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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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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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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Galaxy - (5:54) 108 BPM
   
Sara Sara - (6:37) 125 BPM
   
Hoolock Rock - (7:12) 122 BPM
   
Blow Your Head - (8:14) 115 BPM
   
Pantasy - (13:22) 115 BPM
   
News From The Treetops - (6:44) 50 BPM
   
Langsam Aber Slowly/I Think I Got It Under Control Now/Well, Traumhaft - (11:55) 138 BPM
   
Coolness - (6:24) 50 BPM
   
Apo-Calypso - (8:52) 116 BPM
   
Rave The Forest - (5:53) 122 BPM
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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Always Be With You - (6:29) 121 BPM
DKMNTL 056S
12 Mar 18
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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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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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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Bergen - (5:22) 110 BPM
   
The Creation Of Lalibela - (5:45) 120 BPM
   
Zeeweg - (4:56) 125 BPM
   
Faith Belongs To Us - (6:31) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Always Be With You - (6:29) 121 BPM
   
Underwater Wings - (4:17) 116 BPM
   
Morph - (5:03) 127 BPM
   
The Interval Of Happiness - (7:46) 120 BPM
   
Fari - (5:15) 114 BPM
   
Working Machines - (6:01) 123 BPM
Review: This is Amsterdam scene stalwart Tom Trago's fourth album, coming five years after The Light Fantastic. Trago set up a new studio at his family home, in the coastal town of Bergen in the northern Netherlands. The album was made with the purpose of creating a global sound, along with the music that has influenced him throughout his life in a new yet natural environment. That is evident throughout the album, because it's a rather diverse affair which demonstrates his expertise in the studio and the impressive variety in his repertoire. From the chill, blunted urban ode of "Bergen", the classic Detroit electro influence of "Zeeweg" or "Morph" to moments of sultry, late night deepness on the emotive "Faith Belongs To Us" or the (hi-tech) soulful closer "Working Machines" - this sees Trago at the absolute top of his game.
DKMNTL 056
02 Apr 18
Deep House
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Young Marco - "The Best I Could Do" - (9:27) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tom Trago - "Brutal Romance" (TT's Love Fix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
   
Fatima Yamaha - "The Creature From Culture Creation" - (9:27) 55 BPM
Review: Originally released in 2015, Young Marco's "The Best I Could Do" shows that he is as adept in the studio as he is behind the decks. The renowned crate digger draws on his knowledge of underground house and techno for this understated, melancholic affair. Sad synths swirl up over a raw, resonating bass and the end result has a decidedly wintry feeling. House veteran Tom Trago drops a similar sounding track, "Brutal Romance (TT's Love Fix)". However, on this occasion, the groove is upbeat and the riffs are more insistent, but the same frazzled approach to production prevails. Keeping it atmospheric, Fatima Yamaha delivers the slow tempo, synth-heavy "The Creature From Culture Creation", which also featured on the original 2015 release.
DKMNTL 044
09 Jan 17
Techno
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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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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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Cyclicality Between Procyon & Gomeisa - (9:45) 110 BPM
   
Acteon - (4:12) 80 BPM
   
Flying Over The Sirius - (1:56) 74 BPM
   
Dim White Dwarf - (3:34) 93 BPM
   
Takahashi E-180 - (1:56) 105 BPM
   
Double Star System - (12:39) 116 BPM
   
Overcoming Distance - (8:25) 113 BPM
   
Deep Motivation - (5:48) 57 BPM
   
8600 Km Radius - (8:46) 55 BPM
   
Intergalactic Funk - (5:20) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gomeisa Blues - (7:22) 60 BPM
   
Tommasi Planet - (4:12) 115 BPM
   
11.41 Light Years - (3:36) 107 BPM
   
Sensei Revelation - (7:27) 110 BPM
Review: Cyclicality Between Procyon & Gomeisa is a lofty title by anyone's standards, but firmly in-keeping with the psychedelic influences behind Vakula's distinctive brand of inspired electronic wizardry. It's fair to say that the lauded Ukranian is on fine form on this third studio full-length, serving up 14 trippy tracks that variously fuse heady ambience, dub techno, new age deep house, electronic jazz, dubbed-out blues and, perhaps most surprisingly, cosmic disco (see the excellent "Intergalactic Funk"). As usual, Vakula's production skills and unique vision shine through, giving the album a coherent feel despite his impressive, genre-bending antics.
DKMNTL 040
22 Jul 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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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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Various
   
Palms Trax - "Honey Lemongina" - (4:45) 125 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Digital Love" - (5:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Central - "Pillow Peace" - (6:55) 120 BPM
   
Bufiman - "Peace Moves" - (6:33) 111 BPM
   
Esa Featuring Narch Beats & Pendo Zawose - "Blast" - (5:04) 108 BPM
   
Bruxas - "MAss Profundo" - (6:12) 110 BPM
   
Fatima Yamaha - "Araya" - (5:58) 126 BPM
   
Shanti Celeste - "Hinoki" - (7:08) 134 BPM
   
Young Marco - "Palace Green Beans" - (8:01) 124 BPM
   
Awanto 3 - "Azrael" (feat Darling) - (7:03) 116 BPM
   
Voiski - "Time As A River" - (5:48) 122 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Idea" - (6:28) 130 BPM
   
Randomer - "Foghorn" - (5:52) 125 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Rah-Rah" - (5:54) 125 BPM
   
Wolf Moller - "Pfad Des Windes" - (6:07) 95 BPM
   
Cabaret Voltaire - "Low Cool" (Marcel Dettmann edit) - (4:40) 126 BPM
   
Ge-ology - "Re-Fingered With Love" - (8:56) 122 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Arrival" - (7:45) 130 BPM
   
Beatrice Dillon - "Curl" - (4:55) 110 BPM
   
Fatima Yamaha - "Piayes Beach Bar And Grill" - (4:48) 122 BPM
Played by: Spektral
DKMNTL 2017
22 Dec 17
Deep House
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Various
   
Freedom Engine - "A Box Full Of Magic" - (5:32) 129 BPM
   
Lamellen - "Horse Massage" - (6:04) 50 BPM
   
Epsilove - "Time Is The Longest Distance" - (6:30) 95 BPM
   
Stump Valley - "Magnifico Notturno" - (5:36) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jex Opolis - "Earth Boy" - (6:19) 122 BPM
   
Roza Terenzi - "Open Me" - (7:09) 126 BPM
   
Neon Chambers - "What It Takes" - (4:56) 148 BPM
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "Underground Dance Floor" - (5:43) 118 BPM
   
DJ Python - "Be Si To" - (5:28) 112 BPM
   
Upsammy - "Uit Het Rijk Der Kristallen" - (6:59) 90 BPM
   
Terrace - "Bewitched" - (7:09) 126 BPM
   
Palms Trax - "To Paradise" - (6:12) 126 BPM
   
Stellar OM Source - "White Echoes" - (5:13) 127 BPM
   
Glenn Underground - "101 Dolmations" - (6:16) 133 BPM
Review: Its festival operation may have enjoyed its most successful year so far, but Dekmantel remains true to its underground roots on this look back at 2019. There's the off beat disco of Freedom Engine, Mathew Jonson's new project, as well as left of centre curveballs from Lamellen and Epsilove. That said, the Dutch collective also understand what's needed to rock a dance floor. Fittingly, 2019 includes the electronic disco of Jex Opolis "Earth Boy" and Betonkust & Palmbomen II's acrid acid workout "Underground Dance Floor", which both appeared on the label earlier this year- as well as the timeless icy techno classic of Terrace's "Bewitched".
DKMNTL 2019
16 Dec 19
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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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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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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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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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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Young Marco - "Palace Green Beans" - (8:01) 124 BPM
   
Suzanne Kraft - "Moving" - (5:01) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tom Trago - "Digital Love" - (5:54) 120 BPM
   
Awanto 3 - "Pepe Mujica" - (6:41) 120 BPM
Played by: Wayward
Review: Ten years and still going strong, Amsterdam's Dekmantel are celebrating with their 10 EP series throughout 2017. Having kicked off in in March, with one EP being released every month, the series will touch upon every musical fragment that has come to define their events and festivals over the decade. On this edition, we have local hero Young Marco up first with the bouncy and summery house shenanigans of "Palace Green Beans", them American in Amsterdam Diego herrera aka Suzanne Kraft with his emotive effort "Moving". It wouldn't be an Amsterdam joint without a bit of Tom Trago right? The Voyage Direct head honcho steps in with the retro futuristic deepness of "Digital Love" until Awanto 3 brings it on home classic house style with "Pepe Mujica".

DKMNTL 10YEARS06
29 Sep 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Voiski - "Time As A River" - (5:48) 122 BPM
   
Randomer - "Foghorn" - (5:52) 125 BPM
   
Tolouse Low Trax - "Crash" - (6:23) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gilb'r - "The Triangle" - (5:53) 52 BPM
Review: The seventh instalment of Dekmantel's tenth anniversary celebration puts some newcomers side by side with more established artists. Covering the middle ground between these two extremes is Voiski, whose "Time As A River" features jittery drums married with dense bleeps and a melancholic synth segue. Randomer is in the same position, inhabiting the middle ground between the veterans and the brand new. The UK producer's "Foghorn" does exactly what it says on the tin, delivering a dense, stepping rhythm that unravels to reveal blaring, drone-like horns. In the newcomer's corner there's Tolouse Low Trax, with the low-slung, oddball house of "Crash", while at the opposite end of the spectrum Versatile founder Gilb'r features with the experimental drones and rain forest sounds of "The Triangle".
DKMNTL 10YEARS07
20 Oct 17
Techno
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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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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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Asiko - (29:07) 120 BPM
Review: The celebration of Dekmantel's tenth anniversary draws to a close with a memorable release. Originally released almost twenty years ago, Ricardo Villalobos' interpretations of Tony Allen's "Asiko (In A Silent Mix)" have not lost their lustre. Taking the Afrobeat pioneer's organic drums and uplifting horns down a hollowed out pathway, Villalobos throws in rickety percussion, reverberating effects and warm washes of guitar over a lopsided, lazy rhythm to give Allen's sound a magical, voodoo sensibility. It says a lot about Villalobos' abilities that he can make these free-flowing psychedelic grooves work in his DJ sets - for us mere mortals, hearing this release in its full 29-minute glory is a spiritual experience in itself.
DKMNTL 10YEARS101
30 Apr 18
Techno
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Asiko (In A Silent Mix - Motor City Drum Ensemble remix) - (7:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Asiko (In A Silent Mix) - (9:29) 120 BPM
Review: Just a year shy of 20 years old, "Asiko (In A Silent Mix)" from Tony Allen's perennial Black Voices album enjoys a timely revision as part of Dekmantel's 10 year anniversary celebrations. This one comes from Motor City Drum Ensemble who maintains the dubby washes and pure spaciousness of Allen's original while refocussing the drums for more of a deeper dancefloor drive. Not quite as extensive as Villalobos's half hour remix but sometimes is a sweet seven minutes is the perfect punch. Jump on this.
DKMNTL 10YEARS10-2
30 Apr 18
Funky/Club House
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Various
   
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
   
Call Super - "Fluenka Spoke" - (9:00) 124 BPM
   
Shanti Celeste - "Hinoki" - (7:08) 134 BPM
   
Legowelt - "Blue Austral Techno" - (7:30) 120 BPM
   
Joey Anderson - "Opened Gate" - (5:58) 126 BPM
   
Central - "Six Five Two" - (7:38) 118 BPM
   
The Egyptian Lover - "This That Old School" - (5:46) 129 BPM
   
Syracuse & Epsilove - "Scubatomic Love" - (4:35) 127 BPM
   
Palms Trax - "Honey Lemongina" - (4:45) 125 BPM
   
Interstellar Funk - "EFX Harmonix" - (6:41) 126 BPM
   
Burnt Friedman - "Monsun" - (8:10) 93 BPM
   
Ectomorph - "Edge Of" - (5:45) 120 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Neon Swing" - (7:40) 140 BPM
   
Fatima Yamaha - "Platforms" (Empty version) - (5:18) 146 BPM
   
Young Marco - "Palace Green Beans" - (8:01) 124 BPM
   
Suzanne Kraft - "Moving" - (5:01) 122 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Digital Love" - (5:54) 120 BPM
   
Awanto 3 - "Pepe Mujica" - (6:41) 120 BPM
   
Voiski - "Time As A River" - (5:48) 122 BPM
   
Randomer - "Foghorn" - (5:52) 125 BPM
   
Tolouse Low Trax - "Crash" - (6:23) 112 BPM
   
Gilb'r - "The Triangle" - (5:53) 52 BPM
   
Donato Dozzy & Peter Van Hoesen - "Storta" - (5:54) 127 BPM
   
Deniro - "Serval" - (7:56) 128 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Sexual Frustration" - (6:02) 128 BPM
   
Talismann - "Aciano" - (7:25) 138 BPM
   
Bufiman - "Hymn To The Moonface" (Break mix) - (9:21) 108 BPM
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "Onrust Bij Tihange" - (4:59) 118 BPM
   
Space Dimension Controller - "Hindsight '92" - (5:02) 120 BPM
   
Lena Willikens - "Neue Obakel" - (6:26) 126 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Asiko" (In A Silent mix) - (9:29) 120 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Asiko" (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix - In A Silent mix) - (7:23) 120 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Asiko (In A Silent Mix)" (Ricardo Villalobos remix) - (29:07) 120 BPM
   
Various - "Dekmantel 10 Years" (continuous DJ mix by Cinnaman) - (57:40) 129 BPM
Played by: DeWalta
Review: A true staple of the Amsterdam scene, the Rush Hour affiliated Yuri Boselie aka Cinnaman takes up the reins for local institution Dekmantel's extended tenth birthday celebrations with this mastermix. It takes in the entirety of the 10 volume edition - what an effort. What may seem as an outrageous challenge - what with the compilation's genre diversity and wide rage of tempos - it's a success, for they've certainly found the right candidate. Cinnaman plays a wide range of styles anyway, and is never afraid to mix the known with the unknown - he has a reputation for his remarkable combinations and transitions. From moments of sublime ambience (Italian ambient legend Gigi Masin with the utterly evocative "Maja") to bass heavy electro bounce (courtesy of Egyptian Lover or Syracuse & Epsilove), right through to techno bangers of the cerebral variety (by Donato Dozzy & Peter Van Hoesen or local hero Talismann) and stuff by Bufiman or Tony Allen - it's a solid effort here by one of Holland's finest selectors.
DKMNTL 10YEARSCOLLECTION
14 Sep 18
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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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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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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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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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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Various
   
Peaking Lights - "Blind Corner" - (6:40) 118 BPM
   
Bruxas - "Hermes" - (5:29) 50 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Working Machines" - (6:01) 123 BPM
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "Renaat Egypte" - (5:24) 117 BPM
   
Lena Willikens - "Neue Obakel" - (6:26) 126 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Desert Planet" - (6:29) 120 BPM
   
Peaking Lights - "I Can Read Your Mind" - (6:23) 109 BPM
   
Palmbomen II - "Theme" (Drum version) - (6:19) 118 BPM
   
Bruxas - "Maria's Holiday" - (6:20) 116 BPM
   
Randomer - "Van Pelt" - (4:53) 130 BPM
   
Rimer London - "Do Easy" - (5:37) 120 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Always Be With You" - (6:29) 121 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Asiko" (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix - In A Silent mix) - (7:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Parrish Smith - "Sex, Suicide & Speed Metal" - (5:24) 132 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Red Machine" - (5:36) 129 BPM
   
Bufiman - "Hymn To The Moonface" (Break mix) - (9:21) 108 BPM
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "24x33" - (5:28) 98 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Asiko" (Ricardo Villalobos remix - In A Silent mix) - (29:07) 120 BPM
   
Space Dimension Controller - "Everything Is Better Now" - (13:38) 54 BPM
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "Leo/ Mirjam" (Legowelt remix) - (7:00) 143 BPM
Review: Dekmantel rounds off a hugely successful year with a compilation that reflects the organisation's multi-faceted approach. At one end of the spectrum there's the dubbed out groove and spacey vocals of Peaking Light's "Blind Corner" and tropical act Bruxas' left of centre beats, while at the other end Robert Hood delivers the blistering techno of "Red Machine". In between these extremes, there are Dekmantel-supported artists such as Betonkust & Palmbomen II - impressing here with the Legowelt-esque "Renaat Egypte" - and zeitgeist-defining names like Lena Willikens and Matrixxman. Add in some Dutch scene veterans such as Tom Trago, on fine form with the epic but understated "Working Machines", and it's not hard to see why 2018 was a great year for the Dutch collective.
DKMNTL 2018
17 Dec 18
Minimal/Tech House
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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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Various
   
Palms Trax - "High Point On Low Ground" - (5:29) 124 BPM
   
Young Marco - "The Best I Could Do" - (9:27) 125 BPM
   
Awanto 3 - "Pregnant" - (12:43) 114 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Lockers" - (5:06) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tom Trago - "Brutal Romance" (TT's Love Fix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
   
Call Super - "Nervous Sex Traffic" - (9:02) 121 BPM
   
Voiski - "Happy Piece For Happy People Piece" - (6:27) 125 BPM
   
Peter Van Hoesen - "Quadra" - (6:48) 128 BPM
   
Randomer - "Running Dry" - (5:32) 130 BPM
   
Makam - "Riding High" - (5:14) 127 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Process" - (6:11) 131 BPM
   
Vakula - "Acteon" - (4:12) 160 BPM
   
Central - "Keep Love On Me" - (6:18) 122 BPM
   
Occult Orientated Crime - "Just A Clown On Crack" - (5:54) 90 BPM
   
Raphael Green - "Don't Mess With The Devil" - (4:13) 105 BPM
   
Graze - "Shadow Play" - (3:44) 120 BPM
   
Palms Trax - "Paws" - (5:03) 124 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Master Jack" - (6:11) 130 BPM
DKMNTL 2016
23 Dec 16
Techno
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Various
   
Ismistik - "Flow Charts" - (5:00) 126 BPM
   
Glenn Underground - "101 Dolmations" - (6:16) 133 BPM
   
Felix Da Housecat - "Freakadelica" - (4:44) 125 BPM
   
Planet Gong - "Humid Empire" - (6:52) 125 BPM
   
Terrace - "916 Buena Avenue" (Influenza mix) - (6:21) 125 BPM
   
Hexagone - "Float Baby" - (5:24) 129 BPM
   
Random XS - "Give Your Body" - (12:43) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
K'Alexi Shelby - "Sex-N-R 001" (vocal mix) - (4:03) 130 BPM
   
Terrace - "Bewitched" - (7:09) 126 BPM
   
Glenn Underground - "Real Space" - (6:23) 128 BPM
   
Felix Da Housecat - "Temptation" (Color mix) - (5:52) 124 BPM
   
China White - "Theme From The Underground" - (5:49) 129 BPM
   
The Operator - "The Mind Strike" - (7:15) 136 BPM
   
Steve Poindexter - "Body Jam" - (6:08) 121 BPM
   
Mike Dearborn - "Deviant Behaviour" (instrumental mix) - (5:37) 133 BPM
   
DJ Skull - "Don't Stop The Beat" - (6:05) 133 BPM
Review: Djax-Re-Up is an invaluable slice of European techno history. Issued on Dekmantel as an accompaniment to the recent documentary about Djax-Up-Beats, it brings together music from the Dutch label's 90s catalogue. Featuring obscure artists like Ismistik - whose early 90s house track "Flow Chart" still sounds fresh - alongside respected producers like Glenn Underground, with the frenetic techno of "101 Dolmations" and "Real Space' and Felix Da Housecat's throbbing "Freakadelica", it serves as a reminder of the huge range of music that the label released. It also shines a light on the hugely fertile Dutch scene of the time, with Planet Gong's fragile ambience and Terrace's jacking techno-house "916 Buena Avenue (Influenza Mix)" also featuring.
DKMNTL 063
20 Sep 19
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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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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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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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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Young Marco - "The Best I Could Do (With What I Had)" - (9:27) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fatima Yamaha - "The Creature From Culture Creation" - (9:27) 109 BPM
   
Awanto3 - "Cover Up" - (7:25) 120 BPM
   
Mark Du Mosch - "2nd 5ystem" - (7:22) 126 BPM
   
Robert Bergman - "Wings" - (6:01) 124 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Brutal Romance" - (7:52) 124 BPM
   
Deniro - "Swing" - (6:56) 130 BPM
   
Makam - "The Struggles" - (7:22) 118 BPM
   
Aardvarck - "Kubaa Rumbaa" - (6:40) 122 BPM
   
Interstellar Funk - "Androids Know Love Too" - (4:45) 124 BPM
Review: If your finances couldn't quite stretch to buying all four releases in the unique Dekmantel x Patta series - in which limited edition vinyl EPs came packaged with exclusive items of clothing - this digital compilation is something of a lifesaver. For starters, the exclusive material - first included on the hard-to-get EPs, and now showcased here - is pretty darn tasty. The various Amsterdam-based producers involved generally hit the spot, from the melodious, analogue-rich Balearic techno of Young Marco's "The Best I Could Do (With What I Had)", and sparkling Detroit retro-futurism of Mark Du Mosch's "2nd 5ystem", to the cosmic deep house shimmer of Tom Trago's "Brutal Romance", and bizarre, off-kilter deep house-jazz of Makam's "The Struggles". Aardvark's quirky rumba-house workout, "Kubaa Rumbaa" is rather good, too.
DKMTLXPATTA
14 Sep 15
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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