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Questions Top100 DJs 2008 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:25

Best known for: 
Tune of the year: 
Estelle 'American Boy' (Atlantic)
Producer of 2008: 
Erol Alkan
First record you ever brought: 
Snoop Dogg 'Doggystyle'
Weirdest thing you've seen all year: 
Top gadget of 2008: 
Your year in five words...: 
2007 < 2008 < ?
Most important thing you've learnt recently: 
We are all slaves of Babylon.

"We've spent a really fun year," Xavier de Rosnay says when we finally get hold of Justice in Tokyo. "And we're quite rested at the same time so it's all good." While it hasn't been a year of big events for Xavier and partner in crime Gaspard Augé, that they've come out of it relaxed is all credit to them - not least as they're in the middle of a world tour for the release of their live and documentary DVD 'A Cross The Universe'. Though last year was the year of '†', that doesn't mean Justice have kept out of the studio. An invite from Dior Homme to produce 17 minutes of music for their catwalk show lead to 'Planisphere', an immense piece of Wagnerian electro-grunge. "We liked the challenged of making a 17-minute track," Xavier says, "which was really new for us as we've always made three or four-minute tracks. But because playing live for one year taught us how to extend a three-minute song to 15 minutes, we thought we could manage it." It's not their only strut into the fashion world - über-hip French label Surface To Air made a small range of leather jackets and jeans based on the band's striking look. "We only did those jackets because it was the simplest way to make tailor-made jackets for such weird bodies as ours," says Gaspard simply. It hasn't all been plain sailing though. The year kicked off with the pair having their leftfield 'Fabriclive' mix CD rejected by the London club. "They weren't ready for something like this," says Xavier of the compilation, which can be found on the web under its free gift title of 'Justice Xmas Mix'