10 Years of Juicy 1 September 2020

Juicy 2020 new logo thank you

Juicy is 10 this year. Ten years of a small DIY project that introduced me to some of the coolest creatives around. I started the label to release music from my friends and made so many new friends along the way, couldn't be more grateful about it.

The absolute disaster that 2020 has turned out to be definitely changed some of the plans we had. Unfortunately, our zine won't have a print issue this year. It does have a life of its own online, and there are ongoing plans to expand on the content and have insightful pieces coming out more regularly.

In some more positive news, a whole decade called for a change, so I recruited my favourite designer to deliver a whole new logo, which coincided with our website's fresh look.

Thank you to the always brilliant Ieva Berzina for giving Juicy a new look.

The Juice Show 06 - Now in Colour 24 August 2020

New episode of our music show is up on Mixcloud. Around the world in nine songs of all sorts of genres.

Listen below and if you like what you hear check out the New Music weekly posts on the online zine.

New Heka song! 30 July 2020

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.

The Juice Show 05 - A New Life! 24 July 2020

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.

Here's the new July episode:

The Juice Show 03 5 June 2020

Latest episode of our radio show is now up on Mixcloud. It's a fresh blend of all genres of music!

The Juice Show 02 22 May 2020

New episode of the radio show up on Mixcloud. Featuring music from all sorts of genres and parts of the world. Listen below.

The Juice Show 01 7 May 2020

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!

The Juice #07 Launch 28 October 2019

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:

Wednesday 27th

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:

Aleesha Nandhra
Cici Suen
Elisabetta Calabritto
Ieva Berzina
Naiting Huang
Nix Ren
Omar-Andres Hernandez
Samuel B. Thorne
xMx Luo

Thursday 28th

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:

Karma Sheen
Ravi Amruth

Evening events are free entry. Make sure to RSVP to get £1 off the zine final price during the event.


JR16: Heka - other drugs EP 23 September 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.


Heka shares new song, new record on the way! 19 June 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 12 April 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.