Justice has been quite influential over here at The French Shuffle, and we’d have to say (as a whole), they’ve taught the music world quite a few lessons! Let’s take a look back at what the French electronic music duo has done for us since their rise to fame in 2007:
1. Do the D.A.N.C.E. Justice is so amazing at bridging the gap between disco, rock, electro, and funk, inducing madness on dance floors all over the world. Though the Audio Video Disco album takes a different course, the French electro duo still continues to keep our feet moving and our heads bumping. We’re more than excited to hear what their third album will sound like!
2. Music never vanishes – it can always be reborn. Justice took this idea to a new level, resampling hundreds of tracks from many different genres. From 50 Cent’s clap from In Da Club to Claudio Simonetti, Massimo Morante, and Fabio Pignatelli’s synth lead in Tenebrae to Booka’s vocal in Mutoto, the Parisians not only managed to refashion different sounds, but also, they paved the way for a new genre: french electro!
3. Music brings people together. The energy that emanates from Mr. Rosnay and Mr. Augé is phenomenal – it’s an “organic energy” as Pitchfork calls it. If you’ve ever experienced one of Justice’s live shows, whether it was during the Cross era, Audio Video Disco era, or now, you’d feel right at home. The euphoria from the music, crowd, and spirit of the show is sensational!
4. Don’t try to fit in with the crowd. With Justice’s punk rock meets dance music look and attitude, what else is there to say? Well, delve deeper and compare the Frenchmen’s premier and sophomore albums. Cross was made to D.A.N.C.E to in club settings, while Audio Video Disco took a progressive rock route. The latter album received a lot of criticism around the world for the change in sound, but that’s one of the things we love about the Parisian group – they stay true to themselves, unfazed by other’s expectations.
So, what has Justice done for you?