Amsterdam Dance Event is an annual opportunity for music industry peacocking
Record labels, DJs and music snobs are descending on the city in their droves, keen to 'meet' 'learn' and all importantly, watch some of the best dance music around. Shoes will be worn down in higher intensity than has been seen all year as hundreds of parties a night make Amsterdam the only place to be if you're even mildly interested in the thump thump of electronic music.
Artists from around the world will come to show off what they’ve got in front of an audience who are desperate to be wowed, though for the sake of patriarchal good feeling, these are the club nights from our fair isle that we’re most excited to see.
Sheffield dancehall DJ, North London lyrical genius, Clean Bandit collaborator and Dutch EDM-bashment crossover pioneers. Sounds like a bad joke, but is in fact the vibe of Melkweg on Wednesday night. Catch Toddla T, Ms Dynamite and The Partysquad tear Amsterdam a new one as two nations take the sound of Jamaican culture to make one massive night out.
Over two decades of Ninja Tune artists will take to Melkweg on Thursday night as the legendary South London label displays its wares in the form of Bonbo, George FitzGerald and Romare. Expect soul to footwork to the sort of house music that'll only start being talked about next year.
Anywhere that Jackmaster is, we want to be. DGTL are responsible for three of the most exciting (and needless to say sell our) nights of the festival, however it's Friday's night that we're most gassed about as it includes the bread and butter of what's good about UK music right now. Eats Everything, Jamie Jones and Denney join Jack on this all star line up.
Need we say any more? Our fabulous little sister takes to the Ocean Diva and sails away for a night of blissful house, accompanied by live instrumentation and guaranteed beautiful people. If an excuse to dress up and enjoy the finer things is what you need to close your ADE, then Eibhlin and Nathan Cozzetto will see you through.