Swedish bass producer Liquid Stranger brings fans his newest studio album titled Balance. He has recently been touring all over the country promoting this album, selling out countless cities along the way. The support for this run was crazy stacked, featuring the likes of Mersiv, Veil, TVBOO, Redrum, and more. The tour concluded on April 9 in Los Angeles, but the fun doesn’t stop for Liquid Stranger — he has huge upcoming performances set for Summer Camp Music Festival, Lollapalooza Music Festival, and his very own Wakaan Music Fesival.

Balance manages to seamlessly incorporate a plethora of influences ranging from hip-hop-type beats and glitches to more relaxed, melodic vibes. Album singles include Holla feat Wreckno, Berserk,” “Low,” and his collab with LSDream,  Take a Trip.”

We start off with “Super Jam” which eases listeners into the album before bleeding into “Higher” which has a distinct psychedelic vibe. “Take a Trip” features LSDream and showcases more of the same influences, though injected with a heavier dose of bass. Liquid Stranger is often put into this category of dubstep/bass music but is quite versatile in his sound design, and this album certainly highlights that.

The next three tracks “Berserk,” “Low,” and “Holla” feat Wreckno were the featured singles that preceded the full album release. All three tracks are teeming with energy and trappy beats. Wreckno’s infectious raps on “Holla” give it an extra boost, bringing the bad bitch vivacity for which he has become known and loved.

The next song, “Mission Control,” features PIERCE and envelops listeners into a space bass odyssey of the 140 dubstep variety. PIERCE recently put out an EP with Wakaan, you can listen to it here!

Next, we delve into “Shake” which integrates Mediterranean sounds fueled by an infectious beat and rap vocals to match. “Hi Grade” starts off with an ethereal, ominous tone before bringing in the melody-driven bassline. Future bass influences can be found in “Busy” and “Dreams” showcases the glitchier side of Liquid Stranger.

The final two tracks provided a bit of a reprise from bassiness of the rest of the album. “Keep It Up” is a synthy four to the floor tune, with quiet Mediterranean drums and light glitches that tie it in beautifully to the preceding sounds. We conclude with an acoustic guitar-driven song featuring Love, Alexa, “Flashback,” which is a melodic daydream that ties a delicate bow on this exquisite album. 

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