After a short break at the Red Light Radio station it was time for one of the finest selectors the Netherlands has to offer, I-F. Hailing from The Hague the mastermind behind Intergalactic FM, Viewlexx and Murder Capital destroyed the Selectors stage with his signature uplifting, jacking and vocal heavy sound, going across the ages of house, techno and electro (a set widely appreciated by the entire Deep House Amsterdam crew in attendance). The last thirty minutes was one of best performances I’ve experienced in quite some time. With incredible mixing, blending everything from Disco and Acid to House and Techno bangers, I-F drove the crowd crazy. Tracks like ‘Großstadtlichter’ by Juliane Werding, ‘Soft Emotion’ by Azoto, ‘Lift Off’ by Blush and the Peter Slaghuis edit of ABBA’s ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’ provided the perfect closing to a perfect weekend.

Dekmantel really outdid itself in 2015, proving without a doubt that it is an underground institution to be reckoned with, not just in the Netherlands but around the world; not only for visitors but for artists as well. Many artists will tell you how they enjoy playing Amsterdam due to its well educated crowds, constantly craving the most forward thinking of electronic music. Dekmantel is the perfect example of this with every artist giving 100% to surprise the crowd, as well as adding to their own respective legend. Additionally, the incredible eye for detail regarding design of stages and terrain, as well as its crisp but booming soundystem also did an incredible service to the overall Dekmantel experience. The visuals on the main stage where impressive, yet subtle, and smoke machines transformed the entrance to the Selectors, Boiler Room and Lab stages into the entrance to a mysterious alternative universe. Here’s to a wonderful weekend and a mere 12 months to 2016’s edition! Check out the gallery on this article’s first page, as well as the official Dekmantel wrap up video below for a chance to relive (or taste) the experience.

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