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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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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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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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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Jump In The Past - (5:02) 120 BPM
   
Music Suprematism - (4:22) 120 BPM
   
Casserole 80th - (2:12) 120 BPM
   
Forks, Knives & Spoons - (4:19) 120 BPM
   
I Don't Aspire Perfection I Accept That I Have - (4:15) 110 BPM
   
Hello - (4:32) 120 BPM
   
Scream Of Kind Morning - (7:24) 120 BPM
   
Dreams - (5:45) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lullably - (5:57) 120 BPM
   
Orud'Evo - (7:22) 131 BPM
   
Almost Three - (2:47) 131 BPM
   
Loop Minusovka - (9:16) 120 BPM
   
Orthodox Ambient - (9:07) 115 BPM
Review: The coming months will see no less than three full length albums from Ukrainian producer par excellence Mikhaylo Vityk, which would be ridiculous for anyone else other than such a prolific artist. The first one arrives with Vityk adopting his recently unveiled Vedomir alias in typically intoxicating style with a self-titled album for the Dekmantel imprint. Veering from meditative moments of beatless analogue ambience to propulsive jacking house and glistening beat down, everything is tied together with Vedomir's undeniable grasp of intricate textural detail. Highly recommended.
DKMNTL 009
02 May 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Various
   
JASSS - "Little Lines" - (6:09) 93 BPM
   
Garland - "Sepses" - (5:14) 109 BPM
   
Sandoz - "Morning Star" (Dub mix) - (7:21) 87 BPM
   
Vromb - "Amalgame" - (6:32) 97 BPM
   
Le Matin - "Oil" - (5:16) 100 BPM
   
Anatolian Weapons - "Disillusioned" - (8:58) 105 BPM
   
Parrish Smith - "Minima" - (4:18) 63 BPM
   
Varoshi Fame - "Voice Of Command" (Chekov Re-Edit) - (6:29) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
TowLie - "Conan" - (5:20) 60 BPM
   
Sysex - "Deep Space" - (5:10) 61 BPM
   
Borusiade - "Night Dive" - (5:33) 57 BPM
   
DoseZero - "Tribal Dose" - (7:55) 57 BPM
Review: Lena Willikens is not only the first female DJ to curate a compilation for Dekmantel's Selectors series, but also the first to put the emphasis on previously unreleased music rather than dusty-fingered crate-digging gems. That's not to say there aren't excellent older cuts present - see the decidedly psychedelic brilliance of Sandoz's ambient dub earworm "Morning Star (Dubmix)" and the trippy 2001 industrial dub techno of Vromb's "Amalgame" - just that there are a few more previously unheard killers. These include, but aren't limited too, the drowsy broken techno of Jasss's "Little Lines", Parrish Smith's jacking industrial house shuffler "Minima" and the druggy, mind-altering synthesizer soundtrack throb of Borusiade's intoxicating "Night Drive (An Exercise in Indulgence)".
DKMNTLSLCTRS 005
16 Apr 18
Experimental/Electronic
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Various
   
James Massiah - "You Ain't Got To Go Home" - (0:48) 160 BPM
   
Toyin Agbetu - "Heartbreaker" (feat Nemesis & Rosaline Joyce) - (3:28) 116 BPM
   
R Solution - "Skinny Long Git" - (4:50) 121 BPM
   
Beatrice Dillon - "Curl" - (4:55) 110 BPM
   
Bitstream - "Vic Twenty" - (6:03) 120 BPM
   
Oblivion - "Lush" - (6:00) 159 BPM
   
LE Bass - "Strive" (Survive mix) - (5:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stylistic - "People" - (7:58) 132 BPM
   
Santos Rodriguez - "Road To Rio A2" - (5:01) 134 BPM
   
JP Buckle - "One For Da Laydeez" - (4:09) 131 BPM
   
Klein - "Arrange" - (3:46) 90 BPM
Played by: OPTICIAN
Review: When he was asked to put together the fourth volume in Dekmantel's brilliant Selectors series, Joy Orbison decided to use the opportunity to pay tribute to the rich history of UK dance music. Predictably, his on-point selections join the dots between the past and the present, moving from the London beat poetry of James Messiah and hard-to-find 1991 UK hardcore of R Solution's surprisingly deep and melodious "Skinny Long Git", to the crunchy, mad-as-a-box-of-frogs IDM of JP Buckle's 1998, Rephlex-released oddity "One For Da Laydeez". Along the way, he finds space for the sparkling early D&B of "Lush" by Oblivion (AKA Source Direct), the low-slung, bass-heavy deep house/acid house fusion of L.E Bass and the analogue techyno idealism of Beatrice Dillon.
DKMNTL-SLCTRS 004
17 Nov 17
Techno
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Various
   
Front 242 - "Don't Crash" - (4:52) 120 BPM
   
The Force Dimension - "Algorythm" (Manipulating mix) - (2:41) 60 BPM
   
Executive Slacks - "So Mote It Be" - (4:35) 112 BPM
   
Martin Dupont - "The Light Goes Through My Mouth" - (3:18) 116 BPM
   
A Thunder Orchestra - "Diabolical Gesture" (Marcel Dettmann edit) - (4:31) 126 BPM
   
Twice A Man - "Happy Life" - (4:48) 125 BPM
   
Cabaret Voltaire - "Low Cool" (Marcel Dettmann edit) - (4:40) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kaa Antilope - "Rise Up Helicopter, Like A Bird" - (3:57) 115 BPM
   
Clan Of Xymox - "A Day" - (6:40) 74 BPM
   
Ministry - "Same Old Madness" - (5:07) 97 BPM
   
Fad Gadget - "Back To Nature" - (5:50) 100 BPM
Played by: Luke Slater
Review: With the renewed attention surrounding industrial and EBM in the last few years (and its influence on techno, again), it's important that someone with credentials gives the new generation a decent history lesson. Fitting that Berghain resident and MDR boss Marcel Dettmann curates a compilation of classics from the sound's heyday: here's someone who actually lived through it. As part of Amsterdam imprint Dekmantel's Selectors Series, these gems from yesteryear should certainly set the record straight and provide solid reference points for new school retroverts. Highlights (and there's many) include: Belgian EBM legends Front 242 with "Don't Crash", Philadelphia industrial underdogs Executive Slacks' "So Mote It Be" and the mandatory Cabs track comes in the form of "Low Cool" (the Marcel Dettmann Edit, no less). It wouldn't be a proper industrial comp without a bit of Wax Trax! would it? Label staples Ministry appear with their 1982 song "Same Old Madness", a period in the band's history that some consider their finest.
DKMNTLSLCTRS 003D
23 Jun 17
Coldwave/Synth
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Various
   
Danny Boy - "Diskomix" (Disko version) - (5:42) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gerrit Hoekema - "Televisiewereld" - (4:18) 67 BPM
   
Ghostwriters - "Swizzle" - (9:53) 108 BPM
   
Larry Heard - "Dolphin Dream" - (8:29) 58 BPM
   
Wolf Malller - "Pfad Des Windes" - (6:07) 95 BPM
   
The Force Dimension - "200 FA" (extended mix) - (5:21) 116 BPM
   
Frank Youngwerth - "Whirr" - (8:31) 74 BPM
   
Green Baize - "Spick And Span" - (3:55) 80 BPM
   
Ray Tracing - "Mariopaint" - (4:55) 94 BPM
   
Personal FX - "Objects In Mirrors" - (10:09) 115 BPM
DKMNTLSLCTRS 002DB
10 Mar 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Picture Of You - (7:17) 120 BPM
   
Acid Release - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Music - (5:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Smooth Sketch - (3:13) 120 BPM
   
Johnny - (5:02) 120 BPM
DKMNTL 006
08 Dec 17
Techno
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Musical Suprematism (Marcel Dettmann remix) - (6:33) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dreams (Marcel Dettmann remix) - (5:45) 129 BPM
Review: Dekmantel return to last year's excellent self titled long player from Mikhaylo Vityk (aka Vakula) under his Vedomir alias for their first of this year, adding Berghain heavyweight Marcel Dettmann to their ever expanding list of high profile remixers. Marcel Dettmann has proved to be quite the versatile remixer over the past few years, reworking everyone from Luke Slater and Skudge, to artists further distanced from straight up techno like Morphosis, Commix, Fever Ray and most recently Trus'me. Here he remixes the rock 'n' roll bass and panning arpeggios of "Musical Suprematism" and the spacey minimalisms of "Dreams". The thick, viscous funk of the latter remix is a notable highlight.
DKMNTL 012
01 Jul 13
Techno
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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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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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Loop Minusovka - (9:16) 120 BPM
   
Orthodox Ambient - (9:07) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DKMNTL 008
08 Dec 17
Techno
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