ADE shines on…

Every October there lies a timely event like no other, nearly into its 20’s and arguably the most important 5 days in the world of underground music. ADE always arrives and greets us with a smile on its face, the winter breeze ¬†always adds to the spice and certainly urges you into the lovely warmth’s of the finely tuned Dylan Hotel.

Every year seems to get better and better, the seminars never leave any stone unturned and with the likes of Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Dave Clarke and most of the Innervisions crew all taking centre stage this year, the annual event is always on hand to create inspiration for producers, party organisers and journalists alike.
The clubs in the capital also go for the long hall – most running right the way through the night. Trouw hosted the legendary DJ Harvey who was on hand to take the custom made soundsytem into its unknown. The disco legend added his perfect take on proceedings and was certainly one of the highlights of the week.
The Desolat party was also a big player in the ADE listings at Studio 80 with the line up just as mouthwatering as it would seem. The live acts of Martin Buttrich and Guti married perfectly with the sultry sounds of Hector, Enzo Siragusa and Livio and Roby. However it from all the events I attended (i was there to work honest) it was AIR club that excited me most, even prior to the events the line ups ticked all the boxes.
I managed to check in a couple of times to the masterpiece club. The lighting of the club is like no other and the generics and ergonomics of the club make it one of my favourite venues in the beloved city. Pete Tong ‘All Gone’ event with Damian Lazarus was a special showcase, Eats Everything however stole that show. The Bristolian has come into his own over the course of the year with his huge house bombs. The Magician on the opening day also took his soiree to new heights his huge disco bombs.
Conference wise, the city allows you to see the sites of the beautiful city along with what it brings to Dam. The branding and the sheer pin point accuracy of what it brings does truly inspire everyone involved in music to plan their next year. Events and Pr companies alike join forces as one and it does have a certain happy ending to it all. Like Sonar and unlike Winter Music Conference (although I know they are different) you actually get a sense of progression and focus within the music industry.


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