Et justice pour tous.


 

Justice played in vienna last thursday, and despite many opinions I thought it was godly. Just awesome.

Yes, they overdid “We are your friends”, their debut hit-remix from the Simian song, and the encore was just a repetition of stuff they played before.

Nevertheless, the live-arrangement of their new record mixed together with their already classics, like Phantom and D.A.N.C.E is just epic. They deliver exactly what I expect from a DJ/Producer-into-Rockband-act. Big gestures, blown-up light effects, cocky attitude and a sound that brings the best of Italo-Disco into modern techno.

Being a producer team that wants to be a band isn’t easy. You don’t want to be the guy, that looks like he’s checking emails on his laptop. Daft Punk or the Chemical Brothers have already shown, that an interesting stage design and big visuals are definitely necessary to make a good show. But Justice already know pretty well what they are doing. The moment the cross symbol started moving to the side to make way for the backlit keyboards, Xavier moving to the front, sitting down, with his back to the crowd, perfect. Even if it just prolonged the running gag from “A Cross the Universe”.

I don’t doubt for a second that there are still big things to come from Justice, and I can’t wait.




ACTA


Even in the small town of Linz people rallied on the streets to protest the ratification of ACTA by the austrian government. A few impressions can be found over here




Colt Seavers Connection


For the next two weeks starting two days ago, I am having the honour of being the personal technical assistant of my friends from Colt. They are recording their next EP and it’s going to be good, oh so good.

You can read their recording diary on their site or follow the link. Some of the pics I took myself.

Colt




Next steps


Even though SOPA and PIPA took a hit yesterday, US federal agencies shut down Megaupload, one of the biggest filesharing sites. But the internet is a wonderful thing, that’s hard to handle.

So it seems that Megaupload already has a new IP, and knowledge about it spreads happily over Facebook and Twitter, like a slap in the face of the US government. There is still a chance, that it is a hoax or a phishing site, so I won’t post the new IP here. (anyone who cares probably has it already or knows, where to find it)

I can’t even begin to understand, how single governments think, they can just shut websites hosted in countries far away from their own legislation down like that.




End Liberty?


The fight against the piracy of intellectual property and a flourishing internet don’t have to oppose each other. With a well thoughtout legislation both can be accomplished. But this is not the case with the current state of SOPA and PIPA, which handed big corporations powerful tools to use at their own will. Thankfully, through yesterdays worldwide protests, some senators and congressmen started to rethink their position on these acts.

Read the article on NY Times