Whether or not you are making an attempt to chase the largest DJ units, uncover the underground sounds of tomorrow or hunt down the very best insights the digital music trade can supply, the Amsterdam Dance Occasion is your skeleton key to each door.
Our neighborhood is abuzz forward of this yr’s version of ADE, the world’s main digital music summit, which returns to Amsterdam from October 18-22. And between its Lab, Professional, Competition and Arts & Tradition packages, ADE is as soon as once more providing a veritable smorgasbord of innovation and stay music.
There are sufficient occasions to make even probably the most skilled ADE veteran’s head spin, so we dug deep into the programming to focus on varied must-attend events, panels and extra. Learn on to find 23 occasions you possibly can’t miss at ADE 2023, in no explicit order.
And if you would like to attach with the EDM.com staff in Amsterdam, RSVP to our “EDM.com & Mates” present with Nostalgix, Dzeko and extra. You may as well head over to the ADE version of our “Insider Entry: World Networking Occasion” collection, our annual networking occasion and demo drop designed to unite digital music fanatics from all walks of life.
Location: De Rode Hoed | Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 18-20, 10:00 – 20:00
Have a good time 20 years of Tomorrowland within the coronary heart of Amsterdam!
Uncover the journey of Tomorrowland from its humble beginnings to a worldwide phenomenon, and make a journey down reminiscence lane. Expertise the magic of Tomorrowland’s iconic moments and dive into the paintings of the 2023 ‘Adscendo’ theme by The Nice Library Studios.
Seize a glass of Solo Vida within the Bar for networking alternatives, and speak with music trade specialists.
Test In at HBO’s The White Lotus
Location: Felix Meritis (Shaffyzaal) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 18, 14:00 – 14:45
Lineup: Cristobal Tapia de Veer (Composer, The White Lotus), Jon Weigell (Rolling Stone)
Uncover the secrets and techniques behind the viral sound of HBO Sequence The White Lotus with composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer.
Jungle sounds, hissing snakes, pan flutes, a roaring bass and chilling screams. If there’s a soundtrack that captures the ambiance of the collection effectively (and likewise retains ringing in your head for weeks), it’s the rating of The White Lotus, composed by Canadian Cristobal Tapia de Veer. He’ll seem as a keynote speaker on the BMIM x ADE Convention. The music not solely performs a significant position within the background on this hit collection. The soundtrack of The White Lotus has one of many main roles. The music creates the alienating and oppressive ambiance, will increase the strain and is supplemented the place needed by animal sounds. The soundtrack contributes relentlessly to the message of this darkish and wry collection.
The White Lotus.
Location: NDSM Warehouse | NDSM-Plein 85, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 19, 21:00 – 05:00
Artists: Bicep, Dixon, Stephan Bodzin, Extra
On Thursday, October nineteenth, we’re kicking off our ADE extravaganza with a heavy-hitting lineup of deeper and melodic sounds. Italo, home and disco deep cuts might be delivered to you by none apart from Bicep, and Stephan Bodzin will blow the roof off of the NDSM Warehouse along with his driving, hypnotic and melodic sounds. Few artists stroll the road between previous and future in addition to Dixon, so we’re very excited this pioneer might be becoming a member of our celebration.
The enjoyable doesn’t cease there, as we additionally welcome Amsterdam’s personal Nedda Sou to our DGTL festivities, who will present us her unmatchable capability to unite individuals in and out of doors the membership underneath one groove. Additionally becoming a member of us is boundary pushing inventive moniker Coloray, no stranger to DGTL.
Be sure you’re sporting your dancing sneakers, standing nonetheless gained’t be an choice throughout this opening night time.
Cercle x W Resorts
Location: W Amsterdam | Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 18-21,
Lineup: Mochakk, Indira Paganotto, Thoughts Towards, Chloé Caillet, LP Giobbi, Extra
Uniting the worlds of digital music and luxurious hospitality, W Resorts and Cercle are gearing as much as unveil the subsequent iteration of their partnership by a four-day takeover at Amsterdam Dance Occasion (ADE). Furthering their joint mission to supply music lovers with extraordinary experiences across the globe, W and Cercle will make waves at ADE by an immersive exploration into the deeper meanings of music. The collaboration will showcase not solely the monumental progress of the digital music trade, however how W Resorts has harnessed this momentum to form the subsequent chapter of luxurious journey by a sonic lens. W Amsterdam, an embodiment of historic Dutch structure and avant garde design will emerge because the epicenter of this yr’s convention from October 18 – 21.
Over the span of 4 days, W Resorts and Cercle will supply ADE attendees entry to completely curated music experiences, intimate artist interactions and units from among the world’s high DJ expertise together with Gordo, EYNKA, Matisa, Thoughts Towards, Chloé Caillet, LP Giobbi and extra. A collective of each rising and globally revered artists will converge between performances at W Amsterdam to host quite a lot of panels crammed with interactive inventive discourse that gives an insider perspective on the music trade’s path ahead.
Cercle x W Resorts ADE 2023.
20 Years of Armada Music: The way to Keep Related
Location: Felix Meritis (Zuilenzaal) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 20, 14:45 – 15:30
Lineup: Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron, Nadine van Bodegraven, Renske van Kollenburg
As Amsterdam-, New York- and London- based mostly unbiased label Armada Music celebrates 20 years in dance music, that is your probability to realize unparalleled insights into how the largest unbiased dance label on this planet has navigated fast progress, embraced innovation and stayed forward of the curve throughout 20 years.
Discover ways to keep related in a quickly evolving trade with co-founders Armin van Buuren and Maykel Piron (additionally CEO), and Nadine van Bodegraven, COO of BEAT Music Fund, the primary dance music funding firm based by Armada Music.Whether or not you are a seasoned trade skilled or an rising expertise, this session guarantees instruments, methods and insights to future-proof a profession in dance music.
Armin van Buuren performing throughout ADE 2022.
demo:drop Do’s and Don’ts with Nicky Romero & Jorik van de Pol
Location: Brakke Grond (Growth Field) | Nes 45, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 19, 14:45 – 15:45
Ever puzzled why your demo hasn’t been picked up after sending it out to a whole bunch of labels? Do not get demotivated! More often than not, it isn’t about your creativity or productional abilities, however about the truth that your work, and most significantly, your method of approaching an A&R, wants to face out from the large demo-drop crowd. A real ability that you must develop! On this instructional masterclass, Protocol label proprietor and artist Nicky Romero and A&R director Jorik van de Pol spill the secrets and techniques on perfecting the artwork of demo pitching, having been on either side of the blade.
When you really feel assured or are interested in your techniques, share your demo to [email protected], the best way you’d usually attain out to a label and anticipate to find the intricacies of submitting your demo successfully, uncovering the important do’s and don’ts, and obtain precious insights on crafting compelling emails. Sure, your work might be used on stage as a case-study, and reviewed by Nicky Romero & Jorik!
In any case that information sharing, the 2 may shift focus for a bit and share some precious suggestions on the demo’s which were shared on a music manufacturing stage… A possibility to not miss out on!
Nicky Romero performing in the course of the 2021 Amsterdam Dance Occasion.
The US Tech/Home Scene: What’s In It for You?
Location: Felix Meritis (Koepelzaal) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 19, 13:15 – 14:00
Lineup: Carissa Szlosek (Prodigy Artists), DJ Susan, Kaysin, Sherm
Tech home is a subgenre of home music fusing components of techno (rugged basslines) and home (harmonies/vocals) – Fisher, John Summit, Inexperienced Velvet, and Solardo are just some examples of the place the sound comes from, and the place it’s at this time. Throughout this session, that includes reps from a number of high Tech/Home labels from the US, the dialog will deal with tips on how to begin a relationship with US labels, tips on how to develop a fanbase, arrange profitable occasions, and develop worthwhile relationships with the US. The primary focus of the dialogue might be constructed round how international labels/artists can break into the booming American Tech/Home market.
Location: Loft Amsterdam | Overhoeksplein 1, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 20, 23:59 – 05:00
Lineup: BLOND:ISH, Franky Rizardo. LP Giobbi, WhoMadeWho
Put together for a rare night time of music and dancing as Monkey Undertaking proudly presents ‘BLOND:ISH & Mates’ on the iconic A’DAM The Loft, within the coronary heart of Amsterdam!
Friday, October twentieth, the town’s vibrant digital music scene will come alive as we staff up with the spectacular BLOND:ISH, to carry you our epic lineup that includes Franky Rizardo, LP Giobbi, and WhoMadeWho! Get able to elevate your expertise to new heights with an evening of pulsating beats that can depart you totally captivated.
Paradise x Loveland
Location: Mediahaven | Moermanskkade 107, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 20, 23:00 – 07:00
Lineup: Jamie Jones, AMÉMÉ, Loco Cube, Sizzling Since 82, HoneyLuv, Extra
Prepare for triple the enjoyable when Jamie Jones and the prolonged Paradise household return to Amsterdam for one more ADE showdown along with the Loveland crew. This time, the social gathering will go down on the mighty Mediahaven the place three rooms of Paradise await!
Jamie Jones’ 2022 Paradise In The Park occasion at Pershing Sq. in Los Angeles.
The Way forward for Festivals
Location: Felix Meritis (Zuilenzaal) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 21, 14:00 – 16:30
Lineup: Márk Bóna (Sziget), Ivan Milivojev (EXIT), Gustavo Pereira (Sónar), Extra
The Way forward for Festivals TalkShow might be taking a helicopter view of what festivals have gotten and what they imply to us as a society. Analyzing the altering sociological make-up of the pageant viewers and altering viewers demographics, we’ll be inspecting points together with what it means to reshape festivals past lineups in the direction of distinctive neighborhood experiences, asking what the important components are and what actually makes an occasion distinctive, in addition to diving into what we do within the daytime, and what’s behind the expansion of multi-generational occasions.
Taking the lid off the optimistic and adverse impacts of expertise, asking how a lot onsite expertise you actually need to maintain your viewers entertained and keep related, and posing the massive query about digital occasions: does anybody actually wish to keep at house however nonetheless be a part of a pageant? How do you make it an expertise quite than a compromise? How do you fold an unlimited on-line viewers right into a stay occasion and make them wish to repeat the expertise? Is it even potential?
Wanting on the position and relevance of festivals, the TalkShow might be tackling how pageant crowds are a mirrored image of society, and society’s consideration span is shrinking. So how do you assure that you just’ll be capable to entertain the simply bored? The presence of manufacturers and their cash can also be a central challenge of the dialogue about that cash. Whereas it’s a nice enabler for the stay scene, an excessive amount of ‘presence’ could be an viewers turn-off. How do you strike the best stability, particularly in these financially difficult occasions?
The TalkShow will even be initiatives to ensure a wholesome future for giant scale stay occasions and the music trade. In Past the headliners! Ought to Festivals be serving to and supporting younger artists? we ask the massive query, are there too many headliners and too few unknown portions? And looking out behind the scenes on the individuals who make these occasions tick we look at backstage life: How do you make certain there are sufficient new, younger technicians being ready for a lifetime of set-building and stage rigging? Why are there so few specialist programs? The place do you go to get educated and educated in stay abilities?
The MTS Dance Area at EXIT Competition 2022.
c/o EXIT Competition
Location: Johan Cruijff ArenA | Boulevard 1, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 21, 2023 21:00 – 06:00
Lineup: Charlotte, de Witte, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, MEDUZA, Headhunterz, Extra
AMF Competition 2022.
Location: Paradiso | Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 19, 20:00
Lineup, Overmono, Nèna
Overmono can safely be known as some of the thrilling digital acts of the second. The Welsh brothers initially went their separate musical methods – Tom making techno and Ed dubstep – however discovered one another in a shared frustration in regards to the limitations of a solo profession. The duo Overmono was born.
The brothers launched their first work on their very own label Poly Kicks, after that they began releasing quite a lot of EPs on UK-based XL Recordings in 2020. Resident Advisor’s Observe Of The 12 months award-winning ‘So U Kno’ marked a worldwide breakthrough. Debut album ‘Good Lies,’ launched Might 12, consists of every thing Overmono has been engaged on in the course of the previous few years: 12 equally euphoric and melancholy songs, influenced by American rap data however all the time filtered by the British prism wherein they grew up. Amsterdam native Nèna will heat up the dance ground with an eclectic number of bass, rolling techno, digital percussion and extra.
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Location: Melkweg | Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 22, 20:00 – 02:00
Lineup: Anish Kumar, Harji, Kahani, Kunal Service provider
Indo Warehouse is a file label and occasion collection that showcases the fantastic thing about South Asian tradition, music and rhythm inside home and techno.
We’re happy with our South Asian roots and wish to transfer you to international sounds that commemorate progress and encourage connection.
Predicting Hits: Human vs. Machine
Location: Felix Meritis (Teekenzaal 1) | Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 19, 15:15 – 16:00
In an age the place Synthetic Intelligence intersects with each trade increasingly more, a central query has entered the music realm: can AI’s predictive energy reshape the music panorama?
Presenting an exploration of this potential shift in our trade, we delve into Neuroforecasting – the place neuroscience meets synthetic intelligence. Integrating the facility of neural responses to music right into a machine studying algorithm, new analysis means that hits could be forecasted with a staggering 97% accuracy.
Throughout ADE Professional, two absolute specialists within the realm of neuroscience and market-level evaluation are set to information us into the long run: Professor at Claremont Graduate College and veteran tech entrepreneur Dr. Paul J. Zak, alongside Affiliate Professor of Advertising and marketing and Shopper Neuroscience Dr. Alexander Genevsky. They’re joined by Kim Hoekema, A&R Supervisor at Sony Music, to assist discover how technologic developments can improve the A&R course of.
“Predicting Hits: Human vs. Machine” is scheduled for October nineteenth, 2023.
Audio Obscura x 10Y R LABEL GROUP
Location: RAW Manufacturing facility | Joan Muyskenweg 39, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 20, 14:00 – 23:00
Lineup: Cera Khin, DJ Spit, DJ Stingray, Franck, Extra
For our Friday program, we be part of forces with Kobosil’s R LABEL GROUP. It’s Berlin’s definitive imprint that purveys boundary-pushing Techno, EBM and Industrial. Highlighting the invoice is a particular b2b between Kobosil and a – later to be introduced – fellow techno kingpin.
Put together to be hypnotized by the forceful rhythms of key R LABEL GROUP contributors like Somewhen, Melis, Kander b2b Frazier, and a particular b2b set between Detroit native and Drexciya affiliate DJ Stingray 313 and Berlin’s DJ Spit.
Audio Obscura x 10Y R LABEL GROUP.
Awakenings ADE 2023: Reinier Zonneveld (Dwell) B2B Particular
Location: Ziggo Dome | De Passage 100, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 22, 14:00 – 00:00
Lineup: Reinier Zonneveld, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, House 92, Kiki Solvej
The Artwork of Improvisation with Héctor Oaks by Seedj
Location: Brakke Grond (The Workshop) | Nes 45, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 20, 15:00 – 16:30
Be part of digital music and vinyl luminary Hector Oaks in a workshop hosted by Seedj that delves deep into the artwork of improvising with vinyl data. On this hands-on session, Hector will share his intensive information and experience, which he gained from years and years of mastering the decks at famend hotspots worldwide.
Uncover the secrets and techniques of blending and mixing vinyl data intuitively, exploring the intricate dance between tracks, textures, and moods. Discover ways to curb vinyl’s tactile nature to create distinctive, spontaneous units that can depart a long-lasting impression. This session will assist you get insights into crate-digging, file choice, and the significance of studying the dancefloor.
Whether or not you are a brand new to the sport or a seasoned professional, this workshop by Hector Oaks and Seedj affords the uncommon alternative to be taught from a real vinyl-virtuoso to raise your DJing abilities to new heights.
“The Artwork of Improvisation with Héctor Oaks by Seedj” is scheduled for October twentieth.
Frequency Music x Tribal Lure x Mates
Location: Café Weber | Marnixstraat 397, 1017 PJ Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 19, 17:00 – 21:00
It is the time of yr when Amsterdam Dance Occasion touches down. After a profitable networking drinks final yr we might be organizing a pleasant get-together once more this yr at Cafe Weber with Frequency Music, Tribal Lure, Lacuna and Swimsuit of Bullets.
Frequency Music x Tribal Lure x Mates.
Frequency Music/Tribal Lure
Location: Nova | 16 Korte Leidsedwarsstraat, 1017 RC Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 18, 16:00 – 21:00
Lineup: Electrical Polar Bears, Ekonovah, Wealthy DietZ, Extra
Amsterdam Dance Occasion is again with a bang, bringing you probably the most electrifying occasion of the yr: Frozen Frequencies at Nova Nightclub. Be part of us for an unforgettable night celebrating the sweetness and variety of digital music, as we dance the night away with the good beats on the town.
Electrical Polar Bears.
Bootshaus x Dillon Francis Invite
Location: Membership Prime | Rembrandtplein 22, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 18, 22:00 – 04:00
Lineup: Dillon Francis, BRANDON
TARAKA presents GORDO
Location: Loft Amsterdam | Overhoeksplein 1, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 21, 18:00 – 02:00
Location: Melkweg | Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 19, 23:30 – 07:00
Lineup: Journey Membership, Eptic, Dirtyphonics, Nostalgix, Extra
Monstercat returns to Melkweg for his or her ADE gathering on October nineteenth. Yearly the ADE Monstercat Showcase grows larger and higher, and it’s due to the unimaginable assist of followers such as you! Identical to final yr they will tackle each the Max and OZ rooms at Melkweg for one large night time with an enormous lineup.
Lineup for the Monstercat Showcase at ADE 2023.
Awakenings ADE 2023: Adam Beyer Presents Drumcode
Location: Gashouder | Klönneplein 1, Amsterdam
Date and time: Oct 19, 22:00 – 08:00
Lineup: Adam Beyer, Eli Brown, Juliet Fox, Wehbba, Extra
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