Live Music Preview: Junior Senior


Danish duo Junior Senior may be difficult to describe, but their message is unmistakably clear: Get on the freaking dance floor. Their debut, “D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat,” was last year’s best party album, brimming with tracks that read like cheerleading chants: “Move Your Feet,” “C’Mon,” “Dynamite,” “Shake Your Coconuts.” The toast of pop-culture intelligentsia they ain’t, but Jesper “Junior” Mortenson and Jeppe “Senior” Laursen have a knack for making booties bounce.

How do they do it? For starters, they crossbreed genres better than anyone since Beck at his “Odelay” best. Garage-rock riffs, hip-hop beats and sticky-sweet pop all clamor for your attention while a disco/funk thump threads each track into the next. Few artists can mash together the clang of T-Rex, the call-and-response of Run DMC and the pure Shibuya bubblegum of J-Pop, and still create a coherent album, but Jesper and Jeppe pull it off. And brag about it.

Read the full preview at The Japan Times Online.

Junior Senior | The Japan Times Online

About Jason A Jenkins

Writer, father and informavore, Jason likes working in, around and between Tokyo's creative forces. He is an avid fan of live music, carry-on luggage, people-watching and Taiwanese high-mountain oolong tea.
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