Eris Drew Showcases her Vinyl Mixing Mastery at Dekmantel

Luca Rizzello

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Eris Drew Showcases her Vinyl Mixing Mastery at Dekmantel

Opting for an all-vinyl set at the legendary Dekmantel Boiler Room stage takes courage. But for Eris Drew – a mixing specialist and seasoned vinyl DJ – it was business as usual at this year’s festival edition. Drew quickly brought the crowds at Amsterdamse Bos to life with an hour of vibrant house flavor and squelching acid basslines.

Chicago-born DJ, producer, and trans ecstatic from Chicago, Drew has been playing and programming keyboards since she was a child and first started mixing records at 18.

Eris Drew | Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival 2022

Alongside her talented b2b partner, Octo Octa, she runs the T4T LUV NRG recording label from a log cabin in New Hampshire. The couple are a force to be reckoned with in the world of dance music; they were BBC Radio 1 residents for the 2020 Spring/Summer season and continue to tour extensively today.

A key advocate for trans, non-binary, and queer people within the electronic music community, Drew also gives talks around the world on the connections between dance music culture and other ecstatic traditions such as shamanism.

Widely regarded as a holy grail for DJs worldwide, Dekmantel is an electronic music festival held annually in Amsterdam. The event curates some of the most creative and influential acts in house, techno, and more and is an open space for DJs to experiment and take risks within their sets.

Catch Eris Drew at festivals and clubs worldwide, including WHOLE United Queer Festival in Germany, High Hoops Pride Weekender in Manchester, UK, and Dimensions Festival in Croatia.

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