As a duo, Junkilla have fought years to get to the point they are now. They believe that through continued perseverance they will fulfill their vision. This vision is simple: become Korea’s first world touring household electronic act by delivering fantastic music and an energetic live performance that will blow the audience away.
Junkilla is able to tap into the core electronic music fans. In addition, their high interest in gaming also places them well in the community of gamers, and the established culture of e-sports in South Korea. Finally, their new musical direction, as well as the support of the fanatic gamers and EDM fans, brings the opportunity of branching out into a wider, more mainstream audience.
We had the chance to sit down with the guys for an exclusive interview! Enjoy it!
- You guys are one of the best EDM rising duo in Asia! How did everything started?
We became close friends since we started off as underground DJs in Itaewon. As DJs, we've been doing underground, maniac genres of music and one day, we decided to work as a duo to experience a bigger world. Thanks to Sony Music Korea, we started producing bright and uplifting tracks that more audiences can enjoy. This EP "Surge" expresses emotions as human beings such as love or loneliness.
- In which country do you prefer to perform most?
We would love to perform in China because we've never been there. Also we've been hearing from other DJs how Chinese festival or club scene built up a high-quality production in such short period of time. Our single tracks "Without You" and "Daydream" are getting positive feedbacks and huge numbers of streaming on DSPs in China. We would love to perform in China within this year and meet up with our fans to show our energy on stage.
- Can you name 5 "must play" songs from your live set?
- Which artists influenced you the most?
We listen to so many musicians on a daily basis and recently, we have been inspired to artists such as Sevdaliza, Majid Jordan, Lada Del ray, Poter Robinson, Gramatik, etc. Too many artists that inspired us as a producer that we cannot choose one specific musician.
- What's your plan for the next future?
Many new singles and VIP mixes are waiting in my laptop eager to be released and we still are producing more tracks, remixes and collaborations with other artists. This year is going to be a challenge to ourselves to try out many genres and styles that we've never done before. We also will be making Bass music consistently and are trying to create more Junkilla-ish signature sounds and styles. Tour-wise, we would love to meet up more fans abroad by having a Asia tour or maybe world tour in the future.
- Leave a message for your fans in Asia!
Hello fans in Asia. Thank you for listening and supporting our music and our story within this music. We will work harder to get to you with strong belief in our music style and good but creative music as well. Stay tuned for more of our music and hope to see you guys soon! We WILL come to your country shortly!
@2018 DJ Mag Asean