As leaves begin to turn and Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) nears, we’ll soon begin our annual journey from our respective nooks in the world and head to Amsterdam for a nothing short of magnificent 5-Day Marathon.
For night owls hoping to get the most out of their time in the Dam, here are some of the events on our radar:
- John Digweed’s bedrock at Ponton for a picturesque evening riverside
- Ann Clue & Boris Brejcha at Warehouse Elementenstraat, inspired by these hand-picked sets
- Authentic Afro at JD Williams Whisky Bar for something a little different
- Apparat, Matias Aguayo and more at Melkweg for ADE Live
- Innervisions x Loveland at Warehouse Houthavens, after years of enjoying 2012’s genre-spanning Âme B2B Dixon ADE Boiler Room. Note that 8-11pm is an audio-visual show merging movement, music and video projections in an immersive live performance by RY X, as well as a dance performance by Nina Kurtela.
- Audio Obscura x Motor City Drum Ensemble & Young Marco at Centraal Station. Enough said.
- Into the Woods: Detroit Swindle, Maya Jane Coles, Project Pablo at NDSM. Festival within a festival, so meta.
- Thuishaven with Life & Death, including 2manydjs, Axel Boman, DJ Tennis, and DJ Seinfeld
- Awakenings, a proper Friday night with Tale of Us, Stephan Bodzin, Rodhad, and Recondite at Gashouder
- 909 + Loveland takes over Mediahaven with Chris Liebling, Jennifer Cardini, Sam Paganini, and Pan-Pot
- DGTL Orbital skews toward IDM selectors and crate-diggers, including Floating Points, Âme, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mr. Scruff, Antal, Job Jobse at Scheepsbouwloods
- …and then there’s Pornceptual at Ruigoord not for the faint of heart
If you’re somehow still kicking around, there’s a few sunrise sets to scope out… or power through to the evening altogether!
- The aptly named Breakfast Club has Peggy Gou, Ben UFO and Carista at RADION
- (Reverend) Robert Hood will bless you with his presence bright and early, along Joy Orbison at Maceo Plex’ Awakenings x Lone Romantic at Warehouse Elementenstraat
- Mystic Garden Festival’s not messing around! If we had to name-drop, we’d pick Nastia, Matador, Mind Against, Ben Sims, Monika Kruse, Len Faki, Nic Fanciulli, DVS1, Ellen Allien, Paco Osuña, Oscar Mulero, Surgeon and KIRILIK live (aka KiNK)
- DGTL Outlier: Bonobo’s curation is unsurprisingly well worth the final night out, including HAAi and The Black Madonna to Jon Hopkins to compliment his eclectic, ethereal creations.
ADE After Dark (ADE 2018 Album)
It’s safe to say we’re counting down the days for the long nights out in Amsterdam, truly an itinerary bursting with world-class dance acts.
Audio Obscura’s Breakfast Beats Parties will make you rethink the meaning of endurance. Remember, Solomun from ADE 2018 😀
For more information about ADE: www.a-d-e.nl/about-ade
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by Stichting Amsterdam Dance Event, an initiative of Buma.