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Martin Garrix and PostNL release custom stamp in DJ’s honor

Amsterdam Dance Event may not be taking place this year, but artists and industry insiders alike are coming together in a variety of unique ways during what is typically one of the most important weeks of the year for the dance music industry. Martin Garrix and PostNL have come together with a different kind of fan experience […]

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ADE set to feature David Guetta, Martin Garrix, and Timbaland on ‘Evolution of Our Sounds’ panel

Amsterdam Dance Event is upon us, and despite the event going online, a plethora of industry heavyweights are set to be featured during the virtual October 21 – 25 event. A forthcoming panel that has received particular attention is titled “Evolution of Our Sounds” featuring David Guetta, Martin Garrix, and Timbaland. The panel is set […]

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deadmau5 joins cast of ‘mood of the year’ curators ahead of Amsterdam Dance Event [Stream]

With 2020’s event on the horizon, Amsterdam Dance Event has hooked up with electronic music visionary deadmau5 for an exclusive pre-ADE playlist. The latest installment in ADE’s “mood of the year” series, deadmau5’s playlist follows prior submissions from Alesso, Black Coffee, Boris Brejcha, and Dutch icon, Tiësto. “mood of the year” is produced in partnership […]

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James Blake among first speakers announced for ADE’s digital conference

The first speakers for ADE 2020’s digital conference have been announced. Chief among them is James Blake, who will be chatting with mental health expert Jennie Morton about the pressures of a demanding artistic lifestyle and the latent connections between the creative process and mental health conditions like depression. Other guests among the first wave […]

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ADE’s 2020 conference is going digital

ADE‘s 2020 conference is officially going digital due to continued uncertainty about the safety and feasibility of hosting such an event during the COVID-19 pandemic. In contrast to past years of production, the conference’s conversion to a digital format means that the event will be unprecedentedly accessible to music enthusiasts worldwide. Coordinators addressed ADE’s transition […]

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Celebrate 15 years of Tomorrowland with full ‘Our Story’ orchestral performance [Watch]

Since 2005, Tomorrowland has been blazing a path for electronic music fans all over the world. This past October, the iconic festival celebrated its 15th anniversary year with a special performance at ADE. The Amsterdam event, called Our Story, featured a lineup that included Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Steve […]

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Celebrate 15 years of Tomorrowland with full ‘Our Story’ orchestral performance [Watch]

Since 2005, Tomorrowland has been blazing a path for electronic music fans all over the world. This past October, the iconic festival celebrated its 15th anniversary year with a special performance at ADE. The Amsterdam event, called Our Story, featured a lineup that included Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Steve […]

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Martin Garrix shares complete two-hour ‘THE ETHER’ ADE show

In terms of electronic music artists who provide the most visually enthralling experiences around, Martin Garrix garners great consideration. For a second straight go-around at this past Amsterdam Dance Event, Garrix hosted his own ANIMA live show on back-to-back nights, this time under the illustrious ETHER masthead. After releasing livestream recordings of all the opening […]

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Martin Garrix shares complete two-hour ‘THE ETHER’ ADE show

In terms of electronic music artists who provide the most visually enthralling experiences around, Martin Garrix garners great consideration. For a second straight go-around at this past Amsterdam Dance Event, Garrix hosted his own ANIMA live show on back-to-back nights, this time under the illustrious ETHER masthead. After releasing livestream recordings of all the opening […]

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Discovering Amsterdam through ADE’s wide venue menu [2019 Review]

Words by: Josh Stewart & Bella Bagshaw For a festival older than many of its attendees (including a co-author of this review), Amsterdam Dance Event hasn’t lost an ounce of prerogative in the electronic music space across its 24-year tenure. Much like its increasingly international soil, ADE is voraciously traveled to by electronic infatuates across […]

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Looking back on 24 years of ADE with Ferry Corsten [PLAYLIST & Q&A]

For more than 20 years, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has brought tastemakers from across the industry to The Netherlands for an experience that manages to be half conference, half festival, and all-encompassing. This year, ADE is said to have brought over 2,500 artists from around the world, satisfying fans across the spectrum with events […]

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Boris Brejcha shares ‘Never Look Back,’ from upcoming Ultra album [Stream + Watch]

German joker-masked king of High Tech Minimal, Boris Brejcha has unfurled another fragment, “Never Look Back” from his debut album due in January on Ultra Records. A recent staple in Brejcha’s 100% originally soundtracked sets, “Never Look Back” imbues the FCKNG SERIOUS label boss’s penchant for bleeding the boundaries of striking techno, progressive house, and […]

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Boris Brejcha shares ‘Never Look Back,’ from upcoming Ultra album [Stream + Watch]

German joker-masked king of High Tech Minimal, Boris Brejcha has unfurled another fragment, “Never Look Back” from his debut album due in January on Ultra Records. A recent staple in Brejcha’s 100% originally soundtracked sets, “Never Look Back” imbues the FCKNG SERIOUS label boss’s penchant for bleeding the boundaries of striking techno, progressive house, and […]

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Martin Garrix brings out David Guetta and Tiësto for a b2b2b ADE-venture [Watch]

Martin Garrix may no longer be considered the world’s No. 1 DJ by some, but that isn’t to say that the Dutch-born superstar isn’t still upping his game. Garrix returned home to ADE Oct. 16-20, bringing a two-night showcase back to Amsterdam’s RAI Convention Centre, where he debuted his ANIMA live show this time last […]

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Tomorrowland continues its 15th anniversary at ADE with stacked Ziggo Dome lineup

2019 marks the 15th anniversary of world-renowned Tomorrowland Music Festival, and just because this year’s iteration of the fan-facing festival is over, doesn’t mean the celebration of the organization’s anniversary is. Tomorrowland is continuing the celebration with a two-day takeover of Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). This is the Tomorrowland’s first time […]

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Tomorrowland continues its 15th anniversary at ADE with stacked Ziggo Dome lineup

2019 marks the 15th anniversary of world-renowned Tomorrowland Music Festival, and just because this year’s iteration of the fan-facing festival is over, doesn’t mean the celebration of the organization’s anniversary is. Tomorrowland is continuing the celebration with a two-day takeover of Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). This is the Tomorrowland’s first time […]

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Armin van Buuren launches ‘Balance’-themed escape room in Amsterdam ahead of album’s full release

Armin van Buuren is set to release his first album since 2015 and seventh album overall titled Balance on Oct. 25. Ahead of the album’s full release and Amsterdam Dance Event, the producer is launching none other than a Balance-themed Escape Room to promote the album, as well as reveal the meaning behind the compilation. […]

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Exclusive: Gear up for ADE’s daytime dancefloors with Eelke Kleijn [Mix]

Don’t let Eelke Kleijn‘s affinity for DJ-ing in his socks distract from his dexterity, not only behind the decks, but in the studio. His voracious musical appetite as a multi-instrumentalist (i.e., guitar, piano, and bass) and composer have earned him tenures scoring for Hollywood films like Rush and This Means War alongside official remix sanctions […]

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

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, […]

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Amsterdam Dance Event’s second phase of artists: Peggy Gou, San Holo, Sam Feldt, and more

Europe’s globally attended industry-oriented festival and conference week, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), has released its second arm of genre-traversing musical meat for the affair’s 24th edition. Among the production’s most recent wave of names is Carl Craig, Catching Flies, DJ Seinfeld, San Holo, Peggy Gou, Steve Aoki, Dubfire, as well as dozens more, scheduled to […]

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