Liquid Stranger‘s spaceship touched down in Santa Cruz for a night of trippy bass at The Catalyst last weekend. The Hypercolor Tour came chock full of fun – talented artists, dazzling lasers, and an enthusiastic fan base. Dimond Saints, Manic Focus are on the Hypercolor Tour for most dates, and they were joined by Jacqstrap and Marvel Years for this installment.
Still riding the waves off his Weird and Wonderful EP, plus newer remixes and collaborations, Liquid Stranger and his tour mates took Bay Area fans for a ride through some of our favorite low-end tunes that night.
Manic Focus started us off right with bass music that continued to rise and fall as he got the crowd warmed up. His groovy, party rocking beats had everyone smiling, plus he himself was rocking out the whole time.
Next, Dimond Saints (An-ten-nae + Releece) hit the stage along with collaborator Matt Silberman, who showed off his talent on the saxophone and midi sax/flute. These two Oakland natives poured out their sultry beats into the Catalyst. Think drippy bass meets smooth jazzy vibes — that’s what Dimond Saints emulated for us that night.
Finally, the alien overlord himself stepped up to the decks and served up his experimental, grimy, funky jams. As if the crowd didn’t lose it enough when Liquid Stranger played his collab with Space Jesus, “Space Boss,” the Swedish DJ had an extra little surprise for fans at the end of the night. He brought on buddies Manic Focus and Shlump for a killer B2B to close out The Catalyst. What a treat!
In case you missed the show, here’s a treat – Liquid Stranger and Proko’s newest collaboration, “UFO,” which came out the same day as the Weird and Wonderful tour stop in Santa Cruz.
Take me to your leader!