ADE - don’t welcome sexism, remove Konstantin from the line-ups
We - women, dancers, DJs, writers, bookers, activists and music-lovers - are tired of sexism in the electronic music industry.

In this instance we want to address the multiple bookings of Konstantin during ADE: at the Giegling Showcase at Skatecafé, at Mediahaven (Circoloco x Loveland) and Het Sieraad (NGHTDVSN x Next Monday’s Hangover).

Konstantin’s explicit sexism has been documented in his Groove magazine interview, where he shares his belief that women are naturally worse DJs than men and are given too much support in the industry. See:

Overt sexism by male DJs makes the scene inaccessible and dangerous for women.

The industry, coming together at ADE, has an opportunity to directly address the issue of sexism through booking practice. One that is currently far from a 50/50 divide on line-ups and behind the scenes.

Sexism is not a problem exclusive to this DJ, nor to the Giegling crew. Yet, the fact that they have failed to adequately address his views, and have continued to stand by him, should be taken seriously by everyone in our community: bookers, agents, promoters, audiences and other DJs alike.

Therefore: Konstantin should not be playing during ADE.

Everyone has an opportunity to make their views on this matter explicit. Silence is complicity.

We stand with the intentions of the protestors at Fusion festival who actively resisted the ‘utopian’ festival allowing Konstantin to perform. If we are not heard or visible enough then we will make ourselves heard and visible.

Update: this open letter has received over 2000 signatures now, and we're unable to keep updating the names. We received a lot of feedback and have written some responses here:

We will be organising a panel/workshop during (but not with) ADE on Thursday 18th October at BAUT, Amsterdam to actively and collectively address how to move forward with situations like this, and no, Konstantin will not be speaking.

Co-signing in solidarity with us:

Jo Kali (Rewire Festival)
Helena Naeff
Sophia Seawell
Aura Lydon (Dance With Pride)
Suzan Yücel
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Jasmín Hoek (Noorderschip, De School)
Axmed Maxamed (Dance With Pride)
Shamiro van der Geld (Night Mayor of Amsterdam)
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Leendert Sonnevelt (Glamcult)
varg (Northern Electronics)
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Jordan Davidson
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Nina Burer
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Fallon Does (Rietlanden Women’s Office)
Tomas Derckx
Jim Fung (Z&Z)
Ruben Baart
xin (Subtext)
Niels van Loo
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Donelle Kosch
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Jon Davies (kepla)
Ushani Karunadasa (Met Andere Woorden)
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Alex Rigby (Calypso)
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Jay Duncan
Aeneas Panayiotou
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Charlie Clemoes
Nikki Hock
Laetitia Deering (Annex)
Arif (Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee )
ogerio Sitaldin
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Kat Young (music tech person)
William Mclean
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Olivia Leadbeater
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Bo Hanna (Journalist)
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Sam (worldwide FM)
Ros Lynch (Patrúin)
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Steven Feiler (Public Works SF)
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Harry Murdoch (Cherche Encore)
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Victoria Macdonnell (Musician)
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EJ Woodall (Semi Peppered)
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Hiromi Matsubara (Romy Mats | HigherFrequency/解体新書)
Heidi Lawden /DJ/Manager
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Nick Minieri (graphic artist)
Chad Beisner
Amad Ilyas (The Global Club)
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Alex Bond (Beyond/Below)
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Lara Rix-Martin (Planet Mu/Objects Ltd)
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Stephen McEvoy (tuuun / FLUF)
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Michael Johnson (BAARD)
Dan Hobbs (Nocturne)
Pär Grindvik
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Dean Muhsin (Bear.Management)
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Margaret O’Sullivan (Femmepop)
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Alexandra V. (Welia)
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Yoren Lausberg (goes to clubs sometimes)
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Daan de Wit (LAB111)
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Melissandre Coudray-Naud
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