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STAGE HOPPERS’ FRIDAY PICKS — APRIL 29TH, 2022

by Nicholas Lorenzo
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B A L A N C E — Liquid Stranger

 Liquid Stranger delivers his new studio album, Balance on his world-renowned WAKAAN label. The 13-track album sees mastermind take the role of a “musical archeologist as he sifts through and uncovers a myriad of global sounds and unites them under the ‘Balance’ umbrella.” From melodic bass, chiptune, Hip-Hop, and ragga through to cinematic and indie acoustic, Liquid Stranger lives to push the envelope. The album also features collaborations with LSDREAM, Wreckno, PIERCE and Alexa Lusader.

Sentio — Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix releases his full-length debut album Sentio. The 11-track album spans a variety of club-centric Garrix house styles, filled entirely with collaborations alongside Zedd, DubVision, Matisse & Sadko, Mesto, and many more! Several of these tracks have dominated festivals and shows intertwined in Garrix’s powerful and captivating sets. It’s insane to think Garrix has never released an album. But what a debut!

WET TENNIS — Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker release their highly anticipated sophmore album WET TENNIS. The 12-track LP features popular tracks such as “Original Sin,” “Sun Came Up” with John Summit, and “Forgive Me” with Mahmut Orhan, as well as new hits like “Summer In New York” and the titular track.  The duo have say that the title takes the form of acronym: When Everyone Tries to Evolve, Nothing Negative Is Safe

“Love You Back” — Madeon

Following his back-back-back Coachella weekend performances, Madeon dropped his latest single “Love You Back.” Pulling inspiration from Good Faith, as the track went through multiple versions throughout the tour, “Love You Back” is such a blissful hit that you can’t help but sing-a-long. Trust me, I remember hearing this live and it was pure euphoria!

“BLACK MAGIC” — Hardwell

The road to Rebels Never Die slowly becomes clear as Hardwell unveils a new single entitled “BLACK MAGIC.” The pounding club environment is built upon minimalistic house and techno elements with a seductive vocal line soaring over top. The slow atmospheric breakdown builds suspense as Hardwell knows exactly how to produce crowd pleasers with perfect energy, apparent in the ensuing drop. The crowd at Ultra 2022 would certainly agree!

Universal Consciousness — Charlotte de Witte

Charlotte de Witte releases her dominant new EP, Universal Consciousness, via her KNTXT imprint. The four-track extended play is riddled with expansive, and hypnotic atmospheres while the pounding kicks and transformative synths churn the dance floor loose. The psychedelia-inspired techno tracks open an otherworldly sonic experience for listeners to transcend into the underground rave sounds.

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