The world famous Amsterdam Dance Event is back again this October for another year of extravagant parties in the Netherlands. Yes, I’m talking about a gathering of the world of dance music for lectures, festivals, parties and more. With our eyes on the prize, here are five events at this years ADE it would be hard to miss!
1. Boysnoize Records 1oth Anniversary Party + Talk
Can you believe it’s already been 10 years since Boyznoize Records started? With a raft of releases including Aussie duo Stephane 1993 and Jensen Interceptor, label owner Alex Ridha (Boys Noize himself) is going to chat about running a label in our current music climate.
The man himself will be taking questions from fans and members of the public, and of course, because this is an anniversary year, there’ll be a major Boysnoize Records party with Rauw at Paradiso. Goddam! – Tickets can be found here!
2. 20,000 foot warehouse parties
What happens when Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and DGTL get their hands on a 20,000 foot hangar? Three nights of epic party. But if we were to choose one night in particular, it would be Thursday the 15th of October. Want to know who’s playing? Oh just casually they got Maya Jane Coles, Dusky, Mount Kimbie, Heidi, Cinnaman and legend Bonobo rocking the music for the night. tickets here.
3. Audio Visual bonanza!
Ever wondered who was behind the visual of shows by the likes of Amon Tobin, Skrillex, and Steve Aoki? The V-Squared Labs will be showcasing their skills in a special lecture by head honcho Vello Virkhaus. He will be joined alongside Peter Martin from VALIS Studios who was creative director on the world’s first holographic duet between M.I.A. and Janelle Monae. He managed to construct a set up that saw the artists simultaneously appear both in real life and in virtual form in New York and Los Angeles in a specially constructed immersive environment. What a bloody mind trip!
4. Join the Breakfast club!
For the third consecutive year running, ADE is serving up high quality tech, minimal tech line ups on for the super human who just refuse to go to sleep! Yes, I’m talking about parties that start at 7am and go on until 5pm in the afternoon, in the city centre of Amsterdam at club Melkweg. This will be going down over three days from 16th to the 18th of October. What a treat!
5. Loveland at ADE
The Netherland’s famous events and festival company Loveland has kept their long running partnership going with ADE alive via a fantastic party at the Westerunie and the Mediahaven. This year sees the likes of master Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Gaiser, Matador and more hit the stage on Friday 16th of October. Loveland will host three nights with Diynamic, ENTER and Circoloco. Tickets here.