• Étienne de Crécy presents Super Discount 3
• All Day I Dream returns to Los Angeles
• Addison Groove Preps Upcoming EP for 50Weapons, Features the Late DJ Rashad on New Track
Étienne de Crécy presents Super Discount 3
Le Patron est devenu fou ! : the boss became crazy, even crazier than ever! After five years spent blitzing a string of venues with his legendary Beats ‘N’ Cubes show – a lavish installation and a live experience as visually brilliant as it was sonic, leaving clubbers and festival-goers dazed – Etienne de Crécy has revived his Super Discount project, ten years after the second opus.
The first single from Super Discount 3 – true to the producer’s house obsession, an edgy, state-of-the-art bombshell exploding on the 2014 electronic scene – firmly sets the tone and takes matters in hand: Night (Cut the Crap) is the heartfelt cry of a DJ taking over from a talentless colleague.
For those too young to remember the 90s, Etienne de Crécy was the guiding hand behind the albums Super Discount (1997) and Super Discount 2 (2004), featuring contributions from Alex Gopher, Air, Cassius and DJ Mehdi. In that collective venture and in his solo work, Etienne de Crécy has always rejected the facile, remaining fiercely loyal to old-school house and choosing to extensively explore electronic music’s underground labyrinths rather than tread the beaten paths of commercial success.
Along with Philippe Zdar, future member of Cassius, he also formed the legendary duo Motorbass, whose 1995 album Pansoul was a seminal work of the emergent French Touch, confirming the credentials of French house.
Its unstoppable beat effortlessly overwhelming our senses, Night (Cut the Crap) singlehandedly revives the spirit of the two previous Super Discount oeuvres, fast-forwarding to the heart of the summer with its fusion of looped notes from a tenacious synthesizer and vocals that call us to order, creating an inordinately electro-funk ambience.
Released as a foretaste of the Super Discount 3 album due out this winter, Night (Cut the Crap) prefigures a radical updating of the house heard over the last two decades: earworm music for the months to come, enhanced by unexpected featured vocalists, fiery samples and lustrous synth. “Cut the Crap”? Totally,and make way for the boss.
All Day I Dream returns to Los Angeles
Burridge started the series back in 2011 with Matthew Dekay, conceived as a communal exploration of the melodic, string-laden sound he nailed on his 2008 RA Podcast. The gatherings have since taken on a life of their own, full of self-proclaimed “dreamers” who contribute to the Burning Man-influenced vibe, and have also spawned label of the same name.
For this iteration, Burridge will play alongside New York’s Hoj. The parties always take place outdoors, this time occurring in Burbank’s Pickwick Gardens. For All Day I Dream events, the three-decade veteran Burridge selects for emotional response, favoring, “…minor-key music with a certain cinematic elegance,” according to an interview with Time Out New York.
Addison Groove Preps Upcoming EP for 50Weapons, Features the Late DJ Rashad on New Track
Addison Groove is set to return to the Modeselektor-helmed 50Weapons imprint next month with a new EP that will feature a collaboration with the late DJ Rashad. The forthcoming Turn Up the Silence EP is set to feature four distinct new productions from Addison Groove, with its three solo efforts described as “electro undergone a radical undercut,” “hi-NRG,” and “minimal D&B,” respectively. Entitled, “U Been Gone,” the UK producer’s collaboration with Chicago footwork pioneer DJ Rashad is said to sound like “a homage to one of footworks’ greatest… [where] syncopated kicks shuffle around a Motown sample, which adds a certain melancholy to the cleverly twisted jungle breaks structuring this track.”
Addison Groove’s latest effort for 50weapons will see its release on August 8. In the meantime, the record’s full tracklist can be found below, along with a preview of EP cut “Push It.”