Breaking Artist: French DJ Duo Justice Crosses the Atlantic With Body-Rocking Debut Album

June 6, 2007 6:51 PM ET

WHO: French electronica duo -- Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay -- who've become the toast of European dance clubs. The pair met in Paris in 2003 as graphic design students with a shared love of dance music. Calling themselves Justice (pronounced Just-EECE), Auge and de Rosnay began recording songs at home, eventually signing to the influential French label Ed Banger and turning out a series of lush, pop-friendly singles that took hold in Europe. Nowadays they're playing ecstatic DJ sets before tens of thousands around the world, and they're about to release their long-awaited debut."

HEAR IT NOW: Cross runs from dark, intense techno to richly textured orchestral stuff to uber-catchy dance-pop, a mishmash Justice call "disco opera." Get a soupcon of that unique sound on their MySpace page.

WATCH IT: Check out the video for Justice's new single, "D.A.N.C.E.," and prepare to have the shiny, happy chorus bouncing around your head for days.

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