WMC Review: Justice at Ultra Music Festival

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Justice at Ultra Music Festival

Bicentennial Park

Friday, March 28, 2008

Better Than: Whatever X those chicks next to me were rolling face on

I obviously wasn’t surprised in the slightest to see the typical ravers, rollers and ridiculous public behavior at Ultra, a fest known for its array of diverse DJs and fans from all over the globe. After a couple two-steps over at The Crystal Method’ set – decent at best until they busted out with the Bee Gees' “Stayin’ Alive,” which obviously woke up everybody’s feet – I headed with a crew over to the main stage for the finale of Eric Prydz’s show. It was pretty much a cluster of house-heavy spinning to pump up the herd, prep time for the ultimate showdown by Justice.

Crushin’ the tables straight into the first five minutes, the Parisian duo mashed up a list of personal classics and super-sexy remixes which confirmed why Justice has a serious cult following. They held it down with tracks from their 2007 debut album, like “D.A.N.C.E.,” (personal fave), then “Phantom” transitioning into “Phantom Pt. 2”, to a tight taste of an oldie, their remix of Simian's “We Are Your Friends” and a loose sample of “One Minute To Midnight." The grass of Bicentennial Park got worked, and hard. Justice’s original jams were wicked, but their raw cut of Ginuwine’s “Pony” was by far my cherry on top. The sea went crazy for their stir-up of Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” and sensually grooved to Kylie Minogue’s “Love at First Sight.” From start to finish, these Frenchies were for sure the one-night-stand I would call all my friends about. -- Tracy Block

Personal Tidbit: I definitely had to stop and kill it on the pavement for a few minutes at the side stage on the way out. After all, MSTRKRFT was reprising “D.A.N.C.E.,” baby!

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