ade top 5

As the industry’s largest and most renowned dance music conference and festival nears, an intoxicating energy looms in the air. Each October, hundreds of thousands of industry members and fans alike descend upon the Netherland’s capital for the annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).  This October 14-18, ADE will celebrate 20 years, featuring 2,200 performing artists at one hundred of the most diverse venues in Amsterdam.

While ADE features artists and events that cater to dance music’s diverse genres, bringing in the industry’s biggest superstars such as Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and many more, it continues to maintain its position as the leading celebration for dance music’s thriving underground scene. The highly anticipated and prestigious label & brand showcases such as Dixon & Âme’s Innervisions, Solomon’s Diynamic Showcase, Loco Dice’s Used & Abused, HYTE, DGTL plus many more, continue to hold their spot as some of the most sought-after parties of ADE. However, the talent bleeds far beyond these favoured events. While snagging a ticket is undoubtedly a must, there is so much more to experience during those 5 days. Why not step out of your comfort zone and take ADE as an opportunity to explore new sounds, new artists and new venues that will be rocking out just as hard? You never know what or who you may stumble upon. This is why we’ve put together a list of Top 5 Underground “Underground” Parties of ADE, which you should totally check out:

1. Avondeten presents: Madtech Records x Resonance Records x Lost Records


When: Wednesday, October 14 @ 11:00 PM- 07:00 AM
Where: De Balie
Tickets/ More Info

Start your ADE off right by checking out the impressive roster of Kerri Chandler’s MadTech Records, alongside Resonance Records and Lost Records. Beginning at 11 PM and going well into the wee hours of the AM, the intimate venue that is De Balie will offer two rooms where music lovers can catch the sensual sounds of Alexis Raphael, infectious grooves of Leftwing & Kody, crisp, jacking beats of Mat.Joe plus so many more! This is a showcase you will not want to miss.

2. Breakfast Club ADE – Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday


When: Friday, Oct. 16, Saturday, Oct. 17 & Sunday, Oct. 18 @ 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Closure
Tickets/ More Info

If you thought the night crawlers could party, just wait until you see what the morning brings. For the third year in a row, Breakfast Club welcomes those who aren’t quite ready to stop the dancing with open arms. And breakfast isn’t the only thing being served — all three days offer a healthy dose of music with names like the UK’s revered Midland (Graded), Italy’s contemporary techno master, Donato Dozzy and Brooklyn’s prominent underground scenester, Anthony Parasole, plus many more. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so do your body some good by checking out one of these parties.

3. Deep House Amsterdam X Tommy’z Toko Pop-up Event

When: Saturday, Oct. 17 @ 5:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Where: Tommy’z Toko Admiraal de Ruijterweg 85 Amsterdam
More Info Coming Soon.

What goes better with music than a fresh new haircut? Nothing. That’s what. This is why Deep House Amsterdam and Tommy’z Toko have partnered up to deliver one of the first live stream events that will take place this ADE. Each event will be hosted at a different unique location. The first one will be on the 17th of October at Tommy’z Toko, a really cool barbershop in West. While the line-up has yet to be revealed, with Deep House Amsterdam on board, we can guarantee that the music will be curated with only the best. Not to mention, you’ll be able to enjoy great drinks, fun people and most importantly, you’ll be able to do all this while getting a haircut.

4. WesterUnie X komm schon Alter present: 15 years of Moon Harbour/ Einmusika/ Steyoyoke/ Sprout 

When: Saturday, October 17 @
Where: WesterUnie
Tickets/ More Info

komm schon Alter and the WesterUnie have joined forces to deliver a massive showcase, that’s already sold-out for pre-sale. However, the early bird gets the worm and fortunately for you, there will be final tickets sold at the door. With 4 floors and 4 labels – this is truly the place to be on Saturday night for an honest ADE experience. Moon Harbour will be celebrating 15 years with talent such as Matthias Tanzmann and Marco Faraone, Berlin’s Steyoyoke will offer up fresh talent like label boss Soul Button and Dahu, Einmusika will bring the deep house melodies with Amsterdam’s very own Miss Melera and special guest Oliver Schories, and Sprout Music will deliver a tidal wave of energy with names like Victor Ruiz and D-Nox & Beckers, plus a plethora of other acts. Arrive early to guarantee your spot on the dance floor.

5. The Groovecollection on Board


When: Sunday, October 18 @ 4:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Where: Supperclub Cruise
Tickets/ More Info

What better way to close off your ADE than on a boat with the hypnotic, progressive sounds of some of Amsterdam’s finest? All aboard the Supperclub Cruise and take in the romantic scenery of Amsterdam from a new perspective. Featuring the sounds of Tel Aviv’s progressive master, Guy Mantzur plus a hefty dose of Amsterdam’s finest including Dimitri, Eelke Kleijn, Olivier Weiter, Miss Melera and more — we couldn’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate the final day of ADE 2015.