Fri Mar 4 2022
8:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)
$25.00 - $70.00
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WAKAAN presents B A L A N C E Tour
In an ever-evolving universe, the art of maintaining complete and total fluidity is the most necessary key for survival. Renowned for his metamorphic capabilities and expertly crafted sonic adventures, Liquid Stranger has mastered his ability to slip in and out of genres all while honing his own personal style. Liquid Stranger has earned his reputation for exuding incommensurable talent and taking audiences on a soul-stirring aural journey of genre-bending beats on the dance floor. He has performed at some of the most innovative events and festivals around the globe. Those who are unfamiliar with his music often tend to categorize him as only a heavy dubstep artist, which is anything but the truth. The most effervescent quality of Liquid Stranger is his ability to shift from genre to genre all while maintaining a sense of smoothness and consistency, which in turn makes him one of the most unpredictable artists to date. In a sense, he has ended genre barriers for the sake of musical storytelling taking whatever sounds he needs to put forward the intended vibe. Liquid Stranger's omnifarious approach to music has led him to stand out amongst a pack of artists desperately trying to conform to a commercial demand. Proven to be a timeless staple to the world of electronic dance music by bridging the gap between mellow and heavy, what's next can not be foreseen for this contrastive musician.
The Mersiv Sound Project is the brainchild of Anderson Benoit Gallegos. The Producer/DJ has been developing a unique Pretty Dark Loud style of bass music since he started his musical journey in 2015. The intentions of this project are to bring people into the present moment through a Mersiv experience.
The Mersiv Sound Project took off at Electric Forest 2018, where his multi-set showing displayed budding sound and his affinity for live performance. In Summer of 2019, he debuted with the Digital Eden EP, and subsequently landed his breakout-single, “Beautiful & Filthy,” with the WAKAAN label (1.6 Million+ Stream on Spotify). This would spur the 50-plus date Beautiful & Filthy Tour, and highly anticipated sets at Shambhala, Bonnaroo, Zeds Dead’s Dead Rocks, & Okeechobee Music Festival.
Gallegos is also head curator of MorFlo Records, a platform designed to showcase those tapping into flow through art. Leading into 2021, Mersiv crossed the threshold of 2 million plays on Soundcloud and averages 110k+ monthly listeners on Spotify.
This Fall, Mersiv is set to unveil his debut album, Pretty Dark Loud, which will deliver his full interpretation and defining moment for the Mersiv Sound Project. Through this pivotal chapter, he looks to put his undisputed stamp at the forefront of the Freeform genre of EDM.
“Once I had my vision locked, I created for years trying to find my own sound that would express my story in an honest way. The two-year journey of creating this record has been a healing process for me. On really tough days when I think about her, I immediately lock myself away in the studio to express myself. PDL is a collection of these moments and efforts in time.”
Mersiv rang in 2021 with yet another release, dropping his official remix to Saint Sinner x Supertask’s, “Get To You” (180k+ Spotify streams). Over the next three months, he dropped a high energy single (“Talkin’ Bout”), was featured on Liquid Stranger’s Psychonaut Remixes EP, and dropped his latest banger on WAKAAN, “Morse Code.” Early on in the year, Mersiv revealed he’s in “album mode.” These recent strings of singles offer momentum and insight towards the body of work he’s envisioning for listeners. At the precipice of the biggest stage of his career, Mersiv continually invites new listeners in with his captivating journey through sound.
He kicked off 2020 with a Conrank-collaboration (“No!”) via Circus Records, and followed that up by curating a compilation for MorFlo (Dreamscape) that featured the likes of Kyral x Banko, Opalyte, Wriza and more. His summer releases featured more collabs; a joint single with Jantsen (“Get Crazy”) and the Solar Vision EP with Manic Focus. Following headline virtual performances on MorFlo’s Beat Retreat and the SummerEyes Festival, he kept up the heat for the Fall and Winter. The Paradise EP and “Bermuda’s Triangle” both found releases on Liquid Stranger’s WAKAAN label, while he self-released “Osmosis,” “Hypnos,” “Dia de los Muertos,” and “Future Destinations.” While live events have been largely void, Mersiv has remained busy throughout the Fall. In September, he headlined his own pair of Drive In shows in Alabama alongside EAZYBAKED and Smoakland. Following a headline performance at the ReVibe Retreat in Myrtle Beach, Mersiv returned to Drive In’s in Chicago, Baltimore, and Denver for joint appearances with CloZee, Adventure Club, and Mystic Grizzly.
Ian Evans often pulls from immediate inspiration for his art, so it’s only fitting his melodic dubstep project, MIZE, has become so unique and personable.
Evans grew up in the deep south. Born in Dothan, Alabama, he was raised by parents fluent in classic rock and blues, later being introduced to post 2003-hip-hop and trap. Through this and his love of video games, which slowly exposed him to electronic music, Evans developed a broad, contemporary taste in music that’s prevalent in his career as a producer and DJ to this day.
Described as a genre-coalescing act, the MIZE project is aestheticized by a psychedelic blend of heavy bass music, ambient downtempo, and melodic dubstep with a clear hip hop influence. First gaining traction through his popular self-releases, MIZE’s inimitable style has already led to him working alongside reputable labels, performing in front of thousands, and a spot at the crux of the electronic scene, spearheading the next wave of music.
Smoakland began as a West Coast bass music project back in 2018. With over seven collective years of production under their belts, they strive to bring a new and refreshing sound while keeping the nostalgic “old school” vibes of early dubstep. This year, the duo have seen a surge in their recognition and popularity. They performed at marquee digital events, recently booked four sold-out shows at Colorado's The Black Box, and traveled to Alabama to provide support at both dates of Mersiv's Lunar Drive In Tour.
Singer. Rapper. Songwriter. Visionary. be kind. stay strange. be you x
Fri Mar 4 2022 8:00 PM
(Doors 6:30 PM)