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October 24, 2007 5:36 PM   Subscribe

Justice "live" on Jimmy Kimmel -- An interesting solution to the problem of 'performing' electronic music.
posted by empath (53 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
What the hell did I just stop watching?
posted by GavinR at 5:39 PM on October 24, 2007 [13 favorites]


Hahahah. Too awesome!

They actually ARE really good live
But I doubt american TV is ready to watch all that knob-twiddlin'

Or any TV anywhere for that matter.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 5:45 PM on October 24, 2007


OK, that was cool, I don't care if it makes me a dork, I like it.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 5:45 PM on October 24, 2007


This is much more awesome.
posted by four panels at 5:54 PM on October 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm Barry Manilow, bitch!
posted by iconomy at 5:56 PM on October 24, 2007


They actually are putting a really fucking awesome show these days. It's not a straight up DJ set like what four panels linked to... But I guess Kimmel asked them to appear and they needed a way to play just one song from their album and... This is a great way to do it.

Their actual live show is a bit like Daft Punk's recent touring, which is to say, it's a DJ set made up completely of their own material.

My favorite part of the video is actually Kimmel saying, half to himself, "This is gonna be weird..."
posted by sparkletone at 5:58 PM on October 24, 2007


what part of Daft Punk didn't they copy
posted by bhnyc at 6:00 PM on October 24, 2007



An interesting solution to the problem of 'performing' electronic music.


The MPC can go a long way towards solving that problem.
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posted by juv3nal at 6:09 PM on October 24, 2007


Maria McKee looks totally different now.
posted by everichon at 6:12 PM on October 24, 2007


I hate it. I liked the songs and now they're just another shoddy band lipsynching in funny outfits. It's become an epidemic nowadays; any 'live' act is barely that. They're barely even playing the instruments for crying out loud!
posted by flatluigi at 6:14 PM on October 24, 2007


in all seriousness, great idea.
posted by flatluigi at 6:14 PM on October 24, 2007


What the hell did I just stop watching?

I disagree with what you said, but love the way you said it.

Favorite'd!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 6:16 PM on October 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


Q:what part of Daft Punk didn't they copy?

A: The kickass helmets.

What'd I win?
posted by billyfleetwood at 6:21 PM on October 24, 2007


what part of Daft Punk didn't they copy

Justice's music is way more aggressive.

Also, there's definitely more glowing religious icongraphy and just-for-looks stacks of Marshall cabinets.

On preview: What billyfleetwood said.
posted by sparkletone at 6:22 PM on October 24, 2007


I get the point of the post, but "electronic" music includes music that *can* be performed in the traditional sense.

NOW YOU KIDS GET OFF OF MY MOOG
posted by retronic at 6:23 PM on October 24, 2007 [6 favorites]


It also occurs to me that this follows in the fine tradition of electronic acts appearing on Top of the Pops and, say, play chess like The Orb did.
posted by sparkletone at 6:24 PM on October 24, 2007


what part of Daft Punk didn't they copy

The Edwin Birdsong part.
posted by Falconetti at 6:26 PM on October 24, 2007


Bits of the current live show.
posted by sparkletone at 6:27 PM on October 24, 2007


Thank you. I've never heard of Justice but I'm a big fan of Daft Punk and am always looking for similar acts.
posted by jwest at 6:27 PM on October 24, 2007


The Edwin Birdsong part.

To balance that out, both of them sampled the song playing in this.
posted by sparkletone at 6:29 PM on October 24, 2007


Neat idea in how to present this kind of stuff to an American television audience.

I think they deserve their rising popularity as it's incredibly listenable and fun electro.

Also, another way to watch electronic music.
posted by ageispolis at 6:31 PM on October 24, 2007


True fact: There aren't any samples in D.A.N.C.E.. They actually got a children's choir to record the vocals. The lead singer is some British 8 year old.
posted by sparkletone at 6:37 PM on October 24, 2007


Alternate band name: "90% window dressing".

But not in a bad way. Somehow.
posted by dreamsign at 6:38 PM on October 24, 2007


There aren't any samples in D.A.N.C.E

They had an orchestra come in and play high pitched hits live to tape? Damn, that is hard core.
posted by neustile at 6:40 PM on October 24, 2007 [3 favorites]


Holy fucking shitbuckets full of monkeycocks these guys are actually as fucking good as all the fawning press has said they are.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:40 PM on October 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


Everyone go watch ageispolis' "Another way" clip.

It is full of Star Wars awesomity!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 6:42 PM on October 24, 2007


They had an orchestra come in and play high pitched hits live to tape? Damn, that is hard core.

Meh. I thought about qualifying to cover that meaning of the word "sample."

What I mean here is that the bass riff, the strings, the pianos, the vocals, etc. aren't cribbed from some other song unlike, say, Phantom, which uses the theme song from Tenebrae (as mentioned earlier). Or like any of the Daft Punk songs in this popular video.
posted by sparkletone at 6:48 PM on October 24, 2007


What part of the KLF didn't Daft Punk copy?
posted by Reggie Digest at 6:48 PM on October 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Stress would be a good example of what I mean by a song that's got samples in it. The strings in that song are taken from Night On Disco Mountain.
posted by sparkletone at 6:50 PM on October 24, 2007


Your favorite band is derivative
posted by b1tr0t at 6:53 PM on October 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


meh.

if you like dancing until the wee hours, what they do is pretty interesting. I stopped watching the first one after I say the Rick James fondling the guitar NOT in a good way. But I watched the four panels link at least twice as long.
posted by strontiumdog at 6:58 PM on October 24, 2007


....*saw* Rick....
posted by strontiumdog at 6:58 PM on October 24, 2007


I'm Barry Manilow, bitch!

Looks more like Rod Stewart to me!
posted by ericb at 7:02 PM on October 24, 2007


i'm so confused.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 7:20 PM on October 24, 2007


Woah, four panels, when the chorus of that Simian track dropped in around 4mins my heart skipped a beat.
posted by carsonb at 7:29 PM on October 24, 2007


And here I thought the entire thread was going to be about how totally drunk Jimmy Kimmel is in the video.
posted by churl at 7:39 PM on October 24, 2007


what part of Daft Punk didn't they copy

Is this comment supposed to imply that Daft Punk is ground-breakingly original? Puh-leeze.
posted by phaedon at 9:15 PM on October 24, 2007


I saw Justice live at the LA Weekly Detour Festival a couple weeks ago, and there were hundreds of people jammed into a city block to hear them. I was at the front and the energy was pretty crazy; no one had any control of their own movement, you just went where the crowd pushed you. By the end of the set I was covered in sweat and a lot of it wasn't mine. I am always surprised at how exciting it is to see electronic music live, and while they didn't match up to Bloc Party who I saw immediately after, they were really great to see.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 9:34 PM on October 24, 2007


Although, in contrast to this performance, at Detour they were just up on stage DJing. Still, it was awesome.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 9:48 PM on October 24, 2007


That was so awesome!
posted by arcticwoman at 9:49 PM on October 24, 2007


Surely you all will consider me a hopeless optimist, but dammit, I want to live in a world in which half-assed-electro-rod-stewart-simalucra forever trumps your-favorite-band-sucks. Who's gonna LOL with me just this one time!?
posted by verysleeping at 9:50 PM on October 24, 2007


four panels that video rules. I'm so glad I know about this band now. Must acquire more tunes.

I'm actually not hearing significant Daft Punk influence. Certainly they draw from some common musical tradition but the textures and moods expressed are quite different.
posted by subtle_squid at 10:47 PM on October 24, 2007


Liked the music, loathed the video. However, I just spent four days in Vegas, being "Dealertained" by those people.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:53 PM on October 24, 2007


Clever, I guess. Really terrible with the music part, though. Is psuedo-Gay Club Disco still hot?

And, if "yes," why?
posted by converge at 1:06 AM on October 25, 2007


Because it's catchy and easy to dance to? Who are you, Bob Seger?
posted by good in a vacuum at 1:47 AM on October 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


I wonder how much other work the Michael Jackson lookalike gets... can't imagine he does too many kids parties.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:34 AM on October 25, 2007


What part of the KLF didn't Daft Punk copy?

The burning money part. Oh wait, that was what "Human After All" was supposed to be! SNAP!
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:10 AM on October 25, 2007


I love watching people with little to no understanding that electronic dance music is just as varied and diverse as "acoustic music" make comments on it. I don't judge. It just usually causes me giggles.
posted by False Jesii Inc. at 11:26 AM on October 25, 2007


I like Justice, but man I hate this particular song...
posted by mrblack at 12:44 PM on October 25, 2007


False Jesii Inc: Uh... what?
posted by ageispolis at 5:42 PM on October 26, 2007


ageispolis: Like the pseudo gay club disco comment and calling Justice a Daft Punk rip-off. I understand how those things can be seen that way from the outside, but if you've been listening to lots of this kind of music for a long time it sounds a bit silly. That's all.
posted by False Jesii Inc. at 11:27 PM on October 26, 2007


One could argue that it's the idea of listening to lots of this kind of music for a long time -- and using this as an argument for one's own superiority -- that sounds a bit silly.

But I don't judge, I giggle.
posted by Reggie Digest at 10:18 AM on October 27, 2007


Okay, that wasn't bad, but what I really want to put forth is this: Is there any chance Michael Jackson, might in fact be a very sweet,AND VERY fucked up man who's intentions are entirely good and who needs that childhood energy that is the genius we all possessed as children at one point (and is still there if we try to find it! Yes...it's still there goddamnit!! and the world needs it so put it out hthere and fuck anyone who is going to an asshole about it. Right now we need all the imagination and thought we can bear....) and he can'r stop being obsessed with that energy and being obsessed with it.

I think we should all be obsessed with childhood. That tiime when intelligence is a natural expression and fear has not taken hold and subjectivity and imagination is something we have to live with an fal in loove with every day. Remember folks: If we can make out the curvature of lilight due to a planetary body effecting it, we can make out the human shape or at least EXISTENCE of the the soul by looking at the dreams and thoughts it gives us.

Imagination is a self protective mechanise of NESSESITY.; Not a a joke to be glossed over.

Alright, I asked that in all good faith, Don't go crazy and call me too many bad names. I mean, c'mon realy, as creepy as M.'s relationship is with children is that about him or the BS Jerry Springer society we live in where nothing is honest and pure and good, but is instead a mofo segment on a reality daytime tv show expoited for all that it's worth.

Best, and man I'm I wasted, But I'm such a repressed fucker I need this...

Thank you.
Say yes to life people..

I'm sure most of you have already

posted by Skygazer at 4:48 AM on October 31, 2007


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