Justice continues to surprise me with their under the radar remixes. This one came out a while ago remixing Lenny Kravitz. Sick sick song. Have a great Saturday!
When I first heard the Ke$ha song “Tik Tok” I may have had a couple too many Whiskey Ginger Ales. The excellent combination of Canada Dry and Jim Beam made me certain that “Tik Tok” was a remix of “TTHHEE PPAARRTTY,” a cool song from Justice’s album Cross. The song features Uffie who sings in a very distinctive style. As a matter of fact I’d never heard someone sing quite like that.
That’s until Ke$ha took “TTHHEE PPAARRTTY,” used the same vocal style and the same ‘girl with swagger getting ready for a night out’ vocal set up. Then she simply added a standard dance bass hook for the chorus to turn it into a club track. Tik Tok should technically be called TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Ke$ha club remix) by Uffie. Instead Ke$ha has the audacity to claim its her own song.
In case you don’t believe me listen to both Tik Tok and TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY.
Ke$ha I’m calling you out. Got anything to say for yourself? Are you even embarrassed?
I really want this guy to be my friend.
So what’s he so excited about? Only the spiritual successor to one of the most widely used synth/vocorders out there (that and he just seems to be that kind of guy…which is awesome). Don’t believe me? Ask LCD Soundsystem, The Killers, The Handsome Furs, Soulwax, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Royksopp, Justice, Chromeo, The Crystal Castles…you get the idea. They all used the microKorg in recording/live sets/battling dragons.
So, the microKORG has been around for about 7 years and the XL launched this spring rocking some very chic neo-vintage styling. I love that description by the way. More stuff needs to fit a neo-vintage design standard. I am calling to design people everywhere, give me more neo-vintage! Anyway, the new microKORG is getting rave reviews and with the $500 dollar pricetag it’s not horribly overpriced, but there are cheaper options no doubt.
Hmmm, impulse buy? Maybe.
Go listen to some Handsome Furs…right…now.
For whatever reason in all the Justice mania last year, this gem was overlooked. Sticking very closely to the original song structure, Justice made a song that is unmistakably their sound but is much lighter and a clear departure from the harsher sounds they are known for.
This song reminds me that Justice still has a lot of potential to grow and improve their sound. Its easy to forget that that the Cross album had “D.A.N.C.E”, “DVNO”, “Tthhee Ppaarrttyy,” “Valentine,” “Stress,” and “Waters of Nazareth.” All songs that were very different and received significant airplay in either radio or bars.
This is a remix of “As Above, So Below” by the Klaxons