From harder styles to nostalgic drum machines and Pride celebrations: this week’s recommendations cover every corner electronic music.
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Intents Festival 2023, June 2 - 4
A festival for harder styles only? You bet! Intents Festival is known not only for having ten (!) different stages, but also for next-level basslines – and massive fireworks during its closing show. It might be a challenge to decide where to dance with 400+ acts on the lineup, but if you like literally any electronic music style with ‘hard’ in front of it, there’s no choice but to go.
909 Festival, June 3 - 4
Did you know 909 Festival was named after the TR-909 drum machine by Roland? The 909 has unmistakably influenced techno, house, and acid – the sound that soars through the trees and parks at Amsterdamse Bos this weekend. This lineup includes techno legend Charlotte de Witte, Detroit heavyweight Jeff Mills, ‘DJ Daddy Trance’ Marlon Hoffstadt, STOOR-originator Speedy J, vinyl virtuoso Vân Anh and more: prepare to feel the kick, clap, and snare throughout your body.
The Crave Festival 2023, June 3
The Hague showcases the city’s electronic music legacy this weekend at The Crave Festival with local talents and foreign friends. The five stages provide a temporary home to techno, house, and electro in Zuiderpark on this sunny Saturday. Anetha, Barker & JakoJako, The Blessed Madonna, Octo Octa b2b Eris Drew, Spekki Webu, and VTSS will be on hand to keep things popping.
Multigroove - Summer Garden Party, June 3
Take your sunglasses and head west this Saturday for a day of European early rave hardstyle. Multigroove’s first Summer Garden Party dates back to 1991, which shows they know how to stand the test of time. Inside and outside, sunny and shady, day and night: join CJ Bolland, Darkraver, GYSÈLE, and many others for an old-school get-together.
Diskodip 10 Years, June 3
Ten years of Diskodip, ten hours of dancing! This seminal party celebrates its tenth birthday on Saturday at Doornroosje in Nijmegen. Diskodip will bring along some of the faces that shaped their events so far, with Kamma & Masalo rounding off the celebrations. From obscure records to bubble gum disco: Nijmegen will know Diskodip was there.
IsBurning x FLUID 2023, June 3
Head over to one of Utrecht’s hottest underground clubs for the closing party of Utrecht Pride 2023. WAS. resides at an old factory – perfect for queer collective FLUID to wander the hallways with ...IsBurning. The community, which was founded at the legendary club Trouw, is known for nurturing a sense of inclusion and safety – get ready to feel seriously liberated. The lineup remains a secret, but with Carlos Valdes as the founding father, count on it to be feisty.
FURTHER: 3 Years, June 3
DJ Bone returns to the place where it all began: Radion. His FURTHER party turns three, and Ben Sims, Helena Hauff, Will Clarke, and many more join him in the festivities. Detroit meets Amsterdam and beyond for this one, and you just know techno, house, and electro will blend seamlessly all night long.
Amsterdam Open Air 2023, June 3 & 4
Amsterdam Open Air is one of those well-established festivals whose annual emergence declares that festival season has officially opened. Clubs, labels, and event promoters like Kanaal40, Tribes, The Other Side, and Intercell host stages next to the Open Air mainstage, where music lovers can ping-pong between genres. Acts like Cinthie, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Nedda Sou, Passion DEEZ, T-SHA, and many, many more come together for two days of drifting in the park.