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Sunday, January 22, 2006
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French week continues (with continental vengenge), and today we're looking at Justice, Parisian DJs turned remixers, turned band, turned hype. Their rep started with this track, which finally fufills De Gaulle's fifties dream: a devastating weapon of mass destruction that ensures French power in international relations. That's a convoluted description, but it's better than "Dude, this song is good, dude!"

Justice Vs. Simian- Never Be Alone


After this they did remixes for Soulwax, Fatboy Slim, Death From Above 1979, N.E.R.D., Britney Spears and Daft Punk (which, give DP's influence on Justice, must have been like that scene in Back to the Future where Marty McFly's mom unknowingly hits on her own son). Their latest is a remix of Franz Ferdinand's "The Fallen," which takes clips from Alex Kapranos's vocals and scrambles them into flirtatious nonsense. Just as Uffie's raps aren't particularly about old school lyrical skill, Justice doesn't ponder the meaning of Franz's dance-ode to rebellion. Instead, the remix concentrates on wordlessly evoking the tone, style and attitude of the original, which is probably what the club kids were interested in anyway.

Here's another song that's sorta in the same vein as "Never Be Alone" (Justice beats with rock dude screams), but that's just the formula that works for me.

Scenario Rock- Skitzo Dancer (Justice Mix)

Justice just signed a US Distribution deal with Vice Records, the record label with a 51% controlling share of the word "hipster." Vice will be releasing the three-track instrumental "Waters of Nazereth" EP. The tracks hit pretty hard, but without the vocals, they sorta feels like a pre-mash-ups .

Like Uffie, Justice are signed domestically to Ed Banger Records. The label seems to be an outgrowth of Headbangers Entertainment, which represents scene godfathers Daft Punk and Cassius, as well as hot merde DJ Cosmo Vitelli. A artist named So_Me does all of the Ed Bangers artwork, which is cool, but has an underscore in his name, which isn't really cool. If you want more info, learn the language of love and go to Arcade Mode.
 
Comments:
French week, indeed. Seems like we've all caught the fever one way or another. Good show. :)
 
I don't know what I like best about Ed Bangers, the crazy French Dizko beatz or the insane artwork!
 
Dude, Justice is good, dude! Seriously, though, this post read my mind; I was just looking for more Justice yesterday.
 
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