The time has come yet again for the electronic music industry to make the yearly pilgrimage to Amsterdam. Marking the end of festival season in style, ADE calls time on the fields and glitter of festival season and welcomes in some serious musical learning and depth across many spectrums of music. The city known for its fantastic architecture, people, atmosphere and exotic products will, for the period of one weekend in October, be busier than ever for their 20th anniversary of the Amsterdam Dance Event.
With a vast selection of parties available from labels and collectives travelling from all corners of the world, MEOKO has put together a guide of recommended parties to attend for a well rounded ADE experience.
4D SOUND - MAX COOPER LIVE PERFORMANCE
Wednesday Oct 15th @ Compagnietheater
4D sound at ADE gives you the chance to not only listen to sound but full on immerse yourself in it. Where other musical experiences rely on visual techniques to add that experiential element, 4D sounds does just as it suggests, focusing on and rearranging the placement of sound to bring music up from a mono 2d state and flowing through our 3 dimensional world.
Kicking off the first in a 5 part series by 4D Sound at ADE is non other than Max Cooper, electronic musician by trade though dealing with sound arrangement in a classical way. Max Cooper is known to be at the forefront of new musical experiences, always working hard to bring more to the art of listening to music, this partnership with 4DSounds is an exciting one to say the least.
HYTE Warehouse: Ricardo Villalobos & Friends
Friday 17th Oct @ Warehouse Elemenstraat
The HYTE Warehouse party with Villalobos & friends will offer some of the most technically precise performances of the weekend. With the Chilean boss running the show, a collective of high quality and spot on audible journies will take you away in the Elemenstraat Warehouse venue. You can expect nothing less than an influx of musical excellence and seamlessly constructed sets. This party host some of the worlds DJ's DJ's and as far as after parties for ADE go, this may just be your pick of the bunch.
Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh, Zip, Steve Rachmad, Fumiya Tanaka, Terje Bakke, Makcim, Carlos Valdes
BREAKFAST CLUB ADE SPECIAL
Saturday Oct 18th @ Melkweg
Ever heard of a Breakfast Buffet being served at an after party? The Breakfast Club in Amsterdam serves fresh fruit, smoothies, yoghurt, muesli and organic, home made cakes to clubbers in need of a recharge after a big night out, and to early risers just starting their Sunday morning with a coffee and a dance. Their juicy line ups in the past included local and international DJs, such as Fred P, Levon Vincent, Tama Sumo, LB Dub Corp, Anthony Parasole, Italojohnson and Petre Inspirescu. Their ADE special party brings some tasty talent to the table, as Mathew Jonson & Minilogue (live), Prosumer & Murat Tepeli (3h set), Paranoid London live, Levon Vincent, The Persuader live, and Jay Daniel make up a third of the line up.
Mathew Jonson & Minilogue (live), Prosumer & Murat Tepeli (3h set), Paranoid London live, Levon Vincent, Vakula, Rahaan , The Persuader live, Delta Funktionen,Jay Daniel, Conforce presents 'Kinetic Image Show', Volcov, Kenneth Christiansen, Dollkraut, Ferdi Blankena & Sense Unique
TOUR INVITES HALF BAKED + SISTRUM RECORDINGS 11x Hours Party
Saturday Oct 18th @ Odeon
Hailing from two big dance music capitals, Half Baked from London and Sistrum Recordings from Detroit will come together to showcase their exhilarating sounds at yetanotherelectronic music metropolis, Amsterdam, for a very special ADE showcase at the city’s historical Odeon. The Odeon has smartly converted its theatre into a trendy club, without losing its historical appeal, as they invite top quality DJs to showcase their sounds under the venue's high ceilings adorned with art. See crowds "in the know" pack this hip clubbing joint during the weekends.
Half Baked celebrates “5 years of love” by showcasing their succesful London party, agency and label as they go on a world tour. Their first stop, naturally, is Amsterdamfor ADE. Half Baked resident, Robin Ordell, and PetreInspirescu from [a:rpia:r] will be playing as part of Half Baked’s showcase, while Detroit veteran Patrice Scott and XDB will be representing Scott’s label, Sistrum Recordings, at the venue’s theatre room (room 1). Room 2 will stay local, as some of the city’s finest party collectives; LowMoneyMusicLove x Elevate x Woodstock 69, come together to prove just how amazing the Amsterdam dance music scene is.
Room 1: Half Baked (5th Anniversary World Tour) X Sistrum Recordings
Petre Inspirescu ( [a:rpia:r]]]] ,RO), Patrice Scott (Official Music Page) ( Sistrum, US), XDB ( Metrolux, Sistrum, DE), Robin Ordell (Half Baked records, UK)Room 2: LowMoneyMusicLove x Elevate x Woodstock 69, Avos, Daan Donk, Erik Sebastiaan, Roy Koch
ADE - Secretsundaze
Saturday Oct 18th @ Studio 80
Built on the strong backbone of some of the best resident DJs around, James Priestley and Giles Smith are also the dedicated founders and promoters of Sunday London bash, secretsundaze. After years of parties, finding a brilliant venue in Oval Space and developing a unique voice in the scene, secretsundaze is a much tried and tested avenue which never fails to build on its strong fanbase wherever it goes.
For the special ADE occasion they have invited Detroit and Chicago friends in Delano Smith and Amir Alexander respectively. There is a live performance from Seven Davis Jr to savour, the trained gospel singer will merge his voice with his brand of futuristic soulful house. Meanwhile Studio 2 sees Alex Salvador and Daan Groeneveld represent the local Amsterdam talent warming up in turn for the My Love is Underground take over with Jeremy and Brawther on hand to spin their French deep house magic.
On the charitable side of things, Giles and Jeremy Underground are both doing the sponsored cycle to Amsterdam with Resident Advisor to build a music school in Cape Town - DJs with a conscience and a strong set of pins. Can’t go wrong there.
Delano Smith, Amir Alexander, Seven Davis Jr – Live, Giles Smith, James Priestley
Underground Paris, Brawther, Alex Salvador, Daan Groeneveld
ADE - RA Closing Party
Saturday 18th Oct @ Trouw
For the closing party of ADE we recommend a visit to the infamous cultural hub and super club for a night of pure sound quality and audible experience for all heads looking for that precisely perfect round off to the weekend. With the likes of Four Tet and Floating Points, an unmissable live performance from Jon Hopkins, and a special bumper to bumper session in the downstairs from MCDE and Move D in the RA VS Series all night long (serious tip!) - this one will not disappoint. A perfect end to your week of dancing with a flawless line up, sound system, venue, and all round atmosphere.
With licensing set to change and the club to close in just a few months from January 2015, for those visitng the city for their yearly sniff of the action, maybe still holding on to those summer blues, this may just be your last Trouw visit …and what a line up they have put together.
Four Tet, Jon Hopkins (LIVE), Floating Points
Move D B2B Motor City Drum Ensemble (ALL NIGHT LONG)
DEKMANTEL ADE - Ostgut Ton Showcase
Sunday Oct 19th @ MC Theatre
If you haven’t been lucky enough to get passed the legendary heavy weight bouncer at the almighty Berghain club in Berlin then this is an event for you. The Berlin based Label Ostgut ton is once again back at ADE for a night featuring some of the labels most influential figures. All artists featuring on the line up were or either are still resident at Berghain. Not only the artists represents the infamous club but also the venue. The MC Theatre located in the western part of Amsterdam as part of the Westergasfabriek complex in a former gas yard, describes itself as "a metropolitan house of culture," and plays host to a number of different kinds of events. The theatre is built inside an old industrial hall and features various spaces were dancers will gather for this special event. It is very often that Industrial space rhymes with Techno and so there is nothing more to tell, this will be a one chance in a life time to feel like you were in Berghain if you never had the chance of getting in.
Marcel Dettmann (4 hour set), Marcel Fengler, Function (live), Answer Code Request (live), Kobosil
Martyn, Third Side: Steffi x Analogue Cops (live), Ryan Elliott, Tama Sumo, Nick Hoppner
VBX x SlapFunk x Natives
Sunday 19th Oct @ Tolhuistuin
The team at MEOKO HQ is immensely proud to present a huge 20-hour marathon of quality music at the biggest dance music celebration that is ADE in association with VBX, SlapFunk and Natives. It is a true representation of the forward thinking music and underground clubbing lifestyle we love to champion. There is no shortage of talent on display during the gruelling stint at Amsterdam’s hippest venue Tolhuistuin. Proceedings kick off at 7am giving an indication of what kind of hedonism to expect. There is sure to be a spill over of after-party heads from the previous Saturday, combined with a handful of early risers looking to see out their ADE experience in style and power through into Monday morning.
Fresh from playing a back-to-back with Hunee in London, Mr. Ties will join Canadian DJ The Mole in Room 1 spinning their expert blend of quality deep house. Representing the UK is Dungeon Meat who will mix things up with their brazen bass leaning house. From France comes the groove maestro Djebali and Lazare Hoche will bring his fresh take on old school house and disco cuts to the floor while Dutch native and label boss of SlapFunk, Larry de Kat, brings home the funky grooves in Room 1 amongst others. The headliner is yet to be announced, the only clue being that they hail from the USA. That’s just Room 1 – the music is spread across a second room which is packed out with local favourites including Reiss, Avos, L'Atelier and Dickson & Aike.
Room 1: Mystery guest, The Mole, Mr. Ties, Dungeon Meat, Djebali, Lazare Hoche, Beesmunt Soundsystem, Ferro, Samuel Deep, Malin Genie, Anil Aras, Tettero, Larry de Kat
Room 2: Reiss, Avos, Nomads Soundsystem aka Mailman vs Paco vs Mulla, Lumiere vs Guy Gravier, L'Atelier, Dickson & Aike, Sam Azami
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By MEOKO Team