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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2015

This year marks the 20th annual edition  with  2,200  performing  artists  at  one  hundred  of  the  most  diverse venues  in  Amsterdam. Over 365,000  visitors  from all  over  the  world are …

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RPR Soundsystem and Surgeon Headline ADE Dockyard Festival
Paul Ritch, Paco Osuna, and DJ Rush will also play the October festival.

Dockyard Festival is set to open its doors on October 17, featuring five stages in Amsterdam’s raw and industrial NDSM-Werf in Amsterdam-Noorde. The brick, smokestack environment of the festival provides …

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Event Review: Dekmantel Festival 2015
XLR8R made the trip to Amsterdam for this year's third edition.

“Tickets Sold Out,” declared the Dekmantel website, several weeks prior to this year’s edition. Although a glaring reminder of Dekmantel’s growing popularity, this is not really a good sign. In …

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Hi-Five: Ed Rush & Optical
A pair of drum & bass lifers select their five fave clubs.

Foot-stomping, fist-pumping breakbeats, designed with rebellious youth in mind—that’s the sound of Ed Rush & Optical, and even if you’re not an acolyte of their belting rhythms, you’ve got to …

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Amsterdam Dance Event Announces First Festival Acts for 20th edition
ADE 2015 takes place October 14-18 in Amsterdam

The  Amsterdam  Dance  Event  (ADE),  the  world’s  biggest  club  festival  and conference for electronic music, today reveals the first selection of artists that will  perform  from  October 14-18. The ADE …

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XLR8R Podcast 396: Veronica Vasicka - Dekmantel 2015 Festival Edition
The Minimal Wave honcho heads to Amsterdam to regale the fest with her synthetic musings.

Veronica Vasicka has managed to take a lifelong love of electronically modulated sounds, along with a ardor for playing recorded versions of said sounds, and transform that passion into an …

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XLR8R Podcast 395: Dekmantel Soundsystem - Dekmantel 2015 Festival Edition
Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij warm us up for the big throwdown with a sprawling set of tunes.

Festival season is in full swing—has all the action worn you out yet? Of course you’re not—with so much great music and fun times, there’s no way you’re going to …

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Interview: Steffi
The DJ, producer and label head discusses her new live act, the relaunch of Klakson and reflects on her success.

Despite both widespread global acclaim and an artistic reputation that sees her perched comfortably within the finest DJs and producers out there, Dutch-born Steffie Doms (better known simply as Steffi) …

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Diynamic Festival Amsterdam 2015

Diynamic Festival Amsterdam goes into the third round: On Friday, May 29th, Diynamic Music returns to the Dutch capital to host the third edition of its very own Diynamic Festival. …

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Trio of Amsterdam Clubs Set to be Granted 24-Hour Licenses
Trouw-linked space among those on brink of round-the-clock permits.

As Resident Advisor reports, Amsterdam’s mayor Eberhard van der Laan has approved 24-hour licenses for three clubs in the city. Radion (pictured above), Cruquiusgilde, and a new, as-yet-unopened venue from …

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Q&A: Detroit Swindle
Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets sit down for a chat—and offer up a stream of their new Freerange EP..

In early 20012, few people outside of the Netherlands were familiar with Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets. Nowadays, pretty much anybody with an interest in quality house music knows who …

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Get Familiar: Amsterdam's FIBER Festival
XLR8R talks to the organizers behind the groundbreaking electronic-arts-and-music fest.

If you are still trying to figure out what to do this weekend, and if you are at all interested in cutting-edge music, arts and culture—and if you’re reading XLR8R, …

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10 Reasons We Loved Amsterdam's DGTL Festival
Michael Mayer, Roman Flügel, Recondite and Happa were among the attractions at this year's installment.

If there’s one thing that can be said about the Netherlands, it’s this: Dutch people really know how to party. And importantly, they understand how to put on a party …

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