Magic Carpet Ride by Wes Smith

Hi friends....my third studio album, Magic Carpet Ride, is on the loose.  Albums are always special to me because unlike a club banger or EP of singles, an album is a cohesive collection of work that flows from end to end (and meant to be listened to that way) around a fun idea.

Like my previous two albums, there's a lot of ghetto funk and hip hop influence wrapped up with an arsenal of current EDM and Bass heavy sounds.  So kick back in your favorite lawn chair, bust it out buy the pool, or put it on repeat for that road trip...most of all, have fun.  Oh, and thanks for all your support over the years;)

Official label blurb as well as the Promo Mix, The Armory Mix, and Other fun stuff here [Link]!


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.

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Related Links: [Beatport Exclusive] [Get Email] [Get Social]

 

It's Wes Smith Yo - The Album Remixed Vol. 2

Hey all, posting this one a bit late, but what a great success this was and still is...smashing up the charts. Official info below..

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 jelly fish friends as you feel the funk, roll out to the club, and rave on.  Drop the low end and press play!

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[Buy It Now: Beatport]

It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album Remixed Vol 2 : Beatslappaz Interview

And now...wrapping up the IWSY Remixed Volume 2 interview series...some of the baddest and funniest bass makers on the planet...from the land down under, the one, the only Beatslappaz;) Interview by Kelly Ross/Agent 137

Tell us ... who are you?

A: We’re the Beatslappaz, a duo that’s been writing music and playing shows together for the last 10 years.

BeatSlappaz Please give me a brief background on your dj/production experience:

A: We first got together after being brought onto a radio show as guests that ran from Midnight till 6am on a Sunday morning. We had similar tastes and goals and decided to form up into the duo we are now.

We had our first release on vinyl way back in 2007, then went quiet for a bit until we reformed a few years back to start producing again - and here we are! Tell us which remix you did for the IWSY remix album:

A: Wes Smith - Hands Up!

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What made you choose this particular song?

A: We generally only remix songs where the song title tells you what activity you should be doing while you’re listening to it. What is your Wes Smith connection? 

A: When you see a man with mutton chops that you respect, you don’t just throw him a life-jacket. You swim one out to him. I hit him up over Facebook to let him know that I loved his work and we bonded over fish tacos. While we haven’t met yet, I can tell the guy is one of the nicest guys in the business and lord knows he works hard for it.

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 3.25.59 PM What’s next on next for you after this? Do you have any upcoming projects/remixes you would like to mention?

A: Our homies at Punks Music have us locked in for a few projects. “The Drop” is our next original that’s going to hit shelves soon, along with a remix for Wuki and the Stanton Warriors. Big things! We really want to head back to the states and play a few shows there, so look for that later this year as well.

Any last thoughts?

A: I would like to ask you a question - Would you rather have hiccups for the rest of your life, or would you rather permanently feel like you’re going to sneeze but never do?

Related Links: [Hands Up: Wes Smith Original] [Hands Up : Beatslappaz Remix] [Beatslappaz : Facebook] [Beatslappaz: Soundcloud]

It's Wes Smith Yo - The Album Remixed Vol 2 : B-Phreak Interview

Happy Thursday...next up in the interview series...repeat Juice Remixer, B-Phreak from Germany. Interview by Kelly Ross/Agent 137.

Tell us - who are you? 

My name is Bernie Ott (B-Phreak) and I’m a dj/ producer/ remixer of bass/ breakbeat orientated music from Germany.
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Please give me a brief background on your dj/production experience:

I have been into bass/ breakbeat driven music for more than 20 years now. I started producing beats back in 1999 and djing worldwide for a much longer time. I had my first release back in 2002 plus a big list of orignals/ remixes I’ve done for many different labels. I was one of the first dj’s/ producer’s who brought the "German breakbeat“ sound to the world.

 

Tell us which remix you did for the IWSY remix album:

I remixed "Daft Bump".

 

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What made you choose this particular song? 

I really loved the sound/ energy of the original track!

 

What is your Wes Smith connection? Do you have any weird/funny stories when you met him? Anything else to say?

I have never met him personally, but some day…. who knows. Wes is a very nice guy and I made contact with him via Facebook/ Soundcloud! We love each others music and he asked me doing some tracks/ remixes for his label, Juice Recordings. I always loved the sound of his label, so it was a pleasure for me to release some tracks on Juice.

 

What’s next on next for you after this? Do you have any upcoming projects/remixes you would like to mention?

A new EP on Juice Recordings is planned in near future. I’ve already released a 4 track EP (Take Me High) on Martin Flex’s "Let’s Go!"  label“. I also have a project with my homie Philly Blunt running and our next release will be on Rump Shaker Records in March called "Get Ya Head“ with upcoming remixes from Bradley Drop and Beatslappaz. Phil and I have planed to release some more tunes later this year as well.

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It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album Remixed Vol 2 : Mutantbreakz Interview

Hello friends...off to a great start, first up in the interview series, my good pals Mutantbreakz from Spain. Interview by Kelly Ross/Agent 137.

Tell us - who are you?

We are Ruben & Angel aka MutantBreakz - both DJs & Producers from the South of Spain.

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Please give me a brief background on your dj/production experience:

It's the most beautiful experience to be able to play with your own creations in different parts of the world and meet good friends at the same time.

Tell us which remix you did for the IWSY remix album:

Funk Train

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What made you choose this particular song?

We thought the song had the same ingredients as our style. In this remix we tried to recreate it with some funky breaks that sounded fresh and fun for the dance floor. We are always trying to do something different.

What is your Wes Smith connection?

Our first connection Wes was on the internet and we worked on his previous remix album. After our US tour I (Angel) had the pleasure of meeting him in person, he is a fun and friendly with a touch of madness. A story to tell as to say that the first night I met him in Miami he took us to a karaoke but did not have the pleasure of seeing him sing.

What's next for MutantBreakz?

We dedicated our time to our tour in Florida and now we are back in Spain. We have already begun to finish new projects for our label and also another big label. We think it's best not to reveal anything at the moment, it isn't it better to get surprises?

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Is there anything you would like to talk about that has not already been mentioned?

We loved to see Wes on the Red Bull tour and those Wes Smith sideburns!!!

Related links: [MutantBreakz : Facebook] [Funk Train : MutantBreakz Remix] [Wes Smith : Original] [Mutantbreakz : Facebook]

It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album Remixed Vol 1 : Rob-E Interview

Next up on the road to the remix album release...the one and only Rob-E based out of Orlando, Florida.  While a few minutes of rave culture have passed for both of us, we most recently linked up this year at the Revelation party in Tampa.  Bass heads throughout Florida and beyond need no introduction, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

Interview by Kelly Ross | Agent 137

What is the Wes Smith connection?

Wes and I have known each other since the 1990’s, the original Juice days. I met him at Simons back in the day, He and I lost contact for a while, he popped back up a few years ago and has been totally been putting in work. Everywhere you look you see Wes Smith!

 

Which tune did you remix off the album and why did you pick it?

I picked “Do You Want To Get Funky” I got to choose which one and it was the vocals that really caught me, full of soul!

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What were your challenges with the remix and what were the good points? 

It’s an old C&C Music Factory track and her vocals are absolutely amazing so that excited me to use them. I got the vocals dry at 118 bpm and there was a snap that was throwing me off and I had to write around it. It took some creativity to get around but it flowed fast after the snap and we were able to finish the remix in 6 hours.

I’ve known the Rob-E Name now for a long time.  Tell me what has changed since the “back in the day” times for you?

Everything in life changes, it evolves, especially music. But back then it was a lot more exclusive to be a DJ. I would walk into Vinyl Frontier and I would have test pressings and dub plates from Icey, amongst other breaks artists. I had a flightcase full of white labels and dub plates, super exclusive. But now it’s a totally different game. With Mp3’s as our main format of music, it’s not so exclusive anymore. It’s real easy to share media these days, so the days of being super exclusive are far-gone.

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How do you keep it exclusive in this time?

I try to keep it true to the old school, if someone gives me music and asks me not to share – I don’t. I try to keep my shows exclusive now a day as well. There’s only a hand full of promoters that I will play for - I’m also a full time father of 2 [daughter 11 and son 10] Music was my first love, but now that I'm a father, my children get my full attention first and foremost.

Who is your biggest influence?

My Influences come from many different genres of electronic music. I get a lot of influence form my partner in crime Carl(DJ Security) - My mentors are Andy Hughes, D-Xtreme and DJ Orlando (All the Old skoolers in O-Town will know this name!) Kimball Collins also had a big part in molding my sound, but when it comes to break beat, thank heaven for Icey, I have known him since the Edge days. He has kept the breaks scene alive and moving for a long time, if it wasn’t for that guy it may have died. The breaks scene has been up and down like a roller coaster, but he has been there in the valleys and he is the one that has kept it going. Hands down he is the pioneer of the U.S. break beat scene.

Where would you like to see the future of breaks go?

Right now I am teaching my daughter how to DJ. She is really into it and digs the music. It’s cool to see some of the newer generation that is into break beat, and where they will be taking it. Pauly [Fixx], Keith [MacKenzie], Wes [Smith] are the ones really putting in work right now, I’m proud of Pauly - he is a machine and living the dream. The breaks guys (and gals) in Europe are taking break beat to a whole other level now. It reminds me of the USA back in the 90’s’ Also, Sharaz is producing some new stuff that is totally different, it’s retro but nothing like you have heard it’s a super fresh sound.

Thank you for your insight, Rob-E. We look forward to your remix on December 14th. Bless.

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.


#JuiceRecordings, #ItsWesSmithYo, #WesSmith, #TheJuiceSquad, #StickyBumps,  #MagicFugu, #BringBackThatFunk, #Califunkya, #CampCharlie,  #EDM, #UDM, #Bass, #Funk, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #Garage, #2step, #UK, #FutureGarage  #USA, #California, #SanDiego,


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:"

#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,

"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:

Releases_Beatport_TCM, #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

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.


JR1419_HotMessTheAlbumRemixed_600, Juice Recordings, The Juice Squad, Wes Smith, White Boy Awesome, Dirty Kicks, BumpR StickR, Low End Hustler, #Breaks, #Breakbeat, #JuiceHeads, #Califunkya  #BringBackThatFunk, #HotMessGoesBoom,  #FriendsInLowPlaces, Rob Analyze, Wes Smith, Omega Squad, Splitloop, Mutantbreakz, L-Train, DJ Fixx, Dubaxface, Headset Heroes

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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!


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Listen to the Album Mini-Mix on SoundCloud

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Peep the Tracklisting & Industry Support

Hot Mess | The Album, Full Release Page