Volar solidified its reputation as Hong Kong’s top club for cutting-edge d.j. / performers by hosting French dynamic duo Justice, and Ed Banger label owner Busy P on Friday night.[photopress:Justice_Volar_Crowd.jpg,full,pp_image]
Volar vs. Dragon-i
Competition in club-land is a good thing for music lovers. Volar has recently carved out a successful niche. While Dragon-i brings classic d.j. / producers such as the legends, Little Louie Vega and D.J. Jazzy Jeff, Volar has differentiated themselves by bringing the most up-to-date d.j. acts around. In the past year they have brought forth a smorgasbord of new talents.[photopress:Justice_Busy_P_Ed_Banger_2.jpg,full,pp_image]
Friday night was a case in point with the performance of the French musical pair Justice. Justice, who are both d.j. / producers, create crusty, organic-sounding dance music that’s the hottest thing in international clubs. Their songs often possess catchy hooks with anthem-like qualities that build into dancefloor-killing crescendos. The music combines multiple genres (most heavily a concoction of Rock and Electro) to form something entirely new.[photopress:Busy_P_DJ.jpg,full,pp_image]
Apart from his role as label owner, Busy P is also a seasoned d.j. who managed Daft Punk and has toured the world extensively. His experience was evident in his excellent audience interaction. Turning down the music, tweaking the sounds, and then bringing it up again, Busy P worked the dance floor into a frenzy. The crowd was well primed for when Justice took the stage.
As opposed to other genres of contemporary dance music, where the sound is electronic and cold, the vibe from Justice is warm and has a feel-good quality to it. The two put together an unbroken string of their blend of music with skillful finesse. One song after another produced a swarm of bodies bouncing and hands thrown in the air.[photopress:Justice_Banger_Crowd_Frenzy.jpg,full,pp_image]
A factor that truly set them apart – they appeared as genuinely excited and into the music as the crowd going crazy below. They would wave their hands and jump around in back of the decks – clearly not putting on a rehearsed act, but feeling the music and feeding off of the crowd’s intensity. It was a phenomenal show by three people who honestly love what they do.[photopress:Justice_Busy_P_Rocking.jpg,full,pp_image]
For a taste of their music (in what will probably win them yet another MTV best video of the year award,) check out the following new video for their song D.A.N.C.E.
Here are two short clips from Friday night: