INTERCHILL RECORDS PRESENTS:
THE ARCANE TERRAIN
OUT MAY 31, 2011 ON CD/DIGITAL
Liquid Stranger returns to Interchill loaded with two heavy hitting albums for 2011. The Arcane Terrain, unleashed in May, obliterates the boundaries separating dubstep, grime, dub, breaks, hip hop and outernational crunkadelica. The Renegade Crusade, out in September, takes aim at DJ’s and lovers of bass music with stripped down mixes, instrumentals and significantly more dirt and grime than its predecessor.
Stylistically, The Arcane Terrain picks up the thread from the Stranger’s recent releases on Interchill – The Intergalactic Slapstick and The Steel Trap EP – and continues down the meandering path of bass laden revelry. With collaborative input from Heavyweight Dub Champion on 2 tracks, this album features impeccable vocal contributions from Sterolion, A.P.O.S.T.L.E, Killah Priest and the legendary hip hop mastermind KRS One. MC Zulu also steps up to the mic to throw down his own brand of lyrical science on the finely toasted growler “Timeless” and on the laid back riddim of “Vigilante”. To round it out there are several organic elements and layers of evocative atmospheres scattered throughout, which give the LP the distinctive Interchill flavour that fans have come to love since the first Liquid Stranger album, The Invisible Conquest. And if that isn’t enough to whet the appetite for low end yearnings, the final touches to The Arcane Terrain come courtesy of Tipper who lent his well-tuned ears to the mastering process.
The Arcane Terrain forges new ground in the unfolding odyssey of a wandering bass mystic. With plenty of impact and groove to slay any dancefloor, it also works well as an everyday listening album. Turning it up a notch, the soon-to-follow companion album, The Renegade Crusade, promises to deliver a healthy taste of the Liquid Stranger live sound and will quickly find its rightful place in the secret stash pocket of the most discerning of DJ’s. Taken together, this double-barreled dose of protean sonic mayhem drops bass in your face like Galileo dropped the orange. Keep an open mind and let gravity do the rest.
Liquid Stranger embarks on the Renegade Crusade Tour this summer in support of the new albums. Watch for a stop at a sound system near you.
Traveling the uncharted terrains of sound, Liquid Stranger’s creative output spans a wide range of electronic music in all of its colours and shades. Always pushing the sonic boundaries and merging genres, he consistently creates an ever-evolving blend of unique atmospheres and cutting edge grooves.
The Liquid Stranger has been working professionally with music since 1996 and has released over 50 titles under various pseudonyms in that time. He used to DJ for Breaks FM in London and has worked with numerous record labels including; Dragonfly, Botchit & Scarper, Six Degrees, Hope Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Spirit Zone, Muti Music, Rottun Recordings and Interchill.
With 4 highly acclaimed full-length albums under his Liquid Stranger moniker, this multi-talented producer has established himself as the epitome of trans-national dubstep, covering everything from Latin, Asian, Eastern European and Jamaican Dancehall dubs. His first two albums, ‘The Invisible Conquest’ and ‘The Intergalactic Slapstick’ (Interchill 2007 & 2009), generated a substantial buzz with DJs and listeners alike while his next two albums, ‘The Private Riot’ and ‘Mechanoid Meltdown’ (Rottun Recordings 2010) made a firm imprint in the dubstep community worldwide, topping the download charts for over a month. With several additional remixes bearing his signature touch, the Liquid Stranger sound is in high demand as it continues to reach increasingly wider audiences.
Performing live, the Stranger has a passion for the unexpected and hits the stage with a stash bag full of devastating dance-floor monsters. Using custom built analogue gear to remix his tunes in real-time, he delivers an energetic and infectious performance unique to every show. Major gigs to date include such world renowned festivals like; Voov Experience, Boom Festival, Roskilde, Samothraki, Vortex and Club Boom to name a few. At the moment, he is one of the most sought-after US-based dubstep producers and is in constant demand from coast to coast.
WRITTEN MATERIALS TO DOWNLOAD
FREE MP3: “Bombaclaad Star”
05/27 – Hollywood, CA – The Music Box
06/04 – San Francisco, CA – The Factory
06/10 – Boston, MA – Boat Party in Boston Harbor
06/17 – San Diego, CA
06/25 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
06/26 – Las Vegas, NV – Electric Daisy Carnival
07/07 – Randle, WA
07/08 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
07/10 – Lake Tahoe, CA
07/16 – Richmond, VA
07/23 – Cave-In-Rock, IL
08/05 – Salt Lake City, UT