Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Justice - D.A.N.C.E

Justice is a Parisian electro house duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. They first came to prominence through their 2003 remix of Simian's track "Never Be Alone," created for a Paris college radio station's remix contest. In 2006 Justice won the award for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2006, for Justice vs. Simian - "We Are Your Friends", a re-released of the previous "Never Be Alone" remix. The duo's debut album "†", released on June 2007, is nominated for the 2008 Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Short Form Music Video - "D.A.N.C.E."; Best Dance Recording (for D.A.N.C.E.)and Best Electronic/Dance Album. Justice is known for incorporating a strong rock influence into their music and image and have been compared to Daft Punk. Their main trademark is a large light-up cross that shines throughout their shows.

My opinion? The videos are astonishing, especially the "We Are Your Friends" one! The music is also fantastic because it gives Justice their own place inside the already overflowed and redundant market of techno/electro music. They have their unique style and do not fall in the temptation of commercial options.:)