When you look at Dekmantel’s all-encompassing portfolio, it’s hard to be anything but impressed. As a DJ collective, Dekmantel Soundsystem offer something which is truly unique within electronic music. As a label, they’re continuously pushing a blend of leftfield house and intelligent techno with serious disco leanings. Their Selector Series might just be the most respected compilation series out there. On the party front, their festival of the same name was won plaudits from all corners of the industry. Not content with dominance purely on homesoil, their Dekmantel Selectors is one of Croatia’s biggest summer jaunts. Now, on Friday 10th November, Dekmantel arrive in Manchester and takeover The Warehouse Project at Store Street – and as ever they’re bringing a star-studied line-up in tow.
Another one of their biggest contributions has been the unveiling of talent that had previously flown under the radar. And this is no truer than of Dutch sensation Fatima Yamaha. It was his whirlwind live set on the Boiler Room stage at 2015’s edition of their Amsterdam festival which introduced him to a wider audience and launched his career skyward. To this day, it’s still one of the most talked about sets in the festival’s history – and for good reason! His efforts on that day were rewarded with promotion to the main stage the following year. If you haven’t already, we seriously recommend watching.
As a producer he is responsible for slow-burner ‘What’s A Girl To Do?’ Originally released in 2004, it wasn’t until 2015 when the rest of the world caught-on to what an anthem it was! Largely thanks to a re-work, being championed by Jackmaster and that Boiler Room appearance, of course.
A serious crate-digger, his ability was recognised with induction into Radio 1’s Essential Mix class of 2017. It’s up there with one of our favourites from the last 12 months, featuring everything from funk to gangster rap with a hefty dose of house and disco. Where else can you hear Prince and Snoop Dogg next to Moodymann and Jamie Principle? To say it is mixed sublimely would be an understatement. But you can be the judge yourself:
Fatima Yahama will be appearing at WHP alongside Marcel Dettmann, Robert Hood, Palm Trax, Young Marco and more.
The last remaining General Release tickets are available now.