[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/320399891" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
Omega Squad sling the vocal laden beats in their latest release on Juice Recordings, Hey California. Merging modern and retro sounds, Hey California is an A grade party anthem. On the flip side, Chase the Sun brings the 808 funk with rolling percussions and a serious gangster lean.
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/260594474" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
Popping off their first release for Juice in 2016, Omega Squad brings their signature heat on “All Day All Night”. With lyrical flow wrapped in tight 808 kicks and fresh synths, this one is prime for the Summer dance floor mayhem. On the flip, “Twisted” gives a nod to 2015’s slam jamma “Fresh” and continues the evolution of the Omega Squad sound with tight lyrical flow and a female vocal added in to the mix for good measure.
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/201020252" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="350" iframe="true" /]
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!
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.
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/175225966" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="350" iframe="true" /]
BOOM! Thought it was over after Burning Man? Nope, Agent 137 continues her missions to talk with industry leaders to gather important intelligence. This intelligence is meant to bridge Wes Smith's audiences together with knowledge of what other promoters/labels/artists are doing in other parts of the country and around the world. This particular mission was to speak with Robert E. Leigh (Rob Analyze), owner of Jamvana, to hear what he is doing with this project and hype up this weekend's Wiggle in San Diego:
Who is Rob Analyze?
What is Jamvana?
Jamvana started as a music retailer in 2008 and in 2011 we began to focus on becoming a content platform to deliver content to music retailers. We have about 400 labels and 1000 artists that we do artist & label branding focus. Our focus is on marketing in motion and revenue and we are always going toward the cutting edge of what is next.
What is next for Jamvana?
We are focusing on development, creating apps, VST Plugins and also becoming a leader in the sample pack world.
It's changed from 10 years ago. You used to be able to throw a tune on Beatport and sell 1000 units. It's become over saturated with producers and it's just not as easy to find good music as it was before plus attention spans are shorter so the life of a tune is much shorter. Also apps like Spotify and being able to DJ off a stream has changed the game. We want to push good artists on a quality stream to both monetize for us/them and give the music consumer a better product. We can also then move to app growth, license it out and then offer quality customer support.
How did Jamvana and Wes start working together?
We love what Wes is doing and want to help him succeed. Juice Recordings is one of our first labels and Wes as an artist that is on point with every aspect of his game right now. Juice is doing everything a label should be doing and more . It's hard for an artist to accomplish what he has (and continues to do so) and it's what we look for as a company and ally in the industry.
Robert is the owner of Jamvana and is also known as the artist Rob Analyze. He has been a part of the scene for years and is heavily involved in several projects in addition to Jamvana. You can check him out at Wiggle this weekend in San Diego and if you are not in the area, click below and check out his Soundcloud.
Thank you for your input, Robert- we appreciate what you do for our scene to make it better and look forward to what you bring to is in the future.