Navigating Amsterdam Dance Event: Where to get the week’s best house, techno, bass, and electronica

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Navigating Amsterdam Dance Event: Where to get the week’s best house, techno, bass, and electronicaAde

Words by Bella Bagshaw & Josh Stewart

The tick of the clock grows tantalizing as mid-October (16-20) draws nearer, and in turn, unearthing another chapter of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

While ADE’s prodigious masthead may suggest something altogether singular, it is, in fact, massively multi-pronged. Since 1995, the music industry-geared celebration has been boasting conferences, workshops, and high-profile panels in tandem with its sprawling sonic agenda. In short, ADE tackles all things electronic music, from virtually every vantage point.

It’s easy to feel disoriented from the dizzying litany of dance music decadence on deck for ADE 2019, between the manifold menagerie of branded parties across the city—day and night—and the festival’s native events alike. No worries. Dancing Astronaut has it covered. We’re breaking it down nice and neat this year to help attendees find the best parties of the week.

Boris Brejcha x FCKNG SERIOUS [High Tech Minimal]
Wednesday at Warehouse Elementenstraat

Things get pretty fcking serious pretty fcking quick at ADE this year, as Boris Brejcha and company plan to smash through Warehouse Elementenstraat with their distinct brands of minimal and techno on Wednesday night. Theydream, Ann Clue, and Deniz Bul bring supporting sets for head honcho Brejcha, whose pristine and textured productions are currently sweeping dance music worldwide.

Tickets are sold out.

For a taste of Boris Brejcha’s nuanced techno sound, checkout “Gravity,” the lead single from his upcoming album.

Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) w/ live electric score
[Experimental / Audio-visual]
Wednesday at Studio K

If you’re looking to lose the rave gear and check out something on the artsy side, check out Studio K on Wednesday night, where Tomer Baruch and Alex Brajković will be performing a live electronic score to Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis. Regarded by many as the very first sci-fi film, Metropolis explores the blurred lines between man and machine. Now, almost 100 years later, Baruch and Brajković reexamine those very themes as they employ the machines themselves to conduct the film’s score (or is it the machines who are employing them?).

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Richie Hawtin CLOSE & Modeselektor (live) [Techno / Live Electronica]
Wednesday at NDSM Warehouse

Richie Hawtin, Modeselektor, and SOPHIE are about as eclectic as a three-act lineup gets, but there’s an admitted artistic synergy amongst the triad. Universally accepted techno overlord Richie Hawtin will bring his idiosyncratic audiovisual CLOSE show to ADE, where he is set to explore the technological meeting point between man and machine all while throwing down one of the festival’s most furiously raging minimal techno sets at the festival. Modeselektor also returns to their roots as live performers in their latest Who Else album tour, with an opening set from SOPHIE, who’s expected to bring her cunning performance art along for the ride.

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Listen to Richie Hawtin’s latest release, “CLOSE COMBINED,” an amalgamation of sounds from live shows in London, Tokyo, and Glasgow.

The Rest is Noise X ADE: Tim Hecker + Caterina Barbieri
[Ambient / Experimental / Live]
Wednesday at Muziekgebouw aan t’ IJ

The Rest is Noise X ADE is an evening that explores live electronic music as an art form, recruiting the eminent talents of Tim Hecker and Caterina Barbieri for a standout sonic experience on Wednesday night. Hecker performs a live rendition of is recent work, Konoyo, which delves into the spiritual nature of traditional Japanese instruments and song structure, making for the perfect ambient adventure to open up ADE with. Barbieri should turn things up just a few notches, though, as her sequencing board and modular instrument prowess are both known to forge sets as hypnotic as they are energizing.

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Spinnin’ Sessions [Big Room]
Wednesday at Q-Factory

Spinnin’ has been a resounding force in the ADE domain—and electronic continuum at large— for years now. Organizers of the native Netherlands production powerhouse have lined up a multitude of their upper-echelon talent from across the house music spectrum. From big room-ready Bassjackers to Amsterdam’s syrupy club-floor connoisseur, Sam Feldt, Spinnin’ will be boasting a packed rotation on Wednesday at the Q-Factory. 

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G-Star RAW RAVE [Electro / Instrumental]
Thursday at Rijksmuseum

Beneath the Rijksmuseum’s immaculate bicycle passage on Thursday, G-Star RAW hosts RAW RAVE, the 30th-anniversary celebration of the denim company. With an all-embracing lineup—which includes German house hero and one half of the infamous, Skrillex-assisted Dog Blood duo, Boys Noize, Dutch alt-rock ensemble De Staat, and Amsterdam-housed DJ assassin, TITIA—this one checks all the boxes: a one-of-a-kind backdrop alongside an equally nuanced artist agenda. 

Registration for the free ticket raffle

Netsky & Friends [Bass]
Thursday at temp.

The multitalented Belgian bass purveyor, Netsky, will be accompanied by fellow heavy-handers, Fox Stevenson, NGHTMRE, Feed Me, and more this year at multifarious event housing, temp. in Amsterdam-Zuid. Bringing some of the very best international drum ‘n’ bass, pop, trap, dubstep, and hard house music, the Thursday evening affront plans for close-knit quarters accompanied by a high-voltage aural atmosphere.

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Filth On Acid Pres. Reinier Zonneveld [Techno]
Friday at De Marktkantine

If you’re coming from out of town, you owe it to yourself to check out the pulsating and vivacious techno of one of the Netherlands’ very finest, Reinier Zonneveld.  Known for productions that are as tantalizing as his live sets, Zonneveld plans to turn De Marktkantine into his personal studio on Friday night, allowing him to find synergy between his own tracks and improvisations over a marathon 12-hour performance.

Tickets are sold out.

STRAF_WERK X Kölsch Presents IPSO [Techno / House]
Friday at De Kromhouthal

Denmark’s Kölsch teams up with STRAF_WERK to bring his lucid and ethereal wave of melodic house to the warehouse styled De Kromhouthal. The IPSO label boss tops off an impressive 2019, one that includes showcase sets at Tomorrowland and Creamfields, with an extended four-hour set at this year’s ADE, supported by label mates Henrik Schwarz [live], Patrice Bäumel, and Nicky Elisabeth.

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For a sampling of Kölsch’s charming sound, checkout fabric presents Kölsch from earlier this year.

Defected [House]
Friday at World Fashion Centre

London’s Defected imprint will likely prove all but adeptly titled for its 2019 tenure at World Fashion Center. Gearing up for an ultra-potent 12-hour blowout—with the likes of Low Steppa, Gorgon City, Robosonic, and more in tow—Defected is bringing its heaviest hitters and some scintillating special guests to appease ADE-ers from Friday night until the break of Saturday’s dawn. Easily accessible via public transport, with an industrial aesthetic to boot, Defected is primed to set South Amsterdam ablaze at the festival’s midway point.

Tickets are sold out.

Paradise x Loveland [House/Techno]
Friday at Warehouse Houthavens

Among a number of Loveland’s scheduled stops en-route to ADE victory, the Paradise party at Warehouse Houthavens rests among the most enticing. Jamie Jones and a number of accomplished cohorts, Alan Fitzpatrick, wAFF, and more, are ready to bring the underground sounds of The White Isle (Ibiza) to Amsterdam on October 18. While landing at a new locale, Paradise plans to make good on its propensity for an intimate, up-close experience with some of the most in-demand names in the subtler house/tech realm.

Tickets are sold out.

Garrix Solo [Big Room]
Friday & Saturday at RAI Convention Center

Martin Garrix brings his globally renowned skills home to ADE, the Dutch superstar is set to play an all-nighter to end the week’s Friday showcases at the RAI convention center. Last year’s ADE performance saw the world’s No. 1 DJ debut his ANIMA live show. Expect Garrix to drop the hammer as he hopes to, “Make these shows the best ones yet.”

Friday’s show is 18+, but Garrix runs it back on Saturday for a five-hour all-ages set starting at 5 pm.

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Ritter Butzke x Multiversum [Live Electronic]
Saturday at The Church of Ruigoord

What better place to worship the sultry sounds of minimal and experimental acts like Christian Löffler, Dominik Eulberg, and Janus Rasmussen (of Kiasmos) than at a literal church? On Saturday night The Church of Ruigoord turns into the holy epicenter of dance music, with six live sets, including a rare performance from the iconic Booka Shade, Ritter Butzke x Multiversum is positioned to be one of ADE’s most intimate and spiritual events.

For a sampling of that evening’s sounds, checkout Christian Löffler’s Cercle set at a castle ruin in the south of France.

Tickets are sold out.

Kompakt Party [Deep House/Left-Field]
Saturday at De Marktkantine

Label co-owner Michael Mayer brings his Kompakt crew to ADE for a total showstopper of an event this year. Brazilian mastermind Gui Boratto’s live set alone puts this party near the top of the overwhelming pile of must-see shows at ADE, but back-to-back sets between Mayer and German electronic pioneer Roman Flügel as well as Pachanga Boys and Axel Boman truly make De Marktkantine the place to be on Saturday night.

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DGTL x Bonobo present Outlier [Electronica]
Saturday at NDSM Warehouse

Bonobo’s Outlier concept relies on finding distinctly different venues so that the performers can craft unique atmospheres that break the mold. This year at ADE the English-born musician has done just that, teaming up with DGTL to take over the shipbuilding warehouse-turned-neighborhood-art-haven in the NDSM Warehouse. Grab the free ferry from Central Station to NDSM on Saturday evening to experience not just Bonobo but an absolute all-star cast behind him, including Jon Hopkins, Catching Flies and The Black Madonna.

Listen to the latest in Bonobo’s ever-evolving nonchalant house sound.

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AMF [Trance / Big Room / Future House]
Saturday at Johan Cruijff Arena

To put the scope of ADE as a festival into perspective, some of the events held within it are festivals themselves. AMF is a big example; it’s a one-night indoor extravaganza at the Johan Cruijff Arena (capacity of 55,000) with a lineup that, on its own, justifies looking up flights to Amsterdam. The billing features crossover gods Armin van Buuren and Tiësto, as well as Don Diablo, David Guetta, and the icing on the cake, a back-to-back set between Timmy Trumpet and W&W, two of the hardest-hitting acts on the global EDM roster today. Thankfully AMF is on Saturday night, as it’s hard to imagine having any gas left in the tank the morning after.

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Dockyard Festival [House/Techno]
Saturday at Havenpark

A festival within a festival, Dockyard stands as a longtime fixture in Amsterdam’s all-things-electronic week. With six sprawling stages showcasing both veterans and new names in the house/techno terrain, Dockyard promises a memorable jaunt amid the ADE-goer’s 2019 journey. Havenpark’s waterfront will this year house Dubfire, Nastia, Eats Everything, Ellen Alien, and more on Saturday, October 19. 

Tickets are sold out.

ADE Hangover [Food trucks / Hammocks / Market]
Sunday at NDSM WERF

Visit NDSM Werf on Sunday afternoon to soothe your ADE Hangover with a waterside hammock and several servings of vlaamse frites. Cruise the pop-up market, grab a craft beer, or simply sweat out your ADE weekend woes in one of the event’s saunas or hot tubs as you come down from the tumultuous. Entrance is free, so feel free to drag your rave-worn, lifeless self (and friends!) to NDSM whenever you’re feeling capable.  Show up anytime from noon to 11 for a bit of post-ADE revitalization.

Entrance is free.

Axwell goes deeper with twofold release, ‘Don’t Worry’

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Axwell goes deeper with twofold release, ‘Don’t Worry’Artist Image Awell2

As the return of Swedish House Mafia continues to dominate headlines, one member of the Scandinavian trio in particular is still hard at work on his own solo productions. Indeed, Axwell—real name Axel Christofer Hedfors — is back in the fold to prove he’s still firing on the release front, delivering his first cut of the year entitled, “Don’t Worry.”

This track arrives out on Axwell’s label, Axtone Records, in collaboration with Redfield, aka Neil Barrett. Being a seasoned producer with releases on Spinnin‘, Armada and Big Beat, Barrett is a welcome addition to the renowned label housing.

“Don’t Worry” continues the trend Hedfors has been following of late, regarding the sonically sophisticated sound his catalog has exuded in recent years. Rather than the sensational, tear-jerking EDM appeal of Swedish House Mafia, this track represents a talent for restraint. The bass line is tightly wound to the drums creating a comprehensive groove that supports warm synths and succinct vocals.

Cheat Codes & Kaskade – Be The One

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Cheat Codes & Kaskade – Be The OneCheat Codes Kaskade Be The One

Spinnin’ has re-asserted its dominance over the big room/EDM sphere with a formidable Kaskade debut. The stalwart producer teamed up with Cheat Codes for a new crossover gem, “Be The One.” Packed with analog elements, Cheat Codes’ warm vocals, and 80s-inspired arrangement, ‘Be The One’ is equal parts nostalgic and modern with an infectious hook that translates to radio and main stage play. “Be The One” has been teased heavily by all acts involved since it was debuted at Ultra Miami, and is already looking to be a hit.

Cheat Codes & Kaskade have both been busy on the tour circuit as well. Kaskade recently kicked off his new Kaos residency in Las Vegas, while Cheat Codes is coming off a UK tour and is now heading back to the East Coast and the midwest.

Diskolab announces Miami Music Week party schedule, with Anjunabeats, Spinnin’, + more

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Diskolab announces Miami Music Week party schedule, with Anjunabeats, Spinnin’, + moreDiskolab 1

Ultra certainly isn’t the only event to look forward to during the course of this year’s edition of the hallowed Miami Music Week, as a menagerie of Diskolab-assembled electronic stalwarts will coalesce under the Floridian sun the last week of March to revel in all things dance music. From March 26-31, the seasoned event brand will roll out a hefty series of 30+ parties throughout the celebratory week, with hosts ranging from the Anjunabeats crew, to a Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize) sighting at the Mana Wynwood, to a Spinnin’ takeover in South Beach.

There’s a meticulously curated Diskolab soiree to suit any electronic lover for the biggest week in dance music this year. Tech-house tycoons will likely flock to the Sagamore March 28 for Claude VonStroke, Danny Howard, and more like-minded counterparts, while deep house devotees can expect to be enamored by Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream takeover March 29th at the Delano Beach Club.

Find the schedule in its entirety below:

DAY PARTIES

DO NOT SIT BY THE POOL

TUESDAY MARCH 26

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Behrouz, plus guests Damian Lazarus, Francesca Lombardo, Matthias Meyer, Dee Montero and Dude Skywalker.

SPINNIN’ SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

ALOK, Bingo Players, Bassjackers, Lucas & Steve, Mesto, The Him and more to be announced

FISHER PRESENTS: CATCH & RELEASE

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Fisher, Eli Brown, Martin Ikin, Mason Maynard, Mele, plus special guests.

SOLA VS BLOW! – 2019

THURSDAY MARCH 28

SAGAMORE HOTEL POOL

SoPhat debut performance, special guest Claude VonStroke, plus Danny Howard, Riva Starr, Seb Zito, Michael Bibi, Mason Maynard, Rebuke, Leftwing | Kody, Mason Collective, Hector Couto, Del-30, BJ Brown.

MIXMASH TAKEOVER

THURSDAY MARCH 28

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Laidback Luke, more artists TBA

ROBIN SCHULZ & FRIENDS

THURSDAY MARCH 28

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

Robin Schulz, Autograf, Hook n Sling, Hugel, Justin Caruso, Kungs, Shaun Frank, Dave Sol, Matt Medved & more to be announced!

HELDEEP POOL PARTY

FRIDAY MARCH 29

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

HI-LO, Black Caviar, CID, Chocolate Puma, Dillon Nathaniel, Dr. Fresch, GAWP, GTA (Purple Set) & a VERY special guest TBA!

ALL DAY I DREAM MIAMI GROOVES

FRIDAY MARCH 29

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Lee Burridge, Bedouin, Newman and Hoj

SANDER VAN DOORN PRESENTS

SATURDAY MARCH 30

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

Sander Van Doorn, more to be announced

NO SUGAR ADDED DAY PARTY

SATURDAY MARCH 30

SAGAMORE HOTEL POOL

Artists to be announced

LA LA LAND

SATURDAY MARCH 30

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Get Real (Green Velvet, Claude VonStroke), Gorgon City, Patrick Topping, Sonny Fodera b2b Dom Dolla, Layton Giordani, Prok | Fitch, Doorly, Mihalis Safras, Eskuche, Dajae

SPINNIN’ DEEP

SUNDAY MARCH 31

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

Artists to be announced

KLINGANDE’S PLAYGROUND POOL PARTY

SUNDAY MARCH 31

SAGAMORE HOTEL POOL

Klingande, more artists TBA

ANJUNABEATS MIAMI

SUNDAY MARCH 31

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Andrew Bayer, Gabriel & Dresden, Ilan Bluestone, Jason Ross, Oliver Smith, Sunny Lax, more to be announced

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NIGHT PARTIES

DIM MAK MIAMI – 2019

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

MANA WYNWOOD

Steve Aoki, special guest, Don Diablo, 4B, Slushii, Henry Fong and more to be announced

SAY MY NAME ALL-STARS

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

C&L WAREHOUSE

Say My Name, Dirty Audio, JSTJR, Nitti Gritti, Rawtek & special guests to be announced

ABOVE & BEYOND: MIAMI 2019

THURSDAY MARCH 28

RC COLA PLANT

Above & Beyond, Seven Lions and more to be announced

BROWNIES & LEMONADE MIAMI: DOG BLOOD

THURSDAY MARCH 28

MANA WYNWOOD

Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize), What So Not, Cray, A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, Whethan, 1788-L, Blanke and more to be announced

GARETH EMERY: LASERFACE MIAMI

FRIDAY MARCH 29

MANA WYNWOOD

Gareth Emery and more to be announced

NO SUGAR ADDED NIGHT PARTY

SATURDAY MARCH 30

RC COLA PLANT

Artists to be announced

ELROW MIAMI

SATURDAY MARCH 30

MANA WYNWOOD

Claptone, Detlef b2b Latmun b2b Nathan Barato, Eddy M b2b Bastian Bux, Patrick Topping b2b Special Guest, Special Guest b2b Dosem, wAFF b2b De La Swing

AUDIEN & TRITONAL

SUNDAY MARCH 31

C&L WAREHOUSE

Audien & Tritonal, and more to be announced

More Line ups and parties to be announced here

Photo Credit: Diskolab

Nora En Pure returns with upbeat ‘We Found Love’

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Nora En Pure returns with upbeat ‘We Found Love’Nora En Pure

Nora En Pure has teamed up with Danish-Egyptian DJ and singer Ashibah on a beautifully emotional new track entitled “We Found Love.” Inescapably soulful and infectious, the track is a reminder that Nora En Pure has a unique range, an ability she’s been able to turn into two signature brands of music. Departing from the notable organic deep house sounds of Polynesia, the EP she released in 2018, “We Found Love” strikes a chord in the second narrative told across her music—in radio friendly downtempo music.

This latest single for the South African-Swiss producer comes ahead of major performances at Ultra Music Festival and Coachella later in 2019, making this a perfect time for her to build up her repertoire.

Dannic – Tenderlove

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Dannic‘s name effortlessly falls in line with the languorous list of illustrious Dutch house producers who have dominated the respective genre for over a decade, and arguably the electronic scene at large.

“Tenderlove” is Dannic’s latest dance floor affair, an impassioned exposition dripping with urgent desire. The piano-driven track is equipped with stuttering hi-hats, a skittering melody, and crescendoing vocal echoes, which only emboldens the female narrator’s acute appetite for amour.

Dannic’s bouyant big room sound has reverberated off the walls of some of the most coveted label housings in the industry, including Ultra, Spinnin’ Records, and Mark Knight-founded Toolroom Records, within which he was notably entrusted with mixing the 2013 installment of the imprint’s yearly compilation album, Toolroom Knights.

“Tenderlove” is out Sept. 10 on Spinnin’ Records.

Bassjackers finally release the song fans have been hearing all summer long

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Bassjackers finally release the song fans have been hearing all summer longBassjackers

One of the elements that remains unique to the electronic music industry is the fact that “new” releases are oftentimes tracks that fans have heard in live performance for months — sometimes even years — before their full release. As was the case with Tiesto‘s recent single “WOW,” and more recently, with Bassjackers‘ and Sunstars’ newest single “Block.” The track has been gracing mainstages across the world for the entirety of the season, even though it is one of Spinnin‘s newest releases.

Fans have heard this cutting combination of notes throughout the entirety of festival season, with its upbeat nature and bouncy synths. Spinnin’ is known for identifying tracks and artists manufactured for great live performance, and the label has another hit festival song in Bassjacker’s “Block.”

Sam Feldt releases ‘After the Sunset’ remix album

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With the release of his debut album in 2017, Dutch powerhouse Sam Feldt showed the world just how versatile his sound can be. Over the course of 24 tracks, Feldt brought together tropical house, deep house and a more commercialized pop sound for an album that appeals to listeners of all persuasions.

Now, Feldt returns to release a follow-up remix album to From Sunrise to Sunset called After the Sunset. This 16-track remix LP features fresh takes on Feldt’s iconic tracks by artists like Breathe Carolina, Joe Stone, Zonderling, De Hofnar, and many more. Overall, the artists’ featured remixes bring energetic, club-ready sounds to Feldt’s original tracks, priming them for the dance floor. The LP is out now on Spinnin’ Records.