LIQUID STRANGER @ Middle East Downstairs


  • Middle East Downstairs 472-480 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States

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LIQUID STRANGER

Rather than touting the typical electronic dance music trappings of hyper excess and ego, he chooses to slip back into the shadows, allowing his music to do all the talking and listeners to do a whole lot of wondering. As a result, that music has sent shockwaves throughout the entire genre. Over the course of seven full length albums and a myriad of single releases, he’s yielded worldwide hits as diverse as “Ripple”, which claimed #1 on Beatport’s Download Chart, and “Bombaclaad Star”, which reigned supreme as the hub’s #1 reggae track of 2011. “Shake My Ass” dominated the drum ‘n’ bass chart at #1, while his third album Private Riot has become a dubstep classic in its own right, solidifying him as a trailblazer.

There are many facets to the enigma he’s built. In between touring and making music, he became a yoga instructor, spending four years in an Ashram. He also continued to evolve in martial arts, a passion he’s held since the age of six. His studies extended to Native American medicine, immersing himself in Sun Dance ceremonies and excursions. “I’ve always been a seeker,” admits Liquid Stranger. “If I do something, I’m going to try to master it. I’ve always been interested in pursuits that mirror a bottomless well. As a musician, I always try to have as little control over the creative as possible. The less my ego and control issues get in the way, the better the music is that I make. On good days, I’m more of a channel than the brain behind it. Inspiration is such an untamed, crazy, and wild beast.”

That’s also the best way to describe his live show, allowing him to win over audiences at Electric Daisy Carnival, Voov Experience, Boom Festival, Roskilde and beyond. In many ways, the entire ethos can be traced back to his very moniker. He goes on, “The reality is twofold. Liquid represents something fluid and formless that can be adapted to any given container. In other words, I can go seamlessly between any genre, tempo, emotion, or whatever I want. You never know what I’m going to do next.”

 

BLEEP BLOOP

Bleep Bloop's musical world is one of stripped back, bass-heavy beats paired with stark, surreal soundscapes. Aggressive and off the wall sounds weave in and out of heavy drums as he blends genre's into a low frequency style that works as well at a festival as it does in your headphones.

Bleep Bloop has earned the support of distinguished artists such as DJ Shadow, 12th Planet, DJ Craze, Kode9, Boyz Noize, Minnesota, Herobust, and G Jones, to name just a few. He has performed at sold out shows in flagship venues across the country alongside DJ Shadow, Cashmere Cat as well as Low End Theory (LA). His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1, Diplo and Friends, Rinse FM, and on every continent except for antarctica (maybe).

"Angular, brutal and barbed with a bass tongue that tickles with both a west coast and UK twang, it’s the sound Bleep Bloop has been cooking since he was first baptized by bass" - Dave Jenkins, UKF

Bass dipped in liquid question marks and rolled in lazers.

 

PERKULAT0R

Creating psychedelic bass music that transcends genres; Perkulat0r filters through a mixture of soulful uplifting melodies, crunky purple basslines and funky future beats that results in a unique sound that is melodic and smooth, but still has that bass heavy punch.

 

SHLUMP

Shlump also know as; Michael Petzel, has been making music for many years. With a background knowledge of classical guitar, drums, piano, and many years of playing live music in bands. Shlump has a unique perspective of music, and brings a wide range of interesting styles and sounds to the dance floor.