In an ever-evolving universe, the art of maintaining complete and total fluidity is the most
necessary key for survival. Renowned for his metamorphic capabilities and expertly crafted
sonic adventures, Liquid Stranger has mastered his ability to slip in and out of genres all while
honing his own personal style.
Liquid Stranger has earned his reputation for exuding incommensurable talent and taking
audiences on a soul-stirring aural journey of genre-bending beats on the dancefloor. He has
performed at some of the most innovative events and festivals around the globe including:
Shambhala, Bella Terra, Escape from Wonderland, EDC Orlando, Summer Camp, Paradiso
Festival, Beyond Wonderland, Shambhala, Inox Park, SXSW, Enchanted Forrest, Elements
Festival, Infrasound Equinox, EDC Las Vegas, etc.
In his latest installment, Nomad Vol 2, Liquid Stranger seamlessly blends three tunes- Bounce,
Freefall & Zenith- that radiate aqueous harmony, are dripping in luxurious bass and topped off
with a splash of funk. The Nomad Series in itself is an excellent representation of Liquid
Stranger as an artist as it was created purposefully to push the envelope of genres and create
something that could easily satisfy the likes of anyone listening. In accordance to Liquid
Stranger himself, "I travel a lot and go through phases of living a somewhat nomadic life
style." He goes on further to explain how much of his inspiration is drawn from these journeys,
"and the Nomad series is about taking all these influences and blending them into one sonic
Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own. Over the last 6 years, JmaC has released five full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. He has also completed a slew of official remixes for artists such as GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights, and released several works with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science.
On the road, JmaC has been steadily building his live performance to include additional musicians and elements of production. Jacob Barinholtz is now a mainstay on the drums, and other musical co-conspirators join the two on select dates around the country. He’s also been known to incorporate surprise guests such as Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli, GRiZ, The Floozies’ Matt Hill, and Russ Liquid, to name a few. Occasionally, fans are treated to the rare live fusion of Break Science and Manic Focus, taking the stage as Manic Science. Recent live highlights include performances at The Gorge Amphitheater in WA and Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO, both dates as support for Pretty Lights. Summer 2017 has seen performances from Manic Focus at Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Summer Set Music Festival, to name a few.
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