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Dekmantel is a Dutch label, events company, festival and DJ collective that’s been providing the good vibes since 2009. Co-founded by Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij, Dekmantel is now one of Amsterdam’s ‘most respected sources of forward-thinking house and techno’ music. The label has an abundance of peak time heaters, including Palms Trax’s ‘To Paradise’, Fatima Yamaha’s ‘Araya’ and Jex Opolis’ ‘Earth Boy’. Other artists to release on Dekmantel include: Tom Trago, Randomer, Space Dimension Controller, Young Marco, Juju & Jordash, Joey Anderson, Bufiman, Peaking Lights, Robert Hood, upsammy and many more.
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Fear Of Programming
Coral - (2:49)
Suffice To Predict - (5:54)
Renewal Theory - (5:36)
Transport - (1:14)
Water (feat Ryan Elliott) - (5:34)
Pxls - (2:12)
Reverse Dreams - (6:59)
X12 - (5:41)
(Batteries Not Included) - (4:50)
Picture 2020 - (4:13)
Selective Dissolution - (1:40)
Tone - (7:39) Biggest-selling track on this release
Fear Of Programming - (5:19)
Review: Almost a decade after the release of his last solo album, Marcel Dettmann delivers this follow-up. Unlike many of his peers, there is no concept at the heart of Programming, rather it's a reflection of a continuous period spent in the studio. This explains why it shifts in style, with its author never staying in one place for too long. "Suffice to Predict" is a dense, bass-heavy roller, while on "Renewal Theory" spiky Detroit rhythms prevail. These dance floor tracks sit between the ambient swirls of "Coral" and "Transport". Elsewhere, Dettmann explores Motor City influences, with the lithe electro of "Pxls" and the Juan Atkins-sounding brittle groove of "Water". The mood darkens on the droning, repetitive "Batteries Not Included" and "Selective Dissolution" but as the expansive title track demonstrates, Marcel Dettmann's music takes in many perspectives.
25 Nov 22
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Welcome To Grooveboxxx (feat MC Paul T) - (1:03) 157 BPM
Meet Me At The Mecca - (5:04) 124 BPM
Jetlag - (4:05) 120 BPM
La DS - (6:35) 130 BPM
Eau Membership - (5:48) 127 BPM
Marathon (Rap version) - (4:51) 135 BPM
Kimberly & Nance Backstage Rehearsal - (3:29) 123 BPM
Secretly Silly - (6:19) 127 BPM
Sound Of The Dune Town - (5:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Asta Grand Closing - (2:50) 90 BPM
Exposure - (5:00) 128 BPM
Sandokan (U-Nite In Peace) - (4:09) 125 BPM
The Temple - (8:22) 120 BPM
Review: While he may not have released all the much music since debuting in 2017 - just two EPs for Second Circle and one apiece on Safe Trip and Animals Crossing - Chris Kuhlen has more than proved to be a producer with talent and a developing trademark sound. Grooveboxxx, his debut album, sees him once more blur the boundaries between warehouse-ready retro-futurism, twisted dancefloor psychedelia, tropical synth sounds and plenty of gritty, off-kilter sleaziness. Highlights appear thick and fast throughout, from the oddly swung, unearthly bleep & bass revivalism of 'La DS' and the organ bass-sporting breakbeat house hedonism of 'Meet Me At The Mecca', to the breathless, stab-happy rave rush of 'Marathon (Rap Version)', late '80s deep house colour of 'Secretly Silly' and the trance-inducing techno psychedelia of the formidably foreboding 'The Temple'.
21 Oct 22
Deep House
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Best Of Dekmantel X Patta (2015-2022)
Rimer London - "Do Easy" - (5:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Young Marco - "The Best I Could Do (With What I Had)" - (9:27) 125 BPM
Palmbomen II - "Theme" (Drum version) - (6:19) 118 BPM
Ge-ology - "Re-Fingered With Love" - (8:56) 122 BPM
Aardvarck - "Kubaa Rumbaa" - (6:40) 122 BPM
Upsammy - "Translucent Edges" - (4:32) 104 BPM
Tom Trago - "Brutal Romance" (TT's Love Fix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
Mary Lake - "Back From Crete" - (5:12) 130 BPM
Animistic Beliefs - "Save Aru Islands" - (5:07) 141 BPM
Fatima Yamaha - "The Creature From Culture Creation" - (9:27) 109 BPM
Jasmin - "Purl Stitch Knitting" - (5:21) 80 BPM
Makam - "The Struggles" - (7:22) 119 BPM
Darling - "Japanter" - (4:54) 145 BPM
Interstellar Funk - "Androids Know Love Too" - (4:45) 124 BPM
03 Aug 22
Deep House
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Mutations II: Delicious Intent
Delicious Intent - (7:03) 162 BPM
A Familiar Place - (7:01) 158 BPM
If U Wanna - (4:26) 170 BPM
PPPRISM - (7:39) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Following the release of his recent album The Snake That Eats Itself, Berlin-based Aquarian debuts on Dekmantel 's UFO imprint with the second edition in the Mutations series titled Delicious Intent, showcasing more club-focused solo material for the first time in a few years that's rather indicative of the Canadian DJ/producer's 'genre collapsing' DJ sets. Whther it's the elevating rave singal of the opening title track, the off-kilter hardcore deconstruction of "If U Wanna" or the evocative Reese drama of "PPPRISM" - you'll be reaching for the lasers throughout your listen to Mutation II: Delicious Intent.
27 May 22
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Light, Cruel & Vain
Fader - (3:12) 77 BPM
Black Scarlet - (3:54) 90 BPM
Light, Cruel & Vain - (4:24) 94 BPM
Crush The Muse - (4:59) 92 BPM
Slave - (5:44) 72 BPM
Perfume Of Oil - (5:53) 87 BPM
Never Break Faith - (3:58) 86 BPM
Strength - (5:03) 93 BPM
I Wanna Be An Idol - (5:11) 74 BPM
The Doomsday Generation - (3:00) 57 BPM
20 May 22
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Into The Echo
Ghost Of Kyiv - (3:13) 105 BPM
Crystal Whispers - (4:56) 105 BPM
Dreamers (Part I) - (7:01) 80 BPM
Psycho Panner - (4:36) 120 BPM
The Helium Queen - (5:03) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Last Piece Of The Puzzle - (4:52) 80 BPM
Northern Winds (feat JASSS) - (5:24) 80 BPM
Octave Echoes (album mix) - (4:19) 105 BPM
Crickets At Night (feat Loradeniz) - (5:43) 105 BPM
Into The Echo - (5:23) 60 BPM
25 Mar 22
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Mutations I: Death, Taxes & Hanger
Death, Taxes & Hanger - (7:06) 167 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rene Likes The Steak - (6:41) 140 BPM
Sam Handwich - (6:42) 136 BPM
Dead Whale - (8:54) 145 BPM
Played by: Lakeshouse
18 Mar 22
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Suikerplein EP
Westerpark - (5:13) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Domela - (4:22) 108 BPM
Spaarndammerplantsoen - (4:54) 100 BPM
Box - (4:43) 100 BPM
Scannen - (5:53) 108 BPM
Review: As DJs, BSS contributed to the Dekmantel podcast last year. Already a staple of labels like Hivern and Honey Soundsystem, now they bring their production skills to the Dekmantel imprint. Suikerplein is a sprawling, expansive four-tracker that takes in a range of influences, but at its core boasts an atmospheric aesthetic. "Westerpark" resounds to staccato breaks and gloomy synth lines, while on "Domela", BSS opt for a low-slung electro workout, driven by glitchy percussive slivers. "Spaarndammerplantsoen" is more atmospheric, sounding like the soundtrack to a dystopian sci-fi movie. Rounding off the release is "Box", where they re-focus on electro, with a low-slung groove powered by a menacing bass and powerful steely drums.
21 Jan 22
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Dekmantel - Best Of 2021
Louise Freeman - "Mirage" - (6:43) 120 BPM
Upsammy - "Flutter" - (5:21) 120 BPM
Mary Lake - "Back From Crete" - (5:12) 130 BPM
Alberta Balsam - "Cascade" - (4:36) 126 BPM
Upsammy - "Spat" - (4:03) 120 BPM
Bruxas - "Minitrip" - (3:53) 148 BPM
Jasmin - "Purl Stitch Knitting" - (5:21) 120 BPM
DJ Corridor - "Never" - (4:27) 129 BPM
Santoro - "Lover Message" - (5:03) 52 BPM
Phillip Jondo - "Whowhuwho" (feat DJ Plead) - (4:51) 146 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bruxas - "Red Pillows" - (5:29) 115 BPM
Alberta Balsam - "Suspended In The Manifold" - (5:28) 158 BPM
Naone - "Beamd" - (5:43) 150 BPM
Frits Wentink & Erik Madigan Heck - "What Joy To Breathe" - (5:04) 160 BPM
Review: Dutch party brand Dekmantel celebrates a good innings for 2021, continuing its label operations despite the setbacks of the pandemic and looking forward to a more optimistic 2022 where they can return with their flagship festival in Amsterdam, as well as the Dekmantel Selectors series in Croatia. Best Of 2021 features several catalogue highlights such as Louise Freeman's old school Italo disco goodie "Mirage", the evocative broken beats of Alberta Balsam's "Cascade", in addition to local artist Upsammy's hypnotic polyrhythms heard on "Spat", Phillip Jondo delivering a typically oddball groove on 'Whowhuwho' (feat DJ Plead) and deep house favourite Frits Wentink serving up something a bit different than usual (with Erik Madigan Heck) on the classical ambient journey "What Joy To Breathe".
17 Dec 21
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Higher Dreams
Atuan Tombs - (4:52) 123 BPM
Cascade - (4:36) 126 BPM
Metanoia - (4:42) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Higher Dreams - (2:23) 149 BPM
Suspended In The Manifold - (5:28) 158 BPM
Review: Said to be inspired by science-fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin - Alberta Balsam presents her debut album Higher Dreams for Dekmantel. A narrative-based listening session also designed for the dancefloor, the LP tells the story of a quest for survival and a planet ravaged by ecological collapse and environmental apocalypse. With that said, this is by far a draconian listen of gothic doom and swathes of cheap reverb - but a colourful and melodic session of pumping synth-music and electro references taking both Drexciya and Delia Derbyshire. Get your kicks from "Atuan Tombs", "Metanoia" and "Cascade" next to Alberta Balsam's own vocals in the title track and some hardcroe Detroit flair in "Suspended In The Manifold". A deep and beautiful debut that should be enjoyed and explored in its entirety.
19 Nov 21
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Little Princess EP
Dunkelziffer I (feat Maxwell Sterling) - (2:50) 70 BPM
Dunkelziffer II (feat Maxwell Sterling) - (4:01) 60 BPM
Whowhuwho (feat DJ Plead) - (4:51) 73 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Whowhuwho (feat DJ Plead - Moa Pillar remix) - (4:38) 73 BPM
Review: Dekmantel introduces the solo sounds of Phillip Jondo - one half of the Gardland duo (Lullabies For Insomniacs), Spa Recordings label boss, and Salon des Amateurs resident DJ. Having given Dekmantel a podcast back in 2017 - and contributed to Lena Wilikens Selectors 005 compilation, - Jondo secures a full debut opus with the Little Princess EP. Full of weirdo drum patterns, subtle rave influences and plenty of new age motifs, the EP also features collaborations with one Maxwell Sterling (Ecstatic and AD 93) and Boomkat and Livity Sound associate, DJ Plead. Full of blooming spirals of hypercolour and positive synth to broken beats, jungle rhythms, grime melodies and falling 808s - there's a fair dose of tribal, south London deconstructed dance, and new school electronica too.
01 Oct 21
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Dekmantel X Patta 2021
Nathan Kofi - "Omdu" - (6:00) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Jasmin - "Purl Stitch Knitting" - (5:21) 80 BPM
Cinnaman - "Duck" - (5:18) 64 BPM
Alberta Balsam - "Pyramids" - (3:50) 63 BPM
Nadia Struiwigh - "PIEEC" - (5:29) 75 BPM
DJ Corridor - "Never" - (4:27) 64 BPM
Mary Lake - "Back From Crete" - (5:12) 65 BPM
Naone - "Beamd" - (5:43) 100 BPM
Review: Primo Dutch streetwear store Patta and choice selectors Dekmantel hook up once more for their 2021 collection, bringing the world of positive chance the opportunity to delve through a new range of wardrobes, prints, catch phrases and accessories. On the music side of things, this year's collection commissions the likes of Nous'klaer recording artist Nadia Struiwigh with a blustery epic "PIEEC" that finds its place in association with Mary Lake's familiar synth trope "Back From Crete". DJ Corridor fills in the middle section with a lo-fi jungle explosion of warehouse IDM, electro and leftfield house next to Alberta Balsam's very synthy and tonal "Pyramids". Cinnaman makes an appearance with a lo-fi rhythm section plus touches of acid in "Duck", while the artist Jasmin turns it up with experimental and broken beat driven "Purl Stitch Knitting". Introducing Nathan Kofi with an extra expressive synth tip, Unknown To The Unknown affiliate Naone goes low, industrial and electro on "Beamd".
06 Aug 21
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Muscle Memory
Muscle Memory - (4:10) 120 BPM
Red Pillows - (5:29) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bodywarmer - (3:20) 70 BPM
People - (3:09) 101 BPM
Cogelo, Rapido (feat Maria Pandiello) - (5:38) 118 BPM
Mountain Cruise - (3:07) 120 BPM
Minitrip - (3:53) 99 BPM
Crazy Spacey - (7:45) 120 BPM
Salt Water Pool - (5:10) 115 BPM
Review: A few years back, Jacco Gardner and Nic Mauskovic joined forces to release a handful of rather good EPs inspired by -in their words - "a psychedelic journey into the tropics". Muscle Memory, the pair's first full-length as Bruxas, continues this approach, combining Mauscovic's love of infectious global rhythms and spaced-out dub disco effects with Gardner's alternately warming and out-there synth sounds. It's undoubtedly a winning formula, with highlights including the cheery synth-tropicala of 'Bodywarmer', the Italo-goes-tropical happiness of 'Cogelo, Rapido', the slow-motion eccentricity of 'Minitrip' and the accurately titled Afro-syth/space disco fusion of 'Crazy Spacey'.
21 May 21
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Scores III
Interstellar Funk - "Seasonshore Sequences" - (15:19) 65 BPM
Guenter Raler - "Ecotone" - (15:44) 76 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
14 May 21
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Red Pillows
Red Pillows - (5:29) 57 BPM
30 Apr 21
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Cogelo, Rapido
02 Apr 21
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Flutter - (5:21) 80 BPM
Spat - (4:03) 80 BPM
Worm - (4:51) 94 BPM
Metallic - (3:14) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: With leaps and bounds the meteoric rise of Dutch producer Upsammy sees no end. Following the release of her Zoom LP that Dekmantel put out last year, she follows it up with a fresh selection of clicks and cuts teeming with her now trademark modular glockenspiel sound, bringing back memories of Schiller's classic trance anthem (and Tiesto's remix!). From the outset "Worm" takes charge as this EP's most direct number with its reinforced kick drum, whereas something like "Spat" revels in the syncopation of its groove, glitchy percussion and atonal musicality - next to some sweet minimal piano. Find something softer and more dreamlike in "Metallic" while "Flutter" takes the scenic route through a heavy field of harpsichord expressionism and broken beat rhythms.
01 Mar 21
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Safe Passage
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
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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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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Dekmantel - Best Of 2020
Bufiman - "Sara Sara" - (6:37) 125 BPM
Upsammy - "It Drips" - (3:41) 90 BPM
Peaking Lights - "Dreams" - (5:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Peaking Lights - "EVP" - (4:06) 120 BPM
The Mauskovic Dance Band - "Ventura Phase" - (4:12) 133 BPM
Space Dimension Controller - "Planete Contraire" - (6:39) 121 BPM
Bufiman - "Blow Your Head" - (8:14) 115 BPM
Upsammy - "Extra Warm" - (3:39) 85 BPM
Identified Patient - "Lust Mountain" - (5:43) 129 BPM
Zohar - "Minor Discomfort" - (3:33) 95 BPM
Max Abysmal - "Quod Libet" - (6:09) 120 BPM
Ranie Ribeiro - "Junee" - (2:37) 145 BPM
Laura Agnusdei - "Fuga" - (10:37) 110 BPM
Review: While 2020 has not been plain sailing for much-loved Dutch label Dekmantel, the imprint has continued to release some superb music - as this sampler style round-up of their best moments of the last 12 months proves. It begins with a rare (and inspired) outing from Jan Schulte's more dancefloor-focused Bufiman project ('Sara Sara') and ends with the gently unfurling ambient brilliance of Laura Agnusdei's 'Fuga'; in between, you'll find such sumptuous treats as Upsammy's sparkling, warm and dizzyingly up-tempo 'Extra Warm', the toasty, quietly colourful brilliance of Space Dimension Controller's 'Planete contraire', the thrillingly-percussive heaviness of Mauskovich Dance Band's 'Extra Ventura' and the clandestine creepiness of Max Abysmal's 'Quod Libet'.
21 Dec 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Nerve Deposit
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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Albumsi Rhythm Trax
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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Melt In My Heated Hands - (3:43) 60 BPM
Growing Out Of The Plastic Box - (4:03) 82 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
It Drips - (3:41) 90 BPM
Subsoil - (4:18) 80 BPM
In A Shade - (4:36) 61 BPM
Echo Boomed - (3:16) 75 BPM
Send-Zen - (5:05) 74 BPM
Overflowering - (3:42) 67 BPM
Extra Warm - (3:39) 85 BPM
Twisted Like A Flame - (3:03) 96 BPM
Reality Paces The Platform - (5:04) 76 BPM
Review: Since Upsammy emerged in mysterious fashion for Die Orakel in 2018 the producer has established herself as a fresh entity breaking new ground in abstract and experimental dance music. With a split release on Whities and a debut album for Nous'klaer Audio adding to the hype surrounding Upsammy's music too, this Zoom LP adds yet another shade of sound to her growing discography, in this case for Dekmantel something metallic, bit-graded, and tropicana. With bleep culture, jungle and future sub-pop influences meeting higher tempo percussion and Afro-centric rhythms, these inspirations are woven together furthermore by dub, some nerdy synthesis, broken beats and syncopation. Zoom in, Sammyup!
08 Jun 20
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Dharma - (6:11) 125 BPM
Peace - (4:18) 63 BPM
EVP - (4:06) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Dammed - (5:07) 128 BPM
The Caves - (2:21) 105 BPM
Soft Escape (Moonman mix) - (4:37) 116 BPM
Eyes Alive - (5:57) 69 BPM
Innerterrestrial - (5:43) 100 BPM
Dreams - (5:28) 60 BPM
Silver Clouds - (3:59) 108 BPM
Enchanted Sea - (2:19) 109 BPM
Traffic - (7:16) 126 BPM
Change Always Comes - (6:08) 73 BPM
Review: Hello Wisconsin! Say Dekmantel who at the moment pour their interests into the electric folk, pop and synthwave of American husband and wife duo Peaking Lights. With their indie sound familiar to labels like Mexican Summer, City Slang and Not Not Fun, this E S C A P E album follows up the Sea of Sand maxi-EP released by Dekmantel in 2018. A stand out studio work, this 2020 release sees the duo go dubby in "Dreams", industrial and synthwave in "Innerterrestrial" to beatdown, psychedelic NY breaks in "Silver Clouds". Indra Dunis' sultry, breathy and playful vocals are a force in Peaking Lights' music, spare the odd instrumental tracks like "The Caves" and "Enchanted Sea", with a world of psychedelic inspirations, experimental dub, ambient and dance grooves caught up in eastern-themed motifs of E S C A P E. Be Free!
11 May 20
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Scores II
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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Shadance Hall
Ventura Phase - (4:12) 66 BPM
Squeeze Dogs (original mix) - (3:33) 87 BPM
Theorie Amerikaan (original mix) - (4:20) 76 BPM
Controleer Jezelf (original mix) - (5:41) 62 BPM
Controleer Jezelf (Rhythm version) - (5:29) 62 BPM
Theorie Amerikaan (Space dub) - (4:14) 76 BPM
Squeeze Dogs (Crunch dub) - (2:59) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ventura (dub) - (4:31) 64 BPM
Review: With the Dekmantel machine growing by the week the label has come to a point over the last 10 years where it's happy to stand up and represent the otherside of dance music, bands. That now includes The Mauskovic Dance Band, a five piece group outta Amsterdam sending some tropical cosmo flavours for the silly summer season. The album delivers a lo-fi and almighty analogue sound of disco and psychedelica next to the bells and whistles of percussion music, 60s dub ethics and a chic 70s cosmiq.
17 Apr 20
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Planete Contraire
Planete Contraire - (6:39) 121 BPM
2 Synths & An 808 - (5:37) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Following on from last year's Cryonauts album, Jack Hamill aka Space Dimension Controller returns to Dekmantel to deliver his second EP for the Dutch collective. The title track revolves around a low-slung electronic disco groove underpinned by spaced out melodies and cosmic sounds, subtle but still delightfully trippy. On "2 Synths & An 808", Hamill chooses a different route though the outer reaches of electronic music. Inspired by Detroit electro and its 80s, funk-based precursor, he fuses tight drums with a fuzzy, sleazy bass to deliver a slinky but impactful workout that's appeal to Cameo and Aux 88 fans alike.
16 Mar 20
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EVP - (4:06) 60 BPM
02 Mar 20
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Shadance Hall
Ventura Phase - (4:12) 133 BPM
Squeeze Dogs - (3:33) 87 BPM
Theorie Amerikaan - (4:20) 152 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Controleer Jezelf - (5:41) 125 BPM
Review: With the Dekmantel machine growing by the week the label has come to a point over the last 10 years where it's happy to stand up and represent the otherside of dance music, bands. That now includes The Mauskovic Dance Band, a five piece group outta Amsterdam setting new tropical and Latin inspired flavours for our forthcoming hawaaian t-shirt summer season especially brought to you by the best merry makers in the business. It brings with it a diggers vibe of disco and percussion music with slights of '70s cosmique and exotica. Lo-fi, funky and chic.
28 Feb 20
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Soft Escape
Soft Escape (Moonman mix) - (4:37) 116 BPM
Soft Escape (Sleaze mix) - (4:10) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Wishy-washy surfer lo-fi italo-punk surfaces on Dekmantel via Peaking Lights, a Californian duo pushing sounds whose influences here range as wide as Ladytron and Black Sabbath ("Planet Caravan") to cosmic disco and DIY electronic indie. The pairing are probably more known to fans of the Mexican Summer label than those who enjoy Kangding Ray and Sigha's music - the two who produced Dekmantel's previous release - which goes some distance to express the musical range Dekmantel are covering these days. For their label debut expect two floating, breathy, chilled out sub pop numbers to bliss out your next mix.
13 Feb 20
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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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Dekmantel - Best Of 2019
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".
16 Dec 19
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I See Through You
Night Alone - (5:46) 126 BPM
Lost Codes - (5:43) 127 BPM
White Echoes - (5:13) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wild Palms - (5:30) 128 BPM
Review: After breaking through in 2013 to a fanfare of applause and reviews thanks to a string of releases on the all encompassing RVNG Intl label, SOS's place within its catalogue presents a foundry of synthy analogue jams. With a penchant for huge vamps and startling crescendos, Dutch powerhouse Dekmantel welcome SOS back to the mainstage, lifting off with the massive "Lost Codes" - a track impersonating what a launch into trans dimensional hyperspace might sound like. Descending further into the cosmos with "Night Alone", it brings with it a small capsule of 80s-sounding New York club and pop influences. Deeper house sentimentalities find their way into the skipping rhythms of "Wild Palms", with "White Echoes" throwing down a gauntlet of acidic bass stabs and pitch-shifting rhodes for a bouncing session of warehouse blues.
09 Dec 19
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Apollo - (5:34) 130 BPM
Cascade - (4:49) 135 BPM
What It Takes - (4:56) 148 BPM
Your Touch - (4:16) 90 BPM
Helles - (5:05) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Dekmantel up in this bizz with a new release from the freshly emblazoned Neon Chambers, a collaboration between Sigha & Kangding Ray. Both artists come from different but adjacent backgrounds of techno and here they combine with snapping raster effects and IDM philosophies to create and sound and rhythm that's made to fit an industrial, colourful and contemporary club context. Strands of Roly Porter epicness can be felt in "Cascade" that are underpinned by the heavy weight clak of nail gun kicks, with "Helles" and "Apollo" crafting wild rhythms and melodies from vox. Some deconstructed UK vibes in "What It Takes" too that might even turn the head of Soundman Chronicles 'headhoncho' Parris.
04 Nov 19
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Psychic Venom
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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A Box Full Of Magic
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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Natural Race
Natural Race (feat Wayne Snow) - (6:36) 115 BPM
Marimbamba Isle De Joie - (5:49) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Magnifico Notturno - (5:36) 127 BPM
Barrilete Cosmico - (5:48) 118 BPM
Proletarians In Space - (5:35) 115 BPM
Zoo Planet X - (5:06) 120 BPM
Ritmo Atomico - (8:41) 120 BPM
Starbugs - (6:13) 121 BPM
Review: Turin-based duo Stump Valley are no strangers to Dekmantel, having played at their renowned yearly festival in Amsterdam, in addition to the Selectors and Lente Kabinet events. Releasing across a whole spectrum of lauded Dutch labels, their material has been heard on Dopeness Galore and Off Minor Recordings. "Natural Race" features Berlin's Wayne Snow on vocals and is a smooth and sensual expression in late night deepness reminiscent of legends Virgo Four, the neon-lit imaginary score of "Marimbamba Isle De Joie" is something you could imagine Axel Foley cruising around L.A. to, while on the darker side of the spectrum there's the moody and slow burning grit of "Proletarians In Space" or the trippy and hypnotic power of "Ritmo Atomico".
27 Sep 19
Minimal/Tech House
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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.
20 Sep 19
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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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Signals In Snakes
The Drip (feat Sophie Du Palais) - (5:59) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Let Me Do It - (6:40) 92 BPM
Chantals Chant - (5:21) 113 BPM
Lucy's Comeback - (4:46) 113 BPM
Played by: MAN2.0, Trevor Jackson
Review: After a series of Eps on Pinkman and Brokntoys, Identified Patient aka Job Veerman makes his debut on Dekmantel. Drawing on industrial, ebm and electro influences, it's a tantalising affair that starts with the low-slung rhythm of "The Drip" featuring Sophie Du Palais' seductive tones. On "Let Me Do It", Veerman maintains a similar pace, but delivers a stripped back, menacing groove that resounds to an ominous bass, while "Chantals Chant" sees the Dutch producer draw on the acrid 303 sound of Bunker to decorate his industrial rhythm. On the final track, Veerman delivers the most dance floor arrangement, with "Lucy's Comeback" throbbing along to a bleak ebm drum track.
03 Jun 19
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Earth Boy
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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Skulls & Plants
Delirium Vivens - (5:31) 50 BPM
Wax Smiles - (5:04) 87 BPM
Non Sayers - (4:57) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sleeping Fury - (3:55) 100 BPM
Instar - (5:27) 132 BPM
Upside Down Sinner - (4:17) 90 BPM
I Meant You, Not You - (5:12) 50 BPM
Their Menads - (4:44) 136 BPM
Bold Like A New Sun (feat Olympia) - (5:08) 164 BPM
Prosopagnosia - (6:40) 135 BPM
Review: Territroy is a collaboration between Panagiotis Melidis, who produces as Larry Gus, and Stathis Kalatzis, who used to work as Mr. Statik. Issued on Dekmantel's UFO spin-off, it's a dubbed out masterpiece. "Delirium Vivens" is a rolling, vocal-sample heavy groove, while "Wax Smiles" sees the pair drop a more abstract piece, with dead-paced drums supporting the swirling voices. On "Sleeping Fury", there's a more dramatic approach with plucked strings prevailing while "Instar" is a deeper affair, pushing the project closer to what could be deemed to be conventional techno. It's only a temporary dalliance however, and "Upside Down Sinner" marks a return to the kind of swirling, psychedelic dub that makes this album so enthralling.
10 May 19
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Let's Ride
3.I.Y. - (5:09) 131 BPM
Bricks - (5:07) 107 BPM
Freak N Tweak - (4:47) 54 BPM
Open Me - (7:09) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Following releases on labels like Kalahari Oyster Cult and collaborations with D.Tiffany over the past year, Roza Terenzi takes a few steps up with this debut on Dekmantel. Eschewing a straight dance floor approach, the Australian artist delivers the teased out, atmospheric soundscapes of "Bricks" and the trippy broken beats of "Freak N Tweak". Even when she puts a greater focus on the dance floor, the sound is still understated and subtle: "3.I.Y." is a breaking electro affair where cosmic undercurrents are mixed with searing bass and "Open M" is a widescreen slice of deep techno, making for an accomplished release.
08 Apr 19
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To Paradise
To Paradise - (6:12) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Love In Space - (5:28) 122 BPM
Heron - (5:18) 120 BPM
Review: It's been two years since we last heard from Jay Donaldson AKA Palms Trax, so it's little surprise to find that his trademark sound has evolved a little in that time. The three tracks on "To Paradise" have more in common with vintage, left-of-centre 1980s synth-pop than contemporary deep house. As a result, all three cuts ripple with glistening lead lines, colourful chords, lo-fi drum machine rhythms and thickset synth basslines. The pick of the bunch for us is opener "To Paradise", which sounds an instrumental take on the Pet Shop Boys most picturesque tracks mixed with Italo-disco circa 1986. Elsewhere, "Love In Space" is a little deeper and breezier in tone with plenty of chiming melodies, while "Heron" is gloriously poignant, melancholic and life affirming.
18 Mar 19
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Monty Roberts
Horse Massage - (6:04) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Spider - (7:48) 100 BPM
Oyster - (3:52) 96 BPM
Railrunner - (4:40) 90 BPM
Pippo Denemarken - (6:00) 101 BPM
Review: Fans of the likes of Yellow Magic Orchestra will find much to enjoy on this five-track downtempo/leftfield EP from Dutch duo Lamellen - there's something distinctly 'Forbidden Colours'-like about the delicate synths that lead the ambient-not-ambient 'Horse Massage', for starters. 'Spider' leans more towards angular, new wave-y Italo-disco, 'Oyster' is an experimental slo-mo/Balearic oddity with little fluttery sounds that seem to mimic birdsong or animal noises, 'Railrunner' comes on like early 80s synth-funk via Music From Ceefax, while closer 'Pippo Denemarken' has a quirky, circus-like feel and features a lovely nagging, lolloping Hammond riff.
25 Feb 19
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Parallel B
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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Dekmantel Best Of 2018
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.
17 Dec 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Quantum Internet Alliance - (2:45) 60 BPM
Ant Migration - (0:58) 59 BPM
The Blob, Imaginary Trip To A Desolate New York - (4:26) 57 BPM
Do Easy - (5:37) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The film What A World celebrates the continuing partnership between Dekmantel and fashion label Patta, by telling a story about contrasting worlds that come together in a dream-like atmosphere. The visuals are underscored by a slowly building musical piece from the hands of Rimer London. The Dutch producer and DJ behind projects such as Bas Bron and Le Le returns under his original production alias for this Dekmantel debut - with a set of chromatic disco tracks, progressive in texture and full of character. From the glistening synthscapes of "Quantum Internet Alliance", the late night slo-mo disco of "The Blob, Imaginary Trip To A Desolate New York" or the emotive classic house of "Do Easy" awash in celestial FM synthesis aesthetics.
05 Nov 18
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Theme (original version) - (5:21) 75 BPM
Theme (Drum version) - (6:19) 59 BPM
Study B - (5:03) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Study D - (2:55) 78 BPM
Study E - (0:56) 95 BPM
Review: Los Angeles based Palmbomen II makes an appearance for the next edition in famed Amsterdam festival Dekmantel's collaboration with the fashion label Patta. The Dutch protagonist of lo-fi, synth ambience - hooked on 90s nostalgia and retrofitted synthesisers and drum modules - delves deep into a colourful world of one par acid house, one par abstract electronic score. From the haunting ambience of "Theme" (original version) which creates tension and suspense in an early '80's VHS aesthetic, while the celestial new age soundscape "Study B" explores the wonders of FM synthesis, "Study E" likewise carries a grainy and saturated aesthetic in its elaborate chord progression.
05 Nov 18
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Sea Of Sand
Blind Corner - (6:40) 118 BPM
Hypnotized - (6:56) 91 BPM
Shift Your Mind - (6:32) 120 BPM
I Can Read Your Mind - (6:23) 109 BPM
Noise Of Life - (6:58) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sea Of Sand - (5:33) 160 BPM
Review: Dekmantel scores a coup by signing US psychedelic pair Peaking Lights. Sea of Sand is a taster for an imminent album on the Dutch label, and it provides an intoxicating taste of what's to come. "Blind Corner" resounds to a throbbing groove, with Indra Dunis' vocals unravelling over the blissed out, textures, while on "Shift Your Mind", they trip the light fantastic with a percussive, bongo-heavy backing. "Hypnotized" sees the pair delver a slower, dubbed out arrangement. Keeping the listener guessing, "I Can Read Your Mind" is a wonderfully hypnotic, spaced out Italo Disco affair and "Noise of Life" sees Peaking Lights delve into dreamy electronic pop.
15 Oct 18
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Dekmantel 10 Years: The Collection (unmixed tracks)
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.
14 Sep 18
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