Audio, Video, Disco, the second album by French duo Justice has a sparked a lot of debate over the new direction taken by the former electro kingpins. Now’s your chance to hear the way more melodic and rocking sound Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay have come up with since their debut album, Cross, hit hard in 2007.
Justice have let lose two new tunes from their album, Audio, Video Disco, which is due out Oct. 25th on Ed Banger Records. Both “Newlands” and “Canon” follow the French duo’s new template for mixing heavily filtered electronics with stadium-ready ’80s rock songwriting. “Newlands” in particular sounds straight off the soundtrack to some long lost Ally Sheedy flick, while “Canon” is a harder instrumental track that should satisfy that kid who got the Justice cross tattooed across his back in 2007. hear “Newlands” now, and “Canon” after the jump.
Ed Banger records head Pedro Winters (Busy P) has finally spoken about the tragic death of his close friend and musical brother DJ Mehdi last week. And of course, he’s communicating with music. Winters posted “Loukoums” on the Ed Banger Soundcloud page along with the message:
back in 2006, Dj Mehdi’s hommage to Dilla
we did something like 200 promo CDs for friends
I think it’s time for this music to be shared and enjoyed by all of us
I still can’t believe what’s happening, so I press play and I listen to my best friend’s music.
The music world was shocked yesterday at the sudden death of DJ Mehdi. And while hundreds of his peers expressed their personal and public grief via Twitter, Dam-Funk hit the studio and recorded this mournful 12-minute tribute to the French jock who was taken at the age of 34.
“Helix” is the third tune we’ve heard from Justice‘s second album, Audio Video Disco, due out in October. The song blends the wheezy synths made famous the Paris duo and the rest of their compatriots at the Ed Banger record label with a more songcraft approach—even if the vocals are limited to a single two-syllable sample.