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22 years ago, Étienne de Crécy, real name Étienne Bernard Marie de Crécy, released an album that’s impact is arguably still being felt today. That album was ‘Super Discount‘, an album that was graced with the unenviable title of being the first truly “French touch” album.

It went on to sell 200,000 copies, cemented the Lyon native into electro folk-law and saw French house become the toast of the dance community.

Since then, de Crécy has released two further artist albums; 2000’s dark and twisted ‘Tempovision’; and then 2004’s Super Discount 2, alongside studio friends, Cassius.

Fast-forward to 2014 and Crécy is about to release his third Super Discount album, the aptly titled ‘Super Discount 3’, and he’s just revealed the first track, ‘Night (Cut The Crap)‘.

Unfortunately it’s not the second coming of French touch (boo!!), I know, but what you do get is some seriously Sci-fi-infused synth wave the likes of which Kavinstian would be proud of. It still keeps Crécy’s analogue sound with nods to electro-funk and acid – but don’t be fooled this is de Crécy back to his very best.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.