Maelstrom - The Shelter, Shanghai


Considered one of the hottest producers in the alternative dance scene right now, Maelstrom combines Detroit Techno with thrusting Miami Bass grooves. Having released his worldwide smash hit USSR, he is now lining up a hot load of new tracks to drop in The Shelter.

Joan Mael Peneau a.k.a Maelstrom, Mr Strom or Joaan, is France’s official ambassador of Bass Music. Since his debut on the scene in 2009, Maelstrom has succeeded in gaining the support of artists across the globe, including the likes of Laurent Garnier, BoysNoize, Claude Vonstroke, Bok Bok, Lvis 1990, Teki Latex & Orgasmic, Crookers, Djedjotronic, and DJ Zinc. In addition to being highly acclaimed by his peers, Maelstrom has also gained quite a fan base proven by his multiple time’s charting on Beatport’s top 50 best sellers list many times.

Fusing together the sounds of classic Detroit techno sounds with elements of modern electro but with French class and sophistication. Every one of his tracks rather it be a remix or original production is carefully and expertly crafted. Each full of hearty bass pressure and intricate percussion that whip the dance floor into a frenzy. His songs are the type that people frequently ask for id and the type that are a dj’s “secret weapon”. 

It’s no wonder he’s released music on the top labels in the dance industy, like Dirty Bird, Sound Pellegrino, and BNR Trax. He also produces as, Joann. An alias he created to showcase a sound closer to early era dubstep with pop and R&B leanings. This project gained strong support across the globe, from the likes of Marcel Detmann (Berghain/Ostgut Ton) or Maryanne Hobbs, who played his 115 State track no less than 4 times on her BBC Radio One show.

Having achieved all these remarkable accomplishments has also led Maelstrom to performing before enthusiastic fans in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, China, Austria, Eastern Europe, Italy, and Switzerland many times over, as well as at London institution, Fabric.

With such a strong past one can trust that Maelstrom will continue to be astonishing in the future. That he’ll keep making hits and he’ll keep pleasing crowds around the world with dj sets. Maelstrom truly is France’s Bass music ambassador.

Maelstrom是电子音乐人Joan Mael Peneau的化名之一(其他化名还有Mr. Storm、Joaan等等),他是法国Bass音乐真正的代言人。 

2009年发表第一张专辑后,Maelstrom得到了来自世界范围的音乐人的鼎力支持,除了被Laurent Garnier、Boys Noise、Claude Vonstroke、Bok Bok、Lvis 1990、Teki Latex & Orgasmic、Crookers、Djedjotronic、DJ Zinc等同行们高度赞誉,Maelstrom还拥有数量众多的歌迷,他的单曲曾多次打入Beatport榜单的top 50。 

融合了经典底特律Techno之声和时髦电子元素,除此以外,Maelstrom还在他的音乐中加入法式的典雅和复杂,每一首单曲(无论是原曲或是remix版本)都有着精心细致的巧思和制作,满满都是充满诚意的Bass张力和交错的打击乐,煽动舞池迅速拥入热潮。当Maelstrom的保留曲目们在舞池中响起时,人们会频繁问起这些“秘密武器”的名字。 

不难理解Maelstrom总是在最顶尖的Dance厂牌下发表他的音乐,如Dirty Bird、Sound Pellegrino和BNR Trax。另一个化名Joann展现了他对于古早年代Pop/R&B倾向的Dubstep音乐的喜好,这个音乐计划同样得到了来自Marcel Detmann等音乐人的赞誉,BBC Radio One的DJ Mary Anne Hobbs更是在节目中多次播放了他的热门单曲“115 State”。 

近年来获得的出色成绩让Maelstrom可以为澳大利亚、德国、英国、法国、奥地利、意大利、瑞士和很多东欧国家的歌迷们演出,值得一提的是,2007年时他就曾来过北京献上中国首演。这次二度降临,我们可以全情期待他会带来更多不一样的音乐。