Justice @ Plug, Saturday Feb 9th, Sheffield

Durr Durr Durrrrr is the refrain of ‘Waters of Nazareth,' one of the singles which best captures the massive electronics of Parisian duo, JUSTICE...

Eva Oyon

Date published: 1st Feb 2008

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 imprint, Edbanger.
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...

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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