Friday, August 27, 2010

SPEAKER JUNKIES @ Sunset Junction 2010

Speaker Junkies' Summer Daniels and Tekno Tom
Summer Daniels and Tekno Tom of Speaker Junkies perform at Sunset Junction 2010
photos by picksysticks


Speaker Junkies' Summer Daniels and Tekno Tom
Summer Daniels and Tekno Tom of Speaker Junkies perform at Sunset Junction 2010
photos by picksysticks

by JPegg

The first day of Sunset Junction 2010 street fair was filled with a diverse culture of music and the usual annual activities of carnival rides, carnival treats, worldly varieties of foods to eat, free promotional samples of various sorts, a unique line of nostalgia stocked stores, a few bars, alcohol spillages, lots of cops standing statue in blue, and lots of people of various ages, styles, and walks of life that is Los Angeles.

Sunset Junction 2010
Crowds braved the heat at Sunset Junction 2010.
photo by picksysticks


But the Electro Stage was the place to be for nonstop revitalization. DJs mixed the latest dance grooves that made passersby pause for a moment to notice a slowly expanding party in the street in front of speakers thumping the beats. It looked like a growing dance club under the sun. The music seemed an apparent allure to the ladies that were there to release and have fun, dancing in their summer skin outfits and swaying high their beverage of choice. It was a vibe about enjoying the moment. Body movement plugged into the sound, leaving heavy thoughts and worries curbside. Those that did not join in on the gyrating, simply watched from a distance and appeared as though they were fixated on trying to understand why they themselves could not feel the vibrant sensation these swirling bodies had to be feeling.

Across the way, a troop of acrobatic glittering ruby red outfits contorted their stunning female sexuality on a high hoop. The slow sensual scene with toes dangling six feet above ground accompanied with the fast dance beat nearly made them unbearable to watch without sweating with anticipation that there might be a fall to the pavement at any moment. Then the glitter swung down to safety and ended with big smiles, but the pulsating beat of the music continued, making it suddenly feel like a scene from a horror movie with the happy unexpected victim about to be attacked. And just as one thinks it, the announcer appeared with a knife in hand. What next? Nothing. The show was over. People walked on.

Towards the evening, the afternoon of DJs had gathered a swarming energized crowd. It was the perfect warm-up to jump start the audience into the live performance of Speaker Junkies. Bouncing on stage and hopping to the beat of her band, lead singer Summer Daniels looked like a youthful Lindsay Lohan in the days of her sunshine smile. Pure exuberance in body and voice. Along side were Rezn Tokes pounding the trance on synth, Tekno Tom jamming on keytar, and special guest drummer Chris Qualls (Electric Valentine) keeping the tempo fast and steady.

Speaker Junkies' Summer DanielsSpeaker Junkies' Summer Daniels
Speaker Junkies' Summer Daniels at Sunset Junction 2010.
photographs by picksysticks



Speaker Junkies' Summer DanielsSpeaker Junkies' Summer Daniels
Speaker Junkies' Summer Daniels at Sunset Junction 2010.
photographs by picksysticks


Speaker Junkies are junky fiends for any sound with a fast beat. They are techno, electro, hip-hop, and dance in a blended fusion to keep any gathering hyped. Their new album is out now with a load of new songs, collaborations, cover songs remixed, and guest remixes of Speaker Junkies songs. It’s a party in itself. Check out one of their new song “I Want Your Boyfriend” performed live at Sunset Junction.


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