Albeit a cliched phrase, AIR is the phoenix that rose from the ashes of Amsterdam’s legendary club iT, which ran from 1989 to 2002. Occupying an address in the centre of the Dutch capital, April 2016 will mark six years in the game for the venue, which places the emphasis on sound quality and spectacle, attracting the great and good of both underground and more commercial artists.
Although the list could go on, and on, the past year has seen the likes of Damian Lazarus, The Martinez Brothers, Ben Pearce, Jazzy Jeff, Gabriel Ananda, DJ EZ, Pete Tong’s ADE session, Jackmaster, Tiesto, Kolsch, Sidney Charles, DJ T, PBR Streetgang and Hannah Wants touchdown here. Not to mention a Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Carnage and Oliver Heldens back-to-back bonanza as part of a Kingsland afterparty; and AIR’s own fifth birthday, which, fittingly, lasted for five days.
Divided into three distinct areas, the biggest sees clubbers given free reign over a sizable split-level room, whilst the second two offer more intimate environs to get down and dirty in. Powered by ever-impressive VOID systems, you can also expect state-of-the-art lighting and a mind-boggling LED wall.