The Armory Podcast Featuring Agent 137

Taking an intermission from our regular programming...our very own Kelly Ross | Agent 137 has a fresh mix out on Zach Moore's "The Armory Podcast".  The who's who and beyond have been featured on this show and while our favorite Agent is often seen keeping things moving around the double oh Juice HQ,  this time she's dropping bombs behind the decks.

Agent 137’s Armory Podcast is a mission of seduction and beauty, entwined with double agent deception and murder. Sound killa, shots fired..., #ArmoryPodcast, #ZachMoore, #BurningMan, #MusicofBurningMan, #DnB, #DnBnChill, #DrumAndBass, #Jungle, #Neuro, #Liquid, #JumpUp, #Djane, #ChicksWithDecks, #FemaleDJ, #Spy, #Agent137, #DoubleAgentStatus, #Mission137, #JuiceRecordings, #IWSY, #WesSmith, #TheNumbersStation, #KonkreteJungle, #Calibre, #Hydro, #DLR, #Riya, #Halogenix, #Spectrasoul, #SoulIntent, #Cutworks, #DJmix, #Lynx, #Hellrazor, #Podcast, #BCee, #SPYDNB, #LegionANDLogam, #Break, #Frankee, #DocumentOne, #NeedForMirrors, #SativaDub, #SilentType, #Jaybee, #Zere, #NC17, #Jaydan, #Upfront, #ArtificialIntelligence, #DubPistols, #BarryAshworth, #DonovanKingjay, #SeanieTee, #Jubei, #Phace, #Mefjus, #Karton, #NumaCrew, #Lynx, #KillaSound, #ArmoryPodcast #ZachMoore #BurningMan #MusicofBurningMan #DnB #DnBnChill, #DrumAndBass #DJane #ChicksWithDecks #FemaleDJ #SPY #Agent137 #DoubleAgentStatus, #Mission137 #JuiceRecordings #WesSmith #TheNumbersStation #KillaSound,Word on the street is Agent 137’s Armory Podcast is a mission of seduction and beauty entwined with double agent deception and murder. Sound killa, shots fired... That's no joke kidz.  Check out the mix and her crafty bio below.

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Agent 137 Bio

We all lead double lives of some sort, what we do for pleasure behind closed doors is where alter egos are born and the spy within becomes to take shape...

Agent 137 began her musical mission by playing breaks, glitch, tech/g/bassline house, and trap under the guise of Agent 137, but also quickly developed an alter ego for her very first love of D&B. Her alias (double)Agent 137 is her drum & bass moniker and that has earned her double agent status in what has once again become a thriving dnb scene.

Since her debut she has been able to perfect her spy craft and travel all over the US. Her different styles of multi genre bending, crowd reading abilities and creative use of word play/themes have helped create many successful dance floor nights. In addition to a robust travel/dj schedule, Miss 137 runs a weekly podcast/internet radio show called “The Numbers Station” on Friday nights on www.unsaturated-radio.com.

As a producer she has both original work and several remixes under her belt.

Under the cloak of day she masquerades as a digital content provider, writer and social strategist for Juice Recordings based in California.

Wiggle It Just a Little Bit - San Diego Does It Big

It's time to Wiggle it once more while Juice Recordings and Wobble present the grooves to make you jiggle it...and then schwiggle it. Wiggle

Who doesn't love a dance party in the summer? Get ready to Wiggle again in July with G$ Montana from Miami, Fl. Mr. Montana runs Project Mayhem in the Sunshine State and we are super excited to have him out for his first West Coast show.

G$Montana

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As always we also have your Wiggle residents, international recording artists Wes Smith and Omega Squad ready to shell out some original and cutting edge breakbeat tunes for your collective booties...

Wes Smith

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Omega Squad

Omega Squad

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Our special guest this time around is none other than San Diego's very own the Messenger.

The Messenger

Messenger

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RELATED LINKS: [Facebook : Event]

It's Wes Smith Yo! Teaming Up With Lady Waks to Shake Some Hot Cakes Bass!

And the boom goes on! With 3 out of 50 tunes on the Hot Cakes Bass Shakers compilation - It's Wes Smith Yo! continues on a magic fugu ride like none other, including a dope ass unreleased track called BARS with Markk Polo! So that's like 6% nerds! Big ups Lady Waks, Deekline, Martin Flex and crew! Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 1.29.31 PM

Available on the release are two mixes by Lady Waks, a name that is synonymous with breakbeat. She is not only an accomplished DJ and producer but has also earned Breakspoll awards for Best Dj, Best Producer, and Best Radio Show. She is also well known for her skills as a designer, photographer, label owner and promoter.

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Both mixes feature hits that are currently rocking speakers as well as bangers that have now become classic tunes, the first lady of breakbeat masterfully gives us a dose of the best beats from artists like Wes Smith, Deekline, Martin Flex, KMFX, The Stanton Warriors and Marten Hørger. All the tracks are available individually as well as in these two outstanding mixes. Here is a teaser below that includes Wes Smith's "Don't Stop The Robot" at the 9:15 mark.

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Related Links:

[Buy Bass Shakers] [Lady Waks] [Wes Smith] [Hot Cakes]

 

Artist Spotlight: Omega Squad

Who is Omega Squad and how did you became the "Squad" -  Skandar Rassas and myself (Brian Millar) make up Omega Squad, we met 11 years ago at a house party and became best friends instantly.

Skandar: Brian was into UK hard house back in 2008 when the digital format was coming up. Since he had built a reputation and played guitar in hardcore bands it was hard for him to abandon his brand and the reputation he'd build in the hard house scene where he was already producing hit tracks with Jon Bishop. We started playing parties together, each of us playing our own styles, and after many years of playing & producing events we finally decided to come together as a duo. Now we have spent 3 years as Omega Squad and each of us brings something different to the table. We manage to go all around the world of breakbeat and it works really well.

Omega Squad

How do you choose your DJ sets?

What works for us is variety and a flow that makes sense to the dance floor. In every genre you have the heads but then there are people who are just out to have a good time and not think too much about it. We play for people who don’t necessarily know exactly what they are listening to, but know they really like it. We range from booty to techy to electro to trancey anthems, which has even worked well in Mexico at an all techno party. Omega Squad logo

Tell me a little about Wiggle - your bimonthly residency:

We are trying to concentrate on a local event and to bring in quality talent. The focus is exclusively breakbeat which is unique to San Diego. Wes Smith (of Juice Recordings) and myself have lunch every week and discuss the logistics. We have each had a series of events and successes so we all bring experience to the table. We usually have 4 acts per night starting with someone local that deserves the chance and then add guests from out-of-town with Omega Squad and Wes Smith as the residents.  We market to all the different scenes and when it is show time, both the crowd and ourselves get loose and have a good time.

Wiggle

Tell me about the production side of Omega Squad:

Brian is the writer and Skandar sits in on sessions and gives input, then we perform together as a team. We have had 5 releases on both Diablo Loco & Juice Recordings, all of them making it into the Beatport Breaks top 100, and our first original track “Shake" went all the way to #16.

What about breaks production from the production side?

As the entire EDM scene has come up Breaks has gained a much wider audience along with it. The scene is not going anywhere anytime soon, people will always want to go out and have a good a time.

Tell me about your newest release:

“Get It On Up” on Juice Recordings - it’s the one Keith Mackenzie and Wes Smith both played when we were in Miami for Winter Music Conference. We also have releases coming out in July and August.

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Details below:

Get It On Up, the third single from San Diego’s Omega Squad is available now at Beatport!

“The third effort from Omega Squad on the Juice imprint is a fast forward trip into the San Diego based duo’s sonic versatility. “Get It On Up” leads off the breakbeat assault with a booty shaking 808 and set of twisted trap influenced synths. Wes Smith keeps the vibe smooth like butter hitting pancakes after a trip through the Mexican desert with his Short Stack Rebump. Cover art elements delivered with care by Sumo Fish.”

Thank you, Omega Squad - it was a pleasure. Good luck on your latest releases, I look forward to hearing and playing them on a dance floor nearest me soon.  All the <3!

-Agent137ReportingForJuiceRecordings

It's Wes Smith Yo! Album Tour Navigates to St. Louis with XeroTribe

As the IWSY! tour continues to navigate the waters of the magic fugu ride, Wes Smith will stop next in St. Louis with Jen Z Zubal and Corey 'Dienda' Piper of XeroTribe. Wes, Corey, Jen and myself had the pleasure of meeting up at Miami Winter Music Conference where we all discussed the state of breaks, music and life in general. Last night I caught up with them again to discuss their personal career aspirations, their production company and what makes them unique in the industry. I Heart Breakbeats What is your musical background, Jen?

I come from a "Partridge" type family. Most of my family members either play an instrument and my mom sings and plays guitar.  I have been djing for over 10 years and I have been singing myself for a long time, but I felt like I was being taken advantage of in the business so I got out of it for awhile. My peers highly encouraged me to try again with good people and I started putting down vocals again.

What is your musical background, Corey?

My family is the opposite, no one was really into music but I took 7 years of piano, was in chorus, play guitar terribly... I have also Dj'd over 10 years myself and am now into the production side as well.

Where can we hear your collaborations?

We just released a single with Agent K and it's charting on the Beatport top #100 right now. Kerry was in Wisconsin and he reached out to us to hang out and get out of the cold. He came down, played a show with us and Kerry and I (Corey) spent the day in the studio together. We featured Jen's vocals and what resulted was "Apocalypse".

What is XeroTribe?

XeroTribe are 9 members including Jen and myself (Corey). We are a full service production company that have been pushing the breakbeat scene in the MidWest, primarily St. Louis, for about 6 years now. Our main focus is the total package and the EXPERIENCE. The music, sound, lights, visuals, costumes and decor all combined to put the party goer into the experience- rather than just observing it.  

XeroTribe

Tell me about your events and how you get such a diverse crowd:

We try to give a variety of music and we cater to as many genres as we can to get all walks of life into the door, but the centerpiece is usually a breakbeat headliner. For instance, Dubstep brings in the younger crowd and we keep some of the side rooms dedicated for a variety of genres. However, we may book a regional Dubstep act and then follow it with a Breakbeat, Trap or Drum&Bass headliner to give the younger crowd a chance to hear a broken beat. Usually it helps to get them interested and keeps them coming back to our next shows.

What does your area see from XeroTribe?

We do 3-6 events on average, our largest reoccurring one is Apocalypse and each year it becomes a different theme (Robot, Zombie, Post, etc). Also we do a monthly called "I Heart Breakbeats" which is strictly Breakbeats every third Friday at The Upstairs Lounge.

Wes Smith is headlining "I Heart BreakBeats" on Friday night. 

Yes! Wes is blowing the &*@$ up right now and these are the types of artists we want to play our parties. We want people who are current, relevant, up & coming and those that are QUALITY artists. We think Wes is all of that and more, he played our last Apocalypse party and we are excited to invite him back for "I Heart Breakbeats".

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thanks, guys - I appreciate your time. I know we will be seeing each other next year at conference but in the meantime good luck with your next shows and your upcoming nuptials.

Happy Birthday Corey- Viva la broken beat!

Related links:

[DJ Jen Z on Soundcloud] [DJ Dienda on Soundcloud]

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It's Wes Smith Yo! w/ Funky Flavor Breakbeat Culture, Orlando

Coming off the NYC leg of the It's Wes Smith Yo! Album tour, Wes gets ready to roll south for Orlando to break it down with the heads from Funky Flavor Breakbeat Culture. Event_FunkyFalvor_2015-05-09, #JuiceRecordings, #TheJuiceSquad, #StickyBumps,  #ItsWesSmithYo, #WesSmith,   #EDM, #UDM, #Bass, #Funk, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #Garage, #2step, #UK, #FutureGarage,  #MagicFugu, #BringBackThatFunk, #Califunkya, #CampCharlie,  #USA, #California, #SanDiego, #Orlando, #SuiteB

Agent 137 caught up with FFBC's own Scotty Frasier and artist, Rich Doss to see what's going down. Every bit of them were excited to sit down and discuss with me the current state of breakbeat culture, the direction it is heading in their eyes and Wes Smith's tour.

Let's start with the beginning - what is Funky Flavor Breakbeat Culture?

Scotty: It started after I attended the Rick West memorial in Tampa about this time last year. Rick was a great and major influence in our lives. He was a pioneer that gave us something tangible to look forward to and his death and memorial really affected me. FFBC started as a Facebook page only to share music but became much more.

Who is FFBC?

It's myself and Timothy Barnard (21 Paths). After the memorial I walked up to Tim and asked him if he wanted to change break in Florida and he said YEH! The rest is history.

Rich what us your role?

I'm an artist with FFBC, I did the very first mix called This is BreakBeat Vol. 1.

Scotty: We like to promote the artists we see that have heart and push them to a higher level. That's what breaks culture is about, not to make money. Breakers seem to behave in a different way, they get the hell down and dance their asses off.  Rich has been there pretty much from the beginning by us to help this movement grow.

Rich: Yeh I really appreciate them taking me under their wing and am looking forward to the future.

Speaking of the future- what is next?

We just became a sub label of Cognitive and we are so excited to be a part of that. Now is the time to convince people to start taking breaks more seriously and apply the culture to life. We want to make smart decisions and help the kids to understand the culture and what we are about so they can apply it to real life. Being able to distribute and market a good message (not unlike Rick West did in the past for us) is a dream come true. Getting people to appreciate the underground and have a great time, there is something to be said about that. This has only been one year, we can't wait to see another year from now.  This is our passion and it's great to be able to share it with the people we love.

Talk to me about the show this week and why you picked up the IWSY tour? 

We are all watching Wes right now and what he is doing. It's rare that an artist isn't all me/me/me all the time and he is VERY intent on everyone else's success. He seems to really "get" all aspects and really is the epitome of what we know as PLUR. He brings everyone up and it's refreshing in this day. His music production is on point and he is a marketing guru. We haven't seen all of these factors in a lot of the upcoming artists and he is a role model to us all.

Related Links:

[Facebook Event] [Funky Flavor Breakbeat Culture] [Florida Breaks Council]

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Thanks guys for the insight, until next time - follow the Magic Fugu!

-Agent137

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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The Crystal Method features Wes Smith & White Boy Awesome's "Bring Back That Funk" on SiriusXM Electro

Big Up #JuiceHedz!  We were stoked to find out The Crystal Method dropped some Juice love on their SiriusXM Electro #CommunityServiceRadio show.  That's right, Wes Smith & White Boy Awesome's Bring Back That Funk put another notch in the Funk Bass movement bed post;)  Ironically the show aired on March 10th, Wes's Birthday!  Check out the screenshot from The Crystal Method Facebook page below.  We also dropped in a sound cloud link to Bring Back That Funk and if you're a true BBTF nut, we're working on a growing tribute page, cheek it [here]! 2014-03-11_FacebookTheCrystalMethod, Juice Recordings, The Juice Squad, Wes Smith, White Boy Awesome, Breaks, Breakbeat, Funk Bass, #BringBackThatFunk, #858FunkBass, #HotMessGoesBoom

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The Crystal Method | Massive Juice Drops with DubAxFace & Rob Annalyze on #CommunityServiceRadio !

We love us some TCM, and we love that they love some of our music and oh yeah...our friends music!  They've featured bits and pieces of us on a few episodes of #CommunityServiceRadio on Sirius XM this year and dropped major support on their tour dates as well as including us in some main stage antics @Avalon Hollywood b/w of Giant Productions.  Below we've featured two special episodes from their most recent shows.  Why special?  Well Episode #115 features a guest mix by Rob Analyze who drops all sorts of Juice Funk.  Episode #116 kicks off with a smashing remix by our pals DubAxFace, who by the way we connected with through TCM In the first place.  Props Gents! Logo_TCM_#CommunityService, Juice Recordings, The Juice Squad, Wes Smith, White Boy Awesome, Dirty Kicks, BumpR StickR, Low End Hustler, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #JuiceHeads, #Califunkya #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom, #FriendsInLowPlaces, #858FunkBass, The Crystal Method, #CommunityServiceRadio

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Some of the Featured Tracks:

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