De afgelopen week hebben wij wat server issues gehad. Na een paar dagen kamperen met kampvuur in de serverruimte hebben wij dan eindelijk het euvel weten te verhelpen.

Maar laten we het verleden achter ons laten en verder kijken naar de nabije toekomst. Woensdag begint namelijk het Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Een halve week staat de hoofdstad in het middelpunt van de belangstelling als het gaat om elektronische dansmuziek. Wij hebben alvast de leukste events voor de woensdag bij elkaar gezocht en natuurlijk houden wij je in de loop van de week op de hoogte van de must go events.

KiT Album Showcase (support by RBBP)

Inspired by Traditional Afro Caribbean Music from Curaçao and European Dance, Kuenta i Tambu has created a brand new sound! They cleverly found a balance between electronic sound samples, singing and chanting and the infectious rhythms played by ritual tambú drums.
Some call it Global Bass, others prefer labeling it Tambutronic but one thing is for sure: it’s a wild and colorful explosion of energy, and always seems to set off some serious movements on the dancefloor!
The name Kuenta i Tambu translates to “Stories and Drums” from Papiamentu, which is the native language of the Dutch Caribbean islands Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. The group is based in Amsterdam, came together in 2005 after a series of educational projects at schools and theaters to introduce the music and culture of Curaçao to children in the Netherlands.
In the early days band members were involved in establishing the sound and identity of KiT. Fast forward to the here and now KiT performances stand for high energy shows, with hypnotizing beats and dazzling percussive interplay between the band members.
KiT has been performing all over the world, with presentations at international venues and festivals such as the North Sea jazz Festival, New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington as well as the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba.

22tracks: 4 Year Anniversary

22tracks was launched in 2009 during the notorious Amsterdam Dance Event. Now four years later, we’ve expanded from one city with 15 DJs to four cities with 120 DJs who collectively curated and uploaded over 50.000 tracks that have been streamed over 200 million times! Our 4th birthday will be celebrated during ADE again, on October 16th in bar Ludwig. This playlist features favorite house tunes from several curators. The majority of them will be playing on our anniversary as well!


After a hugely successful 2012, the globally renowned Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) returns for 2013 this October. The 5-day industry-led event will launch with an opening party at Paradiso presented by ADE and Dirty Dutch and will feature a live performance by Chuckie.

As the pioneer of the Dutch House sound and global DJ, Chuckie has recently been decorated by the President of Surinam Desire D. Bouterse as “Commander in the Order of the Yellow Star”, when he was in his birth country performing at the Caribbean Festival of Arts in the capital, Paramaribo. He will return to Amsterdam this October to perform an epic 5-hour-long live set at the ADE opening party alongside some very special guests.


Every year we cover ADE with great passion and dedication. We try to spot raw talent, write articles about the conference and best parties in town.This year it’s our turn to organise a small get together. Therefore we’ve invited some of our favorite dj/producers and we would love for you to join.

Mary Go Wild: 25 years of dance in The Netherlands

Expect a night pulsating with music from past to present, spectacular visuals based on the entire history of dance music, and countless extras, such as an exhibit of these past 25 years in the Rabozaal foyer. The book release will be open to ticketholders as well. And finally, the long-awaited ‘Mary Go Wild’ will be presented to the public.

‘Mary Go Wild’ contains nearly 600 pages, and covers the history of 25 years of dance music in the Netherlands, from the deepest, darkest beats of the underground, to spectacular mega-raves in football stadiums. Over 60 authors, photo editors and photographers have committed years of research to produce an absolute standard for fans of electronic music and its events. An impressive reference book, as well as a book full of great stories, this is a must-have for anyone who has ever nestled up to a speaker with their eyes shut. The book includes nearly 1000 photographs and over 140 interviews with many of dance music’s major players, including: Eddy de Clercq, Speedy J, Tiësto, Secret Cinema, Miss Djax, Armin van Buuren, Joost van Bellen, The Dreamteam, Paul Elstak, Chuckie, Junkie XL, Jeroen Flamman, Duncan Stutterheim, Ferry Corsten, Bart Skils, Roog, Chaos & L-Dopa, Nicky Romero, Laidback Luke, Gomes, and many, many more.

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