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.
This third episode has the brilliant collaboration of Joel, a young adult that shares with us a certain diversity (healthy or not we'll let you decide after listening) when it comes to musical taste. He's chosen the totality of the songs this time around, adding some personal stories and very juicy details.
If online streaming is not really your thing and you prefer to listen to the podcast on your player or mobile, please click hereto download (right click and 'save link as').
For our second mixtape we reached out to the team of Nervos, an online project with a fresh concept that has been giving insight to some of the best Portuguese bands around.
So they kept loyal to their concept and presented us with a great showcase of talent coming from Europe's last piece of land before the Atlantic.
Here's their words:
A nossa mixtape conta só com artistas portugueses. Já que nos dedicamos a eles, não fazia sentido ser de outra forma.
Pode ser a mixtape mais esquizofrénica, mas fazia parte do nosso objectivo quando aceitámos o convite para a fazer: não ligar a estilos ou géneros musicais, escolher músicas de que gostamos, de bandas em que acreditamos e que merecem ser divulgadas.
Our mixtape counts only with portuguese artists. It wouldn't make sense any other way, since we are dedicated to them.
Maybe it is the most schizophrenic mixtape, but that was part of our objective when we accepted the invitation to make it: disregard musical styles or genres, choosing songs that we like, from bands in who we believe in and that deserve to be divulged.
Thanks to Nervos and Raquel for accepting our challenge and for bringing some of Portugal's finest tunes to our attention. More Summer goodies to come soon.
Keeping the collaborative mentality expressed in previous projects, we bring you a new mixtape series, this one with a summer taste.
We invited our friend Nuno from Roda Livre to make a selection of tracks suited for a hot bike ride in the city.
His choices were diverse and reflected not only his background but the cycling attitude of his newly founded company.
Read below for Roda Livre's concept for the mixtape (in Portuguese only, for now):
"Aqui está o pretexto perfeito para pedalar na companhia da nossa melhor bicicleta, seja ela fixed gear, clássica, de corrida ou até mesmo uma chopper, pouco importa. O mais importante é ouvir a mixtape enquanto se dá um passeio pela marginal de bicicleta e se aproveita para ver as meninas giras a passarem de patins em linha e de bikini...(era bom, mas isto ainda não é Miami).
É música relaxada e fácil de ouvir mas sem nunca tirar a qualidade à mesma. Não quisemos optar apenas por um estilo, mas também não fazer uma grande salada de frutas. As nossas escolhas foram baseadas em tardes em que temos céu azul e uns óculos de sol novos a estrear.
As músicas são variadas, em todas elas vemos o Verão, contudo cada uma delas tem o seu próprio sol/pôr-do-sol. Temos pedalada para todos os gostos.
Dá para fazer uns S’s com o tema de abertura, "No Answers" do Theophilus London, passando por "Millionaire" da respeitada Kelis featuring Andre 3000 em que a batida sugere um ritmo um pouco mais acelarado, sem dúvida uma malha para mandar estilo em cima da bicicleta. Não esquecemos aqueles que gostam de velocidade com médias elevadas, falamos de "Build" dos Savanna, que nos leva a descidas e a subidas constantes.
Esperamos com esta compilação despertar a vontade de pedala a bicicleta que está na garagem com pouco uso. Ela vai agradecer e o ambiente também.
Roda Livre para além de ser um serviço de Estafetas em Bicicleta para empresas/negócios e particulares é uma forma de vida, com esta compilação fica a prova cada vez mais disso."
It's really cool to check the Facebook page and see such a round number. When we started this project, we did it with big thoughts on our heads, but not with numbers like this in mind. It may only be a number on an internet thing, but it means the world to us to know that so many people got to know us and wanted to show support in such a simple way.
And to thank all of you, we decided to put out some discounts, for starters. There are 2 types of discounts running:
Enter " ONEOFTHE800 " at the checkout, and get 30% off the total amount of your order (discount doesn't apply to shipping costs).
All vinyl is on discount. 7" will be sold at 5€/4£ and 12" will have final price of 10€/9£ (again discount doesn't apply to shipping and neither to double LP/7" releases, but you can email me about those ones too and I will take something off).
New and very special arrival on our Distro, the 12" LP from I Am A Curse, titled "Prequel for an unforgiving wreckage: Barren Lands". Why are we excited about this record? Not only I Am A Curse are one of the tightest and most coherent hard-working bands in Europe at the moment, but this specific release is just candy to the eye.
Black&heavy cardboard material that feels rough to the touch? Check. DIY multi-layer silkscreening for all the artwork? Check. Different images on the insert card for each record? Check.
Such beautiful details added to the concept of the music/lyrics really caught our attention and so therefore we have a few records available for anyone interested. They will be in the UK until the Summer, after that moved to the Portuguese HQ where all the Distro stock is at the moment.
Check out their music below (it's free for download from their website):
Thunder Tiger is an acoustic record of stories lost among technical failures, two countries and two homes. It’s also an escape and an attempt to create something real, share ideas, traits or words, and record them on a piece of vinyl. "Parts & Spares" is located between Almada and Brooklyn, in an abstract limbo which has been transforming itself during nearly a year after these songs were recorded. The intention is simple - trying to make something, achieve a goal and end up with something tangible in our hands. It's an album dedicated to friends and important people, but also intended to be shared.
Thunder Tiger is Bráulio Amado, frontman of Adorno and No Good Reason, and "Parts & Spares" his debut solo album, adding to the series of artistic objects he has been producing over the years. It’s an intimate, honest and real record. You can feel the punk spirit in each chord played free of technical perfectionisms; feel the thrill in every word. Juicy, also divided between two countries (Portugal and the UK), and long time fan of Bráulio’s creativity and commitment, joins this edition with a special sense of belonging. We proudly present our 7th release, first of 2012 and first 12" LP in our discography. Limited to 150 copies, 9 songs and artwork printed in silkscreen and risography, with original art from Bráulio himself (check his work at www.braul.io) . This release is shared between Juicy, Infected Records and Sleep City.
Juicy Records will have 40 records with an exclusive cover (image and paper colour).
Episode 02 finally out, severally delayed because of technical problems but here it is! In this number two we have actually 4 collaborators: a feminine voice for a short intro, a partner on the playlist choices, a personalized selection in the rubric "Music With Content" and a very talented friend who allowed us to use this beautiful image for the cover. Not ruining the surprises, we can let you know that the collaborator in the choice of songs was Gonçalo, who made a very suis generis thematic selection, and the author who kindly provided the photo for the cover was Rui Gaiola.
"These are histories, not songs...because I don't know how to make songs alone."
Our 7th release is almost ready. We've been keeping things a bit secret up until now, but since production is almost finished, we are very excited to announce that our first 12" will be Thunder Tiger's "Parts & Spares".
Who is Thunder Tiger? Soon to be revealed. For now check the promo video above, and be aware that this record will be our second collaborative edition with Infected Records DIY, and it also be available through SleepCity. Oh and it will be limited to 150 copies.
We are proud and pleased to welcome the newest addition to our roster, Fitacola, who bring with them a branded sound new to Juicy: punk rock! How did Fitacola become part of our family? Well mainly due to another new family member, Paulo from Resposta Simples, another band with who we worked back in 2010.
Paulo came to us a couple of months ago, with ideas of getting back to releasing records and making things happen, asking if we would like him to join forces with Juicy, as that is the only logical thing to do if you are a kid who knows by heart the lyrics to "As One" by Warzone. After the success of our colaboration to release Gaia EP it was unthinkable to say no to Paulo, so therefore we is now the partner in our Editorial! He brought with him his ideas, his musical tastes, and mostly his energy and dedication, and from all these things our collaboration with Fitacola started to develop.
So Juicy will release the next record from Fitacola, in a near future, but for now we want to leave you with their new video, "Sobreviver":
After the success of their last single "Outros Dias", Fitacola are ready to release another video from their second full-length "Caminhos Secretos". Totally produced and edited by the band itself, "Sobreviver" shows us a darker and rawer side of the band, giving us a harsh perspective on reality, where slashes of pure punk rock are crossed with altered conscience states and confusion from the character, hitting us like a punch in the stomach.
This is the official TEASER for the video, which will be fully released on the end of February on a special show! Stay tuned for more news!