Justice Release Explosive Remix of Classic Hits with ‘D.A.N.C.E.’ x ‘Fire’ x ‘Safe and Sound’
“Do the d-a-n-c-e, 1 2 3 4 5,” was an inescapable hook about a decade ago.
Since then, the live instrumentation electronic group, Justice, have struggled to create an album with an impact as powerful as their first. Despite the decline in prominent releases, they continue to have a strong presence in the festival circuit around the world.
Their upcoming LP, Justice, plans to change all that, aiming to take some of the dynamic rehashes they’ve performed live and capture that energy in a studio cut.
On the first single, the veteran French duo take some of their most memorable sound bites and mash them into a powerful frenzy.
The iconic “D.A.N.C.E.” vocal sample is placed on top of a gritty synth line to start the track, teasing the bass for about a minute before it angles into the mix smoothly. The next segment gives way to a packed-in verse, adding a familiar instrumental next to the synth. Borrowing the timeless funky organ grooves from 2016’s “Fire” to lay over the chopped up vocals from the same track is about all the mix can take, until the anthemic chorus from their hit, “Safe and Sound”, leads the track into its final victory lap.
Clocking in at 6 minutes, Justice wastes little time reminding you how much fun their music can be. It’s odd that they seem to be asking their fans to treat the upcoming release as a new LP when it’s more or less an album of preexisting songs, but if this cut is any indication of their ability to re-imagine, all doubts should be withheld.
Making a new album of re-envisioned songs inspired by their love of their live iterations is in line with Justice’s release history thus far, in which each studio album has been followed by a live recording. But, rather than repeat themselves, they have made Woman Worldwide sound like a proper studio album whereas A Cross The Universe and Access All Arenas both purposely sounded like bootlegs.
Woman Worldwide tracklisting:
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’
15.) ‘D.A.N.C.E.’ x ‘Fire’ x ‘Safe and Sound’
Justice upcoming live dates:
June 23. Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
June 24. Neuhausen ob eck, Southside Festival, Germany
June 29. Nort sur Erdre, Festival de la nuit de l’Erdre, France
July 6. Boxtel, We are Electric, Netherlands
July 8. Arras, Mainsquare, France
July 12. Madrid, Mad Cool Festival, Spain
July 14. Barcelona, Cruilla Festival, Spain
July 17. Milan, Summer Festival, Italy [with Parcels and MGMT]
July 19. Lisbon, Super Bock Super Rock, Portugal
July 22. Benicassim, FIB Benicassim, Spain
August 3. Oxfordshire, Wilderness Festival, UK
August 11. Bucarest, Summer Well Festival, Romania
August 18. Hasselt, Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium
August 24. Zurich, Zurich Openair, Switzerland
August 26. Boulogne-Billancourt, Rock en Seine, France
September 21. Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful, USA
October 6. Austin, Austin City Limits Music Festival, USA
October 13. Austin, Austin City Limits Music Festival, USA
Written by: Charlie Garside