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Label Dekmantel celebrates its 7th Anniversary with a festival line-up

It could well be the line-up of a festival, but no, it is the anniversary of a music label. But it is not a normal label. The Dutch Dekmantel turns seven on the scene full of important releases with national and international artists. It features a timeless house and techno with artists like Redshape, Hunee, Makam or Tom Trago, also having a catalog with contributions from Marcel Dettmann and Skudge.

Dekmantel is also a promoter, and you can feel it in the celebration of the seventh anniversary: Carl Craig, Moodymann, Henrik Schwarz, and a large cast of performers who will take the Dutch capital of Amsterdam in March. And they are coming from the most important electronic cities. From Germany Henrik Schwarz and DJ Koze, from Detroit Carl Craig, Moodymann and Dopplereffekt, from The United Kingdom Joy Orbison, Boddika and Ben UFO, and of course the national representatives Tom Trago, Steffi and Dekmantel Soundsystem.


Carl Craig, Henrik Schwarz (live), Moodymann, DJ Koze, Joy Orbison, Boddika
Bicep, Dopplereffekt (live), Steffi, Ben UFO, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Tom Trago, Juju & Jordash

All this from the Art Gallery Taets, a park for events at Zaandam, 15 kilometers northeast of Amsterdam. They will start at 15h, for 12 hours the 1st March 2014, with approximately 5,000 people waiting .


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Amsterdam label and party Dekmantel will celebrate seven years of operation with a 5,000-person event in March.

Dekmantel has been one of the best labels to emerge from Amsterdam’s bustling house and techno scene in recent years. While they’ve mostly hosted the work of Dutch artists (San Proper and Makam, for example) you’ll find contributions from internationals like Marcel Dettmann and Skudge in its catalogue. Unsurprisingly, then, the upcoming anniversary celebration will be a global affair, with a mixture of US, German and local acts confirmed. Carl Craig, Moodymann and Dopplereffekt will represent Detroit, while Henrik Schwarz and DJ Koze are the festival’s two German representatives. UK selectors Boddika, Joy Orbison and Ben UFO have also been billed, with home grown acts Steffi, Tom Trago and the Dekmantel Soundsystem set to fly the Dutch flag.

The anniversary will take place at Art Gallery Taets, an arts space and events park in Zaandam, located roughly 15km north-west of Amsterdam. It kicks off at 3 PM on March 1st and carries on for 12 hours.