Various - Djax-Re-Up - Volume 2
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  • Label
    Dekmantel
  • Country
    nl  nl
  • Date
    09-09-2019
  • Format
    2 × Vinyl, 12", Compilation
  • Artist
    Various
  • Weight
    0.46 kg
  • SKU
    dkmtl063-2

Why is Dekmantel reissuing music from the Djax-Up-Beats catalogue? Reissuing, rereleasing and repacking old music is now an established feature of the dance music landscape, but in each case it's still worth considering what the motivations might be. For a full introduction to Djax-Up-Beats, definitely read Holly Dicker's label of the month profile from May. She tells the story of how the label, run by the impressive Saskia Slegers, AKA Miss Djax, went from a somewhat obscure operation out of Eindhoven to become one of Europe's—if not the world's—leading techno labels. With this reissue project, we're not, therefore, talking about a modern label finally giving exposure to an overlooked or underappreciated catalogue. In the '90s, Djax-Up-Beats might have been just as popular as Dekmantel is today.