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Go Behind the Making of Justice’s ‘Audio Video Disco’


From February 1, 2010 to June 15, 2011, Justice were slaving on Audio Video Disco in their French studio. “We just make what feels natural,” Xavier de Rosnay says in a new video series exploring the making of the disc. “Electronic music has been thought of as being music for the night and the city, and we made this album thinking of daytime and the countryside.”

When SPIN interviewed de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé for our Dance Issue, the pair gave us the ten ways they transformed themselves from hard-partying, chain-smoking Parisian club kids into an arena-rock band for the 21st century. The best of the bunch: Disavow your big pop hit and the fans it won you. “We thought ‘D.A.N.C.E.’ would be a suicide single,” Augé said. “We almost made it in reaction to ‘Nazareth,’ because people were expecting some hard, heavy song. It’s pointless to predict what songs will work with fans. It’s almost paralyzing, so we don’t think about that at all.”

Check out the duo’s introduction to the series now, and come back Monday to watch the band explain the genesis of “Horsepower” and “Civilization.”