Junior Boys

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Decades: 2000s
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Formed on the cusp of the twenty-first century, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the duo of Jeremy Greenspan (Canada) and Johnny Dark (b. Canada) combine synth-pop arpeggios with rhythms more suggestive of R&B that have led to comparisons to a succession of unlikely musical juxtapositions. Greenspan and Dark’s own stated intention had apparently been to reconcile their favourite music, specifically Dem2’s club classic ‘Baby (You’re So Sexy)’ and David Sylvian / Ryûichi Sakamoto’s 1982 hit ‘Bamboo Houses’, and this aesthetic did not notably waver when Dark was succeeded in the group by engineer Matt Didemus shortly after signing a recording contract with the KIN label. The release of the Junior Boys’ debut EP Birthday/Last Exit in late 2003 (notably featuring a rare remix from Fennesz) and the following year’s album Last Exit seemed to suggest some success in this intention, combining rhythmic invention with...

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