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Etienne De Crecy

Étienne de Crécy
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Etienne de Crécy's logo
Born (1969-02-25) 25 February 1969 (age 49)
Lyon, France
RelativesNicolas de Crécy (brother)
Musical career
GenresTrip hop, electronica, downtempo, French house
1992-present
LabelsPixadelic
Websiteetiennedecrecy.fr

Étienne de Crécy (born 25 February 1969, Lyon, France), also known as Superdiscount, EDC, Minos Pour Main Basse and Mooloodjee, is a French DJ and producer who composes electronic music, primarily house.

Biography

Crécy was born in Lyon, but moved to Versailles from Marseille in the mid 1980s, attending the same Jules Ferry college as Air and Alex Gopher, with whom he later created the Solid label. He then worked in Paris as a sound engineer at studio +XXX ("plus thirty") where he met Philippe Zdar of Cassius, with whom he worked as Motorbass for the album Pansoul,[1] a preview of what would be his first solo album, Super Discount, released in 1996, with Air, Alex Gopher and other French artists on Solid. Étienne de Crécy has been involved in various music projects where he worked as a producer.

Releases

Super Discount was Étienne de Crécy's first release, including the well known singles "Tout doit disparaître" (Everything must go) and "Prix Choc" (Shock Price). Super Discount is considered by many as the first album of what is called the French touch. Super Discount received very favourable reviews and sold over 200,000 copies.[]

Four years after Super Discount, Étienne de Crécy released Tempovision. Unlike Super Discount, which was perfectly adapted for the radio, Tempovision is a mature album, a deep reflection on the electronic music of this time. In Étienne de Crécy's opinion it was a blues album, differing from some of his earlier and more recent work.[]

The Tempovision track "Am I Wrong" used a sample of Millie Jackson's voice singing "Am I wrong to hunger...", from the song "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right". "Am I Wrong" peaked at #44 in the UK Singles Chart in January 2001.[2]

The three 3D animated videos to accompany singles from the Tempovision album were directed by Étienne's brother, Geoffroy de Crécy.

Eight years after the first Super Discount album, came Super Discount 2 with the original team, and the addition of Cassius. For this album, he used only old analog instruments, for example a TB303, and produced twelve electro-house-pop-new wave songs designed for clubs, in the continuity of the first Super Discount. Pursuing the 'discount' concept of the first album, all the tracks are named after peer-to-peer clients: "Overnet", "Napster", and so on. Étienne de Crécy, talking about the concept for the third album, said: "you have to be autistic in working in the music industry not to realize that something happens through the MP3 exchanges. It's not discount anymore! It's free!" and added "what the music industry doesn't understand, is that young people will not build their own music culture if they don't have free access to the music."[]

Étienne de Crécy's more recent tracks have focused more on an electronic sound.[] They have also begun to be released on the Pixadelic label.

Selected discography

Étienne de Crécy discography
Studio albums5
Live albums1
Compilation albums3
EPs18
Singles15

The discography of Étienne de Crécy consists of four studio albums, one live album, three compilation albums, eighteen extended plays and fifteen singles.

Studio albums

Live albums

  • Live On Neptune (2007, Pixadelic) (digital only)

Compilation albums

  • Tempovision Remixes (2002, Solid)
  • Beats'n'Cubes Vol.1 (2011, Dim Mak Records)
  • My Contribution to the Global Warming (2012, Pixadelic)

Extended plays and singles

Year Title[8] Chart positions Album
FR
[3]
BE
[4][6]
NL
[9]
UK
[10]
1996 Super Discount - ¥ Super Discount
Super Discount - F
Super Discount - $
Super Discount - £
1997 "Le Patron Est Devenu Fou!" 118
[11]
1998 "Prix Choc (Remixes)" 60
2000 "Am I Wrong" 15 (WA) 44 Tempovision
"3 Day Week-End"
2001 "Scratched" 96 80
"Tempovision"
2004 Super Discount 2 - ¥ Super Discount 2
Super Discount 2 - EUR
Super Discount 2 - $
Super Discount 2 - £
2005 "Someone Like You (Fast Track Vocal Mix)" 8 (VI) 140
[12]
2006 Commercial E.P.1
2007 Commercial E.P.2
2009 "Hannukah" (with Monsieur Jo)
2010 Welcome EP
Hope EP 94
Binary EP 84
No Brain EP
2011 "All Right" (digital only)
2013 "Beatcrush"
2014 "Hashtag My Ass" (digital only) 181 Super Discount 3
"Night (Cut the Crap)" (digital only)
"You" (featuring Madeline Follin) 121 40 (VI)
2015 "Smile" (with Alex Gopher) 96
"New Wave" (with Jason Glasser - digital only)
2017 After EP 1
After EP 2
After EP 3
2018 After EP 4

References

  1. ^ Wesolowski, David Peter. "Biography: Etienne de Crecy". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 144. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ a b c d "Discographie Etienne De Crecy" [Etienne De Crecy Discography] (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Discography Etienne De Crecy". ultratop.be. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Official website
  6. ^ a b "Discography Etienne De Crecy". ultratop.be. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Discography Etienne De Crecy". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Etienne+De+Crecy
  9. ^ "Discografie Etienne De Crecy". 2003-2015 Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Etienne De Crecy / Artist / Official Charts". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "UK Chartlog - 1994-2010 DJ S - The System Of Life". zobbel.de. Archived from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "UK Chartlog - 1994-2010 Chris C. - CZR". zobbel.de. Archived from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved .

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