Juice Drops | Australia's Big Bass Party Hosted by Sangers & Katie Karma

In this episode we find the Juice Drop action on the other side of the planet...this is the furthest we've found from our home base in sunny San Diego, California.  I recently had the opportunity to chat with Sangers, of Sangers & Ra fame, about all things Australia including their Big Bass Party show which featured my recent Make It Clap jam.  They nabbed the Original, but for all you Glitch Hop heads there's a top charting remix on that tip as well.  On to the episode...
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From the intro, you know this crew has their ish together.  It’s a proper bass focused FM radio style show hosted by Sangers & Katie Karma based out of Brisbane, Australia.  Part of the reason I love this one is there's such a huge range of broken beat music here.  Sangers and I had a chat on the topic of Breaks, and we both agreed there's a lot of interesting music out there with broken beats between the 60 and 180 BPM range.  Anyone that's heard me play know's I love the breaks, but my recent BPM Shifter Tools are a clear indictor that I like to sway things left and right.

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On that tip, get ready for a bass heavy assault including everything from new jams by Diplo to an informative interview with Etc! Etc! The Juice Drop is a few bumps in, and then the interview rolls for a few.  Some interesting dialog on free music splits directions, worth a listen for any of you artists types.  In addition, the interview reconfirms Diplo may be my doppleganger, if for no other reason, first names.

In and around he interview and occasional humor, enjoy the range of bass across new and classic jams spanning festival bangers, breaks, twerk, trap , drum & bass and a few points in between.  For any San Diego readers, I couldn't help but be reminded of Datphat, [Soundcloud] one of San Diego's future hip hop blasters.  The first time I heard Datphat was at Electric Poncho 2014 in the middle of the Mexican desert under a palapa hut that nearly slid off the hillside into the canyon.
Check em out, there's a ton of stuff here, great show new friends.

Juice Drops | The Armory Podcast - 079 - Omega Squad

Extremely happy for Omega Squad, the most recent addition to the Juice Camp.  They have a fresh new mix on The Armory Podcast produced by DJ Zach Moore [Facebook] out of San Francisco.  It's really awesome to see our San Diego based breaks crews bringing their A-Game.   The Juice Drop is their own "Shake" which was released in January and bumped it's way into the Beatport Breaks Top 20.  BLAM!


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Juice Drops | Digital Underground Vol. 420 Mixed by DJ Chronic

From the get go, the use of the number 420 is no mistake.  As noted on his Soundcloud, it would be Volume #4, but…and speaking of Butts, the cover goes hand in hand with the chronic, and not that you need it to enjoy the show, but it doesn’t hurt.  How fitting as we get into the Miami boom boom season.  So into the music Yo!

On the intro some cool Egyptian Lover business helps you take out your papers, and before you think, wait that’s old school, well yes it is, but it’s an edit b/w of Florida’s Phat Kidz, so, dope it is.  After the smoke clears, DJ Chronic drops you right into some serious broken beat business B/W of Mafia Kiss, DJ Hero and Mutantbreakz, which also includes the first Juice Drop.

I’ve always enjoyed Mafia Kiss and this edit ironically is one he did for a contest I also entered, but did not win;(  But it’s funny how things go round as I later had the pleasure of supporting him on an NYC date for Vitamin B, as well as doing several remixes on Diablo Loco Records, and he didn’t give me any fish wrapped in paper.

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Rolling into the middle of this green, after a little transition from the intro bangers, get ready for some big synths & heavy drivers including some hot work from Funklab, Hate N Beanz & Mc Twist.  If that isn’t enough, DJ Chronic keeps puffing away with fresh joints from Bella, Agent K and Gusto Labs.  I really enjoy Bella’s no holds barred 808 booty call basswork, and this section leading into Agent K’s flip and some of  Gustolabs best work, make the highlight section of the DJ mix for me.

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Exiting the middle, get ready for some aggressive beats and baselines, with hints of the Tear out days gone by…  Shockillaz ain’t joking around and then you get served up a nice mix of old school and new school bombs from Agent K, Fixx and Breaksmafia.  Bringing you to the end is a stinger from Rick Tedesco b/w of a nifty Headset Heroes remix.  I’ve done some work with those fellas, and aside from being a pleasure to work with, they bang the box, and this one is no exception…and how cool is their name?

Well done DJ Chronic…after all is said in done, thanks for a fun mix, and my parting thoughts to you or anyone listening...you definitely need to visit the Cheeba Hut in San Diego and get a tasty nug and goo ball.  GO!

Juice Drops | The Legendary Breakers of Boom Presents: Breaker Series Vol. 004 - Fonik

Hot mix here.  One look at the track list and you know the funked out vocal crew is in for a must hear session.  From the start, there’s no delay with the energy, rolling out some current bangers and and armory of deliberate classic nods.

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With absolutely no stress on the promo situation, DJ Fonik delivers a really fun mix, with great flow that reminds me of what DJ’s do when they aren’t freaking out about their Stock Price or branding a new genre.

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If you dance, to breaks anyway...which I imagine most anyone reading this at least gives it a go… or you just like that hands in the air business...this mix is on that vibe from start to finish and alas for you.

The second half gets a bit darker, but only in an electro way, and even here there’s plenty of hype and old school feel to it all with no shortage of Quad.  Turn up the center knob in that low rider and roll out to a classic Rob Bass edit courtesy of The Juice Squad and yours truly!

All in all, this is the kind of set you’d really love to hear follow up a headliner, or for that matter from a headliner, perhaps an old school night, at a club where chin stroking is not your main interest.  For all these wonderful reasons, Juice Drop Meter = 9/10.

Juice Drops

03 - Mike B - Feel My Energy (DJ Fixx Remix) 07:13

04 - Wes Smith & Dirty Kicks vs. Kiesza - Breakaway 11:30

07 - The Juice Squad vs. Destruction Production - What A Rush (TJS What A Break Remix) 20:18

15 - The Juice Squad vs. JJ Fad, Rob Base & DJ E Z Rock, Sir Mix-A-Lot, L'Trimm, House of Pain - Super Sonic House Of Big Butt Rockin Boom 55:42

Juice Drops | Coast To Coast by DJ Rockit & Orkid

Big ups to Rockit and Orkid for a couple Juice Drops on this bass heavy Monkey Tennis Group breaks mix.  Kicking off with a few massive bassline heavies...make sure you have some 18's for this sesh.  This thing rolls out a flurry of massive bass, breaks and electro rhythms like you'd expect to hear as the background tracks for a hamster driving a Kia.

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Around 10, there's some solid turntablist flava going down...then get ready for an electro bass assortment like that 50 flavor jelly belly mix.  Roll with that for 30 minutes into a darker space and if your head isn't nodding check yo pulse.  I'm not going to lie, this one gets heavy in a good electro sort of way...if that's your vibe stay tight, otherwise roll to about the 40:00 mark for some more DMC level wiki wiki and get ready for a breakbeat funk fest.

Orkid comes in around the 1:00 mark and kicks into some hands in the air business with trance undertones.  Around 1:12:00 comes the Juice Drop b/w of Feel The Break (Wes Smith's Dirty Juice Remix) a jam I did for my pals MutantBreakz on Lady Waks InBeatWeTrust (IBWT) imprint out of Russia.  Funny how things sound so much different when you haven't been listening to it 465 times.  Love this one.

After this Orkid takes the mix back in that 808 direction.  Lots of vocals on a several mix segue way get us into some Dirty Birds/Punks feeling rhythms.  Don't get to comfy, in short order she's back on that bass line grind with some half tempo sections and big EDM/Trap/Twerk level shit that will flex your Cerwin Vegas straight through the car wash.  BrokeAsFCK meter = 8/10.

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Wes Smith & Omega Squad For The Win on Linda B's MTG Mix b/w of Manchester!

And we don't stop friends...Wes Smith & Omega Squad (San Diego, CA) team up with BreakNeck (UK) and Kid Digital (Russia) for some Monkey Business, Monkey Tennis Group business that is...on Linda B's Manchester based Breaks show. Event_MTG_LindaB, #JuiceRecordings, #StickyBumps,  #ItsWesSmithYo, #WesSmith, #TheJuiceSquad, #WhiteBoyAwesome, #DirtyKicks, #BumpRStickR, #LowEndHustler, #ShortStack, #MaxBet, #TableDanceAnthony, #DubleTime, #SuperSoulFighter, #DiscoNinja,  #MCLickey, #ShanaRockit, #ConnieFlair,  #BringBackThatFunk, #Califunkya, #CampCharlie,  #EDM, #UDM, #Bass, #Funk, #Breaks, #Breakbeat,  #USA, #California, #SanDiego, Monkey Tennis Group, Linda B Radio Show, Manchester

The show opens at 9pm tonight, UK time, and the megamix airs around 10pm UK time.  BTW, Wes Smith will be playing at Breakspoll/Manchester @ Sound Control on March 7th and Omega Squad has a double banger [Listen] coming out Monday on Juice and Go!

Juice Drops | Funky Flavor Presents "This is Breakbeat vol 27" by DJ Funky Junky

I recently caught up with DJ Funky Junkie out of Orlando, FL for a little bi-coastal rap session...After a bit of chat on our respective Orlando and San Diego scenes he forward me this hot breaks mix of edgy gems.  This banger kicks off on the B-Boy booty bass tip, rolls into some funk gems (including one of my own favorite remixes) and then graduates into some heavier beats and bass lines with loads of vocal flava and a couple throwback feeling choons for good measure. The Juice Drops are:

4. Hate N Beanz - Watchu Got (Wes Smith's Califunkya Remix) 

6. The Juice Squad & Wes Smith Feat. Big Wiggles - Bomb Diggy Diggy (Dubaxface Remix)

Official Details Below:

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Straight fUNK to your FACE delivered via Dj fUNKY jUNKiE! Vol 27 in the "This is BREAKBEAT" series bringing you an old school vibe with a new school twist. One thing is for sure, when Dj fUNKY jUNKiE is behind the decks, it's got to be fUNKY!


1. James Brown - Make It Funky (Intro) 2. Groove Diggerz - Funky Heroes 3. Xtreme Project - Funk Delirium (Original Mix) 4. Hate N Beanz - Watchu Got (Wes Smith's Califunkya Remix) 5. Comandbass & Anonyms - I Wanna Butter You Up (Headset Heroes Remix) 6. The Juice Squad & Wes Smith Feat. Big Wiggles - Bomb Diggy Diggy (Dubaxface Remix) 7. Bella - W.O.R.K.- (Original Mix) 8. Mars & Motive Ft. Mc Profit - Back To Basics (Kid Digital Remix) 9. Shade K - Doctor (Original Mix) 10. Vinyl Junkie & Sanxion - Radiate (Original mix) 11. Ground Control & DJ Icon - Wha (Keith Mackenzie & DJ Fixx Remix) 12. Blacklist feat. MC Flave - Make Them (Ghost Lab Remix) 13. Thundaklap - I Want You Like This (Original mix) 14. Superfly Jeff & Rhythmic Bliss - Killer Love (Dave London Remix) 15. Agent K - From Here 16. Fort Knox Five Feat. Mustafa Akbar & Shunda K - Funk 4 Peace (Deekline & Ed Solo Remix)

The Crystal Method drop "Old Skool (Wes Smith's Califunkya Remix)" on Sirius Electric Area

Episode #112 of #CommunityService rolls signature selections from The Crystal Method throughout....They also drop one of our recent jams around the 35:00-ish mark and a nice shout out around the 38:00-ish point for the upcoming Avalon Hollywood show we are supporting.  Check it below! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167249635" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

In case you missed the previous drop...Episode #110 featured Difference (Wes Smith & The Juice Squad Remix) by The Crystal Method.  That's an official remix for TCM getting some nice rotation on the show and at various events.

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Listen to The Crystal Method’s Community Service Radio on SiriusXM Electric Area every Monday at 9 PM EST and Thursday at 12AM EST.

The Crystal Method Drops "Bring Back That Funk" at 20th Anniversary Party

How stoked are we?  Yeah, that stoked.  This weeks stand out Juice Drop was The Crystal Method delivering Wes Smith & White Boy Awesome's "Bring Back That Funk" at Drai's Night/Beachclub in Las Vegas.  The event was to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Crystal Method.  Big shout to The Crystal Method, DJ Dan, Richard Humpty Vision and everyone that rocked out Drai's! Label Boss Wes Smith & long time friend Ben "DJ Moon" Mullens caught the show.  Peep the video and sound clips below via JuiceRecordingsTV and Soundcloud. http://youtu.be/weEpyafH5tE

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The Crystal Method Drops "Bring Back That Funk" at Future Sound of Breaks 2014

This weeks stand out Juice Drop was The Crystal Method delivering Wes Smith & White Boy Awesome's "Bring Back That Funk" in front of the FSOB main floor massive.  Earlier that day the crew had a chance to sit down with TCM's Ken Jordan and chat a bit about TCM, music, surfing, burning man,  and SoCal desert parties.  A few minutes with the legends of stateside breaks was already a treat. Later that evening, as FSOB got rolling at Mekka...Agent K, Bella, Mafia Kiss, and DJ Icey all played floor shaking sets.  TCM opens with some cool intros and to our surprise drops "Bring Back That Funk" out of the gate.  Icing on the cake for us.  Big ups TCM and everyone that rocked FSOB! Peep the video and sound clips below via JuiceRecordingsTV and Soundcloud.


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