Amsterdam’s De School announces its final line-ups

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Amsterdam-based nightclub De School has released its final monthly programme, with the venue set to shut for good in January 2024 when its lease runs out.

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The final month features an Amsterdub weekender, an Ampfeminine and Femme Bass Mafia curated night, a Timedance takeover, and four tussenin parties.

King Shiloh Sound System’s legendary Amsterdub takeover for December 2 and 3 will feature the likes of Aba Shanti-I, Beatrice M, DJ Storm, Mala and Lidj Shiloh, while the Timedance takeover on December 15 includes sets from label boss Batu, Jasmín, Metrist, Néna, re:ni and live performances from Bruce and Giant Swan.

The tussenin party series will bridge the gap between Christmas and New Years, inviting mad miran, Palms Trax, Paramida, Suze Ijó, VTSS and a four-way b2b between Blasha & Allat, Steffi and Virginia across its four parties on December 27, 28, 29 and 30.

The fun doesn’t stop there, with the rest of De School’s December featuring Aleksi Perälä, dBridge, DVS1, Ehua, plus its last Het Weekend marathon party with Call Super, Move D, Peach, Rrose, Sally C and Shy One all lined up. The clubbing institution’s New Year’s parties remain, as of yet, unannounced.

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The venue opened in January 2016. Converted from a technical school to a nightclub, concert venue, restaurant, cafe, exhibition space and a gym, De School has a 24-hour license and is open seven days a week. The 700-capacity nightclub is located in what would have been the school’s bicycle storage area, with its programming celebrated for spotlighting local DJs by providing opportunities for extended set.

De School shut in 2020 as a result of the COVID pandemic and allegations of racial injustice and sexual misconduct. In response, the club issued a live podcast from the venue where the owner, Jochem Dornbusch, and members of the senior team participated in the “Taking Responsibility” panel discussion, moderated by Souhayla Ou-Omar.

Following on from the podcast, the Amsterdam club further addressed the allegations by updating its code of conduct before its reopening weekend in August 2022, stating “we do not condone aggression, assault, discrimination, exclusion, harassment, and/or physical or verbal violence such as (but not limited to)” albeism, antisemitism, (body)shaming, bullying, intimidation, islamophobia, racism, queerphobia, sexism, sexual misconduct and/or transphobia.”

Read De School’s full programming for its final month below.

Tibor Heskett is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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