As always, Amsterdam Dance Event has flown by far too quickly. As the sun sets on yet another successful installation of ADE, we look back at a vast number of set recordings, events and panel discussions which stood out for us, through which nostalgic attendees can relive the conference and its numerous parties, and FOMO-infested fans can experience the glory for the first time. One of the stand-out offerings was Fedde Le Grand‘s iconic Darklight Sessions.
Located in Hotel Arena for the first time this year, the event attracted a vast number of attendees and spectators. For the past three years, Fedde Le Grand hosted his legendary Darklight Sessions event in Amsterdam’s Het Sieraad, a former school complex that was said to be one of the most unique locations during the ADE week. This time he presented a star-studded lineup including the likes of Croatia Squad, EDX, Leroy Styles and Watermat.
If that was not enough, this year’s event saw three guest appearances by three of the industries biggest names right now. Shortly after Fedde took over the DJ booth, no other than Fonk Recordings label boss Dannic joined him on stage to deliver one of the finest B2B sets of the week. But the surprise was not over. Next to Dannic, Dutch heavyweight Nicky Romero found himself at the same spot, stimulating the crowd with another energetic B2B set alongside Fedde Le Grand. For the grand finale, none other than Oliver Heldens revealed himself as the third guest and took over in proper Heldes fashion, dropping some of his classics including “WTF“, “Wombass” and his newly released track “Men On Mars“.
New names to Fedde’s Darklight Sessions provided excellent sets as well. Miike Snow closed out Ocean View with a seamless mix of new singles and classic tunes which ended Saturday night on a gleeful note. Croatia Squad‘s set provided a futuristic, dark tone that served as a memorable opening to the night, while EDX contributed with divine house vibes that primed the stage for the master himself, Fedde Le Grand. Watermat’s return to Darklight Sessions, by contrast, was as breezy as ever, filled with grooving house which spread blithe sensations throughout the smiling crowd, further diversifying the event’s music selection with flavors of heavy French house & tech and electronica.
The fourth ADE edition of Darklight Sessions provided fans with yet another phenomenal night of a picturesque venue, high-end house music, and cutting-edge talent. The caliber of artists performing at the event remains unparalleled. If legions of content attendees expressing praise indicate anything, it’s that the event has officially woven itself into Amsterdam Dance Event as one of its most integral parts.
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