Boomkat Product Review:
Maoupa Mazzocchetti upends the contents of his head in an omnivorous album of hyper-coloured electronics and razor-cut, mutant rhythms for the french club freqs at BFDM
If you’ve paid attention to these pages in recent years, no doubt Mazzocchetti’s work, spanning reggaeton hybrids with Clara! to fucking nutty cut-ups with An Ultimate DJ, have crossed your path. ‘UXY Dosing ©’ now firms up as his 3rd solo album and the wildest demonstration of his talents, following the skewed wits of his ‘Gag Flag’ slab for Low Jack’s Editions Gravats with a more diverse clutch of spannered structures and strangely expressive turns of phrase that feels like dance music from a familiar yet elusively parallel dimension of the club.
The album’s title specifically refers to his conception of a maximalist electronic music where everything co-exists in fractious harmony, juxtaposing all manner of subgenera madness in reactive stylistic collisions. The result is a fine bind of sound design tekkers and imaginative sound art, spurting a spectrum of inventive oddness between the Lorenzo Senni-goes-trap styles of ‘Sceptre Chases Away Shadows’ and the gurning drill ’n bass of ‘Uxytalking App’, with devilish highlights starring Clara! weft into the crooked dembow of ‘Moon Is a Bell for Meteor’, and rabid rave futurism in ‘Serenade to a Gelatin’, reckless breakcore trance rushes in ‘7NE’, and a rubberneck collision of electro-chaabi, drill and computer music in ‘Mon Dico.’