Guide to ADE 2019: where to get the best bass, house/tech, and electronica of the week

Guide to ADE 2019: where to get the best bass, house/tech, and electronica of the weekAde

Words by Bella Bagshaw & Joshua Stewart

The tick of the clock grows tantalizing as mid-October (16-20) draws nearer, and in turn, unearthing another chapter of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

While ADE’s prodigious masthead may suggest something altogether singular, it is, in fact, massively multi-pronged. Since 1995, the music industry-geared celebration has been boasting conferences, workshops, and high-profile panels in tandem with its sprawling sonic agenda. In short, ADE tackles all things electronic music, from virtually every vantage point.

It’s easy to feel disoriented from the dizzying litany of dance music decadence on deck for ADE 2019, between the manifold menagerie of branded parties across the city—day and night—and the festival’s native events alike. No worries. Dancing Astronaut has it covered. We’re breaking it down nice and neat this year to help attendees find the best parties of the week.

Garrix Solo (Fri Night) [Big Room]

Martin Garrix brings his globally renowned skills home to ADE, where he’s set to play an all-nighter Friday night at the RAI convention center. Last year’s ADE performance saw the world’s #1 DJ debut his ‘ANIMA’ live show, so expect Garrix to drop the hammer as he hopes to “make these shows the best ones yet!”

Friday’s show is 18+, but Garrix returns the day after for a five-hour all-ages set starting at 5pm.


Ritter Butzke x Multiversum (Sat Night) [Live Electronic]

What better place to listen to the sultry sounds of minimal and experimental acts like Christian Löffler, Dominik Eulberg, and Janus Rasmussen (of Kiasmos), than at The Church of Ruigoord? With 6 live performances, including a rare set from the iconic Booka Shade, Ritter Butzke x Multiversum is positioned to be one of ADE’s most intimate and spiritual events.

For a sampling of that evening’s ...

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