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OriginJustice (band)_header_cell_0_2_0 Paris, FranceJustice (band)_cell_0_2_1
GenresJustice (band)_header_cell_0_3_0 Justice (band)_cell_0_3_1
Years activeJustice (band)_header_cell_0_4_0 2003–presentJustice (band)_cell_0_4_1
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WebsiteJustice (band)_header_cell_0_7_0 Justice (band)_cell_0_7_1
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Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. Justice (band)_sentence_0

The duo's label is Ed Banger Records, managed by Pedro Winter. Justice (band)_sentence_1

Justice is known for incorporating a strong rock influence into their music and image. Justice (band)_sentence_2

The band's debut album Cross was released in June 2007 to critical acclaim. Justice (band)_sentence_3

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. Justice (band)_sentence_4

It was nominated for the 2007 Shortlist Prize, losing out to The Reminder by Feist. Justice (band)_sentence_5

The band's remix of the MGMT song "Electric Feel" won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 2009. Justice (band)_sentence_6

In September 2009, it was announced that Justice would be moving to WMG/Atlantic's newly relaunched Elektra Records label. Justice (band)_sentence_7

The band reportedly started to work on its second album in mid-2010. Justice (band)_sentence_8

The first single entitled "Civilization" was released on 28 March 2011. Justice (band)_sentence_9

The band released its second album, Audio, Video, Disco, on 24 October 2011. Justice (band)_sentence_10

This was followed by the live album on 7 May 2013, titled Access All Arenas. Justice (band)_sentence_11

Justice announced their third album, Woman, through their Facebook page, and it was released on 18 November 2016. Justice (band)_sentence_12

History Justice (band)_section_0

Early works, remixes, and Ed Banger (2003–06) Justice (band)_section_1

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. Justice (band)_sentence_13

The compilation included two of their songs, and a track by Augé's alter-ego Microloisir. Justice (band)_sentence_14

Justice first came to prominence through its 2003 remix of Simian's track "Never Be Alone", created for a Paris college radio station's remix contest. Justice (band)_sentence_15

The remix resulted in the group being signed to Ed Banger (who released it) and became a hit in clubs and on the Internet. Justice (band)_sentence_16

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. Justice (band)_sentence_17

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 (band)_sentence_18

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, Eddy Temple-Morris, Tiga, 2 Many DJ's, and Ivan Smagghe. Justice (band)_sentence_19

The track was re-released in 2006 with additional remixes. Justice (band)_sentence_20

The duo's prolific remix work continued, as it turned in mixes for Franz Ferdinand, Mystery Jets, Soulwax, and Mr. Justice (band)_sentence_21 Oizo. Justice (band)_sentence_22

Justice won the award for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 for Justice vs. Justice (band)_sentence_23

Simian – "We Are Your Friends". Justice (band)_sentence_24

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. Justice (band)_sentence_25

Cross, rise to fame (2007–2010) Justice (band)_section_2

Justice's debut album, titled Cross, was released on Ed Banger Records on 11 June 2007. Justice (band)_sentence_26

The album was released in the United States on Downtown/Ed Banger. Justice (band)_sentence_27

The album was preceded by the D.A.N.C.E. Justice (band)_sentence_28

EP, released on 28 May 2007, which featured the tracks "Phantom" and the band's own remix of "D.A.N.C.E. Justice (band)_sentence_29

", titled "B.E.A.T". Justice (band)_sentence_30

"D.A.N.C.E." Justice (band)_sentence_31

was nominated for "Video of the Year" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. Justice (band)_sentence_32

On 1 November, Justice received the "Video Star" award at the European Music Awards in Munich and was named the Best French Act of the Year. Justice (band)_sentence_33

Justice was chosen to do a mix for the Fabriclive series in 2008, but Fabric rejected it. Justice (band)_sentence_34

De Rosnay said that, "[T]hey weren't ready for something like this." Justice (band)_sentence_35

Now titled "Justice Xmas Mix", the mix is available on the Internet. Justice (band)_sentence_36

Justice appeared as a Live PA at the 2007 Parklife and festivals around Australia, the 2008 Coachella festival; the 2007 and 2008 Sónar festival in Barcelona; Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan; the Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, Sweden; the Oxegen festival in Kildare, Ireland; the T in the Park festival in Kinross, Scotland; the Reading and Leeds Festivals in England; the Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix, France; the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark; Pukkelpop in Belgium, at the "I LOVE TECHNO" festival in Ghent, Belgium; Dour Festival in Belgium; Rock Werchter in Belgium; the Lowlands festival and the Pinkpop festival in The Netherlands; at Tennents Vital in the Radio One Tent in Belfast; at the Phoenix Park Marquee in Dublin; and at the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim in Spain. Justice (band)_sentence_37

Justice was nominated for Best Dance Recording (for "D.A.N.C.E.") Justice (band)_sentence_38

and Best Electronic/Dance Album (for Cross) at the 50th Grammy Awards. Justice (band)_sentence_39

Justice released their music video for "Stress" on 1 May 2008. Justice (band)_sentence_40

The clip features a group of youths committing acts of vandalism and harassment, wearing jackets bearing the Justice cross on the back. Justice (band)_sentence_41

Accused in some quarters of racism for its stereotypical depiction of youths of African descent (both black and North African) from Paris' socially deprived banlieues (outer suburbs), others saw the video as a critique of the portrayal of blacks in the French media. Justice (band)_sentence_42

Speaking in an interview with The Quietus website, Augé said, "We were expecting some fuss obviously, but definitely not on those topics... Justice (band)_sentence_43

If people see racism in the video, it's definitely because they might have a problem with racism; because they only see black people beating up white people, which is not what happens." Justice (band)_sentence_44

In an interview for Dummy in 2005, Justice said that it wanted a strong concept for each record it put out, and with this one, the duo wanted to keep people guessing. Justice (band)_sentence_45

Asked in an interview whether their cross-based themes had received any negative feedback, De Rosnay said, "Eighty percent of France is Christian. Justice (band)_sentence_46

My Dad was a bit uncertain and thought it was bad taste, but I was like, This is what I want to do Dad. Justice (band)_sentence_47

It's odd because in America we have received support from Christian groups thanking us for spreading the word. Justice (band)_sentence_48

We do not invert the cross and I suppose they think we look like nice guys so there has not been a problem." Justice (band)_sentence_49

On 1 June 2008, The Sun announced that Justice was chosen by Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to produce the band's follow up to Stadium Arcadium, but this was quickly corrected by Ed Banger manager Pedro Winter, as Anthony Kiedis had only stated he was a fan of Justice, not preparing for a collaboration. Justice (band)_sentence_50

In July 2008, Justice was revealed to have done a mix for the Dior Homme Summer 2009 Fashion Show, much like Daft Punk did for Louis Vuitton in 2007. Justice (band)_sentence_51

The track, now known as Planisphère, was released in four parts on the band's MySpace page. Justice (band)_sentence_52

On 25 August 2008, the band announced via MySpace that its next major release would be a DVD documentary/concert film titled A Cross the Universe. Justice (band)_sentence_53

The announcement was also tied in with an invitation for fans to email photos, images, and artwork to an address so that the received photos could be compiled for use as artwork for the release. Justice (band)_sentence_54

An iconic scene in A Cross The Universe happens in Las Vegas where, as a homage to US hard rock singer Axl Rose, Gaspard marries a groupie whom he had met three hours previously. Justice (band)_sentence_55

During a DJ tour for the release of A Cross the Universe in November 2008, controversy arose when a photograph of Augé DJing with an unplugged Akai MPD24 surfaced. Justice (band)_sentence_56

The photograph sparked accusations that Justice's live sets were faked. Justice (band)_sentence_57

Augé has since said that the equipment was unplugged very briefly before being reattached and the band put a three-photo set of the incident on their MySpace page. Justice (band)_sentence_58

Justice played 2009 New Year's Eve in Chicago at the Congress Theater to a crowd of well over 4,000. Justice (band)_sentence_59

Augé was seen later that night at an after-party thrown in honor of the band featuring various local DJs, artists, and photographers. Justice (band)_sentence_60

In January 2009, French group Birdy Nam Nam released its album "Manual for Successful Rioting", for which Justice produced the last song on the album, "The Parachute Ending". Justice (band)_sentence_61

The band's remix of MGMT's "Electric Feel" won a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 2009. Justice (band)_sentence_62

In the November 2009 issue of Mixmag, Justice stated that it would be working on the soundtrack for Mr. Oizo's upcoming film, Rubber, saying they had to "finish working on the soundtrack for Mr. Oizo's new film before we start recording for the new album." Justice (band)_sentence_63

In April 2009, the music website Stereogum hosted a remix by the duo of U2's song "Get on Your Boots", the lead single from the band's most recent album No Line on the Horizon. Justice (band)_sentence_64

Their remix of Lenny Kravitz's song "Let Love Rule" was also featured on Kanye West's blog. Justice (band)_sentence_65

Also in April 2009 at the Coachella Valley Music Festival, Augé was seen at the "Dome" with Busy P, DJ Mehdi, and Daft Punk. Justice (band)_sentence_66

They played at the 2009 Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, as well as at the HARD Haunted Mansion in LA over the Halloween weekend. Justice (band)_sentence_67

Audio, Video, Disco (2011–14) Justice (band)_section_3

On 14 March 2011, the duo announced via its Facebook page plans to release a new single entitled "Civilization" on 4 April. Justice (band)_sentence_68

It was released on Ed Banger and Because Records and was the first single off of its sophomore LP. Justice (band)_sentence_69

The song has also been featured as the soundtrack to a new Adidas campaign spearheaded by French director Romain Gavras, with whom Justice has worked in the past. Justice (band)_sentence_70

On 28 March 2011, the Justice single, "Civilization" was released as a one-week iTunes exclusive, in full, as a premier for the release of the single on 4 April. Justice (band)_sentence_71

On 27 May, the duo released the official music video for the single on YouTube. Justice (band)_sentence_72

The video relies heavily on CGI and illustrates a world in which famous monuments (such as the Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro) are destroyed as gravity appears to be reversed. Justice (band)_sentence_73

The storyline is of a herd of bison running from the falling ruins. Justice (band)_sentence_74

In August 2011, the band announced that its sophomore record, Audio, Video, Disco, would be released 24 October 2011. Justice (band)_sentence_75

In an interview with French magazine Tsugi, the duo disclosed the 11 song track list of the album, and described it as "a progressive rock record, played by guys that don't know how to play". Justice (band)_sentence_76

Around this time label owner and manager Busy P played unreleased material from the album in his shows. Justice (band)_sentence_77

On 6 September 2011, a music video for the single 'Audio Video Disco' was released by the duo via their Facebook page. Justice (band)_sentence_78

The video features Xavier and Gaspard in a studio setting, and details the lengthy, rock n' roll style recording process that was experienced in making the single, and album. Justice (band)_sentence_79

Within the clip, various instruments are seen, such as an electric guitar, a piano, and a drum kit, standing as the quite literal symbols for the Justice progression into a more rocky, less electronic sound. Justice (band)_sentence_80

Several songs from this album have been used in the second series of the Channel 4 comedy Cardinal Burns. Justice (band)_sentence_81

In March 2012, the band played mainstage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida. Justice (band)_sentence_82

The duo played many of its hits from its critically acclaimed debut album Cross, as well as many of the new tracks off of Audio, Video, Disco. Justice (band)_sentence_83

In April 2012, Justice was also a headlining act at Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, California. Justice (band)_sentence_84

Justice headlined at Montreal's Osheaga on 3 August 2012 and Chicago's Lollapalooza on Sunday, 5 August. Justice (band)_sentence_85

Justice also played at San Francisco's Outside Lands Music Festival on Friday, 10 August. Justice (band)_sentence_86

In October 2012, the band played at Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana. Justice (band)_sentence_87

Justice completed its world tour of the live show on 10 November 2012 playing at One Festival in Mexico City, Mexico. Justice (band)_sentence_88

On 7 May 2013, the band released its second live album, Access All Arenas, which was recorded at the Arena of Nîmes in France on 19 July 2012. Justice (band)_sentence_89

Woman (2014–2018) Justice (band)_section_4

On 22 June 2014, the band announced that they had started working on a third album. Justice (band)_sentence_90

On 12 April 2016, Because Music revealed that Justice was in the process of signing record release documents. Justice (band)_sentence_91

On 18 June 2016, a new single was revealed titled "Safe and Sound" at the Ed Banger House Party at the Sónar 2016 Music Festival. Justice (band)_sentence_92

The track's name and its cover art were revealed through Shazam. Justice (band)_sentence_93

The track was released for download on 13 July 2016. Justice (band)_sentence_94

On 13 September 2016, Justice revealed on their Facebook page that their third album would be titled Woman. Justice (band)_sentence_95

On 14 September 2016, Justice released the album's second single, titled "Randy," through their Facebook page. Justice (band)_sentence_96

Shortly after, Justice announced on their Facebook page that Woman was available for pre-order via iTunes. Justice (band)_sentence_97

On 18 November 2016, Woman was released through Ed Banger Records and Because Music. Justice (band)_sentence_98

On 10 May 2018, Justice announced the release of a remix album, Woman Worldwide, on 24 August 2018 after their performance at the Google I/O conference in California. Justice (band)_sentence_99

The album comprises new reworks of songs from their back catalog, which were initially played and reinterpreted during their live performances. Justice (band)_sentence_100

On 28 September 2018, Justice announced that they would be playing their "last live show for [the] tour and for [the] decade" at the in California via their Instagram. Justice (band)_sentence_101

Musical style and equipment Justice (band)_section_5

Apart from the disco and funk influences of electro house, Justice's style has some heavy metal influence. Justice (band)_sentence_102

Justice combines cut-up or slapped basslines with compressed and distorted synth sounds. Justice (band)_sentence_103

Each of the studio albums have had an accompanying live tour, with each having its own unique live equipment setup. Justice (band)_sentence_104

The equipment has changed from tour to tour, but has remained centered around Ableton Live. Justice (band)_sentence_105

A Cross the Universe Tour Justice (band)_section_6

On each side of "Valentine" (a non-functional modular synthesizer prop) are nine stacked Marshall cabinet fronts, adding up to a total of 18. Justice (band)_sentence_106

The cabinet stacks are another nonfunctional prop that serve as stage dressing. Justice (band)_sentence_107

Their DJ setup previously included two Pioneer CDJ-1000MK3s and a Pioneer DJM800, but since the A Cross the Universe release tour, Justice have been using Ableton Live controlled by an AKAI MPD24 and a Pioneer DJM800 for their DJ sets. Justice (band)_sentence_108

Access All Arenas Tour Justice (band)_section_7

On the Access All Arenas tour, which accompanied the release of Audio, Video, Disco, Justice's live setup expanded to make use of more intricate lighting effects. Justice (band)_sentence_109

The addition of this new set lighting was made with the artistic constraint that no video screens be used. Justice (band)_sentence_110

The lighting involved a stripped-down, bold use of basic colors, so as to distract minimally from musical performance itself. Justice (band)_sentence_111

The audio equipment was also stripped down to an Ableton Live console, multiple Pioneer DJM800s for the mixing suite on-stage, a Minimoog Voyager, and a minimal number of other MIDI controllers. Justice (band)_sentence_112

A 76-key keyboard was concealed within "Valentine" (still the prominently featured centerpiece of the stage), which was revealed at points during the show in which Gaspard or Xavier would play certain piano or organ portions of the setlist. Justice (band)_sentence_113

Woman World Wide Tour Justice (band)_section_8

The Woman World Wide tour, promoting the release of the Woman studio album, marked another evolution of the live show to include more intricate stage lighting, employing minimal video effects and moving lighting fixtures, while remaining true to the refusal to rely on video or lighting effects as the primary focus of performance. Justice (band)_sentence_114

The Woman World Wide tour would be the first tour not using "Valentine" as the center of the stage. Justice (band)_sentence_115

However, the signature cross motif was incorporated into the lighting suite. Justice (band)_sentence_116

The audio rig for Woman World Wide incorporated a wide number of analog synthesizers, involving seemingly more manual performance and interaction from Justice themselves. Justice (band)_sentence_117

The Woman World Wide equipment included two Moog Sub Phattys, two Moog Voyagers (one XL), a Roland TB-3 and TB-03, an Akai LPD-8, among other miscellaneous effects pedals, MIDI keyboards, and control surfaces - some appearing to be custom-made. Justice (band)_sentence_118

A Native Instruments Kontrol S-series keyboard was also seen used in the televised performance at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. Justice (band)_sentence_119

Following the previous pattern of using Pioneer DJM series mixers, the Woman World Tour set also used four DJM900s. Justice (band)_sentence_120

In March 2019, the band introduced IRIS: A Space Opera by Justice, a 60-minute film of a live show recorded in an empty space without an audience. Justice (band)_sentence_121

The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 13, while a single projection in French theaters screened on August 29. Justice (band)_sentence_122

Critical reception was very positive, with Mixmag describing it as a "sensory triumph." Justice (band)_sentence_123

Discography Justice (band)_section_9

Main article: Justice discography Justice (band)_sentence_124

Studio albums Justice (band)_sentence_125

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Filmography Justice (band)_section_10

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Awards and nominations Justice (band)_section_11

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Justice Justice (band)_sentence_126


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