Space Jesus and Luzcid Wub Out Terminal West
Space Jesus has been somewhat of a phenomenon in the bass music scene, rapidly rising in the underground based off energetic festival performances and deeply weird productions. His fans have secret code word greetings and there is already a deep network of pin and spoon manufacturers who illegally use his logo, a good signal of his acceptance by the community.
His appearance at Terminal West with Luzcid was a sold-out success, packed full of bassheads. After Parrotice warmed the room up, Luzcid came out and delivered a massive set that blurred every genre of bass music together with big chunks of dubstep. His following isn't massive, but he's one of my favorite bass producers, and his collaborations with names as big as Bassnectar warrant more attention than they get. Pay attention to Luzcid.
Space Jesus came out to a set of CDJs, a change in style from Luzcid’s set in what appeared to be Ableton Live. It's rare to see a bass producer just deliver a DJ set these days, and every format brings benefits and drawbacks with it. I personally thought it was a great format for him, as he crawled across the weirdest sounds and wildest tracks with ease.
He gave several well-deserved shout-outs to his lights guy throughout his set. The light show was unfussy but effective, comprised mostly of a few RGB spotlights frenetically moving to the beat. It was a nice change from the video screens of EDM and showed off what a good crew can pull off with only simple equipment.
The crowd was a wonderful mix of wooks, wizards, and wild women. I didn't see a single person there who wasn't moving to the music and the crowd kept a perfect gradient from the volcanic pit at front and center, radiating the energy out to the edges where people nodded and swayed to the galaxy of bass that Space Jesus had brought to earth. He has begun whatever bizarre ministry has become his purpose, and I think we’re all going to see more from him soon.
Photos by Megan Friddle for Bullet Music.