Tuesday, 22 October 2013

No Limit, Just Rave!

Starting my personal ADE journey at thursday, I would say this was great. The first party was hosted by Zeezout who got big dj's on their event. In the main area they got Huxley followed by Dusky and later on George Fitzgerald

Huxley set was already phenomenal, but the dj's who came up later certainly did a better job. Dusky played a lot of their own records. I hoped they would do that, since I love many of their productions. One of their latest tracks named Careless is an outstanding gem! Just recently hit the number one spot on Beatport. 

The night continued and when George Fitzgerald entered the stage, I think the crowd went even more nuts. This guy played some harder house music, which was almost techno. The night was coming to an end and George really knew how to spice the place up. We kept on dancing and there was no ending. In the video below you can see the place is really dark. There weren't much visuals, I think it doesn't matter for me. Those visuals could be really awesome, but sometimes a dark atmosphere is also nice for a change. The audio is a little bit distorted but it's okay to give you an impression. 

All nights will end and so did this one. Happily I knew this was just the first party and there was another one on the planning at saturday. But first at friday I went to some lectures about dj and producing products. The Ableton was the most interesting out of them. The dutch producer named Palmbomen showed how he works on Ableton and showed some of his tracks. Many other dj's were in the crowd to listen what he was saying. So it's fun to see not only amateurs were going, but also professionals are still trying to learn. Palmbomen played this track during the lecture. 

Saturdaynight was the last party I visited. This time I went to Dekmantel at MC Theater. For me it felt like one big maze. I mean there were 3 rooms all were separated from each other, but in the end I could get the hang on it. Most of the time you could find me in the north sea jazz club area in which were Nina Kraviz and Moodymann getting the crowd excited. Nina played a lot of acid on her vinyl decks which was awesome. I had to adapt to the fact that Moodymann was playing something entirely different. It took me a few minutes, but I can sure say this guy is fantastic. He played a really neat set and dared to use many different styles. 

At the end we went to a room in which Juju & Jordash were performing a live set. These guys got talent. They build and build with melodic techno stuff. It was amazing. It felt like some kind of dream. The music was really spacy. Anyway the decisions has already been made. Next year I am going to ADE again!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Jumping Like A Hipster For Jimpster

Innovative title ehhhh right? Too bad I can't say I've never jumped like a hipster on the music from Jimpster, but I can tell you I would love to go to one of his gigs. This guy is really talented and for quiet a long time in the business. Running Freerange records since 1999, you can say this man has got some experience. 

It's actually a shame I just discovered this man like 2 years ago. First I have to admit his sounds were not what I usually will listen, but I started to play more melodic and acid stuff. Especially his sets are really melodic. 

In a previous post I showed you the remix from Kink from his latest album Porchlight & Rocking Chairs. This album is fully listenable in spotify and is really amazing. Tracks like Rollergirl and Dance Of The Pharoes are my favourites. 

But that's not all. Lately I've heard one of his Boiler Room sets. He had to play after one of my other favorites Detroit Swindle. The set is really melodic and contains a lot of gems I haven't discovered yet. You can hear that my latest mix is highly influenced by this boiler room set. I hope you don't mind for the shameless self promotion, but this is my blog after all. There's also one other little fun-fact I would like to share with you. Below you can listen to the boiler room set and I noticed I am as horrible in dancing as Jimpster. Just check the way he moves with his hands around 20:53. But what's far more important that the set is really awesome and great to listen everywhere you are! 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

On The Highway To ADE

The Netherlands are known for its nice partyscene. There are several events that attracts many foreigners to come visit Holland. Especially during Amsterdam Dance Event in October, also known as ADE. This year the event takes place around 16-20 October. During those days there are tons of dance events which a lot of different genres. Whether you like house or hardcore, you can find it all. Amsterdam turns into one big party city. 

This year I decided to visit at least two events. I am going to Dekmantel and Zeezout. Both organizations are well known in the Netherlands. I think Dekmantel is the biggest one of these two. They also got their own label and got a lot of recognition from dj's, promoters, event organizations and many other people. 

Zeezout is a smaller company, but gets bigger and bigger each day. They host several events and are getting more popular. The name is really catchy for dutch people. It's a name you wont forget very easily. 

Anyway you might have noticed I am a big fan of ADE. I always dedicate my mixtape to an event or place, where I am going or have been. It might not surprise you that I dedicate it to ADE this time. You can expect a lot of new music, but also tracks which are a little bit older but still still are really hot. I will name you some artists, who are featured in this mix: Detroit Swindle, HNNY, Jimpster, KiNK and many more. Feel free to share, to like or to comment!