following our last artist spotlight, RIVER BEATS gives you another lost lands artist deserving of a spot on your festival schedule: LIQUID STRANGER. Since 2003, Martin Stääf has been putting music out under the name,”Liquid Stranger.”
Stääf’s music could never be defined by just one genre, as his style is constantly evolving. Denouncing all boundaries placed on production, Liquid Stranger’s claim to fame has always been his blending of genres. His production is marked by a distinct, experimental sound that lacks the familiarity of traditional dubstep.
“Those who are unfamiliar with his music often tend to categorize him as only a heavy dubstep artist. This is far from the truth. The most effervescent quality of Liquid Stranger is his ability to shift from genre to genre. He does this all while maintaining a sense of smoothness and consistency. In turn, this makes him one of the most unpredictable artists to date.”
Typically, a Liquid Stranger live set has only ONE predictable quality: it will be unpredictable from start to finish.
You can never prepare yourself for the kind of journey embarked upon during a Liquid Stranger performance. Those who saw him at Electric Forest 2017 would describe Stääf as a diabolical genius. That performance was easily one of the best sets from E. Forest 2017.
Listen to his carefully-composed albums, and you’ll hear that Liquid Stranger has more to offer than just “face-melting bass.”
His evolution, and various influences are heard behind each and every track. His career has led him to blend everything from hip hop, jazz, punk rock, even classic music scores.
He’s truly a talent, and a must see at Lost Lands. We know this guy will leave you wondering what just happened. That said, we leave you with one of his latest remixes of Kai Wachi’s track ‘Demons’ to hype you up for his Lost Lands performance.
If you’ve seen Liquid Stranger in the past, we would love to hear all about your favorite set.
Featured Photo via LiquidStranger.com