Étienne de Crécy

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Étienne de Crécy
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Background information
Born (1969-02-25) 25 February 1969 (age 46)
Origin Lyon, France
Genres Trip hop, electronica, downtempo, French touch
Years active 1992–present
Labels Pixadelic
Website etiennedecrecy.fr

Étienne Bernard de Crécy (French pronunciation: ​[etjɛn də kʁesi]; also known as Superdiscount, EDC, Minos Pour Main Basse and Mooloodjee) (born 25 February 1969, Lyon, France) is a French DJ and producer who composes electronic music, primarily house.


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 album,[1] a preview of what would be his second 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.


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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.”[citation needed]

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

Selected discography[edit]

Étienne de Crécy discography
Studio albums 4
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
EPs 15
Singles 12

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

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

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

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Year Title[8] Chart Positions Album
1996 Super Discount - ¥ Super Discount
Super Discount - F
Super Discount - $
Super Discount - £
1997 "Le Patron Est Devenue Fou!" 118
1998 "Prix Choc (Remixes)" 60
2000 "Am I Wrong" 15 (WA) 44 Tempovision
"3 Day Week-End"
2001 "Scratched" 96 80
2004 Super Discount 2 - ¥ Super Discount 2
Super Discount 2 - €
Super Discount 2 - $
Super Discount 2 - £
2005 "Someone Like You (Fast Track Vocal Mix)" 8 (VI) 140
2006 Commercial E.P.1
2007 Commercial E.P.2
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


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  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 27 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Discography Etienne De Crecy". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  5. ^ Official website
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  7. ^ "Discography Etienne De Crecy". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  8. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Etienne+De+Cr%C3%A9cy
  9. ^ "Discografie Etienne De Crecy". 2003–2015 Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Etienne De Crecy / Artist / Official Charts". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  11. ^ "UK Chartlog – 1994–2010 DJ S – The System Of Life". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  12. ^ "UK Chartlog – 1994–2010 Chris C. – CZR". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 

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