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25 truly memorable years It was truly a big bang: the moment house music exploded in Amsterdam in September 1988, when club RoXY, featuring housemaster Eddy de Clercq, became the epicentre of a new scene and the first (illegal) raves were held in the harbour of the capital: ‘London comes to Amsterdam’, organised by a group of English DJs led by Paul Jay and Maz Weston, who’d moved to Amsterdam the previous year. This year’s DJBroadcast Amsterdam Dance Event Special is dedicated to the history of house music as it unfolded in the 25 years that followed. There’s a mixtape from KC The Funkaholic, one of the Dutch heroes whose been around since day one, plus eight pages of pictures from the soon to be released book about the history of Dutch house music, Mary Go Wild. Weighing 2 kilos with some 600 pages of words and pictures, it’s an incredible tourde-force with contributions from more than one hundred writers, photographers and designers, and interviews with all of the keyplayers in the history of house music in the Netherlands. ADE is a yearly celebration of electronic music and the world around it, and traditionally this annual DJB issue provides an overview of all that’s happening around the ‘Dam during the event as well as across the vast current state of electronic music. Just like the event, this magazine is divided in three sections. The Playground section fills you in on the series of daytime pop-up events, exclusive happenings and unique special offers taking place all over the city centre. The ADE Pro section is there for aspiring and seasoned dance professionals alike, and the part about the festival gives you the lowdown on the hottest happenings on dancefloors in over 80 venues throughout city. So come and celebrate this momentous occasion with us. And here’s to many happy returns! Cheers Gert van Veen
12 Foreword 14 Index 16 Masthead 18 Employee Of the Month 20 Freeloader 22 What is ADE 27 ADE News 30 ADE Playground 35 ADE Card 37 ADE Playground News 44 Digibroadcast 46 DJB Digital 48 Tees & Sneakers 50 Books 52 Hotshop 54 Underground Noise 56 Mary Go Wild: 25 Years of Dutch Dance 67 Testlab 70 What is ADE Pro 72 ADE Pro News 76 DJB2B 78 What is ADE Next 83 Beamlab 85 Hard Dance Event 91 ADE Green 92 Dave Clarkeâ€™s Teaboy 94 Berlin Underground Clubs 96 What is ADE Festival 99 ADE News IV 105 New ADE Locations 106 The Mixtape of KC the Funkaholic 108 Blueprint Labels: Kompakt 110 In Memoriam Dick Raaijmakers 112 DJB Tips ADE 116 Dimitri 118 Alda Events - Amsterdam Music Festival 121 Martin Garrix 122 Nina Kraviz 125 Yellow Claw 126 Marcel Dettmann 131 Black Coffee 132 Darkside 134 Chris Liebing 136 Essential Album 139 Album Reviews 142 Festival Agenda 190 Venues and location details 193 ADE Partners
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Dan Cole Cold fact: Google the name Dan Cole and you will be redirected to ‘England’s magnificent tighthead prop rugby player.’ We think that is a pretty spot-on description, if you replace the rugby for writing that is. Bristol born Dan Cole is heading DJBroadcast’s global scrum since we’ve launched our international platform in January 2013. Dan is the newly appointed chief editor at our Berlin office, and thanks to his 9+ years of experience in the city, we end up at the best local breweries in town more often then we should. When he’s not thoroughly investigating the latest developments within the dj-community, Dan strives to contribute something truly substantial to the world. On a regular basis, he throws fundraising parties for the less fortunate. His ‘It’s Bigger Than’ events are rapidly becoming the talk of the Berlin dj-town, assembling the electronic music community to support victims of humanitarian crises. Recently he got big shots like John Osborne and Steffi to engage in a fundraiser for the Mercy Corps – an organization fulfilling the needs of the Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. Oh, and if you want to know the story behind the picture: well, Dan is one of England’s magnificent marathon runners as well. Cold fact #2: his nickname is Marathon Dan.
Cool stuff! free stuff! ADE Stuff! Do we have your attention? We are giving away a copy of the much-anticipated Mary Go Wild: 25 Years of Dance In the netherlands and a pair of urbanears headphones. All you have to do is look up the ‘win’-section on DJBroadcast.net and answer one simple question. this is what we have in store… 2X MARY Go WILD: 25 YEARS of DAnCE In thE nEthERLAnDS Mary Go wild chronicles the key events, clubs and figures of 25 years of dance. It contains over 1200 pictures and 120 interviews from the best dutch journalists and photographers. on october 16th the book will be launched at ade. Marygowild.nl 1X uRBAnEARS hEADPhonES urbanears makes headphones that fit your everyday life. they are designed to optimize sound and style, matching preferences in size, design, function with music. the urban ears ade 2013 design is a limited edition. zoundindustries.com Djbroadcast.net/win
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whaT iS aDe?
The very epicenter of global dance music
the annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the world’s leading electronic music event. Part conference for music industry professionals and part club-festival presenting every shade of electronic dance music, ADE covers all aspects of electronic music and club culture; visuals, technology, media, art, film, fashion, lifestyle and, of course, music: old, new and vanguard. Since its inception in 1996, ADE has been expanding its programme every year, and in 2013 the edition has grown to a three-pronged, five day and five-night event, of which there is the ADE Conference (daytime conference for professionals), ADE festival (nighttime events for fans of electronic dance music) and ADE Playground (daytime events for electronic dance music enthusiasts.) ADE turns the downtown area of Amsterdam’s historic canal-covered city center into a 120-hour celebration of all things dance music related, virtually shaping up Amsterdam into the very epicenter of club life and culture. ADE 2013 is bigger than ever, covering more ground and serving out more music at more venues than any previous edition. ADE Green (on sustainability) has been added to the ADE Conference programme, bringing the aggregate number of conferences, each exploring a specialist topic, to seven. This year the ADE Festival buzzes throughout the city, programming DJ sets and live performances at a record number of 80 venues, including many non-club related locales like the former shipyard buildings and abandoned warehouses in Amsterdam’s harbour area. ADE Playground, introduced last year, has expanded its programme of gear, art, movies and in-store related daytime activities, morphing ADE into a 24/7 event. This year marks the 25th anniversary of ‘the second Summer of Love,’ the historical summer of 1988 when house reared its day-glow head. Since then, club music’s appeal has grown exponentially and has evolved into an
astounding patchwork of styles and sub-styles that has become revered by a global audience. ADE 2013 celebrates the unique history and culture-shifting success of electronic dance music and the contribution of Dutch music on contemporary culture, including popular music, street art, video and film, performance and fashion. BuSInESS on EVERY LEVEL
ADE Conference covers the business side of things, with panels of top-ranking professionals, from old hands next to young Turks featuring lectures by industry insiders, interviews with some of dance music’s most successful artists and entrepreneurs who will share the secrets of their trade.
“The Amsterdam Dance Event creates a collective mindset for the global dance music scene,” says Richard Zijlma, managing director of ADE. “It is the place to network and set up deals, to meet new potential business partners and to hear about new developments and trends. ADE offers a window of opportunity for everyone that is professionally involved in dance music - record companies, managers, agents and artists – and want to make the next step,” comments Zijlma.
ADE’s main conference (ADE Pro) is located at ADE’s ground zero, the 18th century Felix Meritis on Keizersgracht, and over at the adjacent Dylan Hotel. Over the years, ADE has expanded its conference to a number of focus areas which host in-depth presentations, workshops and master classes at various locations in Amsterdam. This year’s programme includes ADE Beamlab (visuals & stage design, at Pakhuis de Zwijger), HDE (harder styles of dance music, at Melkweg), ADE Tech (music and technology, at Chicago Social Club) and ADE University (aimed at students and young music professionals, at De Balie.) ADE Next, for upcoming DJs and producers, traditionally on ADE’s final conference day, Saturday, is hosted at ADE’s stomping ground, Felix Meritis. In addition, ADE 2013 introduces ADE Green (at Chicago Social Club), a cooperation of ADE and ID&T that focusses on sustainability, aiming to raise awareness and influence attitudes of party people vis-a-vis with green issues. ADE University, being held for the third consecutive year, offers (Dutch) students a three-day programme with master classes by entrepreneurs and leading entertainment professionals. As part of ADE University, ADE has launched a global intern programme in 2013, offering five internships at internationally reputed club-related businesses. At ADE Helpdesk, representatives of the US Embassy in The Netherlands will explain the ins-andouts concerning travel and working visas. Since the ADE Conference program has proliferated and branched out into various sub-conferences, admittance has differentiated accordingly: 1-day conference tickets are available next to 5-day conference tickets. “That way, visitors can opt for a dedicated programme,” ADE’s Richard Zijlma says. ADE 2013 expects close to 4,000 music business professionals attending over the five-day period.
The Amsterdam Dance Event creates a collective mindset for the global dance music scene
25 what is ade?
A city packed with events and artists
For dance music aficionados, ADE Festival is a five day and night dance-a-thon, staging every style, genre and subgenre that has cropped up in the 25 years of electronic dance music at some 80 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam. From club music meets the classics at Amsterdam’s fabled Concertgebouw to vanguard trap at underground club OT301, ADE offers a staggering array of styles performed by a mind-blowing number of reputed artists. Some 2000 acts make up the bill of ADE’s five consecutive club nights and will induce an expected 300,000 visitors, many of them coming from abroad, to sample this assortment of riches. The ADE Festival involves all of Amsterdam; virtually every club, discothèque, bar, venue and stage has produced special events for the occasion. The list of associating venues has been augmented with several new and interesting locales in Amsterdam’s former harbour area. Their ‘raw’ appeal is contrasted by the elegance of internationally reputed institutions of culture like Concertgebouw, Carré Theatre and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. The artist roster of ADE 2013 boasts a record number of 2,000 performers, covering 25 years of club music, from stalwarts to overnight sensations. The ADE Festival program offers sets and shows by Tiësto, Richie Hawtin, Afrojack, Dave Clarke, Sander Kleinenberg, Kenny Dope, Steve Rachmad, Barbara Tucker, Kenny Larkin, MK, Henrik Schwarz, Atjazz, Anja Schneider, Hardsoul, Ricardo Villalobos, Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Martyn, Maceo Plex, Marc Romboy and Joy Orbison. And that is just a tiny sample of ADE Festival’s cornucopia. Like the last few years, the ADE Festival Lounge, located at Leidseplein, functions both as an information desk and central meeting point. It is the physical center of ADE Festival, that sells last-minute tickets and merchandising, and serves free magazines and goodies. Electronic music lifestyle
ADE Playground transforms Amsterdam into the biggest pop-up store on the planet. Introduced last year, ADE Playground has expanded its offerings, centering on gear, art, film and in-stores, comprising a programme that offers daytime divertissement to ADE Festival visitors at various locations in Amsterdam’s canal area.
To give a hint of the ADE Playground flavor, we have:
Gear: Leading hardware and software manufacturers Pioneer, Native Instruments and Ableton showcase their latest gear and algorithms Art: A multi-media extravaganza at Urban Art House, including Holland is the hardest, an exhibition on gabber culture at Melkweg Film: The Buraka Som Sistema documentary, Off The Beaten Track, at De Balie cinema, various music documentaries at Melkweg Cinema Pop-ups: The pop-up store of the Kompakt label, liberating its 20th anniversary, at Oz. Events will also be added to the ADE Playground program right up to the start of ADE 2013. ADE Playground covers downtown Amsterdam and is located at some 20 locations, including Melkweg, De Balie, Oz, FOUR by Azzuro, Club Up and Urban Art House in the ‘Shell Tower’ in Amsterdam-Noord (across the water.) The ADE Playground programme is free to holders of the ADE Card (€ 10) which can be purchased online at the ADE website, and is for sale at the ADE Festival Lounge at the Leidseplein. ADE’s unique profile, conference and 24/7 club festival, makes it the ‘must-go-to’ destination for over 300,000 clubbers from around the globe and will be covered by over 400 journalists. Says ADE’s CEO Richard Zijlma: “ADE is all dance events combined plus more.”
Samsung and ADE join forces For its upcoming edition, Amsterdam Dance Event is teaming up with Samsung. Both global brands are entering into a unique collaboration aimed at creating innovative projects, which compliment and reflect the worldwide success of electronic music. A global brand like Samsung fits perfectly with the international character of ADE and both brands share many of the same qualities. Samsung Electronics is the worldwide industry leader in consumer electronics, while in eighteen years ADE has grown into the world’s leading event for electronic music. Both brands want to inspire their audience with innovations in creativity and technology. Together they will create new possibilities for both music industry professionals and dance music fans. Thanks to the involvement of Samsung, ADE will be able to be even more responsive to the explosive development of the global dance industry in the future. ‘We aim to inspire them with our innovations, and we see this cooperation as a perfect match between two strong brands. We are looking forward to adding some remarkable new elements to ADE this year,’ Marketing Manager at Samsung Mobile Netherlands, Geert Mol says. Samsung.com
Need info? Purchase tickets? ADE Lounge!
Sure, we understand, no worries. It is most likely that at some point you will loose track trying to catch one of the 2,000 artists at the 450 events or 100 locations at ADE over the five-day period. But if you do, please don’t panic, just ask for directions to the Leidseplein (a square so famous that even people who are not from Amsterdam can help you out) and check in at the ADE Lounge, an info point accessible to everyone who’s interested in anything that has to do with ADE. From Wednesday October 16th – Sunday October 20th, the ADE Lounge will be opening its doors from 10.00 – 23.00 for all your enquiries. Next to all the info and advice we can give you, this is where you can buy your ADE Card and ADE merchandise. Furthermore you will be able to buy ADE Festival tickets for all the events throughout the city and ADE delegates will be able to collect (or buy if not sold out yet) their Conference tickets. Last but not least we’ve installed a cosy bar so you can easily decide what’s up next, while sipping on a nice cup of coffee or soda.
Go ADE with Kroodle With the official ADE app and the live feed, both sponsored by Kroodle, visitors will be updated on the fly with the latest news on all parties and event venues. And as a nice little extra gesture, Kroodle will be giving away full ADE passes prior to, and day passes during the event. So keep a close watch on that app, the live feed, and Kroodle’s Facebook page as that may earn you free entrance to just about every club in Amsterdam during the third week of October! Kroodle is the Dutch way of insuring the things that matter to you most. On your mobile and in an easy way. Forget
about the paper works, with Kroodle it’s possible to login to your personal insurance account via your Facebook-ID. Kroodle will debut at this year’s Conference and Festival by facilitating ADE’s live-feed. Kroodle is the first handheld insurance on Facebook and works perfectly on your smartphone, tablet and laptop. This insurance brand is for people young at heart and offers innovative insurances, Kroodle offers help where and when you need it. Instant, mobile, hassle free and user friendly. Facebook.com/kroodle
ADE goes Aruba From September 6 - 8, the island of Aruba hosted the first Electric Festival (EF). In the summer of 2014 the event will be enhanced with a conference powered by ADE. The Electric Conference will become a playground full of studio sessions, workshops and exhibitions for DJs, producers, artists and fans. Although the conference will be taking shape in 2014, this year’s EF will already included various ADE-powered pop-up workshops, Q&A’s with artists and a series of events throughout the weekend. EF addresses more than just dance music and will comprise creative arts, cuisine and lifestyle in general. It will also showcase Aruba’s leading role in promoting the electronic dance movement in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The line-up for 2013 included Chuckie, accompanied by former Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash, Hardwell, Nero, Nicole Moudaber, Boris, Mastiksoul, Baggi Begovic, Riotgear, Patrick M and many more. The Aruba Tourism Authority is excited to be the main sponsor, as EF is expected to grow into an internationally revered event and become an independent driver of a new stream of visitors. Electricfestival.com
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ADE Playground taking over the city ADE Playground, ADE’s unique program that covers all things related to electronic music lifestyle, offers a series of pop-up events, exclusive happenings and unique special offers taking place all over the city center. An ADE card is essential, priced at €10, and offers access to special events featuring DJs in oneoff performances, expo’s, and pop-ups as well as providing discounts to exclusive products associated with ADE 2013. This year’s Playground offers four different routes throughout the city, based on art, gear, film and pop-up events. We’ve picked some of the highlights for you below. For full details and locations, please check the ADE website.
Holland op zijn Hardst!
Anyone who thinks gabber music was just a fad that died out somewhere around the turn of the century couldn’t be more wrong. Being a veritable export product of the Dutch music industry, hardcore house has never left us and is now stronger than ever. Even the terminology that belongs to the style is traveling the world, the official Dutch term for the signature hardcore dance, ‘hakken’ (chopping), is being used now across the globe. There was no escaping gabber in the Netherlands in the nineties. At some point everyone seemed to be wearing colourful tracksuits and Nike Air Max, rocking the typical part bold or completely shaven do’s. The genre took a blow after hitting the mainstream, but it never fully perished; it went underground, catering to a devoted scene of young people who share a passion for the hardest form of electronic music known to man. The “Holland op zijn Hardst!” expo pays homage to this intriguing dance music subculture with the work of several renowned music photographers on display. People like Dennis Duijnhouwer, Erik Smits and Ryan Cooksen take you on a tour through the somewhat intimidating but friendly world of Gabber. Hollands op zijn Hardst! at Melkweg Expo, 16 - 20 October, open daily 12:00-21:00 (until 01:00 during events in the Oude Zaal).
This year, it’s high time to commemorate 25 years of house music. From 1989 onwards, Cleo Campert was the photographer of Amsterdam’s illustrious nightclub RoXY, which stood at the very foundation of the Dutch dance scene. It was in fact the first place in the country where house music was played, even though many of its visitors did not appreciate this new ‘computer music’ at all and the staff at some point threatened to lay down their work if the DJs would keep pushing that horrible noise. Campert captured numerous parties and after-parties in the Netherlands and abroad in exciting pictures. After all, a picture sometimes says more than a thousand words. Come and take a peak at her work, part of which was never shown before. Official opening is on Tuesday 15 October at Het Magazijn, open daily 13:00-18:00 from 16 October – 3 November.
Urban Art House
As ADE continues to inspire and innovate, it allows multiple forms of creative media to integrate, bringing together the mediums of art, music and film. This year, ADE has partnered with Amsterdam’s Urban House, an international creative art agency with years of experience in music-affiliated projects, to assemble a showcase of inventive exhibitions involving visuals and 3D mapping. The Crossover show, which aims to bridge the gap between art and music is staged daily at the urban culture hangout Toren Overhoeks. Expect the freshest new talents and established urban artists, live performances, art collaborations, audience integration and secret cameos from international DJ friends at the new 24-hour Amsterdam hotspot. Urban Art house in Toren Amsterdam is open daily 16-20 October.
Urban art house
Holland op zijn Hardst!
GoodLuck - This Might Sound Crazy
Konings & Keune = ADE Music Talks
Kompakt’s 20 years of innovation may exceed that of Amsterdam Dance’s Event’s 18 years of prominence, but in no way lambasts it, for they merely compliment each other, working hand–in-hand to inspire the entire, global music community. With ADE celebrating 25 years of dance music in the Netherlands, it feels fitting that the Cologne based label will celebrate their anniversary with a series of events throughout the conference. Directly in the middle of Amsterdam’s Red Light District at the Oz. Studio, you’ll be able to find the team behind Germany’s leading electronic imprint behind the counter at their very own pop-up store. Having taken the project all across Europe, the label has teamed up with Electronic Beats to provide a face-to-face front where you can meet the label’s key founders, purchase exclusive content and watch intimate, in-store performances. There is a touch of irony that owners Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, Reinhard Voigt and Jürgen Paape should want to celebrate such a momentous occasion by taking a record shop on tour, considering the label ‘s humble beginnings as the Delirium Record store, that eventually went on to become the Kompakt label we know today. 20 Jahre Kompakt Pop Up Store at Oz. Project Space, 16 – 20 October.
Konings & Keune are creative matchmakers for events & concepts, located at Herengracht, one of Amsterdam’s three main canals. During ADE Konings & Keune will host the ADE Music Talks: Q&A’s with artists, DJs and other inspiring key players from the dance music scene alike. Everyone who’s interested can join in; you don’t need an ADE ticket to attend. Please check the ADE website for further program details. ADE Music Talks at Konings & Keune, 17-18 October.
GoodLuck - This Might Sound Crazy
Following the tear away success of their 2011 self-titled album, the South African live electronic act GoodLuck, set out to record their highly anticipated sophomore release, Creatures of The Night. After 3 years of relentless gigging, it’s time for them to tackle the all-important and notoriously tricky follow-up record. GoodLuck - This Might Sound Crazy at De Balie, 16 - 17 October 19, 17:00 - 19:00.
Buraka Som Sistema presents: Off The Beaten Track
Off The Beaten Track is the documentary that tells the incredible story of four musicians as they travel the world to show how these cities helped to create the phenomenon that is Buraka Som Sistema. Off the Beaten Track at De Balie, October 18-19, starts at 17:00.
Melkweg Cinema - In Extase (2013) - Back in the House (2013) - Old School Renegades (2013) - Real Scenes: New York (2013) - Real Scenes: Johannesburg (2013) De Balie Cinema - GoodLuck - This Might Sound Crazy (2013) - Buraka Som Sistema - Off The Beaten Track (2013) - Beatz: Divergences & Contradictions of Electronic Music (2013) - I am Hardwell (2013)
Pioneer masterclasses and workshops
Want to learn how to spin or just looking for pro tips from the world’s leading DJ gear manufacturer? Partnering with ADE, Pioneer is offering masterclasses and workshops in DJing with their reputable range of equipment. From the 16th to the 19th, the Pioneer DJ School pros will be providing expert advice at the Amsterdam View. Everyday you can try out Pioneer’s latest gear and seminars will be given their expert engineers and experts. One of the leaders in DJ technology Pioneer products are at the helm of your favorite clubs. Long praised for quality and innovation, the brand’s presence at the world’s most important dance music gatherings started a couple of years ago and this year they’ll continue to showcase their creations, establishing their forward thinking philosophy alongside Amsterdam Dance Event. Pioneer DJ workshops at The AmsterdamVview, October 16-19.
The ADE Card gives you access to 20 Playground locations. The ADE Card can be purchased for € 10,-. All locations can be found in the back of the ADE magazine.
The ADE Card for daytime fun and more Our team and all our partners have put together an ADE program that outdoes all previous editions. The ADE Playground program – a series of pop-up events, exclusive happenings and unique special offers taking place all over the city centre between Wednesday 16th and Saturday 19th of October – is one of the newest yet most promising elements of the event. Make sure you get with the programme by obtaining the ADE Card. ADE Playground transforms Amsterdam into the biggest pop-up store on the planet and offers a platform for studio sessions, hardware workshops, movie screenings, art exhibitions, in-store performances by top record labels and more exclusive dance music-related events. DJs and artists turn the centre of the city of Amsterdam into a veritable playground for electronic music fans, offering once-in-alifetime experiences, and the chance to get up close and personal with top performers in unusual venues. The ADE Card, that grants you access to the entire ade Playground program, is available for only 10 euros. With the card, you will be able tob e part of a few special events and discount on numerous products. To obtain an ade Card, please go to amsterdam-dance- event.nl/ tickets/ade-card.
What does the ADE Card do for you?
- 20 % discount on the official Buddha to Buddha ADE ‘13 BAG (ADE Lounge, Leidseplein) - 20 % discount on the official Lee x ADE ‘13 Festival t-shirt (ADE Lounge, Leidseplein) - 20% discount on the official ADE ‘13 Football (ADE Lounge, Leidseplein) - 10 % discount on the official Urbanears x ADE ’13 headphones (ADE Lounge, Leidseplein) - EUR 20,- credit on an Uber ride with special ADE Card promotion code (handed to you when you pick up your ADE Card at the ADE Lounge, Leidseplein) - 20 % discount on the complete Lee collection at the Lee Store on the Wolvenstraat during ADE 16 through 20 October (not valid in conjunction with any other offer) - Exclusive free entrance to the complete Films @ ADE Playground programme at Melkweg Cinema and Balie Cinema - EUR 100,- discount on the SRP price on the Ableton bundle PUSH + Live 9 Standard or PUSH + Live 9 Suite - Exclusive gifts and surprises at several ADE Playground locations
RBMA Radio does ADE The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals: a platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape. RBMA Radio is the official online radio station of the Academy, and in 2013 it once again is an integral part of ADE. Just like in 2010, the crew sets up shop in the Concrete Store, Spuistraat 250. Expect 24 hour a day broadcasts between Wednesday and Saturday featuring a who’s who of global underground talent in the studio at daytime, and live audio feeds from some of ADE’s primary events at night. The studio opens its doors every day, so come by and sit back while RBMA Radio provides you with the perfect ADE soundtrack. Check out the Playground tab on the ADE website for program updates. RBMAradio.com
‘Move Your Lee’ Denim label Lee has been making high quality jeans and other articles for almost 125 years now. Their excellently made products could nowadays even become your favourite dancing gear. As the brand is now teaming up with one of the world’s biggest and most influential dance music events, ADE, to celebrate the passion and inspiration of the music industry. Amsterdam Dance Event offers a five-day dance event showcasing over 1.700 of the world’s best musical talents. During this 25th edition Lee and ADE will be celebrating innovation and creativity across the Netherland’s honouring the dance scene. This year’s re-launch of the 2012 ‘Move Your Lee’ campaign, inspired Lee to collaborate with ADE and design a special limited edition T-shirt for ADE. At their store on the Wolvenstraat 8 all ADE Card holders will get a 20% discount on all items in the Lee store. Check out the ADE website for more info on the ADE Card. Eu.lee.com
SAE Audiobot Competition with Jameszoo The SAE Institute in Amsterdam is one of the highest acclaimed educational centers for sound production and design. For seven years now, DJBroadcast and SAE have teamed up for what is called the SAE Audiobot Competition. The concept is simple: producers can send their track to DJB’s editorial team, who in turn select five finalists. The winner, the producer who gets the most votes from our readers, is rewarded a day of studio time with a reputed producer and an SAE engineer, so that they work on a track together. This time around it’s Mitchel van Dinther alias Jameszoo, who will join the lucky winner behind the mixing desk. The Dutch Red Bull Music Academy alumni’s star is on the rise, his records are being championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Lefto and Mr. Scruff. Recently he was the third Dutchmen to ever release on Warp records, with a remix of a Nightmares On Wax track. SAE’s senior teacher, engineer and Secretsundaze and M>O>S producer Marco Spaventi will be there as well to make sure the technical side of things will run smooth as glass. Please check out the Dutch DJBroadcast website for further details and deadlines. Djbroadcast.nl
Celebrate listening to music at the Sonos Studio during ADE
The Sonos Studio is an acoustically designed space that celebrates music listening and serves as the best place to experience The Sonos Wireless HiFi System. During ADE, a Sonos Studio pop up will be installed at Oude Looiersstraat 40 as part of ADE Playground. The Sonos Studio explores the intersection of music, art and technology through creative collaboration by hosting exhibitions, intimate concerts, listening parties, film screenings, lectures, workshops and more. Check out the ADE website for program updates and pop in for a few inspiring sessions! The Sonos Studio Pop Up event already took place at South by Southwest featuring a host of interesting artists. The brand also built a permanent studio in Los Angeles and planning to open one in London and has over the course of the project involved artists like Deadmau5, Janelle Monae, Gilles Peterson, Beck, Questlove, The Xx, and Talib Kweli. Sonos-studio.com
Waves meets Jimmy For ADE, there’s always the possibility a visitor could come back the next year as a performer. To make this possible, Waves are making their ADE debut by introducing The Art Of The Mix, a four-day event series featuring mixing workshops led by some of dance music’s biggest stars including Dave Audé and Omid 16B. In between sessions, Yoni Leviatan of Waves will be demoing the Element synth and give visitors a chance to play it themselves. Since its inception, Waves has provided top quality software for electronic musicians, DJs and producers, whether it’s live and upfront or inside the studio, and with the recent introduction of Element, they’ve gone deeper into the electronic music production scene. For their products they’ve even won a technical Grammy award for their advances in the industry. Experienced and budding producers alike should check out the EMP Toolbox plugin collection from EDM star Zedd for his personal recommendation of the best plugins. Waves.com
Ableton Push and Live 9 Workshops In the same way that the Roland TB-303, the Technics SL1200, the MPC, and MIDI have all played a crucial role in shaping today’s electronic music landscape, it is safe to say that Ableton Live can be added to that illustrious list of tools. Since the beginning of the century, Ableton’s digital audio workstation has revolutionized the way artists work, both on stage and in the studio. In order to spread the word to an even wider audience and educate existing users, Ableton will set up shop during ADE Playground at De Balie for a series of Ableton Push and Live 9 workshops, live jams, artist performances and more. Be part of the program and try out Ableton hardware instrument Push, meet other Live users, product specialists and Ableton Certified Trainers. Plus you can get a sweet deal – Playground participants receive a 100 Euro discount on Ableton’s PUSH + Live 9 Standard or PUSH + Live 9 Suite bundles. Ableton.com
Launching with Novation
As ADE celebrate 25 years of dance music in the Netherlands, Novation celebrate an equally impressive period within the scene, as they clock up a grand 21 years of providing the community with some of the best in production and performance gear. And what better way to mark this this prestigious occasion than with the launch of the company’s new analogue synthesizer, Bass Station II. Providing a complete re-haul of the classic analogue mono-synth, Bass Station II marks a new era for the pioneering firm that brought the innovative Launchpad controller to the market. The Novation team will be bringing their Show & Tell session to Amsterdam’s Walls Gallery, exhibiting their latest gear while providing tech master-classes from Wednesday through Saturday. You will also be able to catch some of the festival’s leading producers giving away some of their top tips, as they emphasize Novation’s dance music legacy on the firm’s iconic anniversary. ADE Playground pass holders will also be entitled to free merchandise and competition entry for product giveaways. Novationmusic.com
Cooking up a storm at ADE Sandwiched conveniently between The Dylan and Felix Meritis one will find Native Instrument’s Traktor Cookery School, an intimate setting in which today’s top performers, showcase their mixing skills – in the kitchen. After the unrivaled success of last year’s showcase, Traktor’s cookoff shenanigans are back. Previously Traktor exhibited the likes of Carl Craig, Pete Tong and Loco Dice, as they flaunted their culinary dexterity, providing the ultimate warm-up for the festival’s hungry attendees. After a successful spell on the white isle, Traktor’s esteemed programme is back, with a veritable menu of pioneering protagonists cooking up a treat for all. In addition Native Instruments will be teaming up with ADE Playground, bringing leading product Chefs (experts) to provide daily workshops and forums. The sessions will take place at Amsterdam’s Club Up from Wednesday through to Saturday and as always with the leading technology brand, there’s bound to be a few star guests dropping by. So whatever your tastes desire, ensure to swing by and check out what Native Instrument is rustling up, whether in the kitchen or in the studio. Native-instruments.com
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Essential: The ADE ’13 App ‘backed up by Kroodle’ The ADE App is the essential tool when it comes to navigating your way through the immense ADE programme. With the brand new My ADE functionality you can create and save your custom program for the week, while 1- and 5-day ADE conference visitors are now able to browse through the business delegates while on the road. The ADE App will be updated when last-minute changes shake up the programme, and with the newly built-in live feed you will be able to follow the many different corners
of the event through both images and video. Furthermore the ADE App will offer several competitions, from Kroodle amongst others, and you will be able to follow the reports of the specially appointed Samsung S Reporters (check out the Samsung news item for further details.) The ADE App ‘backed up by Kroodle’ is available for iPhone and Android and created by Appmachine. So go mobile and let the app guide you through the biggest ADE to date! Appmachine.com Facebook.com/Kroodle
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From left to right - top to bottom Tee, army tartan VANS Sneaker, black with tiger print VANS Sneaker, dark blue with yellow accents HUB Tee, black with yellow elephant VANS Shirt, black and white with white pocket REELL Hat, blue with green details VANS Sweater, grey LEE Headphones, black and yellow URBANEARS/ADE Tie, army print J.C. RagsSneaker via MEN_at_WORK Hat, black with label VANS Tee, grey with snake print LEE Sneaker, dark red HUB Hat, yellow with label VANS Hat, black with zebra print REELL Backpack, black with yellow accents BUDDHA TO BUDDHA/ADE Baby sneakers, tiger print VANS Sneaker, army print SAMSOE Sneaker, black HUB Sneaker, flower print VANS Tee, black with print and frayed threads ALL ABOUT EVE via MEN_at_WORK Tee, yellow with print VANS Tee, with animal print CUCKOO via MEN_at_WORK Tee, yellow and white with print VANS Hat, black with zebra print REELL
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Mary Go Wild
25 years of dance in The Netherlands
Dance music in The Netherlands has been around now for a quarter of a century. Because of this milestone publicist Arne van Terphoven, music journalist Gert van Veen and design agency Maslow decided to make a book chronicling the key events, clubs and figures in the dance scene. On October 16th, Mary Go Wild: 25 Years Of Dance In The Netherlands will be launched during the Amsterdam Dance Event. Weighing two kilos, the book contains almost 1000 pictures and 120 interviews from the best Dutch journalists and photographers.
Armin van Buuren and of course the techno revolution that gagged the nation from all directions with acts such as Secret Cinema, Speedy J and Miss Djax. Smaller genres like drum & bass and acid are included as well.
It was the summer of 1988 when house music got a foothold in the city of Amsterdam. It was at the end of summer when the genre really kicked off, with nights in legendary clubs RoXY and iT with DJs Eddy de Clercq, 100% Isis and Joost van Bellen. Like a wave, house music slowly spread through The Netherlands, evolving into newer styles as it went. Mary Go Wild portays the influence of these styles in great detail, with photographs and interviews.
Mary Go Wild takes you inside the clubs and festivals that made the dance scene in The Netherlands what it is today, including clubs Nighttown, Effenaar and Atak and festivals Mysteryland, Awakenings and Dance Valley. Clubowners, DJs, producers and promotors tell personal stories about their experiences and, among those interviewed include ID&T boss Duncan Stutterheim, Joost van Bellen, hardcore DJ Paul Elstak and label-boss Speedy J. Their stories are written down by some of the best journalists The Netherlands has to offer. The pioneering work of music journalist Gert van Veen is also included as it was he who wrote the first dance music article in Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, and his expertise helped put the book together. Job de Wit, Sasja Kooistra, Atze de Vrieze, Alfred Bos and René Passet also contributed.
Each of the genres in dance music are described, including the emergence of gabber during the early nineties, the introduction of trance with world renowned DJs Tiësto and
Mary Go Wild is available for € 25,- ex. costs for the delivery. Order now, and have it delivered to your door step on October 17th: marygowild..nl
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ADE BAG BY BUDDHA TO BUDDHA amsterdam fashion brand Buddha to Buddha have designed a robust and stylish rucksack in which you can carry all your ade needs. It’s sizeable and comes in the black and yellow trademark ade colours, adorned with recognizable metallic studs and silver Buddha to Buddha logo. Big enough to fit your laptop and all other conference essentials, it bridges the gap between accessory and necessity. Buddhatobuddha.com
VAN MOOF BIkE lightweight, strong and unbreakable: meet the ultra stylish Van Moof ade 2013 special edition bike. to all amsterdam newbies: there is no better way to discover the canals then doing so by bike. Public transportation takes ages and stops a half hour after midnight; don’t even think of parking your car anywhere in the city centre and you don’t want to walk all the way from the westergastterrein to trouw. oh and please, indicate when you turn left or right. Vanmoof.com
URBANEARS ADE HEADPHONES urbanears makes headphones that fit your everyday life. they are designed to optimize sound and style, matching preferences in size, design, function with music. the urbanears ade 2013 limited edition is made to fit your everyday urban needs. they’re perfect to soundtrack a casual cruise through town, on your ade Van Moof bike for instance. But ride safely and beware of jaywalking tourists and rubber burning taxis. zoundindustries.com
ADE FOOTBALL ok, let’s not take this opportunity to brag about our self-appointed quality when it comes to football again. we fully admit that when it comes to arrogance and over-exaggerating our national team, we belong in the top 3 teams of the world. when it comes to winning championships, we suck big time. there. we said it. so we created this customized ade football to have some plain old fashioned fun in the park, alongside the canals, or in the lobby of the felix Meritis.
LEE ADE SHIRT this year’s re-launch of the 2012 ‘Move Your lee’ campaign, inspired lee to collaborate with ade and design a special limited edition t-shirt for ade. at their store on the wolvenstraat 8 all ade cardholders (available to buy on the ade website) will get a 20% discount on all items in the lee store. so pay the lovely people there a visit and shop till you drop! Eu.lee.com
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Miss Mural Artistic Dutch Duo Miel Krutzmann & Telmo Pieper are muralists and image makers who combine spraypainting styles with classic realism, abstract and surrealism. They are represented by the agency Urban Art House and have contributed to festivals, shows and solo / group exhibitions in Europe and the Middle East, including Upfest 2013 in Bristol, Raw Art Fair in Rotterdam and Solar Festival in Roermond (both in the Netherlands), Elementi Sotterranei festival (Gemona, Italy) and many more. This piece, Miss Mural, was part of a group exhibition in the Netherlands in 2012. During ADE, Creatørs øf Cøntempørary Art’s work is on display at Toren alongside work by other artists, live performances, art collaborations, audience integration and the secret pop-up of international DJ friends. The programme is curated by Urban Art House, an international creative art agency with years of experience in music-affiliated projects. From Wednesday until Sunday, from 12.00 - 20.00, you can acquaint yourself with some of the scene’s freshest talent and experience some of the contributors’ live performances, whilst a host of international DJs swing by to provide some added musical delights. FCKarthouse.com
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25 years of Dutch house in photos You may have noticed 25 years of house music in the Netherlands is this magazine’s main theme. Mary Go Wild is the definitive book that captures that era, the ultimate chronicle of what may turn out to be the pre-history of electronic dance music in the long run, but we can already be sure that it will always be perceived as a pivotal era for dance music in Holland. And as a picture often says more than a thousand words, we decided to dedicate ten pages to some of the most exclusive imagery, selected from the over 1000 pictures that are printed on the 600 pages of the two kilo weighing book. Check out some of the highlights of a very turbulent but first an foremost beautiful time on dance floors throughout the country. Marygowild.nl
ADE X 25 Years of Dance Music in The Netherlands: Release party During the official release of the book, VJ Werc will project amazing images of 25 years of Dutch house, while Dutch household names like Secret Cinema, Joost van Bellen, Michel de Hey, Steve Rachmad, 2000 and One, Quazar, Edwin Oosterwal en Fierce Ruling Diva man the decks. 16 October, Melkweg Exposition – Toren Expect a complete visual take-over with photos, projections and flyers from the passed three decades at Toren, a new venue that is the future home of ID&T. Free entrance. 16 until 20 October, Toren Panel at ADE Pro: 25 Years of Dance In NL Arne van Terphoven (NL), Gert van Veen (NL) Wednesday October 16, Felix Meritis Panel at HDE: 25 Years of Dance, 25 years in the future Amada (NL), B-Front (NL), Korsakoff (NL), The Prophet (NL) Thursday October 17, Melkweg Cinema Photos: Eddy de Clercq / RoXY, 1988 None other than Eddy de Clercq is the godfather of house music in The Netherlands. Against all trends he kept spinning house music in 1988, despite the mainly empty dance floors. The RoXY were facing bankruptcy. Then suddenly, like a bolt from the sky, it happened: in September 1988 Amsterdam surrendered to the beat. Photos © Claude Crommelin.
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De Waakzaamheid, 1990 When house music touches down on Amsterdam and Rotterdam soil in 1988, it doesn’t take long for the Dutch to start partying. A time of pioneering, but also of overcoming resistance by outsiders; a wild scene full of cowboys and indians. One of the first full house clubs after the first wave of electronic music was De Waakzaamheid in Wormer. Inside it was hot, very hot. Photo © ID&T
Parkzicht, around 1990 The Amsterdam RoXY club is seen as the birthplace of house music in Holland. But at the same time, the Rotterdam scene went through a similar development, but with the typical Rotterdam attitude: hard and in-your-face. At the infamous club Parkzicht hardcore is born, a tough and typical Dutch sound that would dominate the 90s. Photo © Rob Janssen
60 Dance Valley, 1995 titel food, drinks, and because the site wasnâ€™t well closed-off hundreds The first edition of Dance Valley takes place in 1995. The event lacks toilets, of people come in without buying a ticket. The organization could not care less as the feeling of ultimate freedom reached mythical proportions that day. Dance Valley would become one of the leading international dance events in the years to follow. Photo ÂŠ Buddy Suwijn
62 Gabbers kissing, around 1996 They were bald, dressed in suits wearing Nike Air Max trainers, and titel the outside world thought they where frightening: the Gabbers. From the pounding high-paced beats the biggest youth culture The Netherlands has ever seen sprouted. Even though misunderstood by concerned parents, authorities and outsiders; each former Gabber will explain the community feel of back in the day with goose bumps on his arms. Photo ÂŠ Kamiel Lindhout
Tiesto, Armin, Ferry, 1999 In 1998 the dominant hardcore scene drops like a house of cards. Soon it became clear what the new popular sound is: trance. Pioneers Tiesto, Ferry Corsten and Armin van Buuren are promoted to big stars in one fell swoop. A new Dutch Golden Age dawns: the three musketeers fly over the world and dominate about all the years ‘00 in the DJ Mag Top 100. Photo © Armin van Buuren
Mazzo: Aron Friedman, Bart Skils, Wighnomy Bros, Lauhaus At the beginning of the new century an absolute music revolution breaks through: minimal. It was the change techno needed. The pace goes down, the warm feeling typical of house music comes back. On the waves of minimal the club scene in Amsterdam revives completely. Photo © Photo-company.nl
64 Defqon stage at Mysteryland 2012 titel By the end of the noughties the number of festivals explodes in the Netherlands. They come in all styles, shapes and sizes. ID&T and Q-Dance set the global standard with great spectacles at Mysteryland, Sensation, Tomorrowland, Qlimax and Defqon 1. Photo ÂŠ Alex van Oostrum
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Sennheiser HD-25s are a go-to pair of headphones for countless DJs, producers and recording engineers around the world. Their comfortable design, lightweight design and ability to be worn in a one-ear listening position make them incredibly popular. To commemorate the productsâ€™ quarter century of existence, the German electronics company have released an aluminum edition. The design is identical, save for highgrade aluminum ear-caps and a straight jack as opposed to an angled one. Due to the aluminum plating, the headphones take on a bit more weight; 50 grams to be exact. This makes them feel sturdier and more roadworthy, detracting slightly from the light, unobtrusive design of the standard edition, but
not noticeably enough to add any discomfort during long mix sessions. Tested up against a pair of standard HD-25s, the response of the mid and hi-ranges are identical. When it comes to the low end, there is a noticeably higher degree of clarity and definition, making the matching of kicks a pleasure, or simply adding depth to the casual listening experience. With a product that has been so popular for so long, itâ€™s obvious that Sennheiser did not set out to re-invent the wheel. Pricing at EUR 50,- higher than a standard pair, the added sturdiness and bass response are a solid tradeoff. Sennheiser HD-25 aluminum edition, 230 euro. sennheiser.com
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Korg Volca Series Korg introduces it’s Volca Series; three portable, affordable and surprisingly powerful analogue grooveboxes. The machines are the latest addition to the three staple electronic music instruments: The monophonic bassline synthesizer, the polyphonic lead synthesizer, and the drum machine. These are to electronic music what a bass, guitar and drum kit are to instrumental music. The Volca Bass is a fully analogue monophonic bassline synthesizer. It creates anything from groovy sub bass-lines to harrowing, squelching acid riffs. Volca Keys on the other hand is used for creating looped melodies. Soaring leads, smooth pads and tweaked out stabs are all possible, with an added choice of five different voicing styles providing a variety of timbral flavors. Lastly, Volca Beats houses ten different instrument parts. Six of them are fully analogue (kick, snare, hi/lo tom, closed/open hi-hat), and the other four (clap, clave, agogo, crash) are sampled sounds, modifiable by adjusting pulse code modulation (PCM) speed. What makes them Different?
These boxes are certainly a homage to various vintage electronic instruments, but Korg also took the liberty of adding a few features which have only been developed recently. Most bassline synths sport one or two oscillators, Volca Bass has three, each of which can either be grouped for a more beefed up bass sound, or used separately to have up to three melodies playing simultaneously. Volca Beats offers a delay effect called ‘stutter.’ It can be used for glitch effects, either on a single part or the entire kit. A standout feature of this drum machine is the ability to record automation on both the speed and intensity of the
stutter, as well as the speed of PCM parts; useful for creating variation in pitch between hits. Volca Keys stands out in it’s ability to record automation on every parameter except for the resonance peak, providing the ability to add a great amount of nuance to your loops. Specifics
All boxes make use of a sequencing system that is similar to that of the Electribe grooveboxes, allowing the user to input loops by tapping the touch-sensitive note strips in real time, step sequencing on the bass and beats, or by using the arpeggiator-like ‘step-trigger’ feature on the keys. There are eight banks in which note progressions and parameter automations can be saved. The Volca series can be powered with a 9V power adaptor, or via 6xAA batteries, which last longer than a week: I tested them. Each groovebox also comes with a built-in speaker, although these do not do justice sonically. Plug them into a mixer with powered speakers to get a feel for the instruments’ massive character. Lastly, as introduced in the Korg Monotribe series, each synth has a nifty clocking system that works with mini-jack cables to keep in time, as well as a conventional 5-pin MIDI IN port so that they can be clocked from an external source, or played via an external keyboard. At EUR 135,- a piece, these instruments pack a full bang for the buck - don’t be deceived by their friendly user interface and small build. Each has an unmistakably analogue warmth, and are perfectly suited for live performances, possessing a great deal of sonic variety. Korg Volca Series, EUR 139,- a piece, korg.com/volcaseries
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ADE Pro creates a collective mindset ADE’s main conference program traditionally takes place at Felix Meritis and the adjacent Dylan Hotel, in Amsterdam´s historical canal area. Expanding its appeal year by year, the 2013 edition will attract some 4,000 music business professionals from over 75 countries who assemble to network, share knowledge and do business. It is an excellent opportunity to meet new business partners while getting to know ‘that face behind the email.’ For four consecutive days, Felix Meritis and The Dylan Hotel are a buzzing hive of interactive debates, inspiring Q&A sessions, networking facilities and matchmaking, featuring the industry’s top speakers from industry, covering a wide range of businessrelated topics. 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of ‘the second summer of love’ that kick-started the house revolution, a theme that runs through this year’s edition of ADE. At the same time, ADE has its collective eye firmly set on the future of electronic club music, which is in the midst of a major upturn in popularity and its impact on popular culture. After a quarter century of relentless growth and innovation the panels of ADE Pro will cover the width and breadth of club music. They will feature some of the music’s biggest heavyweights, such as Tiësto, SFX’s Shelly Finkel, Tiga and the industry’s most serious (and seriously taken) critic and blogger, Bob Lefsetz. The 25 Years of Dance in the Netherlands panel ties-in with the release of Mary Go Wild, a 596-page tome on the history of house and club culture in The Netherlands. The panel is moderated by Arne van Terphoven, editorin-chief of the publication that will be presented at the official ADE opening party on Wednesday October 16th, at Melkweg’s Rabozaal. Quite the opposite from reminiscing on an eventful past, the Future Is Here Already seminar jumps headfirst into the opposite direction. ADE Pro presents six people working on the cutting edge of business and technological innovation who will be giving their very personal views on a range of topics, including mobile and social broadcasting, the future of music services and why non-
static music is the future. Each presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The speakers are Shelly Finkel (US, SFX), Bas Grasmeyer (RU, Zvook), Kyle Hopkins (US, Microsoft Xbox), Syd Lawrence (GB, Wemakeawsomesh.it), Oliver Luckett (US, The Audience) and Ralph Simon (US, Mobilium International.) Music and business panels
The World According to Tiga will assemble Dubfire (US), Martyn (NL) and Seth Troxler (US) who will attempt to venture into a range of topics, including longevity and electronic music’s hidden legacy, exploring the idea that dance music has altered the ideas about age limits and career length and how for the first time in history, bands and DJs’ cultural relevance is stretching longer and longer. Another topic will be Money vs. Music: Is dance music the most commercial scene on earth, do consumers actually care about DJs’ lucrative and blatant brand associations? All this and more, moderated by Tiga. ADE Pro welcomes Bob Lefsetz, the California-based industry legend and author of the e-mail newsletter, The Lefsetz Letter. Famous for being beholden to no one and speaking the truth, Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, ticketing and the music itself. His intense brilliance captivates readers from Steven Tyler, Trent Reznor, Bryan Adams, Quincy Jones to music business honchos like Michael Rapino, Randy Phillips and Irving Azoff. In these days of turmoil, The Lefsetz Letter is a must-read. Never boring, always entertaining, Mr. Lefsetz’s insights are fueled by his stint as an entertainment business attorney, majordomo of Sanctuary Music’s American division and consultancies to major labels. Music legends in person at ADE
Dance music icon and top jock, Tiësto (NL) is visiting ADE for the first time in well over a decade. Exemplifying Tiga’s take on longevity, the man from Breda (currently Miami, via Las Vegas) has seen and done it all. He will engage in a rare Q&A session, expressing his personal view on 25 years of electronic dance music and its current global appeal.
More legends at ADE Pro include Nile Rodgers (US), the star player on Daft Punk’s recent Get Lucky smash hit, co-founder of essential disco act Chic, architect of the 80s sound as well as producer for David Bowie, Madonna and Duran Duran; he will contribute to the Disco panel, moderated by Tommie Sunshine (US). Both will be joined by Greg Wilson (GB), former resident DJ at the legendary Wigan Pier and reputed compiler and author of the Being A DJ blog. ADE is also very proud to present one of electronic club music’s most reputed pioneers, Giorgio Moroder (IT), who for the very first time will visit the Amsterdam Dance Event in person. Focus on South Africa
This year’s focus territory is South Africa, ADE CEO Richard Zijlma explains: “Creative people and artists enable us to see the world through their eyes and thus show us something we have not seen before. That’s exactly what is happening in South Africa right now.” In Meet the South Africans! ADE Pro will be examining the
rapidly growing South African electronic scene in the open-mike, B2B speed-dating format introduced last year. Leading representatives from South Africa’s scene, including Goodluck and Goldfish’s Dave Poole, as well as DJs, agents, management, labels, festival organizers and venue-bookers will be available on either a one-toone or group basis to share their knowledge of the territory in an informal but focused atmosphere.” “The Amsterdam Dance Event creates a collective mindset for the global dance music scene,” says Richard Zijlma. “It is the place to network and set up deals, to meet new potential business partners and to hear about new developments and trends. ADE Pro offers a window of opportunity for everyone who is professionally involved in dance music; record companies, managers, agents and artists, and want to take the next step.”
ADE Pro: Wednesday, October 16th – Saturday, October 19th, 12:00 - 18:00, Felix Meritis & The Dylan Hotel, 5-Day Con- ference Ticket: € 400,-, 1-Day Conference Ticket: € 250,-
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Get your hands on one of the limited edition ade Bags. amsterdam fashion brand Buddha to Buddha have designed this robust and stylish rucksack in which you can carry all your ade needs. It’s sizeable and comes in the black and yellow trademark ade colours, adorned with recognizable metallic studs and silver Buddha to Buddha logo. Big enough to fit your laptop and all other conference essentials, it bridges the gap between accessory and necessity. Buddha to Buddha don’t just have an eastern connection in the name. founder Batul loomans created the brand’s very first handcrafted silver bracelet back in 1997 while travelling through India. In the course of ade, Batul himself will be leading a meditation workshop at the felix Meritus called ‘the sound of silence’ – where visitors can get a little r and r from the beat-ridden chaos of the event. In a place with so much creative stimulation, silence and peace is key. the ade Bag is available to all ade one-day and five-day conference pass holders, but a limited number of 500 more will also be sold on the ade and Buddha to Buddha websites and in the duration of the conference. Buddhatobuddha.com
Take a ride with Uber
With so much to see and do during the conference, it can be difficult to get from one place to the next. Even for those experienced Amsterdam veterans, navigating the concourse of canals and inexplicably complicated, pattern of one-way systems can send anyone up the wrong road. This is why ADE has teamed up with Uber, the new innovative, luxury, personal transportation system that will change the way you experience getting around the ‘Dam. Uber is a simple service that works through the Uber app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Simply go to uber.com/app and download the app. Sign-up in the app, request a pick-up and in minutes a luxurious car with a private driver will be there to whisk you away. You don’t need cash when you use Uber, all journeys are charged to your credit card on file. And it gets even better, ADE attendees that are new to Uber get EUR 10,- off their first ride. Simply enter the promo code ADE2013 in the Uber app. No more getting lost in Amsterdam, no more wild rickshaw rides late at night, no more precarious taxi expeditions. It’s time to travel in style. Uber.com
Future Mix: firestarters at ADE Next firestarters by Vodafone is a platform for innovation an inspiration, focusing on various creative disciplines. During ADE Next, two firestarters panel discussions will explore the future of mixing music. Without technology the closest thing to a dj would be the guy beating a big drum to get warriors into some kind of altered battle trance. Today’s shaman is a guy standing behind a twinkling dashboard, mixing futuristic tunes for us hedonistic Y2K creatures. Tech has driven DJ culture from day one. Future Mix looks at how technology will keep on pushing DJs to reinvent themselves and how there creative freedom is
enhanced with every new piece of gear and software that gets released. What will the dj of the future look like? What kind of developments can we expect in the years to come? And are there any downsides? Does technology for instance alienate us from the music? Guests: Chris Liebing, Joris Voorn, Ableton, Pulselocker and more. The panel discussions Future Mix are open for all ADE Next visitors. Tickets are available through the ADE website for € 15 (+ service charge). Felix Meritis, Saturday October 19. Doors open at 12.30. Firestarters.nl
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Buma Rotterdam Beats Looking for the beats of the Future Buma Rotterdam Beats (BRB) is an annual event that brings you the best in the urban bass and beats industry. BRB, ADE’s little brother, is an international business platform and festival that takes place from November 14th – 16th in the centre of Rotterdam. Artists like Quadron, Mount Kimbie, Zebra Katz, Black Milk and many more will perform at several locations throughout the city. We talked to head programmer Roger Brouwn and BRB’s daytime programme director Aldo Bruining. It’s BRB’s fourth edition and the festival is getting more and more international recognition. Brouwn: “We are being approached by international labels, promotors and bookers. The audience also knows what to expect, attendance numbers have been steadily rising.” Like the well-established ADE, BRB aims to be the main European platform for the beats-scene. “Beats is an upcoming genre,” says Bruining. “But beats from The Netherlands are leading globally right now. Just like Dutch dance exploded ten years ago, these Dutch beatmakers are going to receive an even bigger hype.”
abundance of performances. During the day the conference welcomes keynote speakers, panels and other interactive and networking activities. “During the day our main theme will focus on the succes stories of Dutch Beats International, with speakers such as Jameszoo, Munchi and Boaz van de Beatz.” Besides the chance to gain more knowledge, BRB also gives young beatmakers an exciting opportunity to present their music to major players. “We have several Beat Pitches this year, with Riggs Morales from Atlantic Records, the Dutch label Top Notch and Hit The Ground Running, which provides music to TV shows CSI and Entourage.” The night-time programme includes performances from some of The Netherlands’ biggest talents, including Boaz vd Beatz and SirOJ, as well as upcoming and established international acts. “Our aim this year is to prove that we have the newest and best acts, and that BRB is the place to see and scout new talent,” says Brouwn. “Acts like Hiatus Kaiyote, Watsky and Izzy Bizu will definitely be big next year, but you saw them here first.” Buma Rotterdam Beats, November 14th - 16th, Rotterdam
BRB is divided into a day programme, for which Bruining is responsible, and an extensive night programme with an
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ADE Next rubbing shoulders with the pro’s
ADE Next is the festival’s platform for new talent, offering a wide-ranging programme featuring name producers, top DJs, managers and booking agents from around the globe and other professional types all eager to share their knowledge and experience, all taking place on Saturday October 19th at the Felix Meritis. Offering a comprehensive programme aimed at helping and informing aspiring musicians and future music industry professionals in a relaxed and informal setting, it is an excellent opportunity to network your way into the music business. Apart from a series of Q&As, panels, workshops and feedback sessions (where industry types critique demos and productions), ADE Next is an excellent opportunity to network and approach the pros in person. They won’t mind, that’s why they’re here, to pass on their expertise. In a series of public interviews, artists, producers and professionals regal the inside stories about their careers and the does and don’ts behind their professional success. Nile Rodgers, who visited the ADE Conference in 2000, will be back again this year. Earlier in 2013, a new generation was introduced to his infectious songwriting and guitar-playing via Daft Punk’s worldwide smash hit, Get Lucky. It initiated a well-deserved resurgence of recognition for the man who co-founded the archetypical disco outfit, Chic, and defined the sound of the ‘80s with his productions for, among others, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna and Duran Duran. On top of that, he is one hell of a nice guy. Martin Kierszenbaum usually works outside the limelight. He is better known under his professional alias Cherry Cherry Boom Boom, songwriter and producer for Lady Gaga. Kierszenbaum is the senior A&R manager for Interscope and chaperoned over the last two years several Billboard Hot 100 number-one records with acts LMFAO and Far East Movement. Heavyweights don’t come much heavier.
Dutch producer and DJ, Hardwell (Robert van de Corput), first surfaced in 2008 with Zero 76, a co-production with Tiësto, and has made a name for himself via a string of club smashes and radio hits in the progressive and electro spheres. Last year, he ranked number six in DJ Magazine’s Top 100. DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) is a notorious crate-digger (his record collection boasts an impressive 60,000 titles), who helped establish instrumental hip-hop as a viable style with his groundbreaking debut album, Endtroducing (1996.) It made the Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘first completely sampled album’ and is widely considered to be one of the all-time greatest records. Since then, DJ Shadow has released four more artist albums, the latest being The Less You Know, The Better (2011.) Workshops
Dave Smith, a legend in the field of synthesizers and electronic recording designed the Prophet-t in 1977, the very first polyphonic (and programmable) synthesizer. He coined the term MIDI or Musical Instrument Digital Interface; a set of specifications that revolutionized the recording process. This year Smith received a Technical Grammy in recognition of his role in the development of MIDI. Goodluck, Ben Peters, Juliet Harding and Raiven Hansmann, from Cape Town, South Africa return to ADE after last year’s jaw-dropping performance. This time around, they will involve ADE Next visitors in the stories behind the recording of their upcoming album in the Naimibi Desert, relying on alternative energy sources in order to capture the band’s infectious blend of jazzy swing and electronic beats on hard disc. Dutch duo Glowinthedark represent the current wave of internationally successful dance acts from The Netherlands. Affiliated to Chuckie’s Dirty Dutch sound (the Caribbean meets clubs music) via the collaborative Electro Dude
“Write as good as if not better than the songs you really love”
track, Albert Harvey and Kevin Ramos have performed their pop/electro crossover in Brazil, Ibiza and many electronic dance music festivals. In Miami, they met David Guetta and subsequently worked with the French top jock on the smash, Ain’t A Party, club banger. Chris Willis, who since 2001 has worked frequently with David Guetta and scored a Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs number one with Louder (Put Your Hands Up), hosts the Songwriting meets ADE workshop, with lyricist Allan Eshuys and Om’mas Keith, producer of Frank Ocean’s debut LP. Being the first time the trio will work together, at ADE Next they will write and produce a song from scratch. “One piece of advice to entry level songwriters is something I always try to follow myself,” says
Chris Willis. “Figure out what your favorite songs are, and why. Study them and challenge yourself to write as good as if not better than the songs you really love.” Mastering is a frequently overlooked but vital aspect of the studio process. Quality mastering can make the difference between an average track and a stand-out corker. In the Mixing & Mastering workshop, engineers of New York’s renowned Stadiumred Studios will demonstrate the intricacies of top-level mixing and mastering. Entries to the first session will vie for a mastering session in New York, via Skype, so bring your track! In the second session, the Stadiumred engineers will mix a track on the spot, demonstrating their hands on skills and experience.
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Feedback from the pro’s
Apart from learning from the pros and networking, an important element of ADE Next is getting feedback on your work. The idea of Demopitches is this: bring your own music on a portable device and get feedback from Artist & Repertoire managers, programmers and publishers. The Demopitches team includes representatives of reputed labels such as Defected, Armada, The Third Movement, OI!, Spinnin’, Saturate and many more. A veritable ADE Next tradition is the Demolition Panel: Dave Clarke moderates a jury of top DJs who listen to and judge tracks by young and aspiring talent. The feedback can be brutal, but is frequently very funny and always worthwhile. Learn what it takes to survive in an ultra-competitive environment. The winning track will get professional support. As Clarke says: “Although the title of the panel suggests explosive commentary, you should see this as an opportunity to get support and great insight into your unsigned music by some of the top professionals in this field. The winner may even get their music played on [Clarke’s radio show] White Noise!’ Make sure to bring enough demo copies to hand out to the pros. Vinylized is the leading competition for dance producers of the Netherlands. At the Vinylized panel, Olaf Stuut, winner of this year’s competition, will be handed the first copy of the
vinyl release of his winning track, Siren. The Vinylized panel then discuss the question: How to get attention from the right people in order to start up your career as a producer? Rogier van Twuijver, of Epiqurus Agency, used to be a frequent visitor of ADE Next. These days, he operates a Los Angeles-based agency and visits ADE Pro. In a public interview, he will relate his story and explain what he has learned at ADE Next. At the very top floor of the Felix Meritis building, where ADE Next is hosted, you will find Techlabs. Software manufacturers and reputed brands of studio gear have stuffed the top floor room to the rafters with the latest in studio hardware and software. It is an opportunity to check out the new stuff, get hands on experience and ask questions to the people who came up with the gear. All in all, ADE Next serves up a one-stop programme that will benefit fresh producer and DJ talent that is eager to join the international community of electronic dance music professionals. If you want to rub shoulders with the greats, ADE Next is the place to be.
ADE Next: Saturday, October 19th, Felix Meritis, tickets € 15
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ADE Beamlab catches the eye catchers
For the second consecutive year, ADE Beamlab highlights the increasing importance of visuals in a music performance setting, focusing on everything that meets the eye, from visuals through to moving images. In a series of lectures and workshops Beamlab will center on dressing up the performance of DJs and producers.
the visual capabilities of the first Apple Macintosh. Don flew to Berlin to buy a machine on sale, we’re still not sure if this is an actual Hexagon, but it definitely has some really cool advanced visual capabilities for a vintage computer. We are still finding out new effects every day and we are very excited that we can now show this on-going experiment at the Amsterdam Dance Event.”
“Beamlab debuted last year at ADE and it exceeded all expectations,” Rieks Bakker acknowledges. Bakker and his Beamlab team have hosted bi-monthly seminars on visuals and lights at Pakhuis de Zwijger since 2005, connecting the both the creative and technical aspects of the topic at hand. Last year they expected some 200 visitors at their ‘free admission’ event and 450 showed up. “It clearly shows there’s a keen interest in lights and visuals. It is a discipline that is developing rapidly. Its importance is on the increase and the technology evolves accordingly, expanding the possibilities of synchronizing music and visuals.” DJs and visual artists are cooperating more closely than ever before in presenting the music as a show, a trend that is exemplified by Hexagon, the visual/audio project by producer Don Diablo and visual artist Emile van de Covering, who will premiere their new performance that at ADE Beamlab.
This year’s ADE Beamlab program includes multidisciplinary art collective WERC (Noisia, Awakenings) who experiment with augmented reality, creating a more immersive experience. They are joined by Heather Shaw (Amon Tobin) and Amsterdam-based Manuel Rodrigues (De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig). Ali M. Demirel, visual architect of Richie Hawtin, will also share details about his custom-built software and explain how he relates visuals to music. New this year is Next VJ, an afternoon programme (15:0018:00) focusing on fresh talent. Small groups, coached by VJs from the VJAcademy Amsterdam will be introduced to three important aspects of today’s VJ craft: camera, live mixing and 3D projection mapping. Seats are limited and registration is required: dezwijger.nl/adebeamlabworkshop
It comes with a story, as Emile explains. “The Hexagon performance is based on an urban legend about an obscure ‘80s synthesizer of the same name. It was supposed to add the musical capabilities of the Fairlight synthesizer to
ADE Beamlab: Wednesday, October 16th, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Main hall, 19:30-23:00. Free entrance. Richie Hawtin presents ENTER.M.NUS: Friday, October 18th, Gashouder
New: Next VJ
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empowering artists and fans Cutting edge technology and how it makes life easier, simpler and more fun for producers and consumers of music are the prime points of interest at ADE Tech (formerly known as Music & Bits) where ADE invites some of the most creative, original and brightest minds from the online world to elaborate their vision and share their insights. The presentations and Q&A’s of ADE Tech focus on the Internet as an all-purpose universal interface for all producerconsumer interaction relating to music. That’s a mouthful, however, as Nate Auerbach, the music evangelist of New York-based company Tumblr explains: “Fans want to go on a journey with artists” and over the last few years various start-up companies have enabled just that. ADE Tech presents some of these game-changers. Nate Auerbach: “Today’s social networks have changed music consumption and discovery in many ways. For one thing, fans care so much more about the accessibility of an artist and their ability to relate to them. They invest so much time in their favorite bands.” “Word of mouth has become louder than ever. Music fans have their trusted sources, their friends and their network through which they discover and consume music. The social aspect has given the business different metrics to interpret—followers, likes, video views—and the dilemma of how to approach each platform.”
Songkick, 8tracks, Mixcloud, Ustream
To Auerbach’s mind Tumblr inspires artists to apply a more creative approach to how they connect with their fans. “The story has become less about ‘what I’m doing’ and more about ‘who I am.’ It’s been years since artwork has meant anything to the discovery of an album, Tumblr empowers artists to bring that back in a social way.” At ADE Tech, Nate Auerbach will tell more about best practices in using Tumblr. Also featured at ADE Tech are, among others are: Ian Hogarth, founder of Songkick in 2006, a website that indexes multiple ticket vendors, venue websites, and local newspapers to create the most comprehensive database of upcoming concerts. David Porter, founder of 8tracks, a website that offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, in the form of a short playlist containing at least eight tracks. Nikhil Shah, co-founder of Mixcloud, head of business development and commercial strategy. Brad Hunstable, founder of Ustream, the leading live, SAAS video platform. ADE Tech: Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th, Chicago Social Club, 12:00 – 18:00. Tickets: Thursday € 25; Friday € 25; Thursday + Friday € 40. ADE Tech can also be accessed with a 1- or 5-day conference ticket on the selected date.
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ADE University tutors the next generation
ADE University is a conference aiming to inspire and educate students and young music industry professionals. At ADE University, a select group of students and young professionals will get the unique opportunity to gain instruction from leading music industry professionals. ADE University’s three-day program is specially designed for young talent, who will be able to benefit by taking advantage of ADE’s huge network of delegates. ADE University is unique in that it caters to the next generation of industry professionals. Introduced in 2011, the conference turned out to be a resounding success and for the 2013 edition, ADE University has been able to commit some of the music industry’s top players.
Illustrious guest tutors
The ADE University students will be tutored by illustrious names. Shailendra Singh, joint-Managing Director of Percept, the Indian entertainment and media conglomerate, started in 2007 at Goa’s Sunburn festival, Asia’s best known dance music event, will be joined by Shelly Finkel, Head of Acquisitions at SFX Entertainment, the US company that took a majority share in ID&T earlier this year. More illustrious ‘guest tutors’ include Duncan Stutterheim (co-founder of ID&T) Bob Lefsetz (industry analyst and writer of scathingly critical and very influential The Lefsetz Letter blog) Seth Troxler (voted Best DJ of 2012 by Resident Advisor) and Casper Reinders (Amsterdam-based bar, restaurant and club entrepreneur.) ADE Global Intern
The three-day program of lectures and interviews breaks down into three themes. On Wednesday, October 16th the focus will be on Marketing & Media. Entrepreneurship, and putting the business in ‘music business’, will be addressed on Thursday, October 17th, while Friday’s programme centers around Artist & Event Management. The recurring element of all three days will be The Next Generation, a panel of young professionals with a proven track record, who will discuss their business practices and explain what does and doesn’t work. Their ‘war stories’ add spice to the proceedings and exemplify the day-to-day practice of various aspect of the music industry.
ADE has created five opportunities for Dutch students to do an internship at an international festival or company. Selected from highly motivational mails, 25 students will pitch their claim for the positions, that’s five students per internship. The winners will be announced at ADE University’s final day, Friday.
ADE University: Wednesday, October 16th, Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th, De Balie, 12:00 – 18:00. Access for selected students only and – as long as the capacity allows – for conference delegates at ADE Pro. Check the ADE website for updates.
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Hard Dance Event
blurs the lines
As an official part of ADE since 2010, the Hard Dance Event (HDE) aims to connect professionals who work in the harder styles of electronic dance music. It is a crossroad of expertise and vision where artists and business professionals discuss and experience current trends and future developments. The Psyko Punkz showcase at Melkweg’s Rabozaal tops off the HDE conference.
for students and aspiring entrepeneurs. Bart van Huijgevoort (production), Cassandra Panayotopoulos (crowd control), Milan Raven (project manager) and Robbert den Boer (marketing) discuss, among others: What does it take to make an event happen? How do you organize the production team? Who takes care of marketing? What about crowd control, and when do you start?
Harder dance styles – which were introduced to ADE at the 2010 edition – have been an vibrant part of the global dance scene since the early 90’s. Frequently operating below the radar of the media, the scene boasts an impressive level of success and a loyal following. Extremely dynamic in terms of experimentation and pushing the envelope of acceptance, hard dance ploughs a fertile furrow for innovation.
Focus on Belgium
This year’s conference program offers, among others, a series of panels: Blurring The Lines (the consequences of sampling’s pick ‘n’ mix culture); Building Your Artist’s Brand as A Business Proposition (how the position the act with Kurosh Nasseri and David Waxman); Hardcore Into the Future – Under the Microscope (from overground to underground and back); 25 Years of Dance, 25 Years in the Future; and The Music Vs. The Message (marketing and promotion with Intemix’s Neil Ackland, Dan Roy Carter from Dancing Astronaut and The Audience founder Oliver Luckett). The HDE University programs three classes with four Dutch hard dance professionals who will address topics of interest
Another area of attention at the 2013 HDE is Belgium. What makes it such an interesting country for event organizers? What are the most important local scenes? Who are the key players? Expect answers from Bass Events founder Marijn Venmans, Mark Carpentier a.k.a. Mark with a K, Toff Music director Jaime Hansler and Cap’tain head of music Jacky Core, all stalwarts of Belgian’s quickly expanding hard dance scene. HDE’s grand finale is the Psyko Punkz’s showcase at Melkweg’s elegant Rabozaal. Ready to showcase their latest EP, Sven Sieperda en Wietse Amersfoort frequently collaborate with hard dance and non-hard dance producers alike. Some of them will make a guest appearance and blur the lines.
Thursday, October 17th, Melkweg , 12:00 - 18:00. Tickets: € 25 Psyko Punkz Showcase: Thursday, October 17th, Rabozaal Melkweg, 21:00 - late. Tickets: € 17. Combi-tickets for Conferene + Showcase: € 37
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promotes a sustainable dance industry Initiated by ID&T and ADE, ADE Green raises the topic of sustainability in the dance music industry and how to achieve that goal. Industry experts and representatives from major dance festivals and events will discuss potential problems and best practices. ADE Green is intended for companies that produce dance events and festivals, artists and their management, it’s aim is to kick-start a global Green Dance movement. Sustainability is an issue of ever increasing importance, as it touches upon the very foundations of our existence. The dance community has a global reach and can unleash imagination and passion like few other industries can. It produces role models and has a unique potential to guide society towards a more environmental-friendly future. ADE Green discusses in panels and presentations what problems the pioneers of sustainable practices encounter in their day-to-day business and how they have integrated the solutions to these problems into their business activities. For instance, clever waste management starts with a clear policy on what is offered by food & drink stalls at the festival site. In the Learn From The Trailblazers Panel, Artur Mendes, (Boom Festival, Portugal), Dede Fleming (Lightning In A\ Bottle, USA) and Claire O’Neill (A Greener Festival, UK) discuss their solutions to make facilities at festivals more green, as they are joined by representatives from the Burning Man (USA), Shambala (UK) and Mysteryland (NL) festivals.
The Indoor Challenges And Solutions Panel discusses mobility, green energy tariffs and audience communication with Henk van Raan (Amsterdam Arena, NL), Jet Hoevenberg (Sensation, NL) and Alison Tickell (Julie’s Bicycle, UK.) The Influence Of The Artist Panel focusses on the variety of opportunities for artists to become involved in projects that promote and implement sustainable practices. Moreover, artists can play a vital role in inspiring their fans to embrace sustainability. In the Journey of the Entrepeneur Panel, ID&T founder Duncan Stutterheim, and Carlijn Lindemulder, Sustainability Director of ID&T, will share their ideas and insights on sustainable entrepreneurship and how ID&T has used its brands to raise awareness and influence attitudes of party people vis-a-vis with green issues. ADE Green will be opened by chairman of the day, Jakob Bilabel (DE), founder of the Green Music Initiative. It will be concluded by an informal gathering with drinks and finger food. ADE Green: Wednesday, October 16th, Chicago Social Club, 12:00 - 18:00. The event is accessible with an ADE 1-Day Ticket, or a 5-Day Conference Ticket. ADE Green is also accessible for non-ticket holders. To apply for individual tickets, explain why you want to get involved by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The day I became Dave Clarke’s teaboy It was a rather unexpected turn of events. DJB had been invited to join Dave Clarke as he celebrated the 400th anniversary of his White Noise Radio show, presenting it live for the first time from it’s broadcasting headquarters, RTÉ 2FM, in Dublin. As the show drove on into the mornings early hours I realized that I’d inadvertently fallen into a new role as I bayed to the requests of the online jockey. I had become the Baron’s tea-boy. Dave Clarke’s meteoric rise to his current, well-established seat amongst the higher echelons of techno royalty came through his uncompromisingly oppressive style of DJing, characterized through his cutting and scratching of records and drive to constantly play newer material. “It’s far better to keep playing music that’s about to come out rather that to focus too much on the past,” states Clarke. White Noise has become the habitual go-to show for diehard techno newcomers and veterans. His ears forever close to ground at all times, embracing younger talent and mixing them with more established records in a format that doesn’t alienate any listeners, new or old. It may be the 400th show, but broadcasting White Noise live is a rarity for Clarke, with the majority of shows being pre-corded sets. White Noise has been aired from the Irish channel for several years now and it was the producers’ idea to fly the Baron over from his home base in Amsterdam. Clarke’s experience within the on-air DJ realm is varied, taking him from the BBC through to Holland’s 3fm, but his experience started far earlier. “When I was 8 years old I built my own radio studio. I was recording with a microphone and I would record all the adverts off my local radio station and put them in between records so it actually sounded like it was my own show.” His on-air character and animated dialogue comes from a long history of listening to the radio whilst growing up. “Before John Peel it would have been Mike Allen [that I listened to.] I would tape all these shows and hear about these things like Ultramagnetic MCs, EPMD; he would talk to Chuck Chill in New York and that was very inspirational. Then, I would listen to John Peel because it was always on late at night and my father would be driving back from London late in the Mini and I would be sitting in the back. I would hear loads of music that he was playing, which to me seemed like it was music that was from outer space.” It was actually Peel himself who credited Clarke with the nickname, ‘Baron of Techno.’
The studio is brimming with guests as Clarke rips through the latest tracks as the Baron glides easily from his trademark hardened beats with assorted electro, a style that provides the backbone to his work. As part of the threehour broadcast Clarke has brought with him some emerging Irish talent, to give them the exposure he ardently believes they deserve. Local producer DeFekt manned the airwaves for a 30-minute, live techno set, equipped with a pulsating, modular synthesizer. Following up are L.A.W., a production duo consisting of two-sisters from Northern Ireland, an act that’s received Clarke’s full support over the years. “I suppose in a John Peel perspective, I always try and bring in up and coming talent and give them a platform; that’s where I came from.” Before making that leap across Europe into the heart of Ireland I made sure to get my Clarke facts in order. Many had warned me about the brittle and hardened character I should expect. Like his piercingly, angular techno the Dutch based DJ is strong-minded and opinionated, but in no-way unapproachable as my peers had forewarned. That his show had reached it’s 400th broadcast, there was a great sense of pride for Clarke beaming from his hardened, dark exterior... says the tea boy. No matter how much he enjoys being behind the microphone though, it’s not something he wishes to carry on regularly. “I think it would be less special if I did it all the time. I’m a professional DJ and to do a live broadcast on a Friday or Saturday means something would have to stop.” There is still magic to the radio, and the ability to enforce a degree of flexibility and craftsmanship is an integral part of what Clarke does. “That’s the whole point of live radio. I was the only one on 3fm in Holland at the time who didn’t have a pre-programmed radio show. If you do it live, show you have the flexibility.” As the show reached its end the producer turns around to Clarke, “Dave, do you want to keep this going on our YouTube stream until 5am?” The Baron nods affirming. “Sure, let’s do it.” And if you wanted to know how The Baron takes his tea – it’s black. Like you needed to ask. Dave Clarke will be hosting his yearly ADE night at Melkweg once again: Dave Clarke Presents with Agoria, Boddika, Mr Jones and Kenny Larkin among others. Date and time: Friday October 18th, 22.00. Daveclarke.com
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Giorgio Moroder and his
For the first time in the festival’s 20 year history, Giovanni Giorgio Moroder will be making an appearance at the this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. Quite perplexing considering he helped pioneer the whole dance music scene, but as Moroder puts it, “I just started to DJ, so I’m quite punctual actually.”
What makes the Moroder story even more interesting is his new career direction. His records, such as From Here to Eternity and The Chase have been staple DJ fodder for decades, but having filled the crates of many influential heads, Moroder has never himself stepped behind the decks – until now.
The Italian born Moroder, like many a modern day musician, began making a name for himself after moving to Berlin in 1966, but it wasn’t until Love to Love you Baby, the collaboration with Donna Summer, released in 1975, that Moroder was propelled into stellar–disco-stardom.
It all began when Louis Vuitton invited Moroder to do a small DJ set for a fashion show. It went so well Elton John then asked him to DJ at a charity concert in Cannes. Before he knew it, he was performing for the Red Bull Music Academy in New York’s Deep Space Club. It all seemed so
straightforward for the disco legend; “with me it’s relatively easy because I’m playing mostly the hits I wrote,” but he does admit to having a little help along the way. “My assistant is a very good DJ called Chis Cox who has been DJing for the last twenty years.”
“I didn’t do too much in the last few years. I played golf, and I did this and that, and it was getting boring,” he confesses. But it was much more than boredom that drove him into it. “Most musicians want to be singers, so I wanted to be a singer too, but with my voice I never made it to the big concerts.”
Moroder’s new DJ lifestyle has been taking him all across the world from Tokyo, to Dublin, Vienna and beyond. Moroder’s sets, which feature the Italian on vocoder and talking with the crowd between songs, feature tailored edits for each performance. “By using Ableton, you can change on the slide,” he says, “with the technology it’s much easier now.”
It was through DJing he discovered he was able to be the star on the stage and perform in front of thousands of people. “I’m very successful, it’s almost like being Michael Jackson.” It was now after all this time, through DJing he managed to achieve his dreams, “it’s becoming what I always wanted to be; being in front of an audience.”
Even before Daft Punk featured the producer on their latest record, Moroder was receiving plaudits from many of the scene’s leading DJs. “Whoever I meet, almost everybody is telling little stories, like when Love to Love You came out,” he says, “it’s nice to hear that they have had quite an influence on them.”
There’s also a different level of craftsmanship involved, admits the producer. “I noticed with DJing, you can do much more,” he says, “it’s absolutely fun to do and I love it. The performance is something that’s totally unique and completely rewarding.”
He admits he’s “not a big listener of music” but still follows the top 10s across the world to see what’s going on. “I’m really happy when I see a song like the new Avicii, which is basically totally different from the usual disco, doing so well.” So much of an admirer of modern dance music is Moroder, that he’s planning a series of collaborations with many of the top performers. “I started to work with Avicii and David Guetta,” he states, “but the problem is, they are on tour.” Some of Moroder’s best works were scores for Hollywood movies; which in themselves produced even more synthdisco singles. The motion picture soundtracks for Midnight Express, Scarface and Flashdance are timeless and their influence can be heard in numerous, contemporary Hollywood films, especially those composed by Hans Zimmer. “The two last movies, and the movie which is coming out now, [Rush,] I was supposed to do with Hans, but then I had to go back to Europe and I didn’t have all the time he needed. But maybe one of the next movies I will work with him.” Moroder admits his future ambitions again lie in Hollywood, “I’m going to meet a director at the end of next week,” he confesses, “the papers are not signed yet, but I think if then, it’s going to be a great movie if I do it.”
Perhaps he is then correct, in that his debut at Amsterdam Dance Event is ‘punctual.’ For a man so long out of the game, it’s only through DJing that he has himself found the conclusion to his story and gain a new sense of fulfillment. With DJing, Moroder is now playing the records he once made to audiences worldwide. “I could never have got 10000 people to shout out, like now,” he finishes, “but now with my little DJing I can do it quite well.”
“I’m very successful, it’s almost like being Michael Jackson”
Bored of golf
After over half a century of productions, scoring some of the biggest Hollywood soundtracks, pioneering a whole wave of synth pop and collaborating with the biggest names in dance music, DJB really wanted to know why the legend decided to move into DJing now.
Giorgio Moroder will be appearing on the panels Gamechangers 2, and D.I.S.C.O. How Deep Are Your Roots? at the Felix Meritis’ F5 Panel Room on Friday October 18th from 14.45 onwards. Giorgiomoroder.com
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ADE Festival Catering to All ADE Festival is the biggest in-door electronic dance music event in the world. Over the five nights, it will present artists and parties in every conceivable subgenre of club music in over 275 events at 80 different venues around Amsterdam. ADE Festival features topdrawer names as well as an impressive selection of upcoming talent, converting Amsterdam into the planet’s leading and most influential hotspot for club life. Catering to all tastes, ADE Festival expects an estimated 300,000 visitors across all days.
case in point will be DJ Shadow’s concert, where he will be performing his turntable trickery at Paradiso, hosted by Riff Raff @ ADE (Saturday, October 19th.) From underground clubs like Doka to established cultural institutions such as Concertgebouw, from warehouse raves to fashionista parties, there is something for everyone. What stands out, apart from the extraordinary list of participating artists, is the quality of the programme and its wide range of styles. Here is just a tiny sample of the goodies ADE Festival has on offer;
Antal Heitlager, head of the Amsterdam- based Rush Hour label, distributie and record store: “ADE is important because it brings almost too many electronic dance music fanatics and industry people to Amsterdam,” says Antal Heitlager, of the Amsterdam- based Rush Hour label and record store. “It’s the ulti- mate electronic music experience.” Antal has formed an alliance with the equally reputed Clone and Delsin labels who will all be represented at Trouw on Friday October 18th.
- Classical music meets dance at Trouw at Concertgebouw (Friday, October 18th.) Club DJs and producers Henrik Schwarz (Berlin), Patrice Bäumel (Amsterdam) and DARKSIDE (New York) will perform live with het Nederlands Kamerorkest (Dutch Chamber Orchestra.) The event will be hosted and recorded by the Red Bull Music Academy. - Heineken and ID&T team up for a massive edition of Heineken’s Star Club at Amsterdam’s largest music venue, Ziggo Dome (Friday, October 18th.) The event marks the return of DJ Tiësto to ADE and serves as Calvin Harris’ debut performance at the festival. Apart from two of the planet’s most in-demand jocks, the bill also includes Danny Avilla, MOTI and Punish.
Welcoming a number of new venues, the 2013 edition is bigger than ever before. Maz Weston, programmer of Paradiso: ”For a venue like Paradiso, that has been involved in the ADE Festival since its inception, the upside of ADE’s ever expanding programme is this: every year, more and more organizations and management agencies want to set up a showcase at Paradiso during ADE. That’s a luxury. The downside is: more venues competing for the same clubbers. We opt for a programme that clubs can’t offer, which is live shows and concerts.” A
From disco and deephouse to hard style
- Joost van Bellen, mainstay of Amsterdam’s club culture, hosts Rauw 10 years at Melkweg (Wednesday, October 17th.) Van Bellen will celebrate the tenth anniversary of his Rauw club nights with a bill that embodies the
Rauw attitude: in your face and style-conscious. Apart from the man himself, Jackson and his Computer Band (live), 2 Many DJs, Aeroplane and Riton, among others, will man the decks. - UDC will present The Harder Styles of EDM at Amsterdam Studios (Saturday, October 19th) offering a variety of club music’s harder edged styles. Hardstyle and hardcore (nope, that’s not the same thing) resonate in three studios, courtesy of an impressive assembly of DJs, including The Prophet, The Endymion Trio, Wildstylez, Thera, Promo, Ruffneck, Prefix & Density and The Darkraver. - Luminosity presents: Perfecto Fluoro & Friends will feature the mighty Paul Oakenfold, who will also be bringing some of his mates, including Astrix (live), Simon Patterson, Neelix (live), John Askew, Jordan Suckley and WesterUnie (Wednesday, October 16th.) The Westerliefde area is the domain of Ferry Tayle, Indecent Noise, John ‘00’ Fleming, Jorn van Deynhoven and Menno de Jong. - Gashouder, site of the fabled Awakenings techno nights, will host Richie Hawtin presents ENTER.M.NUS (Friday, October 18th.) The head honcho of the M_nus label will return to ADE and bring with him Gaiser, Paco Osuna, Matador, Hobo and Joran van Pol.
October 20th.) It is a collaboration of the Studio 80 club and the Welcome To The Future and TimeWarp festivals, of which have assembled one of the best lineups at the festival, featuring Dubfire, Oliver Huntermann, Tiga, Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, Steve Rachmad, Chris Liebing, Daniel Miller, Laurent Garnier, Karotte and Quazar, to name just a few. Amsterdam-based Dekmantel have been hard at work to keep the spirit of techno alive, building a solid reputation and gaining more and more acclaim for their purist vision. Dekmantel ADE at MC Theater (Thursday, October 17th), have invited Sound Clap and Wolf + Lamb to the decks, alternated by live shows by Pillowtalk and No Regular Play. At the adjacent North Sea jazz Club, Todd Terje and Prins Thomas spin an 8-hour set together. The cutting edge of subsonic groove-scaping will be featured at Dutch Bass, a showcase of Amsterdam-based label, Basserk, at their home turf and underground club OT331 (Friday, October 18th.) Dutch Bass is a melting pot from all types of global bass driven music created by Dutch artists or artists living in The Netherlands.
From warehouse to underground club
ADE’s head honcho Richard Zijlma: “It is special to have that many artists and acts on five consecutive nights in one city. Tourists who are into electronic music must visit Amsterdam in October.”
- Every clubber worth his or her salt will prioritize a visit to one of the five consecutive nights at the Elementenstraat Warehouse (from Wednesday, October 16th till Sunday,
Check out the full program in the back of the magazine.
Kill it with firestarters: win the ultimate ADE experience
Experience the ADE of a lifetime and enter the contest Kill it with firestarters. Five days of ultimate VIPness and all you need to do is go to to the firestartersNL Facebook page, like it, submit your hottest ADE photo and get as many votes as you possibly can! Win access to all the clubs and conferences, sleepovers in a fancy hotel, the exclusive ADE bag with goodies, champagne on the rooftop of the ADE headquarters and two HTC mobile phones! Check Vodafone’s firestartersNL page on Facebook for more detailed instructions on how to enter the competition, which starts 23 September. Facebook.com/firestartersNL
Loveland’s traditional banger @ ADE
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The ADE line-up for the long-running Dutch event Loveland is a banger, as is tradition. The Amsterdam based organization has been throwing parties since 1995, hosting parties at remarkable venues including aviation museums and railway stations. Their annual Loveland Festival at a lake in the Western part of the city is pretty legendary and one of the highlights on the Dutch festival calendar. After a sold-out night during last year’s ADE festival, Loveland felt obliged to turn up with a gaggle of international house and techno artists once again, plus a healthy smattering of Dutch artists. And so they did. On Saturday October 19th, Loveland will do a take over of the WesterUnie venue by using all four areas. On the bill are, amongst many others, Compuphonic, D-Nox & Beckers, Magda, Maya Jane Coles, Joachim Pastor, Maetrik, Sebastian Léger, Pan-Pot and Technasia, while Dutchmen Egbert, Remy, Melon and Secret Cinema also feature on the bill. Go check this out if you fancy your line-up to be diverse and your venue highly distinctive. Loveland.nl
Trouw at Concertgebouw Want to go off-grid during ADE this year? Try heading for the Concertgebouw (concert hall) for a very special lineup that includes Henrik Schwarz, Darkside (AKA Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harringto), Patrice Bäumel and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Mind you, you’ll have to take that ‘try’ literally, because this event has been sold-out for several weeks now already. Here’s why. Over the last two years, Schwarz developed an innovative approach to transfer his personal aesthetics of modern techno productions into acoustic chamber music arrangements. His most recent project is called Henrik Schwarz Instruments, whereby eight of his productions are transcribed for a contemporary music ensemble for a fully acoustic listening experience. No electronics, only the sounds of brass, strings and percussion playing his music in world-renowned concert halls. Het Nederlands Kamerorkest (The Dutch Chamber Orchestra) play roughly 25 concerts annually in The Royal Concertgebouw, and at other Dutch venues and abroad with the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra. Now, on October 18th, Henrik Schwarz will lead the orchestra. Furthermore Darskside will present their new album Psychic live on stage, while Trouw resident Patrice Bäumel will be performing a live interpretation of Steve Reich’s ‘Drumming Part 2.’ Hereby he will be live sampling the sounds of a percussionist and a vocalist and digitally rework and remix it into loops whilst adding background sounds. Trouwamsterdam.nl
It’s the pinnacle climax of the DJ calendar and the jewel in the crown for the most prestigious of those within the record spinning monarchy; yes, it’s that time of year again where we find out who is crowned the winner of the Top 100 DJs Poll. Now in it’s 20th year, the Top 100 DJs Poll, powered by Trackitdown, will be held for the third consecutive year at ADE, at the prestigious RAI venue on October 19th. With voting closed, many will be waiting with baited breath to find out who will adorned with the mighty accolade, will it be Armin van Buuren’s 6th time, will David Guetta take the lead prize yet again, or are we due a brand new victor. Only time will tell. In recognition of the award’s anniversary, DJ Mag, the original instigators behind the distinguished poll have teamed up with Dutch airline KLM to present an award for the best DJ from the past 20 years, as voted for by the public. The Top 100 DJs Legend Award will also be presented at the Top 100 DJs Awards party. DJmag.com
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I love techno, electro, house and much more In almost twenty years I Love Techno has grown from a small event to a household name that explores many genres of electronic besides techno. I Love Techno aims to bring you the freshest music of now and support tomorrow’s stars behind the decks, but also stays close to its roots with names like Laurent Garnier, Len Faki and Booka Shade. In terms of music 2013 turned to be an exciting year with a veritable wave of new house producers, like Disclosure and Klangkarussel, as well as the rise of trap music with such acts as Baauer and Flosstradamus. But let’s not forget about new faces on the scene like Cashmere Cat, Cyril Hahn, Monsta, Breach and Dusky. To add to this array of exciting new artists, I Love Techno’s timetable boasts a who’s who of dance music establishment as well. Expect live gigs by The Bloody Beetroots, Klangkarussell, Booka Shade, Marcel Dettmann and Jackson and his Computer Band who all have new albums coming out and will showcase their new material in Ghent on November 9th. And then there’s Gesaffelstein, who
worked overtime in the studio to finish his debut album, which will be presented at I Love Techno. The hard-hitting Frenchman put his name on the cover of the annual I Love Techno CD this time as well. This compilation will be available in stores from October 7th. If you enter the infamous Blue Room this year, you will notice that it is turned into a haunted house. This spooky place is inhabited by the Knife Party and they have invited some interesting guests like Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus Monsta, Dazz and more. The Yellow Room is hosted by the Goose crew featuring The Bloody Beetroots, Annie Mac, Gesaffelstein, DJ Falcon, Miss Kittin and Compact Disk Dummies. But while roaming around the Flanders Expo you are very likely to end up at shows by people like Chris Liebing, Yellow Claw, Maxim (The Prodigy), Bakermat, Digitalism and Nina Kraviz too. Just to name a few. We love techno, and much, much more. Tickets for I Love Techno on November 9th in Flanders Expo Ghent are € 56 and available via ilovetechno.be.
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New Locations ADE is ever expanding and with our 300+ locations throughout the city (we’ve added 80 new venues this year), we would like to take this opportunity to point out some of the more off-grid venues we have got lined-up for you. From the classic chic of the Royal Concertgebouw to the worn-out yet characteristic surroundings of the NDSM docks; it’s up to you to explore the versatility of our beloved capital. Here’s what not to miss. Amsterdam Roest Roest (Dutch for rusty) is tucked away in the eastern part of the city on the Isle of Oostenburg. This remarkable venue would normally demand a more adventurous type of city explorer, but during ADE this shouldn’t be a problem thanks to the quality line-ups being offered, with names including Joris Voorn and Minilogue alongside a Visionquest-showcase. De Overkant Amsterdam’s Northern part can only be reached by two (free) ferryboats, but that shouldn’t keep you from taking a look at the other side of river IJ. We strongly suggest you take a peek at De Overkant for either the ADE Deephouse Special or Amsterdam Live On Stage. Dhoem Dhaam Warehouse The Dhoem Dhaam Warehouse and Mobilee serve up an intimate warehouse get-together that will go on for 9 hours straight. Next to Mobilee’s head honcho miss Anja Schneider, Pan-Pot, Rodriguez Jr., Sebo K and Ray Okpara will also get their hands dirty at this rave-tastic location. DOKA DOKA is a recently opened, temporary club in the former basement of an old newspaper office. During their three-day ADE program they offer up a wide selection of artists including Dario Zenker, Patrice Scott and Maurice Fulton.
Scheepsbouwloods The Scheepsbouwloods, a former boat construction hangar, is given a three-day DGTL treatment that includes artists Four Tet, Âme and Michael Mayer and more. Head North for one off the most spectacular line-ups at ADE. Het Concertgebouw One of the most extraordinary nights during ADE takes place at what is arguably the festival’s most extraordinary location. Amsterdam’s famous philharmonic building will host live-performances from Patrice Bäumel, Henrik Schwarz and Darkside (AKA Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington.) Elementenstraat Warehouse Studio 80 Studio 80 Warehouse is a new location run by the capable people of one of Amsterdam’s most credited underground venues. Go west for some gritty oldschool shed action with Ricardo Villalobos, Chris Liebing or Laurent Garnier.
When we asked kees Heus AkA kC The Funkaholic to provide us with a musical overview of 25 years of dance music in The Netherlands, we knew it was going to be a treat. Amsterdam nightlife wouldn’t have been the same if it weren’t for this long-time dj extraordinaire; Paradiso curator and kindred Spirits label manager. Great picks from a great mind, here is Dutch dance history in retrospective.
VARIOUS – POPULAR ELECTRONICS: EARLY DUTCH ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM PHILIPS RESEARCH LABORATORIES (1956 - 1963) In the late fifties Dick Raaijmakers (kid Baltan), henk Badings and tom Dissevelt worked for Philips Research Laboratories. they built their own computers and synthesisers and composed the very first electronic music. they were an inspiration for kraftwerk and Brain Eno. their progressive music is considered pre-techno and they are the ancestors of all electronic music producers nowadays. We are celebrating 25 years of dance in the netherlands, so it is important to reflect on the very beginning of electronic music. FIERCE RULING DIVA – YOU GOTTA BELIEVE [ATOMIC SLIDE] When the first Dutch house productions were released, I just didn’t feel it, it was a pale imitation of the real thing. I thought Dimitri as a DJ was good, but his elaborate productions were too much for me. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Eddy de Clercq, but I wouldn’t pay a dime for his Pay the Piper. As Gert van Veen said: I was a non-believer. that was, until I became aware of the dirty Dutch of fierce Ruling Diva. I definitely felt the freak Abraxis; dirty, funky and phat. Just the way I like it. FIX – DOPE COMPUTER It came as a bolt out of the blue, the first 12’’ from fix aka orlando Voorn. not hip-hop but booty and from the label kMS, straight from the heart of techno, Detroit. ‘Dope Computer’ is a house classic as well as a hip-hop classic. there are very few of those. SPEEDY J – PULLOVER Jochem Paap’s Change the Beat is my jam. But when Pullover was released it was a revelation. It was unique and not limited to one style. Everybody played it in his or her own scene, from Parkzicht to RoXY.
sitions; deep, adventurous and heart warming. Stefan Robbers was the first Dutch techno producer that gave me the chills. THEE J JOHANZ – MOVEYOURBUTTY I had my own radioshow in the nineties with Luc Janssen. We were always looking for new and obscure music. the most interesting music came from the uk mostly: the Black Dog, Autechre, Statis, Art and B12. We played them regularly. Irdial was another cult label from londen. When I bought their release by thee J Johanz, Moveyourbutty, I found out that he’s from Groningen. NEWWORLDAqUARIUM – TRESPASSERS Cult hero Jochem Peteri is one of the few Dutch house producers who has had the honour to be signed by pioneer Carl Craig; the highest achievement in techno. trespassers is a never-ending loop that I just can’t get enough of. Perfect for a journey to Planet E. the track only lasts ten minutes though, which is way to short. AARDVARCk – (JUST WASHED) THAT PIG (EXTENDED) Aardvarck felt reborn after his near death experience. he never accepted mediocrity ever again. he quit his job and focused on his music and became the samplemaster that he is today. ‘Coma? I can recommend it to you,’ he once said to me. (Just Washed) that Pig is a BAnGER. NACHO PATROL AkA LEGOWELT – AFRICASPACEPROGRAM Still waters run deep, that’s Danny for you. I once spend a weekend in Rome with him, it was full of uncomfortable silences. What is on this guys mind? Interesting to know, but not essential because Danny lets his music speak for itself. And that in turn makes me speechless.
MEIkBAR – FEELINGS this house duo from Amsterdam only has three releases, but they’re all bangers. feelings is my favourite, I play this track all the time. Big in my box.
TOM TRAGO – LOST IN THE STREETS OF NYC Witness future Vintage. tom trago, Lost in the Streets. forget about the remixes, it’s about the original. When the piano hits, my knees give out because of the beauty of this track. tom trago already has a treasure chest filled with jewels, but the best is yet to come.
FLORENCE – IT’S IN THE HANDS Eindhoven was in the limelight because of the label, Djax from Saskia Slegers, but in the shadow of this pounding music developed Eevo Lute Muzique; a quirky label that was run by Stefan Robbers and Wladimir M. not pounding techno, but fragile compo-
THE BEST OF THE REST You can’t capture 25 years of dance in 12 songs. Dexter, Young Marco, Aroy Dee, Martyn, kid Goesting, 2000 and one, Steve Rachmad, San Proper, Makam, fS Green, Rush hour, Clone, Delsin, Dekmantel... I can continue for quite a while.
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They call it the fine China anniversary, but this label’s defined itself as anything but delicate. Ahead, a brief history of a very German and techno household name and why, as Wolfgang Voigt tell us, “Kompakt will always be Kompakt”. Lest many forget, techno has always fed off of roots spread far and wide, one such hub being another German city this is not Berlin; Cologne. It was there in 1993 that a young man by the name of Wolfgang Voigt, better known as Mike Ink, teamed up with Jörg Burger and Ingmar Koch, to open up the record shop, Delerium. The city’s proximity to Frankfurt and it’s post-techno tendencies, the cultural happenings around the Liquid Sky club and the presence of bands like Koch’s Air Liquide made for a special musical brew which would turn Delerium into the Kompakt label. Five years, three new associates and one name change later, Voigt, now accompanied by brother Reinhart, Jürgen Paape and Michael Mayer, moulded Kompakt into one of the most influential frameworks for modern techno. Kompakt’s music was naked, yet its doors were wide open to funk and melodic sensibilities or, in any case, to the twists and redefinitions that would allow it to grow. On a relaxed late summer afternoon some 20 years later, Wolfgang Voigt meets and greets the latest turnout for the label’s anniversary celebration. Ableton’s headquarters in Berlin was transformed into a weeklong Kompakt pop-up store, featuring conferences and live performances amid the crates of vinyl for sale. Tall, impeccably dressed and with the skin of someone half his age, Voigt might recall a more German version of David Bowie, which is funny considering the Brit and his glam aesthetic were one of early Kompakt’s most discreetly obvious musical influences. Now that’s something you might not be able to say about most legendary techno labels out there. Then again, the techno label that transformed Cologne into a synonym of minimal is no ordinary techno label. By putting everything from pop, ambient, trance and techno under one roof, Kompakt has been setting itself apart from day one. It’s those leftfield experimental, musical decisions that have been keeping them relevant all these years. Voigt recalls this philosophy with affection: “I would say that the big headline projects like inventing Pop Ambient or bringing shuffle into techno were wonderful ideas. This was necessary even if I know a lot of people didn’t like it. We have never stopped releasing
records that follow in the tradition of techno on one side and taking risks on the other.”
So it comes as no surprise that, following Michael Mayer’s minimal-laden Fabric London mix in 2003, Groove Magazine named Kompakt label of the year for three consecutive years. Their tendency to strip everything back and, in true German form, focus exhaustively on the details could be felt on dance floors far and wide. By the time the craze had subsided the Cologne boys had already established themselves as mainstays in all matters techno and ambient thanks to a couple of very interesting successions. They’d not only found time to laugh at themselves (we’re looking at you, Matías Aguayo) but also fine-tune the Kompakt sound. Meanwhile, the record shop grew into a label and distribution company headquarters while the aforementioned studios and living quarters followed suit. When the vinyl industry took a dip and techno’s popularity wavered for a minute, so did Kompakt, prompting it to seek out new horizons in the great big music market by opening one of techno’s first digital music stores. The enterprise did not fare well and, proving not all in the imprint’s history has been easy, the online mp3 shop’s closing made for some gloomy days in 2008. Nevertheless, the Kompakt family regrouped to continue work as usual and release music by producers both new and old, known and unknown. The record store which Michael Mayer has previously stated he would defend with his “last drop of blood” is alive and well, receiving visitors from all over the world whilst anchoring the building that houses the family; the family that defines the label and their endless list of extracurricular activities, the key to its success and longevity. Affirms Voigt, “Kompakt will always be Kompakt. It’s because of the people who do Kompakt.” When asked what advice he’d give to the 1993 Wolfgang, Voigt confesses he would tell him to slow down and look after the quality of his releases instead of the quantity. In return, he thinks that young Wolfgang would tell his 2003 self, “congratulations, old man. You’ve survived.” Kompakt celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday 19th at Scheepsbouwloods from 22h onwards with Michael Mayer, Gui Boratto and more. The Kompakt Pop-Up store will also be open from the 16th - 20th at the Oz. Project Space, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 66. Kompakt.fm
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Sleepwalking into electronic pop Remembering Dick Raaijmakers
Dick Raaijmakers (September 1st 1920 - September 4th 2013) invented electronic pop music. On October 2nd, 1957, he concocted Song of the Second Moon at Room 306 of Philips Natlab, the research department of the Eindhoven-based electric appliances manufacturer. The 2:48 ditty was named in tribute of the Sputnik satellite, launched two days lSleepwalking into electronic pop Remembering.
Dick Raaijmakers (September 1st 1920 - September 4th 2013) invented electronic pop music. On October 2nd, 1957, he concocted Song of the Second Moon at Room 306 of Philips Natlab, the research department of the Eindhoven-based electric appliances manufacturer. The 2:48 ditty was named in tribute of the Sputnik satellite, launched two days later by the Russians. Raaijmakers’ track inaugurated a completely new field of music, these days known as electronic dance music.
It is staggering how modern and forward-looking Raaijmakers’ sonic experiments must have sounded to 1950s ears. Music produced by non-instruments was still a new genre and remained the domain of serious composers like Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Boulez and Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, who weaved arcane webs of sound with tone generators and tape recorders. Louis and Bebe Barron’s fully electronic soundtrack to the science fiction movie, Forbidden Planet (1956), was high on texture and atmosphere, but low on melody or rhythm. In contrast, Song of the Second Moon is whimsical and playful, a casually bouncing rhumba that takes delight in its very existence. Raaijmakers released it under the alias Kid Baltan (Dik Natlab in reverse), and to this day it still sounds like a modern masterpiece. Raaijmakers has never aspired to fame, one of the reasons his reputation as one of electronic music’s founding fathers is limited to a small circle of enthusiasts. Even in his home country, The Netherlands, he is hardly a household name. Born in Maastricht in 1930 to a working class family, he studied piano at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. With his quirky and inquiring mind, Raaijmakers was superbly at home at Room 306, the sonic department of Philips Natlab, opened in 1954. As much artist as scientist, Raaijmakers was way ahead of the curve when he sketched out the very first electronic pop music. Philips’ management hardly knew what to make of his sonic inventions. Song of the Second Moon (backed by Colonel Bogey) was pressed up for 45RPM single release and Raaijmakers used the Kid Baltan moniker, since management deemed it improper to have the name of one of its staff on the sleeve. The single never hit the shops; Philips handed out copies to business relations as a present. The company that produced tape recorders was interested in selling the machines, not in how you could create with them. Philips Natlab was eventually closed by a non-plussed manager in 1960, as the 2008 documentary, Kamer 306, makes clear. Music to introduce TV commercials
When I interviewed Derrick May at the first edition of the STRP Festival in 2006, he thought I was joking when I pointed out that techno was invented in Eindhoven, not Detroit. STRP was honoring Dick Raaijmakers as part of the city’s legacy in technology and art. However, May had never heard of Kid Baltan nor ever listened to Song to the Second Moon. He is not the only one. Youngsters, discovering the Baltan track via YouTube, cannot believe their ears, as the comments illustrate: ‘Amazing! Can’t believe this was done in 1957!’ (cathedral94). ‘I’m impressed how modern that beat sounds and how catchy the tune is.’ (Leonor Gomes).
Delia Derbyshire composed a well-known precursor of electronic pop, the Dr. Who theme music, at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop as early as 1963. Song of the Second Moon was the direct inspiration for Frenchman Jean-Jacques Perrey to abort his medical studies and experiment with electronic music, resulting in the very first electronic pop album, 1966’s The In Sound From Way Out (with Gershon Kingsley.) By that time, Raaijmakers was teaching electronic and contemporary music at The Hague’s Royal Conservatory, a position he held until his retirement in 1995. His most widely heard composition is the tune used in the Dutch national broadcaster’s commercial breaks, STER, initiated in 1967. Hardly anyone knew he wrote it. Conceptualist at heart
Very affable in person, his work is often of a confrontational, even violent nature: “Music is causing a discharge,” is one of his many maxims. After leaving Natlab, Raaijmakers evolved into one of Holland’s most outstanding artists, exploring avant-garde music, theatre, performance art, media installations and visual arts, often blurring the lines between disciplines, or between art and science. Ever the archetypical modernist, he frequently theorized on the fundaments of sound and music, and the relation between various media. His book, The Method (1985), is a poetic exploration into the nature of perception and reality; part poem, part philosophical tract, part scientific investigation. A conceptualist at heart, Raaijmakers approached his lectures like performances. In 1960, after leaving Natlab, he founded STEM (Studio voor Elektronische Muziek) at Utrecht University in order to continue his sonic explorations; STEM was renamed Institute of Sonology in 1986 as it became part of The Hague’s Royal Conservatory. ‘Dick Raaijmakers has followed developments in new and electronic music until the very last moment,’ the Institute’s website states in its obituary after Raaijmakers’ death, on September 4th. His Collected Tape Music was then released in 1998 by Stichting Donamus as 3CD-box set. Raaijmakers’ vital role in the development of electronic pop music was outlined in 2004, with the release of the 4 CD-box set, Popular Electronics. Early Dutch Electronic music from Philips Research Laboratories, 1956-1963 (released by Basta) which opened up his legacy to a new generation of electronic music aficionados. He reveled in his new-found recognition, proud of his part of the story of electronic music. “All I did was sleepwalking, taking steps on intuition,” he said in one of his last interviews. Too ill to attend in person, it is very apt that Raaijmakers was present at a celebratory 80th birthday event via a visual linkup. Media was his life. Chronology of Dick Raaijmakers’ life and work: V2.nl
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10 tips for an unforgettable ADE At ADE there are just too many people playing at once, and unfortunately it’s just not humanly possible to see them all without a teleportation device. So here at DJBroadcast we thought we’d help you out with our top picks for the 10 must-see events at ADE – teleportation device not included.
Visionquest presents ADE Superpleasures @ Roest Warehouse Friday October 18th Many a huge name has brushed shoulders with Visionquest Records since its inception and passholders will have that same chance this year as the label be doing their own showcase at ADE, having bagged a Friday slot. Seth Troxler, the stripper king of dance music, will headline in Room One with fellow Visionquest comrades Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, Benoit & Sergio and William Kouam Djoko. But that’s not all, check out Room Two for the One Records takeover featuring Subb-an, Adam Shelton, John Dimas and Boris Werner. ADE Awakenings Day 1: Luciano & Carl Craig Presents Cadenza & Planet E. @ Gashouder Wednesday October 16th Kick off the entire affair with Carl Craig and Cadenza Records boss Luciano, who intend to end the night together with an exclusive 3-hour b2b set from 5am onwards. But by no means does this have to be the main event, Grammy nominee Nic Fanciulli is on the lineup, as are Mirko Loko with Stacey Pullen, among others. FACT and Voor Pampus Boat Series Day 1 @ De Ameland (Boat) Thursday October 17th Roll up as this year ADE presents its first ever boat event. For this, the organisers have got their mitts on the Netherlands’s biggest floating club, De Ameland. Voor Pampus are renowned for their floating parties, and now it’s time for a special ADE event in partnership with FACT. Manning the ship’s decks (DJ decks, that is) will be mystery man Redshape, with Dense & Pika closely in tow, among others. A special venue coupled with a great lineup, what more could you ask for?
Dave Clarke Presents at ADE @ Melkweg Friday October 18th Techno? TechYES. Dave Clarke, the British Baron of Techno himself, has picked a gold standard lineup for the Friday of ADE. On the lineup are two greats from the new generation of UK techno talents Boddika and Karenn (Blawan+Pariah.) Also included are Detroit’s Kenny Larkin, frenchman Agoria and Dutch home names Jeff Rushin & Nicole Rosie, Estroe and Mr. Jones. Head on down, don’t ‘techno’ for an answer. Defected In The House @ Air Friday October 18th US house man Marc Kinchen, AKA MK, headlines the event, introducing some of Defected’s great and lesser-known names, including Noir, Copyright and more. Defected’s regular night at ADE has been one of the go-to events of the festival, with this event of no exception. Heineken Star Club presents @ Ziggo Dome Friday October 18th Two superstars of EDM, who require no introduction, will headline Ziggo Dome on Friday. Tiësto and Calvin Harris are seasoned partakers of ADE, and are returning again for Heineken’s big event. But they won’t be without support – DJs Danny Avila, Moti and Punish will provide assistance in what’s sure to be a big one. Breakfast Club @ Melkweg Saturday October 19th, 7.00 till 17.00 Sure, partying till dawn is an achievement. But being based in Berlin, here at DJBroadcast we know that dedicated partygoers will stand their ground till long after. Breakfast Club present a Saturday morning party with Mathew Jonson b2b with Minilogue, Prosumer, Fred P and Awanto3 each doing 3 hour sets
Dekmantel ADE @ MC Theater Saturday October 19th Nina Kraviz, Moodymann and Bicep are just a few of the choice names playing at Dekmantel’s special ADE slot on the Saturday night. The established Amsterdam events company and record label held their first flagship festival event, Dekmantel Festival, to amazing reception this summer. Following on from that, this event is sure to be a winner. DJ Shadow & Machinedrum – Hosted by Riff Raff @ Paradiso Saturday October 19th DJ Shadow, who made a storm with his 1996 debut album Endtroducing, goes against musical chameleon, Machinedrum. Following on from the release of his second album Vapor City, the Berlin based artist will be showing live, the new full-length. Riff Raff, a unique addition to Amsterdam nightlife, presents its own style – hip-hop and bass-heavy electronica. Now, two star headliners will perform at Paradiso for this unmissable Saturday night event. Be Yourself – Danny Tenaglia XXL-Set @ Melkweg Sunday October 20th Wait, Danny Tenaglia … We thought he retired? Apparently not. If he ever did, he’s returning with a vengeance for a 7-hour set. Having hailed from New York’s disco scene, this man’s been around for a very long time. This house legend will no doubt be the highlight of ADE’s closing night, with classics old and new. To experience the picks of a true house music veteran, go and see him, you won’t regret it.
Show N Prove makes California Love Almost half a century ago in Van Nuys California, sports and lifestyle brand K•Swiss was founded by two Swiss brothers, Art and Ernie Brunner. Their white leather tennis shoe, the Classic, made its debut at Wimbledon in 1966 and has been an item of legend ever since. In 2013, K•Swiss is making a powerful comeback with the California Love campaign, in which the brand returns to their origins: the American West Coast. This sunny corner of the world is known for its sports culture, fun lifestyles, and healthy living. Besides that, California has played an instrumental part in the development of hip-hop with iconic artists like 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg making their West Coast G-funk music a worldwide phenomenon. With California Love, K•Swiss sheds light on a new generation of artists that were inspired by the Cali way of life.
of inspiration: “I was thinking about what California means to me, and my mind instantly wandered to Dr. Dre and N.W.A., and even further back to bands like Zapp with their lead singer Roger Troutman who in turn inspired Dre. And of course you can’t think of California without images of sun, sand, palm trees, and the beach popping up in your head. It all came to me when I was working in the studio.” The video that goes with the track was produced by Konstantin Ermakov (known for his work with Skepta and Bashy) and was shot in sunny South London, showing Show N Prove and Charlie Sloth enjoying the very rare UK hot summer weather. Ermakov: “When I heard the track, Dre directly sprung to mind: the synth lines, girls on rollerskates, guys on BMX bikes. I believe that images should make the music even stronger, so I really wanted to capture the true summer vibe with young people enjoying themselves in the park.”
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California Love is an on-going campaign that consists of a series of mini documentaries. In the sixth part of the series, K•Swiss approached one of the scene’s best producers to create a new and sunny track. The artist, Show N Prove, has collaborated with Jessie J and Rizzl Kicks, among others. In the episode you see him being interviewed by BBC Radio 1 Xtra presenter and sneaker connoisseur, Charlie Sloth. Show N Prove, who was born in Scotland, started DJing at clubs at the tender age of 14 and very soon he started making music as well. Since moving to London he worked with people like Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Rizzle Kicks and Wretch 32. In July he released his first solo single, Zimma Frame. The track, featuring Takura on vocals, is already a major club hit in the UK. Summer vibes
Show N Prove’s latest claim to fame is the exclusive tune he produced for the K•Swiss California Love campaign. The track, titled California Love, resonates the West Coast classic sound from the early nineties by artists like Dr. Dre, who always has been one of Show N Prove’s main sources
Check out The California Love track and its video via kswiss.co.uk or facebook.com/K-Swiss.UK and follow what goes on in the world of K•Swiss via Twitter: twitter.com/ KSwiss_UK. Hashtag: #californialove.
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Dimitri: ‘Playing the role of the victim is not for me’ Dimitri, one of the Netherland’s longest serving and most popular DJs has had a rough time of it recently, and that’s putting it mildly. Earlier this year he lost his lower leg to a bacterial infection. Thanks to a fundraiser organized in Trouw on May 5th he was able to keep his house and buy an adapted car in order to keep him moving. In a record time of seven weeks, this true optimist went back to work thanks to rehabilitation. He played an all-nighter again on September 7th at Trouw Amsterdam, a mere four months after his life-altering leg surgery. He will be performing during the O.W.A.P. ADE special on Saturday October 19th with Todd Terry.
How are you now? “I’m doing very well, considering the circumstances. I’m working out a lot; physical exercise, cycling and walking to recuperate. I spent a few months just sitting and lying down, so I didn’t have many muscles left. It’s important that I stay fit, because walking with a prosthesis uses about 40% more energy. I now realize how valuable your body is.” I think a lot of people want to hear your story. Would you like to talk about it? “Sure, I’ll start at the beginning. I occasionally suffer from gout attacks in my foot; which cause a lot of pain. But unbeknownst to me I had a cut once in my foot, through which a bacteria had entered. When I started getting blisters on my toes, I went to the doctor, who sent me to a dermatologist, and he sent me to the hospital. There they kept me in emergency admission and all hell broke loose; an emotional roller coaster that lasted for months. The bacteria had entered my bloodstream, caused blood poisoning and two of my toes were dead, so part of my foot had to be amputated. They gave me blood transfusions and put me on heavy painkillers but I still experienced a lot of pain. I didn’t know that much pain existed. They kept the wound open to see if the tissue was affected for three to four weeks. After that period I asked for a second opinion, and they transferred me to the VU medical center. I was treated with more medication, the wound seemed better and they sent me home. The terrible pain continued. I told the hospital that I still had a lot of pain, and I was admitted to the emergency room again. I knew what was going to happen; my lower leg had to go. This was a huge blow. I was never sick and I had never suffered from anything. And now they had to take my leg off in parts, first my foot, then my leg. My whole lower leg was removed on April 17th and two weeks later I was transferred to the Heliomare (clinic) to rehabilitate. I went there at my own request; first they wanted me to stay at home with outpatient care. But inpatients receive the best support; they put you on a tight schedule with sports and exercise. I really went for it, and seven weeks later I walked out again. I’m a record-holder at Heliomare, usually a rehabilitation course takes two to three months. But that’s my nature, when I do something, I go for it one hundred percent.” Where is your story leading to? What are your future plans? “Occasionally I need to take a step back, I can’t do everything I could with two legs. I would like to focus on music now so I’m going to do a lot of own productions. I have ten songs prepared, some will be released on Planet E, and I’m talking with a few other labels. My heart and my talent are still with DJing and mixing music, but I also enjoy creating music very much. Dimitri will be playing alongside Todd Terry and Kid Sublime at O.W.A.P. Intiem ADE Special at Het Sieraad on Saturday October 19th. Dimitrikneppers.com
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Alda Events & ID&T present The Amsterdam Music Festival If, like ADE, you are aiming to be the most on-point electronic music conference the world has ever seen, then it’s impossible to ignore the growth of, what is known by many, as ‘EDM.’ On Saturday October 19th, Alda Events and ID&T team-up for an EDM extravaganza extraordinaire featuring a performance from the winner of this year’s DJ Mag top 100 poll, held on the same night; this the promoters can vouch for. Also on the bill at The Amsterdam Music Festival at RAI are Steve Angello, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and many other EDM superstars. We sat down with Alda Events CEO Allan Hardenberg and asked him how he pulled this stunt off. Alda Events has been involved with ADE for quite some years now, is the Amsterdam Music Festival the ultimate climax? We have been organizing events at ADE since 2005 and each year we’ve upped our game bit by bit. I attend the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and the International Music Summit in Ibiza each year, and really wanted to do a closing party like they do over there at ADE. I think it’s also good for the balance at ADE, while most of the events are taking place in the clubs, we use a fairly lager venue like RAI Amsterdam to get our message across. For the Amsterdam Music Festival you’ve teamed-up with one of your biggest competitors in the EDM market. Why a joint venture between Alda and ID&T? I knew ID&T were keen on doing an event at the RAI during ADE and Duncan Stutterheim (ID&T ‘s CEO) got excited when I called him right away. I said: ‘’We’ve been competing for such a longtime, this year we are celebrating 25 years of Dutch dance music, why not do something together for a change?’’ So how do two big shot players like the both of you are, come to a peaceful understanding? That works pretty flawlessly I can assure you. Alda has been responsible for the marketing side of things and the artist handling, while ID&T is focusing on the location. Together we have an incredible amount of experience when it comes to pulling off events like this. We’ve both been doing this for such a long time; it is easy to rely on routine, but we have meetings on a regular base in which we keep each other sharp.
In your own words, what is it that Alda does best? I think artist development is what we are good at and it’s also the thing we like to do the most. We create an event by working closely together with the artist. How does he or she want to reach the fans, what does he or she wants to communicate? Then we take it out of their hands by doing stage design, we create the story telling, write the script for the show, focus on marketing. Armin Only was the first event we did and I remember us going to seven different countries with that one concept. Next year we are planning on 40 - 50 events all across the globe. It’s fair to say that the Amsterdam Music Festival line-up is one of the most prestigious and most expensive ones at ADE. How did you pull that off, getting all those extremely high in-demand EDM-stars playing on the same night? That is the result of a network that we started building ten years ago. Furthermore, you have to make sure that as a promoter you’re offering something to the artist that is impossible to say ‘’no’’ to. The fact that we can host this award show on the same night really enhances the impact of our event. Ten years ago all you had to do was rent a location, book artists and design a flyer, but those days are long gone. You promise to bring in this year’s #1 DJ from the annual DJMag top 100 poll, taking place on the same night. So you already know who’s going to be the winner? No, honestly, I don’t. I think I will know a week prior to the event. Tactics are that all potential #1’s are being asked to not take a booking on that night. Most of them won’t. So, there is no room for surprises here? I mean, if #52 unexpectedly rises to the top, you guys have a problem? I can give you a 100% guarantee that we will have the 2013 #1 DJ. Two years ago David Guetta kind of unexpectedly took the first spot. He was playing in Oslo that night, but we got him on a plane. Trust me, the best DJs in the world will play at The Amsterdam Music Festival. ALDA Events is omnipresent at ADE with Sander van Doorn @ Escape October 16th, the Armada Night 10 year Anniversary @ Escape October 17th, Hardwell presents Revealed @ PTA October 18 and the Amsterdam Music Festival @ RAI October 19th. Aldaevents.nl
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Martin Garrix Child Prodigy Like Mozart and Chopin before him, Martin Garrix at the tender ripe age of 17 is about to join the list of musical child prodigies, an accolade he has well earned. His single Animals crashed in at Beatport’s no.1 position earlier this year, making him the youngest producer ever to have achieved such a feat. Collaborations with Dillon Francis and Sydney Samson are forthcoming, and having just nailed a Christina Aguilera remix, big things are due for this talented, young man. When I call Garrix in his hometown of Amsterdam he’s half way between recovering from a party the night before, and half way-getting ready for school. “I used to do regular school, but I couldn’t finish it because of the touring.” This worked in his favour, as now he attends a music production institute, full of like minded gifted, young musicians, “Julian Jordan was in the same school until last year,” he says. It was infamous, Dutch imprint, Spinnin’ Records that gave Garrix his chance, “my school is nearby their office,” he adds, “sometimes I just go in and work on a track in their office. It’s a really cool thing.” Driven into DJing by watching Tiësto play at the Olympics when he was nine years old, it wasn’t long after until Garrix was making beats on his own copy of FLStudio. Initially more into hardstyle, Garrix later crafted his music into the
uniquely hot sound that took Animals into the charts. “The whole bleepy sound from the Netherlands became hot in America, so I started making bleepy as well, although I do think I have a distinctive sound,” he explains. Earlier this year Garrix met the man who started it all for him at Tomorrowland; Tiesto. “He’s really supportive,” Garrix describes of his hero, although he stresses he’s no fanboy; his head is firmly on his shoulders. “It’s great that people come up to me and tell me how much they like the music I produce, but it can be exhausting at times as well.” Success on such a young man can take its toll, but luckily Garrix already has a good system in place, “I have a really good team around me. And I spend almost all my free time with my friends or with my family or in the studio, or doing sports.” He also has three managers he informs me, one for PR, one for touring and one for production management, this allows him to just “produce music, DJ and do interviews.” That’s probably three managers more than Mozart had at his age, not bad for a child prodigy. Martin Garrix is playing at Melkweg on October 16th with Nicky Romero and then on the 19th at The Sand as Ace Agency presents: Kings of Ace ADE 2013. Martingarrix.com
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Nina Kraviz on Dance Mania The legendary Chicago imprint, Dance Mania, founded by Jesse Saunders many moons ago came back into print earlier this year after a lengthy time in the wilderness. It’s fan base and DJ support has never teetered, and one of the label’s biggest advocates has been Russian DJ, Nina Kraviz. DJB caught up with the Ghetto star to find out what makes the label so special.
that some of the tracks were my secret weapons left me wish it would never be repressed. Apart form my childish possessive feelings I’m very intrigued about what is going to happen and looking forward to new releases. If not for this re-launch and that remix that I did for Mitchell I would never have met my heroes. Nina’s Top 5 Dance Mania Tracks
I fell in love with Dance Mania on the first listen. I like how the music is delivered, how it is recorded; it sounds so real and human. It is one of the few labels that has enough music to build up a proper two hour set without sounding the same or repetitive. Many people might think Dance Mania is all about ghetto house but it had a wonderful hiphouse period. Seriously, Dance Mania is simply the shit! I know it’s all about the music and so on but what is really important with Dance Mania is their logo: it just grabs you from the first sight! Then you listen to the music and you are done: you either hate it or you just adore it. When I heard a few records back then at Hard Wax I couldn’t believe that there was such a cool, bold and nasty label. I just really felt the wild vibe of it. From the DJ point of view it gave me that rough mixing touch where the record just pops up out of blue, close to the hip-hop concept; when the mix is about quickly replacing one short track with another while keeping the groove and mix tight. Playing Dance Mania is not easy, it requires crafty hands, perfect knowledge of tracks and confidence because it’s very easy to lose a few mixes. Many people think that mixes must be sterile smooth, but I disagree. I think the simplicity and rawness of Dance Mania is one of my main influences. Dance Mania was indeed an inspiration for me when I recorded Ghetto Kraviz. Like a classic Dance Mania record I made a quick vocal loop and played around with a drum-machine. In 20 minutes the track was ready. I am very proud to say that a few months ago I finally encountered the Dance Mania originators, Ray Barney and Victor Romeo, in person. A few months before that I was offered to make a remix for a Parris Mitchell track. Victor and I kept in touch and some time after I decided to fly to Chicago just to meet them and exchange some creative ideas. As a record collector I feel a bit greedy, because some of the rare, hard to find collectors editions are being re-released. The fact that Dance Mania was kind of hidden and
Some of you would probably be interested in those hidden gems but I decided to provide a totally random list of my personal Dance Mania classics. 1. DJ Slugo Wouldn’t You Like To Be a Hoe Too This record is just brilliant. I discovered it about ten years ago and since then been hammering it everywhere, sometimes twice a night. The trick with this record is that no matter how much you play it, it always sounds fresh and every time that kick drops it makes me feel as if I had never heard it before. It is so animalistically wild, so straight in your face, so uncompromisingly sassy, it’s an automatic booty shaker. 2. Paul Johnson Give me Ecstasy Not only is this song one of the strongest Dance Mania hits ever but for me it also symbolizes that hypnotic 90s sound. It inspired my way of dealing with vocals, I think it’s one of the best produced tracks out of the entire catalogue. 3. Tyree Let it Go The kick is hard and really dirty, making it not so easy to play in the club, but I can’t tell you how many nights I was playing in anticipation of that very particular moment when I could just drop this beautiful melodic stormer to complete the experience; “Free your mind from all pressures.” Indeed. 4. Parris Mitchell Follow Me Ghetto (acid) Everybody’s heard this and it’s a beautiful track. This record was recommended to me by Prosumer when he was still working at Hardwax. Thank you, Achim. 5. D.J. M35 Booty Hole A few months age I met Patrick Specke, a great guy and amazing DJ that mentioned this record that I still didn’t know about. It’s probably the best song about balls, well the simplest I would say, and, hmm, most classy. Nina Kraviz will be playing the Dekmantel event at MC Theater on Saturday October 19th alongside Moodymann, Bicep and more. Facebook.com/NinaKravizMusic
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The Secret of Yellow Claw You can say a lot about Yellow Claw’s music, but these three guys from Amsterdam, Nils, Jim and MC Bizzey, are selling out venues left, right and center and make the crowd go seriously wild. They’ve had four top ten hits in the past year and a half, some of which are now being played internationally by the likes of Major Lazer, Baauer and A-Track. Now they are making plans to take over the US with performances and international releases of their own. In light of their recent success we spoke to Jim Aasgier.
we virtually only play our own music during our gigs.” The group massively depend on their audience, and Jim is not afraid to acknowledge that. “We are very focused on our audience. The thing that makes a party pop is people; people having a good time. It doesn’t matter if the number of people is 20 of 20,000. If they are having a good time, they give of energy. We thrive on that energy. A really good DJ can incite that.’
Wherever Yellow Claw goes, the party follows. They managed to bring the figurative house down at Tomorrowland, Pukkelpop, Mysteryland and many more festivals in The Netherlands. “Tomorrowland was incredible. We also played at the Patronaat [Haarlem] once with Knife Party and Munchi. The energy and vibe were off the charts. The other performances were so good there, we were bouncing off the walls before we even walked on the stage,” Jim says.
Their edgy, dancefloor driven sound has brought them recognition from international artists. Now they are going global themselves. On November 1st their single Shotgun is being released worldwide on Spinnin’ records and after that another single called Pillz is coming out with Flosstradamus on Ultra Records. “We’re about to do a ten day tour in the US, visiting eight major cities: New York, Chicago, Kansas City, New Orleans, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles and Austin. We are very excited but also aware that it’s going to be hard work. It is a childhood dream finally coming true.”
But what is the secret of their success? According to Jim it’s all in the speed. “We never slow down. We are like an engine that keeps on switching to a higher gear. Nowadays
Yellow Claw is performing live and has invited DJ Snake during ADE on Thursday October 17th in Bitterzoet. Tickets are € 10. Yellowclaw.com
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Emika Dettmann vs.
Please hate it or love it, but don’t like it. If Berghain’s the pot, and Hardwax’s the top, then I am the soup. You have to stop thinking, that’s the main thing.
When we decided to employ UK-electronic solo performer, Emika, to interview Marcel Dettmann on the eve of his latest album’s release we didn’t expect it to be anything like the Frost vs. Nixon interview. Thankfully, there were no stand-offs, or personal berating, but our trusty new investigative reporter was able to get a few personal confessions from the acclaimed, Ostgut maverick. “I am the soup,” Dettmann confesses halfway through the interview. Who would have thought? Towards the end of our chat he became even more expressive about himself; “I hate me sometimes” he admits. This, however, is indicative of his latest record II. Whereas his debut album on the foremost of techno labels, Ostgut Ton, was a more creative, almost atonal offering, II, provides a varied mix, of smoothly gelled, rhythms that have a more distinctive, personal edge to them.
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Emika: The first album was definitely more about a state of mind and I feel like this one comes from a different part of the body, like more from the hips or from the soul. What do you say about that? Dettmann: “The first album was like getting naked. You give all of yourself, and some people say ‘it’s crap,’ and some people say ‘it’s amazing!’. That’s maybe the point why this album sounds more mental; I was more into this mood. I didn’t want to make a proper party album or make a proper club record; pretty far from it actually. The best club hit to me is the B2 track you get into after 2 years. You have to get it. And I try to make the music like that, to give the people space. You like it or you don’t. Not, ‘oh, it’s nice.’ Please, hate it or love it, but don’t like it. With the second one, I was even more relaxed. When you’re a young guy you grow up and you think something about what you are, but you have to get what you are. And now I think I get what I am. Hopefully. Maybe the next album will be even more open for everything; open for expressions.” II was also the first time Dettmann had ever worked with a vocalist, who just happened to be our very own David Frost, AKA Emika. Their collaborative track, Seduction, leads with her distant, spacey vocals that bounce around the layered, confines of Marcel’s clinical beats. Dettmann: “I never worked with a vocalist before, I really liked it. It’s amazing, it’s fragile – everybody loved this track, I’m really happy.” It seemed at first as if Dettmann was trying to placate Emika with his charm, but our own Frost went straight in for the kill: Emika: I’m really curious to understand what is a DJ? Dettmann: “It’s like surprising people, doing something strange, like playing a record sometimes from the beginning to the end. It doesn’t mean being an ‘hampelmann’; moving around all the time. When I got into into techno the DJ was just some guy in the corner who’s playing music, and so you always remember the tracks he was playing in the club, not the guy who was playing them. Back in the day, people would go to the DJ and say ‘could you please play this track.’ Now; never.” Emika: When was the last time that happened? Dettmann: “It’s happened a lot of times; people just want to interact with you. Usually I say, ‘I played that already,’ because normally I have, half an hour ago!”
I’m Marcel Dettmann and for me it’s difficult to say where it comes from. I grew up here in this area and in this time as well. In the end, everybody has its roots and my roots definitely are here. If Berghain’s the pot, and Hardwax’s the top, then I am the soup, you know? So many things happen in your life that create happenings.” Emika: What does it really feel like to DJ for more than four hours? Do you feel like you push through some pain barriers? Dettmann: “For me it’s normal that a DJ plays long sets. When I went to a club in ’92, it would be Depeche Mode, The Cure and everything mixed up by a guy who was playing there for ten hours – and that was normal! The difference is, we play our music and create something more ‘arty’ – it’s not only entertainment. It’s always boring to me when some people say, ‘oh, this guy has really good mixing skills.’ I say, ‘Yawn. It’s fucking boring.’ For me it’s more important to listen to interesting music whether the track fits or not. Surprise yourself, surprise the people. When I saw Sven Väth playing vinyl you see every single track he’s playing is because he LOVES it. And that’s really good to see. For me of course sometimes it’s really tough. When you come and play a Sunday night at Berghain after three or four shows … pfff, you are tired, then you drink a vodka and you get back in the game and then play another eight hours.” Emika: What happens then? Was there ever a time when you thought ‘I can’t go on at all?’ Dettmann: “Yeah and then you relax! You get more into a trance. The best is when you stop thinking about what you’re doing. It’s like for a pilot, you know? You have to start, and then when you’re up in the air – autopilot. That’s what I try to do; just shut up and play, you know?” Emika: While I was at Uni they taught us about the history of tape and avant-garde music, electronics and synthesizers. That’s when I got introduced to Stockhausen and John Cage. I realised that’s why I fell in love with your music and your DJ environment; it’s because you are that link for me between the avant-garde scene and the club context. John Cage is famous for making this really long piece of work, which is 639 years long, played on an organ with a machine that is still making the record today after his death. I was thinking would you ever consider DJing in Berghain for 24 hours or even three days, or would you ever make a year long mix? Did you ever think about that? Dettmann: “Nooooo no! It’s interesting, yeah, but crazy.”
Emika: You hold one of the highest positions in techno. Do you understand what has brought you this kind of success; is it your taste in music, the timing, how things are, or just hard work? Dettmann: “It’s everything; Berlin, Berghain, hard work, it all creates me. It’s difficult to understand for myself because
DJBroadcast: What about new conceptual performance mediums, like what Jeff Mills attempts to do? Dettmann: “Actually, having Emika being part of a track is a new medium for me. I can’t imagine that I will work with an orchestra or something in the future. Jeff is more like a concept thinker, I’m more like a DJ.”
That’s what I try to do; just shut up and play Emika: How do you keep an open mind but still keep true to your work? Dettmann: “That’s the point of having management. You have to have something like that in order to keep focused and have time to listen to music. Ibiza, for example, I played there this year for the 5th or 6th time – and for me it’s a challenge. When I came into techno in 1992, there were only these crappy trance compilations or something like that, and it’s the same for the people today, people ask ‘what is techno?’ – ‘Ah yeah David Guetta and Daft Punk; that’s techno.’ You have to give these people the chance to get deeper, and you can’t do that when you only do it in a cool basement club in Berlin. That’s the way I got interested in techno, not because of the trance compilations, it was because I just found one techno track I heard, listened to it, found out who that was, and thought ‘okay that’s nice’ and I tried to find some more like it.
Emika: So, stop analysing and judging? Dettmann: “Stop thinking ‘is it good or not?’ If you feel it, you feel it. If not, take it away. That’s the real problem. That’s the real reason why I hate me sometimes. Especially when you are on stage. You have to stop thinking, that’s the main thing: Stop thinking when you’re playing or making music.” Dettmann II: This time it’s personal. Just make sure you don’t like the record. Emika’s second album DVA (which also means ‘two’ in Czech) is also out now on Ninja Tune Records. Marcel Dettmann will be playing the Ostgut Ton showcase at the MC Theater, Polonceaukade 5; 1014 DA, on Sunday October 20th from 18h onwards. Facebook.com/marceldettmannofficial
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Black Coffee Real Music, Real Places
To talk about Black Coffee without discussing his South African heritage is nearly impossible. The Durban born DJ, his Soulistic label and the music that he and his peers produce are all intricately connected, all accentuating the smooth, soulful, vocal house that the region is now infamous for.
role to play back home, in particular growing the sound domestically, especially with the recent launch of the Capetown Electronic Music Festival. “It’s growing. Last year in conjunction with the music we also did workshops, and we had Richie Hawtin, I think that this year it’s gonna be much bigger as well.”
The region’s style gained attention recently thanks to Resident Advisor’s Real Scenes documentary, but the nation’s house music had been gaining notoriety long before that. Black Coffee, AKA Nkosinathi Maphumulo, is very astute as to how his music will be perceived globally, “, I think we should get out of that whole underground dark thing, because it’s beautiful music,” he says, “and we need to communicate that message in the way that we market the music.”
In addition, Maphumulo is working on growing the label in his native country, “we went from being a niche market label to one of the most recognizable,” he describes, “our music is not very commercial, but we are holding our own, and we slowly are growing.”
He is within his right to be precarious of how international companies try and exploit what they’ve created, but Maphumulo’s concerns relate to the industry as a whole. “The only marketing plan is that the record labels have databases,” he insinuates, “Yes, there’s a lot of budget but no-one is out there really making sure that it represents the feel of the song itself. I think that’s a thing we are lacking.” Black Coffee’s been communicating the Soulistic sound to a global audience for many years now, this being his third performance at ADE, but for him there’s a greater
And the Resident Advisor relationship? Well, that’s still in full bloom thanks to a bountiful donation made by the music magazine to Maphumulo’s Black Coffee Foundation. “Right now we are working, as a foundation, on a project called Kwa-Thema; basically it’s a home that really needed help. We got a donation from Resident Advisor and we have now built a fence around that home, so that when the garden is up and running, they can now produce stuff for themselves and look after it.” Real scenes it seems go hand in hand, with real people. Black Coffee will be playing alongside Rancido, DJ Stat3gy and RiskSoundSystem at the Sugar Factory on Wednesday October 16th. Facebook.com/lablackcoffee
Nicolas Jaar (L), Dave Harrington
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Darkside’s rituals The downside of being an in-demand artist? Everybody wants a piece of you, literally. The Dutch national press is lined-up for Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s alias Darkside at the Amsterdam based Lloyd Hotel. The duo are answering questions round the clock concerning their new album Physic; a subtle conjunction between balearic, krautrock and Jaar’s signature spaced out and intriguing electronics. Before you started working on Physic you did a remarkable retake on the complete Daft Punk album. Why? Jaar: “There was no thought behind it; it was more out of serendipity. Dave and I sat down to listen to Get Lucky and I asked Dave: ‘Why is this so good?’ ‘Because of Nile Rodger’s guitar riff,’ he said. We put the song on Ableton and looped the part Dave said was good. And when it stayed in one chord, and didn’t do the chord progression, I was like ‘hmm, this is kind off groovy.’ I slowed it down to a tempo we are used to, like a 103 BPM or something, and I was like ‘oh shit, this is cool, this is fun. I would play this just as a loop!” [Dave laughs] Harrington: “It just felt good. We were having fun. I started playing the loops on my guitar.” Jaar: “We wanted to make the dance music we ended up not doing on Physic. We had a hilarious time sending each other the remixes. After two weeks we were done.” Dave, what about that Nile Rodger’s riff; a riff is riff, right? Harrington: “Nile Rodgers is one off the best guitar players of all time. Iconic. Why? He’s got feel and groove and funk like only five people in history. You can practice the shit out of a Bach prelude and eventually you will be able to play it but this is about feel. It’s something that happens or doesn’t, you know.” Who are the other four guitar players that are up there with Rodgers? Harrington: “Check out David Torn. He revolutionized looping by rebuilding analog technology to process his guitar live in a way that was unheard of. Taking delay pedals apart like Robert Fripp famously did with delay tapes while working with Brian Eno. There is a record that pops to my head, Presenz by David Torn. You can hear some of the most amazing guitar playing on that record.” When I first played Physic, it pulled me right in, it sets a certain mood; it demands that you listen to it in a very concentrated way.
Jaar: “That’s great, thank god, I’m happy to hear that.” Harrington laughs: “It works! Creating a mood is very important to us. Have you ever listened to Alice by Tom Waits? I’m not a huge Tom Waits fan, despite the fact that I have a huge amount of respect for him though, but it just has a mood. Put this on, and you’ll have Tom Waits, a bass and a piano player in your living room. Amazing.” Jaar: “I think the collision of Dave and I, creates a mood. We have certain things in common, or certain things we like to talk about or like to create where the intersection is real. I really want to talk about these four things and Dave wants to talks about these four things as much as I do.” Can you be more specific? Jaar: “Ok. Euhm. To me like…intensity and chaos, [looks at Dave] is that ok?” Harrington: “Ritual!” Jaar: “Ritual there we go! Intensity, chaos, ritual.” Harrington: “These are the things that we were both into before we met.” Jaar: “I hope that one day Dave and I will make an album completely based on the idea of ritual. Just the idea of doing that makes me incredibly happy. I can’t wait to do that. [Looks at Dave] And I bet he can’t either.” Harrington laughs: “Sounds great, we should archive this interview.” Jaar: “I’m very lucky to have found someone that understands that you can get that with electronic music.” People don’t get it? Jaar laughs: “Well, they say: ‘Sure Dave, we understand that you play guitar, but what the hell do you do, Nico?’ But Dave understands that I can create a ritualistic feeling with machines, just as much as I understand that he can do it with guitars and with machines and with synths. He even understands it’s OK to make a country song and put it on the album.” Harrington: “Country is a genre we both love.” Jaar: “Making music is about getting stuff out of the way. Paper Trails is one of the songs on the album that got my desire to get country music out of the way. Now I can move on.”
Physic will be out October 8 through Other People (Jaar’s new subscription label) and Matador. Darkside will play ADE @ Trouw at Concertgebouw, October 18
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C hris Liebing The Happiest Man in Techno
Almost 20 years in the game and there’s a still a big grin spreading vastly across the German producer’s pronounced face. Liebing as a DJ has been constantly evolving, changing the dynamics of his DJ sets and productions, whilst bringing in new talent to challenge our understandings of contemporary techno; so much so in 2010 the modus operandi of CLR was changed to ‘Create, Learn, Realize.’ Liebing returns to ADE again this year with his merry bunch of techno cohorts to take over Studio 80 on Friday 19th. “I love Holland,” he says, “because people seem to have this special gene of wanting to go out.” Alongside CLR regulars Tommy Four Seven and Monoloc will be Mute legend Daniel Miller, “I am very happy and proud about having Daniel Miller,” Liebing quips, “I have so much respect for this man.” So what is it that keeps the techno behemoth so happy? Well if you hadn’t have already noticed, the man is extremely, physically fit, which surely has a big part to play. Just to look at his promo shots, one can’t feel a twinge of envy at how ‘in-shape’ the 44 year-old really is. “I have realized over the last ten years that without staying fit I just could not perform the way I want to perform,” says Leibing. “Fitness has to be a priority in my life; if you don´t treat it as a priority you always have an excuse for not being able to do it.” Chris Unlimited
Running the authoritative techno imprint for almost 15 years now, Liebing has left a very damaging, permanent stamp on the musical landscape. “The evolution of my sound comes naturally,” he says when asked about CLR. Discovering and pushing key new talent through the imprint have become one of the key elements of the label. “When you are in the scene for 20 years you start to have certain views and limits and it is very important to get rid of those limitations to stay fresh and open-minded,” say Liebing, explaining his A&R style. CLR has helped forward the careers of Sigha and Tommy Four Seven; this year the label also released the impressive debut from Drumcell. “A lot of the new music done especially by young techno producers really sounds like a better version
of the techno that we had maybe 15 or 20 years ago. Things have evolved, the producers have become better, the production methods have become better and it is great to see this freshness in the scene.” Those who’ve seen Liebing in the booth will know what a brute he is with his music. Still he manages to evolve and change, his sets are as diverse as ever and the methods he uses to perform have changed immensely. “Over the past two years I have learned many new things and I do believe that my DJing and the selection of tracks, the decisions I make in each moment I DJ, have changed as well,” although he reminds us, “one majorly important thing I have learned through DJing is not to take things too seriously.” DJing, creating, learning, all these things are what make the man, but in the end it’s what is closest to home that keeps him happiest. “I stay very grounded for the simple fact that I have two beautiful little children that constantly remind me of the biggest role that I have to play in life and that is to be a good daddy and nothing else.” For the happiest man in techno, achieving balance in life is everything. “No matter in what kind of state I am, emotional or physical; when I start to listen to music it changes my whole perspective,” he explains. “For me music is a vehicle to the present moment and a vehicle to memories and feelings that I like to dwell in and I enjoy to experience, may they be melancholic or happy. Music is just one of the most important things in my life.” And after 20 years in the game he still carries on smiling. “I always think that there is something new to find, something more to do and we are just at the beginning of things, which is very exciting. I guess that´s also why I can excite others, and this makes me smile. The day I would stop smiling, people maybe would not even notice it, as it would probably be the day when I stopped DJing.” Chris Liebing is playing at Elementenstraat on October 19th alongside Tommy Four Seven, Daniel Miller, Monoloc, and Dimi Angelis among others during Chris Liebing presents: CLR. Clr.net
â€œThe day I would stop smiling, people would not even notice it, as it would probably be the day I stopped DJingâ€?
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Tom Trago The Light Fantastic Voyage Direct / Rush Hour
***** You can take Tom Trago out of the nightlife, but you can’t take the nightlife out of Tom Trago. For his third album, The Light Fantastic (the title is based on a poem by John Milton), the Amsterdam house producer sought out the silence of Veluwe’s woodland. While leaves were falling off the rain-soaked trees and the wood-burning stove regularly needed fresh supply, Trago worked on Iris’ successor. The 2011 record saw Trago experiment abundantly with song structure, inviting a variety of vocalists including the recently deceased Romanthony. Iris itself formed quite a contrast with the dance floor oriented instrumental debut Voyage Direct (2009), on which juicy disco beats, electronic keyboard funk and black house dominated. On The Light Fantastic the circle seems to close. It is a record on which Trago looks to the clubs again, with it’s raw, unpolished and remarkably plain tracks. As a DJ, Tom Trago knows about the power of omission and for the most part, vocals are lacking across most of the record. If there is any singing, it’s left for the bigger picture. Just
as on True Friends, which was released earlier this year as some kind of teaser, British soul singer Ben Westbeech and good friend San Proper sing an unlikely duet together; their voices fly through harmonizers and vocoders and become part of the rest of the instruments. You can also only consciously hear the collaborations with Makam and Steffi when you get the liner notes out; Trago is really running the show this time. The power of a simple, good idea is proven again and again, whether it’s the endlessly repeated keyboard riff in the future DJ favorite The Elite, the unexpected Christmas bell in the title track, or the monstrous bass in Jack Me. That last song is an unmistakable homage to the old school jakbeat from Chicago, and a wink to Jamie Principle and his classic Baby Wants to Ride. Eight years of producing is paying off. The Light Fantastic is Trago’s most focused album to date. A record on which his unpolished style sounds alternately sleazy, uninvolved, and seductive. Born in a cabin in the woods, but made for the dance floor.
In a different scope Tom Trago about The Light Fantastic Where does the album title come from? It’s a phrase from an old English poem (by Milton) ‘Trip the Light Fantastic.’ It stands for dancing, full of fantasy in your head. But I don’t want to explain it too much, everyone should have his or her own interpretations. Your third album reverts to your first one, Voyage Direct. Raw, unpolished club music. That was the idea. It was supposed to be closer to the first album than to the second one. I wasn’t ready yet with the edge that clung to Direct Voyage. On Iris, I worked with vocals and song structure. It was fun and educational, but I didn’t want to repeat this on The Light Fantastic. You worked together with Steffi, among others, in your cabin in the woods or in Berlin. That was when I was at the Panorama bar. Together with Cinnaman, I spent the night there and afterwards we went to work in the studio. This led to a couple of songs, including Two Together. I thought it fit into the flow of the album. The song is a bit like Use Me Again, it is just as sample-driven. Jack Me is an unmistakable homage to Chicago house, with Jamie’s Principle Baby Wants To Ride as blueprint. That’s right. I owe that song to Elke, a friend of mine. She is crazy about everything coming from Chicago, in terms of house. She kept insisting: (nagging voice) “Tom, can you please make a Chicago track. Tom, why don’t you tap a Chicago Beat?” In a nice way, though. So one day, when the other guys in my cabin had left to cut some wood I said to Elke: “You’ve got fifteen minutes now. I tap that beat and you sing.” The track was created within 15 minutes. It’s little more than a bass line and a beat. Elke stood next to the stove with the microphone. That went a bit stiff at first, but when I asked her to declare her love for Chicago, it was there in no time. In one take, even, that was pretty impressive.
What others think about Tom Trago: William Kouam - Djoko (Late Night Society)
The power of Tom is that he can bring people together. He knows how to trigger them to go just a little bit further or to try something else. When we still had our studios in the ‘Volkskrant’ building, Melon once got stuck with a track. Will!” Tom called from down the hallway, “You. Now. Vocal. Here!” Within an hour the track was finished. It just lacked a good vocal line. I think The Light Fantastic is his most solid album. Less samples, more individual character. Myra Driessen (Sugar Factory)
I remember DJ Chaos showing up with Tom in Club Panama. At that time (right after the millennium) we were organizing a very wide-ranged club night. I hired him imme-
diately. At the end of the night he was resident DJ. Tom is extremely wide ranging. From deep Detroit to sexy German techno, from simple to very layered, he can do it all. In a time where many artists are narrowing down, it’s brave that Tom remains so multifaceted. Thomas Martojo (Dekmantel)
Actually, Tom has grown with Dekmantel. He used to come to our parties when we were still in the NL, first as a visitor, soon as DJ. At that time, Tom was leaning a bit more to the house side, after having left Jimmy Woo. I think he is very good at creating a warm atmosphere, in a relaxed and pleasant way. On top of this, you can put Tom Trago anywhere, as a warm up DJ or at the closing piece. I think his best record is Lost in the Streets of NYC. The way that piano comes in halfway, wow. Yuri Cinnaman (Colors)
The Light Fantastic is a typical Tom-album. More streamlined than before, when he sometimes flew in all directions. But he found his own sound very fast. That’s what I always like about producers, you can recognize their records without knowing. He always knows how to get something very specific and playful out of synths. For me, his best record is a remix he made for High Powered Boys. I have played that one so many times in my sets, it’s crazy. Tomtrago.com
Travis Stewart is a man of many faces; yesterday he was playing in Hotflush’s Sepalcure, before that it was with Jimmy Edgar on the collaborative project JETS. Today, he’s returned as Machinedrum with whom he intends to take us on a journey with into his dreams; welcome to Vapor City.
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In Stewart’s psyche lives a world of jungle beats; an imaginarium of suspended melodies, murky vocals, and sweeping, gentile, emotive progressions of the heart. Previous outlet, Room(s) was a misanthropic, juggernaut of rave, cast against the urban backdrop of Detroit, with juke beats and a propensity for bass. The sophomore representation is wistfully more moderate and rigid within it’s dreamlike framework. Nothing will remove the urban propensity from Stewart’s aesthetic, yet this time it sounds as if he’s matured. The deeper ambience is reflective of earlier Metalheadz (Rise N Fall, Eyesdontlie), yet tracks such as Dont 1 2 Lose U and Gunshotta bring the LP into a more modern setting, with it’s UK RnB and bass themes. Vapor City is a mature landscape that combines old and new, a reverie of basslines and high tempo beats, manifested in Stewart’s fantasy world. Dan Cole
***** After a near-decade of radio silence from Fourgeaud, he has not only revived Jackson And His Computer Band, but reworked everything that people would expect from it.
Jackson & His Computer Band Glow Warp
Opener, Blow, is a melding between Air, Phoenix and T. Rex in the best way possible. Seal aligns itself to being associated with tracks by Hudson Mohawke and Rustie. It’s all still very Jackson, but not before making you want to step into the club and nod your head. Fourgeaud continues with his golden-era, glam-rock intensity with Dead Living Things and G.I. Jane (Fill Me Up). Orgysteria continues that inhale and exhale treatment, giving the listener time to breathe before the following tune, Blood Burst gives us the best gabber interpretation ever heard on Warp’s catalogue. But it’s Billy that will satisfy both casual listeners looking for something new from Warp and hardcore fans at the same time, as it strays the line between Fourgeaud’s unique production style by crushing all expectations. Within this record are flashes of his brilliance waiting to be embraced, but with that brilliance comes a sense of overt freedom to explore genres that didn’t have to be engulfed by the whims of Jackson And His Computer Band. Mitch Strashnov
Dundov’s productions take on a strikingly melodic approach, with floating ethereal, trance-like idiosyncrasies. As oppose to his singles, Dundov’s long players have always taken a more ambient, progressive inclination, bringing polyphonic colour and vibrance to his work.
Petar Dundov Sailing Off The Grid Music Man Records
Sur La Mer Avec Mon Ami, is a transparent reference to sailing and the freedom it entails. There are indisputable references to Vangelis, as the drifting notes, resonate against a light, percussive beat, brushing against the melody, as if it were the waves caressing the sides of Dundov’s boat; the beat itself falling in and out of time, highlighting the natural, imperfect frequency of nature. Cradle is a beatless, electronic arrangement built around a straightforward, replicating note progression. Spheres has a similar build, changing keys, progressing in dynamics, journeying up and down in strength like an ocean squall; it’s charm lying simply in it’s melody. Like the Adriatic, the record is calm and beautiful giving Dundov the ability to charter his boat to any direction of his choice, providing him with the ultimate freedom to compose finely tuned melodies, alter the concepts of electronic music and allow him to musically sail off the grid. Dan Cole
***** What do you get when you take three old skateboarders from Groningen and combine them with two MCs from one of the UK’s leading hip-hop acts, Foreign Beggars? Well, like the title insinuates, it’s the international, supergroup bass-act, I Am Legion.
I Am Legion I Am Legion Division Recordings
Those former skateboarders are actually The Netherland’s biggest drum & bass export Noisia, whose 2010 album Split The Album turned many ahead worldwide. Having worked with the UK vocalists on several of the album’s tracks, the pairing progressed into it’s inevitable culmination. Unlike their previous fraternizings, this record steers clear of the previous affiliations with drum & bass and dubstep and instead paints a broader picture of dark hip-hop and future bass. Moments like Sunken Submarine highlight the depth of production expertise that made the Dutch trio what they are today, whilst Farrda, a high energy hip-hop juggernaut is a clear example of their dexterity. Vulgatron and Metropolis’ dynamic interplay have also progressed, showing a higher level of acumen than ever before. I am Legion is surprisingly good, providing new flair and character to all, whilst manifesting their key attributes into a new slick, urban hip-hop outfit. With their skateboarding days far behind them, Groningen’s heavyweights have turned a new trick, creating a new style from their newly formed allegiance. Dan Cole
Syrian born Omar Souleyman and his merry band of performers have been rocking wedding parties across the Middle East since 1994. Along the way he’s managed to knock out over 500 studio and live albums, most of which he made exclusively for the married couples (who it seems illegally bootlegged them and sold them off at local markets, hence the global fame.)
Omar Souleyman Wenu Wenu Ribbon Music
Since collaborating with Björk and Damon Albarn, and after having several releases with Sublime Frequenices it now seems like no-one can get enough of the Arabian party master. His new studio album, released on Ribbon Music, home to John Maus, Black Dice et al. has been produced by the might Four Tet. However, the prolific UK producer has neither tainted nor spoilt the middle-eastern fun, only adding a chicer, full bodied gleam to the end product. From album opener, Wenu Wenu through to Warni Warni and Khattaba, the album never ceases to fail in providing an up-tempo, boisterous desert ride; a feisty up-beat journey, with energetic percussion, and near-techno driving force. It’s not an accurate representation of Syrian culture, but one which can bond different global cultures and provide a thoroughly engaging festival performance. And let’s face it, you’re not going to hear another record like this all year. Dan Cole
Konotop. No, most of us have never been there as it’s located in the Ukraine - not exactly a country known for its wild cosmic disco scene; the genre Mikhaylo Vityk excels in. He debuted in 2008 with an EP entitled Night in Konotop City. Then followed an impressive flow of releases on labels like 3rd Strike Records , Chevchenko and Coverup.
Vakula You’ve Never Been To Konotop (Selected Works 2009-2012) Firecracker Recordings
Vakula’s lush and warm style has its origins in the Chicago house era, specifically in the time of early Strictly Rhythm. His inspired keyboard playing is sometimes reminiscent of Bobby Konders and Moodymann and the unusual melodies of Vakula ‘s productions come from the same synthesizer clouds that blew over in the 80s from Germany, and did someone say Sun Ra? You’ve Never Been To Konotop is one of the most exciting and versatile albums you’ll hear this year. Deep, complex and ever surprising. An album that house, cosmic disco and pulsating dub sounds run freely. Vakula even dedicated a track to fellow Israelis Juju & Jordash with whom he shares a certiain level of creative improvisation with. Pure floor fillers one will not find on You’ve Never Been To Konotop but this rich, adventurous album will nourish the imagination in your head for months in your head. On to Konotop. René Passet
ADE festival program
Behold this yearâ€™s full program featuring just about everyone, from international EDM headliners to talent from the deepest depths of the underground, all performing against the characteristic and picturesque backdrop of Amsterdam. The city has always been one of the international clubbing capitals and recent developments in its vibrant scene are definitely adding to that status. After 25 years of dance in the Netherlands, itâ€™s save to say that the electronic music scene in the Dutch capital is a very mature yet playful and adventurous one. Check out the next pages for the full party monty.
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ADE festival program wednesday 16 17 october
ADE festival program wednesday 16 17 october
Amstelhaven 23:00 - 5:00 KrancK & IWW Munich JVW (NL) Simon Morris (NL) Bergmann (NL) Maxâge (DE) Fabian Kranz (DE) Sebastian Galvani (DE) Tickets: € 6
BARKODE 22:00 - 6:00 Unconditional ADE Special Bart van Rijn (NL) Walker & Royce (US) Nhan Solo (DE) WiLDKATS (GB) Milan (NL) Cleavage (NL) Tickets: € 13
Bitterzoet 22:00 - 3:00 Green Room ADE Special Kristof & Cursed P (NL) Lantei (NL) Jack Jameson (NL) Tickets: € 10
Café Schuim 19:00 - 1:00 7 Stars Music ADE Showcase Rodrigo Roura (MX) Assie (NL) Rick Dyno (NL) Marc JB (GB) Victoria Aitken (GB) John Norman (GB) Jennifer Cuneta (US) Frank Lamboy (US) Tickets: Free entrance
Café Struik 21:00 - 1:00 Alles Los Agency DJs & Drinks Krause (NL) Full Crate (NL) Bomb Diggy (NL) Abeltje x Onkeltje (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Chapter 21 22:00 - 3:00 Chapter 21 & Sushi Edit. present: Afro Deep ADE Special Tyson Banks (NL) Cincity (NL) Nixon Dias (NL) Mit Reyem (NL) Tickets: € 10
Club Roque 23:00 - 4:00 1.FM presents: Global Power Radio Night (Club 1 & Punch) Sugarstarr (DE) Pete Gooding (GB) Clint Maximus (GB) YoAv Arnon (IL) Tami Bibring (IL) Muzarco (IL) Amotz Tokatly (IL) Nir Shoshani (IL) Tickets: € 2
Club Underground 22:00 - 05:00 Pleinvrees & STRAF_WERK present: Stil vor Talent Oliver Koletzki (DE) Niconé & Sascha Braemer (DE) HVOB (DE) Kellerkind (CH) Tickets: € 17,50 Earlybird: € 12,50
Club Up 22:00 - 4:00 Room with a View meets Phat Elephant ADE Special Smok (FI) Si Tew (GB) Nowakowski (SE) Sahin Meyer (ZA) Dairmount (DE) Tickets: € 12,50
ClubNL 21:30 - 4:00 Showcase by Liwyn, EEMM Group, Pilot Agency, Publicity Lab, Ally and canyoufeel.it DJ Licious (BE) Beauriche (NL) Rene Amesz (NL) Funkerman (NL) Prok & Fitch (GB) The Shapeshifters (GB) Gramophonedzie (RS) Maxim Lany (BE) Tickets: Free entrance
CUE Bar 20:00 - 3:00 MJUZiEEKAL Education ADE Label Night Blacksoul (HR) Soul Avengerz (GB) Alex Ander (PT) Pray for More (AT) Paolo Barbato (IT) Reza (FI) Jay Santi (NL) Robert Feelgood (NL) Jay C (GB) The Starfuckerz (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Dansen bij Jansen 23:00 - 5:00 Dansen bij Jansen & Megaton Records presents: Megaton Records Loves Amsterdam Mightyfools (NL) Mike Hawkins (DK) Dem Slackers (NL) Pablo Oliveros (DK) Jay Cosmic (GB) Steerner (SE) Wahlstedt (SE) Tickets: € 5
DOKA 22:00 - 3:00 Animo x Bangers & Mash x Our Society present: Local Talk ADE Label Night HNNY (SE) Chesus (GB) Mad Mats (SE) Tooli (SE) Fred Everything (CA) De Sluwe Vos (NL) Tickets: € 17,50
Dvars 19:00 - 1:00 Mike Scot & Dvars present: RSR gets connect:d Random Soul (AU) Scott Diaz (GB) Dave Mayer (NL) Seb Skalski (PL) D-Reflection (NL) Dutchican Soul (NL) Matt Meler (GB) Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program wednesday 16 october
Elementenstraat 22:00 - 8:00 Dubfire presents: SCI + TEC X Warung X D.Edge Dubfire (US) Carlo Lio (CA) SHADED (Live) (US) Renato Ratier (BR) Tapesh (DE) Ricardo Albuquerque (BR) Leo Janeiro (BR) Tiga (CA) Oliver Huntemann (DE) Leozinho (BR) Tickets: € 22,50 Early Bird € 17,50
Escape Club 22:00 - 4:00 ALDA Events presents: Sander van Doorn Sander van Doorn (NL) Tickets: € 15
Gashouder 22:00 - 8:00 Awakenings Luciano & Carl Craig present: Cadenza & Planet E Lee van Dowski (CH) Valentino Kanzyani (SI)
Ernesto Ferreyra (AR) Stacey Pullen (US) Mirko Loko (CH) Nic Fanciulli (GB) Andrea Oliva (CH) Luciano (CH) Carl Craig (US) Tickets: € 32,50
Jimmy Woo 23:00 - 4:00 Dyro & Dannic present: Daftastic vs. Front of House Dyro (NL) Dannic (NL) Tickets: € 15
Little Buddha Amsterdam 19:00 - 1:00 Casseta Music & Bookings presents Alvita (NL) Kid de Luca (NL) Naffz (NL) Strijder Systeem (NL) Valtiroy (NL) Alex Sandrino (NL) Fuzzi Kittenz (US) Tickets: Free entrance
Ludwig 22:00 - 5:00 22tracks celebrates it’s 4th anniversary! Full Crate (NL) Henzel & Disco Nova (NL) Kong & Gratts (BE) NickV (FR) Tickets: Free entrance
Luminaa 22:00 - 3:00 EPM Productions presents: Soundgrooves Party Midnight Society (US) Frank Lamboy (US) Mike Ivy (US) Attila Draviczki (HU) Bass Rokwell (US) Sagia (GB) Tickets: Free entrance
Melkweg - Old Hall 19:30 - 23:30 Kraak & Smaak Album Release Kraak & Smaak (NL) Tickets: € 15 + membership
ADE festival program wednesday 16 17 october
Melkweg - Rabohall 20:30 - 5:00 Mary Go Wild: 25 years of dance in The Netherlands - Official Book Release Secret Cinema (NL) Michel De Hey (NL) Edwin Oosterwal (NL) Steve Rachmad (NL) Quazar (NL) Fierce Ruling Diva (NL) Joost van Bellen (NL) 2000 and One (NL) Tickets: € 11 + membership
Melkweg - The Max & Old Hall 23:00 - 6:00 Protocol Recordings Label Night Nicky Romero and friends Nicky Romero (NL) Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE) John Dahlbäck (SE) Don Diablo (NL) Martin Garrix (NL) Vicetone (NL) Cash Cash (US) TV Noise (NL) Nilson (NL) Vince Moogin (NL) John Christian (NL) Tickets: € 15 + membership
Odeon 23:00 - 5:00 Frameworx Music ADE Showcase Dirk Dali (NL) Vekx (NL) Sander Young (NL) Pieter Steijger (NL) Tickets: € 15
OT301 23:00 - 4:00 Sistemsiz x Orthogon Wolf ADE Special Gurney-Champion (NL) FS Green (NL) Sam Tiba (FR) Brenmar (US) Chamireaux (NL) Tickets: € 10 Doorsale: € 12
Paradiso 22:00 - 5:00 Dirty Dutch & ADE present: Chuckie Chuckie (NL) Tickets: € 25
Rain 19:30 - 4:00 Dinner & Dance Housesession & Vamos Peter Gelderblom (NL) Basti M (DE) Greg Brockmann (GB) Coqui Selection (ES) DBN (DE) D.O.N.S. (DE) Futuristic Polar Bears (GB) Jay C (GB) Jerome Robins (CA) Jesse Voorn (NL) Jochen Pash (DE) Lissat and Voltaxx (DE) Pretty Pink (DE) Reza (FI) Rio Dela Duna (FR) Tune Brothers (DE) Tickets: € 20
Studio 80 23:00 - 8:00 DJ Sneak presents: I’m a House Gangster DJ Sneak (CA) Phil Weeks (FR) D’Julz (FR) Darius Syrossian (GB) Tripmastaz (RU) De Sluwe Vos (NL) Ramon Tapia (BE) DJ W!ld (FR) Tickets: € 15
Sugar Factory 20:00 - 23:00 KiT Album Showcase KiT (NL) RBBP (NL) Tickets: € 6 Doorsale: € 9
Sugar Factory 23:00 - 5:00 Meubel Stukken, RiskSoundSystem, Soulistic Music, RT Agency present: Black Coffee & Friends Black Coffee (ZA) DJ Strat3gy (ZA) RiskSoundSystem (NL) Rancido (NL) Tickets: € 15
ADE festival program wednesday 16 october
Suzy Wong 19:00 - 23:00 We are MOON AGENCY Disfunktion (NL) Nick de Vree (NL) PURESANG (NL) Rene Kuppens (NL) Sam O Neall (NL) Stickyfingers (NL) Chelsea (NL) MC D.MC (NL) MC NAS-T (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Three Sisters Pub 20:00 - 1:00 Stereocity Records presents: Clubology Alex Millet (IT) Pagany (IT) Mirko Paoloni (IT) Niko F (IT) Francesco Cofano (IT) Alex Paoloni (IT) Danilo D’andrea (IT) Underdeep Inc (IT) Niko Deejay (IT) Massimo Russo (IT) Paola Peroni (IT) Felix (IT) Luca Fregonese (IT) Cinnamon Brown (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
TrouwAmsterdam 22:00 - 7:00 Colors - ADE Special TrouwAmsterdam: Julio Bashmore (GB) FunkinEven (GB) Kowton (GB) De Verdieping: Cinnaman (NL) Tickets: € 16 Doorsale: € 18
WesterUnie 20:00 - 4:00 Luminosity presents: Perfecto Fluoro & Friends Westerunie: Astrix (IL) John Askew (GB) Jordan Suckley (GB) Neelix (DE) Paul Oakenfold (GB) Simon Patterson (GB) Thomas Datt (PL) Westerliefde: Menno de Jong (NL) Ferry Tayle (FR) Indecent Noise (PL) John 00 Flemming (GB) Jorn van Deynhoven (DE) Tickets: € 25
Van Dyck Bar 22:00 - 04:00 Van Dyck Bar presents: The Kick-Off Apster (NL) Bobby Burns (NL) Leroy Styles (NL) Ralvero (NL) Nouveaubeats & Vince le Fin (NL) Tickets: € 10
ADE festival program wednesday Thursday 17 17october october
AIR 23:00 - 5:00 All Gone Pete Tong AIR 1: Pete Tong (GB) Skream (GB) Ben Pearce (GB) AIR 2: hosted by Moda Black: Jaymo & Andy George (GB) Unit 7 (GB) Walker & Royce (US) Shadow Child (GB) Tickets: € 19
Amstelhaven 22:00 - 10:00 Memoria Recordings Showcase ADE Special Ilario Liburni (BE) Marius Laurentiu (RO) Joey Daniel (NL) Bjorn Wolf (NL) Martinez (DK) Massimo Girardi (BE) Chris Tietjen (DE) Egal 3 vs VID (RO) Stathis Lazarides (GB) Hermanez (BE) Tickets: € 10
Amsterdam Roest 22:00 - 5:00 Joris Voorn & Matthias Tanzmann present Warehouse: Joris Voorn (NL) Scuba (GB) Breach (GB) Edwin Oosterwal (NL) Alex Neri (IT)
Room 2: Matthias Tanzmann (DE) Luna City Express (DE) Dan Drastic (DE) Kabale und Liebe (NL) Italoboyz (IT) Sable Sheep (DE) Tickets: € 25
Amsterdam Studio’s 22:00 - 7:00 UDC presents: Diynamic ADE Showcase Solomun (DE) David August (DE) H.O.S.H. (DE) DJ Phono (DE) Uner (ES) Karmon (NL) Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE) NTFO (RO) Ost & Kjex (NO) Stimming (DE) Thyladomid (DE) Adriatique (CH) Tickets: € 27,50
BARKODE 22:00 - 8:00 Nachtcollege presents: Pokerflat & Jackathon Pokerflat: Steve Bug (DE) Pokerflat & Jackathon: Heidi (DE) Martin Landsky (DE) Sierra Sam (Live) (DE) Daniel Wilde (DE) Daniel Dexter (DE) Tickets: € 15
Bitterzoet 23:00 - 4:00 Yellow Claw ADE Special Yellow Claw (NL) Tickets: € 10
Café Schuim 18:00 - 9:15 Psychedelic All Night Jay (NL) Esta Polyesta (NL) RDJ (NL) Supergroover (NL) Riches (NL) Liftshift (NL) Bionic (NL) Hux Flux (SE) Haisu (NL) Tickets: € 20 with diner € 10 without
Café Struik 22:00 - 1:00 Spooker Agency DJs & Drinks Tickets: Free entrance
Chicago Social Club 23:00 - 7:00 BACKSTAGE X ZeeZout Club: Dusky (GB) George FitzGerald (GB) Huxley (GB) Chris Julien (NL) Erik Sebastiaan (NL) Halve Soul (NL) L’Atelier (NL) LIFE on MARS (NL) Bar: KERK! (NL) Elias Mazian (NL) Tickets: € 14
ADE festival program Thursday 17 october
Club 8 22:00 - 4:00 Suntree Records / Bounce House Recordings / Clubdecoratie Steven Stone (CH) Berny (IT) DK Watts (NL) Da Sunlounge (GB) Kenny Summit US) Easy Ryan (NL) Kajan Chow (NL) Oded Nir (NL) Tickets: € 6
Club ABE 21:00 - 4:00 Golden Key - Ibiza Quinten909 (NL) TFX (NL) Tube & Berger (DE) Corey Gibbons (GB) Tickets: € 10
Club BlinQ 22:00 - 3:00 Conkrete Digital Label Night David Penn (ES) ATFC (ES) Inaya Day (US) Soul Avengerz (GB) Rob Boskamp (NL) Alfred Azzetto (IT) Pray for More (AT) Mike Newman (HU) Muzikfabrik (HU) Lauer & Canard (HU) Tickets: Free entrance
Club NYX 20:00 - 22:00 010 Bookings invites you to ADE Network Drink Tickets: Free entrance
Club NYX 22:00 - 6:00 Poesjes & Katers by Lady Bee ADE Special Room 1: Vato Gonzalez (NL) MC Tjen (NL) Skitzofrenix (NL) Dyna (NL) Kenneth G (NL) Stefan Vilijn (NL) MC Iceman (NL) Lady Bee (NL)
Room 2: GirlsLoveDJs (NL) Irwan (NL) Abstract (NL) #Melroy (NL) BIGGI (NL) Kuddedieren (NL) Kleine Dondersteen (NL) MC Steef (NL) Lady Bee (NL) Toileterette: Majin Boo (NL) Thom van Riel (NL) Iceman (DJ Set) (NL) Tickets: € 12,50
Club Roque 23:00 - 4:00 Bongo Tone and Undergroovy ADE Special Tune Brothers (DE) Jonathan Ulysses (GB) Rio Dela Duna (FR) Benny Royal (NL) Gerald Henderson (FR) Dainty Doll (DK) Juanito (FR) DJ Haro (FR) David Abarca (ES) Dj Amoroso (US) Tickets: € 2
Club Underground 23:00 - 4:00 Wolffman presents: Wethouse ADE Special Wolffman (NL) Randy Katana (NL) Dirty Dogz (US) Asino di Medico (NL) Stay C (NL) JockeyBoys (NL) Sam DeWit (NL) Sumo Hadji (NL) Mike Lachman (NL) Beautox Riot (NL) Tickets: € 5
Club Up 22:00 - 4:00 Tomorrow Is Now, Kid! X Slapfunk Records ADE Label Night Alex Salvador (NL) Samuel Deep (NL) Malin Genie (NL) Anil Aras (NL) Daan Groeneveld (NL) Tickets: TBA
ClubNL 23:00 - 7:00 Nurvous Records ADE Special Poupon (CA) Climbers (MX) Murk (US) NSFW (NL) Kraak & Smaak (NL) Nhan Solo (DE) Walker & Royce (US) Tickets: € 12,50
CUE Bar 15:00 - 20:00 Audiophile Network Party Ankytrixx (IN) Sanjay Dutta (IN) Anish Sood (IN) Bram Fidder (NL) Priyanjana (IN) Satya Hinduja (IN) Nik & Raj (IN) Tickets: Free entrance
CUE Bar 20:00 - 3:00 Rebel Bookings vs. Sweettrade Bookings ADE Special Gols (BE) Moritz (NL) DJ BEYZA (TR) Audioknob (TR) Knock (JP) Tom Dazing (BE) Hoge Toon (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Dansen bij Jansen 23:00 - 5:00 KKC & Switch Entertainment present: Kingdom In Da House D.O.N.S. (DE) StoneBridge (SE) Peter Gelderblom (NL) DJ Ralph (FR) Jesse Voorn (NL) Maurizio Inzaghi (DE) Monte Cristo (FR) Tristan Casara (FR) DJ Benjamin & French Faction (FR) Tickets: € 5
ADE festival program Thursday 17 october
De Ameland (Boat) 22:00 - 5:00 ADE Boatseries FACT & Voor Pampus Boatseries Day 1 Redshape (DE) Dense & Pika (GB) Tripmastaz (RU) Carlos Valdes (NL) Brent Roozendaal (NL) D-Ribeiro (NL) Andre Buljat (ES) Dokser (ES) Tickets: € 21,50
De Balie 23:00 - 5:00 NON Records Label Night Palmbomen (NL) Marius (BE) Antenna (RO) Magnesii (NL) Tickets: € 8 Doorsale € 10
De Overkant 19:00 - 7:00 Pleinvrees & STRAF_WERK present: ADE DEEPHOUSE SPECIAL AKA AKA & Thalstroem (DE) Oliver Schories (DE) Noir (DK) Finnebassen (NO) Laura Jones (GB) Keinemusik (DE) Adana Twins (DE) Amine Edge & Dance (FR) Monkey Safari (DE) HNQO & FABO (BR) Prunk (NL) Tickets: € 24,50
DOKA 22:00 - 4:00 New Dutch School Avatism (IT) Dario Zenker (DE) Jeremy P. Caulfield (DE) Cesare vs Disorder (DE) Frank Haag (NL) William Köster (NL) Ohrwert (NL) Tickets: € 10
Dvars 19:00 - 23:00 Mike Scot & Dvars present: Stimulated Soul ADE Label Night Lewis Ferrier (NL) Richard Earnshaw (GB) Sean McCabe (GB) Groove Assassin (GB) Pasha NoFrost (RU) J-Sax (NL) Natasha Watts (GB) Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program Thursday 17 october
Dvars 23:00 - 5:00 Mike Scot & Dvars present: iCulture Spiritchaser (GB) Audiowhores (GB) Mike Scot (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Elementenstraat 22:00 - 8:00 Loco Dice & Friends Loco Dice (DE) Guti (AR) Robert Dietz (DE) Hector (GB) Benny Rodrigues (NL) Lauhaus (NL) Anonym (US) Jeff Moore (NL) Tickets: € 27,50
Escape Club 22:00 - 5:00 ALDA Events presents: 10 years Armada - Armada Night Armin van Buuren (NL) Aly & Fila (EG) Andrew Rayel (MD) Cosmic Gate (DE) Orjan Nilsen (NO) Heatbeat (AR) Alexander Popov (RU) Tickets: Sold out
Gashouder 22:00 - 8:00 Awakenings Carl Cox presents: Pure Intec Carl Cox (GB) Dosem (ES) Marco Bailey (BE) Jon Rundell (GB) Nicole Moudaber (GB) Tomy DeClerque (SI) Tickets: € 37,50
Het Sieraad 22:00 - 05:00 Meubel stukken, Monday & RiskSoundSystem present: Objektivity meets Avotre Dennis Ferrer (US) Santé (DE) André Hommen (DE) Philip Bader (DE) Sidney Charles (DE) Tickets: € 15 Jimmy Woo 23:00 - 4:00 Jimmy Woo presents: Yours Truly ADE Special The Flexican (NL) MC Fit (NL) FS Green (NL) Tickets: € 17,50
Little Buddha Amsterdam 22:00 - 5:00 GRENADE Yves V (BE) D-Wayne (NL) Fajah Lourens (NL) DJ Jean (NL) Like Brazil (NL)
Paul C Guicherit (SR) The Gooniez (DE) Nene Dasile (NL) MC Jeany (NL) Cleyton Barros (BR) Tickets: TBA
Ludwig 22:00 - 5:00 I amtechno x Rara aves ADE Showcase Rara Aves: HDN (US) TWR72 (NL) I amtechno: On/Off (NL) La Vondél (NL) Keith Carnal (NL) Roy el Kei (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Luminaa 20:00 - 3:00 DJ-World presents: Dutch Display Modena (NL) Terence Verdier (NL) Bjorn Know-how (NL) Morinho (NL) Born To Funk (NL) DJ Q (GB) DJ Marcella (NL) Mike Lachman (NL) Rob Boskamp (NL) DJ Syllie G (NL) DJ Jeroenski (NL) Benny Royal (NL) Robbie Taylor (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program Thursday 17 october
MC Theater 22:00 - 6:00 Dekmantel ADE MC Theater - hosted by Crew Love: Soul Clap (US) Wolf + Lamb (US) PillowTalk (US) No Regular Play (US) North Sea Jazz Club: Todd Terje (NO) Prins Thomas (NO) Tickets: € 21 Early Bird € 16
Melkweg - Rabohall 22:00 - 5:00 Psyko Punkz ADE Showcase Psyko Punkz (NL) Tickets: € 15 + membership
Melkweg - The Max & Old Hall 22:00 - 5:00 Rauw, Decked Out! and Barkers present: Rauw 10 years Joost van Bellen (NL) Jackson and his Computer Band (FR) 2 Many DJs (BE) Riton (GB) NT89 (NL) Aeroplane (BE) BOT (US) Alex Metric (GB) RipTide (NL) Dubka (GB) Tickets: € 26 + membership
Odeon 22:00 - 10:00 Koekoek invites Get Physical Catz ‘N Dogz (PL) Wankelmut (DE) Steve Rachmad (NL) M.A.N.D.Y. (DE) Nils Hoffmann (DE) SIOPIS (DE) DJ T. (DE) Kate Simko (GB) Jonas Woehl (DE) Solee (DE) Tickets: € 15
ADE festival program Thursday 17 october
OT301 22:30 - 4:00 True Soldiers Productions presents: Dub Explorations - Heavyweight Edition The Illuminated (NL) Joe Nice (US) BunZer0 (BE) Tickets: € 10
Panama 22:00 - 4:00 Mark Knight presents: Toolroom Knights Mark Knight (GB) Tickets: € 15
Paradiso 23:00 - 5:00 RAM Records presents: RAM ADE Special Main Hall: Andy C (GB) Calyx & Tebee (GB) Wilkinson (GB) June Miller (NL) Loadstar (GB) Delta Heavy (GB) MC Dapper (GB) MC Dart (NL) Upstairs room: Nymfo (NL) Maduk (NL) Pamb & Harsh (NL) Sektor & Subsequent (NL) MC Swift (NL) Tickets: € 19
Rain 23:00 - 4:00 +31 Music Label Night meets Get Lucky GET LUCKY (Downstairs): Lucky Charmes (NL) Howard D (NL) Dani L. Mebius (NL) Alvita (NL) Mitchell Masters (NL) The Outsiders (NL) E-Sonic (NL) Gianni Marino (NL) Rob Lee (NL) Tom Ven (NL) Tommy Deluxe (NL) +31 MUSIC LABEL NIGHT 1 year anniversary (Upstairs): Andy Callister (NL) Awiin (NL) Tony Verdult (NL) Diephuis (NL) Robert Feelgood (NL) Tickets: € 7
Scheepsbouwloods 21:30 - 7:00 DGTL & Guy Gerber present: Wisdom of the Glove Guy Gerber (IL) Four Tet (GB) DJ Koze (DE) Martin Buttrich (DE) Lee Burridge (GB) Bill Patrick (DE) Tickets: € 22,50
Soho 21:00 - 4:00 Stereophonic and miniMarket ADE Special: Stereo/Market Alfred Azzetto (IT) Glenn Loopez (NO) Deeplomatik (PL) Ernest and Frank (ES) Peter Borg (GB) Jacob A (PL) Paolo Barbato (IT) Lineki (IT) Luca Effe (IT) Silver Ivanov (BG) Djane Koki (BU) Matthew Hoog (SI) Tickets: Free entrance
Stanislavski 23:00 - 5:00 Full Spectrum x Soepermarkt The Benelux (NL) Caïro Liberation Front (NL) Hamertje Tik (NL) Gosto (NL) Kult Kwartier (NL) DJ Moes (NL) Tickets: € 7.-
Studio 80 23:00 - 9:00 Gregor Tresher presents: Break New Soil Gregor Tresher (DE) Extrawelt (DE) Petar Dundov (HR) Patrick Siech (SE) Bram Fidder (NL) Some Chemistry (NL) Maxime Dangles (FR) Per Hammar (SE) Tickets: € 17,50
Sugar Factory 19:30 - 22:30 Plafonddienst Liar (RO) Tourist (GB) Kastle (US) Tickets: € 10
Sugar Factory 23:00 - 6:00 White Rabbit invites Off Recordings Room 1: Andre Crom (GB) Betoko (MX) Leftwing & Kody (GB) Mat.Joe (DE) Robosonic (DE) Teenage Mutants (DE) Room 2: Francesco Robustelli (NL) La Vondél (NL) Maya J (NL) ME.N.U. (NL) No Reset (NL) Tickets: € 15 Doorsale € 17
Supperclub 22:00 - 4:00 HOJA! ADE Label Night Pascal Morais (NL) D-Malice (GB) Carlos Mena (PR) Shun Tyger (FR) Kid Fonque (ZA) Jonny Miller (GB) Andy Compton (GB) Joonya T (CA) Sef Kombo (GB) Sabrina Chyld (GB) Tickets: € 12
Suzy Wong 20:00 - 1:00 Bespoke x Topbillin present: the ADE Gathering FS Green (NL) MC Fit (NL) Adje (NL) Fanny West (NL) Yung Felix (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program Thursday 17 october
Three Sisters Pub 21:00 - 3:00 Haïti Groove World Tour Mike Lachman (NL) Jack Haiti (HT) Marco Farouk (SE) Jay C (GB) Danielle Diaz (DE) Sean Finn (DE) Sugarstarr (DE) Sergio Flores (AT) Plastik Funk (DE) Jean Elan (DE) Stefan Dabruck (DE) DBN (DE) Tickets: Free entrance
Transformatorhuis 22:00 - 8:00 Schwung presents: Sleaze Records ADE Special Cari Lekebusch (SE) Gary Beck (GB) Pfirter (ES) Alex Bau (DE) Folker Zwart (NL) Hans Bouffmyhre (GB) Tickets: € 30 Early Bird € 25
TrouwAmsterdam 22:00 - 7:00 Innervisions - ADE Special TrouwAmsterdam: Konstantin Sibold (DE) Culoe De Song (ZA) Ten Walls (DE) Dixon (DE) De Verdieping: Gerd Janson (DE) Âme (DE) Recondite (DE) Alex.Do (DE) Tickets: Sold out
Undercurrent 22:00 - 7:00 ADEPT - ADE Special Shifted & Sigha (GB) Jonas Kopp (AR) Psyk (ES) Abdulla Rashim (SE) Dimi Angélis & Jeroen Search (Live) (NL) Abstract Division (NL) Tickets: € 16 Early Bird € 14
Van Dyck Bar 22:00 - 5:00 DJ-World presents: The Originals Remaniax (NL) Mike Lachman (NL) Lissat and Voltaxx (DE) Morinho (NL) Nick Fiorucci (CA) Ivan Pica (ES) StoneBridge (SE) The Cube Guys (IT) DJ’S from Mars (IT) Dirtyrockers (NL) Rob Boskamp (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Winston Kingdom 23:00 - 4:00 Groovmill presents: Lowriders Recordings ADE Showcase Arts The Beatdoctor (NL) Julien Mier (NL) FilosofischeStilte (NL) Trian Kayhatu (NL) Ruwedata (NL) Tickets: € 8
ADE festival program wednesday friday 18 october 17 october
AIR 23:00 - 5:00 Defected In The House MK (US) Nick Curly (DE) Sandy Rivera (US) FCL (BY) Noir (DK) Franky Rizardo (NL) Sonny Fodera (AU) Sam Divine (GB) Copyright (GB) Tickets: € 20
Amstelhaven 22:00 - 8:00 Kreativ ADE Showcase Eigenwijs (NL) Lucas Wouters (NL) Lumiere (NL) L’Atelier (NL) Pascal Benjamin (NL) Tijn Benedek (NL) Tim&Ties (NL) Mulla (NL) Mailman (NL) Tickets: € 10
Amsterdam Roest 22:00 - 5:00 Visionquest presents: ADE Superpleasures Warehouse: Seth Troxler (US) Benoit & Sergio (DE) Ryan Crosson (US) Shaun Reeves (DE) William Kouam Djoko (NL)
Room 2: Subb-an (GB) Adam Shelton (GB) John Dimas (GR) Boris Werner (NL) Tickets: € 25 Early Bird € 22,50
Amsterdam Studio’s 22:00 - 5:00 UDC presents: Booka Shade Live, Cristian Varela & Timo Maas Booka Shade (Live) (DE) Cristian Varela (ES) Timo Maas (DE) Butch (DE) Patrick Bodmer (M.A.N.D.Y) (DE) Radioslave (GB) Javi Green (ES) Santos (IT) Alex Dolby (IT) Santé (DE) Tickets: € 25
BARKODE 23:00 - 5:00 Sankeys ADE Special Sankeys: Darius Syrossian (GB) Enzo Siragusa (GB) The Fresh Kids: Johanna Mercker (NL) KERK! (NL) Du Chatinier (NL) Tickets: € 15
Bitterzoet 20:00 - 23:00 Paradiso & Bitterzoet present: Buraka Som Sistema Buraka Som Sistema (PT) Tickets: € 16
Bitterzoet 23:00 - 4:00 Sonic Boom - ADE Special powered by Alles Los Agency Brutuzz (NL) Gomes (NL) Swindle (GB) Slick Shoota (NO) Akkachar (NL) Guerilla Speakerz (NL) Tickets: € 12
Café Schuim 18:00 - 3:00 Schuim presents: Our Finest Residents Lady Lago (NL) Esta Polyesta (NL) M. Cecile (NL) Nandos (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Café Struik 22:00 - 3:00 Squz Agency DJs & Drinks Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program friday 18 october
Chicago Social Club 22:30 - 8:00 Systematic Recordings ADE Special Main: Marc Romboy (DE) Robert Babicz (DE) Christian Smith (SE) Martin Landsky (DE) Dusty Kid (IT) Pezzner (US) Namito (DE) Misc Agency: Kevin Arnemann (NL) Audiobirdz (NL) Mike Ravelli (NL) Tickets: € 17,50
Club 8 22:00 - 4:00 Nordic Trax / KIMCO / CIMA / Clubdecoratie Luke McKeehan (CA) Nacho Marco (ES) Kirby (FR) Gavin Boyce (IE) Christoph (GB) Kajan Chow (NL) Steef (NL) Fred Everything (CA) Tickets: € 6
Club ABE 22:00 - 5:00 What Is Your Remedy? Remedy Sessions ADE Special Mark Junior (NL) Vanilla Ace (GB) Lucien Foort (NL) MC Pryme (NL) Samir Maslo (AT) Georgio Star (NL) Jochem Hamerling (NL) Tickets: € 20
Club BlinQ 20:00 - 23:00 Beach Disco meets Bobbin Head Music Dave Mayer (NL) Husky (AU) Carl Hanaghan (GB) Tickets: Free entrance
Club BlinQ 23:00 - 3:00 Dadadam & Friends ADE Label Night Rob Boskamp (NL) Funkin Matt (NL) Junior Rogers (NL)
Motified Beats (NL) FS Green (NL) Gregor Salto (NL) Chappell (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Club NYX 23:00 - 8:00 Sandwich & CLUB 2CV present: Discotexas Picnic Night Room 1: Discotexas: Moullinex (PT) Xinobi (PT) Zimmer (FR) Da Chick (Live) (PT) 2CV (FR) The G-Team (NL) Le Fumeur (NL) Mr Mitsuhirato (PT) Room 2: by The Amazing Agency: Hey Girl Hey (US) Toileterette: Eljany (NL) Tickets: € 10
Club Roque 20:00 - 23:00 ATR 1.FM Presents: Amsterdam Trance Radio Evening Bash Las Salinas (IL) Ana Criado (NL) BeatService (EE) Susana (NL) Jorn van Deynhoven (DJ Set) (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Club Roque 23:00 - 5:00 The Sound of Tel Aviv Adam Yehiel (IL) Dr.Or (NL) Michele Mango (IL) Itai Meigners (IL) Guy Mantzur (IL) Sahar Z (IL) Tickets: € 5
Club Underground 23:00 - 5:00 Elektronik Kolektiv Dansor (NL) Christopher Ivor (DE) Petrichor (GB) Anonym (US) Tickets: € 9,99 Early Bird € 7,77
Club Up 23:00 - 5:00 Fanfare & Slave To The Rhythm Julietta (DE) Anthea (GB) ANA (DE) Ferro (NL) Tickets: € 10 Early Bird € 7
ClubNL 18:00 - 22:00 sLick! ADE Showcase & Network drink Arjun Vagale (IN) Ankytrixx (IN) Miss Melera (NL) Ant Brooks (GB) Alex Mine (IT) Anish Sood (IN) Priyanjana (IN) Tickets: Free entrance
ClubNL 22:00 - 5:00 Dance Paradise presents: Eelke Kleijn and DPM Blackbirdz (BR) Eelke Kleijn (NL) Midletoyz (BR) Tickets: € 10
CUE Bar 20:00 - 4:00 Amsterjacked vs. Lofrequency Jason Hodges (CA) Chuck Daniels (US) Sturdus (NL) Wayne Brett (GB) Tommy Largo (NL) Soul de Marin (NL) The 1200 Warriors (US) Sista Stroke (GB) Pha5e & Fürmit (NO) Menno Overvliet (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Dansen bij Jansen 23:00 - 5:00 Dansen bij Jansen presents: Animal Kingdom II ADE Special Kristof & Cursed P (NL) Sean Finn (DE) Lantei (NL) Toka (DE) Jack Jameson (NL) Two White Guys (NL) Jay Frog (DE) Tickets: €5 Doorsale € 8
ADE festival program friday 18 october
De Balie 23:00 - 6:00 Kitsuné Club Night ADE Special Big Room: Moonlight Matters (BE) Jupiter (FR) Punks Jump Up (GB) Keljet (NL) SHMLSS (NL) Salon: The Disco Bingo with Mikey Nice & Friends (NL) Tickets: € 16 Early Bird € 14
De Overkant 21:00 - 4:00 Amsterdam Live On Stage presents: ADE LIVE Bash Goldfish (ZA) Sander Kleinenberg (NL) Clean Bandit (GB) Bakermat (NL) Anton Kuertz (Live) (NL) Tickets: Sold out
Dhoem Dhaam Warehouse 22:00 - 7:00 mobilee presents: mobilee ADE Warehouse Session Pan-Pot (DE) Anja Schneider (DE) Sebo K (DE) Rodriguez Jr. (FR) Ray Okpara (DE) Tickets: € 30
DOKA 19:00 - 5:00 The Full Glass presents: Sistrum Recordings Patrice Scott (US) Amir Alexander (US) XDB (DE) Chris Mitchell (US) Johannes Volk (DE) Ocke Weeda (NL) Willem (NL) Tickets: € 20
Dvars 19:00 - 23:00 RiskSoundSystem presents: The Poppenkraam RiskSoundSystem (NL) Diephuis (NL) Sy Sez (GB) Barbara Tucker (US) Luis Radio (IT) Yass (FR) Deep House Providers (US) Mike(NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Dvars 23:00 - 5:00 Mike Scot & Dvars present: Purple Music Night Jamie Lewis (CH) Mike Scot (NL) Baz (NL) Saxy Mr. S (NL) Miss Bunty (NL) Michelle Weeks (US) Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program friday 18 october
Elementenstraat 22:00 - 8:00 Ricardo Villalobos & Friends Ricardo Villalobos (CL) Onur Özer (TR) Steve Rachmad (NL) Thomas Melchior (DE) Sonja Moonear (CH) San Proper (NL) Daan Groeneveld (NL) Alex Salvador (NL) Dorine Dorado (NL) Tickets: € 27,50 Last minute € 29,50
Escape Club 22:00 - 5:00 MTV presents: Fedde Le Grand Rocks Amsterdam Fedde Le Grand (NL) Tickets: € 20
Gashouder 22:00 - 8:00 Awakenings Richie Hawtin presents ENTER.M.NUS Joran van Pol (NL) Hobo (CA) Matador (IE) Paco Osuna (ES) Gaiser (DE) Richie Hawtin (CA) Tickets: Sold out
Heineken Hoek 22:00 - 4:00 Hardsoul Pressings and Urbana Recordings ADE Special Hardsoul (Live) (NL) Audiowhores (GB) Prok & Fitch (GB) David Penn (ES) The Cube Guys (IT) Rober Gaez (ES) Tickets: € 12,50 Doorsale € 15
Heineken Music Hall 22:00 - 6:00 Afrojack presents: Jacked Homecoming Afrojack (NL) Tickets: € 49
ADE festival program friday 18 october
Het Concertgebouw 21:00 - 23:30 /entrée presents: Trouw at Concertgebouw, hosted & recorded by Red Bull Music Academy DARKSIDE (US) Patrice Bäumel (NL) Het Nederlands Kamerorkest (NL) Henrik Schwarz (DE) Tickets: Sold out
Het Sieraad 22:00 - 05:00 Meubel stukken, Monday & RiskSoundSystem present: Soul Heaven ADE Special Kenny Dope (US) Terry Hunter (GB) Ultra Nate (NL) RiskSoundSystem (NL) Sy Sez (GB) Marly Mar (NL) Tickets: € 19,99
Jimmy Woo 23:00 - 5:00 Jimmy Woo presents: Krushgroove ADE Special The Partysquad (NL) Jaziah (NL) Illuminatie AMS (NL) Tickets: € 17,50
Kletsnat Bootrave 23:00 - 5:00 Kletsnat Boatrave Lower Deck: Jan Rudolph (DE) Yannick Robyns (DE) Matthias Puhlmann (DE) Upper Deck: Trish Former Friends (NL) Postma (NL) Robèr (NL) Tickets: € 16 Early Bird € 14
Little Buddha Amsterdam 22:00 - 5:00 Steam Music Network presents: Aras & Discotronic Night André Galluzzi (DE) Dana Ruh (DE) Marius Lehnert (DE) Alex Thomson (NL) Tickets: € 13
Luminaa 20:00 - 4:00 Mjuzieek ADE Label Night Audiowhores (GB) Jonathan Ulysses (GB) Peter Brown (NL) Jay C (GB) Coqui Selection (ES) Pray for More (AT)
Soul Avengerz (GB) Wise D and Kobe (RS) Miss Kay Dee (RS) Rob Boskamp (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
MC Theater 22:00 - 6:00 Dekmantel ADE MC Theater - Room 1: Joy Orbison (GB) Ben UFO (GB) Pearson Sound (GB) Pangaea (GB) Midland (GB) Thomas Martojo (NL) North Sea Jazz Club: Omar S (US) MM/KM (DE) Anthony Naples (US) Casper Tielrooij (NL) MC Theater - Room 2 (hosted by L.I.E.S): Ron Morelli (US) Steve Summers (US) Delroy Edwards (US) Tickets: € 23 Early bird € 18
Melkweg - Old Hall 19:30 - 22:30 The Subs The Subs (BE) Tickets: € 12 + membership
ADE festival program friday 18 october
Melkweg - The Max & Old Hall 22:00 - 6:30 Dave Clarke presents Dave Clarke (GB) Karenn (GB) Agoria (FR) Kenny Larkin (US) Boddika (GB) Jeff Rushin (NL) Nicole Rosie (NL) Estroe (NL) Mr. Jones (NL) Tickets: € 23 + membership
Melkweg - Rabohall 23:00 - 5:00 John Digweed - Bedrock ADE Showcase John Digweed (GB) Tickets: € 23 + membership
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ 22:00 - 6:00 Audio Obscura presents: ELLUM & Life and Death ADE Showcase Maceo Plex (US) Tale Of Us (IT) Clockwork (IT) DJ Tennis (IT) Danny Daze (US) Odd Parents (ES) Chateau Flight (FR)
Mind Against (DE) Plaid (GB) Job Jobse (NL) Tickets: € 35
Odeon 22:00 - 10:00 Diepzinnig: Bakermat & Bloes Brothers ADE Special Bakermat (NL) Nico Pusch (DE) Franklin Reeves (NL) Cat Carpenters (NL) Joris Delacroix (FR) Tickets: € 15
OT301 22:30 - 5:00 Basserk ADE Special Dutch Bass Bomb Diggy (NL) Maloki (GB) Fellow (NL) Schlachthofbronx (DE) BoeBoe (NL) Tickets: € 10
Panama 23:00 - 5:00 Ferry Corsten presents: Full On & Pure Trance Main room: Ferry Corsten (NL) Sied van Riel (NL) Side Room: Solarstone (GB) Giuseppe Ottaviani (IT) Tickets: € 17,50
PAND14 23:00 - 6:00 Uptempo 180+ BPM early hardcore Ouwe stijl is Botergeil Upstairs: Hyperactive-D (NL) Gabber Syndrome (NL) Faniac (NL) Apac (NL) Cut-X (DE) Xqruciator (NL) Downstairs: Enforcer (NL) Niro (NL) The Irritainer (NL) Kaycie (NL) Bazooka (DE) Ruffneck (NL) Tickets: € 12,50
ADE festival program friday 18 october
Paradiso - Upstairs room 19:00 - 21:30 Stepkids ADE Special The Stepkids Tickets: € 10 + membership
Paradiso - Upstairs room 22:00 - 22:45 Full Crate & Mar ADE Special Full Crate & Mar (NL) Tickets: € 10 + membership
Paradiso 23:00 - 5:00 Numbers x Lockdown ADE Special Main Hall: Rustie (GB) Jackmaster (GB) Martyn (NL) Spencer (GB) Presk (NL) Upstairs room: Benji B (GB) Cinnaman (NL) Mickey Pearce (GB) Tickets: € 17,50 + membership
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam 22:00 - 5:00 Hardwell presents: Revealed Hardwell (NL) Dyro (NL) Dannic (NL) Tickets: Sold out
Rain 23:00 - 4:00 Sweets House Area: DJ Jean (NL) Fajah Lourens (NL) Pascal Moreno (NL) Urban Area: Flava (NL) Franck (NL) Lorenzo (NL) Orlando (NL) Deejay Kid (NL) the freshmen (NL) D-Train (NL) Xplosion (NL) Team Rush Hour (NL) Live on Stage: RBDJAN (NL) Greengang (NL) Gio (NL) JayJay (NL) SBMG (NL) Tickets: € 10
Rhone Warehouse 22:00 - 6:00 REAKTOR // Droid Behavior: Interface 44 Drumcell (US) Audio Injection (US) Raíz (US) Luis Flores (MX) DJ Hyperactive (US) Sinfol (NL) OKTAform (US) Tickets: € 20
Scheepsbouwloods 19:00 - 7:00 DGTL & Jamie Jones present: Paradise Jamie Jones (GB) Âme (DE) The Martinez Brothers (US) Infinity Ink (GB) Richy Ahmed (GB) Russ Yallop (GB) wAFF (GB) Tickets: € 29,50
Soho 22:00 - 4:00 DJ-World presents: De Speel-tuin (The Play-Ground) DJ Damza (NL) Raphaella Brown (NL) DJ Stennis (NL) Djane Pretty Pink (DE) Jeroen Post (NL) Rob Boskamp (NL) DJ Q (US) DJ Ignacio Raalte (NL) Bruze D’angelo (NL) Mike Lachman (NL) Sean Finn (DE) Toka (DE) Stay C (NL) Jay Frog (DE) DJ Syllie G (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program friday 18 october
Stanislavski 22:30 - 5:00 Faze Magazine presents: MEANWHILE ADE Special Rotonde: Homework (NL) Prunk (NL) Tapesh (DE) Timo Maas (NL) The Man With No Shadow (NL) Juan Sanchez (NL) Cox: Camiel Daamen (NL) Samuel Dan (ES) ONNO (NL) Hermanez (BE) Mirella Kroes (NL) Egal 3 (RO) Tickets: € 12,50
Studio 80 23:00 - 7:00 2000 and One, Monika Kruse and Daniel Sanchez present you: 100% Pure X Terminal M X Bla Bla 2000 and One (NL) Monika Kruse (DE) Daniel Sanchez (NL) Jay Lumen (HU) Piemont (DE) Andhim (DE) Macronism (IT) Sleepy & Boo (US) Tickets: € 17,50
Studio/K 22:00 - 4:00 Vunzige Deuntjes Indoorfestival ADE Special Lee Millah (NL) Jack Jameson (NL) Tickets: € 8
Sugar Factory 20:00 - 23:00 Baskerville Kickoff Album Tour Baskerville (NL) Just Regular Guys (NL) Olaf Stuut (NL) Tickets: € 10
ADE festival program friday 18 october
Sugar Factory 23:00 - 6:00 MN2S presents: Kerri Chandler and friends Kerri Chandler (US) Shonky (FR) Apollonia (FR) Dyed Soundorom (FR) Dan Ghenacia (FR) Tickets: € 15
Supperclub 22:00 - 4:00 SubTone presents: ATJAZZ & Friends Jullian Gomes (ZA) Atjazz (GB) Osunlade (US) Jullian Gomes (ZA) Si Tew (GB) Brothers in Harmony (NL) DJ Tipz (GB) TrueSelf (GB) At One (GB) Pascal Morais (NL) Kid Fonque (ZA) Magic Number (GB) Peacey (GB) Kyri R2 (GB) Tickets: € 15
The Sand 22:00 - 6:00 DAVID GUETTA ADE Special David Guetta (FR) Chuckie (NL) Showtek (NL) Tickets: TBA
Three Sisters Pub 22:00 - 3:00 Winter Edition LatinXperience Wolffman (NL) DJ Q (GB) D-Guan (NL) Mell Tierra (NL) Jason Brooks (US) Mike Lachman (NL) Javi Mula (ES) Rob Boskamp (NL) D-Rashid (NL) DJ’S from Mars (IT) Tickets: Free entrance
TrouwAmsterdam 22:00 - 7:00 Clone x Delsin x Rush Hour - ADE Special TrouwAmsterdam: Antal (NL) Xosar (NL) Serge (NL) Tom Trago (NL) Gerd (NL) KiNK (BG) De Verdieping: Delta Funktionen (NL) Alden Tyrell (NL) Conforce (NL) Legowelt (NL) A Made Up Sound (NL) Tickets: € 18 Doorsale € 20
Van Dyck Bar 22:00 - 5:00 Dirty House ADE Special Vato Gonzalez (NL) La Fuente (NL) Skitzofrenix (NL) Dyna (NL) Stefan Vilijn (NL) Kenneth G (NL) MC Tjen (NL) Tickets: € 12,50
WesterUnie 22:00 - 9:00 Click ADE Special Click presents: AD Bookings, Souvenir & Wilde, Hey! & Freude am Tanzen, Idoubleyou 10 years AD Bookings: The Advent (GB) Steve Rachmad (NL) Industrialyzer (ES) Shinedoe (NL) Heiko Laux (DE) Warren Fellow (NL) David Alvarado (US) Wouter de Moor (NL) Marko Nastic (RS) Souvenir & Wilde: Noir (DK) Tiefschwarz (DE) Acid Washed (FR) Chris Wood (DE) Meat (DE) Bella Berlin (DE) Kenny Leaven (DE)
Hey! & Freude am Tanzen: Michel De Hey (NL) Mathias Kaden (DE) Douglas Greed (DE) Mulder (NL) Rauwkost (NL) Nick Curly (DE) I doubleyou: ISIS (NL) Stefano Richetta (NL) Erin (NL) Daniel Zuur & Florian Wolff (Live)(NL) Egbert Jan Weeber (NL) Tickets: € 25
Winston Kingdom 00:00 - 5:00 Full Spectrum presents: Making Waves H-SIK (CI) Liar (RO) Seven League Beats (NL) DJ DNS (NL) David Douglas (NL) J-Dane (NL) Tickets: € 8
Ziggo Dome 22:00 - 7:00 Heineken Starclub presents: Tiësto & Calvin Harris Tiësto (NL) Calvin Harris (GB) Danny Avila (ES) MOTi (NL) Punish (NL) Tickets: Sold out
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
A’dam-Rijnkanaal 17:00 - 23:00 Een Zware Dobber ADE Special KlangKuenstler (DE) She’s Kim (NL) Majorie (NL) Lidewij (NL) Tickets: € 15
AIR 5:30 - 14:00 FORMAT & Octopus Recordings present: After Hour ADE Special Juan Sanchez (NL) Sian (ES) Ambivalent (US) Kevin Arnemann (NL) Frank Haag (NL) Mirella Kroes (NL) Tickets: € 8 Doorsale € 12
AIR 23:00 - 6:00 We Love & Future Disco present: We Love Amsterdam ADE Special AIR 1: hosted by Snowbombing: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set) (GB) Benoit & Sergio (DE) Cajmere (US) Duke Dumont (GB) AIR 2: hosted by Future Disco: Greg Wilson (GB) PBR Streetgang (GB) Sean Brosnan(GB) Matty J (US) Tickets: € 20
Amstelhaven 23:00 - 10:00 Tettero presents: Techno Taverna meets Lola ED Tettero (NL) Stassy (DE) John Dimas (GR) Terence Terry (FR) And.Id (GR) Jef K (FR) Chris Carrier (FR) Tickets: € 10
Amsterdam Convention Factory 22:00 - 7:00 [IN]COGNITO Ben Sims (GB) Oscar Mulero (ES) Mr. G (GB) Planetary Assault Systems (GB) Reeko (ES) Darko Esser (NL) Mirella Kroes (NL) Doka (NL) Nathan Surreal (NL) Jan van der Lugt (NL) Tickets: € 17,50
Amsterdam RAI 22:00 - 7:00 Amsterdam Music Festival - DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show Alesso (SE) Armin van Buuren (NL) Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE) Fedde Le Grand (NL) Hardwell (NL) Steve Angello (SE) Sunnery James (NL) Ryan Marciano (NL) W&W (NL) Tickets: € 49,50
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
Amsterdam Roest 22:00 - 5:00 NGHTDVSN presents: Fields Warehouse: Max Cooper (GB) Minilogue (SE) Fairmont (CA) Gabriel Ananda (DE) Some Chemistry (NL) Room 2: Arjuna Schiks (NL) Einmusik (Live) (DE) Aril Brikha (SE) Satori (NL) Zwaan (NL) Tickets: € 25
Amsterdam Studio’s 22:00 - 7:00 UDC presents: The Harder Styles of EDM Hardstyle area: F8trix (NL) Zany (NL) Wildstylez (NL) The Prophet (NL) Deepack (NL) Endymion (NL) MC DV8 (NL) Raw Hardstyle area: Chain Reaction (NL) Thera (NL) Titan (NL) Prefix & Density (NL) Delete (AU) Kold Konexion (NL) Re-volt (NL) Blackburn (NL) MC Da Syndrome (NL) Hardcore area: Evil Activities (NL) Promo (NL) The Darkraver (NL) Ruffneck (NL) Kasparov (NL) Catscan (NL) D-Passion (NL) Omi (ES) Tickets: € 27,50
BARKODE 12:00 - 21:00 Different is Different meets Torque Records ADE Showcase A. Mochi (Live) (JP) Tom Hades (BE) Drumcomplex (DE) Roel Salemink (NL) South District (NL) Folker Zwart (NL) Angel Alanis (US)
Rolf Mulder (NL) Masahiko Ueda (JP) DJ Snoop (BR) Greencross (BR) Tickets: € 10 Doorsale € 12
BARKODE 22:00 - 9:00 Magnum Bookings, DJ Mag Spain & Click Alex Under (ES) Uner (ES) Remy (NL) Wouter de Moor (NL) Stefano Richetta (NL) Amo & Navas (ES) Cristian Varela (ES) D.Low (ES) Fabrizio Maurizi (IT) Ismael Rivas (ES) Los Suruba (ES) Einmusik (Live) (DE) Delicatesse (NL) Tickets: € 15
Bitterzoet 23:00 - 4:00 SFFRMKRS present: SFFRVOL ADE Special DJ Cream (NL) Snelle Jelle (NL) Abstract (NL) Rachel Green (NL) Tickets: € 10
Café Schuim 18:00 - 3:00 Schuim presents: Cosmic Disco Records ADE Label Night Zweistein (NL) Jon Billick (US) Brian Morse (US) Pushkatin & Mills (US) Gino Lightner (NL) Adjust (NL) Diablo (NL) Hepcat (NL) One D (ES) Tickets: Free entrance
Chicago Social Club 23:00 - 7:00 Verknipt presents: Suara ADE Special Verknipt presents: Coyu (ES) Riva Starr (IT) Pirupa (IT) Jay Lumen (HU) Ramiro Lopez (ES)
2nd Room: WNDWLCKRS (NL) Deep ‘n Disco Boys (NL) Kevin Duane (NL) Alexander Valentyn (NL) John Steel (NL) Piotr & Zhan (NL) Tickets: € 17,50 Early Bird € 15
Club 8 22:00 - 4:00 Soulfully Yours / Fiasco Events / Clubdecoratie Tommy Largo (NL) Menno Overvliet (NL) Funktransplant (NL) Chris Calculus (NL) Jiff (NL) Kingsize (NL) Youri (NL) Ed Marco (GB) MarcoLoco (ES) Jason Hodges (CA) Chuck Daniels (US) Lance & Donny (NL) Blacksoul (HR) Tickets: € 6
Club ABE 21:00 - 4:00 METRO ADE Special Main: Special Mike (NL) Snelle Jelle (NL) Kuddedieren (NL) Rob Black (NL) Monte Christo (NL) Weslo (NL) Hitmeister D (NL) Childsplay (NL) MC Dan Stezo (NL) Bar: The Voyagers (NL) Backstabbers (NL) Sheila Hill (NL) Quinten909 (NL) Tickets: € 20
Club BlinQ 20:00 - 22:00 DJ-World presents: Soulfull Music and Sexy House Dave Doyle (GB) Mark di Meo (IT) Rightside (IT) Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
Club BlinQ 22:00 - 3:00 Big Boss Records presents: Legendary DJ Ignacio Raalte (NL) Bruze D’angelo (NL) Quinten de Rozario (NL) Javi Mula (ES) Fajah Lourens (NL) D.O.N.S. (DE) Terri B (US) Jason Brooks (US) Peter Gelderblom (NL) Rob Boskamp (NL) Laura Boskamp (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Club Roque 23:00 - 5:00 KKC & Switch Entertainment present: Dos or Die Darude (FI) D.O.N.S. (DE) Daniel Wanrooy (NL) Peter Gelderblom (NL) Mathieu Bouthier (FR) Maurizio Inzaghi (DE) Futuristic Polar Bears (GB) Monte Cristo (FR) Tristan Casara (FR) DJ Benjamin & French Faction (FR) Tickets: € 5
Club Underground 22:00 - 5:00 Club Underground & Wemusic Company presents: Urban Legends vs. Urbanology ADE Special N-DY (SR) Jerry Foxx (NL) Freddy Moreira (NL) Ross & Iba (NL) Dewinos (NL) Lenny Ryan & Rayen Panday (NL) Menace (NL) El Georgio (NL) Tickets: € 10
Club Up 22:00 - 5:00 Wavefiles, Club Up and Obey presents: Wavefiles x Obey Radio ADE Special Club Up: fLako (GB) Samiyam (US) STWO (FR) Jameszoo (NL) Vincent-Paolo (NL) Jarreau Vandal (NL) Liar (RO) ROAM (US) Blaxton (NL) De Kring: TNO Soundsystem (NL)
Urvinho & Faya (NL) MAYO (NL) Lantei (NL) Gurney-Champion (NL) Bonne Reijn (NL) Tickets: € 12 Doorsale € 15
ClubNL 22:00 - 5:30 Club NL invites Hurly Burly & Lost and Found Recordings Guy Mantzur (IL) Sahar Z (IL) Fady Ferraye (NL) Johnny de Mol (NL) Guy J (IL) Tickets: € 10
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
CUE Bar 20:00 - 4:00 Sounds R Us Recordings ADE Showcase Tom Hades (BE) Steve Mulder (NL) Drumcomplex (DE) Roel Salemink (NL) Ozan Kanik (NL) W&DY (NL) M.R.T.N. (SE) Analog Effect (NL) Rod B (US) Tickets: Free entrance
Dansen bij Jansen 23:00 - 11:00 All Nighter & After: Pressurize Nonak Ynnos (NL) Folker Zwart (NL)
Kid Mistik (IS) Don Ruijgrok (NL) TrashBounce (NL) Tickets: € 7,50 After 5:00 € 5
De Ameland (Boat) 22:00 - 5:00 ADE Boatseries FACT & Voor Pampus Boatseries Day 2 Chez Damier (US) Mike Shannon (CA) Amir Alexander (US) Tenpa (NL) Jorge Spencer (NL) DJ Herr (ES) Sirena (NL) Zoran Pillay (NL) Tickets: € 21,50
De Balie 22:00 - 7:00 Exploited ADE Label Night Adana Twins (DE) Doctor Dru (DE) Shir Kahn (DE) Homework (NL) Claptone (DE) Round Table Knights (CH) Kyodai (DE) Joyce Muniz (AT) Cocolores (DE) The Mekanism (FR) Leftwing & Kody (GB) Tickets: € 17,50
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
Desmet Studio’s 22:00 - 5:30 FAUL Productions and Mystic Garden present: Deeperfect ADE Special Stefano Noferini (IT) Mr Bizz (IT) Macronism (IT) Hollen (IT) Tickets: € 15
DOKA 23:00 - 5:00 3 Years Lumberjack in Hell Maurice Fulton (GB) Kon (US) Rahaan (US) Tickets: € 15
Elementenstraat 22:00 - 8:00 Chris Liebing presents: CLR Chris Liebing (DE) Tommy Four Seven (DE) Monoloc (DE) Dimi Angelis (NL) Juan Sanchez (NL) Jasper Wolff (NL) Maarten Mittendorff (NL) Tickets: € 27,50 Last minute € 29,50
Escape Club 22:00 - 08:00 Sidney Samson ADE Takeover Sidney Samson (NL) Tickets: € 20
Dvars 19:00 - 23:00 Mike Scot & Dvars present: Taste The Music Label Night Loui & Scibi (PL) Groove Cocktail (PL) Deeplomatik (PL) Twins Of Sound (PL) Jacob A (PL) Tickets: Free entrance
Gashouder 22:00 - 8:00 Awakenings Adam Beyer presents: Drumcode Joel Mull (SE) Ida Engberg (SE) Adam Beyer (SE) Alan Fitzpatrick (GB) Joseph Capriati (IT) Len Faki (DE) Tickets: Sold out
Dvars 23:00 - 5:00 Mike Scot & Dvars present: Housecall Grant Nelson (GB) Shane D (ZA) Martin Ikin (GB) Mike Scot (NL) Soulmagic (DK) Tickets: Free entrance
Het Sieraad 22:00 - 5:00 Meubel stukken, FUSE & RiskSoundSystem present: O.W.A.P. INTIEM ADE Special The StarStudded SuperSound Arena: Todd Terry (US) Dimitri (NL) RiskSoundSystem (NL) Miss Bunty (NL)
The Glamour Garage Glitz Experience: Terry Hunter (US) Luis Radio (IT) Kenny Bobien (US) Kid Sublime (NL) Tickets: € 29,29
Hotel Arena 23:00 - 8:00 I amtechno Invites: The Trianglerecord & 1.53.1 Kaiserdisco (DE) Mark Broom (GB) Uto Karem (IT) Michele Pinna (IT) Mr Bizz (IT) Gaetano Parisio (IT) Nima Khak (SE) Patrick Siech (SE) Ray Kajioka (DE) Nihad Tule (SE) Jesper Dahlbäck (SE) Keith Carnal (NL) Roy el Kei (NL) On Off (NL) Max Coseglia (GB) Tickets: € 19
Jimmy Woo 23:00 - 5:00 Jimmy Woo, Steel Artistmanagement & CLV present: Beasts ADE Special Mitchell Niemeyer (NL) Delivio Reavon & Aaron Gill (NL) Tickets: € 17,50
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
Little Buddha Amsterdam 17:00 - 3:00 Meet & Eat with Mainground and Adapt Recordings BELOCCA (NL) Jørgensen (NL) Marco Lys (IT) Diavlo (GB) Gabriel & Castellon (NL) Erick Eerdhuizen (NL) Tickets: € 10 (3 course dinner € 35 )
Ludwig 22:00 - 5:00 Mo Manager presents: Amsterdam Amsterdam Beesmunt Soundsystem (NL) SirOJ (NL) Jeff Solo (NL) Vic Crezee (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Luminaa 16:00 - 20:00 Consistent Records Meet and Greet Arthur van Dyk (NL) Daniel Williamsen (NL) Magnify (US) Tickets: Free entrance
Luminaa 20:00 - 4:00 Re:introduction Urban Sound of Amsterdam Mauri Morel (NL) MadDog Milano (NL) DJ Glenn B (NL) DJ Bono (NL) Mike Lachman (NL) Rishi Bass (NL) DJ Ignacio Raalte (NL) Bruze D’angelo (NL) Lindo Martinez (NL)
Nick Fiorucci (CA) Javi Mula (ES) B-Funky (NL) Jason Brooks (US) Bass Robbers (NL) Rob Boskamp (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
MC Theater 22:00 - 6:00 Dekmantel ADE MC Theater / North Sea Jazz Club: Nina Kraviz (RU) Makam (NL) Bicep (GB) Dekmantel Soundsystem (NL) North Sea Jazz Club: Moodymann (AR) Vakula (UA) Tickets: € 23 Early bird € 18
ADE FESTIVAL PROGRAM SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER
Melkweg - The Max & Old Hall 7:00 - 17:00 Breakfast Club ADE Special Mathew Jonson (CA) Minilogue (SE) Prosumer (DE) Levon Vincent (US) Convextion (US) Fred P (US) Third Side (DE) Abdulla Rashim (SE) I-F (NL) Mr Ties (DE) Awanto3 (NL) Steven Pieters (NL) Khalil (NL) Tickets: € 23 + membership
Melkweg - Old Hall 19:30 - 22:00 Omar Souleyman Omar Souleyman (SY) Tickets: € 16 + membership
Melkweg - Rabohall 22:00 - 10:00 Electric Deluxe Speedy J (NL) ROD (NL) DVS1 (US) Lucy (DE) Black Asteroid (US) Sawlin & Subjected (DE) Giorgio Gigli (IT) Tickets: € 16 + membership
Melkweg - The Max & Old Hall 22:00 - 5:00 Noisia Invites I Am Legion (NL/GB) Kill The Noise (US) Neosignal (DE) Alix Perez (GB) The Upbeats (NZ) Black Sun Empire (NL) Carvar & Clock (US) Annix (GB) Samiyam (US) Fre4knc (NL) Mik (NL) Tickets: € 17 + membership
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ 12:00 - 8:00 Club Sandwich presents: Club Sandwich ADE Special Lunch Box: Aeroplane (BE) Colourizon Deck: Miss Melera (NL) Tickets: € 20 Early Bird € 15
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ 23:00 - 6:00 Hed kandi ADE Special Sam Cannon (GB) Carl Hanaghan (GB) Phil Faversham (GB) Steven Quarre (NL) Eiblin (GB) John Jones (GB) Hed Kandi (Live) (GB) Tickets: € 30 Late bird € 35
Odeon 22:00 - 10:00 Tour D’Amsterdam invites Half Baked ADE Special Cassy (AT) Greg Brockmann (GB) Robin Ordell (GB) Tickets: € 15
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
OT301 21:00 - 5:00 RTFKT.NET Night ADE Special David Douglas (NL) Portable Sunsets (US) Kelpe (GB) Throwing Snow (GB) Applescal (NL) Tickets: € 10
Panama 23:00 - 5:00 Hernan Catteneo vs. Nick Warren ADE Special Hernan Cattaneo (AR) Nick Warren (GB) Tickets: € 17,50
PAND14 23:00 - 23:00 24 uur is ons Motto! Knobs (IT) Kid Mistik (IS) Daniela Haverbeck (CL) South District (NL) Minnow (NL) Souris (NL) ONN (NL) Barbara Ford (NL) Paul Laurens (NL) Drum Tone (NL) Ringo (Live) (NL) Oberkindt (NL) Martijn Reede (NL) Sinfol (NL) Jae Sifre (NL) Tickets: € 10
Paradiso - Main Hall 23:00 - 5:00 DJ Shadow hosted by Riff Raff ADE Special DJ Shadow (US) Machinedrum (US) Know V.A. (NL) Tickets: € 16
Paradiso - Upstairs Room 23:00 - 5:00 Field Records ADE Showcase ESHU (NL) Orgue Electronique (Live) (NL) Metropolis (Live) (US) Tickets: € 16
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
Rain 23:00 - 4:00 Tribal Pulse Boom Merchant (GB) Deepfunk (MT) Acidulant (MT) Pole Folder (BE) Sonic Union (SE) Khen (IL) Planet Arm (GB) Tickets: € 8
Rhone Warehouse 22:00 - 7:00 These Guys with LittleBig Artists ADE Special Jimmy Edgar (US) Objekt (DE) Call Super (GB) TR\ER (Truss & Tessela) (GB) Truss (aka MPIA3) (GB) Tessela (GB) Clouds (GB) Clairvoyance (NL) Kowloon Odyssey (HK) Tickets: € 20 Early Birds € 15
Scheepsbouwloods 22:00 - 7:00 DGTL & Kompakt present: 20 Years of Kompakt Gui Boratto (BR) Pachanga Boys (DE) Kölsch (DK) Michael Mayer (DE) Elekfantz (BR) CoMa (US) Saschienne (DE) Tickets: Sold out
Soho 22:00 - 4:00 Big Boss Records & Happy Kids Productions present: Happy People, Dirty Dolls Viva la Diva (NL) DJ Made in June (NL) MC Divine (NL) MC Auxs (NL) Lupe (NL) DJ Stennis & SNDR (NL) Awiin (NL) Ferry de Ruiter (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Stanislavski 20:00 - 5:00 Sober Invites... Moods (NL) Demouche (NL) Alamaison (NL) E.Motion (NL) Post (NL) Timeaux (DE) Ben Fresh (NL) Bluntspeakers (NL) Dani H. (NL) Shobba (NL) Tickets: € 20 Early Bird € 15
Studio 80 23:00 - 12:00 Watergate presents: Watergate X Suol Watergate: Mystery guest Mathias Kaden (DE) Marco Resmann (DE) Ruede Hagelstein (DE) La Fleur (SE) Matthias Meyer (DE) Suol: Chopstick & Johnjon (DE) Daniel Bortz (DE) Chasing Kurt (DE) Tom Ruijg (NL) Sven von Thülen (DE) Tickets: € 17,50
Studio/K 23:00 - 8:00 Cartel & VBX Collaboration ADE Special Cartel: Tyree Cooper (US) Mark E (GB) De Sluwe Vos (NL) Steven Pieters (NL) Khalil (NL) Samuel Deep (NL) VBX: Hold Youth (FR) Point G (FR) Makcim (NL) Molly (FR) Ferro (NL) Tickets: € 15
Sugar Factory 19:30 - 22:30 Plafonddienst Robot Koch (DE) Julien Mier (NL) Rangleklods (DK) Tickets: € 10 Doorsale € 12,50
Sugar Factory 23:00 - 5:00 Plantage13 presents: Herzblut Recordings ADE special Room 1: Stephan Bodzin (DE) Florian Meindl (DE) Oxia (FR) Nicolas Masseyef (FR) Room 2 by Manual Music: Paul Hazendonk (NL) Qbical (NL) Noraj Cue (NL) Blake Sutherland (CA) Sonic Union (SE) Olaf Stuut (NL) Tickets: € 15
Supperclub 00:00 - 6:00 Monday & Hoja present: Tribe Offering Kristel Morin (GB) Pascal Morais (NL) Boddhi Satva (ZA) Zepherin Saint (GB) Marly Mar (NL) Nathan Adams (GB) Manoo (FR) Tickets: € 12
The Sand 22:00 - 5:00 Ace Agency presents: Kings of Ace ADE 2013 Mystery guest Angger Dimas (ID) Apster (NL) Baggi Begovic (NL) Billy the Kit (NL) Bassjackers (NL) Bobby Burns (NL) Chocolate Puma (NL) Franky Rizardo (NL) Jaziah (NL) Leroy Styles (NL) Martin Garrix (NL) Mitch Crown (NL) Quintino (NL) Ralvero (NL) Shermanology (NL) Tickets: € 22,50
ADE festival program saturday 19 october
Three Sisters Pub 22:00 - 3:00 R.M.X.D., Nineties and Nixties present: Back on Track Morinho (NL) Mark van Dale (NL) DJ Jurgen (NL) DJ Jose (NL) The Shrink (NL) Mike Lachman (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
TrouwAmsterdam 22:00 - 7:00 Resident Advisor - ADE Special Sandrien (NL) Peter Van Hoesen (BE) Rødhåd (DE) Young Marco (NL) Motor City Drum Ensemble (DE) DJ Sprinkles (US) Mr Ties (DE) Tickets: € 20 Doorsale € 22
Van Dyck Bar 22:00 - 5:00 Young Gunz ADE Special Firebeatz (NL) Julian Jordan (NL) Mark Junior (NL) Schella (NL) MC Jollygood (NL) Jaz von D (NL) Tickets: € 10
WesterUnie 8:00 - 14:00 Click & Labyrinth presents: Flying Circus & Moon Harbour morning sessions Moon Harbour: Matthias Tanzmann (DE) Luna City Express (DE) Marco Faraone (IT) Sable Sheep (DE) Flying Circus: Audiofly (GB) M.A.N.D.Y. (DE) Ultrasone (BE) SIS (DE) Tickets: € 17,50
WesterUnie 22:00 - 7:00 Loveland ADE Room 1: Fire!: Maetrik (US) Magda (PL) Maya Jane Coles (GB) Melon (NL) Room 2: Mistakes Music: Joachim Pastor (FR) Pig & Dan (ES) Sébastien Léger (FR) Technasia (FR) Room 3: GEM Records: D-Nox & Beckers (DE) Egbert (Live) (NL) Pan-Pot (DE) Remy (NL) Secret Cinema (NL) SQL (NL) Room 4: NEST: Compuphonic (BE) Nicolas Matar (US) Spirit Catcher (BE) Tickets: € 39
Winston Kingdom 00:00 - 5:00 Full Spectrum presents: Shit is Bangin’ DJ DNS (NL) DJ EZD (NL) Turne (NL) Jane Doe (NL) Diggy Dex (NL) Tickets: € 7
ADE festival program sunday 20 october
AIR 23:00 - 5:00 Enter Dexter, E&A and AIR present: Birdhouse ADE Special Dismantle (GB) FS Green (NL) SirOJ (NL) Hayzee (NL) Monte Christo (NL) MC Fit (NL) Tickets: € 13 Doorsale € 18
BARKODE 9:00 - 20:00 Smallville x Odd Fantastic Smallpeople (DE) Christopher Rau (DE) Moomin (DE) Genius Of Time (SE) Hrdvsion (CA) Octo Octa (US) Tickets: € 13 Doorsale € 15
BARKODE 22:00 - 4:00 Deep House Amsterdam presents: Needwant Records Mario Basanov (LT) Ejeca (FR) The Mekanism (FR) Sean Brosnan (GB) Jay West (AR) Prunk (NL) Tickets: € 15
Café Schuim 16:00 - 1:00 Jazzamusica Mulat (NL) Cowpunk (NL) Mono Archief (NL) Skanga (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
Club Roque 23:00 - 4:00 EPM Productions and Club Roque present: Gayminded! Veering (NL) BE-Rik (NL) Mally Clark (NL) Devotion (NL) Marga Margaret (NL) Dj Didier GUTXI (NL) Xavier J (DE) Moog (NL) ManMachine (NL) Michiel Bouwens (NL) Pietro Macaluso (ES) Carlos Dali (US) Tickets: € 2
Club Up 22:00 - 4:00 Wolf Music Recordings Label Night Frits Wentink (NL) Detroit Swindle (NL) Medlar (GB) KRL (GB) Greymatter (GB)
Matt & Stu (GB) Session Victim (DE) Tickets: € 17,50
ClubNL 20:00 - 3:00 The Sessions & Two Point Zero Agency: ADE Showcase Yoram (NL) Lola Palmer (UA) Pete Gooding (GB) C-Jay (NL) Dave Seaman (GB) Tickets: € 10
CUE Bar 15:00 - 3:00 The Last Dance ADE 12 hour Special Kasey Taylor (AU) Daktari (NL) G.A.B.Y. (NL) Steph Yeah (AU) Matt Tako (NL) Jerry (NL) Andy Clarke (GB) Carma (NL) Rubzman (NL) Nova Caza (NL) DJ K (NL) Wndlrs (Live) (NL) Patrice van den Berg (NL) DJ Lady Ace (NL) Tickets: Free entrance
ADE festival program sunday 20 october
Dvars 19:00 - 1:00 Mike Scot & Dvars present: We Love Italian DJs Luis Radio (IT) Souldynamic (IT) Davide Fiorese (IT) Gigi Testa (IT) Walterino (IT) Tickets: Free entrance
Elementenstraat 22:00 - 8:00 Welcome To The Future presents: Laurent Garnier Laurent Garnier (FR) Karotte (DE) Quazar (NL) Olivier Weiter (NL) The Man With No Shadow (NL) Musclefarm (NL) Victor Coral (NL) Tickets: € 27,50 Last minute € 29,50
Escape Club 22:00 - 05:00 Roger Sanchez presents: Stealth! Roger Sanchez (US) Kenny Dope (US) Tickets: € 15
Gashouder 19:00 - 1:00 Fritz Kalkbrenner (Live) Sick Travellin’ World Tour Meggy (DE) Chopstick & Johnjon (DE) Fritz Kalkbrenner (DE) Tickets: € 25
Jimmy Woo 23:00 - 4:00 Jimmy Woo, Steel Artistmanagement & Eclectic Eleven present: Fantastic ADE Closing Party Waxfiend (NL) Tickets: € 15
Little Buddha Amsterdam 21:00 - 1:00 HTC ADE Special Bobby Burns (NL) Baggi Begovic (NL) Mr. Polska (NL) JeBroer (NL) Tickets: TBA
Luminaa 20:00 - 3:00 A Soulful Saying Goodbye C’Ya Pascal Morais (NL) Shun Tyger (FR) Joonya T (CA) D-Malice (GB) Jonny Miller (GB) At One (GB) DeepRoutedSoul (MY) Atmospheric Deep and Duyvo (NL) Andy Compton (GB) Mystery guest Tickets: Free entrance
MC Theater 18:00 - 6:00 Dekmantel ADE: Ostgut Ton Showcase Ben Klock (DE) Marcel Dettmann (DE) Marcel Fengler (DE) Steffi (DE) Tama Sumo (DE) Function (US) Norman Nodge (DE) Ryan Elliott (US) Answer Code Request (DE) Nick Höppner (DE) Virginia (DE) Luke Slater (LB Dub Corp) (GB) Tickets: € 26 Early bird € 21
Melkweg - Rabohall 17:00 - 00:00 Be Yourself: Danny Tenaglia Danny Tenaglia (US) Tickets: € 23 + membership
Melkweg - The Max 0:00 - 05:00 Encore @ ADE Abstract (NL) Waxfiend (NL) Fullcrate (NL) Chidsplay (NL) Tickets: € 10
Odeon 14:00 - 22:00 Sticky Green & Rhythm Convert(ed) present: Tom Hades Tom Hades (BE) Kjeld Langeveld & Sufyen (NL) Tim Gruppe (NL) Bas Thomas (NL) Wotax (NL) Joost Toast (NL)
RedHead (BE) Soren Aalberg (DK) Drumcomplex (DE) Roel Salemink (NL) Tickets: € 15
Studio 80 23:00 - 6:00 For the 4th year in a row at Studio 80: secretsundaze & The Secret Agency Roman Flügel (DE) Giles Smith (GB) James Priestley (GB) Amir Alexander (US) Youandewan (GB) John Daly (IE) Bleak (SE) October (GB) Tickets: € 15
Sugar Factory 23:00 - 5:00 Wicked Jazz Sounds presents: Smoove & Turrell Smoove & Turrell (GB) Tickets: € 9,50
TrouwAmsterdam 23:00 - 7:00 Trouw op Zondag - ADE Special TrouwAmsterdam: Jean Pierre Enfant (NL) Nuno dos Santos (NL) Melon (NL) John Talabot (ES) Mano Le Tough (DE) Job Jobse (NL) De Verdieping: San Soda (BE) Patrice Bäumel (NL) Olaf Boswijk (NL) San Proper (NL) Hunee (DE) Makam (NL) Boris Werner (NL) William Kouam Djoko (NL) Tickets: € 20 Doorsale € 22
Van Dyck Bar 2:00 - 4:00 Baco & Bitches ADE Special The Outsiders (NL) BIGGI (NL) Tickets: free entrance
Club ABE Amstelstraat 32 1017 DA Amsterdam Club BlinQ Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 5 1017 RP Amsterdam blinq-amsterdam.nl
AIR Amstelstraat 16 1017 DA Amsterdam air.nl
Club NYX Reguliersdwarsstraat 42 1017 BM Amsterdam clubnyx.nl
Amstelhaven Mauritskade 1 1091 EW Amsterdam amstelhaven.nl
Club Roque Amstel 178 1017 AE Amsterdam clubroque.nl
Amsterdam Convention Factory Czaar Peterstraat 213 1018 PL Amsterdam
Club Underground Rozengracht 133 1016 LV Amsterdam
Amsterdam RAI Europaplein 1078 GZ Amsterdam
Club Up Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 26-1 1017 RP Amsterdam clubup.nl
Amsterdam Roest Czaar Peterstraat 213 1018 PL Amsterdam amsterdamroest.nl
ClubNL Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 169 1012 RK Amsterdam clubnl.nl
Amsterdam Studio’s Duivendrechtsekade 85 1096 AJ Amsterdam
CUE Bar Utrechtsestraat 16 1017 VN Amsterdam
BARKODE Wagenstraat 3 1017 CZ Amsterdam
Dansen bij Jansen Handboogstraat 11 1012 XM Amsterdam
Bitterzoet Spuistraat 2 1012 TS Amsterdam bitterzoet.com
De Balie Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 1017 RR Amsterdam debalie.nl
Dvars Reguliersdwarsstraat 44 1017 BM Amsterdam dvars.nl Elementenstraat Elementenstraat 25 1014 AR Amsterdam studio-80.nl/warehouse Escape Club Rembrandtplein 11 1017 CT Amsterdam
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Piet Heinkade 1 1019 BR Amsterdam Odeon Singel 460 1017 AW Amsterdam OT301 Overtoom 301 1054 HW Amsterdam ot301.nl
Gashouder Klönneplein 1 1014 DD Amsterdam
Panama Oostelijke handelskade 4 1019 BM Amsterdam panama.nl
Heineken Hoek Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 1- 3 1017 RP Amsterdam
PAND14 Muntbergweg 14 1101 ED Amsterdam Zuidoost
Heineken Music Hall ArenA Boulevard 590 1101 DS Amsterdam
Paradiso Weteringschans 6-8 1017 SG Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw Concertgebouwplein 10 1071 LN Amsterdam concertgebouw.nl
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam Piet Heinkade 27 1019 BR Amsterdam
Het Sieraad Postjesweg 1 1057 DT Amsterdam het-sieraad.nl
Rain Rembrandtplein 44 1017 CV Amsterdam rain-amsterdam.com
Hotel Arena ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51 1092 AA Amsterdam
Rhone Warehouse Humberweg 7 1043 AH Amsterdam
Jimmy Woo Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18 1017 RC Amsterdam jimmywoo.com
Scheepsbouwloods tt Neveritaweg 15 1033 WB Amsterdam Soho Reguliersdwarsstraat 36 1017 BM Amsterdam cafe-soho.nl
Café Schuim Spuistraat 189 1012 VN Amsterdam
De Bierfabriek Rokin 75 1012 KL Amsterdam
Little Buddha Amsterdam Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 17 1017 RP Amsterdam littlebuddhaamsterdam.com
Café Struik Rozengracht 160 1016 NJ Amsterdam
De Overkant Gedempt Hamerkanaal 85 1021 Amsterdam
Ludwig Reguliersdwarsstraat 37 1017 BK Amsterdam
Chapter 21 Jonge Roelensteeg 21 1012 PL Amsterdam chapter21.nl
Desmet Studio’s Plantage Middenlaan 4 A 1018 DD Amsterdam desmet.tv
Luminaa Leidseplein 20-22 1017 PT Amsterdam luminaa.com
Chicago Social Club Leidseplein 12 1017 PT Amsterdam chicagosocialclub.nl
Dhoem Dhaam Warehouse Aambeeldstraat 10 1021 Amsterdam
MC Theater Polonceaukade 5 1014 DA Amsterdam
Studio/K Timorplein 62 1094 CC Amsterdam studio-k.nu
DOKA Wibautstraat 150 1091 GR Amsterdam doka-amsterdam.nl
Melkweg Lijnbaansgracht 234 A 1017 PH Amsterdam melkweg.nl
Sugar Factory Lijnbaansgracht 238 1017 PH Amsterdam sugarfactory.nl
Club 8 Admiraal de Ruijterweg 56 B 1056 GL Amsterdam
Stanislavski Leidseplein 26 1017 PT Amsterdam Studio 80 Rembrandtplein 17 1017 CT Amsterdam studio-80.nl
Supperclub Jonge Roelensteeg 21 1012 PL Amsterdam Suzy Wong Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 45 1017 PW Amsterdam suzy-wong.nl The Sand Mekongweg 5 1043 AE Amsterdam Three Sisters Pub Rembrandtplein 17 1017 CT Amsterdam Transformatorhuis Klönneplein 2 1014 DD Amsterdam TrouwAmsterdam Wibautstraat 127 1091 GL Amsterdam
Playground Locations Club Up Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 26-1 1017 RP Amsterdam clubup.nl Concrete Spuistraat 250 1012 VW Amsterdam concrete.nl De Balie Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 1017 RR Amsterdam debalie.nl De Balie - Cinema Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 1017 RR Amsterdam debalie.nl
Van Dyck Bar Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 28-32 1017 RC Amsterdam vandyckbar.com
De TonTon Club Sint Annendwarsstraat 6 1012 HC Amsterdam tontonclub.nl
WesterUnie Klönneplein 4-6 1014 DD Amsterdam
FOUR P.C. Hooftstraat 127 1071 BS Amsterdam f-o-u-r.com
Ziggo Dome Arena Boulevard 61-75 1101 DL Amsterdam ADE Lounge: info & ticket point This brand new location is the heart of ADE where you can get the latest info, buy festival tickets and find merchandise. Leidseplein
Melkweg Gallery Lijnbaansgracht 234a 1017 PH Amsterdam melkweg.nl
Undercurrent Papaverweg 54 1032 KJ Amsterdam
Winston Kingdom Warmoesstraat 131 1012 JA Amsterdam winston.nl
Melkweg Cinema Lijnbaansgracht 234a 1017 PH Amsterdam melkweg.nl
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Piet Heinkade 1 1019 BR Amsterdam muziekgebouw.nl Oz. Oudezijds Achterburgwal 66 1012 DP Amsterdam oz-amsterdam.nl Paradiso Weteringschans 6-8 1017 SG Amsterdam paradiso.nl Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Leidseplein 26 1017 PT Amsterdam ssba.nl The Amsterdam View Rokin 75 VI 1012 KL Amsterdam the-view.nl Toren Overhoeks 1 1031 CC Amsterdam fckarthouse.com
Gallery Vriend van Bavink PSPP Geldersekade 30 1012 BK Amsterdam vriendvanbavink.nl
Tuschinski Reguliersbreestraat 26 1017 CN Amsterdam tuschinski.nl
Het Magazijn Oudezijds Voorburgwal 153 1012 ES Amsterdam magazijn153.nl
Walls Gallery Prinsengracht 737 1017 JX Amsterdam walls.nl
InDeep’n’Dance Rozengracht 60 1016 ND Amsterdam indeepndance.com Jimmy Woo Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18 1017 RC Amsterdam jimmywoo.com Konings & Keune Herengracht 320 1016 CE Amsterdam koningskeune.com Lee Store Amsterdam Wolvenstraat 8 1016 EP Amsterdam lee.com
Felix Meritis Keizersgracht 324 1016 EZ Amsterdam felix.meritis.nl The Dylan Hotel Keizersgracht 384 1016 GB Amsterdam dylanamsterdam.com De Balie Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 1017 RR Amsterdam debalie.nl Chicago Social Club Leidseplein 12 1017 PT Amsterdam chicagosocialclub.nl Melkweg Lijnbaansgracht 234a 1017 PH Amsterdam melkweg.nl Pakhuis de Zwijger Piet Heinkade 179 1019 HC Amsterdam dezwijger.nl