DVNO

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"DVNO"
Justice DVNO cover art.png
Single by Justice
from the album
Released19 May 2008
Genre
Length
  • 3:56 (album version)
  • 3:13 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Mehdi Pinson
  • Gaspard Augé
  • Xavier de Rosnay
Producer(s)Justice
Justice singles chronology
"D.A.N.C.E."
(2007)
"DVNO"
(2007)
"Phantom"
(2007)
Music video
"Justice - DVNO (Official Video)" at YouTube

"DVNO" is a song by French electronic music duo Justice from their debut album . The song was released on 19 May 2008 in the United Kingdom and was given substantial airplay. The song was added to Radio 1's B List playlist.

Background[edit]

The vocalist featured in the song is Mehdi Pinson from the band Scenario Rock, under the pseudonym of DVNO. According to band member Xavier de Rosnay, "DVNO" stands for "Divino".

Music video[edit]

Directed by So-Me, Yorgo Tloupas, and Machine Molle,[1] the music video is a highly stylised partial lyric video featuring portions of the song's lyrics in the form of famous animated company logo graphics from the era of Scanimate and early CGI. Notable featured company logos are those of NBC, PBS, HBO, Sony, Sega, Cannon Films, 20th Century Fox, CBS/Fox Video, and Universal Pictures, including that of sister company Universal Parks & Resorts. The final animation segment is a reference to Cannell Entertainment's production logo, with duo members Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé making an appearance.

The music video edition of the song is cut shorter than the official album and radio releases, featuring an outro played on piano as opposed to slap bass.

Appearances in film and television[edit]

The song was featured in the 2007 film Hitman directed by Xavier Gens. The song was also used in a commercial for the Discovery Channel in 2007, and featured as a "Web Obsession of the Week" in the 14 March 2008 edition of Entertainment Weekly.[2]

Track listing[edit]

12" single

  1. "DVNO" (Justice Remix)
  2. "DVNO" (Surkin Remix)
  3. "DVNO" (Sunshine Brothers Mix)
  4. "DVNO" (LA Riots Remix)
  5. "DVNO" (Les Petits Pilous Remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 23
France (SNEP)[4] 94

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Machine Molle". machinemolle.com. In the section "Music Videos". Archived from the original on 2008-04-19. Retrieved 14 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Seven days in entertainment". ew.com. 7 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Justice – DVNO" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Justice – DVNO" (in French). Les classement single.