The creation of Parisian electronic masterminds Gaspard Auge and Xavier
de Rosnay, Justice
first implanted their pogo-inducing sound in last
year's massive remix of Simian's 'Never Be Alone'. While Justice's remixing fingers have also moulded the sounds of stars
like NERD, Soulwax and Franz Ferdinand, it's their critically-lauded new album '†' which is causing the most fan-fervour.
The band's current single 'D.A.N.C.E' - looped around the Jackson 5,
chanting-child refrain of "Do the D.A.N.C.E/1 2 3 4 fight/Stick to the
B.E.A.T/Get ready to ignite" - sounds like an electro-funk Go! Team
shouting orders to the disco infantry.
The 'D.A.N.C.E' film clip follows two torsos as they charge in circles
through a dark club. As they move, their t-shirts act as projection
screens for a myriad of evolving graphic prints and patterns created by
the art director of Justice's label Ed Banger.
Following the clip's release, a number of its featured t-shirt designs
were put up for sale (Colette, Paris
) causing a feeding frenzy amongst the music-nerd
elite and the fashion frantic alike.
Justice might be the best thing to happen to French electronic music
since Daft Punk and given the buzz they are generating, expect more
monster singles in the coming months. For now though, as Justice would
say, things are 'prêt à allumer'. By Nick Christie