The Junkies - The Junkies – Just Can’t Try
On June 7th, The Junkies celebrate their debut EP, “Just Can’t Try” on Blu Music. The EP will feature both the dark, heavy-hitiing original track, as well as an up-beat, techy remix courtesy of Denver-based DJ/Producer Jaceo. For well over a decade, the Toronto born duo have been making music that packs the dance floors of clubs around the world, with their distinct bass-heavy and groove-infused techno sound. “Just Can’t Try” proves once again that The Junkies remain exceptional and relevant Producers among techno’s giants!
“Just Can’t Try (Original Mix)” – starting off with a heavy, distorted and low-slung bass line, “Just Can’t Try” possesses all the signature sounds of a Junkies’ track. The deep, lackadaisical bass is offset with a series of high claps, creating an instantaneously gratifying rhythm. Without any hesitation, we are hit with another low, pummelling bass note that pulls us further into the depths of this addictive track. An eerie piano progression makes its way to the forefront, as the yearning cry of a woman’s voice echoes out “I just can’t try.” Around the 4:20 mark, the track’s layers begin to peel back, leaving us with nothing but the whirlwind of a cry and build-up of white noise. Just as you are about to come to, we’re hit by the punchy bass line once more.
“Just Can’t Try (Jaceo Remix)” – Jaceo’s remix begins with high, crisp claps, giving this version a lighter, techy feel. Distorted effects build into a winding rhythm, before we are hit with a low, resounding bass note that dictates the rest of the track’s entirety. A groovy bass line carries us forward, as quirky, industrial effects are layered upon each other. The familiar voice, taken from the original track calls out to us in a muffled tone. Jaceo’s version maintains the original’s dark, ominous tone but adds an overall bounce, which gives this remix a hefty dose of groove.
Friday, June 12 – The Red Lounge, White Plains, United States
Sunday, June 14 – Avenue Beach Club, New Jersey, United States
Friday, June 19 – ExOz, Santiago, Chile
Monday, August 15 – Electric Island, Toronto Island, Toronto, Canada