French electro duo Justice have admitted what many of their fans have suspected for many moons - they don’t clear all of their samples.
In an interview for MTV the pair came clean on the issue, saying that they ‘borrowed’ bits of Slipknot, Queen and 50 Cent, “but they are such short samples no one can recognize them.”
Xavier de Rosnay of the band said “On the album, [†], we maybe sampled 400 records.”
“Sometimes we do also use big samples,” he continued. “On the album, we used three big samples that we had to clear, and all the rest are just impossible to recognize. We’re using the very short samples to improve the sound, because we are just writing melodies on piano and then we are listing each note taken from other records, so we make a trade between those notes and the proper loops.”
Fans of their highly successful debut album [†] (Cross) will have a wait to endure as they are also said,"We’re really slow at making music.”
However, those looking for a fix can pick their live DVD/CD ‘A Cross the Universe’ which is released November 24.