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Maoupa Mazzocchetti and Beau Wanzer talk up ‘De-Bons-En-Pierre’

Gathered under the enigmatic name of De-Bons-En-Pierre with an exciting off-axis debut for Josh Cheon’s Dark Entries, L.I.E.S. very own analogue fiddler Beau Wanzer and French techno experimentalist Maoupa Mazzocchetti unite in a twopronged attack towards senseless standards and calibrated boredom on the weirdly mouth-watering ‘Crepes’.

Black Merlin: Phase One

Needless to say George Thompson has been on fire as of late. If you check in on a regular basis at your local record store you’ll have noticed his omnipresence both on the shelves and in a flurry of DJ bags altogether. After a host of compelling transmissions on Island Of The Gods, Berceuse Heroique and Jealous God, Black Merlin takes back his magic wand for a two-track brain melter on Rotterdam’s finest Pinkman.

Leo James: What Happened To You EP

Seeing Aussie producer Leo James land on the rising Vienna-based, Bauhaus-friendly label Neubau, is far from a coincidence and certainly a good occasion to see what he is up to once taken out of his antipodean comfort zone. Promises kept, the tantalising joint venture has confirmed to be a matter of heart and mind in equal amount.

MOYO

Mind Records honcho MOYO takes the helm with a rough and rugged mix of gloomy industrial, off-kilter electronics and dystopian proto-tech blends. Since good things often come in twos, you can also check our quick fire Q&A with Abraham where we discuss the label’s neatly thought-out audiovisual designs and aspirations.

Variant

Part of the exciting new wave of talents that’s been unfurling over Montreal as of late and more notably the up-and-coming Temple label which they set up alongside Adam Feingold and R. Wong, Variant step up to deliver a ferocious mix of hard-nosed techno, industrial rhythms and dubby flexions.

Benedikt Frey

Benedikt Frey pays tribute to the past, present and future of dance music in this weeks mix through an enticing mosaic of 90s-infused breakbeat, industrial, acid and grim techno. We also had a chat to discuss production methods, influences and releases.

Karamika: BAU002

Here we find Karamika continuing their chaotic exploration of raw, obsessive kraut and industrial motifs. Like walking the last corridor to the big boss’ dungeon in a vintage platform game, it’ll leave you both excited to outdo your own egotistic self and afraid at getting back to the real world. Get strange.

Mr TC: Surf & Destroy EP

If C. R. Stecyk, III once contributed the Dogtown legend by sanctifying the now concrete-cast ‘Skate and destroy’ phrase in his famous article for Thrasher magazine, Glaswegian talent Thomas Lea Clarke aka Mr TC opted for aquatic obliteration with his second instalment for JD Twitch’s Optimo Music.

Unsound Festival 2015

The combination of obscure venue locations, sophisticated lighting design and diverse programming carved out a strong aesthetic for the festival – Unsound impressed. Big time.