Steve Rachmad has been at the helm of the European techno scene for over 25 years now. An Amsterdam club stalwart and an influential DJ/producer in the scene, Rachmad is busier now than he has ever been. With a packed touring schedule, filling huge dancefloors the world over either under his own name or under monikers such as Sterac, Sterac Electronics and Parallel 9. Each alias, he explains, allows him to focus on the various corners of his tastes, ranging from techno and dub to disco and funk.
Hey Steve. How’s it going? How has 2018 been treating you? What have been some highlights?
How do you think you have evolved as an artist over the years?
Call Super has curated the line-up to Het Weekend, a 32-hour party at Amsterdam’s De School, which will run from Saturday 8th December to Monday the 10th.
Objekt, DJ Stingray, Peach, Pearson Sound, SHYBOI, Bill Kouligas, Josey Rebelle, Gatto Fritto, Jasmín, Bass Clef (Live) and Pariah all join Call Super, alongside De School residents Oceanic and upsammy.
Since 2004, Amsterdam’s Shinedoe has been at the forefront of the city’s techno scene and beyond, both as co-founder of the Intacto label with 2000 And One as well as through her incendiary and urgent techno productions.
Hardwell’s last-ever DJ performance is to be live streamed on multiple digital and social channels from ADE, with the date set for 8PM CET on Thursday 18th October.
Seth Troxler, Ricardo Villalobos, Zip and many more have been announced for VBX's Amsterdam Dance Event party series this October.
The local promoters are putting on the special events over three days next month (18th-20th October). The first night will be held at BRET in the city's Orlyplein area and sees Makcim, Pelle & Roon on the bill; while night two skips across town to iconic nightspot Warehouse Elementenstraat with Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Zip and or on show.
Amsterdam club De School will once again be hosting a 62-hour long party during this year’s ADE.
Starting on Friday 19th October and running straight through to Monday morning (22nd), the marathon party taking place in the former school building will feature sets from Marcel Dettmann, Copenhagen’s Courtesy, Timedance founder Batu, Eris Drew and more.
Audio Obscura is giving techno fans a once in a lifetime chance to party in a prison this year at ADE.
No strangers to unique venues, the local promoters will be hosting three events over three consecutive nights at Bijlmerbajes prison in the Netherlands.
Since 2004, Amsterdam’s Shinedoe has been at the forefront of the city’s techno scene and beyond as the co-founder of the Intacto label with 2000 And One as well as through her incendiary, urgent techno productions.
Now, the prolific artist – real name Chinedum Nwosu – has launched her new imprint to cater exclusively to her own productions. MTM Records (Music That Moves) debuts with ‘Mutant Frequencies’, a three-track selection of typically top-notch techno that moves from cavernous modulated hypnotism to glitchy acid and back again.
Lost Frequencies and Salvatore Ganacci have been locked for this year's AMF Festival, one of the key dates in the mammoth ADE diary.
Set to take place on Saturday 20th October at the Johan Cruijff Arena (formerly Amsterdam Arena), the artist will join the previously announced David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who are the Two Is One performers for 2018. Also locked to play are KSHMR, W&W and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.
Martin Garrix has announced to massive hometown shows set to take place during Amsterdam Dance Event this year.
Taking place in Amsterdam’s RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre – a venue with a capacity of 12,900 – the shows will take place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of October. The Friday gig will be an 18+ event running from 10pm to 6am, while Saturday’s will be an all-ages show running from 1pm to 6pm.
TIckets will be available from Wednesday 6th June but you can sign up for Early Birds here.