New chapter in electronic dance music

The new project by Duncan Stutterheim, founder of Amsterdam-based ID&T, has already received international attention. Located in a former warehouse in Amsterdam, Nachtlab serves as a home to independent media, music and event companies. It’s a place for progressive and creative minds to produce music, media and live experiences around the clock. The Dutch newspaper Het Parool has  already taken a sneak peek to write an article about the project. And HYTE, a Berlin-based organisation hosting dance events all over the world, is planning to host several events with international DJs on Nachtlab’s premises. In an interview with  DJBroadcast (in Dutch), HYTE’s Jaap Mutsaers praises the project and names Amsterdam as one of the trend-setting cities in the electronic dance music scene. Fun fact: 20 years ago, the warehouse that now houses Nachtlab was the home base of Multigroove, one of the first organisations to throw house parties in Amsterdam. Multigroove played an important role in the development of electronic dance music. 

Creating promising creative collaborations 

The opening of Nachtlab reflects the significant role the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has played in the commercialisation of what was once a subculture. Today, the electronic dance industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the experience economy. Creatives and agencies in various fields are located under the same roof at Nachtlab, so contact and interaction can be expected. Some of the residents are Boompje studio (a multi-disciplinary design studio), WeDigital (a new media marketing agency) and the DJs Eelke Kleijn and Anton Pieete. A complete overview of all of Nachtlab’s companies and artists can be found here.