The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest festival and business conference for electronic music, returns this October. The event brings an unbelievable amount of international talent to the city, with names like Bonobo, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Nina Kraviz, Orbital, Peggy Gou, Richie Hawtin and more. The organisers expect to welcome a record breaking 400,000 visitors for the 23rd edition.
The five day and night gathering runs from October 17th-21st, 2018 and is the world’s leading festival and conference program, offering an extensive art, film, photography program, alongside music and the latest trends in technology and social good.
Out of the large selection of events and artists performing, When We Dip has carefully scouted through the programs to give you our top 5 picks of parties to attend at ADE so far!
On The Radar: When We Dip’s Top 5 for ADE 2018
1. Do Not Sit X Multiversum at ADE
DO NOT SIT ON THE FURNITURE presents Do Not Sit In Amsterdam once again in association with Multiversum by Comport. Do Not Sit On The Furniture assembles a collective of globalists, visionaries and cutting edge talents in Music and the Arts. Great music is timeless, it comes in all genres, and does not necessarily correlate to popularity. There is so much amazing music that passes us by. Do Not Sit On The Furniture strives to provide a platform to share the music & art that you rarely get to hear or see as a live format in one place. Our event is tailored to both the artists and the people for more musical experience with sophisticated grooves and visuals. Besides BEHROUZ himself on the decks, you can expect the finest electronic music artists like Martin Buttrich, Matthias Meyer, Stevie R, Thomas Gandey, Onur Özman ft. The LazarusMan, PAAX.Tulum and more.
2. Last Night On Earth
This is promising to be an even bigger year as the previous for Sasha’s imprint Last Night On Earth. After successful events at the infamous London venue Fabric and Toronto (Canada) they are taking on the worlds biggest club event showcasing some of their finest. The location it’s being held on makes this even more special; Soundfleet is a ship cruising by Amsterdam during ADE hosting various showcases, among which LNOE. This event is a collaboration between Last Night On Earth and Free Your Mind.
3. Afterlife ADE
Afterlife is returning to Amsterdam Dance Event to present its first 24-hour party. Beginning at 2pm on Saturday October 20th and running through until the next afternoon, Tale Of Us curate two rooms to encompass everything Afterlife is about. The setting is the raw and striking Elementenstraat Warehouse, which will make for some spectacle when adorned with the signature Afterlife production. Line Up include : Adriatique, Agents Of Time, Fideles, Mathew Jonson, Mind Against, Patrice Baumel, Recondite, Tale Of Us , Vaal, Woo York + Special guests: Solomun B2B Dixon.
4. HYTE ADE x Loveland
HYTE, Berlin’s globally renowned underground dance crew, is heading back to its spiritual homeland of Amsterdam Dance Event for one very special night on Friday, October 19, 2018. This annual happening is always a real showcase of HYTE’s core essentials. This outstanding music event will feature house and techno’s finest talents playing on three stages. The line up is set to impress with headliners Chris Liebing, Loco Dice and Pan-Pot plus several more illustrious new names, namely Guti, wAFF, Andrea Oliva, Enzo Siragusa, Yaya, Caleb Calloway, Subb-an b2b Adam Shelton, Benny Rodrigues, Boris Werner, Samuel Deep, Mandana and Thabo Getsome. The annual HYTE ADE event is moving to a new venue this year, it will take place at the astonishing Mediahaven, it will be turned into an electronic music lover’s heaven by the quality production HYTE is so well-known for.
5. Free Your Mind ADE: The Soundgarden x Sudbeat x Flying Circus
On Thursday October 18th, Free Your Mind Festival is presenting three label showcases in one single event at Amsterdam’s beloved Thuishaven terrain. Hernan Cattaneo’s label Sudbeat, Nick Warren’s Soundgarden imprint, and Audiofly’s Flying Circus are joining forces for what promises to be nothing short of an electrifying ADE gathering. Expect to see many of the usual suspects on this Thursday, which is part of Free Your Mind’s anniversary festivities. Line Up include : Hernan Cattaneo b2b Nick Warren, Audiofly, Blond:ish, Atish, Unders, Marino Mellino, and more.
And of course… Chapter 24 X When We Dip showcase
With Amsterdam Dance Event just around the corner, the When We Dip team are incredibly excited to announce the 3rd edition in our showcase series with Chapter 24 Records. Expect a stellar lineup of key talent from the label, as well as the Dip crew, including the likes of Vverses, KatrinKa, Stevie R, Kamorah, Esteble and Paul Nolan.
The party will once again take place in the excellent and centrally-located Bar Feijoa on Friday 19th October. Join us from the late afternoon and into the evening to drink, dance and make merry.
More info: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/