Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay are the French duo behind the wall of
riotous dancefloor slaying sound which is the awesome JUSTICE. 2007 already
belongs to them. Their speaker shredding DJing sets have taken them across the
globe and back while they've set the benchmark for dance music in the 21st
century with the release of debut long player ‘ †' on the zeitgeist humping
The leather jacket wearing, chain smoking pair ostensibly stink of rawk
and roll. They resemble the trendier, more effeminate limb of a biker gang
rather than two ‘dance' music producers. Along with the rest of the Edbanger
gang of SebastiAn, Uffie, DJ Medhi, Mr Oizo and the tached up Busy P (aka Pedro
Winter aka Edbanger label manager aka Daft Punk boss aka coolest man on earth)
Justice have pulled the floor out from underneath electronic music into a pit
of distorted, chopped up body slamming beats and bleeps.
Emerging back in 2003 with the rework of ‘Never be Alone' by little
known indie band, Simian, the remix revealed the inherent dirty funk lying
within them and paved the way for the aural devastation to follow. ‘Waters of
Nazareth,' ‘Phantom' and the Michael Jackson dedicated ‘D.A.N.C.E' have all
shown that there is no one else out there who makes beats as hard hitting,
mashed up with melodies so sweet.
As well as their own debut ‘ †' the pair have taken time to filth up
numerous other artists. Electronic predecessors Daft Punk, Soulwax, Death from
Above 1979 and Franz Ferdinand have all been covered in aural muck, chopped up
and sonically spliced by the melodically malignant duo.
Their live show is a beast which is still growing. Surrounded by towers
of amplifiers and united by a gleaming cross the duo are dwarfed by their stage
and by the raw sound spurting forth. By the time their hedonistic computer funk
smashes into the Plug they'll have hospitalised new rave with shows at Sonar,
Field Day and Wild in the Country.
At this moment in time these guys have the world of electronics in their
hands. No one else sounds like them. Come and worship at the altar of
Justice ticket holders wanting to carry on the party will be wristbanded
and can return to the Shuffle clubnight with Adam Freeland, Boys Noize and Rene
Amesz for £5. Plug
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