Juj is an LA beatsmith native with a serious case of the knuckleball. His style is much like an acquired taste. At first, it may seem like a chaotic mess with seemingly arbitrary sounds and beats that miss the mark. The reality of it all is that once you understand his style, you’ll soon begin to appreciate this difficult art form.
Slack is released on 26 September 2010.
“My cousin had been telling me for years that he had these homies who skated and made music ‘just like me’. I thought to myself, ‘yeah, who gives a fuck,’ but ended up checking out Henry from Outerspace and was blown away. The first time I met Juj I ended up being escorted off campus in the back of a cop car and woke up passed out on my cousin’s floor. We all partied that weekend and at some point he played me his beats and I knew he was on some shit. I started playing their joints out at our events, and one night got Yuk so amped on a Shlohmo track he thought was mine that I practically broke the fool’s heart when I told him it wasn’t even me. Now there’s nobody who don’t know them cats over at Wedidit, and I’m just lucky to have met these fuckers early on. Nothing makes you feel old like a group of cats who can’t get into bars that skate + make music better than you do. “
Walnut is released 08 February 2013
Walnut is Juj’s third official release after a two-year break from his sophomore album Slack. Within Walnut, you’ll hear typical Juj style. What is this said style? It’s a whole bunch of effects, off-beats, and occasional ambient moods sweeping and painting across the musical canvas. Each tune is a character of its own that ranges from droning to ambient to downtempo. Walnut is an extremely dynamic album that you should definitely not brush off. Let this album become the catalyst for you becoming a music connoisseur.