‘Justice’ @ Epic Nightclub



DJ Set or Live set, that is the question.  Depending on your preference you may or may not have had a good time at Epic Friday night.  A live set consists of the trademark Justice stage setup, which is a giant wall of speakers and the white cross, with them playing all Justice tracks or remixes (Check out their new album All Access Areas for a perfect example of a live set).  A dj set on the other hand is what we got, which was the duo behind a nondescript table with a couple of laptops and some mixers, playing mostly other peoples music.

That’s a pretty big difference, although you wouldn’t know it from the price of the show.  A $50 ticket would not be out of sorts for a live show, although for the size of Epic and this being Mpls, that’s still pretty steep.  So it was a little disappointing that was the price for this show.  According to the promoters, they have to charge enough to pay what the group demands, but if you have to have a Groupon to help sell tickets, it’s obviously too much.

Just after midnight, following 2 opening DJs (KPT & Soviet Panda), Justice finally took the stage to spin some tunes.  In my opinion they did a great job with song selection.  They didn’t depend on your typical EDM tracks to get the crowd moving.  They dropped in some classics, from ‘Windowlicker’ – Aphex Twin to ‘Move Your Feet’ – Junior Senior, as well as a few Justice tracks.
If you were hoping to see Justice perform, you were probably pretty let down, especially after dropping $50.  However, if you were there to dance, have a good time, and let Justice curate the music for the evening, you likely had a blast.  After all, hearing them mix in D.A.N.C.E. and Civilization is the next best thing to a live set.

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PJ Mudd

PJ went to his first concert at age 13. He's attended over 200 concerts and multiple music festivals including Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and the inaugural River's Edge Music Festival in St Paul. He volunteers his time managing social media accounts for different artists. PJ is a First Avenue Member and was a staff member in college delivering their printed calendars to stores in order to earn free tickets. He has been contributing to his own live music experience blog, TotallyLiveAtPJs.com. He grew up in Eagan, lived in Columbus, Ohio, and now calls Minneapolis home.

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