ADE MEOKO Picks 2018
- Published on Sunday, 07 October 2018 14:31
The awaited October yearly appointment with the Amsterdam Dance Event is coming closer. We picked some of our favourite upcoming events happening in the Dutch capital during the magnificent week.
The Tribe invites Yoyaku
For this year’s edition of ADE, Nijmegen crew 'The Tribe’ invited the renowned Yoyaku collective for a 22hour sonic-adventure happening in two different venues, starting 20th of October 10pm (22:00pm-06:00am) and rounding off the enduring weekend on Sunday, the 21st of October. (07:00am-22:00pm)
The first, nighttime, event feels just as exciting; planned at the more intimate BRET venue, a red construction made of sea containers, the party will include the brilliant live set by Oshana and a back to back between Varhat and Janeret, as well as Roger Gerressen, member of both the Yoyaku roster and The Tribe crew, and Children of Vails, a Tribe cornerstone from the very beginning.
The after-party, starts at 7 AM at Radion Amsterdam and goes on for the whole daytime. The event showcases a stellar line-up, recent addition to the Yoyaku roster and experienced act Maayan Nidam headlines the event, together with the micro-house masters Zendid and a special back to back between Lamache and Lowris. The line-up is topped up by The Tribe’s residents Christoffer Zaza and Doris Nicholas.
The collaboration between these two collectives in two of Amsterdam’s most distinguished venues promises to deliver an outstanding party sequence that is impossible to miss for any underground scene follower attending ADE this year.
Saturday 20st October (NIGHT): https://www.facebook.com/events/2151911488366125/
Sunday 21st October (DAY): https://www.facebook.com/events/972855086207369/
Amsterdam based organization VBX is well-known for delivering top-notch parties, with superior line-ups and jaw-dropping locations. Their ADE program this year includes four events which are just one-up each other. Their program starts off on Thursday 18th October by hosting TiNi and the Gang at Bret. The experienced German party-starting DJ will perform a B2B with French talent Molly.
The next day sees a massive line-up preparing the Warehouse Elementenstraat for an unforgettable party, involving Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Zip, Sonja Moonear, Steve Rachmad, Nicolas Lutz and Spokenn (Ferro & Reiss), all playing in the industrial setting that characterizes this exceptional venue. And the party continues in the morning, moving back once again to Bret until the late afternoon hours of the next day.
Finally, Saturday’s party is no less interesting. Romanian gurus Praslesh (Raresh & Praslea) lead the line up together with Fumiya Tanaka and Francesco Del Garda at Shelter, for an ending to the VBX series which promises the finest selections.
Thursday 18th October: https://www.facebook.com/events/457051304757897/
Friday 19th October: https://www.facebook.com/events/667425426944788/
Saturday 20th October (DAY): https://www.facebook.com/events/518283178591976/
Saturday 20th October: https://www.facebook.com/events/375309529539655/
Into The Woods
Into The Woods will be back at NDSM this year with two daytime parties on Friday and Saturday. A former shipyard located in Amsterdam Noord, NDSM blossomed into a cultural hotspot and became one of the favourites picks for big electronic music events in the Dutch capital. Music will range from hard techno to funky house, with a vast line-up including KiNK, Red Axes, Optimo, Paula Temple, Move D and Roman Flugel, among others.
Friday 19th October & Saturday 20th October: https://www.facebook.com/events/183374698916341/
On Saturday Afterlife will present its first 24 hours party at Warehouse Elementenstraat. For this year’s edition of ADE, the Tale Of Us label curated two rooms to encompass what their vision is all about; beginning Saturday at 2 PM and finishing at the same time on the next day, the line-up includes a special B2B between Solomon and Dixon, Mind Against, Adriatique, but also live sets from Recondite, Mathew Jonson and Agents of Time, to name a few. A must-go for the fans of the label.
Saturday 20th October: https://www.facebook.com/events/2213355955565968/
Jack x Toi Toi Musik
Jack is a new club which opened in the South part of the city, celebrating diversity, creativity and forward-thinking electronic dance music. On Friday, we recommend their party with Toi Toi Musik, including music from Herodot, Vinyl Speed Adjust, Losoul and Sanja. The party will go until early hours for a mesmerizing afterhour session.
Friday 19th October: https://www.facebook.com/events/269881740276096/
On Sunday afternoon, ADE will also provide a free entrance “ADE hangover” session at NDSM to cure your headache and finally get some rest. The venue will provide chilled music and healthy food & fresh drinks, but also a vinyl market and art installations for those who will still be able to stand up.
Sunday 21st October: https://www.facebook.com/events/2400084340003537/
We wish you all a splendid ADE this year and hope our paths will cross on the dance floor!
Words by Giovanni Bodrato