Juan Forte initially started out solely putting on special events showcasing the very best in underground music. They've made a name for themselves with their outlandish lineups and their unique take on design when it comes to branding & the promotion of their events. They have a resident illustrator who designs more or less all of their branding. Take a look below:
From there, they've gone from promoting music events, featuring some of the biggest names in underground music, to hosting track premieres on their youtube channel for various labels across the dubstep scene. For me, Juan Forte have approached the branding & promotional game from a completely different angle compared to lot of labels & companies. They've put time and effort into the aesthetics of the brand and it really shows. Recently they've decided to delve into the world of acetate with the labels debut wax release featuring 2 very deep cuts by the duo known as Fearless Dread.
As you can see from the artwork above, the Juan boys have really pulled out all the stops for this release. Coming from a creative background myself, I can really respect the levels of craftsmanship that's gone into this artwork. Pair that with the 2 heaters that feature on the record, and it's a guaranteed sell out.
We were given the chance to premiere the track "Double Red" by Fearless Dread, taken from [JUAN001] which you can listen too below.
PREMIERE: Fearless Dread - Double Red (JUAN001)
This one is a salute to the old school sound. Fearless Dread (made up of the producers Arkwright & Chuckman) start the production with a bleepy kind of siren, easing you up to the drop. A male vocal sample is heard faintly, then when the drop happens a bottomless sub bass whips into motion with extreme force, wobbling you back and fourth. On top of that you've got a militant drum beat with a piercing snare that slaps you every time its heard. Absolutely massive track from the duo. Make sure you have a listen below to the other track featured on the release "N4," which is equally as weighty.
This entire release is very special. It will be available to purchase on October 30 via Juan Forte's website here. Don't sleep.