Quick math: 9x9 = an excellent time. That is if you’re into harder styles of techno, because the techno duo from outer spaces brings along the likes of Cynthia Spiering, Paula Temple, SNTS, and more.
Verknipt gathers all the hard techno heavyweights for an all-nighter of thumping basses and the most brutal kicks. Aido Arko, Anxhela, H! Dude, DYEN, Shlømo, and many others tear up United Studio’s, where speed itself can’t keep up with them.
MC Gary Black hosts a “blended world” of iconic African electronic music at the top of the A'DAM tower, featuring Henry X, Boddhi Satva, Philou Louzolo, Hagan and Viva.
Bad boy Berlin collective Live From Earth touch down at Lofi for an enormous night with the likes of Perra Inmunda, DJ Gigola, Benwal, MCR-T, ace of demons and more.
The Martinez Brothers take over G-Star RAW’s headquarters for a groovy night of house rollers with their label Cuttin’ Headz. They invite Dutch house icons Chris Stussy and Benny Rodrigues, next to Beltran, Fleur Shore, Mochakk, and a very special guest.
Head to WesterUnie this Thursday to see the Pleinvrees launch its ADE parties (taking place on 19, 20 and 21 Oct). On the first day you’ll catch the likes of andhim, Nora en Pure, JAMIIE, Olivier Weiter, Miss Monique and more whipping up mischief and big, big beats.
KI/KI’s stand-out trancey techno keeps you locked to the dance floor of the former Bijlmer Bajes prison all night long on ADE’s Friday. She’s invited friends and her idols to play back-to-backs with her, making this night legendary before it’s even started.
Eclectic selector Indira Paganotto, dance music’s most emotional duo DJ Heartstring, and trance wonderboy Tjade curate Thuishaven’s ADE Friday. Patrick Mason, Ambu Bambu, Narciss, Fafi Abdel Nour... unthinkable.
ANOTR’s No Art Weekender (20-22 Oct) kicks off with a blazer on Friday featuring the lads themselves, Berlin’s Anna Schreit, plus Amsterdam locals Hunee, Markèz and vinyl queen Hellie.
Pretty unique: buying a ticket for Mystic Garden Festival will automatically grant you access to Mystic Garden and the other way around. Dockyard feels industrial and raw, with artists like Anfisa Letyago and Secret Cinema. In contrast, Mystic Garden feels dreamy and fantasy-like, with Mathame, Archie Hamilton, Kolter, and many more on the lineup.
Last chance to hit up De School at ADE, ever. Catch everyone from Shanti Celeste to Anz, DJ Nobi to Roi Perez as you dance from Saturday into Sunday (...and onto Monday?).
Marea has never lost dancing and invites some of the hottest names in the game to her ‘We Still Believe’ DGTL day rave. Names like Bambounou, Palms Trax, Sedef Adasi, Vuur spit hits, classics, sugary pop edits, and fiery originals.
Well worth the twisting paths through Amsterdam’s lush greenery to het Rijk van de Keizer, where on Saturday you’ll catch the likes of Bitter Babe, Elias Mazian,
Bashkka, Byron Yeates & THC and more. The Friday edition’s looking equally blazing, with the likes of Mama Snake & DJ Spit, Anz, Sally C and more.
Brazil comes to us! Mochakk almost embodies house music and shows us at Loveland. Mochakk plays for eight (!) hours: a full working day of grooves, but on the weekend. This day party with special guests is your last bit of the ADE weekend, so make sure to end your Sunday in style.
Breakfast Club finishes its four-day marathon on a true runner’s high in a soon-to-be-announced location, with a still very secret lineup. If it’s anything like their other events featuring Ben UFO, JASSS, mad miran, Moopie, Ogazón, and dozens more, this event is the perfect reward at the finish line.
Gou talk equals good stuff. The mother of catchy bangers invites DJs like Carista, Matisa, Objekt, and plays a set of her own. DGTL heightens the atmosphere in the NDSM warehouse with flashy lights and hyptnotizing visuals.
If there’s something worth pacing yourself for at ADE, it’s Vault’s collaboration with SK_ELEVEN to bring Grace Dahl, Kwartz, Seatoc Mass b2b Phil Berg and (and way more besides) to Radion. You’ve been warned.