It has been the 6th time that our team visited the most significant electronic music movement, i.e. Amsterdam Dance Event.
19th October 2016, Budapest
People tend to be late, so does our friends. In the last minutes, we throw our flight tickets away, got into a car and started our journey to Amsterdam. It was almost impossible to look through all the programs at ADE, and the whishlist was different for every person. Of course, conferences were basic for us, journalists, and we had many points which were 101% sure.
Everybody agreed that we had to decide on one party for each day, because our team number increased to 13, creating an amazing Hungarian-Slovenian-Spanish-Italian team – which was not too easy to mobilize from one venue to another. However, lucky journalists could arrive as delegates to every event, so we left the basic venues in every case and not returned – we flew on the waves of music…
On the first day, we visited the almost historical Global Underground Exhibition at Q-Factory. GU is a base element of the scene, there is no clubber in this world who would not know the name of GU. Thus, the exhibition was essential to visit.
At about 22:00, we said a quick hello to the guys at the Free Soma 25th Anniversary party, and we headed straight to our fixed party at Gashouder.
The Figure Nacht presented by Len Faki and Awakenings was potentially that event which you do not want to leave. Of course, we don’t have to tell you how professional the organisation was. The venue was familiar to us because luckily, we had the chance to party at the circle-shaped Gashouder many times. We planned to leave Gashouder after Cleric’s warm-up and get in to a taxi because many interviews were waiting for us and we also planned to visit the In Trance We Trust party at WesterUnie – we really trusted in that we will hear real trance, and we were not disappointed. However, 1.5 hours of trance can be sometimes too much, and this time we told each to leave because we got the SMS from the guys at Gashouder that Octave One will be playing soon. We did not want to miss the others and our heart is aching for them (Blawan, Roman Poncet and Jeroen Search), but the live production of Octave One was a must-hear.
And how was it in details? You can read it in our interview with Octave One soon.
We would like to say a huge thank you for the security team of Gashouder for their correct attitude and for letting us enter the event twice. They understood that we were there to work. Thank you, guys!
In the case of Len Faki, the question mark became a straight line – we had no questions after his set. We had almost 2 hours of intelligent destruction. During Faki’s set, many new notes were in our phones, like track ID? 13:00, 16:00, and after the 5th note, I let it go. It was genius and had an elementary power.
Then RØDHÅD came. The closing set was like the whole night: perfect, precise, and from the point of view of audio-visualisation, it was astonishing.
Pros of the night: everything, the technics, the staff, the organisation, the artists
Cons of the night: the everlasting fast that we always ran out of Bacardi 🙂