Since it first dropped in 1998, ‘Viewpoints’, the debut album by UK producer Justice, aka Tony Bowes, has been celebrated as one of the most influential albums by DJs and producers across the spectrum of electronic music. The 11-track album was the product of a fevered burst of creativity and experimentation that explored Justice’s many influences, resulting in the creation of unheard-before sonic hybrids.
‘Viewpoints’, originally released on cult imprint Recordings Of Substance, is being reissued by Hydrogen Dukebox Records, complete with striking new artwork and on vinyl for the very first time with all 11 tracks. Available now for pre-order here.
After the success of his early hardcore and ambient jungle records which were made with frequent collaborator Blame, Justice was keen to strike out on his own. Eager to escape being pigeonholed as a Drum & Bass artist, in 1997 he set to work on ‘Viewpoints’, incorporating a variety of genres and moods and free from categorisation.
Check out the incredible new video of ‘Aquisse’ by Hattie Warboys:
“This is what happened when I went with the Sci-Fi watery mood of the track within the confinement of pandemic madness! Something we can most likely all relate to. It definitely scratched a lockdown itch for me!” – Hattie Worboys
The album is released on 27th August which is preceded by the single ‘Aquisse’, released on 4th June.