It goes without saying that ADE is abundant with options for the week long conference. From various lectures and workshops to mesmerizing club nights, there is simply no wrong choice at ADE. Unfortunately, we can’t be in different places at the same time, which makes planning an event itinerary rather difficult. After combing through the expansive event list of ADE 2015, we’ve compiled a bucket list of highly anticipated events for the week.
Venue: Tobacco Theater
Date: October 14th
Rompecorazones is a musical vision curated by Guti, and embodies a multifaceted performance with a refreshing variety of artists and their respective instruments.
Rompecorazones Live at ADE will feature solo pianist, Julien Quentin, esteemed violinist, Rosanne Philippines, Romanian electronic duo, Livio & Roby, jazz aficionado, L_cio, among others for this very special performance. There are several live sets scheduled throughout ADE 2015, but it doesn’t get much better than Rompecorazones for those in search of an alternative event and musical experience.
Rompecorazones is an exclusive event for ADE Card Holders.
Venue: W Lounge
Date: October 16th
If you’re looking for a great experience that won’t wreck your bank account during ADE, this special Who’s in Town Showcase at the W Lounge is a clear cut winner. Starting at 7:00 PM with complimentary entry, guests can enjoy intimate sets from Mendo, Uner, and Hot Since 82 until the late hours of the night.
The W Lounge (pictured above) will be transformed into a lively setting perfect for such an evening during ADE.
For more information, visit the event listing on the W Hotel’s website
Date: October 18th
As one of the premier techno festivals in Europe, and hailing from the Netherlands, it was only natural that Awakenings would host another special installment at ADE 2015. This year they bring in much of the Electric Deluxe roster, along with Awakenings residents, for what is sure to be another powerful night of techno in Amsterdam.
On Sunday October 18th the Gashouder will be taken over by Speedy J, Blawan, Dasha Rush, Len Faki, AnD, Giorgio Gigli, Nina Kraviz, and Rodhäd. From 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Awakenings will be firing all night in grand fashion.
Venue: Warehouse 22
Date: October 16th
Also celebrating a 5-year anniversary at ADE will be Detroit techno legend, Jeff Mills. Jeff Mills will present his Time Tunnel project, which has never been seen in the Netherlands, and will certainly be a welcome treat to any techno enthusiast.
Known for revolutionizing the Tr-909, Jeff Mills has left an undeniable mark on the scene through his musical and technological contributions. From Battle LA inspired drum machines to showcases at Le Lourve, there’s not much The Wizard hasn’t done, and the Time Tunnel Showcase at ADE will be yet another milestone in his already impressive career.
Venue: Westergastheater and North Sea Jazz Club
Date: October 15th and 16th
While the phrase “forward-thinking” gets thrown around often when it comes to artists and organizers, Dekmantel is a festival that truly represents a forward thinking and innovative approach to dance music. The Dekmantel showcase at ADE 2015 is nothing short of impressive.
The event will feature Motor City Drum Ensemble, Palms Trax, Juju & Jordash, Four Tet, a back-to-back between Joy Orbison and Barnt, as well as a special back-to-back-to-back with Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, and Pangaea.
We’d be especially excited about the latter.
Venue: NDSM Docklands
Date: October 17th
Year after year, Dockyard Festival at ADE continually stands out as one of the elite lineups of the week – which by ADE standards is astonishing considering there’s over 400 quality events. Dockyard 2015 will feature five stages on their waterfront location hosted by underground labels and brands such as Mindshake Records, Droid Recordings, Blakksheep, [A:RPIA:R], and Deeperfect.
The respective rooms feature an immense lineup across the board. Mindshake Records will feature Paco Osuna, Paul Ritch, Monika Kruse, Hector, Fer BR, Egbert, Kabale Und Liebe, and more. For the fans of Romanian minimal techno, [A:RPIA:R] will be hosting their own room featuring Raresh, Rhadoo, Praslea, Petre Inspirescu, among others.
The rest of the Dockyard lineup takes a turn towards techno with Droid Recordings hosting a room featuring Surgeon, Lady Starlight, Truss, as well as Droid visionaries Raiz, Drumcell, Luis Flores, and Truncate. Deeperfect brings in a signature style of dance music with the likes of Karotte, Carlo Lio, Stefano Noferini, Leonardo Gonnelli, and Julian Jeweil, while Blakksheep rounds off the Dockyard programming with DJ Rush, Sasha Carassi, Harvey Mckay, Sam Paganini, and many more.
Date: October 16th
John Digweed is a true champion of the progressive genre. A genre often bastardized by Beatport and the EDM community, Digweed and his label Bedrock prove that there is a special musical journey to be had.
John Digweed and Bedrock celebrate 5 years at ADE, and for the 2015 edition fans can look forward to a four-hour set from Digweed and will also be treated to the tribal and melodic sounds of Guy J [insert backlink to album review]