Fanzines are somewhat personal projects, that’s what I always loved about them.
As a result, my life got deeply involved in this second issue of the The JUICE.
Last year I took a break from the trials and tribulations of London and decided to go on a six months trip that took me from Iceland to India. I didn’t plan and research every step of the way, so many times decisions made on the spot would completely reshape my future. It was all depending on me and the people I met along the way.
Some of these people found their way into this new fanzine. I saw in them the passion for music, for creative writing, for film…for the same things that first motivated me to create this project. The JUICE, at the end of the day, is about collaboration. It’s about bonding different people around an idea and making it happen.
It’s still a fanzine about music, arts, travels and everything in between. Emphasising on Do It Yourself, underground culture and open minded thinking, with this Issue #02 we take you on a journey around a variety of projects, people and events heart-warmingly curated to highlight different and sometimes lesser known parts of the world.
THE JUICE Fanzine #02 contains:
Iceland Scene Report, through the eyes of Muck, one of the very few hardcore bands in the country.
Around the World in 35 Movies
Interview with David Cabrita from Ementa Skateboarding
Article: My First Hardcore Show
Artist Profile: Michael Ribeiro
Alex D'Alva Teixeira talking about his first vinyl
Interview with João Retorta focusing on his photographic work and his time in Brazil working with Vhils.
Interview with For The Glory
Article: Úlfur Alexander Einarsson – A Wolf in Hardcore’s Clothing
- Tracking Classics Between Italy and France
- Fluff Fest and Other European (Mis)Adventures
Photo Report: Lisbon Motelx
Vegan Cooking - Cruelty Free Flavours
+ Reviews and Playlist
It's a 8.5"x11" (21.6cm x 27.9cm) magazine, 78 pages, with coloured cover and black & white interior.
This issue is completely in English.
As for the video above, many thanks to our very talented friend Furia ACK for accepting the challenge of interpreting the Fanzine's cover over a wall in London and delivering such an amazing piece. Check out his work here.
In 2010, Nuno took a chance. He moved to India for some months and decided to make the best of it. Along the way, deprived from many things he once took for granted, he reflected on his own life, on his memories, on what really had a meaning.
In 2011, a book came to life. It collected those reflections and memories in an enclosing final chapter to Nuno’s Indian adventure, in which became Juicy’s first venture into the world of publishing.
“Um Delicado Sentido de Equilíbrio” sold out in less than a month, becoming our best selling release in four years of existence as a label. Truth be told, we didn’t see it coming, and surely the first press of 100 copies was miscalculated…a lot of people were left without a book, some of them have been asking for a repress ever since.
In 2014, a piece of history is reborn. Three years after the original book, we’re finally excited to announce the 2nd Edition of “Um Delicado Sentido de Equilíbrio”.
But this is not a repress. With a brand new cover, completely redesigned interior – amongst other things, the book is now over 50 pages longer and printed on cream paper - and a new preface by the author, this is a fresh creation that provides a completely different reading experience.
Instead of making a traditional "lookbook video", we opted for something that is closer to a short (tiny) film. The long-term objective is to create a series of videos with a continuous storyline that will serve to showcase the new items from the clothing line and add more depth to the actions & characters introduced on this first video.
Directed by the amazing JOÃO RETORTA, produced by Emanuel Matos & Juicy Records, with the help of Liliana Dias & Joana Castilho on the Production Assistant credits. Liliana Dias was also the Make-up Artist in charge,check out her work.
Music: Azizi Gibson & Jeremiah Jae - Fish Scale (Instrumental), from Ignorant Prayers Mixtape (2012). Available to download for free here.
From day one, Juicy has been about pushing boundaries.
Although we're a record label at heart, and we come from a punk hardcore background that we still keep very alive in everything we do, we can't seem to be happy fitting a mould.
As an individual who never had any special talents for arts, I also created this project to push myself out of my comfort zone and to express my creativity through a medium that was more about ideas and making them a reality with the help of friends, and less about abstract concepts and artistic values.
That's how The Juice was born, and it was really an amazing feeling to see all the hard work recognized by the people that showed up for the Release Party.
It was a very special afternoon in the company of old friends, new friends, and people that just wanted to check us out and see what we had to offer.
The smiles, the nice words, the people we met and the fact that we managed to gather people from different backgrounds, all hanging out, having fun and sharing ideas, are enough to consider this event a success.
Thank you for your interest, your support, your love. Thank you to the friends who helped out in anything that was needed, to the ones that cam from out of town, to the ones that were there in spirit. This is just the start.
All photos are from the brilliant Rui Gaiola. Check more photos here.
YES. After months of preparation, gathering collaborators, interviews and a lot of visualization and design, the first issue of our Fanzine is ready. It's called The Juice, and it's about music, arts, travel and everything in between. Emphasising on Do It Yourself and underground culture, our aim is to get to know projects and people that do creative and challenging things outside the mass-media spectrum. The Juice IS NOT about Juicy as a label or brand, so don't expect to read about us in more than one article and a couple of ad's.
It's a 8.5"x11" (21.59cm x 27.94cm) magazine, 62 pages, with coloured cover and black & white interior. It’s written in Portuguese and English, in a 40/60 ratio respectively. You can pre-order it here.
And with every copy of the fanzine, comes a gift...
THUNDER TIGER - Spares & Bitters EP
This will be our first DIGITAL release (don't worry, we'll keep pressing vinyl and physical stuff), which will be premiered on the party. It's a 3 songs EP from our beloved Thunder Tiger, aka Bráulio Amado, 2 new songs and a mysterious cover of one of the tracks from the last LP performed by a third party. It will come as a FREE DOWNLOAD with the Zine, and you'll also be able to get it from our webstore on a Name Your Price policy (coming soon). Yes, we are that generous.
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.
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.
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...").
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.
New podcast, a thematic one this time around, covering a genre of music we don't really touch that much but has had a deep influence in everything we do, down to the very name of the label.This episode's tracklist was entirely selected by Juicy's very own CEO, so expect a lot of opinions and personal insight on the tracks. It's a long one but stick around to the very end cause it will surely be a fun ride.
Download the MP3 version here (right click over the link and select "save as...").
Last mixtape of the Summer series, this time curated by our dear friends and punk-hardcore lovers from Nós Contra Eles blog. It's a Portuguese blog focused on hardcore, with loads of fresh original content being published each week, so keep an eye out.
Here's what they had to say about the Mixtape:
Não é novidade que o Nós Contra Eles é fã da Juicy Records, ou é?
Foi com um sorriso malandro na cara que nos colámos ao projecto das mixtapes, por acharmos que é uma daquelas coisas eternas: uma música será sempre nova para quem a ouve pela primeira vez e mais certo que isso, só mesmo a certeza de que ninguém nasce ensinado.
Para além de ser uma boa playlist para tocar a caminho da praia (ou do supermercado), esperamos que seja também o ponto de partida para conhecerem novas bandas. A primeira parte, escolhida pelo André, vai de 1976 a 1983 e foca-se um pouco na origem do punk e nos primórdios do hardcore americano.
A segunda parte, escolhida pelo Tiago, vai de 2000 a 2012, focando-se mais na cena americana actual desde o começo da última década. Claro que entre 1983 e 2000 se passou muita coisa, mas se dessemos tudo de bandeja, qual é que era a piada? Esperamos que gostem!
A song will always be new to someone who listens to it for the first time.
Apart from being a good playlist to stream on your way to the beach (or the supermarket), we hope for it to be a good starting point to getting to know new bands.
The first half, chosen by André, goes from 1976 to 1983 and focuses a bit on the origins of punk and the beginning of the American hardcore. The second part, chosen by Tiago, goes from 2000 up until 2012, being more directed to the current American scene, from the beginning of the last decade. Of course, between 1983 and 2000 a lot of stuff happened, but where’s the fun if we give you everything on a platter? Hope you like it!
You can also download the MP3 directly from our server here.