Before his string of Australian shows the big bad French techno warrior Maelstrom, who has seen releases on BoysNoize Records and Sound Pellegrino was kind enough to give us a buzz on a few burning questions we had to ask.
A bit of banter later we ended up hearing about his favourite Australian sounds, not giving a shit about the negativity currently surrounding dance music and scaring women away with his music!
Dates and a stream of his most recent EP 'Generation' below.
SR - Which artists have influenced your music the most?
M - Model 500 / Juan Atkins – Spiral Tribe / Manu Le Malin - `Steve Reich – Terry
Riley – Photek - Goldie
SR - What are you looking forward to doing in Australia? M - Kissing a crocodile
SR - Are there any Australian producers catching your attention at the moment?
M - Wordlife, the Finger Prince, Light Year, and the motorik / bang gang crew are
blowing my mind,
SR - What are the songs closest to your heart? M - John coltrane 'a love supreme' – Roy Ayers 'everybody loves the sunshine'
SR - What other talents do you have besides production? M - Cooking, and Parenting skills
SR - What are your thoughts on the current dance/electronic scene? Are we due for
an apocalypse-styled revolution?
M - Honestly I couldnt care less, there's always going to be good music no matter how,
when, or where.
SR - Have you ever used your music to seduce a woman? M - I've tried once but she run out screaming to the street
Maelstrom Australian Tour Dates
Brisbane – Sunday July 22nd, 2012 | Coniston Lane
Sydney – Friday July 27th, 2012 | Motorik, Club 77
Melbourne – Saturday July 28th, 2012 | Survivor!, The Bottom End