ADE 2019 Guide
With more than 2500 artists, 600 speakers and something like 200 locations all around Amsterdam, ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) could be difficult to navigate and, sometimes, intimidating. Fear nothing, Clubber Confession comes to rescue and will help you find what you are looking for.
ADE is not just parties, but much more. Talks with pivotal players in the scene, movies about underground cultures and the history of electronic music, conference and networking events to boost the business or just expand your connections.
We have drafted our ADE Guide to this edition, based on the experiences we had in previous years, but also on what has been emerging on the international level in the last twelve months.
- PARTY FOR FREE
ADE can be expensive, why not to start with some free events? It might seem weird, but you can have fun on a budget!
Over the last few years, W Hotel has offered one of the best location in the city – overlooking Dam Square from the top of a massive building – and an impressive selection of artists. This year they made another step forward and you will be able to enjoy Butch, Todd Terry, Louie Vega and many more all for free. They also have introduced Deep House Yoga classes, so make sure you have a look at their programme.
InDeep’n’Dance Records is a record store, label & organization behind famous weekly Techno Tuesday Amsterdam and KRAFT Amsterdam events. As in previous edition, they offer interesting free music with partners djs in their intimate location.
FOUR Soundsystem invites
On Wednesday and Thursday, two incredible nights with some of the hottest names in the scene. Start Wed with Piv Records – Chris Stussy, Prunk, De Marzo and more – and continue on Thu with Kolsch and Edwin Oosterwal. Free but limited space, info and registration in the FB page.
Rush Hour Instore
The well renowned Rush Hour will have a guest dj every day, from Wednesday till Saturday during ADE, spinning records at the store. Last year they had massive parties so we advice to get there on time if you wanna be sure to get in, limited space.
(photo credits W Amsterdam FB page)
- CLUBBER CONFESSION PARTY SELECTION
Day: Rejected ADE 2019 Boat Party
Sound Fleet is a recent concept of events on board of pure Dutch style ship through the canals of the city. For ADE ’19 it will offer boat parties every day, we have selected this one by Rejected with a simply amazing line-up. But make sure to check out the others too!
Dinner: ADE Beats X VICE
Start the night at the Vice office to find fresh upcoming talent combined with some of the best of what Dutch hip-hop has to offer. Free entrance, RSVP is required.
Night: Sulta Selects: Denis Sulta (all night)
One of the best venue in Amsterdam, Claire, and the eclectic Glaswegian troublemaker Denis Sulta, will make the perfect starter for a week of mayhem.
Day: French Electronic Lab
This year France is the main partner country for ADE. On October 17th, France is taking over by installing the French Electronic Lab HQ at De Balie. Starting with a French brunch and finishing with a French aperitif, the day will be the opportunity to discover what the French market has to offer, in partnership with Paris Electronic Week and Technopol.
Dinner: The RA Cup
Head over to De School for the closing bits of the RA Cup, the traditional football tournament for a good cause, this year for the climate action movement Extinction Rebellion, with 16 teams from the electronic music scene. Music, food and drinks will be available in the renewed facilities of the club.
Night: Claire ADE 2019 | PIV
PIV Records has established itself as one of the emerging player in the international music scene. The echo of their parties has taken unexpected turns and for this ADE they partner up with Fuse London for a crazy line-up. Enough said?
Day: MOVE ADE 2019
From Frankfurt to Amsterdam, of the most iconic techno concept in Europe is ready for a daily party, which will recharge you for good.
Dinner: InDeep’n’Dance: Agile Recordings 10 Year Anniversary
To celebrate Agile Recordings’ 10 year Anniversary, friends, artists and techno lovers will gather at the store for a free party with Uto Karem and many more.
Night: Ricardo Villalobos x FRRC x VBX | Awakenings ADE
VBX has teamed up with Ricardo and Awakenings for a techno night which promises to be epic. Major plus is the raw industrial warehouse used as a venue, perfect fit!
Pubblicato da Awakenings su Domenica 26 maggio 2019
Day: Gutipalooza (Guti’s Birthday Bash)
Wanna celebrate Guti’s birthday with some of the most relevant artists in the scene? Come over for 12 hours of no nonsense banging house.
Dinner: Dockyard Festival
A brutal industrial setting vs a poetic magical environment, 7 stages, more than 60 artists, on the docks of Amsterdam. Two festivals in one in a collaboration between Dockyard and Mystic Garden. You do not wanna miss this…
Night: Circoloco x Loveland
The last night deserves a proper bang, than why not close the dances with Circoloco. If you look at the line-up, you might wanna start dancing already.
Day: Suntree Hangover Brunch
Recover from your Sunday Hangover with food, cocktails and friends, to a soundtrack of Deep, Disco & Soulful House.
Dinner: Thuishaven ADE Sunday
Thuishaven is a proper Dutch gem, you should not leave Amsterdam without partying once here. The atmosphere and the crowd makes it great, but the post-industrial setting is also a major plus. Check the line up out to be convinced, if you still need to..
Night: Fuse10 x ADE: The Tour Finale
Almost a week of partying can’t be over without one of the most respected concept in Europe, Fuse London. This will be the closing night of 13 sold-out events across two continents. Expect hands in the air, smile and many bangers.
The Conference programme is so huge, we could not even start to scratch the surface with this guide. We decided to choose one event per day, to give you a hint, but make sure you check out the full programme.
Keynote by Cercle: The Show Must Go On
Cercle CEO and founder Derek Barbolla in conversation with Mathieu Glissant, a director of photography at Cercle and professor of cinema at the Sorbonne will explore the raison d’être and modus operandi of Cercle, one of the most succesful event concept of today.
Me, We and God: Peter Decuypere’s Unique Event Strategies
The mind behind I Love Techno and the legendary Belgian club Fuse, Peter Decuypere, will take us through his journey in contributing to shape underground culture as we know it today. Peter will present his latest project, Holy Trinity Events, which encapsulates his experiences and philosophy into a guide for promoters and marketers.
What’s Next? with Nikki McNeill and Udaravi Widanapathirana
A conversation between a young professional and a more seasoned professional in the publishing side of the music industry. First career steps, initial struggles, errors and successes, the (rapid) change of the industry, what they’ve learned along the way, the biggest fuckups A conversation on how to have a sustainable career.
Beat Clinic: Ferry Corsten
For Beat Clinic, each day ADE invites one professional from a specific genre to give constructive feedback to help you get into the right direction for your finished track. Are you a young or undiscovered producer? Want to get some tips from the best in the business? Why not take the chance to get no less than the legend of the Dutch and global dance scene, Ferry Corsten?
(photo credits ADE FB page)
Midnight Frontier (2019)
The story of activists that stand at the frontline of LGBTQ+ activism in Georgia. They recount their experience during the International Day Against Homophobia, in which they were assaulted by thousands of anti-gay activists, led by the Georgian Orthodox Church. Club Bassiani, and their queer Horoom Nights, form their fort of resistance to homophobic violence. For them, nightlife in Georgia is not an escape, but a way to resist.
Imagine: you’ve partied all night until the early hours. People going to school, work. All this normality sure looks strange. Heian is a short film by Hidde Simons featuring music by Fatima Yamaha, exploring the feeling of early morning alienation. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Fatima Yamaha and Hidde Simons.
Max Cooper: Emergence (2019)
‘Emergence’ is an epic, immersive audio-visual experience, the debut film directed and soundtracked by producer Max Cooper. With audio remastered in surround sound by Cooper and the engineers at Dolby Atmos, the project finally sees its world premiere as a monumental 90 min animated film. A Q+A session with Max will follow the showing.
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
In 1985, the four friends from Queens, New York, were still high school students who were crazy about hip hop; five years later, they had world fame. Their story runs parallel to the history of the hip hop genre itself and also embodies its reinvention.
In the mid-1990s, the United Kingdom was overrun by raves: illegal parties with heavy beats and an endless supply of drugs. The Criminal Justice Bill introduced by the government in 1994 criminalised ‘gathering around repetitive beats’. This led to massive protests and even more raves. It’s against this backdrop that the Scottish film Beats plays out, revolving around the strained friendship between teenagers Spanner and Johnno. A universal story about friendship, resistance and the power of being strong together, to the rhythms of a stirring soundtrack. Beats will be previewed before release at ADE. After the screening Kraak & Smaak will have an open hearted after-talk and conclude the event with a film and DJ set.
(photo credits ADE FB page)
There are three Gear Test Labs spread out over the Compagnietheater and De Brakke Grond where you can find a broad range of hardware and software brands to try out including Ableton, Moog, Pioneer DJ and Roland amongst others. A complete overview of the 2019 ADE Sound Lab program can be found here.
(photo credits ADE FB page)
ADE is the place for fun, but also to boost your business. Various network & business lounges will be available to meet and discuss in a relaxed atmosphere. Head over to the following locations:
DeLaMar Theater (Network & Business Lounges) | Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam
Compagnietheater Venue | Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam
De Balie Venue – 2019 | Kleine–Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam
Generator Hostel Venue – 2019 | Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam
(photo credits ADE FB page)
(cover photo credits ADE FB page)