Posts Tagged ‘Justice

22
Nov
08

THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 16

 

So as The Recommender blog looks ahead to 2009 we find there’s plenty of bright highlights that we can already look forward to. The spring is looking particularly sweet, with two of the UK’s shining examples of powerful Indie turning up to blow us away. Enjoy.


LATE OF THE PIER

Having had the magical hands of the dance legend Erol Alkan helping to produce their debut album they are continuing to blow up in the UK scenes. We first caught them live supporting Justice at The Astoria in London and it proved to be one hell of a ticket as they threw out a highly energetic performance. They are all danceable, space age Indie with a unique sound. They’re a superbly creative and artistic group, who prove to have a mesmerising live set so pop down to Concorde 2, a venue that’s a perfect size for them at this stage of their careers, for a night to remember.

ACT:                     LATE OF THE PIER
VENUE:                 CONCORDE 2
COST:                   £ 9.50
DATE:                   Wednesday 18th February 2009
WEBSITES:           Myspace     Last.fm


THE ENEMY

Another look ahead to 2009 and we see that these guys are heading into town. They may be an big band, in a big venue, but that’s nothing compared to the size of their live sound. They’ve gone from strength to strength since bringing out their debut album in early 2007 and their thumping, sing-along songs are perfect for a live set. Massive chords and pounding beats are thrown at the crowd with a buzzing energy that’s not been seen since the pomp of Kasabian or the attitude of Oasis, (two bands that definitely have more than a little drip of inspiration in The Enemy’s sound and character). Tom leads the line brilliantly with his chest stuck out and a snarling grit in his voice. This gig is part of a lengthy UK tour which will no doubt sell out everywhere, so grab yourself a ticket for them whilst you still can.

ACT:                     THE ENEMY
VENUE:                 BRIGHTON DOME
COST:                   £ 18.00
DATE:                   Wednesday 8th April 2009
WEBSITES:           Myspace    Last.fm

Make sure you keep up to date with The Recommender through 2009 as we continue to bring you the world’s musical highlights. The ride goes on…

Mike

17
Oct
08

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 9



I barely ever write about Justice themselves. Being so central to one of my scenes, Electro, you would think they would be all over this blog. I do often refer to them and I use them in context for other acts or DJs, but I hardly ever write about Justice themselves. They’ve never had a ‘Recommender’, ‘Gig List’ or ‘How Good Is This…’ posting before. This is mainly because there really isn’t much left to say about them that hasn’t already been said a billion times.

Although Justice are very much Daft Punk’s pumped-up children, they are still the modern behemoths of the Electro scene. With their super-massive album, , released in 2007, they took the global Electro scene by the balls and thus thousands of Electro blogs went crazy for them. With The Recommender only being born in March 2008 I therefore simply couldn’t add any more that would contribute further. However, this will change as new releases arrive from them.

This posting has come about because, whilst I was away on my holidays in Europe, they released the news that they are due to bring out a DVD in November 2008 entitled, A Cross The Universe, showcasing a kind of ‘year in the life…’ documentary. Created by Roamin Gavram, So-Me, and Justice, it’s brought to you by Ed Banger Records. I attach the trailer for the DVD below to get you excited.

Watching this and the other clip below it of them performing in New York made me think of just how awesome they are live and how seeing them at The Astoria last year was one of the best live gigs I’ve ever been to. You’ve never seen a crowd go this ape-shit!

For all those Recommender fans that have ever caught Justice live – this is for you…

I cannot wait to catch them again some day and be sure that if they release any new material soon, I’ll be all over it.

Mike

11
Oct
08

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 8

 THE REMIXES – PART 2 – SOULWAX

On the back of the ‘How Good Is This…’ Bloc Party remix special, I’ve decided to do another remix-based dedication on this post. This time it will be for the re-edit kings themselves – Soulwax.

With their wardrobe now packed full of some of the finest remixes in existence, these guys can show off a set of absolutely fantastic efforts. They totally abide by the remix and mashup rules of trying to create something genuinely original out of the pickings of other artist’s songs. And what a job they’ve done over recent years, including their very latest touch of brilliance on the tune ‘Kids’ by MGMT.

The Belgium team are often found grabbing tunes from non-dance based artists, from The Rolling Stones to Dolly Parton to The Gossip, and they always manage to produce proper dance-floor fillers. Great records to pull out at the peak of any party, these Electro legends can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned.

We all know they released an album of their remixes in 2007, but I just wanted to shove a selected handful from their vast collection of blends here on The Recommender. Enjoy…

KIDSMGMT (Soulwax Nite Versions Edit)
YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANTROLLING STONES (Soulwax Remix)
GRAVITY’S RAINBOWKLAXONS (Soulwax Remix)
LOVELIGHTROBBIE WILLIAMS (Soulwax Ravelight Vocal)
STANDING IN THE WAY OF CONTROLGOSSIP (Soulwax Nite Version)
PHANTOM PART 2JUSTICE (Soulwax Remix)
GET INNOCUOUSLCD SOUNDSYSTEM (Soulwax Remix)
HOLD YOUR HEAD UP – ARTHUR ARGENT (Soulwhacked Mix)

You may find that your feet begin to tap and your arms may well wave involuntarily as a consequence of listening to these tunes, but don’t worry, that’s a perfectly healthy response.

The new RECOMMENDER 13 will be posted up soon, so get your ass back here real soon for plenty more involuntary movements.

Mike




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