TNI’s Dekmantel Five

Chicago legend Rahann kicking off a little masterclass in how to mix funk, disco and edits as if it were house. What a great intro and vibe he created in that Dutch sunshine, we love this guy and his music features heavily in the early shift at the Institute, seek this whole set out for a proper lesson.

Talking of an intro, they don’t come much better than this one by big Rab in his Floorplan guise. We’ll forgive him for rinsing it a few times as a festival opener, as well why wouldn’t you? Frankie Knuckles RIP into panel beaters… some bai!

No better example of how to do a power cut than this slick chop from Danilo as he slices from raw Chicago house weapons into JB mode. Watch that crowd go DekMENTAL!!! as he gives a perfect example of how to increase energy levels while moving between styles in a set!

Young Marco knows what time it is… Yeke Yeke time and only the one mix will ever do for us!!! A proper classic at the the institute this one always sends the room into a frenzy, timeless acidic afro bomb and perfect in the outdoor sunshine!

Talk about a homecoming gig… this must surely rank highly in the best of polls. Fatima Yamaha playing his breakout track live to the festival/label who helped give his 10 years in the making hit a brand new lease of life. Talk about a slow burner, they don’t come much better than this lush synth jam.