The Amsterdam Dance Event is a huge electronic music industry conference and festival that boasts over 2,200 artists at 120 different venues over the course of five days, not to mention their day conference schedules that include gear showcases, masterclasses and more! The event alone is overwhelming and if it is your first time in Amsterdam (like me!) then it seems nearly impossible to get any notion for sightseeing.
Luckily, dutch producers and DJ’s Roog, Mees Dierdorp, Dennis Quin and Martín Lucas helped us out by telling us their favorite and worthwhile spots to check out! Followed by a playlist by Magnetic Mag of artists to see this year at ADE!
Roog is a staple in the Dutch electronic music scene cultures. One half of the influential duo, Hardsoul, who were responsible for making soulful and Latin house popular in Holland with the infamous Sound of Love and Dedication series, he was one for the first Dutch artists to be signed to the UK label, Defected. However, his influence on the Dutch scene didn’t stop there, now as an individual artist, Roog, is both DJ & producer as well as label owner, promoter and booking agent!
Essential club / venue during ADE?
Roog: I am honored to be invited to play at some cool parties during ADE 2017, if I would have to pick one I would attend Todd Terry’s party, Friday at De Balie, with an insane line up of top house producers.
Essential party brand to check out?
Roog: The Todd Terry & Friends party!
Best late food place (for post-party refueling!)
R: Oh, I gave this up a long time ago! But if you want to have something kinda healthy you can go to TonTon at the Rozengracht. They serve fresh Turkish food till 7am!
Best Place to Eat Before Going Out?
R: My fave breakfast/ lunch place is Vegabond at the Leliegracht. The name says it all, the food is all vegan but extremely tasty! For dinner, I have to big up my friend, Michiel, who is running a place called Baut, which is a travelling restaurant. They are…