Tag: ADE

Pets Recordings Returns To Amsterdam For Third ADE Showcase

For the third straight year, Catz & Dogz’ label Pets Recordings is heading back for a showcase event at ADE. The last two years have sold out in advance and this event promises to be another show stopper as it brings the likes of Move D, Gerd, and Larry de Kat to the intimate Chicago Social Club. The one and only house aficionado Move D, a regular at places like Freerotation and Fabric, releases his seductive sounds on labels like Smallville, Off Minor and Underground Quality. 4Lux label boss Gerd is an encyclopaedic DJ and producer with many sounds to ... Read more

Figure SPC: The Inside Story With Jeroen and Len

In early July, Jeroen Search was enlisted to close the final chapter of Len Faki’s Figure SPC, the long-running techno label with releases catalogued from A-Z. Spanning output over a period of nearly 7 years, Figure SPC has carved a new shape in Techno with its distinct approach to curation and the sheer depth of each artist’s musical input. A common misconception in Techno is the notion that it emanates specifically from club experiences, and that it can be solely understood in the club realm. However, Len Faki and his legion of artists have a much more unique and organic approach to ... Read more

Amsterdam Dance Event Announces First Industry Hackathon

With innovation at the forefront of the dance and festival scene, ADE has announced its partnership wth DGTL and Young Creators for the first every dance industry ADE Hackathon. Though further details and programme notes have yet to be announced, it is the need for discovery that drives ADE Hackathon’s three partners, especially as the electronic music scene utilizes data and technology with ever increasing urgency. At the event, developers, designers and entrepreneurs are ponder the challenges the dance industry faces, as well as the opportunities data and technology provide. 100 selected participants will be invited to develop concept, apps, ... Read more

Preview: Dockyard Festival 2016

Making a return to 2016 during ADE week on October 22nd is Dockyard Festival. The 12 hour long-festival marries Dutch industrial heritage with contemporary ADE partying, all going down at the abandoned shipyard setting of NDSM Werf. The line up this year features returning favourites and new names from the worlds of deep house, tech house and techno – which includes Art Department and Christian Wünsch, Paco Osuna and Gaiser, Paul Ritch and Dubfire, Monika Kruse and Marco Bailey, The Advent & Industrialyzer, Johannes Heil and the cult favourites RPR Soundsystem, [a:apia:r], Oscar Mulero, Jonas Kopp b2b Pfirter and many more. It is taking ... Read more

DGTL Brings Heavyweight Event Trio To ADE 2016

Once again going down on the NDSM-Docklands Scheepsbouwloods, DGTL brings their trio of acclaimed events back to ADE 2016. The impressive events will each be co-hosted by one of the seminal brands in dance music, with 2016’s lienup featuring Mosaic by Maceo Plex, Jamie Jones’ Paradise, and, of course, Cologne’s Kompakt Recordings. Included in the over 30 artists who will descend onto NDSM are live perfomamnces from Agents of Time, Audion, KiNK, Stephan Bodzin, Infinity Ink, and Âme, while DJ heavy’s like Laurent Garnier, Hot Since 82, Kölsch, Rebolledo, Hot Since 82, Agoria, Michael Mayer, and more will also represent. ... Read more

Amsterdam Dance Event Launches LIVE Electronic Act Showcase

The 2016 Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will launch ADE LIVE, a two day showcase program, where visitors will be able to explore the best new electronic acts playing live. Assuming its prominent role in the dance scene as of late, every year the industry sees an increase of electronic live-acts performing at ADE. With ADE LIVE, adventurous music lovers get to go toe to toe with these stars of tomorrow. See also: Amsterdam Dance Event 2016 Announces First Acts ADE LIVE takes place on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of October at Melkweg, Paradiso and Sugar Factory, featuring Jessy Lanza, ... Read more

Amsterdam Dance Event 2016 Announces First Acts

Can’t believe it’s coming to be that time of year again, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) time. ADE is the world’s largest club-based festival and conference for electronic music, and will go down the 19th to 23rd of October with around 375,000 national and international visitors expected. With that, the first names have been announced: ADE

Awakenings Extends To Five Nights For ADE 2016

For the first time there will be five nights of Awakenings in the Gashouder over the course of 2016’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). It all kicks off on 19 October when Len Faki, who for the first time, together with Awakenings, will presents a self-curated program called Figure Night, which will include the likes of Blawan, Cleric, Jeroen Search LIVE, Octave One LIVE, Rodhad and Roman Poncet. October 20 is reserved for Drumcode who, aside from Adam Beyer (obviously) will bring along Alan Fitzpatrick, Dense & Pika, Ida Engberg, Marco Reeve and Nicole Moudaber. October 21 sees Joris Voorn return ... Read more

This Is What’s Happening In Dance Music In 2016

By: Milan van Ooijen & Steve Rickinson New year, new beginnings. Although some things tend to stay the same as ever, like your co-worker proudly proclaiming to have gotten a gym membership after that “dreadful eating binge we call Christmas”. Even though we have only just started the new year, there are a couple of developments and stories that we can all be fairly certain of happening in the year 2016 in dance music, by looking at the moments that defined 2015, some of them significant, some that went under the radar. So here you go, your dance music programma for 2016.  Police Crash ... Read more

The 10 Biggest Surprises, Scandals, And Moments Of Dance Music 2015

This is one of those end of year lists that may not conveniently fit in any singular category. The following ten events, in our opinion, highlighted this year in dance music, each representing a different aspect of what we hope to provide you: a broad spectrum of what underground dance music culture is, what it symbolizes, and what it is capable of. From micro to macro, local to global, our list is not a real ranking of sorts (yes, it is numbered…a formality really, aside from the overwhelming importance of the top spot). From the lifting of antiquated laws to the stimulation ... Read more

Amsterdam Dance Event Expands Global Audience With 2016 Mumbai Session

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the premiere annual destination for the electronic music industry, expands its international reach by traveling to Mumbai, India in 2016. The week long Amsterdam-based industry event had already branched out into the Caribbean with a successful Aruba events, and now looks to travel to one of the world’s biggest (and still emerging) markets for electronic music. From April 7-10, 2016, visitors, fans and industry will be privy to interactive Q&A’s with top DJ’s, exclusive industry discussions, networking sessions and strategy meetings, master classes and much more as part of ADE’s “on-going commitment to connect dance culture worldwide”. ... Read more

Red Bull Playrooms Release Set Recordings Of ADE Event

Last October, the Amsterdam Dance Event was celebrated like never before. This year’s special 20th edition brought even more parties to the table than ususal, with many events focussing on underground music and artists. One event in particular, Red Bull Playrooms, had a very local focus on dance music, and brought artists together that have made, are making, or are about to make an impact on the Dutch scene. Red Bull Playrooms is an ode to the history of the influential Dutch club culture. During this year’s ADE and previous editions, past and future in dance music are brought together ... Read more

Relive Absolut Nights Amsterdam To Explore Dance Music’s Most Creative Minds

Though a month has since past, the feelings and memories of the Amsterdam Dance Event remain as clear and strong as ever. With so many choices for fans and industry alike, sometimes the sheer scope of ADE can seem a daunting task to navigate, but that’s where we come in: to give you the best, most comprehensive look at the Amsterdam nightlife infrastructure, alongside its many International supporters, innovators, and trendsetters. One such organization is none other than Absolut Vodka, whose first-time collaboration with Amsterdam Dance Event, Absolut Nights Amsterdam, quite literally pushed the very boundaries of what nightlife can ... Read more

Interview: Josh Wink

A brief scan of Josh Wink’s résumé reveals: an underage mobile DJ; a major role in fostering his native Philadelphia’s burgeoning warehouse scene during the house-music explosion later that decade, and name-making ’90s club hits like “Don’t Laugh,” “Higher State of Consciousness” and “I’m Ready”. Wink also runs Ovum Recordings, now in its 20th year, a label undisputedly one of the most essential in all of dance music. Over the years, the label has released music from such varied artists as Jamie Myerson, Wild Pitch originator DJ Pierre and jack-track master DJ Sneak, amongst others; as with most of Ovum’s ... Read more

Oliver Dollar & Nils Ohrmann – Funk Ya – Out Now on Cajual Records

Fresh from his renegade ADE Boat Party last week with Cajmere & Kenny Dope here is Oliver Dollar‘s latest tune on the never-disappointing-always-amazing Cajual Records… funky, uplifting and bouncy in equal measure Funk Ya does just what it says on the tin. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/cajual/oliver-dollar-nils-ohrmann-funk-ya” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″]