Netherlands based label Dekmantel has joined forces with streetwear Patta for a collaboration project. After last year’s successful drops, the Amsterdam strongholds return with a new collection including two records and six streetwear pieces. In the run up to Dekmantel Festival in August 4-7, all items release in two separate drops in the upcoming weeks.
The Dekmantel x Patta garments and accessories are scheduled to release in two individual drops, with each release including a two-tracker EP and three streetwear pieces. For this year’s collection look book, Dekmantel and Patta worked together with highly anticipated creatives Bas van de Poel and Bill Tanaka.
For the first vinyl drop on July 28, the label will feature ‘The Best I Could Do (With What I Had)’ by Young Marco. Dusty, shuffling grooves, fuzzy analogue melodies fused at a sleep-disco pace. On the flip Amsterdam based LA producer Suzanne Kraft racks up an excellent remix. Lo-fi drums lay down rattling patterns, before Kraft brings in warm, all-enveloping synth stabs.
Also, Dekmantel family member Tom Trago returns to the label with ‘Brutal Romance’ that’s included in the second drop on August 3. Trago serves up a gloomy and exhilarating house jam – a twirling stretch of hypnosis that instantly alters the mood of any dancefloor. Versatile chief Gilb’R is on remix duties, adding an extra layer of fog to the sound palette. African percussion, psychedelic chords and spaced out echoes alter a super cool, weirdo tribal shaker.
All items will be available on the Dekmantel and Patta webshop, at the Patta store in Amsterdam and during Dekmantel Festival 2016 only.