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 demos 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 and access to the Sound Suit studio at W Barcelona
Sound Suite Ableton
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's 2020 venues will soon be announced!

All you have to do is to make sure you purchase an ADE Pro pass. This ticket will grant you access to the full conference program including all conference tracks and arts & culture program.

If you do not wish to attend the full conference, we also offer single sub-conference tickets (available soon).