written by Kelsey James
photo by Don Idio
Space Jesus, aka Jasha Tull, entered the scene with a vengeance during his memorable set at Euphoria Music Festival in Austin, Texas last year. Since then, he has appeared on multiple festival lineups, including Imagine Music Festival, Catskill Music Festival, and Backwoods Music Festival; with many more planned for 2017.
Jasha kicked off the 2017 show season by announcing a two and a half month tour with stops at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival and BUKU Music & Arts Project. It is obvious that everyone is loving the sounds that he produces, which is why he has also been announced on the lineup for Paradiso Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Electric Forest (Weekend 1). The sky is the limit for Space Jesus.
In the southeast, Jasha made a handful of stops including the stop at Okeechobee + BUKU – which I was lucky enough to catch him both at – plus an extremely special show at Terminal West in Atlanta, Georgia with Luzcid. At the show in Atlanta, Luzcid opened with a killer set including his popular collaborations with Bassnectar. He warmed guests up and had everyone feeling the weird, wonky vibes.
Once Space Jesus came on stage, the crowd instantly vibed with what Jasha was putting out. Every time I see him, his mixing improves. In the past month and a half, I have seen Space Jesus 4 times…yet, none of his sets were the same at all. His passion for what he does is evident in every set and the way that he interacts with the crowd just oozes love for the game.
In an interview with Raver Rafting, Space Jesus relays some of his musical inspirations which include Shpongle (“There’s so much depth in his production, so much engineering. He’s the total master.”) plus Infected Mushroom and Bassnectar as well. His inspirations are obvious in his tracks as his unique sound continues to develop.