Not one to reminisce over past laurels, heka is back with a new song after last year's other drugs EP.
The song is a conceptual juxtaposition of ideas and subversive elements, as the artist herself puts it:
"(...) the structure is composed of two separate threads running parallel, like a stream of consciousness on two tracks, oscillating between a relentless and seemingly nonsensical list of facts about giant sequoias, and an internal monologue of quiet and exhausted confusion."
"The most conscious explanation I can give of a concept has to do with the effort to mimic the way the mind tries to distract itself from the issues we struggle with, constantly providing us with useless information in order to maintain some form of rational control. In this case, the feelings are trying to push through the noise, and end up, somewhere along the way, blending with this constant stream of information."
"redwoods (a few interesting facts about sequoias)" is available digitally on all digital services. Stream or purchase the song at your service of choice by clicking here.
Slow Dance stopping their online radio made us rethink our own show.
Started as an extension on the new music posts I write weekly on the online zine, the motivation to carry on with the audio format and talk about more songs and artists that don't get covered on the written articles is stronger than ever. However, but producing, recording, editing and mixing takes time, so things are now moving to a monthly schedule and uploaded on the last week of the month to Mixcloud.
Building up on the weekly new music write-ups over at The Juice online, we're now doing a new radio show hosted by Slow Dance Radio. Check out it below and give us a follow on Mixcloud if you're a user!
A fanzine is inevitably personal. Not only the contents and ideas in it but the events in your life that inform how you put it together.
As our zine matures and our editorial team becomes more international and intersectional, we felt the need for the content to touch base with where we are in life as people and as zinesters.
The Juice #07 is released only weeks after a 10-month journey that took us way out of our comfort zones. Creating a publication while living in a different continent made us feel like aliens at times, but most of all brought us the realisation that a zine is a manifestation of what makes us tick. It’s a universe composed of the worlds that each person who collaborates with us carries within.
Number seven is our earnest effort to document those worlds.
To bring them to you, we’re launching our new zine with a two-day event jam-packed with activities:
We kick things off with the opening of Other Worlds - an illustration group show where nine artists display their widely diverse interpretations of our zine’s theme, featuring:
For the second day, we’ve put together an affordable zine editorial workshop - an afternoon crash course in modern zine-making and its tools of the trade - and an eclectic evening of live music with three talented acts that have released some of this year's best projects:
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:
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.
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.