Justice celebrate 15 years of iconic debut album with unheard demo of ‘D.A.N.C.E.’Justice Pedro Winter

Justice celebrate 15 years of iconic debut album with unheard demo of ‘D.A.N.C.E.’

Bon anniversaire!

Recorded between 2005 – 2006, Xavier De Rosnay and Gaspard Augé crafted their critically-acclaimed debut album, with the now iconic “D.A.N.C.E.” serving as one of the LP’s lead singles. At the time, before electronic dance music collided with the mainstream, the French DJs couldn’t have known that their rookie studio output would go on to inspire an entire generation of musicians and listeners across the globe 15 years later, let alone serve as the world’s introduction to one of the most esteemed electronic groups of all time.

Now, the GRAMMY Award-winning duo is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the genre-defining LP, with a previously unheard version of the beloved “D.A.N.C.E.” Originally released via venerated French imprint and the group’s longtime home base, Ed Banger Records, the album catapulted underground dance culture and electronic production from the fringes of the Internet to the mainstream.

Before big-box EDM took hold of the collective zeitgeist there was its slightly less neon predecessor—blog house. The Jackson-inspired “D.A.N.C.E.” stands as perhaps the most recognizable monolith of this era in dance music; coinciding with a moment in time that would irrevocably transform the way the Internet spreads music and shapes culture. The previously vaulted demo of the 2007 hit-single can now be heard on the duo’s newly released EP, D.A.N.C.E. (Extended), in celebration of ‘s decade and a half of influence.

The commemorative work includes an unreleased demo of the breakthrough single, a live and extended version, and “D.A.N.C.E” reworks by artists of the likes of electronic music peers MSTRKRFT, Alan Braxe, Fred Falke and more.

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