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Archive for House

Juice Night Out at Electric Love Festival, July 28-31st, 2017 (BC Canada)

Yes, headed to visit our Northern neighbors and sound off at the first official Juice Night Out session.  DJ ShOOey, Groundskore and yours truly will be kicking off the Nest stage on Friday night and sending you into ELF orbit for the stellar weekend line up.  Here’s a little official 411 on all of us;)

Wes Smith is a DJ and Producer based out of San Diego, CA. His floor filling single “Bring Back That Funk” camped out at the Beatport Breaks #1 spot for more than 30 days and nearly 150 days in the top 10. His DJ mixes and music are featured on top podcasts, radio shows and labels. His main floor live sets run the genre game with funk fueled beats, bass and vocals. Wes is the Juice Recordings label boss, chief sticker bomber and creative force behind The Juice Squad.

ShOOey discovered her love for house music in the Chicago club scene in 1997 but it wasn’t until she moved to San Francisco in 2003, where she learned the art of DJ’ing and the beauty of moving and shaping a dance floor. ShOOey is a prominent member of the SF-based Space Cowboys music collective, where you can hear her body-rocking breaks and house sets. With a massive following on the playa and beyond, ShOOey is known for the infectious energy that she brings to the dance floor!

Hailing from Vernon BC, GroundsKore never fails to bring those funky fresh breaks to the tables and get that dance floor bouncing. Thus far he’s dropped two charting releases on two different labels (Bassbong Records; Juice Electronica) and has his second release on Juice Electronica dropping in the near future. Also a resident DJ of the BC interior’s ‘hi, society music festival’ among many others he makes his rounds to, GroundsKore has been keeping himself pretty busy, and has a lot more in store for the future.

Related links: [Facebook: Event Page] [Presale Tickets] [Camping Registration] [Facebook : Electric Love Festival]

Wes Smith Related Links: [Get Email] [Get Social]

The Sound Of Punks, Mixed by Stanton Warriors including “The Tribe” by Wes Smith

Out now- the Sound Of Punks compilation album complied & mixed by Stanton Warriors including Juice Recording’s artist, Wes Smith’s “The Tribe”.

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Wes Smith Related links: [The Tribe] [Get Email] [Get Social]

Punks Related Links: [Website] [Twitter] [Soundcloud] [Facebook]

PUNKS is the independent label home to Stanton Warriors, Wes Smith, Marten Hørger, Plump DJs, Mafia Kiss, Evil Nine, Bombo Rosa SPEAK1200 & more.

The Love You Give To Me by Kindred Soul (Strange Rollers, Wes Smith and Brandon Morales Remixes)

Hey friends, big bad bass heavy jam for the ages right here…  Join Bad Habit Muzik with this classy end of summertime vibe for all you lovers of uplifting soulfull house, bass house and breaks. With special remixes by Strange Rollers alongside Wes Smith & Brandon Morales, bringing their own individual flava to the table.

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Related Links: [Bad Habit Muzik : Website] [Buy On Track It Down] [Wes Smith : Beatport] [Wes Smith : Email List] [Wes Smith : Social]

Pressurize the Cabin (Remixed) by Fort Knox Five

Hey hey friends….super stoked to have this remix included on Fort Knox Recordings 100th release.  From the funk master themselves….

You only turn 100 once, so you better go big! To celebrate Fort Knox Recordings 100th release Fort Knox Five have compiled 20 of the biggest remixes from their latest full-length album “Pressurize the Cabin.” Ranging from Glitch Hop and House to Breaks, and reading like a who’s who of funky electronic producers from across the globe, this release capitalizes on Fort Knox Five’s legacy of dancefloor Funk and is a fitting tribute to the loss of founding member Jon Horvath, now one year gone.

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Spring 2015 saw the release of Fort Knox Five’s “Pressurize the Cabin,” beloved by the fans and lauded by the press, with every song given the remix treatment and released as a single. Now – for the very first time – they come together as a collection. For the filthy-at-heart this release features some nasty glitch hop remixes by The Funk Hunters, Father Funk, Basement Freaks, Bobby C Sound TV, Sammy Senior, J*Labs and Warp9. The heavy bass and glitched-out tweaks dovetail perfectly with FK5’s eclectic funk sound and original vocals. Big tunes meant to be played at full volume for maximum effect!

Years spent on the road – rocking clubs and festivals from the DJ booth – have given FK5 a unique perspective of some of the freshest dancefloor directions. Included in this compilation are touches of indie dance, nu disco and house. Long time friends Slynk, All Good Funk Alliance and Farid fire up some great Nu Disco remixes. And House music lovers will find corking gems by the likes of Ursula 1000, Smalltown DJs, SkiiTour, and DJ Dan & Mike Balance.

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Never afraid to push the boundaries and drop funky music from all genres, there are a few really cool remixes that require your attention. Both Deekline and Wes Smith deliver killer breaks remixes which are dancefloor monsters. Bart & Baker have turned in an irresistible electro swing remix, the Knight Riderz supply a funky, mind altering trap excursion and – true to form– Fort Knox Five’s alter-ego Thunderball have summoned some rolling, sitar-drenched drum’n’bass.

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You can travel the world club-by-club and experience these tracks on the dancefloor or you can get them all here for yourself! Fort Knox Five loves remix culture and have been thrilled to be able to drop these remixes in their DJ sets. “Pressurize The Cabin Remixed” has something for everyone from glitch-hop and house to breaks, nu-disco, drum’n’bass and electro-swing.

Related Links: [Fort Knox Five : Facebook] [Fort Knox Five : Beatport] [Fort Knox : Five Juno] [Wes Smith : Beatport] [Wes Smith : Email List] [Wes Smith : Social]

It’s Wes Smith Yo @ The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO

Yo Yo Yo Kansas City, here I come with a bag full of funk infused bass heavy jams;)  Official info below:

Cicada Rhythm and Railicous present to the intellectually needy, hurling curveball mixes to the DOME.

With local support from sir.real & v.j.Ones

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Related links: [Tickets] [Event Page]

Show Some Love: [Buy Music] [Get Email] [Get Social]

The Wes Smith Variety ShYo Episode #15 w/Special Guests Danielle Wilson & Joshua Allen (Average-Gypsy) [Part 1 of 2]

The Variety ShYo is based in San Diego, CA. I talk with real people I’ve met through the music business, about real things, in real time, with no edits.

Today’s guests are Danielle Wilson and Joshua Allen. They are the production, DJ and power duo known as the Average-Gypsy of Vancouver, Canada. Today they are coming to us live from Ibiza, Spain.

Stay classy, Yo!

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Related links: [Average-Gypsy : Facebook]  [Average-Gypsy : SoundCloud]

Show Some Love: [Buy Music] [Get Email] [Get Social]

The Wes Smith Variety ShYo Episode #15 w/Special Guests Danielle Wilson & Joshua Allen (Average-Gypsy) [Part 2 of 2]

The Variety ShYo is based in San Diego, CA. I talk with real people I’ve met through the music business, about real things, in real time, with no edits.

Today’s guests are Danielle Wilson and Joshua Allen. They are the production, DJ and power duo known as the Average-Gypsy of Vancouver, Canada. Today they are coming to us live from Ibiza, Spain.

Stay classy, Yo!

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Related links: [Average-Gypsy : Facebook]  [Average-Gypsy : SoundCloud]

Show Some Love: [Buy Music] [Get Email] [Get Social]

It’s Wes Smith Yo @ the West Coast Weekender in San Diego, CA [May 13th-15th]

Hello friends, incredibly stoked to be part of the West Coast Weekender, a groundbreaking set of events in San Diego, CA showcasing some of the finest talent in electronic music.  Event_WCW_Collage01On Sunday May 15 I will be participating in the Songwriters Workshop from 12 to 2pm.  A group of us will be discussing Song-Writing, Producing, Remixing, Publishing and more.  Later that day I will be DJing at the World Beat Center a super cool venue for shows.  Check out the official details below.

A Weekend of Music, Dance & Culture in Southern California:  West Coast Weekender will take place in San Diego, California on May 13, 14, and 15, 2016.

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West Coast Weekender, a 3-day music conference, will take place for the first time from May 13-15 in San Diego, California, catering to over 3,000 music fans throughout three days. Talent from across the country will participate in daytime panel discussions moderated by DJ Times and Fusicology and play parties that will run from afternoon to early morning.

West Coast Weekender 2016 Lineup:

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Featuring:

Atlantic Connection | Ben Soundscape w/ Collette Warren | Christian Martin | Dara | Doc Martin | Gene Farris | Halo Varga | Jose Marquez | Manik | Miguel Migs | Oscar P | Osunlade | Quadrant & Iris | Rich Medina | Wally Callerio

Adam Gibbons | Andrew Wilkinson | Bruno Da Mata | CaliParis | Christi Mills | Chrysocolla | Cole Vassallo | Cris Herrera | Diaztek | DJ Ala | DJ Contrast | Drummer John | Eric Groove | Fonkah | Gabriel Habit | Garva | Genevieve | Ivan Gregory | Joe Pea | Josh Billings | Justin Campbell | Konkrete | Machete | Mathew Brian | Mayeski | MC JTec | MC Ridda | MC Subliminal | Mikeytown | Mr Bootsauce | Nonfiction | Paluka | Paulo | Primal | Ramiro | Red Sonya | Third Twin | Tokita | Voodoo Ray | Wes Smith | Zack Hill

Related links: [Tickets] [Facebook: WCW] [Instagram: WCW] [Twitter: WCW]

 

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! Tour Burning Man 2015 @ Camp Charlie

Unicorns are not an illusive myth at Burning Man, this one is real and if you look out into the distance and see the magical Charlie horn blowing fire you will find it. You just have to believe the fugu is real. My last (but definitely not least) interviews are with our fearless leader of our camp, DivaDanielle and Sarah S. a long time unicorn and co-organizer (also with Travis Payne) of Wes Smith’s Thursday event, Noodlecorns.

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Tell me a little about Camp Charlie and the fabulous unicorn art car:

Danielle: This is Charlie’s 5th trek to the playa. We pride ourselves on having top-notch music with a silly vibe. We like house and breaks – always with a funky twist. Charlie was originally built in 2011 and we’ve made some major upgrades this year including a Danley sound system (provided by ChinoSound), all new fabrics, a ton of structural upgrades and a brand spankin’ new fire system.

Sarah: I was a HUGE fan of the cartoon already. When two of my best friends and roommates Adam & Niles (of Fleetwood Smack) told me that someone was bringing a Charlie the Unicorn Art Car to the playa, I just went nuts! I knew I HAD to be involved.

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What is a Noodlecorn?

Sarah: Our good friends Tasty Noodles have a really fun event out in the Mojave desert a couple of times each year. So many of the Camp Charlie Unicorns go or have gone, that the lines between Unicorn and Noodler have become quite blurred. We’ve started referring to ourselves as NoodleCorns if we identify with both groups. Additionally, quite a few Noodlers have joined Camp Charlie, and vice versa. Both camps are now part of the Sunset Trip village on playa, so we’re all quite close, literally and figuratively.

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Tell me about the Noodlecorn event: 

We’re starting off our Thursday Night (September 3rd) on Charlie with a bit of house from SomeKindaWeirdo (Jake Dempsey), then comes our Breakbeat Smackdown with Co-Host Friskie Business (Travis Payne), Wes Smith, and Lou E. Bagels. The NoodleCorn Sunrise kicks off before dawn with NoodleCorn favorites Liquorbox, Leo Altmann, and Juneau. Rounding things off and taking us fully into the light of day are Erik Nelson and John Kurtz & Reavis, with extended morning sets.

Who is your team for Thursday Night?

Sarah: Travis (Payne) and I go back about 17 years. We both worked for Buzz in Washington, D.C., I was heading up promotion for Buzz, Fever, and Ultraworld, and Travis was doing design work for Buzz. I lived in Baltimore but came down to Buzz every Friday to run my promotion team and handle anything else that needed doing. Working for such an amazing club with a multi-decade run and working for Scott Henry, one of the best promoters and DJs I know, was an incredible learning experience. Travis and I both threw solo events off the heels of Buzz, and Travis was becoming a pretty amazing DJ. Travis moved to LA 5 years ago, went to burning man, and joined Camp Charlie. Travis and I co-hosted the March 2015 Camp Charlie fundraiser at King King with Adam Rowe of Fleetwood Smack. Travis and I have similar tastes in music, so doing a night on the car together was a natural progression. We’re really excited to bring this lineup together on playa. It’s just the right amount of funky and driving beats, we think this night is going to be pretty special.

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How did Wes Smith became involved in Camp Charlie?

Sarah: Wes and I go way back from the DC/Baltimore days. At some point I realized he moved to San Diego and messaged him. I’m pretty sure I asked him if he had been to burning man, and he hadn’t yet. At that point I think as-per-usual I wouldn’t shut up about it and he got really excited. Wes ended up going with us last year and his Tuesday night set on Charlie was for lack of a better word, EPIC. There were people holding their heads in confusion, they couldn’t figure out how those breaks just kept coming. Wes proved himself as a valuable member of our work team as well, so we were thrilled he was coming back for 2015.

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What led you to Camp Charlie?

Danielle: Wellllllll, I had this obsession with unicorns. Before Charlie was built, the original creator, Ken Feldman (who is now building the 747) ran a Kickstarter campaign. In one day, about 5 people posted it to my Facebook page. So I emailed him the following:

Hello my name is Diva. I think we need to meet.

1) I love unicorns

2) I am a DJ with loads of shameless self promotion skills.

I think I can help you.

After that, we met and literally then talked everyday for the next 6 months while we built Charlie 1.0 in 2011.
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Sarah: The Charlie the Unicorn Art Car of course! Haha, but also the amazing DJ talent we bring each year, and the amazing work ethic of the talented camp organizers and campers. Our camp is built and our Unicorn is improved mostly through the ingenuity and sweat of the amazing people in our camp. We don’t do Sparkle Ponies (they’re pretty but useless) but we DO sparkle

What keeps you coming back year after year?

Danielle: I keep telling myself I am gonna take a year off but then something comes up and I just am saying to go. Once I got a unicorn to ride around on, I pretty much gave up on taking a year off. I feel like it’s not very common that you get complete freedom to do whatever you want on a creative endeavor. I came from a career as a video editor, constantly working with clients. Burning Man and this crazy unicorn, gave me a creative outlet and then the courage and confidence to change my life and my career (now I’m making music and touring as a DJ full-time).

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Sarah: The fun, the work, the sense of community. Being part of something greater than yourself and seeing your hard work come to life. This amazing and talented group of people. Being a part of an Art Car, and especially Charlie is just an incredible feeling. Everyone LOVES Charlie. People see him and come running. It just brings a huge smile to my face.  

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Thank you, Ladies. I look forward to joining you both at Camp Charlie and experiencing all of this first hand. Where can the rest of Burning Man find Charlie?

Camp Charlie is located in the Sunset Trip Village with Tasty Noodles and Dirty Beetles at 8:30 and Ersatz. Nights, Charlie can be found out and about on the open playa, so if you see a really bright unicorn with his head sticking out of Candy Mountain with flames shooting from his horn and some pretty incredible beats being played, you know you’re in the right place.  

Related links: [Juice Recordings: Facebook] [Wes Smith : Unicorn Sightings] [Burning Man]

Location: 8:30 & Esplanade