Tag: ADE 2016

Amsterdam’s ADE Insiders: Nachtbraker

Exposure to a wide variety of musical genres is clearly recognizable in the music of Nachtbraker, ranging from ecstatic slow grooves to unconventional dub tracks. Constantly on the move, between touring throughout Europe, Asia and South America, the celebrated performances of Nachtbraker have been receiving increasing recognition the world over and, now, he returns with a new EP ready to take 2016 right into the New Year. The colorfully titled “Really Ties The Room Together” EP will drop right in the midst of Amsterdam Dance Event, with three tracks of diverse house music. Anticipating the release, Nachtbraker gives us the ... Read more

Maceo Plex To Play Special ADE Set Inside Rijksmuseum Bike Passage

For ADE 2016, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will no longer just house it’s famed Rembrandt and Vermeer masterworks, as on 21 October, Audio Obscura brings Maceo Plex (USA) to the museum’s world famous bike passage. This will be the first time Rijksmuseum has collaborated with an electronic music artist in its rich history, very much matching the museum’s vision to let visitors experience art in exciting new ways. Despite its tradition as being a house of the Dutch Golden Age, music is also an important cornerstone to the museum, not only due to the large collection of instruments it houses, but also ... Read more

Interview: Shadow Child

A name that has revelled in the limelight since his involvement with record label Dirtybird, Shadow Child is no stranger to the fast evolving house music industry. Boasting impeccable production skills his first dominant release ‘String Thing’, fell into the hands of Eats Everything and Claude Von Stroke, back in 2012. For Shadow Child his production simply began as a side project, but he quickly adapted a distinctive sound, full of cluttering bass and big drops. The uniqueness of his creative sound has landed Shadow Child some huge collaborative productions, alongside Ben Pearce, Huxley and Bodhi. He continues his involvement ... Read more

Amsterdam’s ADE Insiders: Breach

Breach aka Ben Westbeech has seen the steady growth of his label ‘Naked Naked,’ with a prolific set of releases, both his own, as well as from the likes of Midland, Dark Sky, and Dusky. However, beyond releasing on ‘Naked Naked,’ Breach has been featured on Ramp/PTN, Pets Recordings,Dirtybird, and Aus which have set his production and DJ career into ascension. Now, with Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) on the horizon, the agenda shows no sign of slowing down, touring as well as an increasing number of collaborators making the journey to his fully loaded Amsterdam studio. For ADE, Breach will ... Read more

Interview: Franky Rizardo

Franky Rizardo, one of Holland’s finest young electronic music exports, continues to push himself as a DJ with a distinctive style that works across stages and clubs, big and small. A prolific producers, with releases on the likes of Defected, Saved!, Simma Black, and, of course, his own LTF Records, Franky is also the purveyor of his FLOW concept; one that continues to develop into a recognisable icon in the house music landscape, emerging from its humble beginnings via Slam.FM. Anticipating this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Franky will bring FLOW back to AIR alon with Mat.Joe, Secondcity, Benny Rodrigues, ... Read more

Do Not Sleep Announces Huge ADE Showcase

This summer Do Not Sleep has firmly established itself as one of the Ibiza’s most popular parties each Sunday at Space. Now, driving forward from a solid summer season, Do Not Sleep descends onto DOK Amsterdam as part of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2016. Staying true to their ethos of curating lineup’s from house and techno’s most exciting and pioneering names, 23rd October will see Ibizan residents Darius Syrossian, Alan Fitzpatrick and Nick Curly be joined by a host of talent, including Anja Schneider, Detlef, Leon, Josh Butler, Matt Tolfrey and many more. 23 October | Do Not Sleep ADE ... Read more

Interview: DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff is one of the world’s premiere DJs, a rare DJ with an extensive back catalogue of chart hits, as well as underground classics. Whether as a solo artist or collaborating with the likes of Jill Scott, The Roots, KRS One, and (of course) Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s skills behind the turntable and in the studio are second to none. As a scene staple, he has judged the Red Bull Thre3style DJ competition multiple times, and he has strived to encourage the next generation of progressive music makers through his Playlist Retreat and A Touch of Jazz ... Read more

ADE ’16 Essentials: Daytime & Special Events

The day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Since as soon as your Facebook timeline starts to fill up with the first bunch of events, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event is a well awaited week of the biggest club festival in the world, but also all the music world community – the legends, the new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music. During ADE not only the night is bubbling, daytime events have a lot of artists showcasing their work, films, installations and performances ... Read more

Amsterdam’s ADE Insiders: Shinedoe

The Shinedoe story has been one of a relentless, infectious passion for quality electronic dance music for some two decades. Starting in 2001 her Amsterdam-based Inmotion parties presented the international elite of techno and tech house to the Dutch capital’s community. But, being an Amsterdam ambassador isn’t just because of a local event series. Rather, Shinedoe is also owner of Amsterdam’s Intacto Records, and has traveled the world from Spain to China with a down‐to‐earth, positive vibe that surrounds her DJ sets, as well as compositions. On ADE’s Friday, 21 October, Shinedoe will headline Project Sugar‘s Happily Ever After event at ... Read more

Interview: Habischman

After a 7 year break, Global Underground has relaunched its seminla Nubreed series, this time with Iran’s Habischman handling mix duties. With a string of underground hits on labels as varied as Get Physical, VIVA Music and Selador, Habischman’s trademark fluid sounds have entranced clubbers from Dubai to Berlin and beyond, fusing deep progressive melodies with cleverly orchestrated and addictive beats. On 20 October, Habischman will also be a part of Global Underground’s TWENTY Amsterdam Dance Event celebration, where we will join the likes of James Lavelle, Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson, Sander Kleineberg, and more at Q-Factory. Anticipating that event ... Read more

Amsterdam’s ADE Insiders: Detroit Swindle

Enthusiastic record diggers and synth hunters, as well as world class DJ’s, Amsterdam’s Detroit Swindle’s ability to connect musical styles has found them at the top of their game. True dance music renaissance men, the duo have released on the likes of Freerange, Future Classics, Dirt Crew, Tsuba, Classic Music Company, Kaoz Theory, while, of course, running their own Heist Recordings. On ADE’s Saturday, 22 October, the guys bring Heist Recordings to Amsterdam’s newest night spot,Claire. Alongside Soundmachine, the night sees Mathew Herbert, Nebraska (live), Frits Wentik, Honey Soundsystem, and Beesmunt Soundsystem all welcoming the weekend’s festivities in style. Anticipating ... Read more

Enchufada Brings 10 Year Anniversary To ADE 2016

Widely credited as making its hometwon of Lisbon the epicenter of European Tropical House falvor, Enchufada brings its decade celebration to Amsterdam for ADE 2016. The label, run by Branko, will join forces with Amsterdam’s preeminent tropical night, Ticket to the Tropics and bring the likes of Batuk, Rastronaut, Kuenta I Tambu, and Girls. Of course, Branko will also be there, but so will Peruvian audiovisual duo, and Enchufada mainstays, Dengue Dengue Dengue. The duo will bring there acclaimed new album “Siete Raíces” presented (as well as being sold on vinyl for the first time). 22 October | Enchufada Label ... Read more

Marcel Dettmann Celebrates DJ-Kicks With Intimate ADE Showcase

Amsterdam’s multi purpose OT301 will play host to an intimate celeration of Marcel Dettmann’s DJ-Kicks contribution during ADE 2016. Presented by LET, and featuring support from Dekmantel‘s Thomas Martojo, Dettmann will takes the reigns with a four hour set, exploring the diverse sounds featured on the highly anticipated mix for both the critics and more casual listeners. Pre Order Marcel Dettmann’s DJ-Kicks HERE 20 October | Marcel Dettmann DJ-Kicks Release | Tickets | OT301

friskyRadio Returns To ADE For Free Showcase

friskyRadio travels back to Amsterdam next month for their second annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) showcase. With a lineup representing the spirit of underground music, the stateside radio platforms new DEEP channel will be particulalry highlighted with a slew of frisky’s finest in tow. Think the likes of Just Her, Justin Massei, LOOPer, Mark Youssef, Paul Hazendonk, Paul Nolan, Samir Kuliev, SR Serge, Third Son, Tripswitch, Tuxedo, and Wild Dark. Together, these artists represent, not just a musical style, but the community that is possible when diversity comes together…and, did we mention, the twelve hour journey is 100% free! On ... Read more

RA & De School Launch ADE Football Tournament For Refugees

A charity football tournament is going down in the Dam this ADE, organized by Resident Advisor and the city’s preeminent 24 hour nightspot, De School. On 20 October, the 1st Annual RA Cup, will happen and will all be for raising funds toward refugee causes via grassroots organization Help Refugees. The 8 team tourny will feature teams representing Resident Advisor, De School, Dekmantel, Rush Hour, Numbers, 10,000 Hours and The All Stars (with Dixon, amongst others). The tournament will be open to the public at a €5 entry fee, and will also include activities like a record fair, table tennis, ... Read more