In Conversation with Lucid Juice
Created by Gina Bonnar in 2019, Lucid Juice is a party, radio show, and all-round creative platform focusing on bass music circulating the Manchester area and beyond. Since it was founded we have hosted a variety of events with artists such as Commix, Strategy, Melissa, Mr. k and many other heads in the bass music scene.
The beauty of Lucid Juice is when we started it I didn’t know anything about how to run events – I just wanted to put on a big party and for everyone to come and enjoy themselves. I think the way we don’t take ourselves too seriously shows through our events & in my opinion, is why it’s been so successful.
Currently, we have had to adapt to the global crisis so “normal” events have not been taking place. We’re using this time to grow in other areas for example boosting digital content and networking with different producers and DJ’s, as well as master DJing myself!
We are proud to have recently curated a social-distanced event at The Old Abbey Taphouse featuring upcoming DJs Egg on Toast, Insurrect, Kitsta and Ekkinz. This was a very different approach to our events and was a great opportunity to exercise our creativity within the pandemic, offering live music in a safe socially distanced setting.
I have had conversations with talented up-and-coming female artists to discuss what they have been doing & their future plans as a way of promoting and giving them a platform in a male-oriented scene.
We’ve had very important discussions about sexism, safe spaces, advice on how we can ensure the scene is not whitewashed, tokenism, and representation of women of colour in bass music.
For a long time, we’ve been wanting to get into radio and we recently bagged our selves residencies on Subtle Radio & Food Hall Community Radio. These shows focus on our love for bass music – spanning through genres of Dubstep, Jungle, Footwork, Drum and Bass, Breaks & more. We get guests on every month with a different genre each time. So far we have featured A.Fruit, Harka, Thtgrl, Headroom, Kitsu, Quirk and LNE!
With a passion for all the different areas of Bass Music, we have always struggled to fit to a “style”. Lockdown has given us time to discover more music, new artists and expand our knowledge. I believe it is not vital to have to stick to one genre if you love them all!