DT CAMP 2019

If you ask me, DT Camp is by far the best electronic music festival in Europe. The remote location is very beautiful, on the banks of an emerald-green lake, surrounded by the wild forests of Lithuania. The crowd is equally mixed with local and people coming from all corners of Europe, all in search for the same thing. A serious rave! The vibe there is unbelievable. Everybody is on the same page, thee is a great sense of unity and freedom. And on top of this, if the weather is nice you can bathe into the warm waters of the lake.

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DT CAMP 2019

De Bons en Pierre – EP No. 1 / 2 [DE236/DE237]

Dark Entries presents two new EPs from De Bons en Pierre, the duo of Beau Wanzer & Maoupa Mazzocchetti. Beau Wanzer spends the majority of his days sifting through paraffin embedded animal tissues and reading old issues of Fangoria, occasionally breaking his monotonous routine to record in various fits and bursts. As well as solo material, he is also in numerous projects including Streetwalker, Mutant Beat Dance, Civil Duty, and Corporate Park. Maoupa Mazzocchetti is the pseudonym of Florent Mazzocchetti, a French producer based in Brussels. His sonic vision is one which constantly straddles the line between wild experimentation and rhythmic compatibility, drawing influence from early concrète, 80’s tape scene and Birmingham school techno. After working together on the ‘Crepes’ EP that we released in 2017, De Bons en Pierre reunited for a two day recording session in Brussels. The duo recorded 13 tracks that we’ve split across 2 EPs with 6 tracks on ‘EP No. 1’ and 7 tracks on ‘EP No. 2’. Beau says, “We hooked everything up and just pushed play. We didn’t really discuss much about the process….it was very ‘spur of the moment’.” The equipment set up included a Roland TR-808, TR-606, SH-101, CR-78, CR-8000, two Syncussions and effects. Each EP contains 25 minutes of dance floor perversions that tackle an array of rhythmic forms. Sludgy synths, serrated percussion and viscous distortion goops over leviathan rhythms.

part 1 / part 2

De Bons en Pierre – EP No. 1 / 2 [DE236/DE237]

Lvrin / Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Split EP [ARMA020]

Arma continues to explore the dark and wild corners of contemporary machine music via a new split 12′ featuring Lvrin and Maoupa Mazzocchetti. Lvrin occupies a sound world where blown out boxes spit out gnarled beats and slimy basslines through an overdriven sesk, with the ghosts of post punk and industrial looming over his nocturnal incantations. Maoupa Mazzocchetti has been weaving defiantly unconventional strains of electronic music. He delivers hhree rugged, body-poppin’ grooves to the B side.

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Lvrin / Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Split EP [ARMA020]

De-Bons-en-Pierre – Crepes EP [DE139]

De-Bons-en-Pierre is a project from Beau Wanzer & Maoupa Mazzocchetti.  While Beau was visiting Brussels he stopped by Maoupa’s house to jam for a bit. All songs were recorded on April 4, 2016 between 11:00am and 11:00pm, as single live takes.“Crepes” is a 6-track EP, titled so because they ate crepes the majority of the session. Beau says, ”There was a bit of a language barrier. We’d mostly just laugh and nod when something sounded cool to us.” The equipment set up included a Roland TR-808, TR-606, SH-101, CR-78, CR-8000, two Syncussions and effects. Over 23 minutes of garbles, sludgy synths and leviathan rhythms. Surfing the slippery slope between industrial and electro, but never quite falling in, just a dip of your pinky toe to to test the temperature.

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De-Bons-en-Pierre – Crepes EP [DE139]

Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Glow In The Dark [KH006]

WHO’S THIS FACE!? After several strong and adventurous releases on Unknown Precept and Mannequin records, now it’s time to land on Knekelhuis for the next chapter. Meet Maoupa “Clown carrying butcher knife at Brussels” Mazzocchetti, known for his nervous, out of the box, thoughtful machine- driven electronics. You’ll love his powerful, distorted, gut-wrenching, yet danceable, black humour filled tunes! Would you please buckle up?

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Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Glow In The Dark [KH006]

Nick Klein + Maoupa Mazzocchetti – BNK007 [BNK007]

Nick Klein and Maoupa Mazzocchetti recorded some wild jams while touring together last year for an Unknown Precept label showcase. Combining noisy sounds with live melodic synth riffs as well as a jacking 808, Klein and Mazzocchetti made some harsh left-of-center techno. With time signature and tempo changes mid-track, this music has a zero fucks given attitude.

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Nick Klein + Maoupa Mazzocchetti – BNK007 [BNK007]

Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Laugh Tool [MNQ080]

Mannequin Records announce ‘Laugh Tool’, the debut full-lenght of Maoupa Mazzocchetti, pseudonym of Florent Mazzocchetti, young and talented French producer based in Brussels. Maoupa Mazzocchetti is finally bringing back to life the earlier days of electro-industrial, in a mixture that is very close to the late 70’s/early 80s period of Fad Gadget, Throbbing Gristle, Portion Control, Cabaret Voltaire and Front 242, crossed with the more fresh and innovative deep electronic experiments of Beau Wanzer and Charles Manier. Strongly addicted to a DIY ethic, and so to a punk ideology and anticonsumerism, most of Florent’s releases are recorded in his bedroom without any professional equipment, using analog synth and sequencers, modified drum machines, tape loops and a load of pedal effects. Florent started to experiment with the rhythm since his early age. Developing a passion for the drums at the age of 10 years, soon after he was moving to rock records and guitar, which became his instrument and one of the keystones of his perception of music. Florent approach with rhythm and drums was never traditional, making him feeling more a researcher than a musician. To an audience of contemporary electronic music consumers, who had only closely followed techno, electro and disco, the sounds of ‘Laugh Tool’ will appear unearthly, entirely unexpected, withering comets of strangeness. A 10 tracks album ready to change their minds…

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Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Laugh Tool [MNQ080]

Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Untitled [MNQ078]

Hailing from Brussels, Maoupa Mazzocchetti debuts on Mannequin Records with a killer 3 tracks proto electro / industrial single, anticipating his debut full length planned for the beginning of 2016. Deep, dark, stripped-down, Mazzocchetti’s tracks regurgitate the lesson of the 80s Belgian ebm/minimal synth legends in a new and fresh nervous musical urgency

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Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Untitled [MNQ078]

Maoupa Mazzocchetti – A-Morality [UP001]

“Given the positive reception that led Maoupa Mazzocchetti’s debut EP for Unknown Precept, we have decided to put on tape some of the tracks that were not released on his vinyl. Call it what you will, this vicious industrial terror for when the dance-floor turns ugly sees Maoupa going a little further in the experimentation, giving sex-appeal to discomfort through these four oxidized cuts.”

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Maoupa Mazzocchetti – A-Morality [UP001]

Maoupa Mazzocchetti – A-Tranquility [PRECEPT003]

Maoupa Mazzocchetti’s industrial-esque debut for Unknown Precept questions the primary inconstancy of music through five slices of jacking proto-techno experiments; ranging from pile-driving kicks to rumbling bass, Maoupa’s boiling mental activity vibrating and twitching in a very specific manner resulted in the live recording of A-Tranquility, which we could define as an EBM-styled extended-play browsing random directions while exploring muscular deconstructed grooves as well as metallic stodgy rhytms and noisy-atmospheric synth lines.

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Maoupa Mazzocchetti – A-Tranquility [PRECEPT003]