Last month, Point Blank made their way to Amsterdam to attend the annual Amsterdam Dance Event, 2019. Whilst there, they visited a variety of panels and parties as well as got the chance to catch up with some incredible producers and DJs – not to mention some exciting newcomers. During the many musical Q & A’s they got stuck into, they made sure to ask one simple question each time: “What is your one tip for an upcoming electronic music producer?” The results were inspiring to say the least.
“My music is about being myself,” says Adiel, the Italian DJ and producer, of her dub techno, which is mesmerising and ecstatic in equal measure. Blending tribal percussion, eerie atmospheres and spellbinding rhythms, the Goa Club resident has crafted a signature sound that has not only made her a key part of the local scene, but also introduced her to the international dance music circuit.
With Tomorrowland's 15th anniversary celebrations continuing until the end of the year, the festival will this weekend host a two-day take-over of Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome as part of ADE.
Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Tiësto and many more are lined up to play, and now it's been announced that part of the festivities will be live-streamed.
Marcel Dettmann's set from Dekmantel 2019 has been made available online.
The recording lasts just under two hours, capturing the momentum we associate with the Berghain resident. Tracks from the likes of O & V & R ('Reversing Into Tomorrow') and Gerd ('Arkest's Blaze') feature, alongside a classic cut from the legendary DJ Rush ('Djax-Up Beat'— released by the iconic label of almost the same name back in 2000) .
Amsterdam club Claire is set to close for good early next month.
The venue originally opened in 2016 in a space based on Rembrandt Square in the city. The owners' statement announcing the closure cited financial reasons for the decision and added that a "new team" would take over the space. It's not known whether that team will continue to run it as a club.
The world's largest sequencer, the RBMA-20, is returning to Amsterdam Dance Event this year, with performances from the likes of Legowelt, Egyptian Lover and Colin Benders. The sequencer will be set up near Amsterdam Centraal, the main train station at the heart of the city, with an open session for the general public from October 15th to October 19th, from 4pm till 9pm every day.
In news many people may not have been able to predict, Armin van Buuren is launching his own escape room in Amsterdam.
Set to open on Wednesday, October 16th, it will coincide with the impending release of his seventh artist album, 'Balance'.
Paul van Dyk has put together a banging trance playlist for Deezer. Off the back of the release of his latest single, and ahead of the Shine party at Panama on 17th October, you can listen to the massive collection via the link below,.
The playlist, which spans 22 tracks, has been curated by the German trance titan in celebration of this year's Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). On 17th October, van Dyk will play Shine's ADE party at Panama alongside Alex M.O.R.P.H, Asteroid, John 00 Flemming, Jordan Suckley, Lostly and Saad Ayub. The night will run from 10pm through to 7am.