South East London based sampling-producer Roats Miguel thrives in a duality of concepts. While his music brings to life an apocalyptic world in desperate need of a messiah, its sonic foundations are found in samples of his childhood memories, chopped and rearranged into collage-like beats - a sort of personal and reminiscent sonic playground.
Fascinated by sci-fi and armed with multi-instrumental skills, he created a 5 track debut EP that combines electronica with futuristic beat music, boasting Miguel’s singular compositional vision. Think LA Beat, think future garage, think outside the box.
EP will be out this September. Original cover artwork by Colombo Emeralds. Hear the opener track "He Has Returned" here.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE: As you should know by now, we're really into our physical and DIY creations, so we decided to pair this new musical release with a Comic Book. Yeap, that's right. A comic book that further develops the concept of the release, showcases Miguel’s rich inner-world and sets the foundations for his mystic live performance. Roats co-wrote the story, Riça - from The JUICE Fanzine #02 cover fame - did all the illustration, and we're doing a release event to bring all of this to life.
Roats Miguel will be performing the EP in its entirety in his home turf, in Peckham's Rye Wax, a cosy venue that also has comic books and records for sale. Perfect match, right? This all will happen on September the 28th, and it's FREE ENTRY. More info on the event here.
You can pre-order everything here. Be aware that by buying the comic you get a download code for the music release.
For all of you who couldn't make it and those who want to rehash some memories, here's a little taste of what went down last Thursday at the Sebright Arms in Hackney, London.
Roats Miguel set the mood and tested the limits of the P.A system, Los Padres followed and brought a few special guests to help them make the night memorable. Riffs, crazy drum loops, a lot of weird singing and knob turning. Headbanging was a constant.
The night was a success and we only have y'all to thank. It was truly heart-warming to have such a good turnout of people on a rainy Thursday just before a big holiday weekend with a tube strike on top. Your support and love is what motivates us and the artists to keep on sharing special moments like this with you.
Here's a live video of the boys playing "Kenny G":
As you should know by now, we take our DIY ethics seriously. So when it came down to do the paintwork on Juicy's brand new 10th release, we got down and dirty with the band themselves. And now you can see the results on the picture gallery above.
With handwritten side A/B and colourful ink splatters and drips, no two tapes look the same. You can pre-order yours here, and if you're in London on the 24th of March you can buy advance tickets for our Album Release Concert here, which for now still secure you a limited red tape (not pictured).
Experimental rock with an Italian flavour being released on a label with Portuguese roots. Common denominator: London.
Los Padres self-titled debut album is out 21st of March: 100 cassette tapes, 20 in red for pre-orders. Mp3 download code is included. Listen to the full stream of the album here. Pre-order the tape here.
We're also doing a release party gig on the 24th of March, at The Sebright Arms. Support by Roats Miguel. Entry is £4 at the door or £7 including the tape. You can get advance tickets here - if you want to collect the tape on the day with no shipping costs (and with a friendly discount) select the "TICKET + TAPE" option.
Been a while since we last talked about new bands and records. Fanzine and other projects aside, we're still a record label and we still want to support talent we believe in, so it's always thrilling when we find artists on bandcamp creating music we actually want to release.
Meet Los Padres:
These guys pack a lot of energy for a duo. Hailing from Northwest London, Alessandro and Alberto carve out their sound with experimentation, balancing out raw guitars and hypnotising drums with modulated vocals and unexpected melodies.
We're releasing their S/T debut album in cassette tape, with a revamped artwork and mp3 download included. 100 tapes, 2 colours (limited one for pre-orders).
The record is streaming in full over their bandcamp. This means you can listen to the whole thing RIGHT NOW, just click here. Follow them on Instagram and give the boys a like on Facebook if you fancy their music.