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Almere City FC zoekt een gametalent dat de voetbalclub vertegenwoordigt tijdens grote game-events. In drie voorrondes kunnen gamers laten zien hoe goed ze zijn in het populaire computerspel FIFA-17. De winnaar van het toernooi krijgt een eSports-contract.

Zaterdag is de eerste voorronde en de finale vindt plaats in juni volgend jaar. Ook verschillende spelers uit de A-selectie zullen een gooi doen naar de titel.

De wedstrijden worden gespeeld op zestien Playstation 4-consoles en vinden plaats in de businesslounge van het Yanmar Stadion.

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Almere City FC zoekt een gametalent dat de voetbalclub vertegenwoordigt tijdens grote game-events. In drie voorrondes kunnen gamers laten zien hoe goed ze zijn in het populaire computerspel FIFA-17. De winnaar van het toernooi krijgt een eSports-contract.

Zaterdag is de eerste voorronde en de finale vindt plaats in juni volgend jaar. Ook verschillende spelers uit de A-selectie zullen een gooi doen naar de titel.

De wedstrijden worden gespeeld op zestien Playstation 4-consoles en vinden plaats in de businesslounge van het Yanmar Stadion.

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A drive up the Swiss mountains, through the curvy roads between the vineyards, watching happy cows feeding on the lush grass, breathing crispy autumn air makes you wonder how the calmness of nature will go along with the hectic techno beats. However, the MDRNTY festival, this time held in the Swiss mountain village of Gstaad is successfully testing it for the second time.

The excitement builds as clubbers board the cable-cars and the vibration of bass is felt stronger with each meter gained towards the 1550 m high destination. Modernity Events team stays true to their Swiss manner in choosing spectacular mountain venues throughout their events. The day party stage is surrounded by a spectacular 360° view of the Bernese Alps, which, glowing in sunshine, are creating a special and refreshing setting, particularly contrary to the dark sweaty dance floors.

The line-up of the festival set high expectations, combining international stars such as Seth Troxler, Loco Dice, Adriatique, Guy Gerber, Damian Lazarus, Alex Niggemann with local Swiss talents. The music kicked off Saturday at noon with a Zurich’s very own James MC Hale, followed by Alex Niggemann. His particularly crowd intuitive set gently guided his audience through subgenres of melancholic deep house to darker techno. The local heroes Adrian and Adrian of Adriatique took over and had to prolongue their set due to the last minute cancellation from Damian Lazarus. Much anticipated techno wizard was advised by his doctor to cancel the gigs due to the crazy eye infection, thus Adriatique, DJ Tennis and Guy Gerber collaborated to save the day, which was a major last minute change preparation wise. Luckily these guys aren’t playing around and the experience in delivering solid lengthy sets was absolutely evident.

As the sun dipped behind the mountain peaks DJ Tennis and Guy Gerber led the crowd into the darkness, a perfect choice of the hour. The light show turned the glass box from panoramic to a mystic club in the sky, and the first day ended with the hands high up dancing to the intoxicating sounds of Maceo Plex. As usual the audience united in cheer to his classic ‘Solitary Daze’.

Sunday morning DJ Blazer set the tone of the day along with Guti, the only one playing a live set. Their set successfully set the tone for the headliner Seth Troxler. Weaving in the fresh ‘Playing Daze’ by South Beach Recycling got the crowd jacking and by the time he dropped Groove Armada’s new beauty of 2016 ‘U Can’, he got the crowd in his pocket. After his solo set, it was an awesome surprise to see Loco Dice joining Seth for the second half of the afternoon for a full 4 hour back to back set and turning the heat of the party to its highest. The warm Sunday sun raised the energy levels through the roof and when the guys put up  ‘Loosen your Collar’ by The Narcoleptic, the room lost their minds.

As in every ending, all found that blissful silence every nighthawk knows so well. However, it was going down the mountain to the sleepy valley and leaving the memories of the invigorating dance to the repository heights of the Alps, what made this event so very special.


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Words by Laura Bivilyte, photo credits: Laura Bivilyte, MDRNTY official.

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Nestled within the cultural melting post that is Amsterdam’s Oost neighborhood stands the industrial, multi purpose venue, Q-Factory.

Reminiscent of city center attractions like Melkweg and Paradiso, Q-Factory is Amsterdam’s only other all purpose music venue, able to hold some 1300 between its two cavernous halls. From live music to underground dance, the venue’s place within the cultural landscape of Amsterdam’s most diverse neighborhood cannot be understated. A center for community, with its practice, work, and studio space, full service cafe, and upcoming hotel, Q-Factory literally breathes creativity. Now, with Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) right around the corner, the venue will play host to a series of events bringing some of dance music’s finest brands to the city’s east side. In Addition to the music event, Q-Factory will also hosta  range of ADE Playground workshops, including collaborations with Compass Agency, Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, and DJ School Amsterdam.


21 October sees one of electronic music’s most revolutionary imprints, Global Underground, come together with their largest collection of alumni performing in one place. With James Lavelle, Dave Seaman, Sander Kleinenberg, Habischman, Darren Emerson, Eelke Kleijn, Remy Unger Roland Klinkenberg, and many more handling duties, this collection of classic and contemporary is a standout event of the entire ADE program. Also, running alongside, and throughout the week, will be an exhibit of photographer Dean Belcher’s seminal GU work, on display throughout Q-Factory’s spacious interior.

Moving through the week, 21 October sees Monica Kruse‘s Terminal M and Christian Smith‘s Tronic Music join forces for a full on night of techno. Alongside the two veteran techno heavy’s will be Oliver Huntemann, PigDan, ANNA, and Stefano Noferini on the Terminal M side of things, with Noir, Whebba, Eric Sneo, Macromism, Paride Saraceni, Drunken Kong, and Nico Cabeza backing up the Tronic crew.

See also: Label Showcase 27: Tronic Music

Finally, on 22 October, the ADE program winds down with a huge event hosted by Villa Kakelbont, with a special Flashmob LTD vs. Connected labelnight. Here, both Q-Factory spaces will be in full effect with a lineup that includes Enrico Sangiuliano, Juan Sanchez, Flashmob, Kaiserdisco, DJ W!LD, Joran van Pol, Terranova, Flug, Re.You, Jeff Rushin, Matt Tolfrey, Citizenn, Bambook, and more (of course).

With this fully stacked series of event’s through the industry’s most important conference, Q-Factory situates itself in the underground yet accessible conversation. Its extended operating hours through ADE and beyond, newfound focus on electronic programming, continued mission toward a creatively complete structure, and convenient location all make this a space with endless possibility.


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London will host the first event of the Six Day series this month ©Madison Sports GroupLondon will host the first event of the Six Day series this month ©Madison Sports Group

London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen have been confirmed as the four hosts of cycling’s inaugural Six Day series.

The series intends to give six day racing a “21st century makeover”, with a television-friendly format set to feature international teams of riders across multiple events during the six days.

The top 12 male and female riders throughout the series will qualify for a one night final event, which will take place in Palma, Mallorca.

London will host the opening event of the series at the Lee Valley VeloPark from October 25 to 30, with reigning world madison champions Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish due to compete.

The Amsterdam Velodrome will then host action from December 6 to 11, before the series heads to Berlin Velodrom between January 19 and 24.

Copenhagen’s Ballerup Super Arena will hold the fourth competition from January 26 to 31, prior to the season climax in Mallorca on March 17.

“Six day racing has always been one of the most exciting events on the calendar, but until now it has always been individual events, different rules and a variety of owners and operators,” said Cavendish.

“A structured six day series will revitalise the six day scene – and also transform track cycling in general.

“The crowd will love it as the season develops, but it is also a big step forward for the riders – serious racing, serious prize money – and serious fun.”

Reigning world madison champions Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins are due to compete in London ©Getty ImagesReigning world madison champions Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins are due to compete in London ©Getty Images
Reigning world madison champions Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins are due to compete in London ©Getty Images

Created by the Madison Sports Group, the series will be covered live on Eurosport and highlights will also be broadcast on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.

A women’s omnium series will run across the duration of the series, in addition to sprint competitions.

With six day racing experiencing a dramatic decline in the number of events during recent years, Madison Sports Group chief executive Mark Darbon hopes the new series will reverse the trend and attract new fans.

“Since we brought six day back to London for the first time in 35 years in 2015, we’ve been working on the concept of a bigger series and we can’t wait to get started,” he said.

“In London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen we have four iconic cities with great six day heritage and in Mallorca, an exciting new venue.

“And that’s what our vision for six day is all about – we want to celebrate its rich history, update it and bring it to new territories.

“Having a series of events with consistent races, riders and entertainment will give us an ongoing story throughout the season which fans can follow across the world.

“We’ve spoken to a lot of riders about it – and they are hugely excited about the prospect.”

As with tradition at six day races, each event will feature a live DJ and entertainment.

Dimension Data have been chosen to deliver the series’ results services, while Ticketmaster have been announced as the ticketing partner.

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During this upcoming Amsterdam Dance Event DHA has teamed up with the high-end speaker brand Raumfeld to host two special events. Situated right in the centre of Amsterdam, next to Amsterdam’s most cultural space – the Museum square, the contemporary design Raumfeld speaker store will turn into a vibrant event with the industry’s finest DJ’s October 20th and 21st.

Meanwhile, we can’t hide our excitement for handing the decks to our hand-picked line-up of industry’s top talent and personality. The still very British, now Amsterdam local Ben Westbeech (aka Breach) is joined by another very prolific brit Huxley. Next to that, we’re happy to have the dance music German extravaganza, a true character Butch and Amsterdam’s very own – Prunk. Raising our extravaganza levels this bunch is joined by with Nick Monaco Crew Love Friends. The upcoming days will reveal the two additional guests, stay tuned!

Next to that, the drinks and bites are taken care of, handled by our friends Amsterdam’s very own Brewery Two-Chefs, soda specialists Dorslust and cold pressed juice Naturalicious, when it comes to bites – we’re all in for a vegan treat from Amsterdam’s favourite vegan restaurant – Meatless District.

So be sure to secure your entry by downloading and registering through Dance Tonight, a new event discovery app. You apply for entry by simply following the event on the app. Download Dance Tonight here. However, even if you’re not there, the sets will be streamed on DHA Channels both Thursday and Friday from 16:00 to 20:00.

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20 21 October | Many Sounds of Raumfeld | Raumfeld Store

Line-up: Breach | Huxley | Butch | Nick Monaco | Crew Love

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Jan Raphael and Mirjam Weerd are race favorites for this weekend’s Challenge Almere-Amsterdam 2016

Almere is ready to crown a new champion. The winner of the 2014 and 2015 editions – Markus Fachbach – will not defend his title this year, which leaves the field of title candidates wide open. Jan Raphael, who won the desperately fought Challenge Regensburg four weeks ago, seems to be favorite for Almere’s title. He can expect tough competition from top athletes Erik-Simon Strijk and Dirk Wijnalda.

In the women pro field, last year’s title defender will start in the legendary Long Distance. German athlete Kathrin Walther will compete with Mirjam Weerd, a strong Dutch athlete who recently dominated in Challenge Denmark. Experienced athlete Erica Csomor will join in this fierce competition.


German Raphael will particularly keep an eye on his Dutch competition. Dirk Wijnalda will start his tenth long distance race in Almere this year, and has had a good season so far. He won Challenge Venice earlier this year and became third in the European Championships in Poznan (Poland). His weapon – a fast marathon – could deliver him a podium place in Almere as well. Erik-Simon Strijk has shown progress this year and became fourth at Ironman Maastricht. Last year he became third in Almere, a result that he most likely will want to surpass. Youri Severin, an athlete from Almere, made his debut on the long distance this July and reached an impressive 15th position in this first race in Frankfurt. Severin hopes to do well in Almere:

There’s no holding back for me. I want to win

Allan Hovda from Norway has won the difficult race Norseman twice, and together with Polish Marek Jaskolka, who is a strong swimmer and runner, he could be able to surprise everyone.

Kathrin Walther will try to prolong her title, but this will not be easy: one of the other strong contenders is Mirjam Weerd. She needed to cancel Challenge Almere-Amsterdam last year due to an injury, but has regained her place within the international top afterwards. With her strong swim- and cycle abilities she will have a chance to create a gap between herself and her competition. Erica Csomor will join Walther and Weerd. This Hungarian marathon athlete and duathlete promises to achieve good results with her experience in running.

Mirjam Weerd will compete with Carla van Rooijen, Ilona Eversdijk from Almere, and debutante Lucie van Genugten for the Dutch Title.

Almere yet again prepares itself for the largest triathlon event of the Netherlands. Over 2,750 athletes will start at this 36th edition of the oldest triathlon of Europe. On Saturday, participants of the classic long distance will compete on a course of 3,8 km swimming, 180 km cycling and 42,2 km running. The start and finish take place at the Esplanade in the heart of the city of Almere. The Long Distance will start at 7:20 am, and around 3 pm the speakers will prepare the crowd for welcoming this year’s winner.

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Houston (USA): Yuki Bhambri fought hard before losing the singles semifinals of the Houston Cup, a USD 25,000 ITF Futures event, to American Wil Spencer, here.

The top seeded Indian, who is making a comeback to the competitive tennis after a six-month injury break, lost 2-6 6-4 5-7 to his unseeded rival in the hard court event.

Yuki paid the price for not being able convert any of the five breakpoints he got in the third and decisive set. However, the Indian, who is now ranked 283, had a lot of
positives to take from the tournament, where he managed to win three matches.

“It will take time to get back to my best. The good thing is that I can play again without feeling much pain or causing more damage to my body,” Yuki said.

The Delhi lad, who featured in top-100 around this time last season, had played two Challenger level events – Stockton and Tiburon — before coming here but fell in the
first rounds of both. 

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The online vinyl database and exchange is bringing record swaps and DJs in real time.

The Juan Maclean will play the upcoming Crate Diggers free record fair and after party in Los Angeles on Oct. 22 at Lot 613 marking the vinyl exchange’s first event since its acquisition earlier this month by Discogs. Others on the bill include Rick Wade, Harmonie Park, Rush Hour, Moods Grooves, Zernell and Grimy Edits.

Discogs, the online vinyl database and exchange, which claims to have the largest online physical music database with a catalog of more than 6.5 million recordings and 4 million artists all built by users (similar to how Wikipedia operates), the Crate Diggers acquisition provides an opportunity for the 16-year-old company to bring together its global community of rabid record collectors in real time.

“Community involvement is huge for us,” says Chad Dahlstrom, Discogs chief operating officer. “We see the Crate Digger events as an opportunity for our online community to see us live, meet us live and to meet each other live. We’re sitting in front of our audience and getting a lot of feedback about what they want, we’re getting new customers, we’re getting new sellers and we’re engaging current customers and sellers—so there’s a long tail to it.”

Crate Diggers, for which Discogs was a sponsor before it acquired it for an undisclosed sum, was founded three years ago and has held events in Miami, Portland, Ore. and Berlin. In addition to Juan Maclean (new mix premiere below), past performers at the event have included Doc Martin and Theo Parrish, the latter of whom played its Berlin event until eight in the morning. Discogs plans to take the franchise to ten markets next year including Chicago, New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Barcelona.

Founded in 2000 by Kevin Lewandowski, who initially only wanted to catalog his techno records, Discogs would become an open source online community data base with extensive information on millions of albums (witness the reported 309 versions of the BeatlesWhite Album). The site experimented with ad revenue, paid subscription and memberships models before 2007 when the site added a market place feature where users could buy and sell vinyl and which led to something of a windfall.

Today Discogs has a staff of 50 and offices in Beaverton, Ore. and Amsterdam and expects to break the $100 million sales threshold this year. Its business model is similar to eBay or Amazon with the site taking 8 percent of sales which would mean $8 million dollars in revenue this year. With a database many independent retailers find indispensable, Discog’s now claims 3 million users (although not all are active) and nearly 15,000 new users per month. The site gets some 95,000 orders a month or just under 4 million for this year. 

Discog’s bread and butter and most popular format is vinyl which accounts for more than 80 percent of its sales, but the company says cassettes this year have had a major resurgence growing 42 percent year over year and selling more than 60,000 compared to 40,000 last year. According to the most recent music sales figures for the first half of 2016, vinyl sales on the year have jumped 11.4 percent, to 6.2 million.

Discogs also owns Vinyl Hub, a database which catalogs the location and types of music sold at record shops and currently lists 5,668 stores. The company also has plans for a gear exchange which is scheduled to launch at the end of the year.

Meanwhile the free Crate Diggers record fair at Lot 16 in L.A.’s Arts District will go from noon until 6:00 p.m. with the after party headlined by Juan Maclean running from 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.

The Juan Maclean has a new album currently slated for next year and will release a split 12″ single with the Savages on DFA in November. The industrious Maclean also has an EP with Peach Melba, his vocal-house project, due out Oct. 28 and an EP with his techno outfit Autofac is out in November.

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AMF-bezoekers geven niet alleen bijna 5,2 miljoen euro uit aan het festival zelf, maar volgens GFK ook 3,9 miljoen uit aan onderdak in hotels of Airbnb, 4,3 miljoen aan transport – vooral openbaar vervoer en taxi en 6,8 miljoen euro aan eten en versnaperingen. Dat doen ze dan weer vooral in supermarkten en bij fastfoodrestaurants.

Tweederde van de bezoekers zegt de stad in te gaan als er geen evenementen te bezoeken zijn. ADE-gangers besteden bovendien ruim 50 euro (Nederlanders) tot ruim honderd euro (buitenlanders) in Amsterdamse winkels, totaal goed voor 3,7 miljoen euro.

375.000 bezoekers
De andere evenementen gedurende ADE hebben volgens Buma Cultuur naar verwachting een vergelijkbare economische impact. In totaal trekt het Dance Event in vijf dagen 375.000 bezoekers. Drie jaar geleden liet Buma Cultuur uitrekenen dat het evenement de Nederlandse economie in 2013 55 miljoen euro had opgeleverd.

Het onderzoek geeft ook een aardig inzichtje in de verschillende evenementen. De Amsterdamse AMF-promotor Alda Events, die de komende dagen met megafeesten actief is in de Arena, Ziggodome en de HMH, zet daarmee ruim 3,8 miljoen euro om.

Alleen al met de evenementen in de Amsterdam Arena zaterdag en zondag, haalt Alda 4,1 miljoen euro op, waarvan anderhalf miljoen ten goede komt aan de dj’s die er optreden.

Hardwell geldt onder de ondervraagde bezoekers als populairste dj, gevolgd door duo Axwell^Ingrosso en Tiesto. Driekwart van de AMF-gangers is man, 85 procent is jonger dan 35. Eenderde van de bezoekers bezoekt het evenement voor het eerst.

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