JUICE presents Emma G and MC Tali (UK), Command Strange (RUS), MC QuestionMark (UK/LA) and Praders (UK/US)
Its been an incredible 2019, so were topping things off with a last show of the year of epic proportions! Were honored to welcome dynamic duo DJ EMMA G and MC TALI (Soulside Sessions / UK/ NZ) to PDX for their first appearance together at JUICE! Adding to this stacked lineup is yet another Portland debut for the mighty Command Strange (V Recordings) coming all the way from St. Petersburg Russia! Expect great sounds from the start with the high energy of our newest resident & London transplant: PRADERZ and guest resident MC Questionmark (UK/LA/PDX)! With world-class vocalists, producersand Command Strange here on his first US tour *ever*vibes will be off-the-scale this entire evening! Plan ahead!
Well then be on break Nov-Jan as we traditionally do for the holidays, some rest, and planning a busy spring of gigs! Weve got so much in store for our incoming 15th year.
Catch us next after this show on Friday February 28th.
Music starts early for this at 10pm -2am
Advance tickets a steal at $20 exclusively up at Brown Paper Tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4410041
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Purchase of a keepsake paper ticket enters you into a drawing for free admission to the next JUICE event (Friday Feb 28th 2020).
Thank you so much to the Whiskey Bar for their excellence this last year hosting our events at:
31 NW 1st Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209
Cant wait to continue on!
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EMMA G AND MC TALI
Soulside Sessions / Fokuz / Integral / UK / New Zealand
MC Tali is internationally renowned as one of the most prolific Female MC/Vocalists to emerge from the electronic dance music sceneparticularly for her work and groundbreaking achievements within Drum and Bass. After signing to Roni Size's 'Full Cycle Imprint back in 2004 and releasing the first ever MC driven album in Drum and Bass, ('Lyric On My Lip) Tali went on to work with some
of the industries biggest names and has performed in clubs and at festivals all over the globe from Glastonbury in the UK to Ultra in Miami, from Russia to Costa Rica.
Tali has won three Drum n Bass Awards, graced the cover of DJ Magazine and her recently released 'Love & Migration' LP (Fokuz Recordings) is her 7th studio album, and her first Drum n Bass album in over 7 yearsfeaturing collaborations with DRS,
Roygreen and Protone, The Vanguard Project, Kasper and Degs among many. DJ Emma G is one of only a handful of well-respected female DJs hailing from Auckland, New Zealand.
Currently residing in London, and working in fashion by day, Emma has a strong passion for promoting her love of intelligent music through her position as Label Manager for Integral Records.
Upon meeting and discovering a mutual love affair for soulful Drum and Bass with a desire to raise the profile of females on the decks and mic respectively, Emma and Tali came up with the idea to create an exclusive mix and give it out for free.
The Soulside Sessions brand was born, and after the first episode was positively received, the two have gone on to release 9 Soulside Sessions with #10 on the way. Their unique brand of beautifully curated tracks combined with positive uplifting lyrical content, has seen love for these two artists growing steadily around the globe, with three successful European tours (including a performance at the legendary Fabric nightclub in London), and performances together at Northern Bass Festival in New Zealand, and Sun and Bass Festival in Sardinia already under their belt.
Listen to Soulside Sessions:
Listen to Love & Migration (Fokuz Records)
V Recordings / Russia
Hailing from the sunny city of Temirtau, Kazakhstan, Alexey Fuifanovknown as Command Strangewas born into a family where electronic music became household staple. Introduced to jungle and drum and bass at the very early age of 7 by his brother, the lure of dance music and mixing records was irresistible. Alex was initially inspired by iconic producers like Roni Size, Aphrodite and LTJ Bukem; and by his early teens, began dabbling with baselines and sampleslearning the world of music production.
By time Command Strange was 16, he was already releasing multiple tracks like Sun Is Shining on Russian label Liquid Brilliants, and his collaboration with Intelligent Manners Goodbye/Music Take Your Mind on All Street Recordings in 2008. 2009 saw more singles from this budding producer including: I Tell You Yes / She Dont Understand on Funk Star Records and So Good/Get in The Groove on Have-A-Break Recordings. He also produced two full EPs that year: Free Your Soul on All Street Recordings, and Sun Is Shining on Liquid Brilliants, showing no signs of letting up.
After a steady flow of 4 more singles and collaborations on Celsius, Liquid Brilliants, and Fokuz Recordings, Command Strange produced the full album Soul Booster also on Fokuz. Kmag reviewed the album as having Some of the lushest beats you can imagine, as dance floors soaked it up around the globe. 2010 also saw the Destruction EP on Citrus Recordings, and One Answer EP on Basswerk Files for this busy new artist.
As his skills to master melodic soulful, jazzy productions with funky samples and heavy basslines grew, his releases gained vast attention. With regular airplay on BBC RADIO 1 and across many European radio stations, he began to receive support from drum and bass heavyweights like LTJ Bukem, DJ Marky, Goldie, Bryan G, Jumping Jack Frost, A Sides, Hype, Fabio & Grooverider, Crissy Criss, Friction, Artificial Intelligence, Netsky, EZ Rollers and Bailey to name a few.
He continued to experiment with his sound, occasionally deviating from the liquid funk grooves, and bringing in his vision of jump up, some tech sounds, and in new school areas that were seen published in late 2011 in his second solo album "Episode 91" on Fokuz Recordings. Several other vinyl singles which were more experimental like Drunk on Beauty/On The Way on Grid and Bingo/Mr. Lonely on Integral Records came out, along with five other drum and bass tracks on Fokus, Celsius, Stage2, Antillectual Beats and Integral Recordings. Steady to the path of deep drum and bass, Command Stranges found a sweet spot with his style, and two more tracks with Russias Intelligent Manners and Germanys MC Fava followed.
2012-2014 saw Command Strange shifting focusbroadening the spectrum of his productions even more into tight new school beats with heavier basslines. The skillful partnership with Artificial Intelligence proved to be like alchemy, with the release of Wont Say Goodbye featuring New Zealand drum and bass vocalist MC Tali. To follow was solo single Brand New Style featuring MC Fats on V Recordings which reached the top of the DnB charts, as well as the massive, rolling singles Mad One/Broken Grounds featuring Jamakabi on Goldies Metalheadz Platinum label, which cemented Command Strange's position as one of the most promising and versatile producers on the scene.
Balancing full-time music production with university studies and travel, Command Strange pushed his sounds through regular performances and steady solo releases. 2014 powered on with the Shine On EP on Antillectual Beats, and the Future Perfect EP on Celsius. By 2015, Command Strange had infiltrated the drum and bass genre so significantly, that one of his tracks could be heard dropped in nearly every DnB DJs set around the world. Two more EPs followed: Paper Heart on Celsius, and later Visions on Bryan Gees international music brand, V Recordings. With Lenzman remixing Rock Steady on Fokuz, some of his other collaborations have featured Artificial Intelligence, SATL and Pouyah (on the Lifetime EP), MC Fats, Dynamic, Intelligent Manners, Malaky (on Horizon Recordings) and Alibi.
Fine tuning basslines with friend Intelligent Manners, they created the album Joy on Brazil DnB legend DJ Markys Innerground Records in 2016. Later that year, Command Strange was signed to V Recordings, and it represents the ultimate fit for this exceptional producer from Kazakhstan. One of the most respected labels 25 years in the game, V Recordings remains at the forefront of drum and bass, while staying true to its junglist beginningsan ideal setting for this diversely talented musician.
With two more EPs (Circles on V Recordings and Improbably on Liquid V) in 2017, and another project with Alibi for the Planet V Drum & Bass Volume in 2018, Command Strange has continued to galvanize his presence as a leader in DnB. Featured on SO many different projects, compilations, EPs and LPs, Alex has now been written up countless times, including receiving press from Sun and Bass, Kmag, DnB Vault, Mixmag, Breakbeat.co.uk, and NinjaNinja.co.uk.
Command Strange fosters excellence in the industry, continuing to break new ground with the deeper soulful sounds of drum and bass. On the heels of his brand new track Stardust (featuring Alibi) and Major Groove hot-off-the press (just released April 26th on V), this incredible performer will be bringing the heat to sets across North America for his debut US/Canada tour this Fall 2019.
LOCAL/REGIONAL SUPPORT FROM
MC QUESTIONMARK (LA/Chicago/JUICE/PDX)
PRADERZ (welcome our newest resident to JUICE!)
Deep Space Recordings, UK / JUICE / PDX
Hailing from West London, UK, Prad Indrakumar has always held drum & bass close to his heart. Once introduced to jungle-dnb in 1994 when his mate played him a DJ Hype Slammin' Vinyl mixtape, there was no turning back. That first listen sparked an instant love for the genre. The raw energy, tempo and feel good vibe was unlike any other music he'd heard.
Hourwent by each week feeding this new-found hunger for DnB via more mixtapes shared at school, and with late nights recording pirate stations. In retrospect, this was seen as 'doing his homeworklearning the sounds jungle & dnb, saturating himself into the scene and its artists.
As the years went by, Prad became fully immersed in the full spectrum of dnb from the hypnotising soundscapes of Bukem, Source Direct, Photek and Goldie's Timeless Album to Bristol bass influenced V Recordings / Philly Blunt & Dope Dragon sound. Despite not owning turntables at the time, Prad started spending his pocket money on vinyls knowing the day would come when he will play them on his own setup.
Graduating from a bedroom-DJ, to hosting house parties and small-bar events, Prad started to get a taste of the thrill of playing to a crowd. Playing in at Glastonbury Festival has been a career highlight, along with playing out at established nights at Thekla and Basement 45 in Bristol, UK and around London.
25 years later and Prad's love for dnb has not wavered. Not a day goes by without listening to dnb, whether it be mixing at home or as a listener at work on on his travels. Dnb runs closest to his heart as it has always been the soundtrack to his life.
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