Dekmantel and Patta join forces once more for another collaboration. Since 2015, the two homegrown Amsterdam imprints have collaborated on a very special release highlighting local talent. Following up on the success of the 2020 compilation, this year’s edition has a mirrored impetus, presenting a choice selection of our favourite established artists and up-and-comers based in The Netherlands. Available on a limited 150 cassette tape and digital release, the album arrives in tandem with unique merchandise items – two Patta x Dekmantel t-shirts and a hooded sweater.
For the 2021 instalment, eight purveyors and shapers of the Dutch scene have each whipped up an exclusive contribution. Launching things off, there’s De Lichting associate and Kommune founder Nathan Kofi with ‘Omdu,’ a sunburst take on classic deep house. Next up are familiar fixtures of Holland’s club-circuit, Jasmín – who dives into the world of production via 'Purl Stich Knitting' – and Cinnamon's esoteric 'Duck.' Famed for her hardware live sets, Rotterdam's Alberta Balsam offers up 'Pyramids,' a centrifuge of warbling 303 basslines and icy-sharp refrains. Flipping over to the B-side, you can find, amongst other earth-shattering tracks from Naone and Nadia Struiwigh, Garage Noord resident DJ Corridor’s 'Never,' a euphoric blend of delicate, watery melodies and flexed breakbeat. Before Mary Lake dispatches 'Back From Crete,' the hyper-glitched out melody infused with wiggy, shuddering bass.
A mixtape dedicated to club basements, dusky summer festival evenings and crowded house parties – in sum, a love note to all that we've missed in the past 18 months. While impossible to collapse into a single, definable sound, the cassette is flooded by the unmistakable flavour of dance fervour. Amping up the energy to insurmountable levels, navigating kaleidoscopic twists and turns – take it as a promise of everything that’s to come in 2022.