Junksista – Promiscuous Tendencies

Junksista - Promiscuous TendenciesAlbum Facts

Release: February 9th, 2018
Label: Alfa Matrix
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Hooked from the beginning

Promiscuous Tendencies, the third stu­dio album by the German duo Junksista, which is com­prised of Diana S. and Boog. This is my first time really dig­ging into this band, and I have to admit, I'm hooked. This album has everything, catchy beats, sing along chor­uses, and an anthem feel to most of the songs that keep them stuck in your head for days. Promiscuous Tendencies is big, bold, and unfor­get­table.

The album begins strong with 'Monday.' The per­fect song to start off both a kick ass album and a long work week. It has driv­ing syn­thes­izer beats, a sing along chor­us, and cath­artic lyr­ics that you need to shout right before you drink your first cof­fee. Say it with me:

Oh Monday, every­body hates you, fuck­ing Monday
Lyric line in 'Monday' by Junksista

Dance and grit

'Control' hits your ears next with anoth­er mov­ing dance beat. Some of the lyr­ics really res­on­ate with me, "be on top of the situ­ation, deal with life suc­cess­fully, weak­ness leads to frus­tra­tion, chaos is the enemy" (lyr­ic line from 'Control' by Junksista).  It's a motiv­a­tion­al fol­low up to the rous­ing open­er, get­ting you pre­pared for what is to come.

The tempo slows down with 'Fuck for Love,' which has a crawl­ing feel­ing to it. Halfway through, the gui­tar kicks in mak­ing it feel dark­er and grit­ti­er, and giv­ing it an Electrorock feel.

Next up is 'Monster' The driv­ing dance beats are back with Daft Punk-esque syn­thes­izers and pro­voc­at­ive lyr­ics. LayZee (Mr. President) lends his voice to the song as the eponym­ous mon­ster, giv­ing the song some extra groove.

Similarly, 'Away with the Fairies' keeps the dance party going, anoth­er beat that is impossible not to move to, gui­tar inter­woven with syn­thes­izer, and more of Diana's unique, sul­try vocal stylings.

Darkness creeps in

Junksista promo picture 2018
Junksista (Promo pic­ture 2018)

'Love Makes People Stupid' has a dark­er vibe, a club song that sticks with you. It has a dynam­ic pace and shows off a little more of Diana's vocal range than you nor­mally hear in Junksista songs.

This trans­itions well into 'Freak at Heart' which is a mel­an­choly song talk­ing about the prob­lems of hid­ing your freak heart from the world and embra­cing your inner weird­ness. The vocals are beau­ti­fully inter­twined, you'll dance out your sadness.

Ice and fire

The next song on the album is a bit of a depar­ture from the rest of the album. 'Ice Cream' is a piece drip­ping with double entendre and euphem­isms. It's just a fun catchy tune.

'Burn Your Fucking House Down' is prob­ably my favor­ite on the record. It's creepy, dark, and has a crawl­ing, seduct­ive tempo remin­is­cent of dark 80s style synths. The lyr­ics are both empower­ing and psychotic.

You fucked around with the good girl, now you've got the bitch
Lyric line in 'Burn Your Fucking House Down' by Junksista

The dark atmo­sphere turns around with the next track, 'Bitch This is My Party'. It is an up-tempo dance song that should really be on any host's playl­ist for the per­fect party. You'll find your­self mov­ing to it even if you're alone, trust me.

Anthems and atmosphere that keep you coming back

Rounding out the album is 'Celebration Fornication' and 'Silence.' The former is a rous­ing anthem for all the per­verts out there. It's in the same vein as the oth­er songs on the album, and has all the hall­marks of a Junksista tune.

'Celebration Fornication' is pro­voc­at­ive with driv­ing synth beats. This is meant to be played on a sweaty club dance floor.

'Silence' is an eth­er­e­al song. It's dark and mel­low with over­lay­ing vocals. It is the per­fect track to end the album on, it leaves you want­ing more.


Promiscuous Tendencies is a fun album. It has everything you want in dirty Synth Pop, songs to dance to with pro­voc­at­ive lyr­ics, bois­ter­ous syn­thes­izers, and a dark aura that's ready to come and take you away to a world inhab­ited by party­ing fair­ies and monsters.

By the way, this album also made it into our art­icle ‘The best Synth Pop and genre-related albums 2018‘. Read now.

Track By Track Rating

Junksista - Promiscuous Tendencies
Junksista – Promiscuous Tendencies
Fuck For Love
Away With The Fairies
Love Makes People Stupid
Freak At Heart
Ice Cream
Burn Your Fucking House Down
Bitch This Is My Party
Celebration Fornication
Burn Your Fucking House Down
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