Favorite Things We Saw at WAKAAN Music Festival 2022

The bass scene — and society at large, for that matter — look much different today than it did in 2019, which was the year Liquid Stranger debuted his flagship festival with his experimental bass label, WAKAAN. With community and innovation at the forefront of WAKAAN’s creative mission, 2019’s WAKAAN Music Festival received high praise […]

Super Future at WAKAAN Music Festival

Super Future on Finding the Flow State & Healing Through Music

Sound and movement play a crucial role in the healing process for music fans. In fact, Nick Rowland, better known as Super Future, considers music to be a universal healer.  From his “Ass Throwers Anonymous” mixes with Wreckno to his downtempo sunrise sets, Rowland creates music on all sides of the sonic spectrum. His intention, […]

TVBOO at WAKAAN music festival

TVBOO: How ‘Blue Collar Bass’ Is Changing the Culture

With PBR coursing through his veins, Mitch Draper, better known as TVBOO, has spent the majority of 2022 gearing up for the biggest moment in his career: releasing his full-length album, Blue Collar Bass, via WAKAAN.  Although he’s now on his own headlining tour, selling out venues across the country, he hasn’t lost touch with […]

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Maddy O’Neal Reflects on Transformational Sophomore Album, Ricochet

Music is a powerful form of expression and self-exploration. In times of struggle, music is a luminous lighthouse that guides us through the turbulent waters — a beacon guiding us back to solid ground. There was a time when Maddy O’Neal, a future bass and dance producer with deep roots in Colorado’s electronic jam scene, […]

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The Women of WAKAAN Festival 2022

The lack of representation for women DJs and producers in the EDM community has long been a topic of discussion, but it’s never been much of a debate. It’s a fact — the EDM genre is dominated by male musicians.  It’s more important than ever that our industry makes a conscious effort to shine a […]

Maddy O’Neal & MOONZz Take a Deep Breath on ‘Change of Pace’

There’s something to be said about artists who exist at the crossroads of musical genres — and Maddy O’Neal says it all on her new track with MOONZz, “Change of Pace.” The creative pair has produced a refreshing, ethereal electronic banger that’s hard to define. It’s an escape from the mundane, cyclical nature of the […]

SunSquabi: The Healing Power of Music, Red Rocks

Whether you enjoy music in the background of mundane responsibilities or it exists at the forefront of your mind at all times, it serves a powerful purpose. This is a fact SunSquabi, a Colorado-based electronica jam band that defines their music as “hydro-funk,” acknowledges with powerful conviction. They didn’t pursue their musical aspirations because it […]

Zeds Dead’s “In My Head” is the Nocturnal Adventure We All Dream About

The legendary Canadian producer duo Zeds Dead has never been boxed in by the limitations of traditional genres or industry expectations. From hard-hitting dubstep bangers like “Gassed Up,” to their most recent single, the wavy, adventurous house track, “I Took A Ride,” they’re known for exploring every corner of the electronic music world. It should […]

TVBOO & GRiZ Go Fishing for ‘Bass Music’

The bass industry is full of big personalities, but few artists have managed to brand themselves the way that TVBOO, the Nascar lovin’ southern hellraiser and wonky producer from Jackson, Mississippi, has. His latest single, “Bass Music” — released on Liquid Stranger’s WAKAAN record label — is a perfect example of the massive personality he’s […]

Sonic Bloom 2022: 5 Surprises From My First Camping Festival

Music festivals have always served as an escape from the daily stress of the real world. They tend to exist outside of time and space, embracing the weirdest, quirkiest elements of our semi-functioning society. I’ve always heard whispers, and sometimes shouts, of festival lore — the crazy pop-up renegade sets, outlandish antics, and ridiculous outfits […]