Repulsive - (6:14) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sky's Blessings - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
Heaven's Archer - (5:42) 132 BPM
Played by: Wesley Matsell, Coni
Review: Its been a landmark year for Joey Anderson with a succession of superb 12" releases and V/A appearances for labels such as Latency, Anunnaki Cartel, Syncrophone, Avenue 66 and his own Inimeg recordings all demonstrating the New Jersey-based producer's reputation is well deserved. This release provides as taste of his year to come, as he graces Dekmantel with this excellent 3 track EP ahead of a debut album for the Dutch label planned for some time in 2014. Deep beneath the frazzled, pixelated synth of lead track "Repulsive" there's a haunting quality that informs so much of Anderson's work, yet it still feels immediate enough to be the track that many selectors will gravitate towards. "Sky's Blessing" acts as an introspective wedge between the classic B-Side in the making that is the hypnotically charged "Heaven's Archer".
DKMNTL 015
13 Jan 14
Deep House
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1974 - (10:27) 126 BPM
   
Under Water - (5:11) 124 BPM
   
Back Draft - (5:06) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: You could hardly say that Joey Anderson's 2014 debut album, After Forever, was overlooked, but it certainly didn't get the coverage it deserved. The New Jersey native is a distinctive talent, and After Forever was full of tracks that took deep house and techno in unique directions. This speedy follow-up EP, also for Dekmantel, is similarly impressive. Opener "1974" is intensely bright, with restless synthesizer arpeggios and dreamy chords riding a heavy-but-subtle, off-kilter groove. "Under Water" is woozier and a little darker, with curious samples twisted into melodious metallic shapes, while "Back Draft" sees Anderson dropping sci-fi sounds over a throbbing, jacking rhythm.
DKMNTL 023
02 Mar 15
Techno
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Space Between Curtains - (3:54) 120 BPM
   
It's A Choice - (5:46) 113 BPM
   
Space Colors Ideas - (4:06) 129 BPM
   
Maidens Response - (6:50) 124 BPM
   
Sorcery - (8:20) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Amp Me Up - (6:18) 126 BPM
   
Keep The Design - (5:40) 120 BPM
   
Brass Chest Plate - (6:33) 130 BPM
   
Archer's Ceremony - (6:43) 116 BPM
   
Sky's Blessings - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
Heaven's Archer - (5:42) 132 BPM
Review: Finally the debut album from Joey Anderson arrives after what seems like forever (if you'll excuse the pun). After Forever demonstrates Anderson's dedication to beat his own path, with plenty of mind bending moments to contend with. Highlights come thick and fast, "Space Colors Ideas" is a wondrous cascade of scatty bass synth and celestial sweeps, whilst the suitably named "Sorcery" melds together palpitating, subliminal kicks, a light dusting of hats, some loping Rhodes and complimentary synth notes. After Forever is destined to remain in the playlists of the more considered selectors for years to come.
DKMNTL 017
02 Jun 14
Techno
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Cold Steel - (2:41) 95 BPM
   
Murky Waters - (5:48) 121 BPM
   
Explode - (5:17) 125 BPM
   
Momentum - (5:27) 130 BPM
   
Infrared Vision - (5:12) 133 BPM
   
Bizarre (Part 2) - (4:23) 132 BPM
   
Spell On Me - (2:25) 110 BPM
   
The Chant - (4:36) 132 BPM
   
Zenith - (4:33) 101 BPM
   
So Alive - (6:09) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: New Yorker Anthony Parasole has been responsible for some of the most distinctive techno music of the past five years. Releasing mainly on The Corner, Dutch festival organisers Dekmantel have coaxed him to put out his debut album on their label. Infrared Vision builds gradually and incrementally, like one of Parasole's mesmerising DJ sets. It starst with the murky abstractions of
"Cold Steel" before moving into the deep house of "Murky Waters" and the skeletal drum tracks, "Explode" and "Momentum". The tempo and intensity levels ramp up on the dubby, bleep-heavy title track, while "Bizarre (Part 2)" rave influences are recycled. While "Spell On Me" sees him take a break with an ambient interlude, "The Chant", with its repetitive vocal sample and fat drums, shows that Parasole is most at home on the dance floor.
DKMNTLUFO 4
03 Apr 17
Techno
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Azrael (feat Darling) - (7:03) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Positive Negative - (8:35) 124 BPM
   
This Is When We Met - (6:33) 123 BPM
   
Hooli Goose - (7:44) 133 BPM
   
Why Don't You - (5:13) 79 BPM
   
Ride The Dragon - (6:38) 129 BPM
   
Thick (feat Dexter) - (5:58) 128 BPM
   
Happy Bird - (2:04) 123 BPM
   
Gargamelancholia - (9:10) 120 BPM
Review: Steven de Peven is Amsterdamer Awanto 3, a staple of local imprints Rush Hour and Dekmantel since 2010 (not to mention moonlighting as Red Nose District) who presents his new LP Gargamel, This is his second full length since 2014's Opel Mantra. Starting off this great EP is the single "Azrael" which features usual studio partner Darling on this deep nu-disco cut, as does the booming and lo-slung bass exercise "Hooli Goose". Our personal highlights were the spooky, rusty and dusted down jack of "This Is When We Met" (which will really remind you of that notorious villain from the Smurfs that the album is named after) or the deep and minimal electro groove of "Thick" which features another local legend in the form of Klakson's inimitable Dexter. Awanto 3 likes his samples vibrant, his drums wobbly and his synths sweaty as a Detroit summer breeze. The MPC wizard returns!
DKMNTL 042
10 Apr 17
Deep House
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Awanto3 - "Pregnant" - (12:43) 114 BPM
   
Makam - "Good To You" - (4:25) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lone - "Risttowe" - (4:29)
Review: Dekmantel commence their fifth anniversary series with a weighty three-track offering. Awanto3 serves up a roaming 12 minutes of understated groove for the slow blend, employing a moody key line and punchy disco beat to ride out in a haze of warm-up bliss. Makam is a little more in yer face, taking a classic funk sound base to create a masterclass in feeling good without trying too hard. Lone brings his own inimitable style to bear on "Risttowe", full of electronica synth warbles and jacking beats yet still ploughing the same delirious, dreamy furrow that so much Dekmantel output manages to wind up in.
DKMNTL AS-52
13 Jan 12
Deep House
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We All Want To Believe - (7:36) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Without Fears - (6:49) 130 BPM
   
Landlocked - (6:20) 160 BPM
   
The Rift Between - (6:00) 132 BPM
   
Until The End Comes - (4:49) 83 BPM
   
Temptress - (6:58) 128 BPM
   
Unwavered - (7:48) 127 BPM
   
Restless In Thought - (5:42) 160 BPM
   
Fate In Hand - (6:11) 124 BPM
   
Under The Same Sky - (6:00) 129 BPM
Review: There's been a fair bit of hype surrounding this second album from Stuart Li under his now familiar Basic Soul Unit guise, and it's not hard to see why. Dropping on Dekmantel some three years on from his Still Music released debut album Motional Response, Under The Same Sky revels in its' instinctively atmospheric and floor-friendly blend of classic Detroit, Chicago and - more surprisingly - British techno influences. As usual, the chords are deep and spacey, the melodies bold and shimmering, and the beats rough and ready. The results are splendid from start to finish, with the early LFO-influenced smasher "Fate In Hand", thunderous "Temptress" and sci-fi brilliance of "We All Want To Believe" amongst the numerous highlights.
DKMNTL 028
23 Nov 15
Techno
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Leo/Mirjam - (4:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Leo/ Mirjam (Legowelt remix) - (7:00) 143 BPM
DKMNTL 057
20 Apr 18
Deep House
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24x33 - (5:28) 98 BPM
   
Smerig Eiland - (4:20) 105 BPM
   
De Rust Die Je Zocht - (5:16) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Renaat Egypte - (5:24) 117 BPM
   
Verminkte Toekan - (4:47) 120 BPM
   
Troostprijs - (2:41) 155 BPM
   
Skytronic Cola - (6:14) 110 BPM
   
Nintendo Pantera - (4:27) 109 BPM
   
Leo/ Mirjam - (4:24) 120 BPM
   
Achter Het Zwembad - (4:26) 124 BPM
   
Lisanne Landal - (4:34) 118 BPM
   
Eindleader Videonet - (2:23) 96 BPM
Review: The work of Dutch producers Betonkust and Palmbomen II, Center Parcs was recorded in an ageing holiday park, from whence its name is derived. Like the slowly decaying surroundings that became the pair's de facto studio, there is a degraded sensibility throughout Parcs. It starts with the dreamy, frazzled "24 x 33" and "Smerig Eiland" and continues on the easy listening "De rust die Je Zocht". There is also a slightly more sinister edge to the album, audible on the pair's exploration of raw techno on "Renaat Egypte" as well as the warped acid of "Skytronic Cola". But overall, a longing for better times and the faded glory of their surroundings win through, audible on the serene "Troostprijs" and the blissed out "Nintendo Pantera".
DKMNTL 058
21 May 18
Techno
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Bart Is Alone Again - (6:12) 120 BPM
   
Underground Dance Floor - (5:43) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Working In The Attic - (4:35) 134 BPM
   
Bart's Jam - (5:09) 128 BPM
   
Rejected Demo Tape - (3:38) 111 BPM
   
A Series Of Bad Decisions - (5:21) 116 BPM
Review: Dutchmen Betonkust and Palmbomen II are back on local institution Dekmantel, following up last year's well received Center Parcs LP - which was recorded in the bunker of an abandoned theme park. The retro, grainy and lo-fi qualities that characterise each others work is evident again here on Parallel B EP. This time recorded in a bungalow somewhere in the Dutch countryside, it finds a distinct middle ground between Kal Hugo's lo-fi classic house aesthetics and Swiere Westveen's taste for gritty electro, acid and Italo sounds. It pays fictional homage to a now deceased famous TV star, who instead on working on the screen, took up a new direction in making music.
DKMNTL 062
14 Jan 19
Electro
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Mas Profundo - (6:12) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tropicaovas - (5:50) 80 BPM
   
Selva Casmica - (5:36) 83 BPM
   
Plantas Falsas - (6:13) 109 BPM
DKMNTL 049
30 Jun 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sirocco - (3:55) 81 BPM
   
Hermes - (5:29) 50 BPM
   
Sirocco (Club version) - (5:13) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Maria's Holiday - (6:20) 58 BPM
DKMNTL 059
25 Jun 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Peace Moves (original mix) - (6:33) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Peace Moves (DJ Normal 4 Ever Armistice mix) - (7:56) 119 BPM
   
Peace Moves (Pulse mix) - (9:31) 111 BPM
   
Graffiti Moves - (5:14) 116 BPM
Played by: DJ Mau Mau, Jad & The
Review: Salon Des Amateurs' Bufiman makes his Dekmantel debut with two left-of-centre, broken beat mind-melters. "Peace Moves" is a lo-fi, almost sludgy dive into a synth swamp where flurries of cosmic synth licks swoon and tease above your heard. "Graffiti Moves" takes an even trippier twist over a similarly low-and-slow drum arrangement but with added sparkling percussion. Throw in two cutlass-sharp versions of and you've got yourself a watertight declaration of peace. Absurdly on-point as always from Dekmantel.
DKMNTL 051
07 Jul 17
Deep House
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Galaxy - (5:54) 108 BPM
   
Sara Sara - (6:37) 125 BPM
   
Hoolock Rock - (7:12) 122 BPM
   
Blow Your Head - (8:14) 115 BPM
   
Pantasy - (13:22) 115 BPM
   
News From The Treetops - (6:44) 50 BPM
   
Langsam Aber Slowly/I Think I Got It Under Control Now/Well, Traumhaft - (11:55) 138 BPM
   
Coolness - (6:24) 50 BPM
   
Apo-Calypso - (8:52) 116 BPM
   
Rave The Forest - (5:53) 122 BPM
Review: Jan Schulte aka Bufiman drops his debut album on Dekmantel, and it's a thing of cosmic beauty. There's the odd ball groove of "Galaxy", on "Sara Sara", he tackles electronic boogie with great flair and "Hoolock Rock" is a superb slice of spaced out disco. However, Schulte's project is not just concerned with revisiting existing styles, and he seems to be just as content when teasing out weird and wonderful new hybrids. These are articulated most impressively on the frazzled acid and steely drums of "Blow Your Mind", the dreamy down tempo drums and tropical sounds of "News From The Treetops" and the sludgy electro funk on "Langsam Aber Slowly".
DKMNTL 074
20 Jan 20
Electro
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Bufiman - "Hymn To The Moonface" (Break mix) - (9:21) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "Onrust Bij Tihange" - (4:59) 59 BPM
   
Space Dimension Controller - "Hindsight '92" - (5:02) 120 BPM
   
Lena Willikens - "Neue Obakel" - (6:26) 126 BPM
Review: Aside from hosting a pretty spectacular line-up each and every June in the Amsterdam area, Dekmantel also know how to lay down some hard dance tunes and, since their inception, they have been a pillar to the modern house and techno spectrum. This series of releases marks ten years of activity from the Dutch crew, and they certainly know how to celebrate in style - Bufiman's opening "Hymn To The Moonface" is a stunning slice of progressive sci-fi rolling, Betonkust and Palbomen II's number is sleek and tech-minded, while Scotland's Space Dimension Controller rolls through with some spectacularly cinematic electro-tech, and Lena Willikens' appearance is marked by raucous bass tones and sharp-edged beats. BIG.
DKMNTL 10YEARS09
23 Feb 18
Coldwave/Synth
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Burnt Friedman - "Monsun" - (8:10) 93 BPM
   
Ectomorph - "Edge Of" - (5:45) 120 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Neon Swing" - (7:40) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fatima Yamaha - "Platforms" (Empty version) - (5:18) 146 BPM
Review: When it comes to celebrating their tenth year in business, no one could accuse Dekmantel of doing it in half measures. For this, the fifth instalment of their 10 Years series, they have recruited well-known faces alongside some surprise appearances. German dub producer Burnt Friedman delivers "Monsun", a high-paced, heavily filtered workout that cruises along at break neck speed. By contrast, "Edge Of", from Detroit producer Ectomorph, is a model of restraint, following a dubby groove that ebbs and flows to the sound of spaced out textures and a lurching bass. Dekmantel regulars Juju & Jordash drop the uptempo, jazzed out house of "Neon Swing", while helping to blow out the birthday candles is Fatima Yamaha, with the sultry keys and synths of "Platforms (Empty Version)".
DKMNTL 10YEARS05
08 Sep 17
Techno
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Nervous Sex Traffic - (9:02) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mount Grace - (5:54) 123 BPM
Played by: Resident Advisor
Review: Call Super first met the Dekmantel crew last year, one of many high profile DJs to play their summer festival in Amsterdam and it wasn't long before the esteemed Dutch imprint asked him to supply them with an EP. Impressively, Nervous Sex Traffic is one of his strongest 12" singles to date - no mean feat given his track record - with the title track, in particular, delivering thrills in spades. Stretching out over nine mesmerizing minutes, it overlays snappy, analogue-sounding beats and cowbell hits with alien bleep melodies, synthesized horn stabs, rich bass, and pads that recall Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls". It's a melodious, eyes-closed treat, all told. "Mount Grace" sees a deeper, more metallic affair that draws inspiration from vintage Detroit techno, blissful electro, and the morning-after confusion of ambient house.
DKMNTL 033
25 Apr 16
Deep House
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Call Super - "Fluenka Spoke" - (9:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shanti Celeste - "Hinoki" - (7:08) 134 BPM
Played by: Honey Soundsystem
Review: This release is the second in a series of ten records that Dutch label and festival promoters extraordinaire Dekmantel has planned for 2017 to celebrate its first decade in business. Call Super's "Fluenka Spoke" is an understated affair; over a stripped back, clicky groove, the UK producer adds in whirrs and ticks, birdsong and tropical effects. It makes for a heady affair. On the flipside, Dekmantel have tapped Shanti Celeste and her contribution, "Hinoki", doesn't disappoint. Over a rolling, rickety rhythm, she adds in beautiful, billowing chords and breathy vocal samples - an intoxicating vision of Detroit techno, routed through Bristol and interpreted in great style.
DKMNTL 10YEARS02
14 Apr 17
Techno
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Pillow Peace (original mix) - (6:55) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pillow Peace (Andet mix) - (5:13) 120 BPM
Review: Renowned alias collector Natal Zaks has largely impressed since transferring to Dekmantel last year via the two-part Political Dance release. "Pillow Peace", his return to the esteemed Dutch imprint, is something of a fluttering, sun-kissed summer treat. While the beats are typically solid and the bassline warm and heavy, it's the melodious musical elements he layers on top - think sparkling synth lines, lilting new age motifs and tactile chords - that really catch the ear. Fittingly, those undulating, synthesizer heavy, new age influences are explored further on the flip, where Zaks joins forces with Young Marco as Andet to deliver a blissful, head-in-the-clouds interpretation.
DKMNTL 048
02 Jun 17
Deep House
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Keep Love On Me - (6:18) 122 BPM
   
Body Issue - (8:48) 123 BPM
   
Tube Life - (5:47) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
This Is Hand - (5:17) 123 BPM
   
Longest Way Between Two Points - (4:34) 158 BPM
Played by: Young Adults
Review: Man of many pseudonyms Natal Zaks brings his Central project to Dekmantel, with the first of a series of EPs entitled Political Dance. It's an expansive affair, with the Danish producer delivering a quintet of tracks that meld distinctive Detroit techno, early US deep house, broken beat and deep space ambient influences into attractive new shapes. Highlights abound, from the rolling, loved-up grooves of the starry "Keep Love On Me", and Motor City deep house shuffle of "Body Issue", to the horizontal bliss of "Longest Way Between Two Points", and tech-jazz swing of standout "This Is Hand". Impressive stuff, all told.
DKMNTL 034
20 May 16
Deep House
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Convenient Departures - (7:34) 118 BPM
   
Detour King - (7:09) 120 BPM
   
Political Dance - (7:31) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
H Ain't Nothing But A Number - (7:40) 122 BPM
Review: Natal Zaks is a talented chap. To date, he's released a large amount of very good material, under numerous pseudonyms, for a wide variety of labels. Here he returns to Dekmantel with the second part of the Political Dance series, under the now familiar Central guise. Just like its' predecessor, it's a deliciously positive, melodious and atmospheric affair. The brilliant "Detour King" sounds like Space Dimension Controller, Vincent Floyd and Boyd Jarvis jamming on Mars, while "Political Dance" is a deliciously loved-up journey into early New Jersey deep house, with some distinctively spacey flourishes to boot. Zaks also doffs a cap to ambient house era intelligent techno on the luscious "Convenient Departures".
DKMNTL 035
20 May 16
Deep House
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DJ Slym Fas - "Luv Music" - (5:57) 123 BPM
   
House Of Jazz - "Hold Your Head Up" - (5:29) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Raphael Green - "Don't Mess With The Devil" - (4:13) 105 BPM
   
Bill Deal & The Rhondels - "Freak N Freeze" - (4:08) 133 BPM
DKMNTLSLCTRS 001
05 Aug 16
Deep House
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Donato Dozzy & Peter Van Hoesen - "Storta" - (5:54) 127 BPM
   
Deniro - "Serval" - (7:56) 128 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Sexual Frustration" - (6:02) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Talismann - "Aciano" - (7:25) 138 BPM
Played by: Renergy
Review: The ongoing celebration this year of Dekmental's tenth anniversary has already yielded a series of interesting split EPs and the eight instalment is no exception. It starts with Peter Van Hoesen and Donato Dozzy's "Storta". Over a sliding, distended rhythm, the techno duo conjure up cinematic sound scapes. In stark contrast is Matrixxman's "Sexual Frustration", which draws on classic Midwest techno to deliver pneumatic kicks and wild acid tones. Deniro's "Serval" sees another shift in style, but remains in the same geographical space as Matrixxman; combing atmospheric synths with powerful bass tones, it sounds like the lost connection between Patrice Scott and Kenny Larkin. The droning, discordant techno of Talismann's "Aciano" completes the latest Dekmantel celebration.
DKMNTL10YEARS 08
01 Dec 17
Techno
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Bay 25 - (5:23) 129 BPM
   
Living Up (original mix) - (7:34) 126 BPM
   
Living Up (Gesloten Cirkel remix) - (7:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: With a debut LP from Joey Anderson and more Juju & Jordash material on the horizon, 2014 looks like being another interesting year for the Dekmantel label, and they kick off in style with a label debut for Mark Du Mosch. For those who don't know, Du Mosch is a regular contributor to a like-minded enclave of labels, racking up excellent 12"s for Lunar Disko, Tabernacle, Cyber Dance and Dutch labels Field, SD and Moustache Records. Having added some heritage to the fledgling Amsterdam operation Tape last year, Du Mosch adds a more established capital-based outlet to his discography with the Bay 25 EP. Contained within are two snapshots of Du Mosch's production palette with the rough and rugged Rotterdam squat techno of the title track complemented by the deeper burn of "Living It Up". An added bonus comes in the form of Du Mosch's Moustache Techno pal Gesloten Cirkel who also makes his Dekmantel bow with a typically haywire modification of "Bay 25".
DKMNTL 014
03 Feb 14
Techno
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The Screen - (6:52) 138 BPM
   
Hit The Road - (5:27) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Trials Of Love - (7:05) 131 BPM
   
Slow Motion Disaster - (6:21) 131 BPM
DKMNTL 025
01 Jun 15
Electro
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Time Is The Longest Distance - (6:30) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Time Is The Longest Distance (Ali Bobo & Shelter remix) - (5:00) 95 BPM
   
Sea Snakes - (7:00) 144 BPM
   
Sea Snakes (HAJJ & Lastrack remix) - (4:31) 144 BPM
Review: Isabelle Maitre aka Epsilove follows her 2017 debut on Dekmantel with this weird and wonderful EP. "Time Is The Longest Distance" is a mid-tempo affair that warbles to the sound of cosmic synths, hushed vocals and slow, dubbed out drums. It makes for a wonderfully woozy piece. On "Sea Snakes", Maitre picks up the pace to deliver a rickety electro track that resounds to stop-start drums and deep acid lines. Dekmantel has also commissioned remixes of this singular artist; Ali Bobo & Shelter turn "Time..." into a teased out groove, while on their version of "Sea Snakes", HAJJ & Lastrack deliver a glitchy, stripped back techno stepper, replete with cosmic keys.
DKMNTL 071
18 Oct 19
Techno
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Blast (feat Narch Beats & Pendo Zawose) - (5:04) 108 BPM
   
Rift Valley (feat Abakisimba) - (5:22) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rent-A-Disc - (6:26) 125 BPM
Played by: Jimpster, Alkalino
Review: Recently, Esa Williams has done a good job in stepping out of the shadow of regular Auntie Flo collaborator Brian D'Souza. Here he furthers his solo career via a fine EP on much-loved Dutch imprint Dekmantel. He begins with the deliciously angular and fuzzy "Blast", a joint production with Notch Beats that wraps Pendo Zawose's exotic, drifting vocals around razy sharp electronic motifs and shuffling, 108 BPM afro-house beats. Kenyan vocalist Abakisimba lends a hand on the warm and fluid East African deep house lusciousness of "Rift Valley", before Williams rounds things off via the house tempo Detroit techno positivity of "Rent-a-Disc".
DKMNTL 047
26 May 17
Deep House
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Araya - (5:58) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Piayes Beach Bar And Grill - (4:48) 122 BPM
   
Romantic Bureaucracy - (4:21) 111 BPM
Played by: Alkalino, Enzo Elia
Review: When Bas Bron agreed to re-release his track "What's A Girl To Do?' on Dekmantel in 2015, he could not have imagined the success and acclaim it would go on to enjoy. Then the Dutch producer faced a fresh dilemma - how to make a suitable follow-up. He seems to have overcome this hurdle with Arava. While the title track's soaring bass and sun-kissed melodies are tailored made for festivals and big rooms, the real Fatima Yamaha sound is audible on the laid-back electro funk of "Piayes Beach Bar And Grill", while another slow-burning classic is audible on the easy-listening electronics of "Romantic Bureaucracy".
DKMNTL 046
06 Feb 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Worlds Above - (2:42) 100 BPM
   
The Very Strange - (6:56) 63 BPM
   
The Very Strange (Part 2) - (4:29) 63 BPM
   
Oriental Dragon (feat Magda) - (6:42) 90 BPM
   
Shinkansen - (8:03) 63 BPM
   
Space Time Continuum - (4:13) 64 BPM
   
Attack Of The Omnibots - (5:42) 65 BPM
   
An Evil Charm (Where Is The Forest) - (10:05) 65 BPM
   
A Box Full Of Magic - (5:32) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Computerized - (6:44) 65 BPM
   
A Sunrise On The Front - (7:54) 72 BPM
DKMNTL 070
11 Oct 19
Experimental/Electronic
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Dance In Retrograde - (9:21) 124 BPM
   
Re-Fingered With Love - (8:56) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Dutch Dance dominators Dekmantel have collaborated with high street fashion brand Patta on the impressive Dkmntl X Patta series (featuring the likes of Tom Trago and Fatima Yamaha). The eighth instalment features work by Baltimore music legend GE-OLOGY. Known for his success in the 90s hip-hop world, this guy is also a seasoned house producer too. Here we get "Dance In Retrograde", a charming hybrid of light and fluffy 2nd wave Chicago house, Ron Trent style Detroit rhythms and retro boogie. We also have "Re-Fingered With Love" which is a warm and luxuriant deep jam that comes across like a Latin disco take on Good Life.
DKMNTLXPATTA 08
31 Jul 17
Techno
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Gigi Masin - "Maja" - (10:49) 116 BPM
   
Vakula - "Robot Fuck The System" - (6:45) 125 BPM
   
Roman Flugel - "Mice On Stick" - (6:40) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The first release in the Dekmantel 10 Year Anniversary releases sees Venetian ambient don Gigi Masin make his debut for the label with the totally sublime and drifting jazz deconstruction heard on "Maja", while Ukrainian wunderkind Vakula keeps on with his recent deviations into techno and other forms of underground electronics on "Fuck The Robot System" which as the name may suggest is quite an electro tinged and futuristic groove full of snappy 808 beats, vocoded vocals and rusty vintage arpeggios. Finally, the man from Frankfurt Roman Flugel works his magic as always on the stripped and minimal deep house journey "Mice On A Stick" which is full of soothing bell textures, dusty drum patterns and dreamy melodies all working together great on this dramatic slow burner.
DKMNTL 10YEARS 01
24 Mar 17
Minimal/Tech House
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XUP - (8:55) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Vast - (6:25) 160 BPM
   
Tryptch - (4:08) 125 BPM
   
Shadow Play - (3:44) 120 BPM
Played by: S-File
DKMNTLUFO 6
11 Nov 16
Techno
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Hundred20 - "The Whale Minke Congregration" - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hunee - "The Lowest Animal" - (7:35) 120 BPM
Played by: Roberto Rodriguez
Review: It's been five years since the launch of Amsterdam's Dekmantel parties, and three since the label sprang into life. To celebrate, they're putting out three Anniversary Series singles featuring tracks from roster artists and likeminded friends. This second instalment in the series features a track apiece from Hundred20 and Hunee. The latter is in fine form, delivering an off-kilter analogue deep house jam that harks back to the glory days of Mr Fingers and Virgo Four. Hundred20's bizarrely titled "The Whale Mink Congregation" also has a touch of the Larry Heard about it, offering a heady mix of deep chords, clattering 808 percussion and languid melodies.
DKMNTL AS 53
21 Feb 12
Deep House
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The Drip (feat Sophie Du Palais) - (5:59) 100 BPM
   
Let Me Do It - (6:40) 92 BPM
   
Chantals Chant - (5:21) 113 BPM
   
Lucy's Comeback - (4:46) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: MAN2.0
Review: After a series of Eps on Pinkman and Brokntoys, Identified Patient aka Job Veerman makes his debut on Dekmantel. Drawing on industrial, ebm and electro influences, it's a tantalising affair that starts with the low-slung rhythm of "The Drip" featuring Sophie Du Palais' seductive tones. On "Let Me Do It", Veerman maintains a similar pace, but delivers a stripped back, menacing groove that resounds to an ominous bass, while "Chantals Chant" sees the Dutch producer draw on the acrid 303 sound of Bunker to decorate his industrial rhythm. On the final track, Veerman delivers the most dance floor arrangement, with "Lucy's Comeback" throbbing along to a bleak ebm drum track.
DKMNTLUFO 9
03 Jun 19
Techno
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Earth Boy - (6:19) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Desolation (dub) - (6:11) 120 BPM
   
Desolation (vocal) - (6:10) 120 BPM
Review: Next up on Dekmantel is Jered Phillip aka Jex Opolis with this highly engaging EP. One of the brains behind the Good Timin' label, Phillip's music takes inspiration from 80s boogie, electro and Italo Disco. Those elements all come together seamlessly on the title track, where crashing drums and a pulsating bass provide the basis for irresistible synth melodies. It makes for a vivid, expansive track. Meanwhile, "Desolation" sees Phillip focus his efforts more closely on updating the sounds of late 70s Italy, fusing staccato snares with irresistible melodic flourishes. The vocal version, with its nasal drawl, sees Jex Opolis edge closer to Fred Ventura territory.
DKMNTL 064D
17 May 19
Electro
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Invisible Switch - (4:42) 132 BPM
   
Organ To Dust - (5:13) 126 BPM
   
Reset - (5:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tell Us Where - (7:11) 120 BPM
   
Amarna - (6:52) 127 BPM
   
Nabta Playa - (6:25) 131 BPM
   
18 Arms - (6:27) 126 BPM
   
Beige Mantis - (4:44) 131 BPM
   
Blind Light - (6:58) 130 BPM
   
Step Back - (5:23) 124 BPM
Review: Joey Anderson isn't a typical New York house producer. Aligned to the recent wave of artists to come from the city more through personal connections than a common sound, his work also has little relationship with the vocal house or disco legacy of the Big Apple. This disconnect is pronounced on Switch, his follow up to his 2014 debut album, also on Dekmantel. From the balmy ambience of the title track through the droning, visceral techno of "Nabta Playa" and "18 Arms" and the organ riffs and slinky minimalism of "Organ To Dust", Anderson's sophomore album takes a trip down some dark alleys to realise his singular vision.
DKMNTL 029
14 Dec 15
Techno
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Jordan GCZ - "Sosoon" - (7:50) 102 BPM
   
Upsammy - "Uit Het Rijk Der Kristallen" - (6:59) 90 BPM
   
Suzanne Kraft - "Prelude28" - (4:19) 71 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Parrish Smith - "Lichtspiel/Opus II, III, IV" - (10:19) 100 BPM
DKMNTL 068
05 Jul 19
Experimental/Electronic
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Monday Mellow - (7:51) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wednesday Something - (7:45) 126 BPM
   
Thursday, Heavy. - (6:29) 124 BPM
Review: Israeli duo in Amsterdam Juju & Jordash really are unstoppable at present. When not focusing on solo projects or collaborating with German deep house don Move D as Magic Mountain High, they're up to their usual shenanigans in tandem and this new one for hometown heroes Dekmantel is a fine example of how they excel in what they do. The deep hypnotic house of "Monday Mellow" floats gently above soaring, ethereal pads, a bouncy bassline and soothing bell tones while "Wednesday Something" is more uplifting and and positive; swirling in layers of rich vintage synth flair and rushy arpeggios. "Thursday Heavy" is much harder hitting, but rest assured: it is still deep, with its booming Juno bassline and reverberated drums creating some basic trance induction that works a treat.
DKMNTL 043
20 Jan 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Clean-Cut - (8:20) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Schmofield - (6:22) 123 BPM
   
Whippersnapper - (6:12) 126 BPM
   
Swamp Things - (5:53) 123 BPM
   
Deadwood City - (6:16) 126 BPM
   
Maharaja Mark - (4:28) 107 BPM
   
Wheeze Please - (4:50) 120 BPM
   
Anywhere - (6:11) 71 BPM
   
Eventide - (6:56) 119 BPM
   
SP Shakes - (6:41) 120 BPM
Review: Juju and Jordash are rather good at making albums. Their last full-length excursion, 2012's brilliant Techno Primitivism, was a gloriously maudlin and evocative affair, as influenced by drowsy ambient and experimental electronica as house and techno. While there are some similarly dark tracks lurking in the shadows of third album Clean Cut (see the creepy "Swamp Things"), for the most part it's a pleasingly dancefloor-centric concoction. That's not to say that they've packed it with jolly moments - the tipsy, melodious "Anywhere" and dub disco-meets-deep house wonk-out "SP Shakes" aside - but rather their leftfield blends of house and techno have a more club-friendly feel. The results are, for the most part, extremely good, with the rave-era revivalism of "Whippersnapper" (a kind of darkroom, Detroit-influenced take on T-Coy's "Carino") standing out.
DKMNTL 021
08 Dec 14
Deep House
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Down To The Roach (original mix) - (8:05) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bean Bag Motel - (7:13) 125 BPM
   
Lights At Night - (7:02) 129 BPM
   
Down To The Roach (dub) - (5:27) 131 BPM
Played by: Ellen Allien
Review: Given their frequent habit of charging off in different musical directions, predicting the contents of a new Juju & Jordash record is getting increasingly difficult. Down To The Roach, their latest release for regular home Dekmantel, is typically wide-ranging, variously exploring bouncy fusions of techno futurism and whimsical deep house (the title track and its' accompanying dub), new age-influenced dream house (the bizarrely titled "Bean Bag Motel"), and spiraling, synthesizer-heavy house/electronic disco hybrids (the stargazing goodness of "Lights at Night"). It goes without saying that all four tracks are imaginative, immaculately produced, and hugely enjoyable. Excellent work all round.
DKMNTL 026
29 Jun 15
Deep House
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Waldorf Salad - (6:51) 120 BPM
   
Third Planet From Altair - (9:07) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DKMNTL 016
03 Mar 14
Deep House
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Deep Blue Meanies (Robert Hood Sci-Fi mix) - (8:40) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deep Blue Meanies (Robert Hood Monobox remix) - (8:03) 126 BPM
Review: Dekmantel unleash Detroit legend Robert Hood on Juju and Jordash's "Deep Blue Meanies" from last year's self titled album. The virulent pulse that ran through the track marked "Deep Blue Meanies" as the most impressive moment, and Hood does the track justice with two differing but equally astounding treatments. The Sci Fi Mix is akin to a full on sensory assault, flipping the track into a relentless thumping future techno groove replete with throbbing bass that absorbs brain matter and multi layered percussion that demands to be bounced off cavernous warehouse walls. Then Hood's "Monobox Remix" tones down the percussion to focus on crafting hypnotic patterns of scratched melodies and singular drones atop a minimalist groove. The growing acid tension that characterises the closing stages of this remix make it hard to choose a favourite.
DKMNTL 004
01 Dec 17
Techno
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Juju & Jordash - "Deep Blue Meanies" - (6:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Juju & Jordash - "Jugdish" - (3:00) 107 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Pulse A Denura" - (5:16) 122 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Time Slip Remix" - (5:21) 108 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Dirty Spikes" - (6:43) 119 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Jazzy Trance" - (5:55) 119 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Quasi" (Ruff dub) - (6:59) 110 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Niks" - (3:16) 92 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Huseesh" (Acid dub mix) - (5:58) 119 BPM
   
Lerosa - "Ruski" (Juju & Jordash "Ruski On The Roof" remix) - (6:39) 111 BPM
DKMNTL 002
01 Dec 17
Techno
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Herkie - (6:13) 86 BPM
   
Rah-Rah - (5:54) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Back Tuck Basket Toss - (6:26) 121 BPM
   
Deadman - (6:58) 115 BPM
   
Paper Dolls - (6:35) 136 BPM
   
Hanging Pyramid - (5:15) 122 BPM
   
L-Motion - (6:17) 111 BPM
   
Attack The Crowd - (6:44) 131 BPM
   
One Armed Liberty - (7:24) 122 BPM
Review: There must be something in the water near Juju & Jordash's studio, because they have never made a bad or even average record. Sis-boom-bah! is their fourth studio album and serves to reinforce how consistent they are. Irrespective of whether they are laying down noodle jazz workouts like the wonderful "Herkie" or off centre house grooves - check the vocal sampling, funk bass of "Rah Rah" - the pair's jams are delivered with effortless brilliance. There are dance floor tracks of sorts included here as well, particularly the lean groove of "Back Tuck Basket Toss" and the dubbed out drums of "Deadman", but like all their best work, this album's strength lies in its sprawling, freeform approach to electronic music.
DKMNTL 052
09 Oct 17
Techno
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Juju & Jordash - "Quasi Quasi" (original mix) - (7:14) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Juju & Jordash - "Quasi Quasi" (Ra H mix) - (7:39) 117 BPM
   
Blacktroniks - "Open Up Your Heart" (Juju & Jordash "Cardiac Arrest" remix) - (5:29) 110 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Frisky Perez" - (6:12) 147 BPM
DKMNTL 005
01 Dec 17
Techno
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Juju & Jordash - "Deep Blue Meanies" - (6:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lerosa - "Ruski" (Juju & Jordash "Ruski On The Roof" remix) - (6:39) 111 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Uncle Moon" - (2:10) 139 BPM
DKMNTL 001
01 Dec 17
Techno
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Juju & Jordash - "African Flower" (Cosmic Dub) - (9:59)
   
Morphosis - "Impulse" - (8:22) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DKMNTL AS-5 1
19 Dec 11
Techno
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Stoplight Loosejaw - (8:48) 123 BPM
   
Diatoms - (4:43) 120 BPM
   
Backwash - (2:40) 124 BPM
   
Rogue Wave - (3:14) 120 BPM
   
Shakshuka Dub - (6:46) 115 BPM
   
Slow Boat To Haifa - (3:01)
   
Powwow - (6:02) 129 BPM
   
Peligroso - (2:19) 142 BPM
   
Dr Strangepork - (6:30) 110 BPM
   
Track David Would Play - (7:07) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Echomate - (7:14) 119 BPM
   
Techno Primitivism - (7:40) 114 BPM
   
Loosey Goosey - (5:49) 124 BPM
   
Shrublands - (7:00)
   
Way Of The Road - (6:38) 118 BPM
Review: It's rare these days that you have a spare 90 minutes to focus on an album, but Techno Primitivism is one of those albums that makes you want to change your lifestyle accordingly. Everything about this new album from Juju & Jordash breathes class, showcasing a blend of music that's fully representative of the Amsterdam based duo's styles and influences. At 15 tracks deep, the full beauty of Techno Primitivism will undoubtedly reveal itself slowly, the cheeky misnomer of the title hinting at Gal & Jordan's often revealed humour. Opening in grand style with the triple suite of "Stoplight Loosejaw", "Diatoms" and "Backwash", the duo set a hazy, atmospheric tone that remains throughout, with brief machine funk interludes such as "Slow Boat To Haifa" and "Rogue Wave" in between longer improvised explorations. Favourites on this album change with every listen, but you can't deny the potency of tracks such as "Powwow" or the Magic Mountain High referencing "Track David Would Play" or the superbly titled "Dr Strangepork". One of the albums of this year, without doubt!
DKMNTL 011
01 Oct 12
Techno
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Soul Hell - (7:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stinger - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
Detrance - (7:03)
Review: Stefano "Ksoul" Boati and Paolo "MuteOscillator" Giangrasso join the Dekmantel fray having previously issued their brand of dusty, degraded house - a severely neglected Marcellus Pittman perhaps - through Aroy Dee's MOS Recordings, Azuri and their own Kinda Soul Recordings. Their style remains very much in evidence on the three track Soul Hell EP, with the title track standing out thanks to its wonderfully insouciant blend of tough kick drums, molten synth lines and playful key patterns that demonstrate Boati and Giangrosso's musicality. "Stinger" meanwhile is a deeper excursion characterized by its bassline squelch and subdued Detroit chords, while "Detrance" sees them indulge their experimental side, with a combination of stumbling beats and loose electronic textures that recalls the similarly abstracted house of labelmates Juju & Jordash. More essential wares from Dekmantel...
DKMNTL 013
14 Aug 13
Deep House
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Horse Massage - (6:04) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Spider - (7:48) 100 BPM
   
Oyster - (3:52) 96 BPM
   
Railrunner - (4:40) 90 BPM
   
Pippo Denemarken - (6:00) 101 BPM
Review: Fans of the likes of Yellow Magic Orchestra will find much to enjoy on this five-track downtempo/leftfield EP from Dutch duo Lamellen - there's something distinctly 'Forbidden Colours'-like about the delicate synths that lead the ambient-not-ambient 'Horse Massage', for starters. 'Spider' leans more towards angular, new wave-y Italo-disco, 'Oyster' is an experimental slo-mo/Balearic oddity with little fluttery sounds that seem to mimic birdsong or animal noises, 'Railrunner' comes on like early 80s synth-funk via Music From Ceefax, while closer 'Pippo Denemarken' has a quirky, circus-like feel and features a lovely nagging, lolloping Hammond riff.
DKMNTL 061
25 Feb 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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