Dekmantel Selectors 2019

Dekmantel Selectors is an intimate festival, limited to a capacity of 2000, to keep the vibe pure throughout the whole week and this can be seen once you get to the bay from The Garden, next to the small fishing village of Tisno.

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Dekmantel Selectors 2019

Albion – Albion [RSR009]

Albion is back with a 6 track EP of delightful cosmotropical disco edits. In true Rotating Souls tradition only the freshest cuts make it to the table. Bursting out the A1 like a chrome clad sapce pimp, “Veni Vidi Voodoo” blasts psychedelic synths all over the shop before exploding into a crazy cosmic disco funk number. Somewhere between an obscure 1970s italian space opera and a sleazy blaxploitation jam. Next up, “Turning On” sees the vocoder in full effect as Albion turns out a percussive Italo disco chugger perfect for the pitch black warehouse. A3 ‘Mind Confusion’: outdoorsy psychedelic festival synth disco sounds. As we saunter over to the B-side, “Nightliner” gets properly cosmic with some totally galactic jazz-funk leanings. If you need some funky guitars, moog melodies, sweet strings, and tropical sounds in your set, throw this one on. “Shangri La” beams us down from the stars to the sun and fun of Miami thanks to a true electro disco stomp. Rocking Balearo-Beach style guitars and funky synth solos, this is undoubtedly one for the synth funk freaks. Last but not least, “All We Need Is Each Other” is a catchy vocal number which seems to blend the infectious guitar part from Barrabas’ “Woman” with another breezy Euro-pop gem for all out Balearic dancefloor destruction.

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Albion – Albion [RSR009]

Albion – Pyramids [MME5005]

Albion, the “continental Disco” King, is back on Macadam Mambo with a new EP, reinforcing, with those 4 killer nuggets, that he is definitely the boss to put out weirdo obscurities. And giving us again, the feeling that the level of the tracks is getting higher record after record.

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Albion – Pyramids [MME5005]

VA – Heavy Rotation III [DEA003]

The Heavy Rotation crew is finally back with the follow-up to their successful Blackdisco release. As expected they continue to deliver top shelf disco from all four corners of the world. Bernhard Zichler checks in on Flight 77, a quirky leftfield bomb with a Joy Division infectious bassline. Then Ric Piccolo takes us high up in the Pampas sky with the smoking hot Marruecos. On the flip Albion joins forces with El Chad from Greece for a piece of decadent camp action with a glorious ending. To round it all off, Spacelex delivers a dubbed out psychedelic disco stomper.

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VA – Heavy Rotation III [DEA003]

Albion – Disco Mambo [MME1001]

3 stunning edits made by the master of European Disco: Albion Venables from Sweden. Just a quick description of the tracks, Disco Mambo is as you can imagine, a Disco Mambo track clearly dedicated to the label. Hear The Night comes from an obscure Italian record with some French Vocals in it. And The Mirror Forrest is a beautiful electronic tune coming from an Italian Library record.

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Albion – Disco Mambo [MME1001]

VA – Blackdisco XI [BD011]

DEA/ALBION/SPACELEX - Blackdisco XI (Front Cover)

Blackdisco Volume XI pushes forward into new territory (and with a new aesthetic) by welcoming a group of three deep diggers who shun musical trends and their inherent fakers. Dea, Albion & Spacelex combine their vinyl-mining efforts to unearth some real diamonds from the rough. Dea’s cut Malaka its a floater with a funky sailboat vibe, while his complimentary cut Taubat takes the tired jungle disco vibe to new level with its triumphant synth-led chorus, an absolute stunner that could be extended for 20 minutes. On the flip, Albion spoons water over the coals, steaming up the joint with an uptempo percussion bomb as if Santana had a disco secret, and Spacelex rides us out with a sexy rock groove complete with mysterious male voiceover, almost as if someone lowered the volume to whisper in your ear.

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VA – Blackdisco XI [BD011]