JUICE Drum and Bass began in Bend, Oregon in 2005, as a monthly event curated by Chemynne Perlingieri, motivated by the desire to bring drum and bass to the region. After continuously pushing the night and its brand spanning now 18 years, JUICE has grown to international recognition and is the longest running drum n bass night in Oregon. Moving north, JUICE continued on in Portland after 2010, hosting local, regional, and international producers focused on the deep soulful sounds of drum and bass.
The night ran Saturdays for years; then Thursdays bi-monthly 2013-18. JUICE was then monthly at The Whiskey Bar downtown until Feb of 2020, when the pandemic shut the doors of all venues. Moving our music nights to Twitch during the pandemic, JUICE currently continues to promote the genre both through regular weekly InBetween Sessions on twitch.tv/juicedrumandbass (every Tues/Thurs/Sun 7-11pm) and special last-Friday-of-the-month features; combined with presenting quarterly in-person shows in Portland at Holocene in SE PDX (which we also stream live from the club).
Growing the brand of JUICE as a staple in the Pacific Northwest music scene, JUICE has hosted some of DnB’s finest out to Oregon—including DJ Marky, Goldie, LTJ Bukem, MC Fava, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Bladerunner, Total Science, Lenzman, Big bUd, Kubiks & Lomax, ASC, Method One, Stunna, Random Movement, Artificial Intelligence, Dave Owen, T.R.A.C., MC Fava, Atlantic Connection, Utah Jazz, dBridge, OmUnit, Technimatic, Zero T, Spectrasoul, LSB & DRS, Digital, Commix, Redeyes, Command Strange, Emma G & MC Tali, Marcus Visionary, Mizeyesis, KJ Sawka, Winslow, BCee, ...the list goes on. The sound and culture of JUICE continues to be represented through livestreams on Twitch, YouTube, JUICE merchandise, and podcasts by Chemynne and JUICE residents at: soundcloud.com/juicedrumandbass.
Alongside running a design & branding business of 22 years (Mulch Design, now retired), Chemynne’s love-of-DnB-travels promoting JUICE have spanned across the coasts and the UK. While DJing has never been her directive, her mixes have been featured on local and European radio, DnBRadioBrazil, Bassdrive.com, 916Junglist Radio, RenegadeRadio.co.uk, and on Arrested Development’s online radio show Musical Safari, (don't mention logging near 1800 hours streamed) with her husband 'tbone' and guests on Twitch.
Great support and backbone to JUICE events comes from an amazing team; combined with some of the area’s finest: residents Definition Positive (DnB Radio PDX/Salem), Revival (Soul Deep Recs/Fokuz/PDX), Praderz (Deep Space Recs/UK/PDX), Subfugitive (PDX/VA), Axiom (PDX) and MC Questionmark (PDX/LA/UK). JUICE’s fantastic photographer Van Adam Davis rounds out this diverse and talented crew.
Sprouting from JUICE, BassRoutes Agency, LLC launched in late 2018 emerging from a devotion to the music and a drive to support the artists on a deeper level. BassRoutes’ mission is to provide exceptional agency service to comprehensively meet artist’s tour and promotional needs. Currently representing Command Strange (RU/UK), Redeyes (FR), BCee (UK), Winslow (MO), Atlantic Connection (US/Colombia) and most recently Seba (Sweden), BassRoutes grows gently and is dedicated full-time to representing drum and bass culture. More at bassroutes.com, @bassroutes on IG or facebook.com/bassroutes.
Immeasurable hours go into this night running IRL shows +weekly streams, creating graphics for our merch & store, events, and agency. The mission of keeping the JUICE brand rolling onward—continues. Sharing this amazing style of deep soulful drum and bass through live and online forums drives a tireless effort to keep the music relevant. Each session is a unique experience, best shared together. JUICE is proud and humbled to be a cornerstone in Oregon’s diverse electronic music scene for over 18 years. Thanks to the crew, sponsors, local & twitch communities, and the international DnB scene which continue to support this genre and lifestyle here in the Pacific Northwest—and worldwide.