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".
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.
02 Mar 15
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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!
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.
13 Jan 12
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".
21 May 18
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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.
14 Jan 19
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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
30 Jun 17
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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
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.
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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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
Played by: Tech Support
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".
20 Jan 20
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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.
23 Feb 18
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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.
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.
14 Apr 17
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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.
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".
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
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.
01 Dec 17
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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".
03 Feb 14
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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
01 Jun 15
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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".
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".
06 Feb 17
Minimal/Tech House
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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.
31 Jul 17
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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
11 Nov 16
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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.
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, Trevor Jackson
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.
03 Jun 19
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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.
17 May 19
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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.
29 Jun 15
Deep 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.
08 Dec 14
Deep House
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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.
20 Jan 17
Minimal/Tech 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
03 Mar 14
Deep House
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Juju & Jordash - "African Flower" (Cosmic Dub) - (9:59) Biggest-selling track on this release
Morphosis - "Impulse" - (8:22) 122 BPM
19 Dec 11
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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!
01 Oct 12
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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...
14 Aug 13
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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.
25 Feb 19
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Levon Vincent - "UK Spring Vibes" - (5:51) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Legowelt - "Blue Austral Techno" - (7:30) 120 BPM
Joey Anderson - "Opened Gate" - (5:58) 126 BPM
Central - "Six Five Two" - (7:38) 118 BPM
Review: Dutch party crew/ label Dekmantel has achieved more in the past decade than most labels, and that they are able to call on such a heavyweight line-up for the third installment of their celebratory series is evidence of this fact. The release starts with the steely drums and mournful, rainy day pianos of Levon Vincent's "UK Spring Vibes" - which is a rare contribution from the US artist outside of his Novel Sound label - and continues with the fist-punching acidic sweeps of Legowelt's "Blue Austral Techno". Shifting the focus back to the other side of the Atlantic, Joey Anderson weighs in with the spooky, swirling synths and understated "Opened Gate", while Danish artist Central rounds off the EP with the jazzy abstractions of "Six Five Two".
19 May 17
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What Ya Doin' - (8:45) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
What Ya Doin' (Funkineven remix) - (5:20) 126 BPM
Review: Dutch producer Makam has largely remained on the fringes of the acceptance his prolific output deserves. Based in The Hague, the producer cut an impressive swathe with his 2009 debut, the Sushitech released New York Hustler, and has been responsible for a steady stream of quality house in the subsequent period - mostly on the Berlin label. (Indeed we are still basking in the delights of Dreams Of Tommorow, a double 12" release on Sushitech that contained some of his finest work to date.) Having contributed to Dekmantel's Fifth Anniversary Series, Makam here graces the Amsterdam label with "What Ya Doin", which essentially picks up where he left off on the aforementioned Sushitech release, betraying his love for the heady times of house music's origins at The Music Box, playing a breathy vocal off against a procession of 909 rim shots. On the flip FunkinEven applies the deranged dynamics of his recent Apron endeavours to the track with typically explosive results.
28 Jun 12
Deep House
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Sermons - (6:46) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cybernetic Implant - (5:52) 126 BPM
Siamese Twins - (6:56) 126 BPM
System Blackout - (5:58) 127 BPM
Review: In terms of current US artists, no one seems to have made as much of an impact in recent times as the the superbly named Charles McCloud Duff has done under his Matrixxman name. Unknown To The Unknown, Spectral Sound and Soo Wavey Records are some of the labels that have put the call out for material from Matrixxman, whose club ready style of house and techno has always been complemented by a clear sense of humour. Matrixxman's superb debut for Dekmantel makes for a perfect start to 2015 for the increasingly influential Dutch label and is hopefully the start of a prosperous working relationship. Opener "Sermons" is loose and jacking, with a decidedly haywire acid line at its core, whilst "Cybernetic Implant" reins in the rhythmic madness in order to let those deep bleeps catch you off guard. If you like rolling vocals a la Hodge's "Amor Fati" do check closer "System Blackout", which is our pick!
26 Jan 15
Deep House
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Process - (6:11) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mainframe 2.0 - (7:25) 130 BPM
Glyph - (6:08) 133 BPM
Instigator - (6:26) 127 BPM
Review: While Matrixxman has produced releases for a wide range of labels, it seems that he has a soft spot for Amsterdam imprint-turned- party organisers Dekmantel. It was on this label that Charles McCloud Duff put out the excellent Nubian Metropolis in 2014, and Sector I/Rhythm is just as impressive. While Duff's approach is far more singular on this follow-up, it proves again that he is a skilful interpreter. In this instance, it's the 90s techno of Hawtin, DBX and 7th City. Percussion flies in like hail stones descending on the Hudson waterfront; drums kicks and stomp relentlessly, and each track has the nervous, twitchy analogue energy of mid-90s midwest techno.
07 Nov 16
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Arrival - (7:45) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bad Acid - (6:10) 125 BPM
I Am Matrix - (6:26) 129 BPM
Rites - (6:33) 127 BPM
Review: Bay Area retrovert Matrixxman has become one of the most in demand producers of techno in the last couple years, due in so small part to some stellar releases on Delft, Spectral Sound and of course Dutch institution Dekmantel who now present the second installment of a triptych series. Following up the first volume Sector I: Rhythm, Sector II: Acid does exactly what it says on the tin: exploring the timeless capability of that little silver Roland box. He joins the dots between hypnotic techno and acid house on "Arrival" or "Rites" just as well as Scandinavian Varg can. Speaking of acid house: it's exactly that in all its vintage charm; it's like '88 all over again on "Bad Acid" or the absolutely explosive "I Am Matrix".
20 Feb 17
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Initiation - (6:20) 133 BPM
Access Granted - (6:21) 134 BPM
Desert Planet - (6:29) 120 BPM
Horizon - (6:39) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Matrixxman's third instalment in the Sector series for Dekmantel sees him deliver a fine, diverse techno release. On "Initiation", he drops a rolling, mysterious groove, led by a heavy bass and a ghostly synth line. "Access Granted" is in a radically different vein, with the US producer taking inspiration from Robert Hood to create a visceral minimal techno workout. In stark contrast again is "Desert Planet"; it sees Matrixxman dropping the tempo to conjure up a balmy deep house groove. Rounding off this release is "Horizon", where the US producer delves into Detroit techno to drop a warbling bass-led groove that has echoes of vintage Carl Craig and Stacey Pullen.
16 Feb 18
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Anti Social Plan - (6:21) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Slow Run In Our Dreams - (5:01) 126 BPM
Crisis Zone - (8:21) 120 BPM
Review: Having previously collaborated under their given names, Massimo Di Lena and Rio Padice launched their MFO project earlier in the year with a single-track salvo on their own Early Sounds Recordings. Here, they deliver the first MFO 12" for Dekmantel, and it's something of a peach. All three tracks effortlessly join the dots between Detroit techno, machine soul and deep house. This manifests itself in the fizzing alien funk of opener "Anti-Social Pain", the melancholic pianos and rolling machine drums of "Slow Run In Our Dreams" and, most impressively, the robust, techno-tempo percussive assault of "Crisis Zone".
06 Oct 14
Deep House
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Motor - (6:46) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Oman Jazz - (6:51) 123 BPM
Design The Future - (5:21) 125 BPM
Arctic Lodge - (6:12) 120 BPM
20 Oct 14
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Apollo - (5:34) 130 BPM
Cascade - (4:49) 135 BPM
What It Takes - (4:56) 148 BPM
Your Touch - (4:16) 90 BPM
Helles - (5:05) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Dekmantel up in this bizz with a new release from the freshly emblazoned Neon Chambers, a collaboration between Sigha & Kangding Ray. Both artists come from different but adjacent backgrounds of techno and here they combine with snapping raster effects and IDM philosophies to create and sound and rhythm that's made to fit an industrial, colourful and contemporary club context. Strands of Roly Porter epicness can be felt in "Cascade" that are underpinned by the heavy weight clak of nail gun kicks, with "Helles" and "Apollo" crafting wild rhythms and melodies from vox. Some deconstructed UK vibes in "What It Takes" too that might even turn the head of Soundman Chronicles 'headhoncho' Parris.
04 Nov 19
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Bridge Over A Golden Duckpond - (4:46) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Japanese Trains - (3:51) 120 BPM
Telephatic Consultation - (8:52) 144 BPM
Blue Austral - (7:57) 120 BPM
Central Coast Drifter - (5:56) 83 BPM
Just A Clown On Crack - (5:54) 90 BPM
Review: Danny 'Legowelt' Wolfers describes the music he makes under the Occult Orientated Crime alias as "an accumulation of 20 years of musical research and training, and what affect it has on the brain". Read into that what you will; in practice, his OOC output allows Wolfers to explore the more deep and cosmic end of the ambient spectrum, with sly nods towards jazz and movie soundtracks amongst the Motor City synthesizers, buried spoken word vocals and intergalactic chord progressions. The fantastically titled Just A Clown On Crack is the first OOC release to make it to wax, and effortlessly recalls the early '90s glory days of ambient house and intelligent techno, whilst still retaining many of Wolfers' stylistic trademarks.
13 Jun 16
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Theme (original version) - (5:21) 75 BPM
Theme (Drum version) - (6:19) 59 BPM
Study B - (5:03) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Study D - (2:55) 78 BPM
Study E - (0:56) 95 BPM
Review: Los Angeles based Palmbomen II makes an appearance for the next edition in famed Amsterdam festival Dekmantel's collaboration with the fashion label Patta. The Dutch protagonist of lo-fi, synth ambience - hooked on 90s nostalgia and retrofitted synthesisers and drum modules - delves deep into a colourful world of one par acid house, one par abstract electronic score. From the haunting ambience of "Theme" (original version) which creates tension and suspense in an early '80's VHS aesthetic, while the celestial new age soundscape "Study B" explores the wonders of FM synthesis, "Study E" likewise carries a grainy and saturated aesthetic in its elaborate chord progression.
05 Nov 18
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High Point On Low Ground - (5:29) 124 BPM
Cloud City - (6:01) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Paws - (5:03) 124 BPM
Review: Having initially impressed with two fine singles on Lobster Theremin, Jay "Palms Trax" Donaldson joined the growing Dekmantel with 2015's In Gold. Here, he delivers his second EP for the acclaimed Amsterdam imprint. Opener "High Point On Low Ground" is a cheery, life-affirming delight, with layers of glistening, analogue-sounding synthesizer lines riding a rubbery electronic bassline and breezy deep house beats. You'll find nods to Giorgio Moroder, grandiose Italian piano house and spine-tingling Balearica on the notably large "Cloud City", while "Pause" is a punchy electro-meets-acid track with a sunny, melodic twist. He rarely fails, and this is another ear catching three-tracker.
01 Feb 16
Deep House
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In Gold - (6:18) 124 BPM
People Of Tusk - (5:49) 123 BPM
Sumo Acid Crew - (6:19) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
30 Mar 15
Deep House
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To Paradise - (6:12) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Love In Space - (5:28) 122 BPM
Heron - (5:18) 120 BPM
Review: It's been two years since we last heard from Jay Donaldson AKA Palms Trax, so it's little surprise to find that his trademark sound has evolved a little in that time. The three tracks on "To Paradise" have more in common with vintage, left-of-centre 1980s synth-pop than contemporary deep house. As a result, all three cuts ripple with glistening lead lines, colourful chords, lo-fi drum machine rhythms and thickset synth basslines. The pick of the bunch for us is opener "To Paradise", which sounds an instrumental take on the Pet Shop Boys most picturesque tracks mixed with Italo-disco circa 1986. Elsewhere, "Love In Space" is a little deeper and breezier in tone with plenty of chiming melodies, while "Heron" is gloriously poignant, melancholic and life affirming.
18 Mar 19
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Blind Corner - (6:40) 118 BPM
Hypnotized - (6:56) 91 BPM
Shift Your Mind - (6:32) 120 BPM
I Can Read Your Mind - (6:23) 109 BPM
Noise Of Life - (6:58) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sea Of Sand - (5:33) 160 BPM
Review: Dekmantel scores a coup by signing US psychedelic pair Peaking Lights. Sea of Sand is a taster for an imminent album on the Dutch label, and it provides an intoxicating taste of what's to come. "Blind Corner" resounds to a throbbing groove, with Indra Dunis' vocals unravelling over the blissed out, textures, while on "Shift Your Mind", they trip the light fantastic with a percussive, bongo-heavy backing. "Hypnotized" sees the pair delver a slower, dubbed out arrangement. Keeping the listener guessing, "I Can Read Your Mind" is a wonderfully hypnotic, spaced out Italo Disco affair and "Noise of Life" sees Peaking Lights delve into dreamy electronic pop.
15 Oct 18
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Quadra - (6:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cartesian Taiko - (5:48) 128 BPM
P2ME - (5:59) 130 BPM
Duet Dub - (5:51) 128 BPM
Review: Since making his debut a decade ago, Belgian-in-Berlin Peter Van Hoesen has earned a reputation as one of techno's most reliable producers. Perhaps it was that reliability that persuaded Dekmantel to sign him up as the debutant of their new UFO vinyl-only series. There's naturally plenty to get excited about on Quadra, with each of the four tracks hitting the spot. "Cartesian Taiko" sounds like Derrick May reworking Vangelis' Blade Runner soundtrack after a few love pills, while "Duet Dub" is a crustier, more urgent affair, full of pinging electronics and post-industrial sleaze. "P2ME" laces oddball electronic bleeps and stabs over a relentless techno groove, before he breaks up the beats on the trippy-but-dense electro shuffle of "Quadra.
03 Jun 16
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