Thursday, September 3, 2009

What I'm Listening to: breaKBeatS

Joan Mael Peneau, aka DJ Maelstrom has redefined the Funky and Party Breaks genre, with a unique sound that harmonizes the ever-popular Electro genre with Funky Breaks.

Maelstrom began his career playing and producing Electro in the mid 90’s, drawing influence from the works of Mo’Wax Recordings. It was in the period proceeding this, from 1998 through to 2005, that Maelstrom struck somewhat of a mid-career identity crisis, dabbling in a variety of genres and releasing more than 20 EPs in various styles including Techno, Drum n Bass, Hardcore and Down Tempo Funk under several aliases.

In 2005, Maelstrom realized his calling, finding new direction in a genre that was virtually unknown in his home country, France, at the time – Nu Skool Breaks. The open format of Breakbeat allowed him to synthesize all of the styles and sounds of which he has previously produced, played and loved throughout his career.

2009 megamix by maelstrom

tracklisting :
01 - Maelstrom - The Glue - Moneyshot
02 - Maelstrom - The Beat Police - Katorza
03 - Bad Girlz - What The Funk (Maelstrom Mix) - Biobeats
04 - Maelstrom - Prototyped - Expressillon
05 - Unknown - Unknown (Maelstrom Mix)
06 - Maelstrom - The Jungle Jacker - Expressillon
07 - Maelstrom - Real Street Shit - Expressillon
08 - Maelstrom - Il Traffico - Expressillon
09 - Redux - Diskobreaks (Maelstrom Mix) - Katorza
10 - Maelstrom - The Heavy Suitcase – Expressillon

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