Thursday, 31 March 2011

Pendulum - The Island (Billét's Garage Remix)


Here's a cheeky little remix i've been working on in the past few days at the expense of my exams in the summer. I found these stems lying round on my comp from a remix comp ages ago and after listening to Larry Sun's Garage Mix for Pelski I was inspired to make this little gem below.

Really trying to mix up the genre's here, spraying a bit of minimal and spookiness over the natural funk of a garage beat whilst layered up with Rob Swire's vocals. Dunno about you but i'm loving how it's ended up sounding...

Pendulum - The Island (Billét's Garage Remix) by Juicy!

Billét x

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Brand New Dada Life, Afrojack & Eric Morillo

It's been a fertile week in ye ol' blogosphere with some absolutely huge releases, spearheaded by the anticipation of Justice's forthcoming single and it's sounding massive!

Also, I come from a fairly small city in the north of Cumbria called Carlisle, it's not a very exiting place and the people don't (usually) have webbed hands, despite what a few geordies and a guernseain might try to tell you. Now Radio 1's One Big Weekend doesn't usually appeal to me, teeny boppers going wild for Beiber and Gaga isn't usually my scene so i was fairly indifferent when I heard it was invading my hometown of Carlisle. That was until i saw the lineup on the In New Music We Trust stage...


Swedish House Mafia, The Strokes, Magnetic Man, Nero, Chase & Status and The Foo Fighters.

We're all still in a state of shock, a friend sums it up pretty well on facebook "Radio 1 have literally no idea... Carlisle will break them" It'll be an interesting weekend to say the least.

Nevertheless, here's some funky bangers to keep you dancin' over the easter break...

#1 Tomeo West & Yvan Emerick - Wake Up

Tomeo West is a crackin' young producer from Nantes churning out some really danceable bombs and this one ain't no different. He's got another release coming out soon and it sounds class, was gonna save this one for the next Soundcloud Sunday but it's too good to hold on to for long.
Amazin' Time (Original Mix) by Tomeo West

#2 Reder8 - Amazing (Promise Land Remix)

#3 Flo Rida - Who Dat Girl (Promise Land Remix)

#4 Promise Land - Wrong

I was a bit slow on the uptake of Promise Land and it was only through Arslan's Promo Mix that i've got into them. Massive hands-in-the-air house tunes that really get crowds going, deffo one to keep an eye on in the future.

#5 Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero & Eric Morillo - Pa Ra Ra (Shake)

Two dons of the house music scene doing what they do best. Led by a hypnotic synth-line that builds and builds to a bangin' second drop at 4:50, get on it.

#6 Dada Life - Fight Club Is Closed

The follow up single to 'White Noise / Red Meat' from bassline monsters Dada Life. Expect as usual to get pummelled by sub bass and saw waves! It's huge but a blatant pattern is forming in their productions, i'm not complaining though!

#7 Afrojack - Doing It Right

This legend needs no introduction, especially to the residents of edinburgh he destroyed at the WeOwn gig at Ocean Terminal in early march. The thing i love about Afrojack is that his tunes are always so controversial, weird sqeaky drops and over-powering bass kicks which in hindsight seem ahead of his generation. This one's no different. As with most of his tunes it takes a few listens to get into them but it's worth it eventually.

Once again in the next two months we're spoilt by the sheer talent passing through, so expect a mammoth post about that soon.

And i've got a few cheeky productions in the pipeline so keep 'em peeled for them

Billét x

Monday, 28 March 2011

Juicy's Soundcloud Sundays! #1

Woop! I've got us new feautre. It's no lie that i spend faaar too much time on the internet trawling through music blogs, sites and anything else i can get my hands on. But one musical medium that raises above the rest is Soundcloud. Nowadays it seems like everyone uses it, Deadmau5 under his guise 'Fuck My Life' releases all his previews on it, the release of 'HR 8938 Cephei' actually caused the site since it was so busy. My point here is that it is an absolute goldmine of new and undiscovered talent which was the idea that lead me to this new feature, Juicy's Soundcloud Sundays, clever...

Each sunday (yes, today is a monday), i'll post the best 5 releases on Soundcloud that i have ambled into during the week. Easy. So without further delay...

#5 The Morning Benders - Cold War (Star Slingers Remix) 
Not the usual thing i'd listen to but those childish vocals and scattered lead line gave this tune real character that i've not seen in a long time. If The XX were happier and funkier, it would probably sound nothing like this, but its the closest i'm gonna get.
The Morning Benders - Cold War (Star Slinger Remix) buy & support japan by Star Slinger

#4 The XX - Intro (Minnesota Remix) 
XX songs have been covered alot, so it takes something really special to rise above the rest. This remix is a remix of Sander Van Doorn's XX Booty that exploded late last year, Minnesota takes a chilled Joker-esque approach to great effect. It might not sound like much but the bassline sits so nicely with the original guitars, a lot of the time less is more and this is testament to that.

XX Booty (Minnesota RMX) by Minnesota

#3 Tensnake - You Know I Know It
If you're a regular follower of Juicy! or the Juicy! Show, you'll know know just how much me and jack love Tensnake. Disco's coming back and Tensnake's riding the wave, churning out impossibly funky beats from a mere 120bpm. It honestly seems this man can do absolutely no wrong, one of the artists i reallly want to see live.
You Know I Know It (prelisten) by Tensnake

#2 The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
I really don't know what to say about this, it's an awesome fusion of old punk, funk and disco hauled into the 21st century by this Swedish ensemble. It's one of those secret weapons you know will set any dancefloor alight. Deffo check out Drop Out Orchestra, they're mad.
Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop (Drop Out Orchestra Rework) by Drop Out Orchestra

#1 KareN, Kuka & Dim Becko - Pure Light (Original Mix)
I'll start by saying i have no idea who any of these guys are, found this gem whilst looking through all the other entries to Mauro Picotto's production competition me and Jack entered. Safe to say compared to this we're more out of our league than my beloved carlisle playing in Serie A. Although it's a tried and tested tech house formula, they use the more minimal synths (check the second build up) to devastating effect. Simply sensational.

Karen,Kuka & Dim Becko - Pure Light (original mix) by KareN

Finally, Jack showed me this mix the other night and it's bloody class, such funky upbeat garage, is garage resurging to be the next big thing? If this mix is anything to go by then i hope so.

Larry Sun - Pelski Loves Garage Mix (right click and save as)

Billét x

Juicy! DJs Debut & Alex Metric in Edinburgh

Thought it deserved its own post, after ages we've finally got sorted on some production, this was featured on the last Juicy! show of the year (listen back here), its our first dabble and we've started with some mellow tech-house vibes. I dropped it at Sugarbeat last Friday to an excellent response, if I wasn't mistaken I may have seen Jez from the Utah Saints nodding along.....

Anyway here it is, download, enjoy, spread the love and give us any feedback you fancy:-

In other big news Alex Metric has just been announced to play Liquid Rooms on 23rd April, get on it! He released a new mix last month, have a listen to get you in the mood for what should be epic, anyone who listens to the Juicy! show knows me and Ian absolutely love the guy, have a deeks here:-

We will be doing all we can to get an interview with the man himself, hang on for that!


Saturday, 26 March 2011

Brand New - Axwell & Joris Voorn

After almost a year since his last own production, swedish mafioso Axwell comes storming back with his latest offering. By the sounds of the preview below, it's lining up to be a summer smash that'll storm the charts in the same way as 'One'. Getting released by Axtone Records on the 4th of April, i'm bare exited... 

Axwell - Heart Is King by axwellofficial

Next up, this producer needs no introduction. He is synonymous with the funkiest tech beats that just tear dancefloors to peices, so so so exited to see him once again at Exit this summer. This tune Incident (Miyagi) is classic Voorn, deffinetley get your hands on this...

Joris Voorn - Incident (Miyagi) - Short Preview 128 kbps by Joris Voorn

Download here... Joris Voorn - Incident (Miyagi)

Finally, this is foooking hilarious...

Billét x

Juicy! Show Ep. 12

So here it is. The last Juicy! show of the semester and we've got some absolute gems lined up to go out with a bang. We've got brand new Jack Beats, The Magician and SebastiAn. Our new feature 'Local Hero' which sees brand new tracks from ourselves and Alex Hanson-Smith (aka Kreativ), our interview with the Brookes Brothers as well as the final 3v3 versus battle which gets more intense than ever. Listen to it here... 

Embody – SebastiAn
It’s A Bubble (The Magician Remix) – Beni
Choices - Mason
All Night – Jack Beats
Springbok – Juicy Djs
Brighter – Kreativ
Nigeria What? – --Debruit
Diamonds In The Sky – TV Rock & Hook ‘N’ Sling Feat. Rudy
Tap Deux – 2000 And One & Sandy Hunter
Solar – Felix Cartal & Keatch
Sexx – Style Of Eye
Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) – Diddy-Dirty Money Feat. Skylar Grey
Do I Do – Stevie Wonder

Here is the soundcloud of our brand new tune 'Springbok'
Springbok - Juicy! DJs by Juicy!

The Brookes Brothers Interview...
Juicy! Brookes Brothers Interview by Juicy!

Alex Hanson-Smith's 'Brighter' Feat. BoJo and Tatham
Brighter Ft. Tatham & Bojo by Kreativ

And another class tune of his 'Living Again'
Living Again Ft. Lirik by Kreativ

And finally Arslan's New Promo Mix...
PROMO MIX 2011 by aarkallaev

Mammoth post. Stick around for all the lastest and greatest tunes knocking around at the moment.

Billét x

Monday, 21 March 2011

Ed Banger Returns!

We've all heard the massive news which Ian posted about earlier, that Justice are releasing a new album, which we've been teased by from the Civilization video, but that's just the beginning of things for French label Ed Banger, whose reputation is absolutely untouchable.

This funky new tune from SebAstian continues the second coming of the French electro sound which was born in 2007, it's been sprayed all over the internet and rightly so, its an absolute gem, you need this in your life, I can guarantee it will make you dance even on the gloomiest of days - SebAstian - Embody (Low Quality)

MSTRKRFT aren't strictly part of Ed Banger but their sound typifies that French electro vibe, this is their first release since Fist of God, get on it - MSTRKRFT - Beards Again

Ed Banger also recently released a new compilation entitled 'Let The Children Techno'. which you can check out here.

Finally a blast from the past with an old classic, enjoy Kavinsky - Testarossa Autodrive (SebAstian Remix)

This week see's the Final Juicy! show of the semester so be sure to tune in between 830 and 930 on FreshAir to hear me and Ian premiere our new track as well as to hear our interview with The Brookes Brothers from last week and I'll be getting hyped to DJ at Sugarbeat at CabVol the same night, promises to be big, pencil both into your diary.


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Russian House Mafia!

After smashing last summer with Swedish House Mafia-esque Across The Light, these four are back with another massive, big room banger to remind us that Creamfields couldn't come soon enough! This time with Mr V.I on the vocals and remixes from the likes of fellow Russians Hard Rock Sofa, I'm sure you'll be hearing much more from Swanky Tunes in summer 2011...

Swanky Tunes - Together (Feat. Mr V.I.) (Original Mix)

Swanky Tunes - Together (Feat. Mr V.I.) (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)

Swanky Tunes - Together (Feat. Mr V.I.) (Jaz Von D Remix)

Much love!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Justice - Civilization - 4/4/11

Justice have been out of the game for bloody ages now, and there's been loads of rumours flying around about when it will be released until they posted on their facebook today...


First single of Justice's upcoming album

It was also accompanied by this teaser video...

So. So. So exited for this. Roll on 4th of may.

And as an extra little thing, i'm really getting into the whole hip/hop turntabilist thing at the mo, really wanting a pair of technic 1210's to learn how to DJ properly! This guy, DJ Angelo is an absolute hero, his new 80min mix is honestly one of the best, funkiest things ive heard in a long while, check him out...

DJ Angelo - Turntablist On Tour by DJ Angelo

Billét x

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sunday Night Discotheque

We've been a bit lazy recently so though we'd reignite things with a monster pack of disco to banish those Sunday Night Blues and get you all in the mood for a monstrous week of sessioning, should be big.

We played our first big gig as the Juicy DJs on Friday night at the Caves in Edinburgh, which was phenomenal, thanks everyone who came down and supported, it was a top night, if you didn't come heres a little taster of what me and Ian love -

Miami Horror teaming up with the ever-brilliant Cassian, great tune - Miami Horror - Holiday (Miami Horror & Cassian Remix)

Incredibly groovy beat from Down 'N' Out, killed it at the Caves on Friday - Down 'N' Out - That Funky Thing

Finally the phenomenal Aeroplane remixing Human League - The Human League - Never Let Me Go (Aeroplane Remix)

And as a parting gift, new Avicii, can this man do any wrong? - Avicii - Penguin

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Juicy! Show Ep. 11

11th episode of the Juicy! Show, bigger than ever. This week we've got some new absolutely prime disco bangers: Treasure Fingers, Flat Land, Canard & Tensnake. Plus this week we're absolutely smashing the brand new Toolroom Miami 2011 compilation which is unbelievable, dedicated blogpost on its way. Then we're getting hyped up for our first proper set as the Juicy! DJs as the Springboks take over the Caves. Juicy lezzz gooo.

Juicy! – Juicy! Intro
Senor Stereo – I Am The Beat (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Miami Horror – Holidays (Miami Horror & Cassian Remix)
Scissor ~Sisters – Any Which Way (Tensnake Remix)
Canard – Flat Land
Down ‘n’ Out – That Funky Thing
Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go
Sebastian Linz & Dashka – Nubia
Treitl Hammond – Squeeze It!
Stefano Noferini – Kids
Supernova – Beat Me Back
Chase & Status Feat. Sub Focus & Takura – Flashing Lights
Shameboy – Strobot (Netsky Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn (Lethargik Remix)
123XYZ – Groove Amigos
James Talk & Ridney – Forever (Ramon Tapia Remix)
Robot Needs Oil – Volta
Bombo – Back From The Grave
Thomas Gold – Marsch Marsch
Joris Voorn – Untitled Dub Vol. 1
DJ Fresh - Gold Dust VIP mix

Fridays 8:30 - 9:30


Billét x

Juicy! Show Ep. 10

So our posting has been terrible to say the least over the past month or so, but we're gonna get our arses back into gear to provide you lucky lot with our favourite tracks from all over. 

In this instalment of the Juicy! show, we're joined by special guest Kit McBride and we're getting all exited for the Pete Tong and Afrojack gig at Ocean Terminal. As always we've got shitloads of cracking new tunes and questionable craic to go along with it... 

Juicy! – Intro
Round Table Knights – Drop The Dow 
Fukkk Offf – Pretend 
Disco/Very – Get On It (Todd Terje Re-Edit) 
Lissie – When I’m Alone With You (Tensnake Edit) 
Human League – Never Let Me Go (Aeroplane Remix) 
Black Rose – Anthem 
Mercury – Grand Prix De Monaco (Round Table Knights Remix) 
Chris Lake - Secrets In The Dark (Alex Kenji Remix)   
Djedjotronic - The Invisible Landscape 
Alesso – Nillionaire
Nero – Electron 
Drop The Lime – Hot As Hell (Yolanda Be Cool Remix) 
Sirisumo – Idiot 
Ian Carey – Last Night (Afrojack Remix) 
Parov Stelar – Cat Groove 
Laidback Luke – Timebomb (Mick Kastenhalt & Andrew Dee Remix) 
Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar (Zinc Remix) 

Same time next week, 8:30 - 9:30