Music Farm Productions Presents
Liquid Stranger & Manic Focus - The Hypercolor Tour
32 Ann St.
Charleston, SC, 29403
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
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 six 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.
However, he's bringing two worlds together into one on his forthcoming seventh album, The Renegade Crusade. Dubstep sorcery and Rastafarian grooves collide and cascade within a genre the dance floor has never seen before. The age of The Renegade begins now.
About this alchemical concoction on his forthcoming 2013 effort, he reveals, "It's my attempt to put everything I've done in my musical career into some type of synthesis. It can be hard and intense, but it can also be beautiful and trippy. This symbiosis is natural. As humans we all have different emotions. The music reflects those emotions. I'm looking to combine all of those catalytic experiences."
In a sense, the artist has been on this path since he was merely four years old. Recalling his earliest musical memory growing up in Sweden, he'd crawl to the family piano and play for his parents. A few years later, his dad bought him his first synthesizer, and an entirely new world opened up. After years of successful studio work post high school, Liquid Stranger was formally born in 2003. His genre fusion began to enchant the entire scene.
He didn't simply transplant himself from Europe to Scottsdale, AZ for music though. 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. They're so mething you can never really grasp. 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. He's won over audiences at Electric Daisy Carnival, Voov Experience, Boom Festival, Roskilde and more. He's also set to mount a full scale headline tour with the release of The Renegade Crusade.
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."
The questions will only continue to percolate around Liquid Stranger, but so will the unforgettable and undeniable music.
Manic Focus is the musical conception of John "JmaC" McCarten, a music producer from the Twin Cities. Combining original beats with vocal samples from all types of genres, Manic Focus is a musical experience like none other. From fast paced, melodic grooves to down tempo dub, Manic Focus is a fresh, new electronic sound that energizes the party and excites the crowd.
With a classically trained ear and over a decade of self-taught, beat making experience, Manic Focus tracks bang with the best of them with complex, original melodies and pulsating bass lines. Manic Focus spans a wide range of genres, and appeals to an incredibly wide audience, getting people from a variety of backgrounds to groove to one rhythm. The vocal samples compliment one another to create a single, cohesive message unique from any other producer, DJ, or mash-up artist.
Words will inevitably fail to properly describe Freddy Todd. Genre-busting could be is an understatement. You can't pin him down with lexicon like lazer-bass and glitch-funk; these phrases fall way short of capturing the expressiveness, fearlessness, and space-traveling qualities of his music. Hearing his music is akin to being abducted by an extra-terrestrial cruise liner where everyone is tripping on space acid. And if you are lucky enough to witness him produce, you'll see that he fittingly looks just like the captain of said space cruiser, both hands intently gripping his electronics like the instrument panel on the flight deck.
Based out of Detroit, Freddy Todd is truly a master of his craft not only in the studio but on stages across the globe. Without any pre-recorded sets, Freddy has the skills and the audacity to perform on the fly mixes of 100% original material tailored to his specific audience, mood, and venue each night, be it a theater in northern California, a club in the back alleys of Detroit, or an outdoor festival in the bush off the eastern coast of Australia (occasionally on special nights with his live drummer, ill.so.naj). His earth shattering, meticulously programmed beats and rhythms, his lazer crunk, funky psychedelic bass and sound design, and his brain tingling, intelligently soul-soaked synths, melodies, and field-recorded samples are sure to shake your consciousness as they blast through airwaves out of top notch sound systems across the universe.
$17.00 - $20.00
$3 Surcharge at the door for those under 21. Cash only.