Fancy a boat party with a difference during this year's ADE? The Stubnitz may very well be the venue for you.
A former fish trawler from Germany, the 80-metre long Stubnitz, is now permanently docked in Amsterdam and has been converted into various art spaces, becoming quite the cultural hub of the city. The larger rooms are regularly used for art exhibitions and performances, and revellers who are in Amsterdam on the Thursday and Friday will be able to check out the boat in full swing with two very different parties.
The first is a joint label showcase conducted by the Bla Bla, Mobilee and Deep Vibes imprints, with each label taking over a separate room on the ship. Amsterdam native and Bla Bla owner Daniel Sanchez will head up his room, which includes performances from Mulder and Spanish techno don Paco Osuna, while those looking for something a little deeper can head over to see Sascha Dive and Robert Dietz in the Deep Vibes room. Mobilee round the bill off with sets from label manager Ralf Kollmann and Hector, and although Anja Schneider isn't present this year, attendees are told to expect a special guest in their room.
The following evening will be dedicated to a purely Dutch sound, but this isn't the Amsterdam scene we're talking about. Italo and electro music have been a staple part of the underground scene on the country's west coast, and acts from labels such as Clone, Viewlexx, Creme Organisation and Bunker will come together in one place to show what their sound is all about. With live performances scheduled for Alexander Robotnick, Orgue Electronique, Rude 66, Bangkok Impact and Legowelt (who will unveil his Nacho Patrol live show) on top of DJ sets from Alden Tyrell, David Vunk and I-F, it seems like an unmissable show for fans of '80s-infused electronics.