Rejoice, good people. After years of waiting, Justice has brought back their radiant lead-off rhythms and DIY sound, with their first album in five years - Woman.
Even better, they returned to NYC for the best pre New Years Party in town. Thanks to guest list passes from Jukely, I was able to score last minute tickets and experience flashbacks of their addictive house drops that shook Pier 94 all night long.
Crystal Castles opened with pure genius, showcasing their mastery through a crossover of hardcore and acid shoegaze. Their lo-fi vibes were the perfect warm up for the transcendent synth storm of Justice's epic soundscape. The French-touch legends took us to the smoother side, with deep house/techno cuts that were impossible for anyone to stop dancing to.
This show was marked by a unique 'casualness'. I'll never forget Justice enjoying a lollipop and cigarette during their set. As the french say, true relaxation of the DJ makes for an even more riotous dance floor.
If you've never experienced the legends of French House, it's worth spending a good day diving into their brilliance.