How to start your Dekmantel marathon with a breeze

How to start your Dekmantel marathon with a breeze

Jul 18, 2019 |  by  |  Event, Music
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In a few weeks time it’s time for Dekmantel Festival 2019! Instead of focusing on the main program I would like to tell you why you should start a few days earlier. You can experience the artists in a more intimate way and it makes your ears totally ready for the weekend.

Pharaoh Sanders Quartet

Let’s start the festival with a breeze, with the concert of Pharaoh Sanders Quartet. Maybe you’re already familiar with him, one of the greatest jazzy saxophonists. But if not, this concert is really a must-see if you’re interested in a new, deep musical adventure, or find some inspiration for your own music.


After this legend you can spend your time with some others, like electro-bosses Cybotron. Their type of music is quite populair at the moment. For example, their song “Clear” is for me a great track to get in the party mood.

Wally Badarou & De Ambassade

When you had a good night sleep, you can make yourself ready for another day of Dekmantel pleasure. On Thursday there’s quite a big program going on but I will select my favorites to keep it easy. I think the program of Tolhuistuin is really nice. For example synth magician Wally Badarou will perform there and later that night De Ambassade will do a live performance with loads of new stuff. You might know him from the Dutch band Dollkraut, you can expect some nice synths and wavey sounds.

Shinichi Atobe

And last but not least you should end your day with the mysterious Shinichi Atobe. He performs at gloomy Shelter, so get ready for some real house clubbing with some raw edges to make you totally ready for the weekend buzz. See you there!

Dekmantel Festival 2019

When: July 31-August 4
Where: Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Tolhuistuin, Shelter, Bimhuis, Amsterdamse Bos
Tickets: Here
More info: Website & Facebook event

Photo by Bart Heemskerk

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