Six picks you don’t want to miss at ADE’s 2019 edition.
This Wednesday see’s the annual Amsterdam Dance Event descend on the city once again. Every year they curate five days and nights of the best that the dance music industry has to offer in multiple venues around Amsterdam.
A full night program of live and DJ sets is complimented with an exciting day program with talks, workshops and networking events. This year’s line up is another treat, with a vast array of international acts bringing their varied sounds to the famous and more obscure parts of the famous party city.
With over 2000 artists performing this year over the five days, finding where to go and who to see can be a struggle. So we’ve put together this short list of what we think are some key events not to be missed.
Wednesday: MoMI – Museum of Modern Instruments
Venue – De Brakke Grond
Starting us off we have the Museum of Modern Instruments. The pop up Museum will take you through 100 years of electronic instruments, from the Theremin and Musique Concrete tone machines, to samplers and modular synths. The museum is open over the whole weekend, but will kick off on Wednesday evening with a performance by Mono-Poly on a Stockhausen style setup of early and rare electronic instruments.
Venue – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
For this year’s instalment, The Rest is Noise invite revered experimental ambient composer and sound artist Tim Hecker for a live performance based around his new album, Konoyo. Hecker has been at the forefront of his field since the early noughties, and his new work exploring the Japanese imperial court soundtrack of Gagaku, is no exception.
Joining him will be Italian composer Caterina Barbieri who, alongside visual artist Ruben Spini, will be diving deep into the realm of monophonic modular synthesis. Just check out her last release on Editions Mego to get a flavour of what you can expect from her.
Venue – Amsterdam Studios
On Thursday, to rehash the tired old phrase, all roads lead to this mammoth warehouse party. We don’t really need to say much about this one. A warehouse that can only be used once a year, no sound restrictions, a line up of techno heavyweights including Randomer, I Hate Models, Perc & Ansome, FJAAK and AnD… enough said really.
Friday: Homeless Homies with DJ Bone, Peggy Gou, Ben Sims and Deetron
Venue – Shelter Amsterdam
Detroit legend DJ Bone brings his Homeless Homies concept to Shelter for a day party. The concept aims to unite the Techno community to tackle homelessness one city at a time. Featuring friends including Peggy Gou, Ben Sims and Deetron, all proceeds will go to the Charity, alongside two local Amsterdam based charities. A great sounding party with some great DJ’s for a great cause, top tip!
Saturday: Audio Obscura x Giegling
Venue – The Loft
The panoramic views from the 16th floor of the A’DAM tower will play host to a sunrise set from notorious Weimar crew and label, Giegling. Running from 6AM until 1PM, this after-hours slot should be a perfect fit for the enigmatic, dubbed out house and techno sounds of Giegling. The unique setting with views across the city and the time of day should make this a memorable session for sure.
Sunday: Hunee & Orpheu The wizard
Venue – Garage Noord
The intimate space of Garage Noord’s 150 capacity dance floor will host a mighty closer for the Sunday night. Seven hours of back to back spinning from two of the current generation’s hottest selectors; Hunee, and Amsterdam local Orpheu the Wizard. Both DJ’s have garnered strong reputations for their talents as selectors and have been setting off parties all around the globe. Closing the event with these two at the controls is definitely a no brainer.
ADE takes place October 16th to the 20th across multiple venues of Amsterdam.
More information about the event can be found here