On day 3 of Amsterdam Dance Event we again invited some heroes.

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Day 3 – Friday, October 18th

3:00 pm Visionquest (Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves)

3:30 pm Buraka Som Sistema (Branko + MC Kalaf)

4:00 pm 2562 / A Made Up Sound

4:30 pm The Martinez Brothers (NYC)

5:00 pm Aeroplane (Eskimo, Belgium)

5:30 pm Agoria (Infiné, France)

6:00 pm John Morales (M&M, Salsoul, NYC)

6:30 pm Call Super (Houndstooth, London)

7:00 pm Kerri Chandler

7:30 pm Lucy (Stroboscopic Artefacts)

8:00 pm Apollonia aka Shonky, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom (France)

9:00 pm Mickey Pearce (Swamp 81, London)

9:30 pm Lumberjacks in Hell w/ Marcel Vogel




International mix of producers, dj’s and wedding singers

Posted by De Rode Stier  October 20, 2013


Currently touring for their second album Troubadour, psychedelic soul band The Stepkids are in town for a show at Amsterdam’s renowned Paradiso venue. They tore down the place just yesterday, but seem extremely fit this morning. Their smooth sounds prove the perfect opening note for ADE’s fourth day.

Mobile star And.Id helps chasing away those morning blues with some soothing deep house. Okay, we’re ready to take on another day now!

First French house producer Chateaux Flight, then RBMA alumni Robot Koch (currently based in Los Angeles) both lift the mood a bit further.

Omar Suleyman is quite the character. You don’t see middle aged Syrians performing at ADE every day. Today, he travels with his interpreter, since he only speaks Arabic. He tells us affectionately about his love for music, his love for traditional instruments, his love for lost and unrequited love and his love for us. ‘I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for having me over in Amsterdam. You guys from RBMA are sweet people.’ The wedding singer who brought out hundreds of live recording albums, seems sincerely humbled by his recent international success. A true musical hero!

The following hours are filled with some interesting beats by the likes of Space Dimension Controller, Benoit & Sergio, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and San Soda. When SDC drops First Glance, one of his latest endeavors on Clone, everyone at the Concrete Store gets into it. Benoit & Sergio are getting hyped up for their gig at Air tonight. TEED tells us about his love for jungle house.

San Soda tops it off with a warm and soulful discoset. He clearly enjoys every bit of it as much as we do. Those who want to catch him, should definitely check out Trouw on Sunday.

Trouw is where you’ll also hear Young Marco play one of his sundrenched dj-sets. Today, he’s skillfully keeping the outdoor rain at bay with some infectious jazz records.

Followed by Peter van Hoesen, here for a twenty minute sneak preview of his album, recorded live at Berlin’s notorious Tresor venue. Talk about proper techno! A far cry from the bordering on R ’n B sounds that STWO is here to represent. He’s made quite an impact on French dance music with his first track You and debut EP Moans. His last EP Beyond got almost half a million plays! And the kid just turned twenty.

100 hours of RBMA Radio come to a stop half an hour later than planned. But when you’ve got the Smallville Records crew soothing your ears and moving your thighs, time seems of lesser importance. Octa Octa, Moomin, Christopher Rau and Smallpeople cook up a funky mix of Chicago house, deep house and disco. As the 100 hours draw to a close, we get ready for a serious clubbing aftermath. Off, off, into the night… Thank you Amsterdam, for another great journey into sound. We will definitely be back next year!




ADE Friday: Pop-up parties and concert halls

Posted by De Rode Stier  October 20, 2013


The weekend is here! And the busiest ADE to date is about to get even busier. Red Bull also gets busy supporting two events outside of our headquarters at Concrete Store. One is the Trouw evening at Amsterdam’s prestigious Concertgebouw, with Darksided, Henrik Schwarz and Patrice Bäumel. The other a pop-up party at Pllek, with a surprise appearance by none other than Richie Hawtin. 

The evening starts with Richie Hawtin at Pllek. Word about the secret appearance is spread through social media and word of mouth. And amazingly, a whopping 2000 people show up! Now there’s a pop up party worth visiting. As the sun sets over this beautiful location on the water, many are dancing to the mechanical grooves of the Canadian who has been on the forefront of techno since the early nineties, and still hasn’t lost any of his relevance.

Meanwhile, at the Concrete Store, Brazilian crossover band Buraka Som Sistema is taking over the house with their worldly mix of techno, electronica and kuduro. Can’t stop moving to their infectious grooves. Too bad they didn’t bring their dancer Blaya, who had to take a break before their gig at Bitterzoet tonight.

MartinezBrothers are up next, dropping a fantastic discoset, something we didn’t expect from this NY deep house duo.

Aeroplane is up next, with one of his awesomely melodic and funky sets.

And living ledge John Morales (at it since 1975) drops it like it’s hot.

Then French techno icon Agoria takes over, dropping some very sophisticated melodic techno jams.



He is followed by Italian techno producer Lucy, who takes us to a dark but mesmerizing place.



As his set draws to a close, the full cast of Appollonia – Shonky, Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom – walk in with all their record bags. The night ends in meetings between old friends and great expectations for the night to come.

At Concertgebouw, only one of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls, Trouw is hosting a special program on the cutting edge of electronica and classical music. Patrice Bäumel sets the mood with an introductory live set, sampling a vibraphone in freaky ways. Then the Dutch Kamerorkest plays their rendition of Henrik Schwarz tracks. Suddenly, you realize how beautiful a track like ‘Walk Music’ sounds accoustically. Great to hear this music outside of a club setting.

But the absolute highlight at Concertgebouw is a live performance by Darksided, the new project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington. Boldly, they defy all musical conventions with a revolutionary fusion of noise and melodies, electronics and accoustics, grabbing the entire audience by the throat, declaring war and leaving no prisoners. What a bombastic ending to this marvelous ADE Friday! And the night is yet to come.