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French DJ Maelstrom at the 4th edition of the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival

3 - 8 February 2015
French DJ Maelstrom attends the fourth edition of the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) which kicks off on Friday 6 February at the City Hall in Cape Town CBD, and runs until Sunday 8 February with a line-up of local and international electronic music legends.
What started out as a vision back in 2005, finally became a reality seven years after the initial spark. The festival seeks to discover and showcase the length and breadth of South Africa's Electronic Music Scene and beyond… The festival presents local and international most interesting and innovative electronic artists to a local and international audience including French DJ Maelstrom.
Hailing from an ancient French harbour city, Maelstrom grew up in Techno filled dark and grimy warehouses. Now he spends his days shuttered in darkness, working on his own music and his nights at clubs, raves and festivals passing that music on, inspiring another generation.
With releases to his credit on labels such as Boys Noize, Sound Pellegrino and Dirtybird, not to mention three acclaimed releases on ZONE over the past 18 months Mael’s remixes and original productions represent a perfect synthesis of past and future, Detroit, France and beyond.
Fusing together the sounds of classic Detroit techno with key elements of modern electro but with French class and sophistication, every tracks rather it be a remix or original production are carefully and expertly crafted. Each full of heartily bass pressure and intricate percussion that whip the dance floor into a frenzy and take you into a futuristic ecstasy, with a touch of nostalgia. 
Since 2013, his collaboration works with Louisahhh!!! have been released on Bromance, and they're already working on more material together. Two distinctly different paths, converging at a singular point of inspiration and collaboration, a further exploration of the known territories: beloved old school electro roots, ferocious punk rock attitude, deep house sensitivity, with an eye to the bold, bright future
>>> Listen to Maelstrom’s sounds here 
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More about CTEMF 

Established in 2012 as a platform to celebrate the progress made by South Africa’s electronic music scene over the last fifteen years, The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) is gaining recognition as one of the most relevant and forward-thinking events in South Africa’s calendar.
CTEMF’s objectives are simple: annually presenting South Africa’s most interesting and innovative electronic artists to a local and international audience - thereby contributing to the growth of electronic music culture in an inclusive, positive and responsible way.
With a development-focused program that includes workshops, lectures, artist and label showcases in both main cities and townships - CTEMF aims to create opportunities for those willing to be a force for change regardless of their socio-economic standing.
Through a comprehensive and ever-expanding representation of South Africa’s dynamic electronic music scene, CTEMF’s reach now transcends socio-economic, racial and geographical boundaries.
The first edition of CTEMF in 2012 boasted a 100% South African line up over 3 days, creating awareness and confidence within the local scene about its own achievements. 
In 2013 CTEMF presented one international guest - techno pioneer Richie Hawtin. Globally recognized for his forward-thinking approach to making and playing electronic music, Richie Hawtin embodies relentless innovation and the development of the global electronic music movement. 
The 2014 edition of CTEMF signaled the festival’s evolution from Cape Town’s electronic music festival into an internationally relevant music festival anchored in Cape Town. With its fundamental principles still rooted in the unified growth of the South African scene, 2014 saw the line-up at CTEMF transform to reflect its global relevance. 
The festival’s satellite event series reaches further across South Africa and the extended workshop programme uncovers and connects the industry with upcoming talent in an unprecedented way.

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