The history of Juice Records is a nostalgic one for dance music pundits local to Adelaide (AUS) and fans the world over. What started as an underground techno label in the early 90’s, Juice typified the head in the clouds ambition of the techno generation by both sound and action. Anything was possible and similar minds would be reached through the vinyl medium.
International from first release, Juice 001 was licensed to Music Man (Belgium) in 1992. Within a couple of years our Australian manufactured 12” releases were being shipped to Europe, the US and the UK. Juice Records established itself as a southern beacon to the techno and house music movement.
… but many people would have little knowledge of where the label sits in todays music sphere. Juice Records, wether by choice or default have remained free from the uber industry of dance music but continue to represent with our Adelaide based music activities.
Juice Records presents Antony Coppens. (Cat: Juice 020)
With an intentional musical genre hard to pin, Juice 020, started as casual discussions about Antony’s studio activities with label owner, Donato. They soon progressed to talk of an album. A couple of years and many iterations would follow till the vision was clear. The albumhighlights the musical existence that Antony commits too. It goes beyond the drum machine and synthesiser and embraces a wider spectrum with use of a Yamaha baby grand, Fender Rhodes, Washburn bass and Yamaha Electone E-75.
Juice 020 though, is very much a traditional Juice Record. It is a clear example of what Adelaide happenings can be missed by the global industry while it plays with a techno formula that goes beyond our underground imaginings.