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Amsterdam Dance Event, ADE in short, takes place all over Amsterdam between 17th and 21st of October 2012.
With over 800 artists from all over the globe performing in 60 clubs, ADE’s festival has grown into the worlds biggest club festival for electronic music with more than 270 events over five nights.
What ADE is for Amsterdam and Europe, that is what the Winter Music Conference (WMC) is for Miami and North – America. During the day you have conferences and the opportunity for professionals in all areas of electronic music to network and get new business but for the partylovers amongst us the festival program is the one to watch.
With 60 clubs we can say that every club is creating special nights and booking artists during ADE. The beauty of ADE and therefore Amsterdam as a city is that no matter which club you enter, the music, sound and atmosphere is always of high quality. It’s really difficult to highlight the ‘best parties’ because they’re all good! I will try to distill a couple of parties every night based on the kind of music they play. If you want to have to complete view of the program you can check it out  [button link=”http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/program/festival/events/ ” color=”#b64c5b” size=”3″ style=”2″ dark=”0″ radius=”auto” target=”self”]HERE[/button] [highlight bg=”#e3ddde” color=”#000000″]Wednesday the 17th of October.[/highlight] If you like berlin/berghain techno you better buy your tickets in advance for Trouw Amsterdam. If you want to feel you tshirt shake of the dubstep beats you better go to café schuim for the best of dutch dubstep has to offer. If you feel like floating to the koln kompakt based techno of Michael Mayer and Gui Boratto go to the Melkweg. If you rather dig the commercial no nonsense music of Afrojack, the Paradiso is the place to be for you.

[highlight bg=”#b64c5b” color=”#000000″]Thursday the 18th of October.[/highlight] Go to the Amsterdam Convention Factory in the east of Amsterdam if you like deephouse a la Innervisions. For the more harder techno go the always impressive ‘gashouder’, or go the more experimental music with the colors clubnight in Trouw Amsterdam. If you want to taste the dutch hip hop scene go to suzy wong’s just off the leidsesquare.

[highlight bg=”#e3ddde” color=”#000000″]Friday the 19th of October.[/highlight] If you can’t stop partying there are allot of after hours parties but the one that will definitelty will be packed is the techno of speedy J and Len faki in the melkweg.
For some good dutch techhouse go to the south east of Amsterdam and head down to Pand14.  More on the commercial tip? Go to the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Want to hear realllllyyy commercial music? Top (cough cough) DJ david guetta is showing in the sand in the west of Amsterdam.

[highlight bg=”#b64c5b” color=”#000000″]Saturday 20th of October.[/highlight] Of course enough after hours parties. Want to party till noon go to bungalow eight with excellent dutch techno or go the Ludwig for some mobilee records techno. If you’re a C2C fan go the Melkweg to catch their show. Rather like the cocoon techno of villalobos or hawtin then go to Amsterdam Convention Factory. For some good quality techno go to Studio K for VBX Underground or Paradiso for the VOLTT edition.

[highlight bg=”#e3ddde” color=”#000000″]Sunday the 21st of October.[/highlight] Mucho respect if you still have the energy to do some more partying. Trouw op zondag is a beautiful after party that runs till 3 in the afternoon. For the new dutch techno go canvas op de 7e, just across the street by Trouw Amsterdam. Escape Club has the popular Roger Sanchez in the house or go studio 80 for the famous secretsundaze party.

 

 

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