Amsterdam Dance Event kicks off next week with 2,000 artists performing at 300 events across 80 venues for an estimated 300,000 clubbers. And while that’s a serious dose of Dutch nightlife, many of ADE’s best moments happen while the sun still shines. The world’s largest dance music conference offers hundreds of extra-clubticular activities, including panels, presentations, workshops and more. Some are reserved for the few thousand registered conference delegates, while others are open to the public at large. Here’s 20 reasons to leave the party a little bit early and set an alarm to be up by noon at ADE. …MORE
Holland takes over Output this weekend; as two premier talents from the world of bass music (yeah, we’re getting tired of saying it too) stop by for a special session in Brooklyn. The combined forces of D.C.-via-Eindhoven badman Martyn (3024) and numerical master of the dance, 2562 (When In Doubt). As if that wasn’t enough, local support will come in heavy from the sounds of TURRBOTAX resident and NYC-via-Michigan maestro Contakt (Local Action). The best part of all this is that URB is giving away the exclusive promo code for your chance to drop down the price of admission. Because we love you and care about your nightly underground music intake. Check out the promo code instructions and flyer post-jump.
In preparation for next weekend’s Bloc Festival in the UK (July 6-7), showcase presenters Bleep.com have assembled a free 5-song EP featuring an impressive grip of artists who will be performing over the weekend—including Battles (remixed by Kode9), Four Tet and Martyn, as well as Cosmic TRG and Jon Hopkins. You can download the EP for free by “Liking” this Facebook Post.