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In the future, music industry conglomerates will band together to artificially engineer the definitive “perfect” band. In an almost Frankenstein-ian manner, scientists will combine the genetic material of musical greats such as M.J., Wham!, MC5, Run DMC, Stevie Wonder, The Ramones, etc., and create this ultimate moneymaking âˆšÂºber-band. Okay, okay, not really – but if such an experiment were to happen, Junior Senior would be the end product and the results may leave you shockedâ€šÃ„Â¶ in a good way.Jesper Mortensen (Junior) and Jeppe Laursen (Senior) comprise the Danish duo Junior Senior. Their debut album, D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat, is an uncompromising hodgepodge of sounds ranging from groove to garage, punk to pop, rock to rap, soul to psychedelic, and everything (I mean everything) in between. While lyrical substance is at a low, groovability is at an all-time high complete with stuttering choruses, cheesy handclaps, and club-kid energy. The twosome complement each other well singing in a tag-team way, soulful at times while robotic at others. Clocking in at just over half an hour, these two loveable Danes take you on a sonic journey through music’s greatest epochs constantly giving each other props, disclosing their sexual orientations, and most importantly, begging you to “shake your coconuts.”