Worth Your AmsterDAM Dance Event Hangover special

Worth Your AmsterDAM Dance Event Hangover special

Oct 16, 2017 |  by  |  Event, Music
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I’ve been a music hoarder all my life and it was I who coined the phrase: ‘Every genre has something to offer’ (patent pending). My main infatuations are House, Disco, Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop and every subgenre in between. As long as the tunes spark up a euphoric feeling. Writing about Music expresses my passion for the art.

With all the ADE madness, I’m trying to bring you a well-rounded agenda, filled not only with parties that’ll definitely be worth your dam hangover. But also events where you can replenish your energy and give your feet a rest in order to get on with the week(end). From screenings, Q&A’s and label showcases, to top-shelf events and concerts, you’ll find ‘em here.

Wednesday | Screening: Beats, Rhymes & Life – A Tribe Called Quest @ Lab111

A Tribe Called Quest is a household name to any music explorer. Their jazz-oriented beats topped off with the lyrics by Phife, Q, Ali & Jarobi are well known, from Bonita Applebum to Electric Relaxation (and their latest 2016 album). The posse have left their mark, not only on hip-hop, but on culture in general with their thought-provoking music. ATCQ brought innovation through their inclusive worldview, lyrical development, creative production and playful artfulness in the world of hip-hop that often takes itself too seriously. Lab111 screens the 2011 documentary on the rap group, and it couldn’t have been more appropriate to do so at ADE, since it not only shaped hip-hop culture but music and dance culture in general.

Wednesday | Groove Odyssey w/ Kenny Dope, Terry Hunter & more @ Sugarfactory

Like last year, you can kick off ADE with the most groovy way at the Sugarfactory. Groove Odyssey invites Kenny Dope, Terry Hunter, Mike Risk and Bobby&Steve for some house music galore. The last round of tickets are still up on their website!

Wednesday | Kerri Chandler & more @ Claire

When is it ever not a great idea to go see Kerri Chandler? Never, right? Claire invites him for an all-nighter in the main room. Expect the sound only Kerri can emulate: rough house drums and soulful chords and sick piano solo’s Kerri’ll be providing himself.

Thursday | Worldwide FM + Dopewax label showcase @ Rush Hour in-store

So you’ve made it through the first night? Great! Head towards Rush Hour for some soothing of the soul with Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM playing you the records from across all nations. While you’re listening to the records, you can also pick up some for your own collection. Speaking of which, Kenny Dope’s Dopewax is on shortly after. The beat master will be showcasing you all various styles of house music. Some will personally be sold by Kenny himself.

Thursday | In The Beginning w/ Mike Dunn, Terry Hunter, DJ Spen & more @ Ma’dam

It’s time to go back to where house music all started. The Chosen Few DJs, a collective from Chicago who were there when house started to take more shape, are bringing the roots of Chicago house to ADE. Paying homage to founding fathers such as Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles, Terry Hunter, Mike Dunn, Alan King and Wayne Williams will show you what house music really is about. They started throwing small picnics in Chicago around 1990 and from there it grew into a 30.000 man festival.

Terry Hunter explains the concept of the Chosen Few in-depth in the interview I did with him a couple of weeks back. It’s truly amazing that these guys take their concept to ADE, linking the new with the origins. Grab your tickets here.

Thursday | Jaachi night market ADE @ Cinetol

Step into the realm of the Taiwanese music (and food) scene . DJs from the island will be giving you a glimpse of their diverse scene, with dance and hip-hop to world music. While you’re at it experiencing their musical taste, why not grab a quick Taiwanese bite? Steamed bao bun and a sparkling white tea are on the menu.

Thursday | Q&A&Music: Heist Records w/ Alma Negra @ Generator

Detroit Swindle’s Heist recordings has a Q&A about their label at the Generator Thursday evening. The duo will tell all about what it’s like to run Heist next to touring heavily and making music of their own. After that it’s time for some fun with nice drinks & excellent music by our artists Fouk & Alma Negra. Oh and the entrance is free!

Friday | Flying Lotus’ Kuso film screening @ Lab111

Electronic beat-genius Flying Lotus has been branching out recently. The film Kuso being one of those products. Lab111 is screening the gore-themed horror-esque feature on Friday. I haven’t seen it myself yet, so I’ll be there as well, being impressed by the creative mind that it FlyLo. I can imagine the score being dope as hell too, since it’s director is one of today’s greater musicians.

Friday | DocuDoka: If I Think of Germany at Night + Kauw Live @ Doka

Head down to Doka on Friday’s eve to ease in the rough night you’ll have ahead of you. There’ll be screening of If I Think of Germany at Night, a film about 5 pioneers in the electronic music scene. Afterwards, you’ll be getting the treated with music by KAUW, a band that blends house with its preceding genres, such as jazz-funk and disco.

Friday | Southport Reunion w/ Tony Humphries, Jamie 3:26 & more @ M’adam

Since Southport, the most soulful house party, stopped a few years ago, Suncebeat was the only way to experience what those 26 years of Soulful Southport would’ve been like. I went there last Summer and did I got amazed. The crowd at the Southport events are so damn welcoming and inclusive, it’s something we really need in Amsterdam! And that’s exactly what’s gonna happen on Friday! With Tony Humphries, Jamie 3:26, Mike Risk & Davide Fiorese bringing the soul through the speakers of the rooftop bar at M’adam, this will definitely give you a smile while you’re overlooking the city!

Saturday| KillaCutz ADE Records & Beer @ Killa Kutz Records

Okay, so by now you’re probably hung over and need something relaxing. KillaCutz,one of my favorite records stores in Amsterdam is having a small record fair. Oh, and there’s beer too! Because what’s a better way to cure that hangover than with new black wax and a couple of freshly served brews?

Saturday| Masters At Work presents Kenlou @ Butcher Social Club

Since Kenny Dope and Louie Vega are in town, it would be a waste if they wouldn’t join forces and let the sounds of the Masters do the speaking, right? The Butcher Social Club invites them for a night of Kenlou, the stripped down alter ego of Masters at Work. An Kenlou album is in the works and I’m pretty sure they’ll spin some of the upcoming heat on one of the 8 (!) decks used in their sets. Grab your tickets here.

Saturday| Heist Records Showcase w/ Detroit Swindle, Pender Street Steppers & more @ Claire

Yep. The same Heist Recordings from earlier have a label showcase too. The head honcho’s from Detroit Swindle are starring next to Pender Street Steppers and Kornel Kovacs. Mount Liberation Unlimited (live), Alma Negra and a long overdue but finally happening b2b between Frits Wentink and Nachtbraker should keep you entertained for the night. Oh, and if you’re hungry, head down to the small third room at the entrance, where I’ll be spinning some records while you replenish your energy! Tickets are available here.

Sunday| Sounds Familiar takeover @ Rush hour in-store

Star studded booking agency Sounds Familiar gathers some of their DJs together for a takeover at Rush Hour. Spinna, Lee Collins, Mark Grusane and Lars Bartkuhn will cure your Sunday hangover with ease.

Sunday| Brighter Days w/ Hunee, Vakula, Kuniyuki & more @ Claire

The Dutch and Japanese music scenes collide at Claire on Sunday. Brighter Days invites the most joyful Dj Hunee behind the decks. And you know how good it gets with Hunnee serving you records. Additionally Kuniyuki Takahashi will be creating music on the spot with synths and drum machines. And of course the Brighter Days residents can’t be forgotten, as Kamma and Masalo and friend in crime Jamie3:26 are true vibe creators and this last ADE night will be no exception.

Sunday| Our Society w/ Sadar Bahar & Lee Collins as Sole In The Hole all night @ Radion

As said earlier, Sounds Familiar has a star studded roster, and it’d be impossible not to add a night with one of their artist to the agenda. Well, two actually: Sadar Bahar and Lee Collins are teaming up as Sole In The Sole at Radion. Our Society has been praised for the past two years for having the best closing event of ADE. With Theo Parrish last year (which was a personal favorite too), this time Sole In The Hole will all nighter their way into your ear, leaving you with nothing but satisfaction.

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