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Lente Kabinet

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Dekmantel parties can go in any direction. Twisting and turning between genres, these events can go from open air concerts, forest dwelling festivals to the darkest of club nights. What links the Dutch institution together is their focus on quality and their ability to provide exactly the right vibe. Proof? Lente Kabinet.

This Saturday 28 May we’ll be venturing to Het Twiske, in Noord Amsterdam, for the next edition of the day festival which boasts the likes of Ben UFO, Daniel Avery, Hunee and John Talabot. The adventure park will be decorated with intimate venues and 4 main stages, playing host to contemporary electronic music, art and culture. Arm yourself with open ears, a perky mind and a truck of energy (and hopefully some suncream!) Awaiting the canals and green corners of the Twiske we’ve decided to spark your senses with a few of our favourite bookings…

Gesloten Cirkel

A shadowy figure whose identity might cloaked in mystery, but his music certainly plays quietly confident. Doubtlessly one of the most original producers on the scene at the moment, his discography, through the likes of Murder Capital and Berceuse Heroique, is a cohesion of grainy drums and acid textures that stays characterful and somewhat uplifting despite their unweary heaviness. He’ll be rattling the stage at Lente with a rare, and very special, live set, so brace yourself.

Gesloten Cirkel plays a live set on the Red Light Radio stage at 22.00

Suzanne Kraft

Diego Herrera, aka Suzanne Kraft, has stirred up his new home, Amsterdam, with his atmospheric and direct music. With a penchant for hidden gems, dreamy melodies and Balearic drones, he’s a producer that’s managed to craft a sense of feeling that we can share in on the dancefloor, in our lounge or on the train. Playing early evening we can imagine the sun kissed stage feeling as warm as the mood of the music.

Suzanne Kraft plays on the Red Light Radio stage at 17.00

Hashman Deejay

Real name Tanner Matt, Hashman Deejay is part of Vancouver based Mood Hut crew, along with Cloudface and Bluntman Deejay. The haziness of his name translates into his music; Hashman Deejay has a notorious knack for drifting his crowd upwards into a swell of warmth, perfect for easing us into the evening. 

Hashman Deejay plays alongside PLO Man play together from 19.00 on the DJBroadcast stage

Shanti Celeste

Everyone’s eyes seem to be on Bristol at the moment, and Chilean-born Shanti Celeste is definitely catching ours. Co-running the BRSTL label, Idle Hands affiliate, she may be knee deep in the scene, but her sounds take their influence more from the other side of the Atlantic, and can be identified for their melodic flows and underlying sense of harmony.

Shanti Celeste plays on the DJBroadcast stage from 17.30


Innovating producer, DJ and radio pioneer, I-F needs little introduction. With an impressive ability to transcend an entire crowd into a spiritual bubble of electro, techno, italo, and maybe even acid, we are telling you now: don’t miss this set.

I-F plays on the Red Light Radio stage at 20.00

Lente Kabinet takes plays Saturday, 28 May at Het Twiske. For more information, programme and tickets head here