Amsterdam Dance Event Announces 2017 Dates and International Expansion


Between the 18th and 22nd of October 2017, Amsterdam will once again be invaded by hundreds of thousands of electronic music fans and industry experts for the latest edition of Amsterdam Dance Event. Following our presence at ADE 2016, and the many lessons we learned while there, we cannot but recommend the trip for anyone involved with or passionate about dance music.

ADE has now become the world’s largest club-based festival and conference for electronic music, featuring all facets of the world’s scene from EDM to Techno and from Trance to Trap. Featuring over 2,200 artists and 550 speakers in a record-breaking 140 venues, the 2016 edition was ADE’s largest yet, with around 375,000 expected national and international visitors for the 22nd edition later this year.

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Gorje Hewek & Izhevski Discuss Their Involvement With All Day I Dream


All Day I Dream‘s vision is one that transcends the mere scope of your run-of-the-mill party series. Founded by Lee Burridge on a hot Brooklyn rooftop back in 2011, the brand has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon, spurred on by the promise of a dreamy journey through music no matter the city and the venue.

It was clear from the beginning that Lee’s Burning Man influences and prowess in the studio combined to provide an escape party unlike others in the United States, attracting thousands of “Dreamers” in Los Angeles, New York City and other cities who flocked to All Day I Dream in search of a transcendental foray into a magic and unparalleled world.

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Q&A: Jonas Kopp & Pfirter Release ‘Seek’ EP on PoleGroup

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter at  Dockyard Festival. Photography courtesy

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter at Dockyard Festival. Photography courtesy

During Amsterdam Dance Event we took the time to make it to Dockyard, a one-day festival complete with five massive stages housed in tents that sits somewhere between land and water, surrounded by shipping containers and cranes.

One of the stages was being hosted by Spanish techno record label PoleGroup, featuring some of the most exciting raw techno talent that could be found at ADE this year. Artists the caliber of Reeko, Oscar Mulero, Lewis Fautzi as well as Jonas Kopp and Pfirter all put on an impressive display that day, providing festival goers with a slice of hard-hitting techno that was mostly absent elsewhere at Dockyard with the exception of Surgeon and Lady Starlight at the Terminal One stage.

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter are an Argentinian duo that have been around for the better part of two decades now, finding their home in the dark cavern of broody, powerfully-driven techno that has made PoleGroup such a respected label worldwide. Today they are releasing a brand-new split EP entitled Seek, a six track musical journey that begins in space and travels to the dance floor, taking the listener on a trip filled with heavy kicks, profound ambient soundscapes and aggressive 909 sequences. You can stream the release below and find it for purchase via Bandcamp. We briefly caught up with the duo ahead of the release to discuss their work together and the collaborative elements that make them such a successful studio and DJ project.

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Watch and Listen to Maceo Plex’s Live Set From The Rijksmuseum at ADE 2016

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During this past ADE, Maceo Plex went into uncharted territory by being the first electronic music artist to perform at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

There he joined some of the most celebrated artists in history, including Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer for a two-and-a-half hour set at the museum’s bike passage. In attendance a selection of fans who signed up for free access to the specially-curated event by Audio Obscure via online registration.

During the set, the Barcelona-based producer, DJ, label-owner and party promoter played several of his own tunes including “The Replicant V2”, “Hang 106” and “Love On Time”, Aphex Twin’s “On”, “Maximaal” by Egbert & Secret Cinema, “Ballo dei Morti” from Brassica and many more.

The set was broadcasted via live video for 30 minutes and posted in full on SoundCloud.

Watch and listen below.

Ten Things We Learned at ADE 2016

Life & Death at Thuishaven. Photo courtesy of Joris Bisschops

Life & Death at Thuishaven. Photo courtesy of Joris Bisschops

It’s Tuesday October 25th and the 21st edition of Amsterdam Dance Event ended less than 48 hours ago.

The whirlwind five-day conference and club festival was a marathon to say the least and for me, as a first time attendee of the conference itself (rather than just club events), a lesson on the power, scope and influence of ADE in today’s music industry. From Wednesday October 19th onwards until the early hours of Monday morning, 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.

After attending several conferences and workshops, interviewing artists and networking with agents and publicists as well as attending nine different parties, I flew away from Amsterdam with absolutely no doubt of my intention to return in 2017, and with a few important lessons learned along the way:

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Listen to Techno and House Live Sets from ADE 2016

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It’s Monday and ADE 2016 is officially over.

But don’t fret; live set recordings from some of the best events and DJs are beginning to sprout up on SoundCloud already, and we have amassed them into a handy playlist for your listening pleasure.

Included are recordings from parties such as Awakenings, Mosaic x DGTL, Dockyard Festival, All Day I Dream and more. Artists featured include Len Faki, Lee Burridge, Truncate, Maceo Plex, Fur Coat, Kölsch, Claude vonStroke, Francesca Lombardo and Octave One.

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Premiere: Anabatic ADE 2016 Compilation Sampler ft. Worthy, Odi Diaz, Elevator Musik, Kisch, ADMN, and Karuva.


Every year, the Amsterdam Music Festival attracts over 365,000 goers from all over the world to celebrate electronic dance music’s freshest talent across a number of sub-genres.

Among the artists this year will be those represented by Anabatic Records, the leading bass music indie label founded by DJ/producer Worthy. In preparation, they released a Sampler EP to amass their hype before the big event: featured are Worthy himself, along with Odi Diaz, Elevator Musik, Kisch, ADMN, and Karuva.

“Anabatic” refers to “the powerful winds that move up a mountain,” — and at this year’s Amsterdam Music Festival, the label’s fierce gusts will not just move up mountains, but based on this sampler will move the mountains themselves. During the event their music will fill the night’s unforgettable hours. The collection of original mixes perfectly demonstrates why the Anabatic label will dominate the dance floor. Their thoroughly unique bass productions never relent on their movement, beats spilling with rapidity amidst a complex spectrum of eclectic sounds.

Listened to it for the first time exclusively through 6AM via the below SoundCloud link:





Connect with Anabatic Records: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Maceo Plex Will Perform Special ADE Set At Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum

Maceo Plex Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt, Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and… Maceo Plex. For one night only, the Barcelona-based producer and DJ will be joining some of the greatest painters and sculptors in history when he performs atAmsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

Set to take place next week on the 21st of October, this will be the first event of its kind for Rijksmuseum, who has previously never collaborated with an electronic music artist in its long rich history. The high-profile ADE gig will take place at the museum’s bike passage, matching the venue’s vision of elaborating new exciting ways to allow visitors to experience the art contained within its walls.

Rijksmuseum is famous world over as being the home of some of the greatest works of art from the Dutch Golden Age, but also boasts an important and large collection of music instruments as well as various paintings depicting scenes of music. Testament to that, is the fact that Eric Estornel, known to his fans as Maceo Plex, visited the museum personally where he listened to unique recordings from its collection of classical instruments as a source of inspiration.

Although the event is free of charge, groups of 2-4 will need to register before the 12am deadline of October 18th.

21 October | Audio Obscura pres. Maceo Plex x Rijksmuseum | Register | Rijksmuseum Bike Passage 7-11pm.

Q&A: Detlef on his Do Not Sleep ADE Gig, Playing Paradise and Warriors in Ibiza and more

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If you’ve been to Ibiza this summer it’s highly likely that you’ve seen Detlef at work at either Sankeys or DC-10. The Greek producer and DJ has built himself a career that now sees him deeply entrenched in the underground dance music scene, with a catalogue of releases and remixes on some of the globe’s most respected labels such as Knee Deep In Sound, VIVa Music, Hot Creations, Moon Harbour, and Defected.

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ADE 2016: 10 Parties You Shouldn’t Miss

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In just over two weeks Amsterdam will be invaded 375.000 music fans traveling from around the globe to attend ADE.

With over 2,200 artists playing at an astounding 140 participating venues, we can understand why it may be hard to pick which events you should attend. Having the full ADE pass helps, allowing you to event-hop and in some way diminish any FOMO you otherwise suffer from on days and nights where conflicts abound.

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