Amsterdam Dance Event (18-21 october), one of the things I was looking forward to this year. Unfortunately due to perfect planning by my university (thank you) I have to miss almost the entire festival this year, cause I have exams. Which kind of sucks really bad. The program looks great this year, so much to do, and so many new things to check out. Amsterdam Dance Event exists of three main events. ADE festival: which covers all the partying, ADE Playground: showcases, exhibitions, movies etc and ADE conference: the most important business platform for everyone working in the electronic music scene (their own words).
I’ll give you a little guide where you can party this coming week. Although it’s seriously difficult to choose, cause there is way too much going on at the same time. There are more than 75 venues to go to and more than 800 performances. First we start off with the movie Dutch Influence. A documentary about the succes of the Dutch dance scene worldwide. They meet up with Hollands most famous dj’s like Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren and more. The movie will have it’s premiere on wednesday in Pathe Tuschinski. This will also be the official opening of ADE. The public can check this documentary from october 18 until october 21 (as long as the festival lasts). So don’t miss your chance to check it out! Check the trailer below.
Since it’s way too much work to write whole stories about every party (and sometimes I’m little lazy), just click on the event and you will be redirected to more information on the party. My suggestion is that you should also visit some showcases of labels, to check out the (new) talent. Don’t forget you can go to an afterparty every day from around 06.00 til far into the afternoon. Lots of clubs are organizing these, so you don’t have to trash someone’s house. And no more whining that there is nothing to do in our favorite city. But most of all: have fun.
Check out the ADE website for more information.
Wednesday october 17
Red Light Records DJ team – Ludwig
21.00-01.00h, entrance is free.
Skip Die (Live) – Paradiso
20.30-23.00h, only 7 euros to check these crazy kids out.
Alles Bass – Cafe Schuim
21.00-01.00h, free entrance. DJ’s like Gomes, Akkachar, Full Crate, Guerilla Speakerz and more.
Awakenings ADE Special, Carl Cox present global 500 – Gashouder
22.00-08.00h, 45 euros. Legend Card Cox together with Fatboy Slim, Christian Varela, Charlie Hedges and more.
THIS IS Not Miami – Canvas op de 7de
22.00-04.00h, entrance is 12 euros. Secret This Is Recordings line-up, but the location itself is already worth it.
Thursday october 18
The Annual ADE Get Together Chit Chat – Suzy Wong
17.00-22.00h, entrance is free. DJ’s SP Code Red.
08BAR Live Remix Session – Ludwig
19.00-23.00h, entrance is free. Tom Trago and more.
ADE Monster Mash 2012 – Melkweg
22.00-05.00h, entrance is 20 euros. So many names: Erol Alkan, Brodinski, Joost van Bellen, Crookers, Henzel Disco Nova and many many more.
Colors ADE Special – Trouw
22.00-05.00h, entrance is 18 euros (door 20 euros). Resident Cinnaman with Jackmaster Maya Jane Coles.
SFFRMKRS Bespoke Official ADE Gathering – Suzy Wong
22.00-04.00h, entrance is free. Adje, Hef, Cream, Abstract, Snelle Jelle, Melly Mel Fanny West.
Skreamizm – Melkweg
22.00-05.00, entrance is 17 euros. Cable night with Skream, Jacques Greene, Disclosure, Artwork Gomes.
Friday october 19
Night Flight x Boston Strip invite Clek Clek Boom – Clup Up
23.00-05.00, entrance is 12 euros. So many DJ’s are coming, check this one out. You’ll love it.
Nothing Special, Special – Bitterzoet
23.00-04.00, entrance is 10 euros. Dresscode black/white, 80?s 90?s music.
Oi! ADE Special: Benga (Live) – Paradiso
23.00-05.00, entrance is 18 euros. I love Oi, so please go here for me. In the mainroom are DJ’s like Benga, Obey and Gomes. Upstairs you’ll find Boemklatsch, Jameszoo, Architecs, Guerilla Speakerz more. And even in the basement there are DJ’s this time.
Saturday october 20
Mo Manager x Vassallo x Appelsap x Squz x Colors present – Ludwig
22.00-05.00, entrance is free. DJ’s like: Tom Ruijg, Beesmunt Soundsystem, Vic Crezee, Cinnaman.
3x NYX: Who run the world! ADE Special – Club NYX
23.00-05.00, entrance is 10 euros. The ladies will show you how it’s done with Isis, Cat Carpenters, Spacegirls and more.
SFFEERVOL ADE special – Bitterzoet
23.00-04.00, entrance is 12,50 euros. Snelle Jelle, Cream will spin tunes and Sjaak Jayh Jawson will perform.
Tjoller inc Friends XL – Winston Kingdom
23.30-o5.00, entrance is 10 euros. Tjoller inc DJ crew with Brutuzz, George Ho, Wurtz, Guerilla Speakerz.