These are the top events at ADE 2019
Amsterdam Dance Event kicks off next week, turning the city into an electronic music playground for five days. We've scoured the programme for the best parties, festivals and more, so you don't have to
Amsterdam Dance Event— or ADE 2019— kicks off imminently, and offers more panels, parties and raves than anyone has a hope of attending. Still, there’s no harm in trying.
If the full programme feels overwhelming panic not; we’ve scoured this year’s listings to select the finest soirées, gatherings and festivals the marathon has to offer. There’s Tim Hecker’s performance of his ‘Konoyo’ album. EDM big guns line up at the 15 Years of Tomorrowland showcase. Techno crew Ilian Tape take over Paradiso. And UK house team Audiowhore make their debut at the world’s biggest celebration of dance music.
All of which is before we come to mention institutions such as De School’s three-day throwdown, Het Weekend, Radion’s Breakfast Club and, of course, DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs reveal during the epic AMF Festival. Then there’s also our more intimate gathering at Claire, with Floating Points. By now you probably get the idea. There’s beats, bass and bangers by the crate-load, with more complete listings available in this month’s print edition of DJ Mag— Issue 588, October 2019.
Time to get prepped then...
WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
1. AUS MUSIC @ SHELTER
One of Amsterdam’s finest electronic destinations joins one of the UK’s most revered house labels for one night of underground sounds beneath the streets north of the city’s waterfront. Label head Will Saul welcomes Robert Hood and daughter Lyric as Floorplan, Cynthie, Detroit Swindle, and rising Dutchman Tracey.
11PM - 7AM / €23 - €27.50
2. THE REST IS NOISE @ MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN ‘T IJ
Tim Hecker live, Caterina Barbieri and Ruben Spini live A/V.
8.30PM - 11PM / €18.50 - €23
3. KERN @ VERONICASCHIP NDSM PIER 1
Inga Mauer, Bengkulu b2b Hyan, Spekki Webu.
4. SULTA SELECTS @ CLAIRE
Denis Sulta, Mino Abadier, Paula Tape.
11PM- 7AM / €18.65 - €21.15
5. WEDNESDAY @ BRET
Solid Blake, Cosmic Force, Jasmin.
11.30PM - 7AM / €10 - €15
THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER
1. DJ MAG ADE @ CLAIRE
It’s our annual ADE throwdown and as per usual we’re pulling out all the stops to set the benchmark high. This month’s cover star, Floating Points, headlines, with the upbeat sounds of local talent Kamma also drafted in— interested parties can register to attend for free. Later in the evening house outlet PIV Records then rocks up with several hours worth of rolling tech goodness.
5.30PM - 9.30PM, FREE / 11PM - 7AM, €25
2. ILIAN TAPE @ PARADISO
Stenny, Skee Mask, Konrad Wehrmeister.
10PM - 4AM / €19
3.SPIELRAUM @ RADION
Peach, Nene H, Freddy K, Afra, Hanno Hinkelbein, Her Again, Jasmine Infiniti, Polly F, KI/KI.
11PM - 8AM / €20.50
4.ZEEZOUT @ LOFI
Avalon Emerson, Midland, Optimo, more.
11PM - 8AM / €24.98 - €29.98
5. OUR STORY - CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF TOMORROWLAND @ ZIGGI DOME
Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Netsky, Afrojack, more (also runs Friday 18th October)
7PM - 11PM / €43.
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER
1. HET WEEKEND @ DE SCHOOL
It’s located in an unassuming corner of West Amsterdam, but don’t let the setting fool you. From the first moment you step into De School it’s clear the crew responsible want to make some proper noise, with the annual Het Weekend— which runs from ADE’s Friday to Monday morning— arguably the best opportunity to see it in full force. LSDXOXO, Dr Rubinstein, Upsammmy, rRoxymore, Carista and Job Jobse are among the players lined up for 2019’s marathon.
11PM - 9AM / €23
2. BAD MANNERS @ SHELTER
Marcel Dettmann, DJ Stingray, Kittin, Umfang, Planetary Assault Systems, Vril, more.
11PM - 8AM / €35 - €40
3. CRITICAL SOUND @ MELKWEG
Circuits (Kasra & InsideInfo), Sam Binga, IMANU (fka Signal) and Particle, Foreign Concept.
11.30PM - 5AM / €18.40
4. AUDIO OBSCURA @ MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN ‘T IJ
Len Faki, Blawan, Ellen Allien, Dr. Rubinstein, Colin Benders, ROD, Henning Baer.
11PM - 6AM / €54
5. DIRTY HOUSE @ CLUB NYX
Vato Gonzalez, AC Slater, Cause & Affect, DJ S.K.T., Skepsis.
11PM - 8AM / €15
SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER
1. DJ MAG TOP 100 DJS AT AMF FESTIVAL @ JOHAN CRUIJFF ARENA
The moment many will have been waiting for arrives. With hundreds of thousands of votes cast in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll it stands to reason that the rundown of winners is surrounded by plenty of hype. Once again we’re joining forces with AMF Festival to reveal who’s come out on top, with sets from Don Diablo, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Tiesto, Alesso, Jonas Blue and 2=1, AKA Timmy Trumpet and W&W.
2. DOCKYARD & MYSTIC GARDEN FESTIVALS @ HAVENPARK
Eats Everything, Dax J, Alienata, Dubfire, Surgeon, Nastia, Matador, DVS1, Solardo, Ellen Allien, more.
11AM - 11PM / €53
3. INTO THE WOODS FESTIVAL @ NDSM WHARF
Krystal Klear, Volvox, Axel Boman, Anetha, Bufiman, Tom Trago, Luke Slater, more.
12PM - 11PM / €48.85 - €68.85
4. BERLIN SPECIAL: WATERGATE @ WESTERUNIE
Culoe de Song, Floyd Laving, Extrawelt, Matthias Meyer, Kristin Velvet, Tinlicker, Jimi Jules, more.
10PM - 7AM / €32.50
5. FESTIMI X COOKING WITH PALMS TRAX @ SHELTER
Hunee, Palms Trax, Identified Patient, KAMMA & Masalo, Roi Perez, more.
11PM - 7AM / €30
SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER
1. BREAKFAST CLUB @ RADION
There’s no finer way to spend the last day at ADE than attending what has become a bona fide institution. Copenhagen’s Courtesy never fails to deliver the slamming stuff, with Donato Dozzy and Dutch don I-F renowned for their techno prowess. Vladimir Ivkovic, Jocelyn, Konduku, Mattheis, Oberman and more are confirmed to play, too, taking the crowd right the way through the final morning and afternoon. Oh, and did we mention that free breakfast? The tastiest of farewells.
7AM - 6PM / €30.47
2. THUISHAVEN SUNDAY @ THUISHAVEN
Apollonia, Mella D, Tijana T, Benny Rodrigues, De Sluwe Vos, Prunk, Lewski, Chris Stussy.
1PM - 6AM / €31.50 - €39
3. AUDIOWHORE @ PANAMA
Amine Edge & DANCE, Second City, ALISHA, Sammy Porter, George Smeddles, Majesty, more.
10PM - 6AM / €15
4. GET PERLONIZED @ SHELTER
Margaret Dygas, ZIP, Thomas Melchior, more.
9PM - 10AM /
5. ACID JACK @ CLUB YOLO
DJ Pierre, Paul Johnson, Miguel Campbell, Sirus Hood, Mad Villains, Gettoblaster, more.
10PM - 5AM / €12
More complete listings for ADE 2019 are included in the current print edition of DJ Mag, Issue 588, fronted by Floating Points.
Want more? Read out feature on how producers are losing millions every year — and what they can do about it.
Copyright Thrust Publishing Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.djmag.com as the source.