If you’re reading this IRL then you will know that a huge chunk of the music industry is either flying out to, or already taking up temporary residence in, the Dutch capital for the 19th annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
From today until Sunday October 19 ADE is home to exciting calendar of daytime discussions and seminars and nocturnal showcases. It’s one of the most important dates in the electronic music calendar as artists, labels, promoters and every other professional in our world unite to network, develop ideas, forge new pacts, plans, platters and parties.
Whatever your musical poison, you are guaranteed to quench your thirst as the city is home to 100s of events in every possible club, bar, venue, gallery, church that can house a soundsystem. We’re heading out there, too, and we’ve got our sights set on two crucial events: GANZ & Friends (Thursday October 15) and Noisia Invites (Saturday October 17).
We’ll be filming them for your viewing pleasure for a brand new UKFTV series UKF On Air. Don’t wait for the video, though; if you’re in Amsterdam right now get involved and come and say hi… We haven’t picked these parties randomly, they are officially the sickest line-ups at ADE this year, covering every shade of bass we celebrate on the regs…
Thursday October 15: Decoy & The Hard Headed Present… GANZ & Friends
Amsterdam resident GANZ is set to unleash his live show on his own stomping ground. With the likes of What So Not, Snakehips and Swindle by his side, this covers every possible bass base from furious future to slinky grooves by way of cold hard jazz!
Where? Tolhuistuin | IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam
How much? €17 (+ service fee)
Who’s playing? GANZ live, What So Not, Snakehips, Swindle, Beaudamian
Saturday October 17: Noisia Invites…
Swiftly becoming an ADE institution, and hot on the heels of their legendary Groningen festival earlier this summer, Noisia’s Invites parties are the stuff of legend and leave no sonic stone unturned. Case in point: this year’s Melkweg meltdown with bearded badman Gaslamp Killer, Alix Perez and Eprom’s Shades project and the Critical Soundsystem!
Where? Melkweg | Lijnbaansgracht 234 A, Amsterdam
How much? €25 (+ service fee)
Who’s playing? Noisia, Gaslamp Killer, Alix Perez, Eprom, Enei, Kasra, Mefjus, Gridlok, Current Value, Posij, Prolix, Akka