Heaps Decent is an Australian based dynamic arts organisation working with young people & emerging artists from marginalised & disadvantaged communities, providing a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. Heaps Decent supports change, positive futures & the development of high quality Australian music with a unique identity.
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MAELSTROM AT HOME BASE

January 10, 2012

Late in 2011, French producer Maelstrom graced us with his presence at our  Home Base workshop in Redfern. After hearing about Heaps Decent from friend and fellow Frenchie Teki Latex, Mael contacted us about coming to a workshop during the Sydney leg of his recent Australian tour so we took him up on his generous offer and he came down to make some beats. It was super pleasant to meet Mael and he was really grateful to be able to join us.

During the workshop Maelstrom, who’s had releases on Dirtybird and Boys Noise Records to name a couple, was eager to get cracking on a beat with a willing young person. For a more hands-on approach, Mael set up his launch pad, a device with pads that triggers sounds in Ableton, and Fowl Murk was quick to dive in and have a go. In next to no time they had a solid 808 beat happening and Fowl Murk jumped in front of the mic to throw down some of his best, without a hint of anything written down might I add.

Mael was blown away by Fowl Murk’s talent and he nailed some great recordings to take away from the session. I’m very much looking forward to hearing the finished result!