Underneath the giant gleaming disco ball of the previously undisclosed Brooklyn hangar, Justice returned to ring in the New Year. Without the company of their trademark cross, Justice managed to cater to a widespread audience by playing mainstream remixes including The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Apache (Jump On It)’, as well as their signature brand of electro house. Following the hype leading up to the show, Justice pulled through and delivered an amazing New Year’s Eve performance that was everything but what I was expecting. The French grammy-award winning duo played music relevant to the current edm scene, which effortlessly kept me dancing throughout their entire set. Though they lost a little momentum towards the end of their set due to repetitiveness, overall they kept their music interesting by mixing up styles and genres.
As a newbie to the Justice scene, the biggest surprise for me was their light show. Though they couldn’t compete with artists such as Eric Prydz and Daft Punk, their light show exceeded my expectations. They made use of the center disco ball to magnify their lights onto the walls of the clandestine warehouse. As the clock struck midnight, confetti filled the air and the giant room was illuminated with warm orange-yellow lights reminding me of their legendary stage cross. As far as intensity, their light show was comparable to that of Above & Beyond’s, who they could have even topped if it weren’t for their lack of stage visuals. Arriving at the venue, I was expecting the show of a lifetime… upon leaving the venue, I was not disappointed. Previously unfamiliar with Justice, they earned my adoration as fan thanks to this amazing performance. Beyond grateful for the experience, the show without a doubt secured its place on my list of favorite sets ever attended.
Congratulations Justice, I love you, you killed it.