Mersiv Issues Response After Satanism Tweet Goes Viral

Toward the end of the weekend, a seemingly innocuous tweet — at least by its owner’s standards — sent much of the bass music world, and those working in branding, into an absolute tizzy. Of course, I’m talking about Mersiv’s tweet about satanism.

The tweet garnered responses from plenty of contemporaries, like SVDDEN DEATH, HVDES, Dubloadz, and others. The general response was, “F*ck you, we can do what we want.”

Obviously, the tweet gained more notice than Mersiv sound ever expected. Yesterday, he admitted as much in a response on Twitter. “I never realized how large my platform has grown and I’m amazed with all of the interaction there was and how many conversations have been started.”

He continued, “When it’s all said and done I never meant to offend anyone with my tweet… I love dark shit and I should have provided more context in my tweet and I’m sorry for the backhanded statement that it was.”

SVDDEN DEATH also responded to the response, echoing his desire for Mersiv to have expanded on his original thoughts. But it appears Mersiv was distracted on tour, so that wasn’t really an option at the time. You can read his response below.


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Mersiv Calls Out DJs Who Brand with "Dark Evil Shit,” Svdden Death & More Respond

Mersiv Calls Out DJs Who Brand with “Dark Evil Shit,” Svdden Death & More Respond

Nothing like some quality Twitter beef for your Sunday…

Svdden Death and more are shutting down Mersiv for comments about DJs who use “satanic symbolism” and “dark evil shit” in their branding.

Of course with Svdden Death, the name and the project has a tendency to be dark leaned. However, as long as visuals/concepts/branding/etc. aren’t hurting anyone — there shouldn’t be a problem, right?

Mersiv doesn’t seem to think so:

“Shoutout to all the DJs that can push their music without branding off of satanic symbolism and dark evil shit,” he says in the tweet below.

Svdden Death has responded:

“cowards are scared of expression. do whatever you want and don’t listen to woke gatekeepers. music and art is about conveying every emotion, not just the ones that make you comfortable. (also I’m sick of the implication that dark = satanic = bad)”

More and more are chiming in. What do you think?

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