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DAMOUNTA

Brussels-based electronic adventurer, who spends most of his free time exploring the dark and raggedy edges of techno wastelands. Most of his journeys start at sunset, when everything turns into a shadow, when everything becomes silent. The perfect time to worship the darkness with some devilish tritones and massive mother-filthying kicks. Everything should always start with a kick. That's golden rule number one. As a kid, he would mostly listen to ABBA, the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. As a teenager he turned towards Serge Gainsbourg, Prince, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, just to name a few. As a young adult, he discovered techno, acid techno and hardcore. He's been listening to all of that and to so much more ever since, without any kind of genre discrimination, provided it doesn't feature an autotune. Nothing should ever feature an autotune. That's golden rule number two. Damounta accidentally started writing tunes in 1986, when he received a huge pile of floppies containing games for the Amiga 500, among which he found "Sonix", which quickly became his all-time favourite 3 1/2 disk. The fact it could handle only 4 separate monophonic tracks didn't turn him off. He's been laying down beats ever since. And he will never stop. This is golden rule number three. Enough rules now. Blast out the music!