Our mission is to provide the global electronic dance music industry new and exciting talent from AMSterdam and beyond. Regarding our exclusive roster we guide talent to the next level, always interested to push bounderies and bring exciting artists to new countries are the world and have our Dutch and foreign artists grow globally.
AMS Bookings is a boutique talent agency and started in 1999 with AMSterdam based DJ's and LIVE acts. Since the millenium AMS Bookings has put extra focus on the Asian continent, booking and touring the AMS artists in China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South-Korea, Thailand, Vietnam. Just to name a few countries where our artists perform. Therefor AMS launched AMSbookings.ASIA to service Asian clubs and festivals with the best talents from the continent of Europe and Asia. In chronological time order the AMS roster:
The first DJ who joined AMS Bookings in 1999 is Dutch and AMSterdam based DJ, producer, composer and musician Mason. Starting off playing vinyl ánd playing electronic violin made him the first global DJ bringing this unique combination around the world. With a #1 hit in UK under his belt, signed by AMSterdam Publishing, Mason started to continue releasing records on worlds finest labels like Island Records, Defected, Skint as well running his own boutique label Animal Language.
Next to the new breed of Dutch talents in The Netherlands, neighbour country Belgium is renowned for it's musical taste and pushing exciting new music genres forward. When AMS Bookings signed Dr. Lektroluv, he already passed a decade of succesful shows. First as techno DJ and later on as the mytic artist bringing a new genre to the forefront in disguise as the doctor who loves elektro. Although the genre is not as hot as it used to be, its timeless music and fans from every corner still go nuts when feeling the energy of the sound once the green masked doctor appears on stage and blows the roof off with obscure tracks and instant classics that only he can bring best.
Overseas in the beautiful continent of Asia, AMS Bookings discovered Nakadia in 2008. Based on the little island of Samui in Thailand, Nakadia flew out to the world and by now already played in 66+ countries. When she found out that techno gives her the most satisfaction that fits here positive and loving energy when on stage, she got embraced quickly and invited to play amongst the most legendary DJ's in the current techno scene of today. Being signed to Reinier Zonneveld's Filth On Acid label, Carl Cox' Intech label and John Digweed's Bedrock label, Nakadia has now showed her ambitions as producer. And this is only just a start. Getting warmed up for so much more to come.
Before techno became the big next thing, AMS Bookings signed Dutch LIVE act and DJ Kamara, based in the raw city of Arnhem. From heavy repetitive techno with ethnic undertones, to a more melodic yet driving tech house sound, their musical path comes from the inspiration they get from the many different musical cultures they incorporate into their tracks, which got signed to labels like Tronic, Sudbeat, Voltage Musique, Bush, Natura Viva, Proton.
JASMINE LI / SILVERLINING
It was on China Pavilion when AMSbookings.ASIA discovered the extremely talented female DJ, producer, musician and club owner Jasmine Li from Shanghai. She had all what it takes to be an alround artist: exciting new music, solid stage performance, positive and energetic attitude and 12 years of playing her chinese pipa instrument, which brings on a very unique sound that she blends into her tracks and live sets with silverlining, that she runs with the New Yorkian DJ, producer and label owner Ebar.
The final signing in 2019 is Blake Baxter, Detroit house and techno pionieer with a reputation for producing steamy, deep, whispering electronic music productions who has been releasing music on relevant labels since mid 80s and runs a full analogue live act. Over the past decades Blake Baxter has been realizing his love for the house sound and classic dance music that he decided to try to introduce a fusion of the two releasing techno hard edge beats with his soft vocals style and disko samples introducing a techy house style that's blended with a very danceble twist.
THE ULTIMATE THRILLER
A non-dance act that AMS Bookings represents exclusively is The Ultimate Thriller (TUT). It's The Ultimate Tribute to Michael Jackson globally THE Michael Jackson LIVE Concert Experience Tribute. Having Michael Jackson passed away on 25th of June 2009, TUT continues his legacy to remember Michaels unforgetable LIVE concerts touring worldwide to provide the fans the music, the soul & spirit of MJ on stage for an never to forget 2,5 hours show.
Since the early beginning AMS Bookings is yearly present at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), worlds leading club-festival and electronic music conference with over 2500 artists performing in 140 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces. In 2018 the festival welcomed 400,000 festival visitors from over 100 countries. Once AMS Bookings started to focus on Asia since the 2000s, we invited our network of Asian festival, club and label owners, event promoters and DJ's to speak or moderate the Asian panels on ADE and share their knowledge of their market. Once AMS Bookings started to organise network and dance events on ADE with full focus on Asia, Asian talent became to get global attention and recognition once they performed on stage in Amsterdam. In 2016 AMSbookings.ASIA was involved as one of the initiators of China Pavilion at ADE and hosted 10+ of China's hottest DJ's and LIVE acts in the underground venue of VLLA. Years after this unique event grew bigger and bigger and showcased many more Chinese talents in the Vondel CS venue with multiple area's for day panels and night events. In 2017 AMSbookings.ASIA hold several networking and dance events with focus on Asia and showcased Taiwanese talents in Cinetol, Chinese talents in De Bajes, Indonesian talent in VLLA as well having Nakadia running her own event inviting SE Asian talents from Malaysia, Singapore and further. In 2018 AMSbookings.ASIA put a spotlight on South-Korea, one of the most dynamic, technically advanced and productive music markets in the world right now. Organising 5 panels with interesting topics and speakers on their current music market in venue De Balie.
AMSTERDAM MUSIC SOCIETY
Amsterdam Music Society can be your guide into this worldwide dance industry, assisting you with trading music, touring, pitching toplines, signing record deals and so much more. We can help you enter the Asian music market as well, which is one of our key territories.