Posted on February 3rd, 2013
JUICY x RUINS Winter Mixtape by Juicy Records on Mixcloud
Time has been our worst enemy since the beginning, and once again we didn't manage to be as productive as we wished. Before we could release a second mixtape to the Autumn Series, Winter was already upon us.
So it only made sense not only to start a Winter Series, but to get a collaborator that fitted the profile. It's fair to say we got them.
One of the most recent and most prolific record labels coming out of Portugal is Ruins Records. They have 2 vinyl releases already out, and two weeks ago curated their first label showcase, joining music and arts in the same gig and giving support to other labels as well.
Without further ado, here's the words from the Ruins boys about their choices:
To us, this mixtape represents some of the bands that inspired the inception of our record label.
We give the nod to some classics, some modern stuff, and of course our two releases so far. We've tried to arrange these songs in an order that really flows, to provide the listener with something that's worth experiencing more than once.
Honestly? Just shred and destroy!
Posted on January 11th, 2013
Don't you just love fanzines?
Posted on December 18th, 2012
Today we posted our 100th video on the JUICY TV Video Channel. It's from BIRDS IN ROW and was recorded just last Sunday, here in London:
It's been a wild ride this one. When I bought myself a cheap camera and started shooting gigs I did it mainly as a side project to the label, just supporting the music and bands/artists that I love. I would never dream that we would reach video number 100, or that we would have almost 50,000 plays from pretty much every continent on the planet.
My infinite gratitude goes to Fábio who still today is the star of this project and a very talented videographer, to Nuno who helped me in the beginning and is still an active supporter, to Sunny and hate5six for the inspiration and to everyone who ever played or shared one of our videos.
On a side note, we will continue to use Vimeo as our platform for video. Not only Youtube has lousy HD quality on their videos, but they have turned into a mass-media platform that serves consumerism and tries to sell you bullshit at any click, and we do not want to be part of that. Vimeo is the best thing that ever happened to online video sharing. That being said, we have no problems with people downloading our videos and reposting them on youtube or using them for other projects, as long as you give credit where it's due.
We'll keep them coming, slowly but surely.
Posted on December 10th, 2012
YES! A very special podcast, with a very special guest!
Following the "thematic" approach that we've been doing recently, I invited my friend Jonathan to select some tracks from/about London and record a new episode with me, so for the first time we're putting out a podcast in English, which features the collaborator's presence in recording. Basically two guys drinking cider and talking music.
The result is here for you to enjoy. Expect good tunes, laid-back mood and a lot of shit-talking (from my end mainly ahah).
Download the MP3 version here. (right click over the link and select "save as...").
Posted on October 31st, 2012
NEW MIXTAPE! We're starting the Autumn series with this one, and our collaborators set the perfect mood to go along with it. Building another bridge with a fresh and creative project, we've invited the stylish people at BLACKTHUNDER to curate the tracklist. Beware, it is heavy.
Here's what André from BLACKTHUNDER had to say about the Mixtape:
Feita a selecção de faixas, claro que não poderia deixar de incluir nesta mixtape a música que deu origem ao nome da marca em 2008, "Black Thunder" dos Doomriders. De resto, optei por fazer uma selecção de algumas das muitas influências musicais que me rodeiam no dia-a-dia e que directa ou indirectamente têm efeitos no meu trabalho.
After choosing the tracks, I couldn't leave out this mixtape the song that gave origin to the name of the brand in 2008, "Black Thunder" from Doomriders. As for the remaining tracklist, I opted for a selection of some of the many musical influences that daily surround me and that direct or indirectly have an effect in my work.
If you don't fancy online streaming, download the Mixtape on MP3 here.
Check out BLACKTHUNDERS' swag here.