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 15 years of experience behind the boards, and over 30 releases, 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. To date, Stranjah's music has been supported by many of drum & bass's elite including Grooverider, Fabio, Bailey, Flight, Loxy and Ink.
Recently Stranjah has done work for the foundational label DSCI4, and the monumental 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. 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