Posts

Why We’re Heading To ADE Again

These past few days, the organizers behind Amsterdam Dance Event, the twenty-year old event that gathers together the global electronic music community in the Dutch capital, have been busy preparing for the festival set to take place next week. This has gotten people excited once more, as music genres will cross over in an open and receptive environment that Amsterdam offers. Indeed, ADE provides a strong sense of inclusiveness and the desire to let itself be infected by what spontaneously confronts us every single day, at the level of art, entertainment and innovation.

In addition to the usual, huge musical programme that will try to break the already monumental figures of last year (2200 artists involved in more than 500 events) and an equally vast day program of panels, workshops, hands-on activities, and interactions with other musicians and fans, attendees can expect to be able to grab a beer and indulge in what goes on throughout the event that has been steadily progressing year after year, not only artistically but also economically.

As it has been for a few years now, we at 6AM will not miss the opportunity to witness what without doubt is going to be one of the year’s massive events. Not only do we look forward to the artists performing at the event. We also look forward to the positive developments that can possibly occur as we enjoy the music that will be played there.

After we went last year we returned to Los Angeles hungrier than ever. We were hungry to do more, and to do better. We were inspired by the events, the artists who played, the panels and the way the entire city embraced electronic music as one. A testament to that has been our series of WORK by 6AM and Synthetik Minds events, as well as the launch of COMPOUND 2017.

We know we will feel the same way as we make our return in just under two weeks. But until then, we ready up for what is bound to be a full 6 days of immersion split between meetings, artist interviews, conferences and out-of-this-world techno and house events.

We hope you can check out ADE 2017 and us as well at the event from 18 to 22 October. For more information, visit the official website of the ADE.

Win a Drumcode x ADE 2017 Merchandise Package!

Last week we announced how Drumcode is teaming up with Mary Go Wild to host a special pop-up at the famous Amsterdam store during Amsterdam Dance Event next week.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 19th, during Amsterdam Dance Event week. You can drop by for some (free) afternoon ADE vibes. Unannounced signing sessions will take place throughout the day, and rumor has it there’s a secret little Basement Rave going on next door… Keep an eye out on both the brands socials (@drumcoderecords and @marygowildnl) to find out details and times of the activations on the day of.

We will be selecting three (3) prize winners, and each will score themselves:

1 Drumcode Flag
1 Drumcode Bag
1 Drumcode Tshirt (limited edition ADE tee)
1 Drumcode Beanie
Drumcode stickers

For the full Drumcode merchandise catalogue, go to: https://drumcode.backstreetmerch.com/

The winner will be selected this upcoming Monday. If you will be at ADE we will organize for you to pick the prize up at the Drumcode pop-up shop, perhaps alongside an autograph session with a Drumcode artist. If not, we will have it shipped directly to you at home!

Read more

Win a Pair of Tickets to RADION ADE Thursday | Tresor x BPitch ft. Ellen Allien, DJ Stingray, Fjaak and More

Teaming up to bring you day two of the Amsterdam Dance Event are two of Berlin’s finest exports: BPitch Control label boss Ellen Allien and a venue which many would describe as the creators of the city’s club scene: Tresor. Along with RADION and Project Sugar, you’re presented with a surefire forward thinking party.

The evening will feature an impressive collaboration of artists! Micron Audio Detroit label boss DJ Stingray will be there in his trademark ski-mask; the self-dubbed ‘techno boyband’ FJAAK will be performing live; Objekt, the Berliner whose 2016 Tresor mix was described as ‘a window into the very essence of DJing’, the ‘First Lady of Detroit’, the legendary K-hand and the newly founded futura label artist, Russian DJ Inga Mauer will each make their appearance in the uncompromising concrete rooms of RADION.

Read more

Life and Death Announces “Displaced Soundtracks” Ahead of ADE Showcase

Record label Life and Death is celebrating its 7th anniversary this year with the release of its third and most adventurous compilation release to date: Displaced Soundtracks.

Set to be the first installment in a new series, this compilation sees label founder DJ Tennis give free rein to some of his most trusted contemporaries. This has made possible for many of today’s most respected dance music producers the chance display their hidden talents as composers. Gathering music from a long-aborted film, the collection stands as another bastion of Life and Death’s perpetual evolution.

Displaced Soundtracks features Duncan Gray‘s embracing dissonance, Black Merlin, Appleblim and Artefakt going interstellar and Fango channeling post-punk squat music. Hades Rocket also showcases the expertly-sequenced synth work that has graced Simian Mobile Disco’s illustrious career, while Redshape revisits all the right sides of 80’s Wave and Library music. Danny Daze and synth-savant KINK embrace non-standard tempi with great success, while Axel Boman delivers sitar-laced gospel-house without a bass drum. Elsewhere, your favorite producer’s favorite producer, Stimming, teams up with pianist Lambert and magic happens as a result.

Read more

Drumcode and Mary Go Wild Team Up for ADE Pop-Up Including Surprise Sets, Official Merch and Artist Meet-Ups

Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label will be collaborating with Mary Go Wild for a special pop-up shop experience that will allow the imprint’s fans to get close-up-and-personal with some of its leading artists, all the while enjoying some great surprises including Drumcode x Amsterdam special edition merch, live sets, autograph signing sessions and more.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 19th, during Amsterdam Dance Event week. You can drop by for some (free) afternoon ADE vibes. Unannounced signing sessions will take place throughout the day, and rumor has it there’s a secret little Basement Rave going on next door… Keep an eye out on both the brands socials (@drumcoderecords and @maygowildnl) to find out details and times of the activations on the day of.

Here are some things you can expect:

  • Special Drumcode x Amsterdam limited edition t-shirt, designed in our Mary Go Wild basement
  • Official Drumcode t-shirts and sweaters
  • Full backstock catalog of Drumcode vinyl releases
  • Cold drinks provided by our friends at Kornuit
  • Unannounced signing sessions
  • Basement Rave madness going on right next door…

As specified by both the label and Mary Go Wild, the Drumcode merchandise involved in the pop-up is exclusively available at Mary Go Wild, Zeedijk Amsterdam for a limited time only. It is only available offline during Amsterdam Dance Event in limited stock, so don’t miss out.

You can pre-order the limited edition Drumcode x Amsterdam t-shirt HERE.

DRUMCODE / ADE Pop-Up Shop

ADE Thu 12:00 – ADE Sat 20:00, Mary Go Wild

If you found this article interesting, sign up for our newsletter to learn more and to stay up to date with 6AM’s news and features on the world of electronic music.

Final Program for the 22nd Amsterdam Dance Event Announced

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest club festival and the most important business conference for electronic music, has announced its finalized program that will be happening on October 18-22.

ADE 2017 will see a record-breaking 2,500 artists and 550 speakers participating in over 450 events within the 5-day period. An estimated 375,000 visitors are expected to come for event’s 22nd edition. This is a significant improvement from last year’s record of 2,200 artists and 550 speakers in 140 locations. With more events in place during the ADE, the organizers are also focused on the further expansion of its daytime and early evening activities. In addition, a couple of conferences are slated for the ADE for the first time, technology conference ADE Tech and the ADE Hangover, which will be part of the daily activities.

Read more

ADE 2017: Protecting Mental Health in the Electronic Music Industry

Mental health is an issue that has been cause of concern in the music industry today. More so in the electronic music genre, where at least a staggering 30% of electronic artists have experienced mental health issues at one time or another.

With such figures, coupled with the highly demanding nature of the industry, there is a tremendous need to raise awareness on the importance of caring for mental health. Fortunately, organizers such as Amsterdam Dance Event have stepped in to help raise awareness and tackle these issues.

This year Amsterdam Dance Event will be holding a conference titled “Protecting Mental & Physical Health for Fans & Professionals”. Organized by the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), this conference will bring together a panel of industry pros to share their views on subjects such as negotiating depression and anxiety, caring for hearing and dealing with tinnitus, and advice on where to get help if needed.

Expected to speak at the conference are DJs Ben Pearce of Purp & Soul, Juan Atkins, Pig&Dan and Christine Brown, Director of External Affairs at Help Musicians. Moderating the conference is Arash Shirazi, President of talent agency The Bullit Agency.

The conference will be held at the Delamar Theater in Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam on October 18, from 12:20 PM to 1 PM. For tickets and other information on the event, visit the event page at the Amsterdam Dance Event website.

If you found this article interesting, sign up for our newsletter to learn more and to stay up to date with 6AM’s news and features on the world of electronic music.

Reaktor Events Announces Never Seen Before “Multiples” Techno Collaboration Featuring Speedy J and Surgeon

Reaktor Events is proud to announce a never seen before collaboration between two long standing giants in the techno scene.

For the first time ever none other than Speedy J and Surgeon will be performing LIVE at Reaktor’s closing event of Amsterdam Dance Event 2017 at the NDSM Warehouse on Sunday, October 22nd.

After having spent days jamming in the studio last week they are ready to present their brand new live project “Multiples”. The lineup already included the two artists playing solo, as well as sets by the likes of Artefakt, Dasha Rush, LSD (Luke Slater, Function & Steve Bicknell) and Tommy Four Seven.

We are giving away tickets to the event, which you can enter to win here or via the widget below. Tickets are on sale here and you can RSVP to the official FB Event for updates here.

Win 2 Tickets to Reaktor ADE - NDSM Warehouse Edition (Contest on Hive.co)
If you found this article interesting, sign up for our newsletter to learn more and to stay up to date with 6AM’s news and features on the world of electronic music.

 

ADE 2017 Will Feature Four Events With Focus on Asia

That Asia is the next big market for the electronic music world doesn’t surprise most people, certainly not us at 6AM who have been involved with the region since our beginnings.

This is reflected by the attention the region is getting during this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), set to take place October 18-22nd throughout the world-famous Dutch city.

This year the festival programme includes four separate events specifically focusing on Asia:

Read more

Music Enthusiasts Rejoice: ADE 2017 Sound Lab To Run Three Days with Surgeon, DVS1, Tiga and More

The ADE Sound Lab is back and will run for three days at the ADE 2017 Festival Hangout, located at De Brakke Grond.

ADE Sound Lab calls on all aspiring DJs, producers or just music enthusiasts to mark their calendars for what is bound to be a full immersion program one of the most influential and consistently exciting parts of ADE. While you don’t have to be a sound “geek” to enjoy ADE’s Sound Lab, there is no doubt that the very backbone of the program is bound to get any gear and music production aficionado salivating, with with demos, workshops, masterclasses, presentations of new and conceptual instruments, audio-visual experiences, modular synth setups and live performances all scheduled to take place.

Read more