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It’s Wes Smith Yo! w/Vitamin B Crew, New York City

Agent 137 is on a spy mission following Wes Smith around the world for the Magic Fugu tour.  Her mission is to gather musical intelligence on the crews that make the record go round, so peep this and more upcoming briefings in this space.

Next stop is NYC so today we interviewed John (Tektite) and Tim (the Enchanter) of Vitamin B in the middle of a photo shoot for the album cover of Tim’s new single.

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Vitamin B… What’s in the name?
Vitamin B is almost in their 7th year of promoting a monthly 1st Friday breakbeat show in NYC. Made up of purveyors of the broken beat : Tektite (founder), Tim the Enchanter, Illexxandra & Shisaa. There was a need in NYC for breakbeats in an unpretentious space to offer drinks at a decent NY drink price and a ticket price that would allow them to break even (but also throw a great party). They started an underground movement that has grown over the years to bigger (and legal) spaces, but kept the same grit and authenticity of the original movement.

Why the B?
There was an element missing in Brooklyn so they felt Vitamin B was the right element to infuse. What the B stands for is a sealed and top secret only for them to know.

What are you bringing to NYC with these shows? Do you see the rerising of breakbeats?
Breakbeats are the alternative to the 4X4 – they are bringing it all to the table but breaks spans such wide variety of different subgenres though juke, bounce, 2step, jersey club, drum&bass, etc and they always give the show a different feel from the 4X4 NY scene. Some of the newer up and coming producers like Mafia Kiss, Tony Quattro and Wuki don’t necessarily identify as breakbeat artists so the newer generation is getting turned on to it more and more. The lines get more blurred and everyone is there for good music.

What’s up next after this week’s show for Vitamin B?
DJ ICEY! July 10th – One of Tim the Enchanter’s Miami Music Conference favorite moments was getting down to Icey at Future Sound of Breaks ( I actually ran into him during Icey and the smile was grand). He said listening to Icey come out with fresh rerubs and watching the whole room get down was refreshing and one of his favorite WMC moments.

The photoshoot – what’s it about?
Tim is coming out with a new single “BAD BITCH “on Martin Flex’s label “Let’s Go” soon, very very soon (It’s the hotness).

Let’s talk about Friday – ARE YOU EXCITED?

Yes! The Freestylers! Wes Smith! From buying Freestylers records back in the early 90’s to where they are now, John is truly so damn excited to see em for the first time ever. They talked about Wes Smith and how he is an absolute pioneer of the era and they can’t WAIT for him to bring the funk.

Can I get an Amen?
The Amen Tee! A friend of theirs developed the design and actually did a “shirt off your back” silk screening at a show, but now you can get them online. Screw Capitalism! Unless you are buying this shirt.
www.teespring.com/vitamin-b-presents-the-amen-b
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Thanks for your time guys, I just bought my ticket to get up from 137 headquarters DC to NYC for the weekend. This will be my 4th VitaminB show (second Wes Smith VB show) and I wouldn’t miss this one for the world.

Catch the Vitamin B crew this Friday with The Freestylers and Wes Smith and special guest DJ Quesquecest?

Event info: www.facebook.com/events/365289253666265/

Wes Smith Brings The Juice Squad Heat to the Bay Area’s Faultline Party in Oakland!

If your in the Bay Area get your A$$ out to Oakland on Friday for a 4th of July show down @ Faultline with The Juice Squad’s Wes Smith and Friends.  He’ll be droppin’ the latest bangers from the Juice catalog including unreleased tracks from Dirty Kicks, DJ Fixx, White Boy Awesome, BumpR StickR, Low End Hustler, and an assortment of official and unofficial remixes coming your way soon.  He’s joined by some long time friends of the label b/w of Justin Johnson, DJ 138 in a tag team set with our good friend Agent 137, Sean Infinitee & Eric Riggsbee.

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Check out the rest of the line up below:

Justin Johnson (Barely Legal Records, Cable Recordings)
http://www.soundcloud.com/djjustinjohnson
http://www.barelylegalrecords.net/
http://www.techtonicfunkbrigade.com/

DJ138 (Midnight Sons)
http://soundcloud.com/dj-0138
https://www.facebook.com/xDJ138x 
>>Special tagteam set with special guest Agent 137! <<
https://www.facebook.com/Agent137
https://soundcloud.com/agent-137

Sean Infinitee (HyperKat-Recordings, iRock-Classics, Midnight Sons, DOT)
https://soundcloud.com/hyperkat-recordings
https://soundcloud.com/irock-classix

Eric Riggsbee
https://soundcloud.com/eric-riggsbee

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.


Bass Is Up Feat. Treen Da Bean by Kalani Dias | Now Available On Planet Boom!

This week we welcome Kalani Dias to the team and raise the boom bar with a big vocal flushed floor filler entitled Bass Is Up Feat. Treen Da Bean.  The Original, plus a massive remix from DJ Fixx are sure to be bangin’ the crates at a broken beat party near you.  Get em all on Beatport and other fine digital bodegas. Big Ups.   #JuiceHedz #BringBackThatFunk.

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One More Time (Wes Smith’s Discofunkya Remix) | Out Now on The Pooty Club Records!

The Juice Squad’s Wes Smith goes on a big wave ride through Spain to drop some heat for The Pooty Club Records.  This time Wes puts this  Discofunkya flavor on the timeless breaks classic “One More Time” by Kid Panel & Sporty-O.  Shout out to Ill DJ Chris B and Beatsmack for bringin’ the boom on the other two remixes.  Check the art and sounds below along with some love from Beatport on the must hear breaks chart for Week #24 as well as a tasty banner.  Big ups #JuiceHedz #BringBackThatFunk!

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Beatport Breaks Banner Love!

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Beatport Breaks Must Hear for Week #24

Wes Smith Brings The Juice Squad Heat to The 7th Annual Breakbeat BBQ in Los Angeles

Awwwwee Yeah, less than 24 hours until the 7th Anniversary of the Breakbeat BBQ in LA.  Juice Recordings front man Wes Smith will be reppin’ the crew  on the outdoor stage @ 9:00pm.  He won’t be grilling his famous Sriracha wings but we hear he’s going to keep things sizzling’ with the debut of his official remix of The Crystal Method’s Over It Feat. Dia Frampton.   But wait, there’s more…he’s also got a gold grill full of unreleased heat including Kalani Dias’ smoking hot Bass Is Up Feat. Treen Da Bean (DJ Fixx Remix) and his own floor shaking remix of Kid Panel & Sport-O’s One More Time on The Pooty Club Records out of Spain.  We love it, git your apron on!

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More practically speaking, the event is located at the Vaucluse Lounge on Sunset Blvd and runs from 2pm to 2am on Sunday, June 8th.  Check the Flyer and link to the Facebook Event Page for more Info.  There’s a boatload of local and national talent droppin’ every kind of broken beat under the sun.  There’s also a few MC’s and Vocalists bringing the live flava.

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Now, aside from being stoked about so many syncopated beats…In what has to be one of the coolest venues in the history of venues…the party is rockin’ at the Vaucluse Lounge in Hollywood.  It’s Located in what used to be CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S house, the venue was used as a speakeasy during the prohibition era.  Secret tunnels connect it underground to some of Hollywood’s most notorious hotels. The history of the venue is amazing. Rockers from Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin are all part of the story.  See ya!

 

Wheels Of Steel EP by White Boy Awesome | Now Available in 196 Countries

Boom, Bap, the Phunk is getting Phat!  This week White Boy Awesome drops the heat B/W of a double banger EP entitled Wheels of Steel.  On the A-Side, if you want to call it that, is Oooh Ahhh Funk and on the flip or B-Side is Wah Wah One!  Drizzle on over to Beatport or catch it in a few days everywhere else!  Art and Soundz Below!  Big Ups #JuiceHedz #BringBackThatFunk.

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Lady Waks In Da Mix | Wes Smith Guest Mix Now on Soundcloud!

Wes Smith’s Guest Mix on Lady Waks In Da Mix Podcast was originally aired May 20th, 2014 as episode #281.  The Lady Waks In Da Mix podcast is the number one breaks show in Russia and has won numerous awards including Breakspoll Best Radio Show.  The original mix has no voiceovers and is the full 1:20 length, which was trimmed to about an hour for the show.  You can download the original full length mix from our website or listen below.  You can get the radio edit on iTunes.

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Drop That Bass by Macho (Wes Smith’s Califunkia Remix) | Out Now on Diablo Loco Records!

A recent trip across the pond results in another boombastic remix on Diablo Loco Records.  Wes Smith puts his Califunkia spin on Macho’s most recent effort entitled Drop That Bass.  The Jammy is featured on the Beatport Breaks must hear for Week 22 and popped on the Top 100 @ #73.  Big shout to all the #JuiceHedz helping The Juice Squad and Friends #BringBackThatFunk!

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Shutdown (DJ Fixx Remix) by Speedfreeks Out Now!

Whut up JuiceHedz?  Big Shouts…In a quick day, DJ Fixx’s Remix of our Classic track Shutdown by Speedfreeks has popped into the Top 50 on Beatport Breaks.  For anyone from the way back machine, you will remember the original genre blasting big beat electro version and the timeless Simply Jeff Remix that we released a few minutes ago on 12″ Vinyl!  All are available on Beatport and other fine stores.  Enjoy!

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