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 […]

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STS9 Makes Highly Anticipated WAKAAN Debut With A Nine-Track Live Mixtape

Over the last two decades, jamtronica band STS9 has become a pioneer of sound within the electronic music scene. With 20 years in the making, today, STS9 has teamed up with renowned music label WAKAAN to bring forth their extremely anticipated nine-track live mixtape. Featuring live recordings of previously released tracks, this progressive mixtape serves […]

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8 Items to Bring to Mulberry Mountain for WAKAAN Festival

After the inaugural year of WAKAAN Festival in 2019, fans have been itching to get back to Mulberry Mountain to experience round two of this unbelievable festival. The MP3 MAG team has traveled near and far to many festivals throughout the years, including WAKAAN Festival, so we decided to put together a list of essentials […]

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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 […]

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 […]

WAKAAN Music Festival Unveils Electrifying Year Two Lineup

After taking two years off, WAKAAN Music Festival is calling festival goers back to Mulberry Mountain from September 28 to October 1 after dropping an electric, alphabetically-organized lineup that shines from top to bottom. The brief hiatus has created an overwhelming level of excitement for fans all over as the anticipation for this lineup grew. […]

Liquid Stranger on Finding BALANCE in Life & Music

“Music has been a part of my life ever since I was born. I’ve even been told that I was crawling to the piano as a baby, before I could really talk or sit up.” While many artists can date their history with music back to their childhood, electronic music sensation and WAKAAN founder Martin […]

VEIL and Notlö Talk B2B’s, Inclusivity & Life on the Road [Interview]

When bass music queens VEIL and NotLö first came together, they found an untapped potential to their creativity. The up-and-coming bass artists caught up with MP3 MAG to discuss what more representation and opportunity could mean to women artists throughout the scene. Deep Dark & Dangerous alumni Alex Mantekas—a.k.a. Notlö—and industry veteran Becca Drylie-Perkins, better […]

How DATA_BYTE Conquered His Destiny & The American Bass Scene [Interview]

Few things are as imaginative as the vibrant visuals of DATA_BYTE, except the story that led to him becoming a VJ.  The artist caught up with MP3 MAG to discuss his long road to finding a home in America, and how he eventually fulfilled the music destiny laid before him by his parents. DATA_BYTE—real name […]

Mersiv Tags Dubstep Dons Killa Nova, Opalyte, Wriza & Vocalist Chill Bobby for Legion of Boom EP [Listen]

Who is doing more than Mersiv right now? The dubstep prodigy dropped 14 tracks last year, and has yet to slow down in 2021. After announcing he’s in ‘Album Mode’ in January, the Colorado-based producer has unleashed three tracks already this year. Last Friday, he debuted a new extended release, Legion of Boom EP, his […]