2016 ended on a high note for Justice fans, who were treated to the duo’s third studio album Woman in November. It was unabashedly Justice; filled with nostalgic hits of disco, funk, electro, and house, yet arranged in a way that is modern and built to endure. Furthermore, it stood out as a veritable piece of artwork among a sea of monotonous singles.
An Essential Mix and an expansive world tour later, Gaspard and Xavier have returned with a refreshed vision for Woman. They’ve re-written several of the album’s pieces whilst performing them live, and have since assembled them into a brand new live album titled Woman Worldwide. However, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill live album, in that Justice have more or less created a brand new body of work out of their re-creations.
The storied pair have marked the occasion with the debut of “D.A.N.C.E. x Fire x Safe and Sound,” a livening combination of their three album singles that have been re-imagined into a fluid, high-charged new piece of music. Its energy is truly infectious.
With each studio album that Justice has released, they’ve followed it up with a corresponding live album. The French duo put out Woman in 2016, and now they’ve returned with a fresh take on their material called Woman Worldwide. It’s named after their tour in support of the album, but it’s not actually technically a … More »
Oftentimes, we build up our most revered icons into deities — in tune with their fans, but maintaining a considerable a degree of celebrity disconnection. Its hard to imagine Daft Punk or Carl Cox surfing the comments sections or sifting through Reddit, but alas, we are sometimes reminded in humbling ways that our favorite creators are just people too. Recently, redditor and Justice fan effennekappa took to the forum to express a memorial post celebrating the lengthy life, and now tragic death of his resilient 160GB iPod. The mp3 brick, adorned with a decal of Justice’s iconic †, belonged to its owner for a decade before it succumbed to natural causes.
“I’ve spent 10 years with this 160gb monster in my pocket, it’s been with me in every single trip, journey and commute I’ve made since I was 20. Today it played its last song. Farewell, you magnificent bastard,”
lamented effennekappa in the thread’s headline.
But as the post began picking up traction online, something remarkable happened. Lo and behold, the Parisian DJs eventually hopped into the thread to pay their respects, offering to personally replace the man’s iPod. The post became one of Reddit’s top posts of the day, with the duo even mentioning they’d replace the iPod with some added new music. Could this mention of new music be Justice’s upcoming studio/live album concept? That would make for a legendary album teaser, but for now, we’re reminded that Xavier and Gaspard are a regular couple of mensches, and even when we’re not awarte of it, sometimes our favorite artists are watching us closely too.
Celebrate the life of effennekappa’s iPod by enjoying Womantoday.
Ed Banger Records artist Boston Bun is spreading his wings, singing his latest record to Big Beat. Last week he unveiled a new summertime jam, ‘Spread Love (Paddington)’ and it’s just as funky as we’d expect from the fun loving producer. In collaboration with Justice collaborator DVNO, the pair have us grooving right into the work week. Check
The excitement for Justice fans just keeps coming. In rapid fire fashion, the Parisian disco gods have delivered a vibrant new music video for “Stop,” from their 2016 studio album, Woman, followed the next day by a special live-streamed headlining performance at Google’s annual I/O conference. Now, Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé’s recent movements have culminated in the announcement of their upcoming third live album, Woman Worldwide. Each of the duo’s previous studio albums have received a coinciding live record, though a statement from Justice’s team indicates that Woman Worldwide leans a little differently. While A Cross The Universe and Access All Arenas, “purposely approximated the sound of bootlegs,” the group’s new live LP was actually designed to, “sound like a proper studio album.”
Justice have also delivered the (not-so-live) album’s tracklist, which emulates their live performance structure, blending canonized classics and modified live material from Woman. The impending new album is slated for August 24 via Justice’s longtime home imprint Ed Banger Records. View the full tracklist below.
Woman Worldwide tracklist:
1. Safe and Sound
3. Canon’ x ‘Love S.O.S.
4. Genesis’ x ‘Phantom
5. Pleasure’ x ‘Newjack’ x ‘Helix’ x ‘Civilization
6. Heavy Metal’ x ‘DVNO
8. Love S.O.S.
9. Alakazam!’ x ‘Fire
10. Waters of Nazareth’ x ‘We Are your Friends’ x ‘Phantom 2’ x ‘Alakazam!
12. Audio, Video, Disco
Bonus track: 15. D.A.N.C.E. x Fire x Safe and Sound
There’s been a steady stream of exciting news pouring out of northern California from Google’s annual I/O conference. The Google Assistant is getting a John Legend upgrade, devices are now being integrated with continued conversational abilities, but perhaps the most exciting part will be a rare live-streamed performance by Justice to close out this year’s event. Justice are expected to take the state at 8:30pm PST and their headlining slot is slated for a full 90-minute set.
The French electro dons are fresh off the release of their mind-bending new animated feature for “Stop,” from 2016’s Woman LP, which is expected to also receive a special live debut during the Ed Banger veterans’ performance. What’s more, the conference closer also includes a supporting set by Phantogram before Justice takes the stage. Ahead of a number of high-profile arena and festival appearances the summer spanning from the UK to Russia, Justice are bringing their awe-striking live show to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater for fans across the world to stream and enjoy.
Justice have shared the new music video for “Stop” from the duo’s lauded 2016 LP Woman. The new feature, animated by another French creative pairing, illustrators Mrzyk & Moricea, accents the dreamy, slow-burn disco cut with a synesthetic dose of neon that perfectly completes the song’s retro aesthetic. Scaling back the album’s psychedelic dance ballad to a leaner radio edit, the “Stop” video winds and weaves through a spacial landscape of shifting imagery, projecting some of Justice’s most iconic visual staples along with plenty of stimulating graphic symbolism.
The video comes in conjunction with more good news for Justice fans. The French electro visionaries are currently amid a packed international touring circuit in support of their most recent studio album, and they’ve just added a rare live stream event to their itinerary. Adding to their list of high-profile performances, Xavier and Gaspard have been announced as the musical headliners for this year’s Google I/O conference. The set will be live streamed on YouTube on May 9 from Shoreline Amphitheater, and will include opening support from Phantogram, as well as a live debut of the new “Stop” music video.
Austin City Limits is one massive annual event that every devout festival goer ought to check off their festival bucket list at least once. The two weekend Texas throw-down wrangles a staggering herd of talent year after year that brings the best of electronic, pop/rock, and hip-hop to Zilker Park, ACL’s host venue on the banks of the Colorado River with scenic skyline views of downtown Austin. Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the legendary Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, ODESZA, and The National.
If this group of star-studded talent doesn’t somehow tickle the ear drums, there truly is something for every musical taste this year. Also gracing the bill in 2018 is Bastille, Cold War Kids, Foster The People, and Wolfmother for the rock-minded music seekers. As the music industry’s most rapidly growing genre, rap and hip-hop is also well represented on the bill in Miguel, A$AP Ferg, T Pain, and more.
Know for their uplifting, energetic progressive house sound, Midnight Kids are quickly garnering support in the dance music scene as one of the most promising up-and-coming acts of 2018. Although they are currently an underground project, Midnight Kids has created several moving pieces, engineering a seamless production style with an unpredictable edge. Although Midnight Kids has been producing mainly euphoric progressive house tracks, their style has shifted in their latest: a remix of Justice‘s “Phantom.”
Midnight Kids’ “Phantom” remix features a darker side of the artists’ engineering capabilities. With ominous throttles of bass, an eerie, prominent melody, and unwavering layers of synth during each climax, Midnight Kids’ remix flaunts an innovative versatility that gives listeners a sound they haven’t heard before from the two producers. They set the stage for a new tone, showcasing the artists’ diverse skill in production.