Cali Cuts Too by Wes Smith

Wes Smith’s Cali Cuts Too features six fresh originals straight from the Juice studio.

https://soundcloud.com/itsjuiceyo/sets/cali-cuts-too-by-wes-smith

Magic Carpet Ride by Wes Smith

Magic Carpet Ride is a journey through the vast ocean of influences that have shaped Wes Smith’s party rockin’ audio landscape.  I’m Trippin’ kicks off the ride with a taste of Summertime funk.  Yabadabbadoo and Rock the Jam continue the low end hustle and drop you off at the upbeat vocals of Body Move.  All About The Funk and Feels Good bring the four to the floor vibes pushing you squarely into the breakbeat rhythms on Back Again.  Before you surface, the ragga vibe on Murdera sends you on one more deep dive before blazing out on Down Town.  Enjoy The Ride;)

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It’s Wes Smith Yo - The Album, Remixed (Volume Two)

Remixing the life aquatic round two, Wes Smith invites you to join him and his magic fugu for a journey into the remix.  With a proper remix album, exploring the currents of twelve minds, Wes Smith reserves a seat for you to float among his jellyfish friends as you feel the funk, roll out to the club, and rave on.  Drop the low end and press play! JR1608_IWSY_TheAlbumRemixedVolTwo

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It’s Wes Smith Yo - The Album | Remixed Volume One...Out Today!

Remixing the life aquatic, Wes Smith invites you to join him and his magic fugu for a journey into deep bass.  With a proper remix album, exploring the currents of twelve established and on-the-rise producers’ minds, Wes Smith reserves a seat for you to float among his jellyfish friends as you feel the funk, roll out to the club, and rave on... Drop the low end and press Play! JR1524_IWSY_TheAlbumRemixedVolumeOne, #ElectronicDanceMusic, #JuiceRecordings, #TheJuiceSquad, #ItsJuiceYo, #ItsWesSmithYo, #Califunkya, #VarietyShyo, #EDM, #UDM, #BassMusic, #Electro, #Club, #Funk, #FunkBass, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #Booty

FEATURED REMIXERS: Blacklist, Colombo, Dubaxface, F-Word, DJ Hero, Jagger & Gyra, Mike Smooth, Omega Squad, Phat Kidz, Rob Analyze, DJ Rob-E, Strange Rollers & Bad Habit. 

FULL ALBUM AVAILABLE ON BEATPORT NOW! PREVIEW ALL TWELVE TRACKS HERE...

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It's Wes Smith Yo - The Album, Events, Tour and Contests!

Wow, STFU, any more acronyms?  What an amazing month it's been since the release of my 2nd album.  Since March 2nd, the entire release reached the Beatport Top 100 Main Chart #25 slot as well as the Beatport Glitch Hop and Breaks #1 slots.  11 out of 12 tracks charted and the release is still on all those charts along with a bunch of singles in various positions.


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HUGE thanks to everyone that helped with the launch and dropped that $.  I've had a lot of cool things happen in the last few years, but I am completely blown away to see a full album of broken beat get this kind of support.

Where's the Beef?

That saying popped to mind as I am playing with the Stanton Warriors tonight in Los Angeles;)  But in case you were looking for the Album and it's related sounds which are spread around, her's a few official spots you can peep them.

The Top Tracks on My Soundcloud

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The DJ Mix on The Pooty Club, Spain

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The Crystal Method's #CommunityService on SiriusXM

On March 2nd & 4th I did an hour long takeover and guest mix for #CommunityService Episode #125 which includes a hot mix of other artists plus the full album mix.   Mad props to those fellas for their continued support.  Check the details @ The Crystal Method's Official Website.

The Party Don't Stop!

Already bomb diggy diggy? Pffffthhh yeah!  But now it's time to do what I love the most and drop the bass bombs in live DJ sets around the world.  The full list of tour dates for March & April are now listed [here].  So many awesome supporting, small, large and festival gigs.  Boom!  And...I will have all sorts of cool giveaways and custom event stickers, so check it out and come say hello if I'm in your hood.

See you on the dance floor.

It's Wes Smith Yo! The Crystal Method Remixes, Billboard Magazine Premiere and More!

Wow what an amazing week we have on our hands.  Our good friends The Crystal Method have dropped a new remix album with some amazing talent including skills from Kezwik, Kennedy Jones, Ornen, Swedish Egil, Dskotek, Ghastly!, DJ Kue, Bixel Boys, Dr. Ozi, Silas, Panic City, Darth Vader & Terravita and it features not one, but 3 remixes from Wes Smith & The Juice Squad. TER020DBP_TheCrystalMethodRemixed_Mod, #JuiceRecordings, #ItsWesSmithYo, #WesSmith, #TheJuiceSquad, #StickyBumps, #MagicFugu, #BringBackThatFunk, #Califunkya, #CampCharlie, #EDM, #UDM, #Bass, #Funk, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #Garage, #2step, #UK, #FutureGarage #TheCrystalMethod, #Kezwik, #KennedyJones, #Ornen, #SwedishEgil, #Dskotek, #Ghastly!, #DJKue, #BixelBoys, #DrOzi, #Silas, #PanicCity, #Darth&Vader, #Terravita #USA, #California, #SanDiego,

As if that was not enough, Billboard Magazine also premiered Difference Feat. Franky Perez, which is one of the remixes by Wes Smith & The Juice Squad.  Here's a few excerpts and links from the article below...


"Wes Smith & the Juice Squad's reinterpretation of "Difference" trades the original's churning video-game synths and tense percussion for a throwback broken-beat, squealing guitars and warbling electro house progressions. Listen to its full premiere exclusively on Billboard:"

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"How did you select artists for the remix album?  On most of the remixes we wanted fresh new artists that would have completely different interpretations of our music, and they all delivered! On a couple we knew the artist well and always wanted a remix from them, like Darth & Vader."


 

Check them all out on Beatport along with our other work:

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It's Wes Smith Yo - The Album | Available Monday March 2nd

It's that time, for a new album from Wes Smith.  We have all sorts of cool things happening for the launch of the album and tour.  We already had the scavenger hunt and their will be lot's of other contest throughout the next few months.  If you live on Facebook, join the event [Click Here] to help share the love.  We also have a special page set up for the most current official news, audio, and links to all the fun. JR1507_ItsWesSmithYo_TheAlbum_565, #JuiceRecordings, #ItsWesSmithYo, #WesSmith, #TheJuiceSquad, #StickyBumps,  #MagicFugu, #BringBackThatFunk, #Califunkya, #CampCharlie,  #EDM, #UDM, #Bass, #Funk, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #Garage, #2step, #UK, #FutureGarage  #USA, #California, #SanDiego,

Channelling the life aquatic, Wes invites you to join him and his magic fugu for a journey into deep bass. With a proper album, exploring the currents of his mind, there's a seat reserved for you to float among his jelly fish friends as you feel the funk, roll out to the club, and rave on.  Check out the album art below, and hit the link to stay updated on all the shenanigans.

Previews and Clips In Progress

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Wes Smith's Hot Mess Q & A w/Mutantbreakz out of Cadiz, Spain

Mutantbreakz brings us to the tail of the Hot Mess Q&A's.  While I've not met these guys in person, they have a jolly sense of humor and I've had a bunch of fun collaborating on a few choons with them. Numero Uno, they did a smokin remix of my Better At Night jammie out on Diablo Loco Records which also happens to be their top flyer on Beatport;)  Next up was their more recent and my personal favorite, Bassline Crew Feat. MC Lickey (Mutantbreakz Remix) for my Hot Mess The Album Remixed project.  Finally, I've got a remix for the boyz forthcoming on Lady Waks IBWT label out of Russia and their own imprint early in 2015.

So without further rambling...big ups to the fellas for giving us a couple minutes from their run around Europe and remixing the planet...

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Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: Mutantbreakz is RUBEN BERNAL & ANGEL TOCINO. We are from Cadiz, Spain and we’ve been on Rat Records, Hot Cakes, Distorsion Records and a bunch of other labels.

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Soundcloud, Beatport, Facebook

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: Mutantbreakz - Dance Machine (original mix)

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: We have no secrets, the secret is to work hard.

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: 3 or 4 hours every day of the week.

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: Sunday Breaks and Festival Kazantip (Ukraine)

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: Turntables

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: Practicing and preparing the mix in the studio

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: No Comment;)

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Paella, Green


Thanks for sharing with us fellas!

To The Club, by Wes Smith & BumpR StickR | Out Now & Kicking Ass!

The Wes Smith vs. BumpR StickR duo is on a roll lately...and this release is no exception.  With both jams buried deep in the Beatport Breaks Top 100, this one's a bass bin banger.  The Original takes an infectious vocal and drops it square on top of those signature, bass heavy BumpR StickR club beats.  On the flip, the already Top 10 remix brings the heat with the always next level bizness from the east sides breaks boss, DJ Fixx. JR1420_ToTheClub_600, JuiceRecordings, TheJuiceSquad, WesSmith,   WhiteBoyAwesome, DirtyKicks, BumpRStickR, LowEndHustler, DubleTime, SuperSoulFighter, StickyBumps,  #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom, #JuiceHeads, #FriendsInLowPlaces, #858FunkBass, #Califunkya, #JuiceDrops,  #CampCharlie, #CampCharlieLove, #Unicorns, #UnicornMagic,  #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #EDM, #UDM, DJ Fixx

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Wes Smith's Hot Mess Q & A w/DJ Fixx out of Tampa, FL

DJ Fixx...takes a few minutes from his run for president to drop a short but sweet chat in another episode of East meets West breakbeat action.  I met Fixx @ a gig in New York City some time in the mid 2000's.  Aside from being the undisputed smasher of the Beatport Breaks chart action for the Hot Mess The Album Remixed project...b/w of his remix of Ohhh Yeahhh Feat. Shana Rockit...he's a brilliant producer and always a constant inspiration.  Check the iLL-ustration, words and sounds below. Artist_DjFixx, JuiceRecordings, TheJuiceSquad, WesSmith, WhiteBoyAwesome, DirtyKicks, BumpRStickR, LowEndHustler, DubleTime, SuperSoulFighter, StickyBumps, #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom, #JuiceHeads, #FriendsInLowPlaces, #858FunkBass, #Califunkya, #JuiceDrops, #CampCharlie, #CampCharlieLove, #Unicorns, #UnicornMagic, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #EDM, #UDM

Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: I am a producer that is always evolving. I think sitting in the same pocket or same sound is why some producers get left in the dust. U have to stay current…and I pride myself on that…

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Everywhere lol… I keep my Soundcloud and Facebook Band page meticulously updated. Soundcloud | Facebook

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: That is a question for me that is always hard to answer.  I always like the newer stuff more than the older stuff but if I had to choose favorites, Middle Finger, Trust Your Gut, Shake It Naughty, and Major Malfunction are some of my all time favs.

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: Use a template…make it yourself but use it to start each tune.  It can cut out hours of tedious routing and bussing work that u have to do for each tune.

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: 50-60 hours.

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: I love playing everywhere but if I had to pick I would say anywhere in Cali…some of the most loyal fans out there and the parties are still massive.

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: CDJs

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: Always burn fresh CDs for each gig…and rest up…it's going to be a long night.

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: Shout out to my daughter's 4 fish who I have to take care of cause she is too little.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Color - Black, Food - Alfredo

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Thanks for sharing with us dude!

Wes Smith's Hot Mess Q & A w/ The Omega Squad out of San Diego, CA

The Omega Squad, makes for another dope addition to the list of Beatport Breaks Chart personal bests with their remix of Ghetto Funk Jump Feat. Jack Bunny.  We met these guys @ the Wobble/Stanton Warriors show a minute ago and among other things, they introduced and welcomed us to the SoCal burner scene.  We are pretty sure that was a trade for kick as BBQ, but who's counting.  Big round of applause for them as they helped blow up the Hot Mess The Album Remixed project.   A few short words can be found below;) Artist_OmegaSquad, JuiceRecordings, TheJuiceSquad, WesSmith,   WhiteBoyAwesome, DirtyKicks, BumpRStickR, LowEndHustler, DubleTime, SuperSoulFighter, StickyBumps,  #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom, #JuiceHeads, #FriendsInLowPlaces, #858FunkBass, #Califunkya, #JuiceDrops,  #CampCharlie, #CampCharlieLove, #Unicorns, #UnicornMagic,  #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #EDM, #UDM, Omega Squad, San Diego

Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: The Omega Squad is based out of San Diego, CA. We produce and DJ, and have played recent parties such as Wobble w/Stanton Warriors @ Spin, Leyenda Eterna @ Guadalupe Canyon in Mexico and the upcoming Wobble event w/DJ Icey, Wes Smith, Diva Danielle & Adia Break @ Spin in San Diego.

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Soundcloud (www.Soundcloud.com/theomegasquad)

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: Right now, probably 'Shake' and you can hear a sneak peak of it on the new DJ set that we posted on our Soundcloud page.

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: The new Mac Pro desktop is nuts.

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: As much as possible.

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: Probably Wobble with Stanton Warriors, Wobble with the Plumb DJs, and Leyenda Eterna 2013 in Guadalupe Canyon, Mexico are tied for favorites.

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: We play on CDJs when we perform. It's the best of both worlds - the dynamic performance aspect of turntables with the accessibility of a digital format.

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: We jam before every show. We feel like we owe it to the people who come and see us play.

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: Wobble Events, Juice Recordings, SHAFT, Goodghost, Leyenda Eterna, Wes Smith, Weasel (RIP) and Bruie.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Black and purple because it goes with black.

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Thanks fellas, looking forward to jamming out October 25th!

Wes Smith's Hot Mess Q & A w/ The Headset Heroes out of the UK

Headset Heroes join the list of Beatport Breaks Chart personal bests with their remix of Bomb Diggy Diggy Feat. Big Wiggles.  We met these fellas though Facebook shenanigans and they have been huge supporters of Juice b/w of their gigs and NSB Radio show (details below).  We're psyched to have them on board for the Hot Mess The Album Remixed project.   Check it ouuuuuut. Artist_HeadsetHeroes, JuiceRecordings, TheJuiceSquad, WesSmith, WhiteBoyAwesome, DirtyKicks, BumpRStickR, LowEndHustler, DubleTime, SuperSoulFighter, StickyBumps, #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom, #JuiceHeads, #FriendsInLowPlaces, #858FunkBass, #Califunkya, #JuiceDrops, #CampCharlie, #CampCharlieLove, #Unicorns, #UnicornMagic, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #EDM, #UDM, Headset Heroes, UK

Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: Well we have been friends since we were kids and had he same taste in music back then, well we did after I let Darren borrow my Electro 5 album and I never got it back.  Back then it was the old 1200s where we learnt our trade to cut n scratch mix.  We have played at almost every club in London through the years.  We played through the 89 house scene to the 90s, hardcore, to the jungle, to the garage, to the funky house.  Didn't like that one too much, kept getting told off for playing breaks and then back again to the music we have always loved, breakbeat!

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Beatport (http://www.beatport.com/artist/headset-heroes/394985), Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/the-headset-heroes), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HeadsetHeroes), Official Website Coming Soon (http://www.headsetheroes.co.uk/)

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: Still making it

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: Wills, Yep gaffer tape to keep Darren in the studio, i could spend days in the studio, im used to it but after 12hours straight Daz needs sunlight

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: Way too much, but we love it

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: Wills, Weekend World, me and Adamski trying to wake Darren up passed out in a speaker

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: We have no preference really loved turntables back in the day then loved cdj`s and now love all the new tech too and recently got the new pioneer aero controller and thats awesome and great fun without all the drama

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: We just do what we do, have fun doing it and if you want to hear for yourselves, you can catch us every other Sunday 9pm GMT on NSB radio.

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: Shout out to the big homie Wes Smith and the Juice Squad for having on board for the remixes.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Wills, All and Italian, Darren, whos ordering food

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To the guys with one of the funnest names in the game...keep breakin' the discotheque!

Wes Smith's Hot Mess Q & A w/L-Train from Tampa

DJ L-Train crossed our path b/w of Kalani Dias, a recent addition to the Juice roster.  Man were we psyched about that, as he set a personal Beatport Breaks Chart record @ #20 with his low ridin' trunk ready remix of Speakers Hittin' Low for the Hot Mess The Album Remixed project.   Check him out below. Artist_L-Train, JuiceRecordings, TheJuiceSquad, WesSmith, WhiteBoyAwesome, DirtyKicks, BumpRStickR, LowEndHustler, DubleTime, SuperSoulFighter, StickyBumps, #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom, #JuiceHeads, #FriendsInLowPlaces, #858FunkBass, #Califunkya, #JuiceDrops, #CampCharlie, #CampCharlieLove, #Unicorns, #UnicornMagic, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #EDM, #UDM, L-Train

Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: I’m based in Tampa, I’m into breaks and have a few releases on Beatport w/Alaska MC on Royal One Records and another on Indigo Recordings.

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Beatport (http://www.beatport.com/artist/l-train/280245), Soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com/dj_ltrain), Facebook (www.facebook.com/ltrainmusic), Twitter(www.twitter.com/dj_ltrain), instagram (dj_ltrain)

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: Favorite track I produced is "Hit it from tha back!" feat Alaska MC

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: I use Ableton 9 mostly for production, Logic 9 for some FX and drums, and Pro tools 10 for mixdown. BFD3 by FXpansion is a fav along with Dcam synth squad for software. Hardware I have as a main keyboard and synth, Novation Supernova ii 61 key, an Access Virus C and an EMU Audity 2000. Interface is Motu 828 mk1 which I still love. I also recently got a NI Maschine which is also great to use with BFD samples and drums from the NI Komplete pack.

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: I just went part time at my main sales job 3 weeks ago so now I will have more time in the studio. I'm prob spending 20 or so hours in the studio each week at the moment because I also do mixing etc., for other people.

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: So many to name... I will say in the early 2000's an Icey show Firestone in Orlando was an unforgettable one.

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: I own technic 1210's and learned on them. I also own CDJ 850's. I prefer to play these days on CDJs 850 or better

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: 30 min warm up set and burn backup discs and flash drives

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: Shout out to the big homie Wes Smith and the Juice Squad for having on board for the remixes.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Green/Grilled Chicken

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Thanks for the shout out, totally cool having you on board the album and setting a personal record in the charts!

Wes Smith's Hot Mess Q & A w/Splitloop from Dublin

Splitloop, the incredibly talented and globally recognized purveyors of breaks take a minute or five to tell us a bit about themselves and drop a few nuggets of know how, humor and inspiration.   They recently worked out a wicked remix of Hot Mess for the Hot Mess The Album Remixed project, which for me was on the upper levels of excitement of say...having Carl Sagan (RIP) drop by for lunch.  Check out the chat w/Phil & Bren below. Artist_Splitloop, JuiceRecordings, TheJuiceSquad, WesSmith, WhiteBoyAwesome, DirtyKicks, BumpRStickR, LowEndHustler, DubleTime, SuperSoulFighter, StickyBumps, #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom, #JuiceHeads, #FriendsInLowPlaces, #858FunkBass, #Califunkya #JuiceDrops #CampCharlie, #CampCharlieLove, #Unicorns, #UnicornMagic #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #EDM, #UDM #Splitloop

Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: Splitloop have been around since 2003, released 2 albums and a glut of singles, and have played around the world.

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com/splitloop), Facebook (www.facebook.com/splitloop), Twitter (@Splitloop)

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: Bren: This changes, have a few, for me probably Frequency Rebel.  Phil: Yeah for me it’s probably Frequency Rebel or Method One (VIP Edit)

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: Phil: Nothing really special about the setup.  Ableton Live running a bunch of synths and plugins which go bleep and bloop through some speakers.  I’m a firm believer that it’s not what gear you have, it’s how well you know it and how much time you put into it.  Don’t be one of those guys with a million plugins and every bit of gear you can see in some producer’s studio on Youtube.  Build your setup piece by piece, getting to know what you have 100% before adding something else.  In the long run it means you’ll be able to make whatever sounds you want because you know how to use the tools at your disposal.  Not clicking through presets hoping to hear a sound that you like.  Having said that though, I’ve spent a small fucking fortune on synths and speakers ;)

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: Way too much time. Probably a solid 40 hours.

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: Phil:  Has to be our first time playing Fabric. I nearly puked before going on.  Bren:  Fabric room 1 or else playing live for Annie Knightingale in Berlin on Radio 1

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: Phil: For DJing I prefer CDJs. I never really thought I’d prefer them to turntables, but it just feels more natural playing on them now. Bren: Like DJing but it's turn tables for that and love playing live so depends.  They are both different, a live set probably more rewarding if done right as it's all your stuff.

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: Phil:  Extremely well. If you’re unfamiliar or unpracticed with a set, it just means if something goes even slightly awry you’ll have a panic on stage, which is not fun. It’s unfair to punters who have paid good money to support you to do anything other than play a blinder.  Bren: Word, to our credit we always prepare really well for any set.

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: Shout out to all the bedroom producers out there, hoping it’ll happen some day.  The first time you feel your chest shake in a club or a festival with a beat that you made is a serious high.  So keep it up and keep the quality control high.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Phil:  Brown M&Ms, Bren:  I like colours and food


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Thanks lads, so stoked for the remix and really fun getting to chat a bit.

Wes Smith's Hot Mess Q&A w/DubAxFace from Spain

Switching things up a bit, we put together a little Juice Bowl Q&A for all the remixers on Wes Smith's | Hot Mess The Album Remixed | project.  Today we kick that off with DubAxFace, whose remix of Bomb Diggy Diggy Feat. Big Wiggles is currently posted up on the Beatport Breaks Top 100 @ #15.  We first came across DubAxface b/w of The Crystal Method and their #CommunityService radio show on SiriusXM.  Enjoy! Artist_DubAxFaceTwitterPhoto, JuiceRecordings, TheJuiceSquad, WesSmith,   WhiteBoyAwesome, DirtyKicks, BumpRStickR, LowEndHustler, DubleTime, SuperSoulFighter, StickyBumps,  #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom, #JuiceHedz, #FriendsInLowPlaces, #858FunkBass, #Califunkya  #CampCharlie, #CampCharlieLove, #Unicorns, #UnicornMagic  #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #EDM, #UDM


Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: We are Rupe & Suje, 2 Spanish DJ's that in 2009 decided to join forces to create Dubaxface intending to start producing our own sound characterized by strong bass lines and hard broken rhythms. We have a great collection of released Breaks tunes in bigs labels of the scene and many of our tracks have been in the top of the charts including a Beatport #1 for about 2 weeks with our tune "Push it (Original Mix)". Now we are working on new breakbeat projects for people to enjoy on the dancefloor!

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: SOUNDCLOUD (Soundcloud.com/Dubaxface), FACEBOOK (Rupe Dubaxface/Suje Dubaxface), TWITTER (@Dubaxface)

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: Rupe : my favourite track is "Rock It!(Original Mix)" Suje : "Bomb Diggy Diggy (Dubaxface Remix)"

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques? A: Drink soda or coffee before starting work, take a rest about 10 minutes, before one hour of work.

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: About 15 hours at week

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: Halloween party 2013!! 6 hours of Dubaxface sound

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: Turnables and CDJ´s

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: We always try to give an energetic show for the dance floor, our own music and music of other artists and always some "classics tracks" and some new Dubaxface exclusives…

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: One of our favourite producers now is KWeRK. We are lucky to be working with this great person and artist. And our friend Adrenalinez, a young Spanish breaks producer that we are working together with too.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Rupe: Red & gazpacho - Suje: Blue & squid


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Thanks guys, pleasure working with you and looking forward to doing something in the future;)

Hot Mess The Album Remixed by Wes Smith, Featuring the Juice Squad & Friends, Boom!

Yes friends, that's right, we re-flipped Hot Mess The Album with 9 fresh renditions of last years funk fueled debut album from Wes Smith.  This front to back breaks-fest is a true Hot Mess, featuring remixes in order of appearance from Rob Analyze, Wes Smith, Omega Squad, Splitloop, Mutantbreakz, Dubaxface, Headset Heroes, L-Train, and DJ Fixx.  With this all star stateside and international lineup, you can press play and settle right in for 40+ minutes of juicy boom!  Get it now on Beatport ! More bits and bytes to follow.


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Happy New Year, Here's to a Juicy 2014;)

Aloha Juice Hedz...2013 was a lot of fun and we thank all of the fans and DJ's for rockin tha beats worldwide.  Rolllllling into 2014 we starting off with a Juicy bang...or we prefer bass drop.  Check the chart recap below and we've got a lot of fun on the way so stay tuned. Big Up TJS.

Bring Back That Funk starts off @ #2 in the Beatport Breaks Top 100.  [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/118621079" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

Ride Of Your Life is @ #5 on the Trackitdown Top 100.  [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/15519500" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="300" iframe="true" /]

Let Me See You Drop That is climbing up the Beatport Breaks Top 100 @ 11 (DJ Fixx Remix) and 24 (Original).  [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/18287064" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="300" iframe="true" /]

Hot Mess (DJ Fixx Remix) is chillin @ #29 on Beatport Breaks Top 100.  [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125503687" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

Beat On My Drum (DJ Fixx Remix) is hanging tight @ #49 on Beatport Breaks Top 100.  [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/122892014?secret_token=s-5UX2g" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

Here We Go from Hot Mess The Album pops on the Beatport Breaks Top 100 @ #96.  [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124691049" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

Hot Mess | The Album by Wes Smith Feat. The Juice Squad

It pays to have friends in low places.  Low frequency places that is.  Hot on the heels of a 4 week and counting run at the Beatport Breaks #1 slot, Wes Smith delivers Hot Mess | The Album.  With industry support from across the globe, Hot Mess represents the sound of Wes Smith & his cosmic crew The Juice Squad as well as a few frequent collaborators and some old school hedz from the glow stick dayze gone by.  Enjoy!


JR1315_HotMessTheAlbum_WesSmith_600, Juice Recordings, The Juice Squad, Wes Smith, DJ Fixx, White Boy Awesome, Dirty Kicks, BumR StickR, Low End Hustler, Super Soul Fighter, Nordy Mac, Big Wiggles, Big Haired Bob, Shana Rockit, Connie Flair, Jimmy Bullet


Listen to the Album Mini-Mix on SoundCloud

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Peep the Tracklisting & Industry Support

Hot Mess | The Album, Full Release Page


DJ Moon - Juice Classics | Originals, DJ Fixx Remix and DJ Mixes, out Today!

Today we launched the digital release of as set of Juice Recordings classics from our long time friend and mutual supporter DJ Moon from Louisiana.  The album includes 10 of the original tracks & remixes from DJ Moon as well as a 2013 remix of his first track on Juice, Beat On My Drum by DJ Fixx.  A DJ mix radio and club edit will be available soon too.  Enjoy, TJS. JR1314_DJMoon_TheJuiceClassics_600

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Hot Mess | The Album, Puzzle Trivia Contest

JR1315_HotMess_WesSmith_Puzzle_600, Juice Recordings, The Juice Squad, Wes Smith Here comes Hot Mess | The Album by Wes Smith, The Juice Squad and Friends.  To celebrate, here's a chance for ya Juice Hedz to drop some knowledge and win some of your own Hot Mess.  The first person to answer each of the questions correctly on our Facebook Page will unlock a color, reveal pieces of the album art, and win various prizes when the album is released.

Prizes for the Unlocks will be:

#1, Download of Hot Mess | The Album, Beat Juice DJ Radio Mix

#2, Download of Hot Mess | The Album, Beat Juice, DJ Club Mix

#3, Download of Hot Mess | Single, Original Mix

#4, Download of Hot Mess | Single, DJ Fixx Remix

#5, Download of Hot Mess | The Album, All Individual Tracks

#6, Download of the Forthcoming Track, Let Me See You Drop That

Stay Tuned & Good Luck!

TJS