Monday, January 7, 2008

D.A.N.C.E.

This one probably won't be a surprise to all of you music fans out there - an excellent desert from French electro house band called Justice. Nevertheless their music and image is influenced by rock although it does sound a lot like electro-pop with fine beats. You can find them on MySpace and see if you can resist their cool retro look (with just a touch of that Village People feeling) :)

The duo has not only good taste in music but also quite a fetish on kitch, having a light-up cross as a substantial part of their shows. Yes we've seen crosses with Depeche mode, Rammstein and many others too. Apparently they're always fashionable. Still, their debut album Cross was marked as one of "Best 25 album of 2007" by the Blender Magazine. It is also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album for the upcoming 50th Grammy Awards. Here is what some of the magazines had to say about the album:

The Onion (A.V. Club)
"An engaging study in contrasts and a killer party record."

Playlouder
"They've totally nailed it."

The Guardian
"The grooves are gnarly and congested, the synth riffs are distorted howls and the samples are torn from Devo and horror-soundtracking prog-rockers Goblin."

Intrigued? Well, this song is supposedly dedicated to Michael Jackson but don't let that stop you from enjoying it ;)

Justice: D.A.N.C.E.

3 comments:

d-mashina said...

Great music! Your post reminded me that I have to download their album.

Truefaith1963 said...

Good fun disco. Nothing says "POP" more than a big, light-up cross - never did Madonna any harm.
I still can't get over the brilliance that is Arcade Fire

Cherry said...

D-mashina - indeed you should =)

justin - how could I ever forget Madonna and her fixation on cross. I must agree with you on Arcade Fire, they're quite lovely.