For one magical period in October each year the whole dance music world descends on Amsterdam for the annual conference.

It is a cutting edge mix of expert talks, insider knowledge, panels, discussions and so much more from the biggest games and brands in the industry.

As well as the info you can soak up there are also plenty of top parties.

This is our guide to five of the best of them.

Back 2 Black
October 20

This party celebrates the black roots of dance music culture. Some of its finest pioneers old and new all line up with the likes of Honey Dijon, Floorplan, Kerri Chandler, TSHA and Suze.Ijo all play so you can expect fresh techno, jackin house, deep house and plenty in between.


Todd Terry & Friends
October 21

No one does house quite like the US pioneer Todd Terry. His big kicks and soulful synths cannot fail to get you going. For this one, he is joined by plenty of his friends – all previous five editions have sold out so move fast.


October 20, 21

This red hot label has its own spaced out and underground electronic house sound. It is a cult imprint with hardcore fans and so it makes sense they are keeping the line-up for this one secret. It goes down at Ma’Dam, Amsterdam and you can be sure it will be special.


Solid Grooves
October 23

Solid Grooves is one of the freshest and edgiest party crews in the scene right now. They always bring the big energy and classy sounds wherever they host from Ibiza to London. During ADE they rock up to Scheepsbouwloods with Chris Stussy, Dennis Cruz, PAWSA, Michael Bibi, Hot Since 82 and more.


Archie Hamilton Presents: Frequency
October 21

This touring party from UK tech house titan Archie makes its debut at ADE this year. It goes down at Shelter and playing next to the main man is the one and only Rossko as well as Luuk Van Dijk, Julian Anthony and Maqossa who are all Dutch mainstays.