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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

9 Unforgettable Festival Escapes Worth the Flight

Music festivals have been popping out everywhere and in different parts of the world, all with different concepts, lineups and offering diverse experiences from one another.If you’re one of the many people who has done their local and national festivals many times already, why not plan a trip with your friends or fly solo and find the inner music adventurer within you by attending a new festival abroad?

Enjoy beautiful sceneries and get lost in new countries and cities, all the while experiencing some of your favorite DJs in the process, some of which you may never get the chance to see back at home. From all over the globe, we give you nine of the most unforgettable festival escapes worth the flight:

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Dekmantel 2017 features Jeff Mills, Floating Points, Larry Heard, Ben UFO, Joy Orbison

dekmnatel 2017

The massive Dekmantel 2017 lineup has been released. This year’s event is set to begin a day earlier spanning Wednesday through Sunday, August 2nd through the 6th.

Antal b2b Hunee, Ben UFO, Bicep, British Murder Boys, Floating Points, Joy Orbison b2b Jon K, Jeff Mills b2b Tony Allen (live), Larry Heard are some of the many artists on the bill.

On Wednesday there is one special performance by Steve Reich, a minimal music pioneer, at Muziekgebouw Aan ’t IJ, a concert hall for contemporary classical music.

Thursday will “serve up a dazzling display of live music that reaches all across the musical spectrum. Both legends and modern virtuosos will be sharing stages shattered across five different venues along the IJ river, a stones throw away from Amsterdam’s city center.”

Live performances from Steve Reich, Larry Heard, British Murder Boys, Jeff Mills b2b Tony Allen, Karenn, Floating Points (who will also DJ), Bicep, and an audiovisual collaboration from Arca and Jesse Kanda.

DJ sets by the likes of Peggy Gou, Nina Kraviz, Antal b2b Hunee, Anthony Parasole, Ben UFO, Jon Hopkins, Marcel Dettmann, Rødhåd, Volvox & Umfang, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Joy Orbison b2b Jon K, Job Jobse b2b Midland, and Palms Traxx, while Robert Hood and Donato Dozzy b2b Peter Van Hoesen will be hybrid performances.

The festival will host its usual four stages this year; each one showcasing a different variety of talent. They are the Mainstage, Greenhouse, UFO, and Selectors stages.
MAIN-STAGE-dekmantel

At the Mainstage, you can expect to see Mathew Jonson (live), Job Jobse b2b Midland, Bicep, Robert Hood (live), Floating Points, Ben UFO, and Antal b2b Hunee. With a massive stage-wide display in the background, the Mainstage will be equipped with “unchampioned artisans, albeit exceptional DJs or compelling live-acts.”

Dekmantel-Greenhouse

The Greenhouse stage is famous for its luscious, leafy setting taking place under a clear roof. You can expect to see the likes of Jeff Mills b2b Tony Allen (live), Helena Hauff, Joy Orbison b2b Jon K, D.A.F. (live), and much more.
UFO-Dekmantel

The UFO stage is positioned to transcend your musical journey at Dekmantel that will “bring you the best there is in experimental and futuristic techno, noise and electro.” You can find Ø [Phase] (live), Matrixxman, Rødhåd, Discwoman’s Volvox b2b Umfang, Anthony Parasole, Karenn (live), and the British Murder Boys (live) here.

San Proper

Last but certainly not least, the Selectors stage (which has grown into its own mini festival, Dekmantel Selectors) showcases a maximum of five artists per day with a broad spectrum of musical selections. Nina Kraviz, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Marcel Dettmann, Objekt b2b Call Super will boast their talents here.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale January 24th at 12 pm Amsterdam time, 3 am LA time. Regular tickets will be made available on January 25th at 12 pm Amsterdam time, 3 am LA time.

Full lineup:

Antal & Hunee / Arca (dj) & Jesse Kanda (av) / Ben UFO / Bicep (live) / British Murder Boys (live) / D.A.F. (live) / Donato Dozzy & Peter Van Hoesen (hybrid) / Fatima Yamaha (live) / Floating Points (dj) / Floating Points (solo live) / GAS (Wolfgang Voigt) (live) / Helena Hauff / Jeff Mills & Tony Allen (live) / Job Jobse & Midland / Jon Hopkins (dj) / Joy Orbison & Jon K / Karenn (live) / Larry Heard (Mr. Fingers) (live) / Marcel Dettmann / Marcos Valle / Masters At Work / Mathew Jonson (live) / Monolake – Lumière III / Motor City Drum Ensemble / Nina Kraviz / Objekt & Call Super / Omar S / Palms Trax / Robert Glasper Experiment / Robert Hood (hybrid) / Rødhåd / Steve Reich & Slagwerk Den Haag / Sun Ra Arkestra / Tuxedomoon

A Certain Ratio / Ancient Methods & Vatican Shadow / Andy Stott (live) / Beverly Hills 808303 (I-F) / Dax J / Dekmantel Soundsystem / Demdike Stare / DJ Nobu / Dopplereffekt (live) / Dorian Concept (live) / Factory Floor (live) / Forest Swords / Joe Claussell / Joey Anderson / Juju & Jordash (live) / Lena Willikens / Lorenzo Senni (live) / Matrixxman / Nathan Fake (live) / Optimo / Overmono (Truss & Tessela) (live) / Ø [Phase] (live) / Red Axes (dj) / San Proper / Tom Trago (live) / Ultradyne (live) / Unforeseen Alliance (live) / Young Marco

Aleksi Perälä (live) / Anthony Parasole / Awanto 3 (live) / Bariş K / Beatrice Dillon / Byron The Aquarius / Central / Colin Benders (live) / Das Ding (live) / Dekmantel Festival Opening Conference / Deniro / Dr. Rubinstein / Eclair Fifi / GE-OLOGY & Red Greg / Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids / Illum Sphere / Inga Mauer / Interstellar Funk / Jameszoo / Jayda G / Marie Davidson (live) / Occult Orientated Crime (live) / Parrish Smith / Peggy Gou / Phuong-Dan / Resom / Shanti Celeste / Stump Valley / Talismann (live) / Tijana T / Vladimir Ivkovic / Volvox & Umfang

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5 Performances Not To Miss During Awakenings’ 20th Anniversary

Awakenings Gashouder 2017

The legendary Awakenings is celebrating its 20th anniversary with five massive parties spanning from Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 16 2017.

To commemorate this massive event, Awakenings has partnered with Monumental Productions and, Amsterdam based publisher, Mary Go Wild to produce an anniversary book for the occasion.

Most importantly and for the first time ever, the event will feature a day party on Saturday, April 15th from 11 am to 10 pm with heavy hitters Joris Voorn, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer, Jeff Mills and Chris Liebing all performing.

The remainder of the events take place during the night from Thursday to Sunday with the likes of Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, Sven Väth, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Bart Skils, 2000 and One, Marcel Dettmann, Dave Clarke, DJ Billy Nasty, DJ Rush, Kölsch, Len Faki, Luciano, Seth Troxler, and Ricardo Villalobos all scheduled to play at Amsterdam’s revered Gashouder venue.

Weekend tickets are sold out, but single days are still available. We suggest you act fast, as this will sell out.

Who Not To Miss

Sven Väth – April 13
The German mastermind that is Papa Sven has been a long-time friend of and performer at Awakenings. Thanks to his signature vinyl-only performances, upbeat techno tracks and funky synths, he’s sure to keep the crowd dancing throughout his entire set.

Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann – April 14
These two gentlemen have been at the top of techno lists around the world and rightfully so. Their dynamic b2b sets ooze characteristic Berghain pounding techno with thrilling twists and turns throughout, making them our standout back-to-back choice for Awakenings’ 20 Year Anniversary celebration.

Jeff Mills – April 15 (Day) 
A space wizard with endless talents, Jeff Mills is one of the most well-seasoned techno producers and DJs to roam this earth. His sets are known to incorporate cosmic synths and spacial sounds, providing timeless and out-of-this-world techno inspired emotions.

Dave Clarke – April 15 (Night)
Another Awakenings and veteran techno producer, Dave Clarke will bring the heat with heavy drums and a signature old school sound that blends techno and electro with effortless precision. The Amsterdam-based UK producer debuted with his first release in 1990 and yet remains at the forefront of today’s underground with good reason: his penchant for quality music above all else.

Ricardo Villalobos – April 16
Unnecessarily talented, Ricardo Villalobos is known to be the king of eclectic mixes, from spiraling sounds with deep bass to spirit-liberating techno. As an Awakenings veteran and one of the most sought-after talents in the world, there is no doubt that he will not disappoint for the festival’s 20th Anniversary.

Full Timetable Awakenings - 20 years

April 13th – Night

22:00 – 00:30 Dimitri & Remy Unger
00:30 – 02:30 Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson
02:30 – 04:30 Sven Väth
04:30 – 06:30 Pan-Pot
06:30 – 08:30 Nina Kraviz

April 14th – Night

22:00 – 01:30 Bart Skils & 2000 and One
01:30 – 05:00 Adam Beyer & Joseph Capriati
05:00 – 08:30 Ben Klock & MARCEL DETTMANN

April 15th – Day

11:00 – 13:00 Kabale und Liebe (Dj/Producer)
13:00 – 15:00 Joris Voorn
15:00 – 16:30 Ben Klock
16:30 – 18:30 Adam Beyer
18:30 – 20:15 Jeff Mills
20:15 – 22:00 Chris Liebing

April 15th – Night

23:30 – 02:00 DJ Billy Nasty
02:00 – 03:45 DJ Rush
03:45 – 05:30 Dave Clarke
05:30 – 07:15 Chris Liebing
07:15 – 09:00 Jeff Mills

April 16th – Night

22:00 – 00:00 Lauhaus
00:00 – 01:45 Luciano
01:45 – 03:30 Seth Troxler
03:30 – 05:15 Ricardo Villalobos
05:15 – 07:15 Joris Voorn & Kölsch
07:15 – 09:00 Len Faki

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