Wonder where to party? Each week Party with a local brings you the Top 10 Party selection of The Netherlands. Quality music, pure sound and good atmosphere. You're welcome!
1) CLICK & LABYRINTH w/ Amelie Lens (4h Set) (Westerunie, Amsterdam)
FRI 11TH AUG, 22.00 - 05.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Techno
Amélie Lens is one of Belgium’s rising stars. Ever since she released her first EP on Italian label Lyase last year things have been crazy! She has toured Europe for club nights and festivals since and has also found a new home on the label Second State of Berlin’s power duo Pan-Pot. Amélie Lens is resident of renowned Labyrinth Club in Hasselt, Belgium and will share her industrial techno signature for a 4-hour special set for a promoter’s night at Westerunie. Line-up: Amélie lens, Michael Klein
2) Zomernacht w/ BARNT, ANA HELDER, MATIAS AGUYAO (de school, Amsterdam)
FRI 11th AUG, 22.00 - 07.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Minimal Techno, Electro.
Probably one of the finest musical nights this week! Barnt has released his music on labels like Hinge Finger and Cómeme. Not only a renowned producer, Barnt has played at Burning Man favourites Robot Heart and Mayan Warrior and owns label Magazine, which has been charted by many a-list artists. Argentinian Ana Helder is also part of the Cómeme family. She is a DJ and top producer of the pumping electro repertoire. Matias Aguyao on the other hand is recognisable by his use of dreamy synths and sugary instrumental melody.
3) Shelter W/ PROSUMER, TAMA SUMO, BEESMUNT SOUNDSYSTEM (SHELTER, AMSTERDAM)
FRI 11th AUG, 23.00 - 07.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Ostgut Ton
On the menu at Shelter on Friday night are delicatessen from Berlin's infamous label Ostgut Ton. Two talents invited by local curator Beesmunt Soundsystem. Tama Sumo is a long-time resident of Panorama Bar (Berghain). She started spinning records in 1993, playing regular nights at Kreuzberg before becoming a resident of Globus/Tresor. Tama Sumo plays deep, dry and broken beats, from funky house to techno. Prosumer is another talent of Berlin’s influential club institution. He is a guardian of house music history and his sets are deeply influenced by his love for mid-nineties music. Both Prosumer and Tama Sumon have released several records on Ostgut Ton.
4) DEBBIE HARRY & OBEY RELEASE PArty w/ Orpheu the wizard, by red light radio (garage Noord, Amsterdam)
FRI 11th AUG, 21.00 - 03.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Versatile, Electronica.
Underground and Intimate. To celebrate the opening of pop-up store "Debbie Harry x OBEY", Red Light Radio is organising a release party at Garage Noord. Who's that?Debbie Harry used be the lead singer of new wave band Blondie. If you're planning a chill night at home, be sure to log-in to the live stream of this party gem! Line-up: Orpheu The Wizard (Red Light Radio) known for his versatile and eclectic sets ranging from deep house beats to afro-cubano electronica. DJ Sensuela, DJ Soulseek, Roelien.
5) LOSJES FESTIVAL (S’HERTOGENBOSCH)
SAT 12th AUG, 13.00 - 00.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: All-House, (Disco, Techno).
Clean and green. Losjes festival represents a fresh mix of all house genres, with an occasional reference to disco flavours and techno. This small festival takes place up south in the green surroundings of Oosterplas Den Bosh, it has two stages, a friendly vibe and costs half the price of other festivals. Line-up: Tom Trago, Working Titles (live), Carlos Valdes b2b Sandrien, Beesmunt Soundsytem, San Proper, Lövestad (live), ...
6) Paradigm festival (Groningen)
FRI 11th 12.00 - 14TH AUG 12.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Mostly Techno (D&B and Acid drops)
Yet another festival bomb for your party weekend! Paradigm takes place in & out of a dark and raw venue. A careful attention to sound quality makes this one well appreciated by the community. The Festival is 3 days-long and the joined outdoor and indoor spaces allow for a non-stop party, as the curfew of one venue announces the debut of the other. Line-up: Moscoman, Mano le Tough, Fort Romeau, Henning Baer, Ion Ludwig (live), Reskript & Septum, Richie Hawtin, Guy J, Claudio PRC,... to name a few of this crazy selection.
7) Loveland Festival (Sloterpark, Amsterdam)
SAT 12th AUG, 11.00 - 23.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Electronic Spectrum
Loveland is the biggest festival of the weekend and has grown to become a major player on the Amsterdam music scene. The festival is set on the islands of Sloterpark and starts out early in a relaxing vibe. One can cross the islands to receive free massages, shop some hyp' festival clothes, play chess or paint. The festival has six stages and a fine line-up. Finally, the friendly crowd and colourful atmosphere makes this one grow close to your heart, although the line-up choice has a sense of déjà-vu. Insider tip: Go early to enjoy the scenery and a boat ride on the lake.
8) BLIJDORP FESTIVAL (ROTTERDAM)
SAT 12th AUG, 13.00 - 23.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Deep House
A Rotterdam summer classic. All peace and happiness, Blijdorp is a festival with a friendly crowd and somewhat of a hippie with his Tipi village. Line-up: Scuba, Booka Shade (live), Jeff Solo, Auntie Flo, NTS,...
9) ALL DAY I DREAM of woodstock wonders w/ Lee Burridge, Yokoo, Lost Desert (bloemendaal)
SUN 13th AUG, 15.00 - 23.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Deep House
All day I dream is a place where dreamers and dancers come together on delightdul techno sounds. The beach of Bloemendaal makes for a location complementary to its vibe. Leader of the spiritual house genre, Lost Desert, Lee Burridge and YokOo are looking forward to this one - delightful techno sounds, basslines and dreamy melodies out of this world. A view on the beach, wind in your hair, sun on your skin, music in your ears. What more to ask for?
10) Zomercircus w/ Rod & friends, (Thuishaven, Amsterdam)
SUN 13th AUG, 13.00 - 23.00, RSVP on the app. Genre: Techno, Deep House
The spot is only a bike-ride away from Central Station and has multiple stages open throughout each event. Every Sunday is a delight although some are more special than others! One of the last sessions of the summer inviting artists of ROD to the front stage. Line-up: Tripeo, Ovatow, Alden Tyrell (live), Karim Soliman, Mark du Mosch (live), ...