On February 6th, I had the opportunity to go see and shoot for the up and coming bass artist G Jones along with his openers Tsuruda and Chee. They were playing at The Beacham in Orlando that night, which is an average sized venue. It has a capacity of about 1400, which I prefer this size in most cases because it’s big enough to fit plenty of people, and small enough and more intimate to where you can easily get up close to the artist (when I’m not already in the photo pit).
I’m not a longtime listener of bass music, but checked out his latest album The Ineffable Truth as soon as I heard that I’d be able to shoot for him and wanted to identify those songs live. I really vibed with his song “Different Sound”, which stood out as one of the more hyped and wild songs with really interesting bass tones and dynamics. The crowd was raging basically nonstop the entire song. That or “Time” would be my favorite. “Time” was a much longer song of the dubstep genre, just over six minutes, but in my opinion had the most soulful aesthetic due to its wider range of pace, going from a hype jazz styled drum like intro, to a slowed down series or organ like tones building it back up into a somewhat darker, more intense version of the intro. The rest of the set was consistently exciting and kept the audience from standing still.
These shows live are obviously going to be much better when listening to this genre, since it’s the heaviest you can really feel bass and his light show was insanely cool, very accurately lining up with the energy of the music. Any fan of bass music or dubstep would have an awesome time at one of his shows. The tour is only a few days in and ends early March (aside from one in April). See if G Jones is playing near you at: gjonesbass.com/shows.
Words and photos by Seth Kicklighter.