It is what the kids call a ‘glow up’: in spring of 2018, Batu sends us a highly promising edition of the Dekmantel Podcast. Later that summer, the Bristolian steps in at the 11th hour to cover a vacant slot at Dekmantel Selectors — and turns in what we feel was one of the most momentous DJ performances in all our years of operation. At Dekmantel Festival 2019, he wears the headliner cape twice in a weekend, stunning onlookers in the Greenhouse and at the Boiler Room. And in 2021? Another prominent slot, but knowing Batu, just another day at the office of unflappable brilliance.
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