Dekmantel Records will release the debut EP of Bruxas, the collaborative project of Dutch psych-rock artist Jacco Gardner and Nic Mauskovic.

Wielding a love for the wild and exotic, Más Profundo is “a record influenced by the black arts, the sun, and the love of making nostalgic, summertime music,” explains the label.

Gardner’s self-titled solo project, featuring Mauskovic on drums, has to date won him many global plaudits, while Mauskovic garnered himself a reputation for sub-equatorial percussion, featuring in bands such as the aptly-titled cumbia, new-wave act, The Mauskovic Dance Band. Bruxas came together when the two were playing backing band for the ’70s James Brown-meets-Black Sabbath act, Witch. Feeling inspired, they began their collaborative musical odyssey by writing new music together in Portugal (Bruxas is Portuguese for “witch”).

“It was a combination of our love for ’70s soundtracks, library music, African disco, and Afrobreat that sparked the idea to start Bruxas,” they say.

Mixing together their well- honed percussive rhythms, along with layered synths and the occasional vocal, Bruxas was born; a project less on the side of fuzz-rock, and more on the side of an occultist rhythmic, devil-dance.


A1.Mas Profundo
B1.Selva Cosmica
B2. Plantas Falsas

Más Profundo EP is scheduled for June 26 release, with an EP teaser streamable below.