the music, the motivation & the mothership
The evolution of
Juice was not pre-planned, rather it
emerged from the meeting of the original members (HMC,
Dames & Theo) in Adelaide's most progressive club of the
time where HMC was playing the then evolutionary sounds
of Baby Ford & the Beatmasters as well as the Chicago
house sound. This was a good few years prior to the
release debut of the debut e.p. '100% juice'.
All the members had an interest in electronic based
music which included purchasing, at odd times, various
pieces of equipment.
The first e.p.was born from wanting to put something
tangible on vinyl rather than with the purpose of starting
a label. HMC had created a track which they knew was
worth commiting to wax. It then became a mission to keep
going as the success of the record was realised.
The Secret Weapon series followed soon after and the
sound evolved. By the time of the Rotation e.p. a
distinctive Juice sound had been fully concieved. Jack
Haywire was introduced on Out of Order & became the
fourth member. His influence gave the group a new, harder
edged sound. This was balanced by the later involvement
of Paddee who had a more ambient outlook through his
prior involvement with local outfit Eugenic. This is obvious
in the differences between Secret Weapon 2 & 3, &
Satelite & the Mothership c.d.
Juice continue to evolve, propelled by the escalators of
For those not familiar with the Juice sound, it can best be described as an interpretation of the Detroit
style - techno with feeling, which Juice preach as being individual & different
for each listener. This perspective is the key to understanding the label & is
the momentum behind the revolution for change which is taking place in the
hearts & minds of many of todays & future generations. Juice act as the
mothership transporting listeners into their own surreal state through musical
interpretation. This transportation to a new style of life was the concept
behind the Mothership c.d.. The more accessible format meant that the music
could reach more people,increasing awareness & apreciation of the techno genre.
In the words of Juice;
ňour first step..... our comunication - an interaction of
telepathy. the axis of the mothership. a concentrate of fixed telepathic
communication. the journey of a wavelength. the journey beyond. beyond - the
ability to recognise. what it has been. what it is. what it will be. this is an
existant knowledge. the mothership just makes the knowledge seem more apparent.
it is the aplication if this knowledge that powers the mothership. that assists
her rotation. that defines her dimensions - a matrix from soni centrifugal
force. fusion - man+machine. the spirit of evolving technology with intentions
of futurist endevours. rotation aided by foreign interpretations -
satellites..... we are the robots translator/interpretor: ie inc.╝
This is the essence of Juice.