Meetch continues to appear as a captivating figure on the Electronic Music scene, demanding attention as he drops hard-hitting productions, brings his magnetic energy to his live DJing sets, and delivers unforgettable episodes of his radio show ‘Digital Dance Radio’. Having attended the Amsterdam Dance Event this October, Meetch now joins us to talk about his experience at the event, sharing his favourite moments and highlights of his time in the city.
Hi Meetch, how are you?
You attended ADE this year, can you share what the experience was like for you?
ADE was exactly how I imagined it to be. I wasn’t able to complete everything on my to-do list, but now I know what to prepare for next year. There are so many things going on every single hour so at one time I should be networking but at the same time, I could be learning about the newest news from Beatport & Spotify. I saw that the most important thing was the amount of people I met there.
Why do you think events like ADE are important for Electronic Music?
I think this is a great place for people to connect with like-minded people. There are so many places around the world where Dance Music is so big. And there are other places where the scene is just dead. Even if you aren’t a “music professional”, I think that this would be the best spot to unwind with people just like you. And there are so many shows to enjoy!
What was your stay in Amsterdam like? How did you find the vibe of the city?
I love Amsterdam, I have been there many times before, so the best part was that I remembered how to get to so many spots. Considering I went alone, it felt perfect for me to just do my own thing and move around with ease.
Did you attend any live shows during the festival? If so, which performances were particularly memorable to you?
The main one I went to was the Martin Garrix 3-hour DJ set. I stayed for about 2 hours and found some incredible songs that now I can add to my DJ sets. I had my phone on Shazam for many parts of that night but the service was so bad that I couldn’t get all of them. On the final day, there was a free festival called ADE Hangover and I particularly had a good time at that one because of all of the food trucks and different stages. It was really enjoyable to be alone and still go dancing. So many people were there alone too so the vibe was perfect.
Can you tell us your top three highlights from ADE this year?
My top highlights were the important connections I made, meeting my Press team so that I could finally put faces to the emails, and that ending festival, ADE Hangover. Seriously, that final day at that festival was the perfect conclusion to the entire week.
Did you go to ADE with a specific goal in mind?
Yes, I wanted to set up meetings with certain people that were in the area I needed. I don’t want to go into much detail, but I do believe it was a success so far.
I think it inspired me to continue to make music and continue to perform. The scene is well alive, and I’ve been hustling at this for so long now and I believe I am very close to accomplishing what I want. I am going to definitely go each year as much as I can.
Can you describe what ADE is like to someone who has never been?
I think the most important thing there was networking, so I would say it’s a networking convention. There are so many things to learn too, but I think it depends on what the said person wants to get out of it. If you’re trying to grow as an Artist/Performer; networking is the most important part.
Following ADE, what do you have planned for the remainder of the year?
I just played one of the final huge shows on Halloween night a few days ago and it was legendary. The crowd was so big and I got to play my originals. I also got so much new media from my photo/video guys there. Already started posting it all on Instagram and I have so much more to go! I may have some smaller shows coming up here and there but I want to rest for the remainder of the year and focus on the connections I made there. I think something spectacular is going to happen in 2024 and I am manifesting it!
As we wrap up this interview with Meetch, we thank him for his time and, having promised an exciting 2024, eagerly anticipate what is next to come from the talented Producer and DJ!