“Waters of Nazareth” was the first single by Justice. It was released twice, once as a 12″ single with the original three songs, and once on CD and 12″ with remixes by DJ Funk, Erol Alkan, and Justice featuring Feadz. The song was featured on the ElectroChoc radio station on Grand Theft Auto IV. It was played in episode 5 of series 13 of Top Gear, when Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May drove three cheap rear wheel drive cars in an ice race in France. “Waters of Nazareth” also appears in Travis Rice’s critically acclaimed snowboard movie That’s It, That’s All.
You know you’ve made it when you’ve had an Erol Alkan remix. His latest clients – joining the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metronomy and Franz Ferdinand – are French duo Justice, whose recent Audio, Video, Disco album was shrouded in a prog-meets-techno fog. On this re-rub of Canon – premiered on The Guardian Music exclusively – the cloud isn’t so much cleared as blasted away, Alkan taking the track’s noodly guitar riffs and giant synth slabs and bolting a proverbial rocket to them. The whole thing shifts three and a half minutes in. The brilliantly daft central riff starts to descend and then just hangs there, building slowly for two minutes until a juddering bassline kicks in and you’re head goes a bit funny. Probably best listen to this on your lunch break. Canon (Erol Alkan remix) is featured on the On’n'On remixes EP, which is due on 30 January and can be pre-ordered here. [Source]
Justice “ON’n'ON” new single out end of January 2012. includes remixes from the one and only RICK RUBIN, BRODINSKI and VIDEO VILLAGE. Package will also includes “CANON” remixes by EROL ALKAN & TIGA. Cover artwork by our friends of Surface to Air.
UPDATE! Here is the secret link to the brand new music video!
UPDATE! Here is the Brodinski remix:
Take two of the biggest names in electronic music, pair them up with a legend in his own right, Jarvis Cocker, and what do you get? An avalanche, that’s what. A track called “Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)” has surfaced and it’s a goodie. [Source]
Alors que “The English Riviera”, le dernier et troisième album du groupe Metronomy, rencontre un succès presque unanime parmi les critiques, c’est Erol Alkan qui se permet de prendre appui sur le morceau “The Bay” avec, comme à l’accoutumée, la volonté de donner à l’originale des couleurs un brin plus club. [Source]
The don of the modern discotheque, the man who practically invented the years 1999 – 2003 as London night TRASH (R.I.P.) set the standard for global indie dance hedonistic good times, Erol Alkan has given Innerspeaker album cut “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” his golden touch. [Source]
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