The Wander-Lust of..| DJ Joey Daniel

With the Amsterdam Dance Event around the corner, DJ’s from all over the world come to Amsterdam. We are proud of our Dutch talents and because of ADE we have a special interview lined up this month. This is the Wanderlust of.. Techno DJ Joey Daniel.

Joey Daniel was born in Rotterdam but currently lives in Amsterdam. When he’s not home he flies around the world playing at different gigs alongside the best DJ’s in the world. He has also become a resident of the Music On Family, run by techno legend Marco Carola. Time to find out where Joey likes to hang around when he’s home! Joey will be playing at Dockyard Festival during the Amsterdam Dance Event on the 19th of October.

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DJ Joey Daniel (he’s not that angry in real life ;-))

Next to Amsterdam, what is your favourite destination in the world and why?

In general, my favourite place in the world has to be Asia. When i’m there, I can escape from the western culture and all the stress that comes along with it. It’s a completely different world. Not to mention the amazing food and interesting culture. I’ve been to many Asian countries but I’m currently planning a backpack trip through China with my dad! So far, I’ve only seen Beijing and can’t wait to discover more of the real China.

Nice! As you hit the road a lot, what is your favourite hotel in Amsterdam you would like to tip?

There is this really nice boutique hotel in Amsterdam called The Toren, they have in the back the garden with some really cool special rooms.

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Hotel The Toren

In your opinion, what are currently the best new parties during the Amsterdam Dance Event?

Too many to name, because every year there are new parties popping up. But if I have to name one; Kaluki is definitely one of those best new ones. It will take place on Thursday night at the A’dam Tower, not only the party is amazing but as well the venue as its at the 19th floor with views all over Amsterdam.

It’s not easy, but DJ’s get used to it

So how do you balance conference and parties?

You asking this to a DJ? Haha, it’s not that easy to be honest, but we are used to less sleep and living at night.

What is your favourite breakfast spot in Amsterdam?

I love Benji’s, for brunch. They serve healthy açaí bowls and really nice buns combined with fresh juices. My tip: Try the “The Jack 10”, an Indonesian style flavoured bun with jackfruit and its 100% vegan. I love it!

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Benji’s Amsterdam

And your favourite place for late night dinner?

In general, I think Izakaya is the best place for a late night dinner, because where normally the kitchen close around 10pm in Amsterdam, you can easily order food until 11:30pm at Izakaya. This Japanese fusion restaurant serve amazing cocktails as well, plus they play nice music.

Where do you go to get away from the madness?

From my place, it’s only a 15 minute drive to the Amsterdamse Bos, a beautiful forest on the edge of the city.  I go their every day for a long walk with my dog, even thought its so close to the city centre its absolutely the place to reset my mind and completely get zen. By the same token, there is also this big spa centre with sauna’s, massages a big gym and a pool where I like to go.

Spa Zuiver

Besides your own gigs, which parties do you advise us to check out during ADE this year?

Definitely check out Moog presents: Composing Live Techno Analog Synthesizers. Even if you don’t like this genre of electronic music its more then worth to check this one out.

Thanks Joey and good luck getting through the Amsterdam Dance Event this month!

Elke

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Where to stay during Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam is famous for a lot of things but when it comes to dance music, its ADE, the Amsterdam Dance Event. More than 300.000 people visited Amsterdam last October to dance their butts of to the biggest names in the dance and techno scene.

Needless to say, that a large amount of  people need a place to stay so the hotel and Airbnb business is booming during this time. So where are the best places to stay? Well, these are some contenders that might come in handy during the best dance nights of your life:

The Student Hotel (East & West)

Young professionals, globetrotters and students love staying at this hotel. Prices are very reasonable and they now have 2 locations in Amsterdam. Enjoy events, meet ups, and work dates. If you want to stay a bit longer, there is a community kitchen available and you can get a bicycle to explore the city. Double rooms are around €100 per night. www.thestudenthotel.com

City Hub Amsterdam (West)

This is a great self service accommodation if you’re out all night and busy exploring Amsterdam all day. Instead of dorms or hotel rooms, you sleep in a private cabin. These fit up to 2 people. Each Hub has a giant, double bed, wifi, app-controlled lighting and a personal audio streaming system. Pretty cool. There are a total of 50 cabins and you share the toilets and showers. expect to pay a little more around Amsterdam Dance Event but rooms normally go for about 60 euro per night. www.cityhub.com

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The cubicles of City Hub

Conscious Hotels (Vondelpark)

Right behind the Vondelpark and access to the lunch/dinner district of Amsterdam’s De Overtoom, you have a perfect location with trams stopping near the hotel. This hotel is extra special because they are one of the most sustainable hotels in Amsterdam. Enjoy a organic breakfast to get you back on your feet after a wild night. Rooms go for €130 per night at the moment. www.conscioushotels.com

Generator Hostel (East)

I’ve actually stayed in this brand new poshtel when it first opened. I really loved it because although it’s a hostel, you feel really at easy and it doesn’t get any cleaner and hip than at Generator. Each room features air conditioning, bed linen and a private bathroom with shower. You can share rooms or choose a premium room for 2. The hostel is situated right next to the Oosterpark and you will be in vibrant area “De Pijp” in no time. Prices do go up during Amsterdam Dance Event so get your friends together and start sharing! Gernerator/Amsterdam

Generator poshtel Amsterdam
Generator Hostel

Teleport Hotel (New West)
This hotel used to be an office and has been open since this summer. It’s used by party seekers all over the world as the Sloterdijk train Station is just around the corner and even though you’re not in the city center, it’s pretty easy to get to. They organize free tours through Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport is only 2 train stops away. They are planning an event in November where they invite several graffiti artist to pimp the rooms as they still look a bit boring due to the office look. www.teleporthotel.nl

Volkshotel (East)

Love, love, love this hotel. It’s a place where people come together and clever visual references to the building’s history as a newspaper office occur throughout (newsprint wallpaper, archive photographs of Amsterdam’s rebellious counterculture). Double rooms could go for as little at €69,- and you’re in the city center before you know it. Book it here

Hotel Not Hotel (Old West)

If you’re looking for something special, you will find it here. The name already gives a slight hint because it’s a hotel, but not really.. The concept is pretty cool. No room is the same and they are designed by different artist. Some rooms are hidden behind bookshelves, others look like a Mexican house or you can sleep in an old tram. Some rooms literally only have a bed in them but the beds and mattresses are luxurious and will have you sleep like a baby. The hotel is in west Amsterdam and parallel to the up and coming Kinkerstraat. Local Club “Het Sieraad” will host a few good parties during the Amsterdam Dance Event. There are only a few rooms so be quick if you want to be lucky. Hotel Not Hotel

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Not just a book shelve..

YAYS Apartments

If you wanna feel right at home, you should try YAYS. These are apartments with style and class in local area’s throughout Amsterdam. The people who work behind the front desk are always locals so they know exactly where you should go. You have many options of which you can choose from and all apartments have a kitchen and private bathrooms. There are 3 locations of which one is near the Central Station. Check it out

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Yays is great for getting the local experience

Take your pick and whichever hotel you choose, dance your butts off at Amsterdam Dance Event! ADE is held from the 19th – 23rd of October.

Love,

Elke

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Where to Party during ADE 2018

Cloudy skies, colder days and stormy nights, October is here and summer is over. In Amsterdam you don’t hide under the covers. The biggest names in the dance and techno scene will cheer you up and make you dance during ADE 2018. Yes, get out of bed, the Amsterdam Dance Event is here soon! Don’t wait around until the good parties are all sold out. (or try your luck at Ticketswap) These are some hot events that might warm you up in the cold days of October;

DAYBREAKER JUNGLE PARTY – 17 October 2018
Why wait for the night when you can already start your day dancing your butt off? This early dance event will give you a chance to party before work. There’s no need for alcoholic drinks or heavy drugs, use the first rays of sunshine to feel alive and dance with each other. The uplifting beats and breakfast snacks will help you find all the energy you need for the rest of the day. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your animal pyjama onesie.
WesterUnie | Klönneplein 4-6 | 06:30 – 08:30 | €23,85 |

PAUL KALKBRENNER – 17 October 2018
Start your ADE adventure with the king of techno, Paul Kalkbrenner. Of course the roots of this man lie in the German city Berlin. One of his biggest singles is ‘Sky and Sand’. He will bring you the live act you need to kick-start your ADE nights in Amsterdam. He will be supported by Extrawelt and Baile and the “concert” will last for about 3 hours so you will be home before bedtime ;-).
Scheepsbouwloods | Tt. Neveritaweg 15 | 20:00 – 23:00 | Prices around €40,-

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ADE 2018 is everywhere

LIQUID NIGHTS – 17 October 2018
Earlier this year Liquid State was established. They focus on the electronic and EDM music in Asia and now they’ll bring their game to Amsterdam. Alan Walker (with his big hit ‘Faded’), Seungri (big pop star in South Korea), Corsak (electronic rising star) and Partysquad (big career in The Netherlands) will bring you a Wednesday night to remember.
Jimmy Woo | Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18 | 23:00 – 05:00 | Price: €16,- 

ADE SHOWCASE BY TOP NOTCH, NOAH’S ARK, DAPPER & UNIVERSAL MUSIC – 18 October 2018
This one is for free! The only thing you need to bring are some good vibes, otherwise you’ll not be welcome here. Last year this party was a success, that’s why it’s back again. Spend the money you save on delicious bites. Enjoy beside the DJ sets (which you’ll get enough at ADE) some live music.
Waterkant | Marnixstraat 246 | 22:00 – 01:00 | Free entrance |

SPINNIN’ DEEP – 18 October 2018
This club has an international look and feel. AIR stands for a lot of things besides bringing you the best DJ’s. They want you to feel free, offer diversity and bring creativity in the electronic music programs. Spinnin’ Deep sees this as the perfect spot to host one of the ADE nights here. Dance the night away with EDX, Mike Mago, Watermät, Zonderling, a mystery guest and more…
AIR | Amstelstraat 16 | 22:00 – 05:00 | Price: €19,- | 

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TNT ADE SPECIAL – 19 October 2018
Old school, classics, 90s & 00s and house. In the Hotel Amsterdam Arena you can show your best moves on the greatest hits during ADE. Dancing and grooving guaranteed! TNT is the most popular 90s & 00s dance event in The Netherlands.
Hotel Arena | ‘s-Gravesandestraat 55 | 23:00 – 05:30 | Prices around €25,- | 

KOMM SCHON ALTER ADE 24+ – 19 October
Not feeling the very young crowds? Komm Schön Alter is perfect for you! You are only allowed in if you are over 24 years old, which makes the vibe pretty damn good. On Friday you can dance to Einmusik & friends, Miss Melera, Kiasmos, Locked Groove, Extrawelt and many more. Tickets are still available!!
TEATS  |Hemkade 18, Zaandam |

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DARKLIGHT SESSIONS – 19 October 2018
Remember ‘Put your hands up 4 Detroit’? Fedde le Grand is back in Amsterdam this ADE after traveling around the globe. The Dutch DJ proved his worth many times and now it’s time for some Darklight insanity in Escape. This club is one of the biggest and most popular in Amsterdam since 1986. You’re more than welcome here in the heart of Amsterdam to enjoy some real Dutch nightlife.
Escape Club | Rembrandtplein 11 | 3:00 – 05:00 | Price: €25,- |

AWAKENINGS X JORIS VOORN & FRIENDS – 20 October 2018
If you dance the night away, you’re tough enough face the morning after. As they might say, the best remedy to a hangover is to keep on drinking. This event takes place during the day and will give you the change to dance nonstop for the whole weekend. Awakenings is the collective noun of techno events organise since 1997. At ADE you’ll find Joris Voorn and his friends here.
Gashouder | Klönneplein 1 | 12:00 – 22:00| Prices around €60,- |

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Are you ready for ADE 2018?

HED KANDI – 20 October 2018
Ever partied on a boat? The great Supperclub Cruise will be waiting for you behind Amsterdam Central Station to provide you with some fine tunes on deck. Hedkandi is known for spectacular nights with live acts and some good quality house music. Don’t miss the boat and be on time before it sails away at 24:00.
Supperclub | CruisePier 14, de Ruyterkade 14 | 22:00 – 05:00 | Prices around €30,- 

ADE CLOSING – FILTH ON ACID PRESENTS REINIER ZONNEVELD & FRIENDS – 21 October 2018
De Marktkantine in Amsterdam is already one of the clubbing hotspots in Amsterdam. So of course, they had to bring the big guns during ADE. You can spend all the five ADE nights here if you want. We recommend you to end your festive October here on Sunday, with Reinier Zonneveld & friends. He’ll transport the entire contents of his studio to De Marktkantine to keep you dancing after all the other parties you’ve been in the days before.
De Marktkantine | Jan van Galenstraat 6 | 22:00 – 06:00 | Prices around €20,- (21+) 

Have fun during ADE 2018 and tell us where you are going!

Love,

Larissa

The Avocado Show is hosting a ADE dinner

The Amsterdam Dance Event has kicked off and there are too many parties to mention. There is one, however, that is a little bit different and we think avocado lovers are going to like this.

The Avocado Show is hosting a ADE dinner on the 20th & 21st of October and will offer a 3-course meal for just 25 euro! On Friday & Saturday night you can sign up this unique 3-course all avocado frenzy with their famous Mini Poké Bowl, the lush Avo Bun Burger ánd the signature dessert The Date Cake. There will be vegan options available for those who want. If you can’t make it for dinner, the Avocado Show will be open for snacks and cocktails after 21.30.

There are some rules though:
– Buy your tickets and arrive at the restaurant anytime between 19:30 and 21:00.
– They recommend one person to buy all tickets for your table, to guarantee your party is sat together.
– If you would like the vegan menu, please add a comment to your booking stating how many of your party would like this option.

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The best ADE dinner yet?

Seats are very limited, but available NOW with this link: http://bit.do/

Happy ADE!

Elke