ClashMusic Dj Mix Podcast - Maelstrom

French electro and breaks wizard
ClashMusic Dj Mix Podcast - Maelstrom
French electro and breaks wizard Maelstrom proffers forth a cheeky little blighter of a DJ mix for this week’s exclusive podcast. Alright, you may not have heard of Maelstrom – aka Joan Mael Peneau – but he’s been doing the rounds for long enough to know the score and has dipped his toes in enough musical pools over the years to know what makes a blinding mix, which works out rather well for us.




To put it another way, in a genre all-too-often over-saturated by the mediocre or just plain banal – breakbeat – Maelstrom stands out head and shoulders above the rest, due to a refusal to stick to the formula established by countless other breakbeat artists.




As well as bringing in the beats, he revels in explorations of electro, techno, house and bassline, perhaps due to a schizophrenic production period during the late nineties and early 2000s which saw Peneau creating tracks in a dizzying range of genres, including techno, drum and bass, electro, hardcore and down-tempo funk. Fittingly enough there are traces of all of these in his Clash mix, as well as a clear indication of his fondness for bold, dirtied-up bassy remixes – of which we wholeheartedly approve.




Featured artists on Maelstrom’s label include superstar DJ Armand Van Helden, fellow French electro/beat-head Don Rimini and a rework of a track by AutoKratz, an electronic production duo signed to the uber-hip Kitsune label. All in all, a delightfully dirty breath of fresh air from an artist that deserves some substantial kudos.




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Maelstrom Dj Mix Tracklisting




01. Shilas Bedroom Fashion - I Like Skirts [Katorza]

02. AutoKratz - Pardon Garçon (Rewerk) [Kitsune]

03. Style Of Eye - H-Bomb [Pickadoll]

04. Alex Gopher - Dust [BTK]

05. Beat Assassins - Direct Hit VIP (Calverton Mix) [Mofo]

06. Beatmonkeys - Satisfaction [East]

07. Haggstrom & Caswell - Room Is Spinning [Flatout]

08. Armand Van Helden - Shake That Ass (Mowgli Mix)

09. Maelstrom - The Jungle Jacker [Expressillon]

10. Maelstrom - Real Street Shit [Expressillon]

11. Don Rimini - Let Me Back Up (The Driver & Lunatic Asylum Mix) [MentalGroove]

12. Elite Force & Meat Katie - Dark & Deep (Hyperion Mx) [U&A]

13. Steve Mac & Marc Brown - The Fly (Tim Green Mix) [Cr2]

14. Hyper & JHZ - Saviors (10Rapid Mix) [Kilowatt]

15. NAPT - Time You Realise [Funkatech]





Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series on iTunes HERE or individually on ClashMusic.com HERE



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