For the second year in a row STRAF_WERK hosts her ADE editions in the Kromhouthal on the 20th and 21st of October and scored a world scoop: KiNK live2live Henrik Schwarz. For the first time ever these two one man orchestras melt together in an unprecedented electronic spectacle which feeds both visitors ears and eyes. In addition, heavyweights Maya Jane Coles, Hot Since 82, Kerri Chandler and many more attend the podium. After the successful festival hosting of Knee Deep In Sound last weekend, the label hosts the Saturday of ADE for the second time and it’s already as promising as last year. Previous ADE both STRAF_WERK events were sold out.
Live performances set the tone during STRAF_WERK ADE Day 1
For the first time ever in the history of electronic music, the Bulgarian KiNK and German Henrik Schwarz play a live2live performance. Both artists are known for their boundary pushing sets and after two separate solo performances they’ll uncover their skills as live musicians together. The new musical philosophy of STRAF_WERK lies in line with this extraordinary cooperation: focus on the absolute top of live acts.
KiNK [live] has been voted #1 live act of 2016 by the respected Resident Advisor. During his unconventional shows he doesn’t only play the crowd; he lets the crowd play his drum computers. Producer and composer Henrik Schwarz [live] is a true visionary regarding uncommon collaborations. At ADE 2016 this ‘Modern Mozart’ played in ensemble with the Metropole Orkest and received loving words from both visitors and critics.
Maya Jane Coles releases her double album ‘Take Flight’ at the 25th of August and plays her first Dutch show since the release at STRAF_WERK ADE Day 1. It’s the second big scoop the organisation adds to her events. Alongside these artists, Agoria plays his set in a frenzied Kromhouthal.
Knee Deep In Sound makes re-entry in the Kromhouthal during STRAF_WERK ADE Day 2
History repeats itself since Knee Deep In Sound hosts a stage for the second time during STRAF_WERK ADE. Previous Saturday the Knee Deep In Sound stage atat STRAF_WERK Festival was one of the big favourites of the audience. This ADE the initiator of house Kerri Chandler and Saved Records founder Nic Fanciulli fill the podium, among other artists, of Hot Since 82’s label. Butch, who has absolutely mastered the skill of fluently switching genres within his set, will bewill also play at the event. The label hosted a weekly night at Pacha Ibiza for the whole summer. In addition the label held club nights in London, New York, Miami and Amsterdam.
Homegrown talent also embodies the energetic and characteristic STRAF_WERK sound. Jasper James back2back Cinnaman, William Djoko, Wouter S, Tsepo and Scott Frank play at the Kromhouthal on Friday the 20th of October. Joey Daniel, Prunk & Chris Stussy, Luuk van Dijk and the Italian Romano Alfredi are given the stage on Saturday the 21st of October. The STRAF_WERK formula where local talent plays alongside seasoned all-stars forms the narrative for these editions.
Previous editions of STRAF_WERK ADE were completely sold out. The organisation warns ticket buyers to be on time with their purchase.
Date: 20th & 21st of October 2017
Location: Amsterdam, Kromhouthal
Time: 11PM till 7AM
Tickets: presale starts Wednesday the 23d of August
STRAF_WERK ADE DAY 1 on Friday the 20th of October
Maya Jane Coles
Henrik Schwarz [live]
KiNK [live] / Agoria
Jasper James b2b Cinnaman
STRAF_WERK x Knee Deep In Sound – ADE DAY 2 on Saturday the 21th of October
Hot Since 82
Prunk b2b Chris Stussy
Luuk van Dijk