INTRODUCING: SHELTER AMSTERDAM
Across the IJ river, at a stone’s throw from its historic city center, lies Shelter, a new Amsterdam haven for quality dance music.
Despite all the negativity surrounding club culture and nightlife these days, Amsterdam comes out even stronger than before, thanks to a group of like-minded individuals behind Shelter. Even with the city’s stellar dance music scene, one that only a few other cities possess, there is always space for improvement. Shelter is there to prove this statement and present a textbook example of how it’s done.
To provide a diverse clubbing experience that caters to the tastes of both young and old, an open-minded platform must be established, allowing local talent to interact with esteemed tastemakers from the international environment. Shelter’s forward-thinking approach to programming is an ode to taking risks, being successful and finding that extra nuance missing in a scene, as progressive as the one in Amsterdam.
Curating power of such magnitude is rare these days, even with clubs that have proper organizational structure and regular attendance. It comes as no surprise that rumors of an avant-garde space emerging in Amsterdam spread quickly and efficiently. Local crews such as VBX and local doctors such as San Proper already took shelter from the colder Dutch months. Although it is too early to talk of anything concrete, future is bound to bring some nice alliances, backed up by the club’s quality driven spirit.
After its four-day ADE adventure, which saw the likes of Moodymann, Jackmaster, Voices From The Lake, DJ Stingray, Legowelt, I-F and Tom Trago lined up, Shelter set off on its first official month’s program in November. During November and the following month, artists such as Sonja Moonear, DJ Bone, Craig Richards, Deetron, Rahaan, Funk D’Void, Kornél Kovács, Massimiliano Pagliara, Raresh, Ion Ludwig, Mathew Jonson, Ben Sims, Shlømo, Rolando will appear at the newly found club. Now that’s what we at DanceTrippin call a rainbow program!
See you downstairs, at the amazing Shelter!
(Photo credits: Khris Cowley)