Clara! y Maoupa + Xolot + Mika Oki
Brussels-based duo Clara! y Maoupa want to make you sweat with their perreo mutations!
Songwriter, MC and DJ Clara! blends anger and humor with effortlessly slinky and on-point vocals over Maoupa Mazzocchetti's experimental drums and wonky rhythms. They drop their first 2x LP, ‘Luna Nueva’ on Les Disques De La Bretagne, the club-ready sublabel of Editions Gravats, combining imported reggaeton influences from Clara (music she grew up listening to in her native Spain) and the more electronic experimental rub and tug from producer, multi-instrumentalist and sound-sculptor Maoupa Mazzocchetti. The instrumental translated that oddball experimental's mentality towards a delectable new take on Caribbean futurism, Reggaeton, Dub and gears it all towards the dancefloor. With their bristling, hard-wired take on this unique new genre, they will blow up the dance floor, standing strong as the world collapses around them.
Mexican neo-bolero flow meets French mono-synth, drum loops and a bunch of distortion. That’s how Vica Pacheco and Baptiste Le Chapelain – alias Xolot – choose to celebrate love, life and death.
Mika Oki is a visual artist, DJ and producer born in Paris. She explores the boundaries between ambient and techno in her hybrid DJ sets.