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Sunju Hargun, Wata Igarashi, Mr Ho named in Dekmantel’s “biggest line-up to date”

More Asian talents included in the 200+ list of artists performing at the festival’s 10th year

  • Words: Amira Waworuntu | Image: Dekmantel
  • 24 January 2024
Sunju Hargun, Wata Igarashi, Mr Ho named in Dekmantel’s “biggest line-up to date”

Amsterdam’s Dekmantel festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and has just dropped its full line-up.

Titled ‘Dekmantel Ten’, the event will run across ten days from July 26 to August 4, 2024 and feature over 200 artists from around the world in what organisers are saying is “our biggest line-up to date”.

International heavyweights include Goldie, Jeff Mills, DVS1, Polygonia (Live), Jane Fitz, plus Octave One presents The Collective (Live) where the brothers will perform a live rendition of the record that “solidified their pioneering excellence”.

“This anniversary edition pays tribute to both the genre’s essential icons and the groundbreaking figures boldly leading the culture toward what comes next,” mentions the festival when announcing the line-up yesterday evening (January 23), which includes several names representing Asia and the Asian diaspora.

Siamese Twins label head Sunju Hargun will make his debut at this year’s festival, while Klasse WrecksMr Ho will play alongside Luca Lozano at the event.

Also on the line-up is Tokyo-based techno guru Wata Igarashi, who is currently on a tour of the US, Canada and Japan, and representing South Korea is Cobahn — a regular at Seoul’s underground techno bunker, vurt.

Composer and percussionist Midori Takada will also showcase her expertise in blending Japanese music, minimalism, and ambient sounds — her 1983 album ‘Through The Looking Glass’ is considered by many as a landmark release in those genres.

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Daito Manabe, founder of Tokyo-based Rhizomatiks Studio known for his composing, programming and designing skills will perform with long-time live collaborator Nosaj Thing from Los Angeles, while regular b2b partners DJ Masda and Berlin’s Binh, brought together by their love for vinyl, will also feature at the festival.

Commemorating Dekmantel’s tenth festival edition, Lebanese producer Rabin Beaini will reunite for a special performance alongside Amsterdam-based Japanese pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama.

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Pre-registration for tickets will begin on January 25, 11:00 CET (18:00 GMT+8) while regular tickets go on sale starting January 26, 11:00 CET (18:00 GMT+8).

More info on Dekmantel’s website here.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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