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Juice Sweeps the Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 #1 Label, #1 Track & Several Top 10 Artist Slots!

Massive shout out to all the Juice Heads, Yo Yo’s & Broken Beat Pimps!  2014 has been mental @ the Juice camp and the breaks world has spoken!  As we roll into 2015 I’m incredibly stoked to be ringing in the new year with an official sweep of the Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 lists.  Juice Recordings snagged the #1 Label slot, Bring Back That Funk rocked the #1 Track, and Wes Smith (yours truly) pinched the #2 Artist spot right behind our good pal and frequent remixer DJ Fixx.  Oh, and  White Boy Awesome clips the #10 artist spot!

Taking the last day of the year to celebrate all this tasty goodness, I could thank people all day, but for now here’s a few that went out of their way to help make this happen:  Robert E. Leigh and the distribution team @ Jamvana for getting all 26 releases across the planet on time; EDM/Breaks pioneers The Crystal Method for the absolutely massive tour and national radio support through their #CommunityService show on Sirius XM; Top international radio & podcast host Lady Waks for banging the box across the pond; Our juicy digital content manager Kelly “Agent 137” for keeping our ducks in a row; and top Tequila shot maker Agusta @ Crystalwerks for keeping us on the radar;)

Oh, and as always, last but not least, every fan that made the choice to Buy Music and support the artists they love!  Without this there is no music, no parties, no scene!

Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 | Labels

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Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 | Tracks

#JuiceRecordings, #StickyBumps,  #ItsWesSmithYo, #WesSmith, #TheJuiceSquad, #WhiteBoyAwesome, #DirtyKicks, #BumpRStickR, #LowEndHustler, #ShortStack, #MaxBet, #TableDanceAnthony, #DubleTime, #SuperSoulFighter, #DiscoNinja,  #MCLickey, #ShanaRockit, #ConnieFlair,  #BringBackThatFunk, #Califunkya, #CampCharlie,  #EDM, #UDM, #Bass, #Funk, #Breaks, #Breakbeat,  #USA, #California, #SanDiego,

Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 | Artists

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Chart Action | Beatport Breaks Toppers & Heaters

Big Ups #JuiceHeads…we’ve got some great action going on in the Beatport Charts…straight chillin’ with the likes of DJ Icey, Freestylers, Agent K and more.  Here’s a couple highlights for this week b/w of Everybody Git Down & Don’t Stop The Robot (Wes Smith’s Califunkya Remix), both by yours truly.

Don’t Stop the Robot blasted on in the 70’s, and has been a fan favorite on Soundcloud & Facebook.  Check it here:

Everybody Git Down shot up to the #2 slot this week, and is holding close company with Mafia Kiss, DJ Fixx, Curtis B, Stanton Warriors & Keith Mackenzie to name a few.  Check it below.

Here’s a snap of the overall positions.   Have a great weekend!

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Peace to All The Deejays | Juicy Beatport DJ Mixes

There’s a gaggle of dj mixes on the interwebs that feature tracks from Juice or My work for other labels.  For example on Soundcloud, MixCloud and who knows where else.  I try listen to as many as possible, and highlight them from time to time.  This fine bit of editorial is a nod to the DJ’s that made Beatport Mixes and included our jams.

Most people hit Beatport to buy “exclusive” singles before they are released on the other digital stores.  Some go there to find DJ Mixes they can buy, along with all the tracks that are in the mix.  This is good for labels and artists because fans can buy these mixes, and “some” cash makes it’s way to the DJ and the artists.

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The current oddity is if the mix is going to be for sale, all the tracks on the mix need to have been purchased from Beatport.  This imposes a few pesky hurdles (like no pre-release hiotties) so I feel DJ’s that include us in these mixes go an extra mile to support us, and for that, we thank you!

While ratings vary by audience, technicality, music selection and a bunch of other factors, here’s a few of our favorites; Takeover by Gerry LaBarge, Experiment in Breaks by Josh Duncan, Year Of The Breaks by Jen Z (from our ZeroTribe Fam), Live at Decadent Oasis, Burning Man 2013 by Kev/Null, and Tampa Breaks (Summer 2012 Mix) – DJ Mondo by DJ Mondo.

Boom!