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Adam Beyer Announces First Ever Drumcode Festival

Presented as a collaboration between Adam Beyer and Awakenings, the first Drumcode Festival is set to take place in Amsterdam on August 18th, 2018.

What began as a humble record label 21 years ago, Drumcode is now inarguably the biggest techno label in the world. A machine that has revolutionized what it really means to be a record label in today’s world, Drumcode is now a brand that can also call itself promoters, an apparel company and a fully-fledged radio radio show with close to 16 million people tuning in weekly.

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Premiere: Listen to DJ Cocodil’s “Freak” from GaGa In Da House ADE Compilation Selected by Sam Skilz

 

One of Luxembourg’s premiere dance labels, GaGa Records, unleash their next “GaGa In Da House” compilation, with the 10th edition “Amsterdam 2017” packed with quality gems and new exclusives selected by label boss Sam Skilz, who delivers a stellar DJ mix version too.

Alongside some GaGa favourites from Jonathan Ulysses, Eddie Amador, Benny Royal and more, “GaGa In Da House ADE17” features 7 brand new exclusive tracks from Sam Skilz, Dany Cohiba, Kleen Kutz & G-Bace, Rob Boskamp, Groove Salvation, Zonum, Xavi V, Albert Retamero and Dj Cocodil to enjoy! We are premiering “Freak” from Dj Cocodil for you exclusively below:

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Awakenings New Year To Present Four Shows at the Gashouder Amsterdam

True to what is now considered a tradition, the Gashouder on the Westergasfabriek terrain in Amsterdam will once again be the venue of Awakenings New Year. Known as one of the most anticipated New Years party in the world, this year’s Awakenings New Year party will commence on Saturday, December 30.

The upcoming Awakenings New Year promises 3-days worth of music and partying with 4 events as we bid farewell to 2017 and kick off 2018. Doors will first open at 12:00 PM on December 30 for the New Year’s Special By Day, featuring Joris Voorn, Richie Hawtin and Chris Liebing, among others. Afterwards will be the first Evening Session as  top international techno artists Adam Beyer, Loco Dice and Joseph Capriati just to name a few, are on the programme of the Early New Year’s Special By Night and Joseph Capriati will bring the night to a close.

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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:

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Verknipt Returns to ADE With 5 Stacked Events

Verknipt is one of the most-known promoters in Amsterdam. The Dutch is an Amsterdam organization focuses on large-scale electronic music events featuring everything from deep house to techno.

Although a fairly your brand launched in 2012, Verknipt has established itself as a well-known name in Amsterdam and its surroundings, with a focus on being innovative and a clear-cut mission: “Nothing is mandatory, everything is possible” 

This year they return to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) with 5 different large-scale events, taking over the Amsterdam Studio’s and Casco Amsterdam between October 19th and October 21st:

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5 Reasons Why ADE is Our Favorite Techno Event Of The Year

We are less than 2 months away from the yearly visit to the industry’s most anticipated event of the year: Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

During last year’s edition, the city of Amsterdam was entirely dedicated to the iteration of ADE, selling out the conference for the tenth consecutive year and breaking all sorts of records, totaling 550 speakers, over 2,200 artists in more than 140 venues, 1,000 events and approximately 375,000 visitors.

This year, ADE returns stronger and bigger than ever, armed with the intention of breaking more records and showcasing the best and the latest of the worldwide electronic music world. Taking place from the 18th to the 22nd of October, ADE is set to feature around 2500 performers, an all-time record number, playing in over 140 locations around Amsterdam.

6AM cannot wait to be back in the beautiful city of Amsterdam to report on what is undoubtedly our most anticipated event of the year. Below are 5 key reasons why we believe ADE truly is our favorite techno event of the year:

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Amsterdam Looking To Introduce Strict Sound Limitations For Festivals Within City Limits

Amsterdam’s City Council could be introducing new limitations that limit sound for festivals within city limits.

The move, which is being pushed by local residents that asking for reduced sound levels, would see decibel limit pushed down to 85db.

According to the proposed measure promoters will “need to take more measures to reduce the inconvenience for residents. For example, the organizers of festivals must conduct permanent acoustic research during the event.”

A spokesman for the council said: “Organizers are now mainly concerned with how the sound sounds on the field. According to the new rules, they will also have to focus on the question of the effect of noise on the environment, and how to minimize the inconvenience.”

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Mystic Garden Fence Climber on Acid Trip Rescued Out of Lake by Police Helictopter

Fence climbers are a normal occurrence at festivals world over. Some get away with it and manage to enjoy the festival at the expense of promoters’ blood, sweat and tears, while others get caught and promptly removed off the premises.

However things got a little crazier for a fence climber at Amsterdam’s Mystic Garden this past weekend. After entering the festival illegally with two other men, the man was caught by festival security and taken to the medical tent as he was clearly under the influence, at which point things made a turn for the worst. He became delusional and aggressive and despite the attempt of three security personnel to keep him detained, he ran off to the west side of the park and dove into the waters of the Sloterplas, a local lake.

Due to his behavior the medical team deduced the man was under the influence of LSD and, worried about his personal safety, called local police to help get him out of the lake waters and under proper care and treatment. A police helicopter with heat cameras had to be used to locate the man in question, while police closed parts of the street and used a boat to get him back to safety.

It’s important to note that Mystic Garden Festival security and medical personnel did everything in their power to help the man, following standard protocol in the process.

H/T: Technomoves

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An Interactive Festival Map With All The European Summer Festivals That Matter

Heading to Europe for the summer? Still looking to plan a last-minute trip to a festival you have never been to?

Check out this interactive map put together by Electronic Beats, it may come useful in your planning! This handy visual guide highlights all European festivals worth knowing about between the end of May and the end of August, including heavyweights the likes of Awakenings, Sonar, Into The Valley Dekmantel, Sonus and Dimension, as well as a lot other smaller less-known festivals.

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Lessons From Amsterdam’s Night Mayor

In the last several years Amsterdam has been at the forefront of the nightlife industry as far as changes and innovations are concerned, and we’re not just talking about marijuana legalization and the city’s entire approach to it. In 2012 the city introduced the concept of having a “Nachtburgemeester,” or a Night Mayor. Read more