Forget that old egg-headed, knob-twiddling, anti-music that your older brother tried to pass off as electronica twelve years ago. Justice have most certainly put it outta their minds, and you know why? Because while academic twaddle like Mouse on Mars, Oval, or Telefon Tel Aviv might have stirred up any number of philosophical roundtables, it most certainly never got anybody laid.
Not that this French dance duo don't make a case for themselves as capable artistes on their late to market Cross. Indeed, the album is saturated with enough glitchy circuit bending and electro-bleep funk to make even the most world weary electro snob weep with joy. No, they just want to get the party started in your pants with stadium worthy decibels before they move you onto the dance floor by breaking out their own brand of dirty disco mayhem. And I don't think I have to remind you what dancing leads to now do I? No, I didn't think so. . .you filthy monkeys!
But anyway, "D.A.N.C.E.", the group's breakout single, is a pure unadulterated 12 incher of gold that has no doubt found its way into many a sweaty club DJ's playlist. It's exactly the kind of misleading grind fodder that gets you tapping along to the sing-song nursery rhyme before making you drop your lunch when it releases a massive low end funk. Like if North Korea dropped an A-bomb on Go-Team. Continue onto "Genesis" or "Stress" to keep your party a rager; just don't be too surprised when you feel the hard rock influences in epic tracks like "Waters of Nazareth." These guys are French after all, so mining the retro music dump to re-invent the old is what they do best. In fact, you could say that these Gallic goofballs have done their "Homework" (yeah, that's a terrible Daft Punk pun. So what? Wanna fight about it?)
But, feel free to judge for yourself as you "D.A.N.C.E." the night away with Justice's latest video right here...
Review by: Chris Webster
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