Amsterdam – Set to run Wednesday thru Sunday (Oct. 16-20), Amsterdam Dance Event 2019 will bring the dance-music community together for a week of schmoozing, panels, parties, technology, and more. As always, DJ Times will be there.
In addition to its massive slate of industry keynotes, educational seminars and tech introductions presented in venues all over town, Amsterdam Dance Event presents a festival portion that’s loaded with hundreds of hot events each night and day. Here are DJ Times’ pick hits for the week:
Wednesday, Oct. 16:
Bedrock at Ponton. Bedrock label chief John Digweed teams with Booka Shade, Quivver and Hannes Bieger for a night of classic prog-house and more.
CLOSE at Scheepsbouwloods. Repping the DGTL LIVE concept, Canadian techno legend Richie Hawtin will deliver an audio-visual performance. He’ll share a tight bill with German duo Modeselektor, which will deliver a live set, and Sophie.
Toolroom @ Chicago Social Club. Label honcho Mark Knight will be joined by roster mates Amine Edge & DANCE, Hannah Wants, Danny Howard and more for an evening of quality house music.
Ørjan Nilsen Album Release Party at Club Mystique. Celebrating his new long-player, The Devil Is in the Detail, on his own imprint, My Opinion, Norwegian trance talent Nilsen will spin a set of new music and also present genre talents Mark Sixma, KhoMha, Ben Gold and more.
Thursday, Oct. 17:
Monstercat Uncaged at Melkweg. The eclectic Vancouver-based label delivers another wild night featuring roster talent and friends. The bill includes Seven Lions, Slander Matrix & Futurebound, The Bloody Beetroots and more.
Our Story – Celebrating 15 Years of Tomorrowland at Ziggo Dome. Featuring a deep slate of top festival talent, this arena party checks all boxes. DJs include Armin Van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiësto, Netsky, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and more.
Innervisions Amsterdam x Loveland at Warehouse Houthavens. Innervisions label co-founders Dixon and Âme deliver a five-hour B2B set for those looking for some serious late-night, tech-house action.
Friday, Oct. 18:
Homeless Homies (fundraiser) at Shelter. With this event that donates its proceeds to the international Homeless Homies foundation and two Amsterdam homeless shelters, Detroit techno talent DJ Bone brings a stout lineup of jocks flexing their considerable talents for this worthy cause. Lineup includes Dubfire, Peggy Gou, KiNK, Deetron, Ben Sims and more. Open your heart and dance.
Markus Schulz at Melkweg. Playing an open-to-close set, Miami-based trance titan (thrice voted America’s Best DJ) Schulz will carry the amped-up crowd through an evening’s worth of musical emotions.
Dave Clarke Presents… at Melkweg. And at the other side of the famed Melkweg club, “The Baron of Techno” unleashes another edition of some of the toughest tunes you’ll hear all week. In addition to Clarke, the lineup includes DVS1, Luke Slater, Daniel Miller, Black Asteroid and more. Serious late-night action.
Saturday, Oct. 19:
Awakenings at Gashouder (by Day): Joris Voorn & Friends. Techno mega-talent Voorn brings a lineup worthy of this famed, quirky Amsterdam venue. With Âme, Agoria and Patrice Bäumel on-board, expect an afternoon of rugged grooves. Starts at noon.
Audio Obscura x Tale of Us at The Loft Amsterdam. With this afternoon gig, the diverse Berlin-based duo Tale of Us should work the A.D.E. attendees into a lather well before the evening madness begins.
The Masquerade at WFC. Fronted by the mysterious, masked Claptone, The Masquerade parties are always deep and groovy. Expect no different here, as the lineup includes heavy house hitters Todd Terry, Purple Disco Machine, Mat.Joe and Matthias Tanzmann.
Sunday, Oct. 20:
Joseph Capriati at BRET. The Italian techno talent will deliver a satisfying, morning afterparty for those who just can’t let go of the beats.
ACiD Jack at Club YOLO. Classic acid-house featuring a deep lineup that includes original genre giant DJ Pierre and other worthy DJs like Paul Johnson, Mad Villain and Anfisa Letyago.
Damian Lazarus at De Marktkantine. Finish off A.D.E. week with a serious bang, as Lazarus goes all night with his occasionally demented brand of tech-house. Recommended for those not leaving until at least Tuesday.