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Liquid Stranger Makes Statement Regarding Space Jesus Sexual Assault Accusations

Liquid Stranger this morning released a statement acknowledging and responding to the many sexual assault accusations against Space Jesus. Space Jesus was tangentially involved during the major Datsik accusations in 2018, but for whatever reason, his involvement was pushed to the side.

Since then, as we’ve come to learn, many others have continued to come forward about their experiences with the artist, to the point that an Instagram account called @evidenceagainstspacejesus was created with screenshots of posts from many different women. These accusations ranged from “feeding” underaged girls drugs on the tour bus, statutory rape, forcing girls to have sex in front of his friends, harassment, assault, and more.

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SJ was 32 years old in 2018 (when he was on the datsik tour).

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“Space Jesus is being accused of actions that are intolerable,” Liquid Stranger says in his statement. “We cannot ignore the women who are accusing him of these actions and he must address their accusations.”

He continues, “It has been over two years since Space Jesus released music on WAKAAN. We rarely speak. We’ve been on separate paths and walks of life for a long time. If I had witnessed anyone acting in this manner, I would have intervened.”

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— Liquid Stranger (@LiquidStranger) June 26, 2020

When the accusations against Datsik first came out, and Space Jesus was on that tour, he released a statement that included: “Consent is an extremely important subject that must not be taken lightly. I was raised by a strong mother who taught me the importance of valuing and respecting women, and I would never knowingly act in a way to compromise a woman’s integrity. […] I DO NOT support sexual abuse in any way […].”

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— MF NOOM (@spacejesus) March 15, 2018

Space Jesus has not made any acknowledgement of the statement or these newer accusations at time of publishing. The account @FMUOASL posted a screenshot of Twitter from a moderator of Space Jesus’s Facebook group that a statement is apparently coming.

 

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Ever After Music Festival Officially Cancelled For 2020

Canada’s premiere bass festival, Ever After Music Festival, our neighbor to the north’s Lost Lands, has officially cancelled for 2020. The festival is unique this late in the COVID-19 era of cancellation in that it officially announced the cancellation the week of the festival. The first day was scheduled to begin tomorrow.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must further postpone Ever After Music Festival, originally scheduled for 2020, will be postponed to June 2021,” the festival writes. “We would like to thank you for your patience as we roll out this process.”

Like many other festivals, all 2020 tickets and accommodation packages will be valid for a future date across the following two years, 2021 or 2022. In addition, rather than offering direct refunds, ticket holders will be given the option to “repurpose” their ticket that will take priority in the official EAMF21 sale that will take place on August 28th.

The Ever After Music Festival 2020 lineup featured Slander B2B Subtronics, Rezz, Zeds Dead, Nora En Pure, Chris Lorenzo, Liquid Stranger, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Space Jesus, and more.

Read the festival’s full statement below.

Dear Adventurers,It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must further postpone Ever After Music Festival, originally…

Posted by Ever After Music Fest on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

 

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Wakaan Cancels 2020 Music Festival, Looks Ahead to 2021

Wakaan has officially announced it will not move forward with its 2020 installment.

Just months ago, Wakaan Music Festival celebrated its inaugural year and set the bar remarkably high for bass music events to come. Needless to say, the label headed up by Liquid Stranger was looking forward to another extraordinary, cultivating year — but it will have to wait.

Due to COVID-19 we will be postponing the 2020 Wakaan Music Festival and hope to return in 2021. The decision was based on a multitude of different variables, but health and safety are the main reasons. We feel that it’s better to heed caution than force this and potentially put you, the artists, and the staff in jeopardy. 

We look forward to Wakaan Music Festival in 2021, set to go down September 29 – October 2.

Read the full statement below.

Wakaan Music Festival 2020 Canceled

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Posted by Wakaan on Sunday, May 17, 2020

 

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