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Artist: Justice
Label: Ed Banger Records / Because Music
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 02 May 2024

French electro overlords Justice return with their first album in over 7 years. Teased by the pulsating, Tame Impala-featuring 'One Night/All Night' and the shapeshifting techno-funk behemoth 'Generator', Hyperdrama is the fourth studio album from the duo and is released via Ed Banger Records / Because Music...

Hyperdrama was certainly worth the seven year wait. The album contains 13 tracks (49 min, 12 sec) and is packed to bursting with hypnotic, engaging electro anthems. I even spotted what appeared to be a homage to Erasure's 1988 single 'Chains of Love' beautifully folded into 'Mannequin Love'.

Speaking about the new album, Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay say: "Disco/funk and electronic music at large have always been core elements of the music we make as Justice. In Hyperdrama, we make them coexist, but not in a peaceful way. We like this idea of making them fight a bit for attention.”

The album features guest appearances from Thundercat, The Flints, Rimon, Miguel, and Connan Mockasin.

The mix of styles is probably, for me, the strongest selling point. From the hypnotic dance anthem at the centre of 'Incognito' to the jazz-based 'Moonlight Rendez-Vous' there's plenty here to appeal to all tastes.

I found it to be an enjoyable album to listen to from start to finish, as well as an LP that you can effortlessly dip in and out of.


Nick Smithson

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