Dekmantel 10 Years 08
20th November 2017
vinyl & digital
Donato Dozzy & Peter Van Hoesen
Celebrating its ten year anniversary, Dekmantel is pleased to announce record number eight in a ten-EP trophy series released throughout 2017. This time Dekmantel focusses on some of the most highly regarded craftsmen within techno, including, Donato Dozzy and Peter Van Hoesen along, Matrixxmann, and Dutch DJs Deniro and Talismann. Like stepping out of the UFO tent at Dekmantel Festival, ears ringing from an entire day of pulsating music, this record epitomizes the fiery warm, organic. Featuring a selection of underground, and international talents, the eighth EP will resonate with all who like their techno full of character, living in the space where Detroit and the Netherlands co-exist.
With a common language of abstract, modular techno Donato Dozzy and Peter van Hoesen are no strangers to each other’s music – or studios. ‘Storta’ has that psychedelic tribal aesthetic that has come to define their most recent live-hybrid performances. Dutch producer Deniro has garnered a more cult-like reputation for his spacey, progressive jams – one that has earned him the admiration of Nina Kraviz who recently released his new EP Mendoza on her Trip label. Returning to Dekmantel, Deniro drives a soulful, journey to an intergalactic world that was shaped by the Gods of Detroit – smooth sauce, that Derrick May would surely approve of. Talismann, aka. Guy Blanken, aka. Makam, is the much travelled Dutch producer with a specialty for hypnotic drones, and apocalyptic rhythms. With a much beloved self-titled imprint distributed through Clone, Talismann makes his first foray onto the Dekmantel imprint with ‘Aciano’, a haunting series of raw acid, and prophetic beats. ‘Sexual Frustration’ by Matrixxman, is a continuation of the American producer’s ever-growing relationship with Dekmantel. With three excellent EPs already released with the Dutch imprint – Nubian Metropolis, Sector I: Rhythm, and Sector II: Acid- the latest endeavour by Charles Duff highlights his analogue dexterity, when a soft-pallette of vibrant, almost electro-like sounds.
After throwing their first ever party in the Dutch capital a decade ago, Dekmantel have come to establish themselves in underground music. 2017 saw Dekmantel launch a new festival in Brazil, adding to their Dutch outing in, as well as their Croatian jaunt, Selectors. Going from strength to strength, the label kicked off their, ten-part EP series in March. With one EP released every month, the series has been embracing all the musical varieties Dekmantel has come to represent. Featuring label favourites, along with a whole bunch of new faces, iconic artists, and select debuts, the 10-year series is an, collection of timeless music that embraces everything they’ve done to date, while setting a precedent for things to come.
Donato Dozzy – “@ Anarchy in the Club, Rome, 2015”
Peter Van Hoesen – “Dekmantel Podcast 076”
Deniro – “at Dekmantel Festival 2017”
Matrixxman – “Dekmantel Podcast 123”
Talismann – “Live at Dekmantel Festival 2017”
“Pitch Black EP” by Matrixxman x Setaoc Mass on Figure
“Deep Mind” by Matrixxman on Manhigh Recording
“Talismann 005” by Talismann on own imprint
“Call And Response EP” by Peter Van Hoesen on Time To Express
“Life Performance” by Peter Van Hoesen on Tresor Records