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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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 Biggest-selling track on this release
   
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".
DKMNTL 074
20 Jan 20
Electro
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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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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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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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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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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, 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.
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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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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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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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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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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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 - "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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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 - "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) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Morphosis - "Impulse" - (8:22) 122 BPM
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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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".
DKMNTL 10YEARS 03
19 May 17
Techno
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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.
DKMNTL 010
28 Jun 12
Deep House
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Riding High - (5:14) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Than Sadet - (3:38) 87 BPM
Review: Makam doesn't let up! The Dutch hero re-appears on homebase Dekmantel where he's surely become a stalwart of the label and their sound. On "Riding High" he gives us a melodic deep house journey full of emotion and equal parts mystery over its glorious five minutes that you'll wish never stopped. Ge serves up something much more atmospheric on the grainy ambience of "Them Sadet", a collage of trippy exotic samples over emotive elements makes this one definitely to remember also.
DKMNTL 037
24 Jun 16
Deep House
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Chihuahuas - (1:21) 87 BPM
   
When Light Gives You Hope - (8:16) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Buddha's Bridge - (4:59) 123 BPM
   
Stray Dog - (5:08) 58 BPM
   
Resort Abandoned - (7:05) 60 BPM
   
Than Sadet - (3:38) 87 BPM
   
Makarbar - (7:45) 129 BPM
   
Mr Singh - (5:41) 129 BPM
   
Riding High - (5:14) 64 BPM
   
Mai Pen Rai - (5:17) 75 BPM
   
Seven Kings - (4:32) 86 BPM
   
Thunder Drums - (3:49) 110 BPM
   
Romantic Blazer - (3:19) 64 BPM
   
Waves Of Than - (6:26) 62 BPM
DKMNTL 041D
17 Nov 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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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!
DKMNTL 022
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.
DKMNTL 039
07 Nov 16
Techno
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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".
DKMNTL 045
20 Feb 17
Techno
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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.
DKMNTL 053
16 Feb 18
Techno
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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".
DKMNTL 018
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
DKMNTL 019
20 Oct 14
Deep House
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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.
DKMNTL 073
04 Nov 19
Bass
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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.
DKMNTL 036
13 Jun 16
Ambient/Drone
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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.
DKMNTLPATTA 10
05 Nov 18
Experimental/Electronic
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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
DKMNTL 024
30 Mar 15
Deep House
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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.
DKMNTL 030
01 Feb 16
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.
DKMNTL 065D
18 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sex, Suicide & Speed Metal - (5:24) 132 BPM
   
Mute - (5:43) 100 BPM
   
Fall Into Sin - (5:59) 50 BPM
   
Skins - (5:00) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Parrish Smith is a relatively new addition to the extended techno world, but the producer is undoubtedly one of our favourite recent additions, particularly for his sensibility to the core of EBM and industrial music. His previous EP, out through Ron Morelli's LIES, was one of the best 12"s to come in 2017 (in our humble opinion), so this new EP for Holland's Dekmantel crew is nothing but vibes for us! The title track, "Sex, Suicide & Speed Metal", blasts out heavy bass-kicks amid swarms of washed out guitars and doom metal references, leaving "Mute" to provide some comfort to the bone-heads, thanks to its noxious bass and drum-machine centricity. "Fall Into Sin" is yet more death and destruction, driven by a blasting wave of detuned electronics and metallic percussion, while "Skins" bangs out a dubwise slice of post-industrial nuttiness - large up, Parrish.
DKMNTL UFO7
25 Jun 18
Techno
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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.
DKMNTL 060
15 Oct 18
Techno
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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.
DKMNTL-UFO 1
03 Jun 16
Techno
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Polartronics - "In The Deep" (instrumental) - (5:50) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tralopscinor - "Always Did, Always Will" - (5:50) 123 BPM
DKMNTL 007
08 Dec 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Running Dry - (5:32) 65 BPM
   
My Ears Hurt - (4:40) 87 BPM
   
Rendell Pips - (4:18) 65 BPM
   
Music For Two Kalimbas - (5:39) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The title track on Randomer's first release for Dekmantel is deceptive. Although the rhythm flails and rolls with the UK producer's usual sense of urgency, it is swathed in misty, hazy melodies. There is no such ambiguity on "My Ears Hurt"; earning its place on the label's UFO Series, the arrangement features a rhythm that weaves its way in and out of a myriad of tonal blips and bleeps. In contrast, "Rendell Pips" and "Music for Two Kalimbas" are powerful DJ cuts. In the absence of any unusual sideways turns, Randomer relies on tight drums, rolling rhythms and plunging breakdowns to lead the listener down the wormhole.
DKMNTLUFO 2
24 Jun 16
Experimental/Electronic
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Van Pelt - (4:53) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shadow Harp - (6:10) 131 BPM
   
Dissolve - (5:43) 131 BPM
   
Slicing - (5:51) 87 BPM
Review: Randomer follows his 2016 debut release on this Dekmantel offshoot label with the musically diverse Slicing. Like the stage at the festival that it is named after, it moves through the musical spectrum. "Van Pelt" is a dense, stepping affair, its cavernous rhythm providing the back drop for hypnotic, gamelan percussion and half-heard ethnic samples. By contrast, "Shadow Harp" is a utilitarian slice of break beat techno, shot through with razor sharp riffs, while on "Dissolve", he pivots towards a tough but pulsating rhythm track, underpinned by tribal drums. Rounding off this across the board but dance floor friendly EP is the title track's droning, clattering arrangement, tingling like a live electricity wire.
DKMNTLUFO 5
14 May 18
Techno
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Redshape - "Flexx" - (7:06) 118 BPM
   
Fudge Fingas - "Light In My Life" - (6:01) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Shadow Dancer
Review: To date, Dekmantel's Anniversary Series of singles has proved to be something of a hit, delivering high quality deep house, acid and techno from such formidable talents as Hunee, Juju & Jordash, Skudge and Lone. Predictably, this fifth instalment is just as impressive as its predecessors, offering wildly contrasting fare from Redshape and Fudge Fingas. While the latter's fluid, loose, jazz-flecked "Light In My Life" impresses greatly, it's Redshape who wins the day. His "Flexx" is unashamedly powerful - a sweaty, percussive roller full of shuffling military drums, stargazing techno melodies, foreboding strings and booming bassline pressure. It's arguably his best for sometime.
DKMNTL AS-55
05 Apr 12
Deep House
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Quantum Internet Alliance - (2:45) 60 BPM
   
Ant Migration - (0:58) 59 BPM
   
The Blob, Imaginary Trip To A Desolate New York - (4:26) 57 BPM
   
Do Easy - (5:37) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The film What A World celebrates the continuing partnership between Dekmantel and fashion label Patta, by telling a story about contrasting worlds that come together in a dream-like atmosphere. The visuals are underscored by a slowly building musical piece from the hands of Rimer London. The Dutch producer and DJ behind projects such as Bas Bron and Le Le returns under his original production alias for this Dekmantel debut - with a set of chromatic disco tracks, progressive in texture and full of character. From the glistening synthscapes of "Quantum Internet Alliance", the late night slo-mo disco of "The Blob, Imaginary Trip To A Desolate New York" or the emotive classic house of "Do Easy" awash in celestial FM synthesis aesthetics.
DKMNTLPATTA 09
05 Nov 18
Experimental/Electronic
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Form - (7:20) 126 BPM
   
Lockers - (5:06) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The recruitment of Robert Hood is a sign of Dekmantel's growing stature as a label. The Detroit legend has agreed to release a trio of EPs and an album under the Paradigm Shift banner, a project title designed to reflect the producer's desire to see great change within dance music. This first EP is classic Hood, with A-side "Form" - all effects-laden drums, looped-up textures, hissing cymbals and cacophonous kick-drums - sounding like no-one else. Flipside "Lockers" follows a similar script, though there's a little more house-influenced funk to the relentless beats, while Hood's use of starburst riffs and classic Motor City electronics adds a sense of far-sighted adventure..
DKMNTL 031
04 Mar 16
Techno
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Master Jack - (6:11) 130 BPM
   
Magnet - (6:32) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Hot on the heels of Detroit legend Robert Hood's first EP for Dekmantel, Paradygm Shift, comes this second volume of typically forthright techno cuts. Opener "Master Jack" is hypnotic and heavy, with spacey synth loops and starburst electronics riding a thumping bassline and relentless rhythm track (think fizzing cymbals, snappy drum machine handclaps, colossal kick drums etc). "Magnet" is altogether deeper affair, but no less devastating. Hood is a master at wringing maximum dancefloor effectiveness out of the least number of intertwined elements, and here works wonders with little more than stomping drums, metallic electronics, and some well-placed special effects.
DKMNTL 038
10 Jun 16
Techno
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Preface - (2:17) 162 BPM
   
Idea - (6:28) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Am - (5:54) 127 BPM
   
Solid Thought - (6:03) 129 BPM
   
Nephesh - (5:52) 130 BPM
   
Pneuma - (6:42) 126 BPM
   
Pattern 8 - (5:55) 126 BPM
   
Thought Process - (5:37) 126 BPM
   
Lockers (extended album mix) - (6:34) 128 BPM
Review: Detroit innovator Rob Hood is the latest name to release on Dekmantel. The Dutch label and party organisers have put out work by an impressive array of artists, but persuading the Minimal Nation author is a true masterstroke. Shift, which arrives in time for the festival season, starts with the eerie "Preface" before Hood launches into the abrasive, metallic rhythm of "Idea" and "I Am", a clap-heavy groove whose central riff just keeps on building and building. There are echoes of Hood's minimal past on the loopy "Solid Thought" and the wiry funk of "Nephesh", but Shift captures Hood in big room mode and is the spiritual heir to the locked-on, peak time techno of the Detroit producer's Omega long player.
DKMNTL 050
26 May 17
Techno
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Red Machine - (5:36) 129 BPM
   
Transform - (5:24) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The third and final series in Rob Hood's Paradygm Shift series for Dekmantel sees the Detroit producer in uncompromising form. "Red Machine" is a relentless peak-time number that resounds to frazzled, droning riffs, dramatic filters and tough tribal drums. Its approach is the opposite to Hood?s seminal minimal releases - the arrangement is "maximal" in the way that its spectrum seems densely populated - but there is no doubting its efficacy. On "Transform", Hood takes down the intensity levels a few notches, and lays down a rolling house groove, but its drums are tough-edged and the looped chords lend it a menace that is alien to his Floorplan releases.
DKMNTL 055
09 Feb 18
Techno
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3.I.Y. - (5:09) 131 BPM
   
Bricks - (5:07) 107 BPM
   
Freak N Tweak - (4:47) 54 BPM
   
Open Me - (7:09) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Following releases on labels like Kalahari Oyster Cult and collaborations with D.Tiffany over the past year, Roza Terenzi takes a few steps up with this debut on Dekmantel. Eschewing a straight dance floor approach, the Australian artist delivers the teased out, atmospheric soundscapes of "Bricks" and the trippy broken beats of "Freak N Tweak". Even when she puts a greater focus on the dance floor, the sound is still understated and subtle: "3.I.Y." is a breaking electro affair where cosmic undercurrents are mixed with searing bass and "Open M" is a widescreen slice of deep techno, making for an accomplished release.
DKMNTL 066
08 Apr 19
Techno
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Love Baby Love - (6:50) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sex Drive Rhythm - (5:17) 103 BPM
   
The Strip - (7:19) 126 BPM
DKMNTL 003
01 Dec 17
Techno
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Cold - (5:08) 160 BPM
   
Blind (feat Jameszoo) - (4:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pace - (6:28) 160 BPM
   
Dose - (5:41) 117 BPM
Review: Dekmantel introduces newcomer Self Egg, the 'reclusive, electro-styled wunderkind from Rotterdam'. The 20 year old is said to have had a modest background working in repairs and that the record was made solely with a computer and microphone. With these hard boiled and offbeat electro jams, the young Dutchman will sure bear comparisons to electro greats such as Dopplereffekt or Drexciya, but certainly with his own personal touch. Opening track "Cold" is a catchy and soulful number led by some smooth R&B styled vocals. The neon-lit groove of "Blind" was a result of having met with fellow Dutch electronic-jazz producer Jameszoo and it sounds like a tribute to Gerald Donald's Japanese Telecom project. Finally, electro meets prog-rock on the jagged and off kilter jam "Dose".
DKMNTLXPATTA 07
31 Jul 17
Techno
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Skudge - "Silent Running" - (7:15) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
San Proper - "Rattle (Station 2 Station)" - (7:46) 120 BPM
Review: For the fourth part of the Dekmantel anniversary series, Skudge and San Proper go head to head with two varying levels of dark techno business. Skudge are in fine form, delivering one of their subtly melodic tracks that work around one repeated and tweaked refrain. San Proper spices things up nicely on his "Rattle (Station 2 Station)", as a grinding, industrial beat mixes with dense vocals, synths, speech samples and plenty more. The end result is a perfect example of the kind of steamy, sweaty haze of late night damage that Mr Proper has made his own.
DKMNTL AS-5.4
16 Mar 12
Deep House
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Everything Is Better Now - (13:38) 54 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
NRG Intersect - (15:30) 78 BPM
   
(Still) Returning - (5:31) 78 BPM
DKMNTL 054
16 Mar 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Night Alone - (5:46) 126 BPM
   
Lost Codes - (5:43) 127 BPM
   
White Echoes - (5:13) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wild Palms - (5:30) 128 BPM
Review: After breaking through in 2013 to a fanfare of applause and reviews thanks to a string of releases on the all encompassing RVNG Intl label, SOS's place within its catalogue presents a foundry of synthy analogue jams. With a penchant for huge vamps and startling crescendos, Dutch powerhouse Dekmantel welcome SOS back to the mainstage, lifting off with the massive "Lost Codes" - a track impersonating what a launch into trans dimensional hyperspace might sound like. Descending further into the cosmos with "Night Alone", it brings with it a small capsule of 80s-sounding New York club and pop influences. Deeper house sentimentalities find their way into the skipping rhythms of "Wild Palms", with "White Echoes" throwing down a gauntlet of acidic bass stabs and pitch-shifting rhodes for a bouncing session of warehouse blues.
DKMNTL 075
09 Dec 19
Techno
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Natural Race (feat Wayne Snow) - (6:36) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Marimbamba Isle De Joie - (5:49) 55 BPM
   
Magnifico Notturno - (5:36) 127 BPM
   
Barrilete Cosmico - (5:48) 118 BPM
   
Proletarians In Space - (5:35) 115 BPM
   
Zoo Planet X - (5:06) 120 BPM
   
Ritmo Atomico - (8:41) 120 BPM
   
Starbugs - (6:13) 121 BPM
Review: Turin-based duo Stump Valley are no strangers to Dekmantel, having played at their renowned yearly festival in Amsterdam, in addition to the Selectors and Lente Kabinet events. Releasing across a whole spectrum of lauded Dutch labels, their material has been heard on Dopeness Galore and Off Minor Recordings. "Natural Race" features Berlin's Wayne Snow on vocals and is a smooth and sensual expression in late night deepness reminiscent of legends Virgo Four, the neon-lit imaginary score of "Marimbamba Isle De Joie" is something you could imagine Axel Foley cruising around L.A. to, while on the darker side of the spectrum there's the moody and slow burning grit of "Proletarians In Space" or the trippy and hypnotic power of "Ritmo Atomico".
DKMNTL 072
27 Sep 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Delirium Vivens - (5:31) 50 BPM
   
Wax Smiles - (5:04) 87 BPM
   
Non Sayers - (4:57) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sleeping Fury - (3:55) 100 BPM
   
Instar - (5:27) 132 BPM
   
Upside Down Sinner - (4:17) 90 BPM
   
I Meant You, Not You - (5:12) 50 BPM
   
Their Menads - (4:44) 136 BPM
   
Bold Like A New Sun (feat Olympia) - (5:08) 164 BPM
   
Prosopagnosia - (6:40) 135 BPM
Review: Territroy is a collaboration between Panagiotis Melidis, who produces as Larry Gus, and Stathis Kalatzis, who used to work as Mr. Statik. Issued on Dekmantel's UFO spin-off, it's a dubbed out masterpiece. "Delirium Vivens" is a rolling, vocal-sample heavy groove, while "Wax Smiles" sees the pair drop a more abstract piece, with dead-paced drums supporting the swirling voices. On "Sleeping Fury", there's a more dramatic approach with plucked strings prevailing while "Instar" is a deeper affair, pushing the project closer to what could be deemed to be conventional techno. It's only a temporary dalliance however, and "Upside Down Sinner" marks a return to the kind of swirling, psychedelic dub that makes this album so enthralling.
DKMNTLUFO 8
10 May 19
Techno
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The Egyptian Lover - "This That Old School" - (5:46) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Syracuse & Epsilove - "Scubatomic Love" - (4:35) 127 BPM
   
Palms Trax - "Honey Lemongina" - (4:45) 125 BPM
   
Interstellar Funk - "EFX Harmonix" - (6:41) 126 BPM
Review: A decade ago, the Dekmantel crew threw their first party in the Dutch capital; two years later the record label followed. For their decennial anniversary, Dekmantel Records are releasing 10 very special EPs over the course of 2017. The fourth release in their celebratory series is a collection of new material from some of the label's favourite artists. This fourth edition brings together their love of electro and wave influenced grooves by the likes of Los Angeles electro legend The Egyptian Lover, who serves up the aptly titled "This That Old School" which proves to all the bandwagon jumping wannabes what 'real' electro is. Staying on that retro flavoured tip are the Antinote affiliated Syracuse & Epsilove doing some acid infused analogue jack by way of pop on "Scubatomic Love". Finally, they look locally with the Red Light Radio affiliated/Rush Hour 'analogue adventurist' Interstellar Funk: who pursues some retro/balearic vibes on the sublime "EFX Harmonix"
DKMNTL 10YEARS04
23 Jun 17
Electro
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Always Be With You - (6:29) 121 BPM
DKMNTL 056S
12 Mar 18
Deep House
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