So packed was the 2015 bill with DJs and live talent, the biggest dilemma for attendees was deciding who to dance to. And while the festival is focused on the pure experience of music, the Dekmantel team goes to great lengths to decorate the site. Everything was in perfect minimalistic harmony, with relaxation areas, food carts and beach-chairs dotted thoughtfully throughout. These photos and mixes should give you a taste of what was a really wonderful weekend.
After the sun set on Dekmantel's daytime activities, the attention turned to Melkweg, one of Amsterdam's longest-running and best-loved venues. There were four rooms of music spread throughout the massive complex, and RA had the privilege of programming a string of back-to-back sets across the three evenings. The Theatre room's darkened space was a perfect enclave for a night of adventurous DJing.
Mark du Mosch VS DJ Overdose
Soul, funk, disco, hip-hop, electro, pop and yeah, some house and techno—Rotterdam met The Hague on Friday night, as Mark du Mosch and DJ Overdose pulled out their best party starters.
Peverelist VS A Made Up Sound
We heard a couple people say this was the "best set of the weekend," which isn't surprising when you consider how great these two can be individually. Press play for five hours of advanced club music with a sweaty hardcore and jungle finale.
Sandrien VS Inigo Kennedy
Sandrien is one of Holland's best and most respected techno DJs. Inigo Kennedy is one the UK's best and most respected techno DJs. They came together on the Sunday night for a masterclass session that touched on all colours of the genre.