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Justice is an electronic music duo from Paris, France consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. In the summer of 2003 these young hardcore enthusiasts put their heads together and decided to create a band called Justice that would stir things up. Their style is thought to have some heavy metal influence and combines cut up bass lines with a compressed and distorted synth sound. Their music often includes bass slapping which results in an electro house style. They first came to prominence through their remix of Simian's track Never Be Alone, originally released in 2004 on DJ Hell's International DeeJay Gigolo Records. The track was eventually given a commercial release in the UK under the title We Are Your Friends on Ten Records, a sub-label of Virgin Records. The sensational popularity of "D.A.N.C.E." in summer 2007 was driven initially by trendsetting Internet bloggers, who were quick to champion the song, in particular its video, which featured animated T-shirts. Vice Records helped fan the flames, posting numerous MP3 remixes -- for free download on its blog. All of the Internet activity set the stage perfectly for Justice's debut full-length, † (aka Cross), which was released first in France by Because Music, then in the U.S. by Vice Records shortly thereafter. The live album A Cross the Universe landed in 2008 and helped tide fans over until Audio, Video, Disco arrived in 2011. This official sophomore release was filled with prog rock sounds, guitars, and plenty of new wave-era influences. Their debut album was released in June 2007 to critical acclaim. 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. It was nominated for the 2007 Shortlist Prize, losing out to The Reminder by Feist. Their remix of the MGMT song "Electric Feel" won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 2009.

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