Anyone who is really serious about making music has to, at some point, face the truth, to face the big question, the only one that truly counts: Are my tracks any good? And what better way to find out than by dropping your latest work into the Demolition Box, then coming along to the Demolition Panel on Saturday at ADE Sound Lab? Demolition is a panel of DJs, producers and music industry figures headed by legendary DJ Dave Clarke, who are ready to give you an honest appraisal of your work, and maybe even some tips as to how to improve what you're doing. So come on! Don't be shy. Drop your CD or USB stick in the Demolition Demo box! (any time between 11.00-16.00 at the registration desk at Brakke Grond). As Clarke says: “Although the title of the panel suggests explosive commentary you should see this as an opportunity to get support and great insight into your unsigned music by some of the top professionals in the field.''The rules are that all demo's must be unsigned/unreleased original material from the artist themselves. All entries must be clearly titled with the artist name and track title, plus email address/contact details. If more than one track is on the demo please clearly indicate which track we should play to the panel. Last but not least, to participate you must be in the room. Good luck!

In previous years we've welcomed Octave ONE, Goldfisg, B. Traits, Coco Cole, Joseph Capriati and Sander van Doorn. This year we are happy to have Kristin Velvet and Todd Terry to judge during the closing panel of ADE Sound Lab. More judges to be announced soon!

The winner gets:

3 Nights at W Barcelona Sound SuiteAbleton

Live 10 SUITE

ADE Pass 2020

KLM flight to Barcelona (CO2ZERO)

KRK Rokit RP5 G4


Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32

Pioneer DJ Toraiz Squid

Roland MC-707 Groovebox

Please bear in mind that ADE Sound Lab tickets receive priority access. In case there are still a few seats available ten minutes before the session, we will open the doors for ADE Card holders.

Conference FAQ

ADE's Conference program features multiple conference tracks and offers the ultimate business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, attracting music- and related industry professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers.

ADE Conference 2019 includes:
+ ADE Pro
+ ADE BeamLab
+ ADE Beats
+ ADE Green
+ ADE Sound Lab
+ ADE University

The main conference venue is the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. The other venues are within walking distance from the theatre. You can find all conference venues here. Please be aware that more venues will be added in the upcoming weeks.

All you have to do is to make sure you purchased a ticket for the conference. Both the ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass will gain you access to the full conference program including all tracks and ADE by Day program. Not interested in the full conference?

No problem, you can easily purchase conference tickets per track. Please scroll down at this page to find all of our conference tickets.

Please be aware that our program will be complete by September 1st; meaning that more panels will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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