ADE - What's all the Fuss about?

A guide to ADE 2017 by Djeepo -

Impression of ADE 2017

This week, starting the 18th of October, Amsterdam will be the scene for one of the world’s largest and most highly visited electronic music festivals but also for the music industry’s biggest professional conference.  Whether you’re an Amsterdam local, a tourist on a cultural trip or a die-hard music fan who flew from the other side of the globe to take part in this madness week, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has something to offer to each and everyone. We selected a couple of high quality events for you.

ADE's prime appeal is simply due to its incredible size. From Wednesday until Monday, over 150 clubs, bars, art spaces, shops and more unconventional locations will host a variety of international and local artists performing everything from DJ sets and live shows to concerts and exhibitions. Musically speaking, ADE covers an extremely wide musical spectrum, ensuring that there’s something to fit everybody’s taste.

We will take a look at some of the most exciting events that will take place next week:

Wednesday 18th

Starting off on Wednesday, I recommend to first catch the atmosphere of this wonderful festival. So, take a stroll through the streets of Amsterdam while looking out for the yellow ADE logo. Branded flags, cubes and posters usually indicate location that host interesting events and with so many interesting ones going on, chances are you’ll stumble onto cool low-key DJ performance in a clothing store or a talk-show by another famous producer on a rooftop bar. Half the fun of ADE is roaming around the city and letting luck guide you and meeting some of the 375.000 festival visitors, you never know what or who you’ll encounter.

Impression of Rush Hour Record Shop AmsterdamDo make of point of passing by Rush Hour around 7pm who will host трип, Nina Kraviz’s label. Famous for its dark and mysterious blend of techno, this record shop will surely be buzzing with music enthusiast. Bring some beers and join the dance!

If this little teaser has left the right taste in your mouth and you’re feeling like you want more, I have two recommendations for closing the night in style. On one hand, if you prefer to keep things light and funky, you should hit up new-comer club Claire when they host Kerri Chandler. Accompanied by some of Amsterdam’s most respected selectors, this house music pioneer and living legend will make sure to get your feet moving while introducing you to the roots of electronic music. Claire: Kerri Chandler from 11pm - 6am

Awakenings ADE 2017 Wednesday GashouderIf, on the other hand, you’re not afraid to go a little harder, consider heading West to one of Amsterdam’s most iconic party location, the Gashouder. A former gas tank of epic turned into music venue of epic proportions famous for the Awakenings events hosted there, partying there tends to take your breath away. On Wednesday, you can expect a techno masterclass from international heavy-weights such as Len Faki, Kink and US legends Jeff Mills and Robert Hood.
If you’ve enjoyed that trip to Rush Hour, try giving another one of Amsterdam’s many record shops a try. As a pilgrimage spot for numerous music enthusiasts, record shops will always provide you with heaps of fun and entertainment. On Thursday, you’ve again got a number of options. You could head over to Bordello A Parigi and check out their Spagetti Disco Exhibition curated by  Lorenzo Cibrario while sipping some cold drinks and listening to an impressive cast featuring Afrobot, Job Jobse, Intergalactic Gary and many more. This one is bound to get out of hand, big tip!! Bordello A Parigi: Every Day From 3pm - 7pm

Impression of Red Light Radio, Online Radio Station
If you still haven’t had your dose of record shops, here’s some more. On Thursday afternoon, Amsterdam institution Red Light Radio is hosting well respected label Music From Memory in their newly opened store. Expect quality yet unexpected sounds while surrounding yourself with finest Amsterdam has to offer!
At this point of the week, you probably have seen quite some things in Amsterdam. But worry not because ADE still has a couple of aces up its sleeve! Come in Audio Obscure with an event like no other:
Audio Obscura x Rijksmuseum present UnderworldWhile lots of parties surrounding ADE can compete with scintillating line-ups, none comes even close in terms of location as Audio Obscura invites you to the Rijksmuseum’s Bike passage to start off your night. A truly one-of-a-kind experience in a breath-taking location, Underworld’s visit to Amsterdam isn’t one to miss. While entry is technically free, getting a ticket depends on your luck. Sign up on the website to enter the lottery for one of the 3000 tickets, and hopefully you’ll land yourself a spot in at this highly coveted party!
Still standing? I think you deserve some applause for that you rave warrior! And now on to the next one! This time we’re hitting up a regular Amsterdam residence as Operator, an up and coming online radio based in Rotterdam, takes over a full house for an afternoon of laughs, dance, drinks with a cast of their favourite selectors. Drop by or tune in online for a no-fuss afternoon! Operator: Live From 2pm – 10pm
Resident Advisor x Radion 2017At night, we’ll then head to another famous Amsterdam Institution, Radion, for a Resident Advisor special. 
Here you can expect an eclectic musical journey that will take you from upbeat and cheesy disco past some high-energy house all the way to banging techno and with high calibre performances from the likes of Ben UFO and Izabel, an exceptional venue and a top-notch organiser, you couldn’t be in better hands!
Resident Advisor: Radion From 11pm - 8am

Sunday 22nd

Audio Obscura 2017: Job Jobse x Special GuestAnd you’re still looking for more after 4 days of madness? Worry not, I got you covered! And I suggest you end your ADE experience with style and panache. Who better suited for this than Job Jobse and what better place than the A’dam Loft right across from Centraal Station. With a panoramic view over Het Ij, dreamy tunes from the De School resident (and a still unknown mystery guests), we can’t imagine many better places to finish your ADE experience while dancing the night away as you soak in the first rays of sunshine!

While the Amsterdam Dance Event mainly circles around music and parties, there are plenty of other things to discover during this colourful week. Alongside club nights, ADE’s Playground program offers many conferences, masterclasses and film screenings. For more information on that and a complete listing of all the other ADE events, check the full program on ADE or Resident Advisor.

About Djeepo
Djeepo is an Amsterdam based sharing economy startup that connects people in need of storage space with local peers who have unused space in their homes or properties.

With a great number of festival attendees and professionals flying in for ADE, the need for temporary storage space and luggage storage increases heavily. So this is your time to join Djeepo and list your space to earn some extra money during the Amsterdam Dance Event.


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