Welcome to our liveblog! A full-blown feed of our entire event, updated throughout the 10 days of Dekmantel Connects. A chance for you to keep track of what’s happening at the moment, with photos, videos, background info and live updates. For more practical information and timetables, check out our program page or the info page. For any assistance, email us at [email protected]. For now, stay tuned!
Day 1 flew by!
Phew! Day 1 of Dekmantel Connects flew by. We will be back tomorrow with music and conversation involving the likes of DJ Marcelle, Peaking Lights, Nèna, Jameszoo, Rey Colino,my name is not mata and more. 'Til then.
Photo gallery: DJ Show: Lena Willikens & Merel Rhizoom
Two of the most adventorous selectors around pair up for a Bud DJ show with a twist: Lena Willikens & Merel Rhizoom rose to the challenge in an electrifying manner. We expected nothing less.
DJ Show: Lena Willikens & Merel Rhizoom
The first of our 10 B2B (or, should we say, head-to-head?) DJ shows has just started! See what happens when Lena Willikens and Merel Rhizoom put their collections together — we're live now.
Photo gallery: Meetsysteem w/ Ray Fuego & Gijsje Heemskerk
What happens when Meetsysteem, Ray Fuego and Gijsje Heemskerk join forces? This.
Live Act: Meetsysteem w/ Ray Fuego & Gijsje Heemskerk
Our first Dekmantel Connects live show is underway! Nous'klaer Audio's cherished singer-songwriter Meetsysteem has paired up with rapper Ray Fuego and visual artist Gijsje Heemskerk — an exposition of the numerous collaborations on offer across the next two weeks. The bands is in full effect now.
Photo gallery: Panel: Building, nourishing and growing a local community
Nachtburgemeester Amsterdam's Ramon de Lima, Garage Noord's Bram Owusu, Patta's Violette Esmeralda and Bar Pamela's Lola Ebodor sat down with moderator Samira Ben Messaoud for our first Dekmantel Connects panel — coming together to dig into the meaning of community, and how to help it flourish.
Panel: Building, nourishing and growing a local community
The first Dekmantel Connects panel hosted with Lynk & Co has begun: five passionate voices from inside the Dutch scene discussing the critical question of what a local community stands for, and how best to grow it. Follow us here.
Photo gallery: Wrap up of Dekmantel Connects's first day of radio
A big thanks to our good friends from Patta Soundsystem and all their lovely guests for providing us with good music all day long.
Starting in a bit: our first panel Building, nourishing and growing a local community, stay locked...
Live now: Order Mothership
Order Mothership is an Amsterdam collective famed for their beloved mix of 'dusty, dark, electronic rhythms'. They are radio regulars with deep crates and frequent guests at clubs and festivals like Garage Noord and Appelsap. Tune in to hear what they sound like.
Live now: Livin Off The Land (live)
Making his debut on Dekmantel Connects is Order Mothership's Livin Off The Land, keep an eye out for this upcoming talent.
Now playing: JKS - Grab The Mic & Drop Bombs (by Slimfit)
Live now: Slimfit
This outgoing new star of the local scene has become a Patta regular. She always aims to surprise her audience with a vital selections from a wide range of other contemporary genres, and we're experiencing nothing less at the moment.
Live now: Mila V (live)
Local producer Mila V just joined the Patta crew for a live set full of dark electronics.
Now playing: Bounty Killer, Konshens, Jonnzy Blaze - Gal Weather (by DJ Jah)
Live now: DJ Jah
Reggae and dancehall mainstay DJ Jah has been devoted to driving forward the local Amsterdam scene for years now through his affiliation with the vital Jamrock promotion and his much loved Flames and Fire series as well as his own sets. Tune in for the last part of his show.
Live now: Waxfiend & General K discuss dancehall and more
Waxfiend & General K stepped into the studio for a conversation about dancehall and more.
Photo gallery: Team Patta are halfway through their radio broadcast
Team Patta and their guests hard at work as part of the first Dekmantel Connects radio takeover.
Live now: OWN (live)
Amsterdam's postpunk-group OWN - consisting of Victor, Vincent and Paul - perform a few of their tracks, including a brand new one too.
Now playing: Deejay Abstract - Edibles & Wietsokken (played by DJ Abstract)
Live now: DJ Abstract
After more than a quarter of a century in the game, what DJ Abstract doesn't know about hip hop isn't worth knowing. Founder of his own night and nicknamed The President for his legendary command of the decks, his multi-genre mix ups amaze every time. On for the next hour, lock in.
Live now: DJ SP
Hip-hop maestro and Patta regular DJ SP is stepping up now as the first DJ of countless across the next 10 days of Dekmantel Connects. Tune into his set over here, and strap in for a full afternoon of prime cuts.
Get to know: Patta
What started as a small Amsterdam-based sneaker shop and sneaker distribution in 2004, but has grown into an international household name amongst streetwear. Founders Edson Sabajo and Guillaume ‘Gee’ Schmidt developed their interest in apparel and footwear from what Gee describes as “their first love”; hip hop. Through their passion for hip hop and its culture, the two developed an interest in DJ-culture, and a wide interest in music, eventually making them prominent figures in the Dutch hip hop scene in the 1990s and early 2000s, Edson as a DJ and Gee as a host/MC.
Their crew and Patta friends & family, which has grown into an impressive size over the years, consists of various DJ’s, MC’s, musicians, and their own DJ-crew Patta Soundsystem. From Dutch hip hop to punk, their geeky and curious nature has kept all of them interested in a wide sound pallet. This attitude led to them constantly expanding their horizon; from collaborating with International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, setting up a Summer school for the next generation, and working with a variety of visual artists and graphic designers.
Besides collaborating with them on Dekmantel merch and releases year after year, we’re happy to host Patta to kick off Dekmantel Connects. They’ve curated a radio day with DJ sets by DJ SP, DJ Abstract, Waxfiend, DJ Jah, Slimfit, and Order Mothership, and a performance by Amsterdam's OWN, a hard hitting live set by Mila V, and Livin Off The Land’s live punk electronics.
Words by Jasmín Hoek
We're almost getting started...
Today's the day! Our new Dekmantel Connects project begins with a Patta radio takeover, Lena Willikens & Merel Rhizoom DJing B2B, live show from Meetsysteem w/ Ray Fuego & Gijsje Heemskerk, and a panel on nurturing community all taking place over the next 12+ hrs. Below is the timetable and the place to stream it all. See you inside.