Junksista - Vu d'en Face
Electro, Futurepop Before unzipping their pants and showing us their whole package once more with a full length, Junksista wanted to give us sloppy seconds to end the Bad Case of Fabulous era. This EP had seven different artists come in to remix all different songs from their previous album, and it even includes a bit of loving from Junksista themselves; they remixed one of their own songs.

First up to spin their own touch on Likeyourshoes would be the lesbiancore noted trio Pussy Cherie. A darker groove replaces the original, the chorus getting a deeper pitched tune. Techno notes play out in the latter of half of the song and swims nicely; the mixer knows how to keep the song moving with different touches every so often, and that's what kept this mix energetic.

Going for a smoother, sort of sensual and soothing touch on Don't Know Love came Ma Public Therapy, a French DJ, producer, and musician. I really liked the overall tone to the song, and Diana's original vocals sound excellent paired next to the instrumentation.

Electro-disco-punk outfit Apple Jelly provided a bit of a dance mix with All You Can Eat. While I did appreciate the original a lot more over the remix, they didn't a decent job of creating a simplistic beat coupled with a few minor electronic sounds. There was a bit of an annoying, repetitive and fast sound that appeared around the minute mark and lasted a half minute, and came back a little after the two minute mark, and followed us on our way out of the song. This would have been a lot better if it weren't for that.

Experimental in nature, Daddy Loves Machines' play with Fabulous turned out pretty well. Everything hits harder, and had wonderful, and catchy dragging synths, and a hum in the background that really struck nicely around the edges.

Junksista's remix of their own song, Life Is Unfair (And Love Is A Bitch), turned into a wonderful trance orgy. The funk elements from the original still maintain true, but the synths that accompany the mix really do wonders. A job well done.

Sexpectations got a decent treatment from Grit, and gave a nice little electro treatment to the song. It was decent, but compared to a few of the other remixes, it wasn't anything special.

One of my favorite songs from this duo, Likeyourshoes, got remixed by their label mates XMH. Hitting off harder and faster than a lot of the other remixes, I knew I was in for a treat. Keyboard riffs don't take a moment to slam out nicely, and the instrumentation was awesome. I think that the vocals were a bit slow for the pairing, but they worked well enough and did not provide a single ounce of dissatisfaction.

The last remix was of All You Can Eat by KPT was perhaps the most interesting. Starting off with little to no electronics, it wasn't until around the one minute mark that more sounds broke through, and took another twenty seconds for the bass to start rolling on in. The final third of the song brought in a bit more noise, and celebrated their unique touch. Different and satisfying, but not the greatest.

And, that ends the remix EP. I've nothing terrible to say about this EP, but I do have some good to preach. For fans of Junksista, I can assure you they've selected a couple of really good acts to come aboard and rework their songs. From sensational, almost romantic vibes that fit right in with their all too sexy tone, to fast paced, rapid and harsh electronics serving as a dominatrix to the overall groove, this was a pretty decent EP. And, now that this era is over, I can only imagine what dirty minded shenanigans these guys have in store for their next full length release.
4
Brutal Resonance

Junksista - Vu d'en Face

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Alfa-Matrix
Before unzipping their pants and showing us their whole package once more with a full length, Junksista wanted to give us sloppy seconds to end the Bad Case of Fabulous era. This EP had seven different artists come in to remix all different songs from their previous album, and it even includes a bit of loving from Junksista themselves; they remixed one of their own songs.

First up to spin their own touch on Likeyourshoes would be the lesbiancore noted trio Pussy Cherie. A darker groove replaces the original, the chorus getting a deeper pitched tune. Techno notes play out in the latter of half of the song and swims nicely; the mixer knows how to keep the song moving with different touches every so often, and that's what kept this mix energetic.

Going for a smoother, sort of sensual and soothing touch on Don't Know Love came Ma Public Therapy, a French DJ, producer, and musician. I really liked the overall tone to the song, and Diana's original vocals sound excellent paired next to the instrumentation.

Electro-disco-punk outfit Apple Jelly provided a bit of a dance mix with All You Can Eat. While I did appreciate the original a lot more over the remix, they didn't a decent job of creating a simplistic beat coupled with a few minor electronic sounds. There was a bit of an annoying, repetitive and fast sound that appeared around the minute mark and lasted a half minute, and came back a little after the two minute mark, and followed us on our way out of the song. This would have been a lot better if it weren't for that.

Experimental in nature, Daddy Loves Machines' play with Fabulous turned out pretty well. Everything hits harder, and had wonderful, and catchy dragging synths, and a hum in the background that really struck nicely around the edges.

Junksista's remix of their own song, Life Is Unfair (And Love Is A Bitch), turned into a wonderful trance orgy. The funk elements from the original still maintain true, but the synths that accompany the mix really do wonders. A job well done.

Sexpectations got a decent treatment from Grit, and gave a nice little electro treatment to the song. It was decent, but compared to a few of the other remixes, it wasn't anything special.

One of my favorite songs from this duo, Likeyourshoes, got remixed by their label mates XMH. Hitting off harder and faster than a lot of the other remixes, I knew I was in for a treat. Keyboard riffs don't take a moment to slam out nicely, and the instrumentation was awesome. I think that the vocals were a bit slow for the pairing, but they worked well enough and did not provide a single ounce of dissatisfaction.

The last remix was of All You Can Eat by KPT was perhaps the most interesting. Starting off with little to no electronics, it wasn't until around the one minute mark that more sounds broke through, and took another twenty seconds for the bass to start rolling on in. The final third of the song brought in a bit more noise, and celebrated their unique touch. Different and satisfying, but not the greatest.

And, that ends the remix EP. I've nothing terrible to say about this EP, but I do have some good to preach. For fans of Junksista, I can assure you they've selected a couple of really good acts to come aboard and rework their songs. From sensational, almost romantic vibes that fit right in with their all too sexy tone, to fast paced, rapid and harsh electronics serving as a dominatrix to the overall groove, this was a pretty decent EP. And, now that this era is over, I can only imagine what dirty minded shenanigans these guys have in store for their next full length release. Aug 16 2014

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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