South Korean producer/DJ duo, Junkilla have unveiled their latest single, ‘Without You' and today it makes its way to Asian Pop Radio's 24/7 radio stream. Junkilla were formed by best friends DJ Baryonyx and DJ Swallow. Based in Seoul, Junkilla is not confined by genres, and has produced everything from trap, drum and bass to dubstep and pop music since arriving on the scene in 2016.
As a duo, Junkilla have fought and persevered for years to reach the point where they are now, and they are more driven than ever to fulfill their vision: become Korea’s first world touring household electronic act by delivering fantastic music and an energetic live performance that will blow the audience away.
The two artists were also chosen to be music directors for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, which took place in South Korea eariler this month. DJ Baryonyx took charge of playing music for speed skating games, while DJ Swallow played music for free style ski games.
Junkilla has headlined many local festivals including Global Gathering Korea, World DJ Festival and Ultra Korea, and performed overseas at events such as Ultra Bali Countdown Party and Ultra Japan. They are planning to expand their horizons even further in 2018, as they prepare to bring their high-octane performances to cities all around the world.
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DJ Baryonyx (29) has an unmatched creative vision that attracts attention from his peers all over the world. Riding on the potential of placing Junkilla at the very top of the Korean electronic scene, he has a clear idea of how the duo should position themselves visually and experientially, allowing them to connect with their fans in the best possible manner.
While DJ Baryonyx has the creative mindset, DJ Swallow (30) brings his unrivalled technical and musical know-how to Junkilla. He is an extremely positive and creative individual who delivers technical production experience. His interest and expertise in sound design will push the boundaries of Junkilla in order to take them to the next level.
Featuring a future-bass instrumental and sensual vocals from American R&B artist, TONYB, ‘Without You’ is the first single from Junkilla, painting a picture of the emptiness and loneliness following a breakup. The track marks a fresh change in direction for Junkilla, who up until now were known for their bombastic, trap-heavy beats. Junkilla expressed the following during the making of ‘Without You’,
“It was raining when we started making ‘Without You’. We were eating Haribo jellies in our studio and we suddenly came up with a random thought of Haribo jellies falling from the sky like rain. Then we immediately started creating a track. The initial title of the track was ‘Haribo Rain’. When we got the vocal guide for the track, we thought the lyrics about missing someone will go pretty well with the track, so we altered the composition so that the music sounds more sentimental.”
Along with the release of the single, a mysterious and dreamscape lyric video, produced by prominent Korean graphic and video producer COSMICKEY is also available.