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COLD BLOODED

Yesterday, my friends Cold Blooded put up a song online from their debut demo “Protect Your Neck – Part Three”.

The track features guest vocals from Steal Your Crown‘s frontman Diogo, and finishes with some ragga flow!
Pretty fresh stuff, different from everything Portuguese hardcore bands are doing right now, and judging by the 300 plays the song got in less than 24H, I’m guessing the public is feeling it too!

I’ll be touring with them this weekend in Braga and Vigo, doing some roadie/merch guy/ Juicy promoter work, but for all you southern Portuguese fellas, don’t miss out on them on July 17th in Lisbon!

COLD BLOODED MYSPACE

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Da Mystery of Chessboxin’

“The game of chess is like a sword fight. You must think first, before you move.”

Today I woke up feeling like hearing this song on repeat. Everyone brings their A game on this track, but Ghost steals it all with his attacking style.

Juicy is doing good, the first release is coming out this week, lots of work but it feels good to do something you love.

Trivia #02

Both RZA and GZA are vegetarians.

Last trivia post people asked for proofs, well this time I bring you proof right here:

“We not only capturing a song, we capturing a moment, that’s a moment in History, and that’s what songs used to be.”

I’d pay really good money to see the 36 Chambers show, unfortunately not as much as required to go down to the US of A. Anyway the video speaks for itself and delivers good knowledge ’bout the Wu.

Airplanes

More pop than hip-hop actually, and too much similarities  with Lupe Fiasco, but still very nice.
Paramore is is also nice, don’t hate on the girl just cause she got her boobs on twitter ahah.

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JR #01: NEVER FAIL & PxHxT – Split 7″

Two different bands, the same record, 6 new tracks.

There was no better way to officialy start a record label intended to have no barriers, than with a record that mixes styles, sonorities and messages. NEVER FAIL and PxHxT prove in this record that what matters the most is people, leaving differences on the background and uniting themselves with Juicy to release a threesome record, but with a single idea. Crossover baby.

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Over

Festroia is over.

In these 10 days I got to hang out with lots of friends that I now almost only see in the festival, I had a full working birthday, I’ve lost weight, I’ve slept about 4/5 hours a day, but most of all, I feel like once again I did my job like no one else could do.

I feel tired but also very prideful.
This year I was really surprised for having so many people coming up to me and complimenting my job, not only people from the audience but guests from the festival…actors, directors…even other film festival directors were astonished with my translation skills and my easygoing attitude on stage, they could tell the difference in what I did, the ambition and the professionalism, even without a shirt and a tie, and that is probably the best reward I can ever get for all the stress.

Drake’s song is not really new, but it kinda reflects my state of mind today…sometimes I don’t know what am I doing, but I guess that, for better or worse, I’ll always do me.

LOVE LET ME GO

There is only one way to listen to this record properly: wait for a rainy day and sit in a dark room, lights out. Turn the volume as high as your machine can go.

Many have called this band the European hardcore hype of the year, and judging by the general response to the record I’d say this is probably true…but what do I give a fuck. More Than Life first caught my attention with the Brave Enough to Fail EP, which quickly became one of the most played discs on my collection, and with this brand new LP they accomplished the not so easy task to grab my attention again, to the point that I now hear this record at least once a week, for several weeks now.

Love Let Me Go follows the line of their previous release, not only in the simple/minimalist/duotone artwork, but also in terms of intensity. Grey is the colour, both graphically and lyrically, and in this album we find more melody and “crying” choruses than ever.
This is melodic hardcore on its highest exponential, taking references of the past and adding that ne sais quoi to the mix. This album sounds like everything it should be: mature, with more straight-forward tracks, leaving the more indie/ambiental multi-layered guitar riffs to fill in specific moments in specific tracks, which are cleverly  distributed along the record.

Have in mind that is not a Summer record, these are the blues from the Grey Island where the sun is always shy. This is Winter and cold grabbing onto our greatest fears. Love Let Me has only 3 main topics: love failure, death and the absence of light.

This record will depress you, make you think about everything you fucked up on your personal life…this is music to bring back old feelings. But that’s what carves it so deep in the soul. Like Brave Enough to Fail, you can relate it with specific moments in your life, like a soundtrack to memories wrapped in pain.

“Nothing will bring me back to life, the reapers grip so tight”.

Curiosities:

The track “Blue Eyes Black Eyed” has no lyrics on the LP…lack of space or artistic choice?
The photography on the album is from Allan Barnes, who has a nice portfolio.

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