This year Amsterdam based label Dekmantel have teamed up with streetwear clothing brand Patta to drop a new collection including 6 streetwear items and 2 EPs. These will form part of two separate drops in the next two weeks before the festival itself starts on the 4th August at Amsterdamse Bos.
Although these music x streetwear collabs have been a bit played out, there is definitely a feeling that the pairing of Dekmantel and Patta has a different feel. Once again there is a real sense of local unity and community surrounding this collab. A good example of this is the artists chosen for the 2 EPs that will be dropped in conjunction with the clothing line. The choice of Amsterdam based artists Young Marco and Tom Trago to spearhead the musical side of the collaboration highlights the desire of both of the brands to wish to keep this project home-grown and organic.
The first drop will be on 28th July and will include a repress of Young Marco’s 2015 track “The Best I could do (with what I had)”. Dekmantel describe this track as ‘Dusty, shuffling grooves, fuzzy analogue melodies fused at a sleep-disco pace: this is pure and distinct transportive power’. The track is remixed on the B-side LA native but Amsterdam based in-demand producer Suzanne Kraft. This remix gives the track an added dimension, with lo-fi drums and rhythmic synths taking it in a dreamy direction.
Dekmantel favourite, Tom Trago’s “Brutal Romance” (TTIP’s Love Fix) forms part of the second drop, on the 3rd August. This hypnotic house anthem will be backed by a remix by Gilb’R. With the addition of ‘African Percussion’ (Dekmantel’s description) and muting of the almost acidic synths in TTIP’s Love Fix gives the track a completely different but equally intriguing guise.
Both EPs along with the rest of the Dekmantel x Patta line will be available on the Dekmantel Webshop, at the Patta store in Amsterdam and at the festival itself 4-7th August.
DEKMANTEL X PATTA 2016
28-07-2016: Football jersey + Active Shorts + Crossbody Bag + DKMNTL X PATTA 05
03-08-2016: Zip Hooded Sweater + Long Sleeve T-shirt + Camp Bag + DKMNTL X PATTA 06
DKMNTL X PATTA 05
A1 Young Marco – The Best I Could Do (With What I Had)
B1 Young Marco – The Best I Could Do (With Had I Had) (Suzanne Kraft Remix)
DKMNTL X PATTA 06
A1 Tom Trago – Brutal Romance
B1 Tom Trago – Brutal Romance (Gilb’R Remix)