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Justice “Rejected” Fabric mix

Jan 12 2008


Justice – “Rejected” Fabric Mix (YSI)

Justice – “Rejected” Fabric Mix (zShare)

Thanks to URB Magazine


01 Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race – Virgin
02 Rondo Veneziano – La Serenissima – Universal
03 Goblin – Tenebrae – Cinevox
04 Daft Punk – Ouverture – Virgin
05 Surkin – Next Of Kin – Institubes
06 Symbolone – Love Juice – SymbolOne
07 Korgis – Everybodys Gotta Learn Sometimes – Angel Air
08 Midnight Juggernauts – Ending Of An Era – Mindight Juggernauts
09 The Paradise Ft Romauld – In Love With You – Vulture
10 Justice – TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Acapella) – Ed Banger
11 Chic – Everybody Dance – Atlantic
12 Frankie Valli – Who Loves You – Warners
13 Das Pop – Underground – Das Pop
14 Julien Clerc – Quand Je Joue – EMI
15 Daniel Balavoine – Vivre Ou Survivre – Barclay
16 Richard Sanderson – Reality – Barclay
17 Zoot Woman – Grey Day – Wall Of Sound
18 Fucking Champs – Thor Is Like Immortal – Drag City
19 The Rave – Mother – The Rave
20 Fancy – You Never Know – Fancy
21 Frank Stallone – Far From Over – Universal
22 Sheila – Misery – Warners
23 Todd Rundgren – International Feel – Warners

25 thoughts on “Justice “Rejected” Fabric mix

  1. sprkltne

    This is good. I wonder why it was rejected? Prohibitively expensive to clear the songs?

    Like their Essential Mix, and unlike a typical live Justice DJ set, it’s nice and varied over the course of its run in terms of mood and sound, and isn’t so focused on punching you in the mouth at 135bpm.

  2. b1soul

    it was rejected by fabric because it was too short and not really the kind of music they were expecting for the mix

  3. toge

    My french flatmate stumbled into my room asking me why i was listening to Julien Clerc and he was like… wtf at some of these song choices.

  4. sprkltne

    I guess I can kind of see the “not the kind of music they were expecting” thing. I dunno. Having something really weird in their discography doesn’t seem like a bad thing to me.

    I don’t get the too-short complaint though. 45 minutes is a fine length for something intended for CD/vinyl/whatever distribution.

    Better quality version: http://www.zshare.net/audio/6400116de5f697/

    160 kbps instead of 112 or whatever.

  5. goldswrl

    im torn its definately good that its varied and i don’t cringe and think of fluoro freaks bopping around to it but some of the songs are pretty bla almost like they were lazy choices or something

  6. PAX

    oh they’re just tryin to be some sort of leather jacketed disco queen punks or something. probably think they’re real clever and “uncompromising” or some shit, just cause they chose weird old cuts and mixed them real rough like. No wonder fabric rejected it. whatever, its okay. the fader mix was way better tho.

  7. sprkltne

    Enh. I’d take this over the Fader mix. The fader mix felt like (and probably is) about 30 minutes of a fairly standard live DJ set from them. If a recording that wasn’t overloaded and crunchy, I’d probably call the Pink Pony set that’s floating around the best of that sort of Justice set (the punch-you-in-the-mouth for an hour kind).

    This more laid back, more varied mix is probably trumped by their essential mix simply due to relative length. Still, it’s a good set.

  8. Elin

    I don’t think this is a Justice-mix. More of a marketing thing for them to do. They will propably soon reveal that they didn’t do the mix.

  9. anononon

    it’s very very weird that Fabric rejected this mix – this sort of stuff is pretty much right in line with the trends right now

  10. Nisus (themovement)

    This is seriously the realness that Justice hides behind their mainstream image and sound. I think its awesome that they put this together. Its an honest mix of tracks that they wanted. And it is what a Fabric mix should be, the sounds that inspired the DJs. Think D.A.N.C.E. during some of the cheesy tracks and then go watch the trailer for 27 Dresses. http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/27dresses/trailer/
    Whats the wedding music of the future? D.A.N.C.E. is the new Y.M.C.A. Its okay to shed a tear, fabric did.

  11. john revolver

    oh HAI look!!!

    this mix is like a overly self-indulgent,brilliant radiohead album except its not radiohead and its not brilliant.

    this sucks. sooo over justice.

  12. Jango

    Bon sang, je suis surpris par ce mix de Justice.

    C’est agréable d’entendre quelque chose d’enfin différent de leur part.
    Non, vraiment je m’étonnes dire qu’ils ont fait un bon mix ici.

  13. Dani Deahl

    Here’s the thing about Fabric mixes, a lot of artists use the mix to explore their influences, rare cuts, things they wouldn’t be able to normally utilize. I’m frankly surprised that Fabric would say something like “it’s not the kind of music we’re looking for.” Length seems more plausible but then again, it’s not a reason to reject a mix. Puzzling.


  14. Nattymari

    I’m not a big Justice fan as far as their output. It’s bland, repetitive breaks faire. This mix is pretty decent though. Nothing mindblowing or innovative – something like a Danielle Baldelli mix or one of Harvey’s Sarcastic mixes.

    Still, it’s a bit more inspired than James Murphy playing a 1986 Larry Levan setlist with LCD Soundsystem thrown in the middle.

    I also thought Fabric was bout letting the DJ explore their art and influence, and it shows in this mix, and might make me like them a bit more.

    C’mon, the Wicked and the IDjuts were carrying on the tradition in the early 90s, so it’s nothing a fan of dj culture is alien to. I like rough mixes and drops in mbient spots – it’s like a Mancuso thing – the point is to let the songs tell a story – not the mixing.

    There is a time for both.

  15. t-

    to be fair i wouldn’t buy this mix. nor would i would pay to hear it at fabric. compared to the rest of the series, this is cheap and dated.

  16. Nattymari


    Dated how? I can argue that there is nothing done on the Diplo and Spank Rock editions that wasn’t done by Bambataa and Flash in the 70’s. I can say the Jacques Lu Cont one reeks of a DJ Garth mix circa 1996. As far as the bleepy blippy boring breaks and dumb and bass mixes – well breaks mixed seemlessly are boring and jungle hasn’t been interesting since… well since it stopped being called jungle.

    I mentioned earlier that it wasn’t innovative, and I AM NOT defending Justice, as I could give two shits about them. However – I will defend tracks any mix that tries to bring tracks by Sparks, Goblin and Fancy to the casual dance consumer.

    Let’s face it, Fabric is for part time punters- it doesn;t reflect any deep dance underground. They are afraid they will seem uncool with such a midtempo disco mix.

    I feel bad for Justice actually – all the handbag breaksters may lose some respect from them with a mix like this, and the italo underground will hate it because it’s Justice.

    I kind of fell out of the CBS/Global Darkness loop because I was tired of the italo/electro elitism. I-F isn’t the only person who ever listened to italo or dj’ed it for that matter.

    I prefer mixes like “Mixed Up in the Hague” and Marni’s “I’m Going Tutu” (probably both on my top 5 of all mixes) but cheers to Justice for trying to use their covberboy status to educate the masses that listen to their music in a void, with no education about what came before.

    It seems like a mix made with sincerity to me – whereas a lot of the Fabric mixes are made as promotional tools, or a way to repay favors.

    In retrospect, I’m glad this mix has 0 marketability – as it was unbearable when fashionistas clung to italo during the minor Electrotrash movement. Almost as unbearable as hipsters talking about booty bass like it’s a new thing now that it’s posh again.

  17. anonymous

    john revolver: ur gai. at this point, the blind saving-grace to all radiohead songs is everyone’s neurotic infatuation w/ tom yorke’ s voice ergo they can record a dog taking a dump and tom’s soft whispers over it, and it will sell like hot cakes. thank god justice aren’t anglo-saxon because we’d all be in trouble.

  18. anonymous

    this is a tipicall radio mix from justice it was reject cause it doesnt have over distortion tracks period.
    hey all you haters dont hate the players

  19. chibi

    mainly good songs but a not a good mix. not technically bad, just doesn’t flow.

    and maybe i’m too old to see the irony (?) in that flashdance and la boum stuff, cause that’s just way too corny for me…

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