JR16: Heka - other drugs EP

Posted on September 23rd, 2019

heka finds her sound in other drugs and comes out with her boldest release yet.

A four-track EP, assembled in the bedroom and brought to life in a small studio on Gillett Square, sees her reunited with long-time collaborator and producer Alessandro La Barbera (Los Padres).

If the singles released in 2017 were but an eclectic collection of sonic directions, on other drugs, heka's sophomore Juicy release, the vision is clear.

Saturated lo-fi beats with a hip-hop aesthetic, distorted guitars and multi-layered vocals chase each other in loops of melancholic melodies.

We're doing a very limited run of cassette tapes that you can pre-order exclusively with a special t-shirt bundle. Only 50 available!

heka other drugs ep - tape & tee bundle

And there's more: if you opt to collect your pre-ordered bundle on October 23rd at the free-entry EP release gig we're putting on at Rye Wax, down in Peckham Rye, you get £2.00 off the final price!

Make sure so come down and be part of the birth of this new record. heka will perform all the new songs alongside some of the older gems and will be joined by a few special friends.

PRE-ORDER EP | RELEASE GIG


Heka shares new song, new record on the way!

Posted on June 19th, 2019

heka is single-handedly bringing Summer back. There, we said it.

The little video above, a stripped-down live version, is meant to give you a taste of the other drugs EP, her upcoming debut tape.

The 4-track EP, co-produced by Ale from Los Padres, will be out October 23rd. Physical cassette will feature all original artwork designed by the artist herself.

Release gig to be announced soon.


JR #15D: MUAY - S E M F I M

Posted on April 12th, 2019

The tiger balm boys are back.

S E M F I M is the new album from MUAY, the latest chapter in their musical explorations. Six songs recorded inside a small pigeon barn, during the cold nights of a Northern Winter, where time bends and never ends.

Where CE LES TI AL, their previous album, looked up to the skies, S E M F I M looks inwards and around. You will notice an omnipresence of synths and ambient textures taking a more central role. You can hear "endless echos" as each song blends into the next one, in a conceptual effort that sees MUAY delivering a record that is meant to be played on a loop.

Juicy is in charge of the digital release. S E M F I M can be found on all major digital and streaming platforms. Pick your poison:

Spotify | Apple Music | iTunes | Google Play | Amazon Music



And of course, we're not leaving things at digital-only.


There's a press of 300 tapes that look super tight, and brand new t-shirts too, all up for grabs directly from the band at MUAY's Bandcamp.


The Juice #07 : Call for Submissions

Posted on March 7th, 2019

Last year we grew outside of our comfort zone as a publication. By publishing work and words by people from communities that had not been given visibility on previous zines we started a process.

This year we want to build on that process and expand it beyond our own editorial limitations.

So issue 7 of The Juice is about what is outside of our reach. There are endless worlds outside of what each of us can experience as individuals. We want to document them.

“Other Worlds” is the overall theme for the new zine. We want you to bring your world to us. We want to talk about the irregular, the uncommon, the ostracized, the outside the box. Other ways of doing things. Other perspectives. Other experiences. Other cultures. Other zines.

In an effort of continuation, we would particularly like to hear from people who have never collaborated with a fanzine before, people from minority groups who are underrepresented in mainstream media, or people who feel a specific topic/experience lacks visibility and accurate depictions in the regular channels.

Illustrators, bloggers, writers, musicians, artists, photographers, designers, entrepreneurs...whatever your craft, we’d love to hear your take on the ideas expressed above, or just pitch us something you’re passionate about.

The theme and guidelines mentioned above are not exclusive and strict, so to be clear: this is an OPEN CALL to ANYONE AND EVERYONE.

We will be accepting submissions and ideas until April 30th 2019.
Just send us an email or use our contact page.



What's Happening in 2019

Posted on February 5th, 2019

It’s been a minute since our last update, a few things have changed.

In 2018 we didn’t put out any new records. Still, it was probably our busiest year to date.
We put on several gigs in London, all three of our current acts went on small international tours (Heka even went on the radio), we did a new t-shirt and closed the year with what was undoubtedly our most successful zine release to date - so successful that we only have a couple (that’s 2!!!) copies left!


But 2018 was also our last year officially based in London.
After almost a decade in this city the cost of living has become too much of a burden, and running a label-cum-publisher out of our bedroom can never be a long-term solution. Add that to the real prospect of a no-deal Brexit and the move became imperative.

So where are we going next? The world. We start in Singapore on February 1st and the aim is to become a fully mobile entity, travelling and running things remotely while also taking the opportunity to collaborate with people from parts of the globe which would otherwise be off our radar.

Before you ask: no, we’re not becoming a netlabel, a digital-only publisher, influencers, digital nomads, or an instagram travel couple...yes, there will be way more online activity, specially related to our journey, we got a few tricks up our sleeves and ideas we want to try, but we’re still very much fond of physical formats and the intimate and personalised experience of holding a carefully crafted artefact in our hands.

So do expect at least two new records being released soon, a new zine later in the year, and probably more, once we get our modus operandi fully running.

Thank you so much for your continued support over the years and to all the collaborators who have been kind enough to share their knowledge and time with us on all the projects. All of you have been crucial to the start of this new stage and we’re super excited to show you what’s in the works for the future.

And if you’re just now finding out about us, keep an eye out cause things are about to get more dynamic than ever.