"The first time I heard techno in a rave, it was like a real revolution in my mind."
So says Étienne de Crécy, French touch electro-house producer, DJ, and conceptual artist. Likewise, de Crécy's original releases and live productions have been revolutionary to the worldwide dance music movement.
In a new 11-minute documentary, Super Discount 3, de Crécy and his friends wax nostalgic about their early days helping merge the elements of house, hip-hop, and techno on the '90s Parisian scene. They laid the foundation for a celebrated and influential dance movement, and now de Crécy has revived his Super Discount series with an album by the same name.
Even more exciting, he's heading out on a five-date tour around America, and he's stopping by Miami's own Frenchie-loving party spot, Bardot.
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Etienne de Crécy's U.S. Tour Dates
February 12 Verboten, New York City, NY
February 13 Coda, Philadelphia, PA
February 14 Area 51, Salt Lake City, UT
February 19 Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
February 21 Bardot, Miami, FL
Super Discount 3, the album, will fill the French touch hole in your heart that's been boring deep into your dance-loving soul since the last time you listened to the Drive soundtrack.
Due to be released later this week, de Crécy's latest is smart, gritty, and overwhelmingly lusty. It's sexy music for skinny, dissatisfied people, which is really what being French is all about.
Hard synths, handclaps, girlie voices full of attitude... All coming to a carpet stage near you.
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Étienne de Crécy's Miami Debut. With Patrick Walsh. Saturday, February 22. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-576-5570, or visit bardotmiami.com.
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