Dekmantel launches new vinyl-only techno reissue sequence

Dekmantel is releasing a two volume compilation comprised of traditional Djax-Re-Up cuts this spring.

Described as "prime picks from the Djax-Up-Beats vaults, circa '90-'97" the primary quantity will launch on February four. Spanning home and techno, it options eight important '90s tracks from the likes of Glenn Underground, Felix Da Housecat, Ok-Alexi Shelby, Ismistik (AKA Bjørn Torske) and extra.

“Dekmantel are proud to announce the re-issue of a few of the most era-defining trans-Atlantic, techno cuts from the early nineties, because of cult label Djax-Up-Beats,” the label clarify.

“Founded in Eindhoven on the flip of the 90s, Djax-Up-Beats rapidly earned a global status for being a key supply of Chicago home, acid techno, and floor-filling, heavy-hitting, straight up underground 12"s,” Dekmantel continues.

Adding, “After forging a powerful relationship with artists in Chicago and Detroit, label founder Miss Djax rapidly discovered her (precise) mail field stuffed with demo tapes from up-and-coming producers from throughout the Atlantic. Straight away Djax-Up-Beats grew to become a house for each Dutch and American artists alike creating heavy, experimental machine techno.”

The second instalment within the sequence is predicted to launch in April. Both volumes will likely be vinyl exclusives.

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