One of the early producers to really break out of his shell internationally from Canada at the turn of the century is Alan Lam, better known as Stranjah.
With over 20 years of experience behind the boards, the savvy veteran is still currently churning out some of his finest material to date. His early production endeavours were clearly influenced by house, low-end hip hop production and various other forms of earlier bass music. Splashing onto the scene initially with then-partner-in-crime Gremlinz, his music found its way into the hands of legends like Goldie, L Double and Doc Scott, all of whom were keen on playing his music out in their sets and ultimately signed him to their respective imprints Metalheadz, Flex and 31 Records. Recently Stranjah has done work for monumental labels Critical Music and Hospital Records. His sound is incredibly eclectic and essentially impossible to label under one umbrella. Often dark and minimal by nature, it boasts moody, atmospheric overtones with an emphasis on brooding sub bass and pulsating drum patterns. He has been known to use his own vocals within his productions to evoke certain feelings from the listener, a technique aided by his knack for synthetic melodies. As of late, Stranjah has been broadening his everchanging musical horizons and experimenting with new sounds ranging from menacing upfront jump-up to dark, morose dubstep in what he describes as a “melting pot” of his vast array of influences.