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Justice’s ‘Hyperdrama’ Album Review: A Bold Evolution of Signature Electro Sounds

  • April 26, 2024
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Justice’s ‘Hyperdrama’ Album Review: A Bold Evolution of Signature Electro Sounds

Hyperdrama, justice, tame impala, thundercat, electronic, dance

10/10 – CLASSIC

Justice’s eagerly awaited new album, , Hyperdrama is now available via Ed Banger Records / Because Music, offering a rich tapestry of thirteen tracks, highlighted by their new single “Neverender” featuring Tame Impala. This collaboration, one of two with Kevin Parker on the album, underscores the record’s ensemble of distinguished collaborators including Thundercat, Miguel, The Flints, Rimon, and Connan Mockasin.

The album’s unveiling was coupled with an electrifying debut of their new live show at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This marked their first major performance in six years and served as the launch pad for their upcoming global tour, “Justice: Live.” The duo has been open about the meticulous 18-month preparation behind their live comeback, a topic detailed in a comprehensive New York Times profile. The track “One Night/All Night,” debuted at this performance, has quickly become a staple on both streaming platforms and radio since its release in January.

Justice’s latest album, Hyperdrama, is a compelling mosaic of sound that dives deep into the duo’s signature electro style while pushing into new territories of musical innovation. From the outset, the album captivates with its opening track and lead single “Neverender,” a joint effort with Tame Impala that sets a high bar with its lush, psychedelic overlays and driving beats.

Across the album’s thirteen tracks, Justice deftly balances their iconic heavy synth and bass-driven sound with fresh collaborations that add depth and diversity. The involvement of artists like Thundercat, Miguel, and Connan Mockasin not only enriches the textural palette but also brings a distinct flair to each song, from funk-infused rhythms to smooth, soulful vocals. “Dear Alan” is one of the more beautiful and poetic songs on the album. While “Mannequin Love” is a slow burn of magnificent electric. “Explorer” with Connan Mockasin is an electric, psychedelic journey through space.

The production on “Hyperdrama” is meticulous, reflecting the duo’s well-known attention to detail and mastery in crafting dynamic electronic landscapes. Tracks like “One Night/All Night” showcase an evolution in their sound that is both reflective and forward-looking, resonating well with both long-time fans and newcomers.

Overall, “Hyperdrama” stands out as a robust addition to Justice’s discography, highlighting their growth as artists without losing the core of what makes their music resonate. It’s an album that not only meets the lofty expectations set by their previous works but also asserts their continued relevance in the ever-evolving world of electronic music.

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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