Strafwerk (translation: detention) was a party I had never heard of before, but I was soon to find out, since Luna City Express (Marco Resmann & Norman Weber) were playing there. The party was great fun, with people on stage folding paper planes, throwing paper balls in to the club, like one does in detention.
Anton Pieete called out for a driver on his Facebook and since I had nothing planned, I agreed to drive him to and from Arnhem. He had to play there and his driver wanted to drink as well, so I had to be the sober one. We drove there and got to a gig which was a disaster. There were about 30 people (including staff). Needless to say it was…
I was back in Berlin and I found out Azari and III was playing that day. With nothing planned yet, I went to the concert, which was nice. The location was super, check the ceiling.
The festival which officially ‘closed’ the entire weekend (not counting the numerous after parties); Fly BerMuDa. I arrived fairly late, around 2 am. Just in time to catch Ellen Allien. I spent the most time in the Beatport room where Deadbeat and Âme were playing.
My first night in Berlin (of this weekend). I started out in the Levee Club where a Dutch night was organized with Dimzen & Wijnand van de Heuvel. Unfortunately this party was kind of a dud so I left for Kater Holzig after to see Tom Ruijg and Efdé playing a nice set in a packed club.
Dimitri played solo again in Trouw on his own party Pressure Cooker. I was lucky enough to be invited to this packed party which was ‘off the hook’. There was a moving ceiling which went up and down, like a cooking pan creating the pressure. A damn good night.
Day 4, the end is near… I was starting to feel what ADE does to you, namely exhaust you. It’s a marathon of clubs, parties and shaking hands… This night I went to the Voltt party in Paradiso, which was packed to the max, all for the Desolat party with Loco Dice and Guti.
The third day of the conference was all meetings again and with a packed nightly program. I started the night with a friend on the Vakant label party in Odeon where Nico Purman was playing.
Day 2 of Amsterdam was a very nice day. After having an entire day filled with meetings I got to go to the private Boilerroom party featuring Richie Hawtin. I was very late (I missed the sets by Dubfire, Ambivalent and Seth Troxler) and was one of the last ones allowed in. I got to see about 45 minutes but it was worth it.
The first day of Amsterdam Dance Event 2011. I went to a lot of parties (while I still had the energy) and thus I have a lot of videos. On the first day I visited the following parties: CLR @ Studio 80, Dr. Lektroluv @ Air, Bpitch @ Sugar Factory, Groove Armada @ Melkweg/Rabozaal and the Intec party @ Paradiso.