This is the hottest duo since Daft Punk. Justice actually gets compared to them quite often.Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé (born 21 May 1979 in Besançon, Doubs) and Xavier de Rosnay (born 2 July 1982 in Ozoir-la-Ferrière, Seine et Marne).The duo is one of the most successful groups on Ed Banger Records and is managed by the label’s head, Pedro Winter. Pedro also manages the great duo Daft Punk. Their unique rock/electronic music sets them apart from a lot of acts out there today.Justice is known for incorporating a strong rock and indie influence into their music and image.Lots of distortion,guitars,tough sounding drums and beautiful melodies to balance it out.Their debut album † was released in June 2007 to critical acclaim. The album was later nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album and came in at number 15 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2007]and number 18 on Blender’s “25 Best Albums of 2007” list. I remember hearing this album for the fist time from a fashion designer that was into the french electronic sound when it wasn’t so popular yet in the U.S.It almost sounded like punk with electronic elements. Very exciting to hear and even more exciting to see live! Justice is the group to look out for. Check out their new fantastic video..Audio, Video, Disco!
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Justice first produced tracks together for Musclorvision’s “Hits Up To You,” a concept compilation where tracks were designed to sound like they were meant for the Eurovision song contest. The compilation included two of their songs, and a track by Augé’s alter-ego Microloisir. Justice 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. The remix resulted in the group being signed to Ed Banger (who released it) and became a hit in clubs and on the Internet. The song was re-released in 2004 on DJ Hell’s International DeeJay Gigolo Records and eventually given a commercial release in the UK in the summer of 2006 under the title “We Are Your Friends,” on Ten Records, a sub-label of Virgin Records.
After the original release of “We Are Your Friends” Justice worked on remixes for a number of French groups (Vicarious Bliss, Scenario Rock, and Gambit) as well as for larger mainstream acts such as Britney Spears, N*E*R*D, Fatboy Slim, and Daft Punk. Justice’s first solo single, “Waters of Nazareth,” was released on Ed Banger Records in September 2005 and was championed by DJs such as Erol Alkan, Tiga, 2 Many DJ’s, and Ivan Smagghe. The track was re-released in 2006 with additional remixes. The duo’s prolific remix work continued, as they turned in mixes for Franz Ferdinand, Mystery Jets, Soulwax, and Mr. Oizo.
Justice at Rock Werchter 2008
Justice won the award for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 for Justice vs. Simian – “We Are Your Friends.” Augé and de Rosnay were not present at the ceremony, and the award was accepted by label art director “So Me” and video director Jérémie Rozan.
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