Etienne De Crécy ‎– Super Discount

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See also: Super Discount series, which includes the four separately released 10" singles featuring most of the tracks from the album, plus other single releases from the series.

Versions (24)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SLD 007 CD Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album) Disques Solid SLD 007 CD France 1996 Sell This Version
DIF 002 DLP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(2xLP, Album, Gat) Different DIF 002 DLP France 1997 Sell This Version
CD 1002 Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD) Jaffa Records CD 1002 Israel 1997 Sell This Version
DIF 002 CD Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album) Different DIF 002 CD Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
451.0002.SD, DIF 002 CD Etienne De Crecy* Super Discount(CD, Album) So Dens, Different 451.0002.SD, DIF 002 CD Spain 1997 Sell This Version
MEGAD003CD Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album) Megamusica MEGAD003CD Portugal 1997 Sell This Version
DIF 002 CDUK Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album) Different, Disques Solid DIF 002 CDUK UK 1997 Sell This Version
DIF 002 CD Etienne De Crecy* Super Discount(CD, Album) Different, Disques Solid, Creative Vibes, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] DIF 002 CD Australia & New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
DIF 002 CD Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album, RE) Different DIF 002 CD France 1997 Sell This Version
DIF 002 CD Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album, RE) Different DIF 002 CD France 1997 Sell This Version
SLD 007 CD Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album) Disques Solid, Pias Germany, Different SLD 007 CD Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SLD 007 2CD, VVR 1001472 Etienne De Crecy* Super Discount(CD, Album + CD, Ltd) Disques Solid, V2 SLD 007 2CD, VVR 1001472 France 1998 Sell This Version
SLD 007 CD, VVR1001478 Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album, RE) Disques Solid, V2 SLD 007 CD, VVR1001478 France 1998 Sell This Version
DIF 002 CDLTD, 451.0002.023 Etienne De Crecy* Super Discount(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd, Edi) Different, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] DIF 002 CDLTD, 451.0002.023 France 2002 Sell This Version
PXC016CD, 88875046252 Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(CD, Album, RE) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic PXC016CD, 88875046252 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount With Remixes(17xFile, AAC, Album, Comp) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount With Remixes(17xFile, AIFF, Album, Comp) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount With Remixes(17xFile, ALAC, Album, Comp) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount With Remixes(17xFile, FLAC, Album, Comp) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount With Remixes(17xFile, MP3, Album, Comp, 320) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount With Remixes(17xFile, MP3, Album, Comp, VO) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount With Remixes(17xFile, WAV, Album, Comp) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount With Remixes(17xFile, ogg, Album, Comp) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016
88985304031, PXC032LP Etienne De Crécy Super Discount(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic, A+LSO, Sony Music, Pixadelic 88985304031, PXC032LP France 2016 Sell This Version

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Analogue808

Analogue808

August 19, 2016
referencing Super Discount, 2xLP, Album, Gat, DIF 002 DLP

I found a promo sticker inside the sleave . 20 years later !
ronnitino

ronnitino

August 9, 2016
referencing Super Discount, 2xLP, Album, Gat, DIF 002 DLP

I'm looking to buy the first disc only (A/B) since my copy is damaged. If you have what I'm looking for, pls direct message me. Thanks.
SebCrateDigger

SebCrateDigger

May 11, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Super Discount, CD, Album, SLD 007 CD
It was in 1997 at the Fnac Italien (before it closed), i saw Etienne in live with Radio Nova and he was mixed the album. Great moment !
smidex

smidex

April 30, 2016
referencing Super Discount, 2xLP, Album, Gat, DIF 002 DLP

with air & some other... one of my fav french records.....played it 1997 & the some years after often in dj sets on parties.....but works 2016 also, because is is so lovely stuff..!!
rafika77

rafika77

April 18, 2016
referencing Super Discount, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel, 88985304031, PXC032LP
Not reviewing the music, this is a legendary album. The pressing sounds clean to me, pretty happy with my sole purchase of RSD 2016 !
pilotfish693

pilotfish693

April 12, 2016
referencing Super Discount, 2xLP, Album, Gat, DIF 002 DLP
anyone knows why the intro to "le patron est devenu fou !" has been erased here (while it is there on cd)?
BalooDP

BalooDP

August 24, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Super Discount, CD, Album, RE, DIF 002 CD

Etienne de Crécy is one of the earliest names from France that helped established "La French Touch". His work with Phillipe Zdar under the group name Motorbass is considered to be the precursor to the entirety of the French House sound.

But Etienne de Crécy doesn't really sound too similar to say, the sounds of Daft Punk, DJ Falcon, Alan Braxe, Sedat, or some of the other big names in the French House scene. His well-known Super Discount album is more of a downtempo, lounge album, much like Cassius' 1999. Super Discount is more reminiscent of the kind of music you would hear while shopping in a supermarket, but more dance-friendly. It's definitely something you could spin at a club, but moreso in the beginning or end of a set, or when you just want to slow things down. But it's also music that's easily listenable to at home, the sound isn't intrusive or sounds good only on the dance floor.

One criticism I do have about this album though is that there is a lot lost in translation. All of the song names are in French, and there's some speech on the tracks that you won't understand unless you can talk French, along with a couple of tracks that aren't more than a few seconds long. The album is just very French, and doesn't have a big worldwide appeal.

The best tracks here are Prix Choc, Super Disco, and Affaires a Faire, they're nice to listen to at home but have a good dance floor appeal as well. The rest of the album is significantly more downtempo and lounge music.

Overall, Super Discount is a good album, but it's definitely leaning towards a different realm of French House. If you like Dimitri from Paris, Cassius' 1999 album, La Funk Mob, AIR, and Motorbass, then I would definitely recommend Etienne de Crécy. But if you're a fan of Daft Punk, Alan Braxe & Fred Falke, Roule, and Crydamoure, then the sound found on here might be a little too calm for your tastes.
shonzilla

shonzilla

July 24, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Super Discount, CD, Album, RE, DIF 002 CD

This is truly a seminal (french) house record. Its spacy and dubby feel sounds fresh 9 years later. Although some tunes are (still) great for mixing at the parties, while some are perfect to be enjoyed in your household, the entire release has a fluid form which can be consumed in one take over and over again.

The video for the tune "Prix Choc" by Etienne De Crécy is my favourite video of all times. And I saw it only once. Imagine this sexy tune played to judo fight filmed from various angles with a hi-speed camera and played in slow motion. A total trip!

This compilation has converted an ex-colleague of mine into the world of house and electronic music. Go figure! :-D
manchester

manchester

September 12, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Super Discount, CD, Album, RE, DIF 002 CD

This was when the French invasion of quality dance music was really beginning to take over in the late 90s. This seminal release was at the forefront. Although a compilation of different artists, it sits together as a perfect artist album, encompassing some beautiful French disko, quirky chillout & downtempo and lovely slow groovers. Superb, inventive dance music by the French.
ledjfab

ledjfab

December 23, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Super Discount, CD, Album, RE, DIF 002 CD

It seems I will never understand the concept of this project.
By the name of the album and the titles of the track, I first thought that De Crecy and friends would use old commercial samples to make music. But that's not it. The only "lyrics" never match the title of the tracks (apart from "Prix Choc" maybe, but that might be a joke for weed smokers). The interludes are part of french translated movies/series and do not provide a continuous linear comprehension for the listener.
"Super Discount" is considered by many as a classic part of the emergence of the french touch. It might be right about the music, but not about the concept.
"Le Patron Est Devenu Fou" and "Prix Choc" were both released as singles. "Prix Choc" was slightly modified for a 7" (neat amelioration in the bass and the echo), but not for a 12" (Why?).
The second volume of "Super Discount" was released in the fall of 2004.