 controller and workflow.
13:00 – 20:00 Tech lab open
14:30 – 15:15 ADE Tribute: Remembering pioneer Charanjit Singh (1940-2015)
Speakers: Rana Ghose (REProduce Artists), DJ Pierre
The amazing story of Indian electronic music pioneer Charanjit Singh – with lots of music and unique video footage on his career.
14:30 – 15:30 Q&A – The Indian Artist
Speakers: (S)haan, Lost Stories, Zaeden, Sartek, Joshi.
Four of India’s hottest young DJ’s come together for an open-style Q&A session, discussing their careers and the Indian dance music scene.
15:30 – 16:00 Party like it’s 2026 – Electronic music festivals in the future part 1
Speaker: Peter Martin (Valis)
A visual presentation by Peter Martin on what electronic music festivals will look like in the future based upon his extensive knowledge of virtual reality and the latest technological developments.
15:45 – 16:45 Master Class – Andrew MacKay
16:00 – 16:45 Party like it’s 2026 – Electronic music festivals in the future part 2
Speakers: Megan Miller (Burning Man), Artur Mendes (Boom Festival), Peter Martin (Valis), Shailendra Singh (SUNBURN Festival).
A lively debate on the electronic music festival market: what are the most important international developments for electronic music festivals right now, what are the best opportunities for growth and innovation and how do they envision the festival market in 2026 and implement this in their strategies.
17:15 – 18:00 The synching case: Electronic music in Hollywood & Bollywood
Speakers: Devraj Sanyal (Universal Music India), Jonathan Christiansen (HTGR), Andrew Mackay (producer/composer), DJ CHETAS. A business discussion on the increasing influence of electronic music in the Bollywood and Hollywood movie industries, monetising electronic music and copyright in Hollywood and Bollywood, the international boom of music from Bollywood and synching the two industries.
17:15 – 18:00 Master Class – Bit of Both
Speakers: Ash Roy, Ashwin Mani Sharma
Veteran DJ/Producers Ash Roy and Ashwin Mani Sharma discuss and explain their brand new live project – Bit Of Both.
18:00 – 18:45 Drinks and Networking
18:00 – 18:45 Master Class – Lost Stories + Zaeden
Two of India’s leading EDM producers will remix a track live on screen in 30 minutes from scratch.
19:00 – 20:00 Master Class – Nucleya
Nucleya deconstructs his biggest record.


21:00 OML Showcases / ADE Global Sessions Mumbai / April 8th & 9th
Venue: Social @ Todi Mill
Nucleya, SICKFLIP, Ritviz
21:00 UnMute Showcases | ADE Global Sessions Mumbai
Venue: Anti Social @ Khar
Sound Avtar, DJ Sa, Spryk, Big City Harmonics, KAOS
21:00 sLick! Mumbai Takeover
Venue: Kitty Su
Claptone, Bullzeye, Blurry Slur, Orbs & Zen
22:00 KRUNK Showcase I ADE Global Sessions Mumbai I Blue Frog I Friday, 8 April
Venue: Blue Frog
Aqua Dominatrix (Live), Oceantied, Kumail, EZ Riser & Oblique (Visuals)
22:00 Ankytrixx & Friends
Venue: ARK Bar
Ankytrixx, Jehan Johar, Audio Glitch, Priya Sen
TBA Guestlist Events
Venue: Phoenix Courtyard
Force, Zenith


10:30 – 20:00 Registration desk open
11:30 – 12:15 Meet the pro’s – International Exposure
Get access to the International electronic music scene in this speed dating session.
12:30 – 13:15 Keynote: How dance music can make a social difference. Speaker: Shailendra Singh (Sunburn, Percept Live)
Shailendra Singh shares his extensive knowledge on the electronic music industry in India and the world – with emphasis on how dance music brings social classes together and can initiate positive change and developments.
13:00 – 20:00 Tech lab open
13:30 – 14:15 Business Q&A: India, Gateway to Asia – Touring the country & continent. Speakers: Ritnika Nayan (MGMH), Dev Bhatia (Unmute), Karan Singh (Percept Live), Jaideep Singh (Senior VP & Head Live – Viacom18)
Discussing the live and festival market in India and Asia as viewed from abroad and within.
13:30 – 14:15 Master Class – Pioneer DJ
Speakers: Tuhin Mehta, Mash. Official Pioneer India DJ’s Tuhin Mehta and Mash demo the brand new CDJ Nexus 2 system and Rekordbox software.
15:00 – 15:45 Business Panel: Marketing and monetizing music online in India & Asia
Speakers: Ashish Hemrajani (BookMyShow), Pratiksha Roy (Twitter), Mahesh Narayanan (Saavn)
A heavy weight business discussion on the future of monetizing music online in India and Asia.
15:00 – 15:45 Artist Q&A: DJ Pierre – My life as a DJ
Legendary pioneer DJ Pierre gives interactive career interview talking about his personal highlights, how he has seen the industry and its opportunities change, and shares his experience, tips, anecdotes and vision on being a successful DJ in 2016.
16:00 – 16:45 Q&A – Blaise DeAngelo: Building an international career
Speaker: Blaise DeAngelo (general manager, OWSLA). If OWSLA signs a producer, what do they expect from them, how do they work together on building an international career, and how do they shift their strategy with the disruptions of the music industry.
16:00 – 16:45 Q&A – Ankytrixx & Friends
One of India’s leading DJ’s brings us an interesting workshop titled “Mind, Body, Soul & Creativity”.
17:00 – 17:45 Closing panel: Vive la difference!
Speakers: Vijay Nair (OML), Manuj Agarwal (Percept Live), Karsten Ter Hoeven (Amsterdam Dance Event).
How can electronic music markets on other continents profit from successful initiatives and experiences in the booming market in India & Asia, and vice versa.
17:00 – 17:45 Master Class – Arjun Vagale + Kohra
Two of India’s biggest techno producers come together to produce a track in 30 minutes live on screen + Q&A.
17:45 – 18:45 Drinks and Networking – presented by Kitty Su
18:00 – 18:45 Master Class – Wiwek
Wiwek shares tips on his production techniques followed by Q&A.
19:00 – 20:00 Master Class – What So Not + Kill The Noise
What So Not and Kill The Noise explain their unique production style followed by Q&A.

21:00 OML Showcases / ADE Global Sessions Mumbai / April 8th & 9th
Venue: Social @ Todi Mill
Anish Sood, Dualist Inquiry, Sandunes
21:00 UnMute Showcase
Venue: ARK Bar
Arjun Vagale, Kohra, Oozeundat, Praveen Archary, Audio Units
21:00 sLick! Mumbai Takeover
Venue: Blue Frog
Finnebassen, Me&HER, MR. HAS, SEQU3l, Bhish, Chabb
Venue: Kitty Su
What So Not, Kill The Noise, Wiwek