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Techno enthusiasts have reason to celebrate as Adam Beyer, the legendary DJ and producer, has announced an exciting new venture for his influential label, Drumcode. For the first time in its 27-year history, Drumcode will be hosting a pop-up store during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), allowing fans to immerse themselves in the history of this iconic label. This two-day event, called ‘Drumcode Centraal,’ promises to be an unforgettable experience, featuring an audiovisual exhibit showcasing the label’s rich back catalog. Additionally, fans will be treated to in-store sets from some of the biggest names in techno, streamed live by Beatport across various platforms. Let’s dive into the details of this groundbreaking event and what it means for the techno community.

The ‘Drumcode Central’ pop-up store will take place on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October, from 12pm to 8pm. It will feature a range of immersive experiences, including an audiovisual exhibit that delves into the rich history of the label. Presented by TP Vision, the exhibit will showcase the iconic releases, artists, and moments that have defined Drumcode over the past 27 years. With the help of Philips Ambilight TV, fans will be able to dive deep into the sounds and visuals that have shaped the techno landscape.

‘Drumcode Centraal’ pop-up store
When: 18-19 October, 2023
Where: Bonne, Warmoesstraat 67 (10 mins walk from Amsterdam Centraal station)
Times: 12-8pm

Immersive Experiences at Drumcode Central

At the ‘Drumcode Central’ pop-up store, attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Drumcode like never before. The audiovisual exhibit, presented by TP Vision, will be the main attraction, offering fans a chance to explore the label’s rich back catalogue. The exhibit will feature interactive displays, rare memorabilia, and behind-the-scenes footage, providing a comprehensive overview of Drumcode’s journey and its impact on the techno genre.

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Furthermore, the pop-up store will also host live in-store sets by some of the biggest names in the Drumcode roster. Artists like Adam Beyer, Joris Voorn, Layton Giordani, Chelina Manuhutu, Bart Skils, Marco Faraone, Marie Vaunt, Space 92, Township Rebellion, and more will showcase their talent using the latest Pioneer DJ technology. These sets will be streamed live by Beatport and can be enjoyed on their Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook platforms.

The Significance of Drumcode’s First Pop-up Store

The announcement of Drumcode’s first-ever pop-up store marks a significant milestone for the label and the techno community as a whole. With a history spanning 27 years, Drumcode has played an instrumental role in shaping the techno sound and pushing the boundaries of electronic music. The label’s commitment to quality and its unwavering dedication to fostering new talent have made it a powerhouse in the industry.

By opening a pop-up store during ADE, Drumcode is taking its commitment to the next level, offering fans a chance to engage with the label and its artists in a more personal and intimate way. The audiovisual exhibit provides a glimpse into the label’s past, present, and future, showcasing the evolution of the techno genre and the artists who have contributed to its growth. It is a celebration of the label’s legacy and a testament to its continued relevance in the electronic music scene.

Moreover, the live in-store sets by Drumcode artists serve as a reminder of the label’s commitment to pushing boundaries and championing innovation. By utilizing the latest Pioneer DJ technology, the artists will showcase the cutting-edge sound that has become synonymous with Drumcode. These sets will not only entertain and captivate the audience but also inspire the next generation of techno producers and DJs.

ADE and the Future of Techno

Amsterdam Dance Event has always been a platform for showcasing the best of electronic music. It is a place where artists, industry professionals, and fans come together to exchange ideas, discover new talent, and celebrate the power of music. The ‘Drumcode Central’ pop-up store is an embodiment of this spirit, providing a space for fans to immerse themselves in the world of techno and connect with the artists who have shaped the genre.

As we look to the future, ADE and events like the ‘Drumcode Central’ pop-up store play a crucial role in shaping the trajectory of electronic music. They provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talent, collaborate with industry leaders, and gain exposure to a global audience. The immersive experiences offered by the pop-up store inspire and educate, ensuring that the techno genre continues to evolve and thrive.

The announcement of Adam Beyer’s ‘Drumcode Central’ pop-up store at ADE 2023 is a momentous occasion for fans of techno music. The audiovisual exhibit and live in-store sets offer a unique and immersive experience that celebrates the rich history of Drumcode and its influence on the genre. This pop-up store is not just a celebration of the label’s past achievements, but also a testament to its continued relevance and commitment to pushing boundaries in the ever-evolving world of electronic music. ADE and events like the ‘Drumcode Central’ pop-up store play a vital role in shaping the future of techno, inspiring and nurturing the next generation of artists and fans alike.


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1800-1900 Teenage Mutants

1900-2000 Marco Faraone

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A State Of Trance Top 1000 #1 Is Revealed!

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After 30 years of nothing but Trance excellence, with all the feels, and all the incredible talent, Armin van Buuren‘s legacy prevails. A State of Trance Top 1000 Award revealed the number one track of the label. We can’t imagine how hard it was to pick their top track ever. Cue the drum rolls please… The award goes to none other than Dutch Trance producer RAM and German DJ Jorn van Deynhoven. The honorary title is thanks to their remix of the 2009 masterpiece ‘RAMsterdam’.

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The Duo took it on their social medias to showcase the plate they received to commemorate the award. We can’t forget the track has earned over 10 million streams on spotify. The track embodies Trance in its rawest form. Its true nature and drive summarize the power the genre carries from decade to decade. Naturally, ‘RAMsterdam’ (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) reigns supreme over 999 other songs that have moved millions of people since the inception of A State of Trance. Furthermore, RAM mentioned on his Facebook post that after he earned the title, DJ Mag announced his residency in the number one Trance club in China for 2024.

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Both artists are one of a kind, and the award deeply recognizes the mark they continue to leave on a State of Trance and the scene itself. ‘RAMsterdam’ (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)paved the way for more unique sounds to evolve and develop to this day. RAM and van Deynhoven have what it takes to carry the title of worldwide phenomenon.

Congratulations to these two legends! Now, go ahead and leave ‘Ramsterdam’ (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) on replay. After all, it is the number 1 ASOS Top 1000 track.

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[EVENT REVIEW] Ultra Chile Returns After Nearly A Decade, And In Full Force Too

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The large ‘U’ festival celebrated a fantastic return to South America recently.

When you think of Ultra Music Festival, you likely gravitate towards Miami straight away. But we’re lucky enough to have them all over the world, celebrating parties far and wide. That is certainly a blessing for energetic crowds living in somewhat further places in the globe, like South America.

I’ve been here for a while, and it’s safe to say it’s growing a strong community of Dance-devoted madmen like me. I’ve been lucky enough to get to know the Argentinian scene fairly well, and also those in its neighbouring country, Chile. This is a country where Hardstyle reigns supreme, and genres like Techno and its branches are seeing a roaring uptrend in the number of fans and followers. So much so, that Ultra themselves decided to pay a visit. A two-day visit, mind you.

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Ultra Chile: Its History

Chile had its first Ultra in 2013, with the next two years also calling artists from around the world to come together on the far southern end of the globe for Ultra Chile 2014 and 2015. The year after, Chile received a more compact Road To Ultra, as well as in 2017, for the Ultra host of those years was the continental giant, Brazil. After that, Chile would have to wait some time before the brand set foot on it again.

2023 saw Road To Ultra return to the long country for a Halloween party, headlined by Marshmello, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, and Two Friends. And this year, the acclaimed main branch returned in full force, with two days of unstoppable beats coming from a handful of places, and showcasing an impressive plethora of talents, established, up-and-coming, returning… everything.

It was held on Friday, April 19th, and Saturday, April 20th, in Santiago’s iconic go-to place for massive events, Espacio Riesco.

Day One: Friday

Day One kicked off late in the afternoon, at 7 PM to be precise. The crowds started to appear from very early on. Once inside, it was time to have a look at the place, and, oh dear, they truly made the most out of the venue. Three of the four stages were on that day, the Mainstage, on the back of the property and boasting an impressive open-air setting, the Resistance stage, a blacked-out, massive former plane hangar to welcome the best Techno represents in the world, and the Carolina stage, a local-lineup filled stage out on the open.

Day One Winners

Jumping between the Mainstage and the Resistance stage allowed me to watch basically all artists for a little. That’s life at a festival, you can’t really marry one particular DJ. That said, I think I’ve got my favourite artist of the night, and it is Stephan Bodzin.

I had never watched him play, so I was basically going in not knowing what to expect. Add to that, I was at the Main seeing Armin before, so I didn’t really know what I was about to witness. Walking into Resistance, the first thing I noticed was that there was A TON of space to dance and just be yourself. The Mainstage was filled to the brim with people, and well, that left the Techno-devoted stage with a crowd that was truly enjoying Bodzin’s magic. I did too.

I swear, ten minutes in I was already fully hooked. Eyes closed, moving side to side, that kind of hooked. Him playing a live set was a tenfold amplifier as well, since he was interacting a lot with the audience, and the audience interacted a lot with him back. Ask me to name one track from his set, I can’t. But what I CAN recall vividly is how happy he was managing his instruments, and how happy the people dancing beside him were. I was one of them, fully gone away in a trance. A star for you, mate.

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Day Two: Saturday

Day Two started quite earlier, promising twelve endless hours of good music. My friend — who flew in from Buenos Aires for the festival — and I entered the place just past 2:30 PM. And after a little day tour of the venue, we headed straight to the brand-new Resistance Square stage. Reason being, Daniella Da Silva was on at 3:00.

The stage itself was really interesting to me, since the Ultra guys turned this giant conference place into the host for the darkest, most energetic beats of the entire day. I remember my highschool once took me for University speeches or something of that kind literal years ago, and seeing it changed to fit a literal Ultra festival blew me away.

The other stages were just as breathtaking as the day before, and now places like the Mainstage enjoyed the geographic surroundings of Espacio Riesco: mountains for days. It was another level. Point for you, day parties!

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Day Two Winners

Daniella Da Silva

My friend wanted to see her so badly, and I wanted to learn from someone new to me. Good. Lord. Those were 90 minutes of nonstop dancing. There are pictures and videos of me absolutely losing it during her set which I won’t show for, reasons, but let me tell you, her energy is sensational. Dark, Hard Techno. I’m not of the kind to enjoy that in a car ride or on a normal day, but I for sure allowed myself to enjoy her beats at Ultra. I felt slightly sore after that, and that should tell you enough of how good of a set hers was.


My childhood hero. How wouldn’t I have enjoyed Hardwell’s set when he was my role model when I was in school back in the day? Growing up loving ‘Encoded’, ‘Spaceman’, and his remix of ‘Man With The Red Face’, it was about time to see him again. Absolutely nuts. Lots of what he played I had heard before at his Ultra Miami set from earlier this year, but far from taking away from the experience, it allowed me to sing my lungs out. Special shoutout to that ‘Strobe‘ x ‘Save The World‘ mashup which nearly got me crying.


These guys take the gold for me, no question. Seeing Hardwell, you know beforehand that it’s going to be a phenomenal show, but I had never seen Kasablanca before. I’d only heard their Anjuna tunes. And so my friend and I got to the very front of the Mainstage to see them. We could not have decided better.

They played a live set, just like Bodzin had done the day before. The difference here was the setting: While Stephan Bodzin played inside the warehouse vibe of the Resistance stage, Kasablanca did it out in the open. And their set just so happened to occur during the last hours of the day and into the night, sunset included.

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They absolutely rocked it. From synths to vocals to literal choreography, their set had it all. They truly made good use of the Mainstage speakers as well, with their fat-bottomed tracks. I can’t tell you just how magical that time was, even the landscape fit the vibe of their music. Mountains all around, the clouds turning slightly red at sunset (see a few pictures above), and the moon reigning high aloft by the time they dropped their remix of Above & Beyond’s ‘Black Room Boy’. The duo take the gold, and my heart with it. I won’t turn down the possibility of seeing them in the future.

Final Thoughts

It had been a while since I last attended a big festival, since I’d been much more inclined to go to artist-focused events. It was a refreshing treat to come to Ultra Chile and soak in the festival experience again. My mate and I had a great time, enjoyed the food (shoutout to Papa John’s), the Gin Tonics, and the feel-good atmosphere. For now, be right back, I’ll be listening to Kasablanca!

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Adriatique’s ‘Beyond Us’ (Hatshepsut Version Alex Wann Remix) Is a Mystical Voyage

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As time goes by, some songs become timeless classics. Even more when artists reimagine different emotions and moods. This is the case with Eynka‘s ‘Beyond Us‘. It wasn’t long until Swiss Electronic duo Adriatique made their own renditions of the track. They amped it up a notch when they immortalized their rendition at the Hatshepsut Temple in Egypt last year for Cercle. Finally, we’re delighted to get an even more magical version of the track, brought to you by Deep House Parisian Icon Alex Wann.

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‘Beyond Us’ (Hatshepsut Version Alex Wann Remix)

How do you remaster and refresh a track that has so much influence and power, you may ask? Well, it seems like Alex Wann found the right formula for his ‘Beyond Us’ remix. From Eynka’s melodic touch, to Adriatique’s deeper and darker undertones, Wann manages to deliver an ethereal track with powerful afro elements. The percussion calls out to your ancestors, and the groove represents the vast deserts phenomenally. After a successful run with his Kelis’ ‘Milkshake’ Remix, the producer continues to influence the world around him.

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A star in the rise, Alex has received the support from House legends Keinemusik, Pete Tong, Swedish House Mafia, Diplo, and Blond:ish. This remix furtherly proves his ability to produce with different elements and styles, such as Adriatique’s unique sounds. Earlier this year he embarked in a North American tour, visiting major musical capitals such as Miami, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, and Montreal. Next Up, Alex Wann will make his rounds around Ibiza, Milan, Dubai, and La Bourget.

Watch out for Alex Wann this summer! He will most likely reign supreme with this delicious version of ‘Beyond Us’.

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