ADE 2018: 10 parties not to miss | DAY 2 / Clubber’s Guide

ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) consists of a conference (day) and festival (day & night) program. Which basically means that the city of Amsterdam is all about electronic music for five days and nights, with events in around 160 locations.

In 2017, Amsterdam Dance Event featured over 2,500 artists and 550 speakers. It’s impossible to visit all clubs and venues, so check back on the ADE site regularly for program updates, start planning early and secure your tickets in time, as single festival events will be sold in short time. In the meantime you can sign up here to get personalized ticket updates and to create and save your personal program.

Here 10 showcases not to miss on 18/10/2018 | Amsterdam Dance Event by Night 

10Monkeytown Records x SSPB

23:59 – 08:00
Sugar Factory | Lijnbaansgracht 238, Amsterdam

Monkeytown Records x Seilscheibenpfeiler Schallplatten.


23:00 – 06:00
Chicago Social Club | Leidseplein 12, Amsterdam

On the Thursday of ADE the Chicago Social Club will be hosting a performance by none other than Soulwax brothers David and Stephen Dewaele aka 2manydjs.

From politically incorrect prog-rock to funky r&b, from trendy hiptrop to banging German techno.

Make sure to catch this legendary duo in an intimate setting.

8Pleinvrees x Hungry Music x Weiter

22:00 – 06:00
WesterUnie | Klönneplein 4-6, Amsterdam

It’s that time of year again! At our annual October family reunion the Pleinvrees-family gathers in Amsterdam for some much needed quality time. The classic WesterUnie with its three industrial halls serve as the perfect place of business.

To kick things off, we welcome back the ‘masters of melody’ Hungry Music at their home away from home. Olivier brings the Weiter-gang for the first day of this year’s Pleinvrees ADE trilogy. Well begun is half done!

7French Touch Odyssey

23:00 – 04:00
Escape deLux | Amstel 70 , Amsterdam

Joachim Garraud & Jango Music presents The French Touch Odyssey, with Top djs & Producers from Around France.


23:00 – 05:00
De Bajes | Utrechtsestraat 11, Amsterdam

2018 has been a knockout year for Kaluki, Manchester’s leading underground techno powerhouse. Having already curated stages at Parklife, Forbidden Forest, Hideout and Creamfields, as well as hosting Marco Carola at one of his only two UK shows and taking the brand to South America and Europe this year, ADE is going to see them pull out all the stops once again with what looks to be the event’s biggest line-up.

On Thursday 18 th October, Amsterdam’s De Bajes will welcome the elite of the techno and tech house scene, with Andrea Oliva, wAFF and Joey Daniel delivering sets alongside exclusive B2B performances from De La Swing and Pirate Copy, Max Chapman and Leftwing : Kody, and Pete Zorba and Calvin Clarke. If that wasn’t enough, throw into the mix a stack of unannounced surprise A-list guests from the Kaluki family who will turn what is already a must-see line-up into the stuff of ADE

Promising a night of precision techno and raw basslines, Kaluki parties have become legendary for all the right reasons – you won’t see a line up of this calibre anywhere else at ADE and to top it off, it’s Nick “The Chief” Yates’ birthday too, so in true Kaluki fashion, expect the unexpected.

5Spielraum x Bassiani

23:00 – 07:00
RADION | Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam

SPIELRAUM X BASSIANI: Body in Revolt – a queer techno night.
For the first time in our short existence SPIELRAUM joins Amsterdam Dance Event with a collaboration. Thursday October 18th, SPIELRAUM is joining forces with Georgian nightclub BASSIANI. For this night BASSIANI and SPIELRAUM curate the evening with resident DJ’s from both the Tbilisi nightclub and SPIELRAUM.

SPIELRAUM X BASSIANI will be the after party of the day program Body in Revolt.This symposium will be hosted in the dynamic space of Mediamatic.

4DGTL Thursday

22:00 – 07:00
Scheepsbouwloods | Tt. Neveritaweg 15, Amsterdam

DGTL returns to the well-known Scheepsbouwloods for this year’s ADE. The Friday will be hosted by Paradise, Saturday by Outlier, but on Thursday DGTL is in full control. In order to match the industrial vibe of the Scheepsbouwloods, DGTL has invited no other than Nina Kraviz, Jeff Mills, Bicep [live], Floorplan, and many others!

3Confession & Future House Music

23:00 – 05:00
Melkweg | Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam

Renowned label Confession and community behemoth Future House Music are joining forces to present the future house night at Amsterdam Dance Event. French DJ and producer Tchami started his label Confession late 2015 to give artists, including himself, more opportunities to release music. Meanwhile Future House Music started as a community of music lovers and has grown into a label of it’s own. Now the two are collaberating. Speaking of collaborations: Tchami and Malaa are headlining this ADE special!

2Studio Koto x Hotel Radio Paris x JAJEM

23:00 – 05:30 | Free entrance
Kopstootbar | Marnixstraat 429, Amsterdam

The new kid on the block Studio KOTO will present its recent release – ME目EP – during their very first showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event. Studio KOTO is an independent record label & artist agency.

Launched by artist manager Rana Vatanparast, Studio KOTO strives to offer a global platform and shape the future of electronic music by finding unique ways to build bridges between music, culture, art & brands.

During ADE, Studio KOTO will showcase the producers Canblaster, The Flexican, Wantigga, FS Green, Jengi, Jaël, Juan Beukenboom & DJ HRP at the Kopstootbar under the artistic guidance of Rasmus Stenbergh.

Limited ME目EP vinyls will be available for purchase during the event.

1ZeeZout x Motor City Drum Ensemble Recordings 10 Years

23:00 – 08:00
Undercurrent | Papaverweg 54, Amsterdam

There is no such thing as too much of a good thing.