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1974 - (10:27) 126 BPM
Under Water - (5:11) 124 BPM
Back Draft - (5:06) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: You could hardly say that Joey Anderson's 2014 debut album, After Forever, was overlooked, but it certainly didn't get the coverage it deserved. The New Jersey native is a distinctive talent, and After Forever was full of tracks that took deep house and techno in unique directions. This speedy follow-up EP, also for Dekmantel, is similarly impressive. Opener "1974" is intensely bright, with restless synthesizer arpeggios and dreamy chords riding a heavy-but-subtle, off-kilter groove. "Under Water" is woozier and a little darker, with curious samples twisted into melodious metallic shapes, while "Back Draft" sees Anderson dropping sci-fi sounds over a throbbing, jacking rhythm.
02 Mar 15
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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 Biggest-selling track on this release
Sorcery - (8:20)
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.
02 Jun 14
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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".
13 Jan 14
Deep House
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Cold Steel - (2:41) 95 BPM
Murky Waters - (5:48) 121 BPM
Explode - (5:17) 125 BPM
Momentum - (5:27) 130 BPM
Infrared Vision - (5:12) 133 BPM
Bizarre (Part 2) - (4:23) 132 BPM
Spell On Me - (2:25) 110 BPM
The Chant - (4:36) 132 BPM
Zenith - (4:33) 101 BPM
So Alive - (6:09) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: New Yorker Anthony Parasole has been responsible for some of the most distinctive techno music of the past five years. Releasing mainly on The Corner, Dutch festival organisers Dekmantel have coaxed him to put out his debut album on their label. Infrared Vision builds gradually and incrementally, like one of Parasole's mesmerising DJ sets. It starst with the murky abstractions of
"Cold Steel" before moving into the deep house of "Murky Waters" and the skeletal drum tracks, "Explode" and "Momentum". The tempo and intensity levels ramp up on the dubby, bleep-heavy title track, while "Bizarre (Part 2)" rave influences are recycled. While "Spell On Me" sees him take a break with an ambient interlude, "The Chant", with its repetitive vocal sample and fat drums, shows that Parasole is most at home on the dance floor.
03 Apr 17
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Azrael (feat Darling) - (7:03) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Positive Negative - (8:35) 124 BPM
This Is When We Met - (6:33) 123 BPM
Hooli Goose - (7:44) 133 BPM
Why Don't You - (5:13) 79 BPM
Ride The Dragon - (6:38) 129 BPM
Thick (feat Dexter) - (5:58) 128 BPM
Happy Bird - (2:04) 123 BPM
Gargamelancholia - (9:10) 120 BPM
Review: Steven de Peven is Amsterdamer Awanto 3, a staple of local imprints Rush Hour and Dekmantel since 2010 (not to mention moonlighting as Red Nose District) who presents his new LP Gargamel, This is his second full length since 2014's Opel Mantra. Starting off this great EP is the single "Azrael" which features usual studio partner Darling on this deep nu-disco cut, as does the booming and lo-slung bass exercise "Hooli Goose". Our personal highlights were the spooky, rusty and dusted down jack of "This Is When We Met" (which will really remind you of that notorious villain from the Smurfs that the album is named after) or the deep and minimal electro groove of "Thick" which features another local legend in the form of Klakson's inimitable Dexter. Awanto 3 likes his samples vibrant, his drums wobbly and his synths sweaty as a Detroit summer breeze. The MPC wizard returns!
10 Apr 17
Deep House
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Awanto3 - "Pregnant" - (12:43) 114 BPM
Makam - "Good To You" - (4:25) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Lone - "Risttowe" - (4:29)
Review: Dekmantel commence their fifth anniversary series with a weighty three-track offering. Awanto3 serves up a roaming 12 minutes of understated groove for the slow blend, employing a moody key line and punchy disco beat to ride out in a haze of warm-up bliss. Makam is a little more in yer face, taking a classic funk sound base to create a masterclass in feeling good without trying too hard. Lone brings his own inimitable style to bear on "Risttowe", full of electronica synth warbles and jacking beats yet still ploughing the same delirious, dreamy furrow that so much Dekmantel output manages to wind up in.
13 Jan 12
Deep House
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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.
23 Nov 15
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Bart Is Alone Again - (6:12) 120 BPM
Underground Dance Floor - (5:43) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Working In The Attic - (4:35) 134 BPM
Bart's Jam - (5:09) 128 BPM
Rejected Demo Tape - (3:38) 111 BPM
A Series Of Bad Decisions - (5:21) 116 BPM
Review: Dutchmen Betonkust and Palmbomen II are back on local institution Dekmantel, following up last year's well received Center Parcs LP - which was recorded in the bunker of an abandoned theme park. The retro, grainy and lo-fi qualities that characterise each others work is evident again here on Parallel B EP. This time recorded in a bungalow somewhere in the Dutch countryside, it finds a distinct middle ground between Kal Hugo's lo-fi classic house aesthetics and Swiere Westveen's taste for gritty electro, acid and Italo sounds. It pays fictional homage to a now deceased famous TV star, who instead on working on the screen, took up a new direction in making music.
14 Jan 19
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Leo/Mirjam - (4:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Leo/ Mirjam (Legowelt remix) - (7:00) 143 BPM
20 Apr 18
Deep House
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24x33 - (5:28) 98 BPM
Smerig Eiland - (4:20) 105 BPM
De Rust Die Je Zocht - (5:16) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Renaat Egypte - (5:24) 117 BPM
Verminkte Toekan - (4:47) 120 BPM
Troostprijs - (2:41) 155 BPM
Skytronic Cola - (6:14) 110 BPM
Nintendo Pantera - (4:27) 109 BPM
Leo/ Mirjam - (4:24) 120 BPM
Achter Het Zwembad - (4:26) 124 BPM
Lisanne Landal - (4:34) 118 BPM
Eindleader Videonet - (2:23) 96 BPM
Review: The work of Dutch producers Betonkust and Palmbomen II, Center Parcs was recorded in an ageing holiday park, from whence its name is derived. Like the slowly decaying surroundings that became the pair's de facto studio, there is a degraded sensibility throughout Parcs. It starts with the dreamy, frazzled "24 x 33" and "Smerig Eiland" and continues on the easy listening "De rust die Je Zocht". There is also a slightly more sinister edge to the album, audible on the pair's exploration of raw techno on "Renaat Egypte" as well as the warped acid of "Skytronic Cola". But overall, a longing for better times and the faded glory of their surroundings win through, audible on the serene "Troostprijs" and the blissed out "Nintendo Pantera".
21 May 18
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Mas Profundo - (6:12) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tropicaovas - (5:50) 80 BPM
Selva Casmica - (5:36) 83 BPM
Plantas Falsas - (6:13) 109 BPM
30 Jun 17
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Sirocco - (3:55) 81 BPM
Hermes - (5:29) 50 BPM
Sirocco (Club version) - (5:13) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Maria's Holiday - (6:20) 58 BPM
25 Jun 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Red Pillows - (5:29) 57 BPM
30 Apr 21
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Cogelo, Rapido - (5:38) 59 BPM
02 Apr 21
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Galaxy - (5:54) 108 BPM
Sara Sara - (6:37) 125 BPM
Hoolock Rock - (7:12) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Blow Your Head - (8:14) 115 BPM
Pantasy - (13:22) 115 BPM
News From The Treetops - (6:44) 50 BPM
Langsam Aber Slowly/I Think I Got It Under Control Now/Well, Traumhaft - (11:55) 138 BPM
Coolness - (6:24) 50 BPM
Apo-Calypso - (8:52) 116 BPM
Rave The Forest - (5:53) 122 BPM
Review: Jan Schulte aka Bufiman drops his debut album on Dekmantel, and it's a thing of cosmic beauty. There's the odd ball groove of "Galaxy", on "Sara Sara", he tackles electronic boogie with great flair and "Hoolock Rock" is a superb slice of spaced out disco. However, Schulte's project is not just concerned with revisiting existing styles, and he seems to be just as content when teasing out weird and wonderful new hybrids. These are articulated most impressively on the frazzled acid and steely drums of "Blow Your Mind", the dreamy down tempo drums and tropical sounds of "News From The Treetops" and the sludgy electro funk on "Langsam Aber Slowly".
20 Jan 20
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Peace Moves (original mix) - (6:33) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Peace Moves (DJ Normal 4 Ever Armistice mix) - (7:56) 119 BPM
Peace Moves (Pulse mix) - (9:31) 111 BPM
Graffiti Moves - (5:14) 116 BPM
Played by: DJ Mau Mau, Jad & The
Review: Salon Des Amateurs' Bufiman makes his Dekmantel debut with two left-of-centre, broken beat mind-melters. "Peace Moves" is a lo-fi, almost sludgy dive into a synth swamp where flurries of cosmic synth licks swoon and tease above your heard. "Graffiti Moves" takes an even trippier twist over a similarly low-and-slow drum arrangement but with added sparkling percussion. Throw in two cutlass-sharp versions of and you've got yourself a watertight declaration of peace. Absurdly on-point as always from Dekmantel.
07 Jul 17
Deep House
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Galaxy - (4:37) 108 BPM
News From The Treetops - (4:09) 100 BPM
Blow Your Head - (4:56) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Apo-Calypso - (5:04) 116 BPM
Hoolock Rock - (4:00) 61 BPM
Under Control Now - (4:10) 92 BPM
Review: A less is more approach from the post-mixdown mind of the venerable Jan Schulte, aka Wolf Muller, operating here under his Bufiman alias! Schulte first debuted the project via Versatile Records back in 2015 and with this three-track maxi he delivers a stripped back, bonus mixdown of the Albumsi LP Dekmantel released earlier this year. Described as a release for world peace and dance music for frogs, this follow up is largely inspired by a sleeping Dutch classic called Jive Rhythm Trax, with Bufiman turning in some downbeat, slo-mo rave vibes in "Under Control Now' - serious warehouse heat - to the solidly warped tropical tones and percussive drum machine mainframes of "Apo-Calypso". Find the EP's ultimate rhythm number in "Hoolock Rock". Bufiman goes Drumsi.
04 Sep 20
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Bufiman - "Hymn To The Moonface" (Break mix) - (9:21) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "Onrust Bij Tihange" - (4:59) 59 BPM
Space Dimension Controller - "Hindsight '92" - (5:02) 120 BPM
Lena Willikens - "Neue Obakel" - (6:26) 126 BPM
Review: Aside from hosting a pretty spectacular line-up each and every June in the Amsterdam area, Dekmantel also know how to lay down some hard dance tunes and, since their inception, they have been a pillar to the modern house and techno spectrum. This series of releases marks ten years of activity from the Dutch crew, and they certainly know how to celebrate in style - Bufiman's opening "Hymn To The Moonface" is a stunning slice of progressive sci-fi rolling, Betonkust and Palbomen II's number is sleek and tech-minded, while Scotland's Space Dimension Controller rolls through with some spectacularly cinematic electro-tech, and Lena Willikens' appearance is marked by raucous bass tones and sharp-edged beats. BIG.
23 Feb 18
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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)".
08 Sep 17
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Nervous Sex Traffic - (9:02) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mount Grace - (5:54) 123 BPM
Played by: Resident Advisor
Review: Call Super first met the Dekmantel crew last year, one of many high profile DJs to play their summer festival in Amsterdam and it wasn't long before the esteemed Dutch imprint asked him to supply them with an EP. Impressively, Nervous Sex Traffic is one of his strongest 12" singles to date - no mean feat given his track record - with the title track, in particular, delivering thrills in spades. Stretching out over nine mesmerizing minutes, it overlays snappy, analogue-sounding beats and cowbell hits with alien bleep melodies, synthesized horn stabs, rich bass, and pads that recall Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls". It's a melodious, eyes-closed treat, all told. "Mount Grace" sees a deeper, more metallic affair that draws inspiration from vintage Detroit techno, blissful electro, and the morning-after confusion of ambient house.
25 Apr 16
Deep House
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Call Super - "Fluenka Spoke" - (9:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Shanti Celeste - "Hinoki" - (7:08) 134 BPM
Played by: Honey Soundsystem
Review: This release is the second in a series of ten records that Dutch label and festival promoters extraordinaire Dekmantel has planned for 2017 to celebrate its first decade in business. Call Super's "Fluenka Spoke" is an understated affair; over a stripped back, clicky groove, the UK producer adds in whirrs and ticks, birdsong and tropical effects. It makes for a heady affair. On the flipside, Dekmantel have tapped Shanti Celeste and her contribution, "Hinoki", doesn't disappoint. Over a rolling, rickety rhythm, she adds in beautiful, billowing chords and breathy vocal samples - an intoxicating vision of Detroit techno, routed through Bristol and interpreted in great style.
14 Apr 17
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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.
02 Jun 17
Deep House
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Keep Love On Me - (6:18) 122 BPM
Body Issue - (8:48) 123 BPM
Tube Life - (5:47) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
This Is Hand - (5:17) 123 BPM
Longest Way Between Two Points - (4:34) 158 BPM
Played by: Young Adults
Review: Man of many pseudonyms Natal Zaks brings his Central project to Dekmantel, with the first of a series of EPs entitled Political Dance. It's an expansive affair, with the Danish producer delivering a quintet of tracks that meld distinctive Detroit techno, early US deep house, broken beat and deep space ambient influences into attractive new shapes. Highlights abound, from the rolling, loved-up grooves of the starry "Keep Love On Me", and Motor City deep house shuffle of "Body Issue", to the horizontal bliss of "Longest Way Between Two Points", and tech-jazz swing of standout "This Is Hand". Impressive stuff, all told.
20 May 16
Deep House
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Convenient Departures - (7:34) 118 BPM
Detour King - (7:09) 120 BPM
Political Dance - (7:31) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
H Ain't Nothing But A Number - (7:40) 122 BPM
Review: Natal Zaks is a talented chap. To date, he's released a large amount of very good material, under numerous pseudonyms, for a wide variety of labels. Here he returns to Dekmantel with the second part of the Political Dance series, under the now familiar Central guise. Just like its' predecessor, it's a deliciously positive, melodious and atmospheric affair. The brilliant "Detour King" sounds like Space Dimension Controller, Vincent Floyd and Boyd Jarvis jamming on Mars, while "Political Dance" is a deliciously loved-up journey into early New Jersey deep house, with some distinctively spacey flourishes to boot. Zaks also doffs a cap to ambient house era intelligent techno on the luscious "Convenient Departures".
20 May 16
Deep House
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DJ Slym Fas - "Luv Music" - (5:57) 123 BPM
House Of Jazz - "Hold Your Head Up" - (5:29) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Raphael Green - "Don't Mess With The Devil" - (4:13) 105 BPM
Bill Deal & The Rhondels - "Freak N Freeze" - (4:08) 133 BPM
05 Aug 16
Deep House
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Donato Dozzy & Peter Van Hoesen - "Storta" - (5:54) 127 BPM
Deniro - "Serval" - (7:56) 128 BPM
Matrixxman - "Sexual Frustration" - (6:02) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Talismann - "Aciano" - (7:25) 138 BPM
Played by: Renergy
Review: The ongoing celebration this year of Dekmental's tenth anniversary has already yielded a series of interesting split EPs and the eight instalment is no exception. It starts with Peter Van Hoesen and Donato Dozzy's "Storta". Over a sliding, distended rhythm, the techno duo conjure up cinematic sound scapes. In stark contrast is Matrixxman's "Sexual Frustration", which draws on classic Midwest techno to deliver pneumatic kicks and wild acid tones. Deniro's "Serval" sees another shift in style, but remains in the same geographical space as Matrixxman; combing atmospheric synths with powerful bass tones, it sounds like the lost connection between Patrice Scott and Kenny Larkin. The droning, discordant techno of Talismann's "Aciano" completes the latest Dekmantel celebration.
01 Dec 17
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Bay 25 - (5:23) 129 BPM
Living Up (original mix) - (7:34) 126 BPM
Living Up (Gesloten Cirkel remix) - (7:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: With a debut LP from Joey Anderson and more Juju & Jordash material on the horizon, 2014 looks like being another interesting year for the Dekmantel label, and they kick off in style with a label debut for Mark Du Mosch. For those who don't know, Du Mosch is a regular contributor to a like-minded enclave of labels, racking up excellent 12"s for Lunar Disko, Tabernacle, Cyber Dance and Dutch labels Field, SD and Moustache Records. Having added some heritage to the fledgling Amsterdam operation Tape last year, Du Mosch adds a more established capital-based outlet to his discography with the Bay 25 EP. Contained within are two snapshots of Du Mosch's production palette with the rough and rugged Rotterdam squat techno of the title track complemented by the deeper burn of "Living It Up". An added bonus comes in the form of Du Mosch's Moustache Techno pal Gesloten Cirkel who also makes his Dekmantel bow with a typically haywire modification of "Bay 25".
03 Feb 14
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The Screen - (6:52) 138 BPM
Hit The Road - (5:27) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Trials Of Love - (7:05) 131 BPM
Slow Motion Disaster - (6:21) 131 BPM
01 Jun 15
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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.
18 Oct 19
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Blast (feat Narch Beats & Pendo Zawose) - (5:04) 108 BPM
Rift Valley (feat Abakisimba) - (5:22) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rent-A-Disc - (6:26) 125 BPM
Played by: Jimpster, Alkalino
Review: Recently, Esa Williams has done a good job in stepping out of the shadow of regular Auntie Flo collaborator Brian D'Souza. Here he furthers his solo career via a fine EP on much-loved Dutch imprint Dekmantel. He begins with the deliciously angular and fuzzy "Blast", a joint production with Notch Beats that wraps Pendo Zawose's exotic, drifting vocals around razy sharp electronic motifs and shuffling, 108 BPM afro-house beats. Kenyan vocalist Abakisimba lends a hand on the warm and fluid East African deep house lusciousness of "Rift Valley", before Williams rounds things off via the house tempo Detroit techno positivity of "Rent-a-Disc".
26 May 17
Deep House
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Araya - (5:58) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Piayes Beach Bar And Grill - (4:48) 122 BPM
Romantic Bureaucracy - (4:21) 111 BPM
Played by: Alkalino, Enzo Elia
Review: When Bas Bron agreed to re-release his track "What's A Girl To Do?' on Dekmantel in 2015, he could not have imagined the success and acclaim it would go on to enjoy. Then the Dutch producer faced a fresh dilemma - how to make a suitable follow-up. He seems to have overcome this hurdle with Arava. While the title track's soaring bass and sun-kissed melodies are tailored made for festivals and big rooms, the real Fatima Yamaha sound is audible on the laid-back electro funk of "Piayes Beach Bar And Grill", while another slow-burning classic is audible on the easy-listening electronics of "Romantic Bureaucracy".
06 Feb 17
Minimal/Tech House
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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
11 Oct 19
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The Half Collected Soul - (1:49) 152 BPM
The Shadow Of A Gnarled Thorn - (0:41) 144 BPM
What Joy To Breathe - (5:04) 160 BPM
An Infant's Dream - (0:59) 113 BPM
A Rememberable Life - (1:30) 144 BPM
A Choir Of Angels - (5:34) 157 BPM
The Imagination Of The Whole - (5:27) 146 BPM
A Fracture In The Vapor - (4:28) 60 BPM
Is It Not Better To Walk Alone - (1:26) 146 BPM
Safe Passage (Matthew Herbert's "Withers" dub) - (11:24) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Safe Passage (The Soft Pink Truth's "The Weight Of Pleasure" mix) - (7:23) 120 BPM
Safe Passage (BvDub's "Breathless Haunts / Crush Of Air" mix) - (9:13) 106 BPM
Safe Passage (East Of Oceans' "Delusion Of Safety" mix) - (9:37) 80 BPM
Safe Passage (Frits Wentink 'Garden' mix) - (4:52) 60 BPM
Review: By and large known for his work at Will & Ink and Bonny Donny to other labels like Royal Oak, Heist and Wolf Music, Frits Wentink brings to Dekmantel a very personal concept album that takes in the inspiration of American visual artist Erik Madigan Heck to the whispered guest vocals of Hollywood actress Tilda Swinton. A largely ambient, choral and classical experience graced by poetic passages of the forlorn, a bridge into techno is crossed by the radical and deconstructed grooves of tracks like "A Fracture In The Vapor" next to Frits Wentink's 'Garden' mix of "Safe Passages". Find walls of noise in BvDub's remix next to the hype DnB sounds of "Delusion Of Safety" in an album that Dekmantel calls a soundtrack in which many people will find solace in those they remember. Find extra digital only remixes from Matthew Herbert and The Soft Pink too!
15 Feb 21
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Dance In Retrograde - (9:21) 124 BPM
Re-Fingered With Love - (8:56) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Dutch Dance dominators Dekmantel have collaborated with high street fashion brand Patta on the impressive Dkmntl X Patta series (featuring the likes of Tom Trago and Fatima Yamaha). The eighth instalment features work by Baltimore music legend GE-OLOGY. Known for his success in the 90s hip-hop world, this guy is also a seasoned house producer too. Here we get "Dance In Retrograde", a charming hybrid of light and fluffy 2nd wave Chicago house, Ron Trent style Detroit rhythms and retro boogie. We also have "Re-Fingered With Love" which is a warm and luxuriant deep jam that comes across like a Latin disco take on Good Life.
31 Jul 17
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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
Played by: Larse
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.
24 Mar 17
Minimal/Tech House
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XUP - (8:55) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Vast - (6:25) 160 BPM
Tryptch - (4:08) 125 BPM
Shadow Play - (3:44) 120 BPM
Played by: S-File
11 Nov 16
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Low Kust - (4:51) 134 BPM
Secretary - (5:08) 114 BPM
Lust Mountain - (5:43) 129 BPM
Visualize It - (6:22) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Territory Doubt - (6:45) 111 BPM
Review: An artist to rise up through the ranks of Rotterdam's Pinkman label (with a split sojourn on Brokntoys too) Identified Patient's returns to Dekmantel UFO with Nerve Deposit. Finding a new home on the Dekmanel sub-label that's pushing an experimental, futuristic and harder edged techno, electro and electronica sound, Nerve Depsoit finds it self steeped in something breakbeat, deeper and hardcore. Touching on chop & screwed drum & bass in tracks like "Secretary" alongside heavier industrial electro in "Territory Doubt" to the EBM and gothic sounds in "Visualize It", Identified Patient verges into dubstep with "Low Kust" while turning up the sleazy and rave aesthetics in "Lust Mountain".
21 Sep 20
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The Drip (feat Sophie Du Palais) - (5:59) 100 BPM
Let Me Do It - (6:40) 92 BPM
Chantals Chant - (5:21) 113 BPM
Lucy's Comeback - (4:46) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: MAN2.0, Trevor Jackson
Review: After a series of Eps on Pinkman and Brokntoys, Identified Patient aka Job Veerman makes his debut on Dekmantel. Drawing on industrial, ebm and electro influences, it's a tantalising affair that starts with the low-slung rhythm of "The Drip" featuring Sophie Du Palais' seductive tones. On "Let Me Do It", Veerman maintains a similar pace, but delivers a stripped back, menacing groove that resounds to an ominous bass, while "Chantals Chant" sees the Dutch producer draw on the acrid 303 sound of Bunker to decorate his industrial rhythm. On the final track, Veerman delivers the most dance floor arrangement, with "Lucy's Comeback" throbbing along to a bleak ebm drum track.
03 Jun 19
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Identified Patient - "Comeback" - (8:24) 80 BPM
Max Abysmal - "Quod Libet" - (6:09) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Lamellen - "De Stuiter" - (8:38) 57 BPM
Laura Agnusdei - "Fuga" - (10:37) 110 BPM
Review: For a second time Dekmantel team up with The Netherlands Sound and Vision Institute RE:VIVE to bring together and commision a suite of artists to help showcase 30 years of Dutch experimental filmmaking. Sampling, splicing, manipulating and reinterpreting soundtracks from the Academy Award winning Nico Crama and amateur Dutch filmmaker, Otto Laan, soundscapes come in the form of retroactive experimental techno (Identified Patient) to the undulating cavern rhythms of Max Abysmal's "Quod Libet " There's Lamellan's bizarro cut ups and foley sound in "De Stuiter", leaving Laura Agnusdei to lead the EP with a journeysome drone, synth and whistle piece in excess of 10-minutes. New age cinema.
24 Apr 20
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Earth Boy - (6:19) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Desolation (dub) - (6:11) 120 BPM
Desolation (vocal) - (6:10) 120 BPM
Review: Next up on Dekmantel is Jered Phillip aka Jex Opolis with this highly engaging EP. One of the brains behind the Good Timin' label, Phillip's music takes inspiration from 80s boogie, electro and Italo Disco. Those elements all come together seamlessly on the title track, where crashing drums and a pulsating bass provide the basis for irresistible synth melodies. It makes for a vivid, expansive track. Meanwhile, "Desolation" sees Phillip focus his efforts more closely on updating the sounds of late 70s Italy, fusing staccato snares with irresistible melodic flourishes. The vocal version, with its nasal drawl, sees Jex Opolis edge closer to Fred Ventura territory.
17 May 19
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Invisible Switch - (4:42) 132 BPM
Organ To Dust - (5:13) 126 BPM
Reset - (5:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tell Us Where - (7:11) 120 BPM
Amarna - (6:52) 127 BPM
Nabta Playa - (6:25) 131 BPM
18 Arms - (6:27) 126 BPM
Beige Mantis - (4:44) 131 BPM
Blind Light - (6:58) 130 BPM
Step Back - (5:23) 124 BPM
Review: Joey Anderson isn't a typical New York house producer. Aligned to the recent wave of artists to come from the city more through personal connections than a common sound, his work also has little relationship with the vocal house or disco legacy of the Big Apple. This disconnect is pronounced on Switch, his follow up to his 2014 debut album, also on Dekmantel. From the balmy ambience of the title track through the droning, visceral techno of "Nabta Playa" and "18 Arms" and the organ riffs and slinky minimalism of "Organ To Dust", Anderson's sophomore album takes a trip down some dark alleys to realise his singular vision.
14 Dec 15
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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
05 Jul 19
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Down To The Roach (original mix) - (8:05) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bean Bag Motel - (7:13) 125 BPM
Lights At Night - (7:02) 129 BPM
Down To The Roach (dub) - (5:27) 131 BPM
Played by: Ellen Allien
Review: Given their frequent habit of charging off in different musical directions, predicting the contents of a new Juju & Jordash record is getting increasingly difficult. Down To The Roach, their latest release for regular home Dekmantel, is typically wide-ranging, variously exploring bouncy fusions of techno futurism and whimsical deep house (the title track and its' accompanying dub), new age-influenced dream house (the bizarrely titled "Bean Bag Motel"), and spiraling, synthesizer-heavy house/electronic disco hybrids (the stargazing goodness of "Lights at Night"). It goes without saying that all four tracks are imaginative, immaculately produced, and hugely enjoyable. Excellent work all round.
29 Jun 15
Deep House
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Waldorf Salad - (6:51) 120 BPM
Third Planet From Altair - (9:07) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
03 Mar 14
Deep House
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Juju & Jordash - "Deep Blue Meanies" - (6:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Juju & Jordash - "Jugdish" - (3:00) 107 BPM
Juju & Jordash - "Pulse A Denura" - (5:16) 122 BPM
Juju & Jordash - "Time Slip Remix" - (5:21) 108 BPM
Juju & Jordash - "Dirty Spikes" - (6:43) 119 BPM
Juju & Jordash - "Jazzy Trance" - (5:55) 119 BPM
Juju & Jordash - "Quasi" (Ruff dub) - (6:59) 110 BPM
Juju & Jordash - "Niks" - (3:16) 92 BPM
Juju & Jordash - "Huseesh" (Acid dub mix) - (5:58) 119 BPM
Lerosa - "Ruski" (Juju & Jordash "Ruski On The Roof" remix) - (6:39) 111 BPM
01 Dec 17
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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.
01 Dec 17
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Clean-Cut - (8:20) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Schmofield - (6:22) 123 BPM
Whippersnapper - (6:12) 126 BPM
Swamp Things - (5:53) 123 BPM
Deadwood City - (6:16) 126 BPM
Maharaja Mark - (4:28) 107 BPM
Wheeze Please - (4:50) 120 BPM
Anywhere - (6:11) 71 BPM
Eventide - (6:56) 119 BPM
SP Shakes - (6:41) 120 BPM
Review: Juju and Jordash are rather good at making albums. Their last full-length excursion, 2012's brilliant Techno Primitivism, was a gloriously maudlin and evocative affair, as influenced by drowsy ambient and experimental electronica as house and techno. While there are some similarly dark tracks lurking in the shadows of third album Clean Cut (see the creepy "Swamp Things"), for the most part it's a pleasingly dancefloor-centric concoction. That's not to say that they've packed it with jolly moments - the tipsy, melodious "Anywhere" and dub disco-meets-deep house wonk-out "SP Shakes" aside - but rather their leftfield blends of house and techno have a more club-friendly feel. The results are, for the most part, extremely good, with the rave-era revivalism of "Whippersnapper" (a kind of darkroom, Detroit-influenced take on T-Coy's "Carino") standing out.
08 Dec 14
Deep House
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Monday Mellow - (7:51) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wednesday Something - (7:45) 126 BPM
Thursday, Heavy. - (6:29) 124 BPM
Review: Israeli duo in Amsterdam Juju & Jordash really are unstoppable at present. When not focusing on solo projects or collaborating with German deep house don Move D as Magic Mountain High, they're up to their usual shenanigans in tandem and this new one for hometown heroes Dekmantel is a fine example of how they excel in what they do. The deep hypnotic house of "Monday Mellow" floats gently above soaring, ethereal pads, a bouncy bassline and soothing bell tones while "Wednesday Something" is more uplifting and and positive; swirling in layers of rich vintage synth flair and rushy arpeggios. "Thursday Heavy" is much harder hitting, but rest assured: it is still deep, with its booming Juno bassline and reverberated drums creating some basic trance induction that works a treat.
20 Jan 17
Minimal/Tech House
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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.
09 Oct 17
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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
01 Dec 17
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