The first event will happen in Croatia in September 2016.
The Dutch crew say the project is geared towards "celebrating the extraordinary DJs that turned collecting and playing music into an artform." The first Selectors festival will run from September 1st through 5th 2016 at The Garden Tisno in Croatia. With a capacity of 1500, Dekmantel say they're aiming to create an intimate vibe at the event, with a lineup that features the likes of Joy Orbison, Hunee, Daniele Baldelli, Helena Hauff, Sassy J, The Black Madonna, Intergalactic Gary, I-F, Young Marco, Beppe Loda and Motor City Drum Ensemble. "You can expect long sets from some of our favourite DJs combined with the usual Dekmantel touch on sound, production and atmosphere," says Dekmantel's Thomas Martojo.
The first Selectors compilation comes from Motor City Drum Ensemble. (His instalment will be followed by efforts from Young Marco and Joy Orbison.) Each compilation comprises a selection of unmixed tracks hand-picked by an artist. Speaking about his selection, MCDE says: "I wanted to get some of the stuff that is really, really hard to get, and make it available for younger people." Selectors 001 is due for release on double-vinyl and CD formats in March 2016.
A1 DJ Slym Fas - Luv Music
A2 House Of Jazz - Hold Your Head Up
B1 20 Below - A Lil Tribute To The Moody Black Keys
B2 Risque III - Essence Of A Dream
C1 Licky - African Rock
C2 Raphael Green - Don't Mess With The Devil
D1 Ahzz - New York's Movin (Instrumental)
D2 Bill Deal - Freak n Freeze
Dekmantel will release Selectors 001 in March 2016.