Since starting life as a club night in 2007 - before evolving into a festival and, later, a world-class record label - the Dekmantel operation has steadily grown in size and stature to become a leading authority on the international house and techno circuit.
Now in its fourth year, the festival sits in a class of its own when it comes to on-the-pulse programming and comprehensively massive line-ups.
In anticipation of our return to Amsterdam this August, we decided to look past the festival's biggest names in order to fully appreciate some of the more ingenious bookings on this year's line-up.
Legendary Brazilian Jazz-Funk trio Azymuth are set to perform live at this year's festival, providing a neat dose of context amongst the festival's contemporary house and disco bookings.
Over the last few years, Golden Pudel resident and Werk Discs signee Helena Hauff has quickly risen to become Europe's go-to DJ for darkside electro, driving acid house and EBM-leaning belters. Top tip for those who like things mean, sexy and distorted.
Shackleton & Ernesto Tomasini
Everybody's favourite dance music cosmonaut joins forces with avant-garde Vaudeville artist Ernesto Tomasini for a collaboration that promises to be equal parts manic, magic and genuinely mind-bending.
Pev & Kowton (Live)
A rare live performance from the duo responsible for provoking the current explosion of experimental, sub-heavy techno bursting out of Bristol, the UK and beyond.
On a bill mainly dedicated to European house and techno, dubstep kingpins Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki) should provide a breath of fresh and welcome dose of subbass pressure for those in need of a break from the festival's onslaught of driving kick drums.
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