Etienne de Crécy returns to IDOL

Marie De Crécy
IDOL’s historical partner, cult French electronic producer Etienne de Crécy is back in the catalog with his own imprint Pixadelic.

The DJ and producer from Lyon is indeed one of IDOL’s first signings. Pascal Bittard remembers: “I’m the one who went to seek him. I met him when I was working at V2: at the time, he had the label Solid. They were the first artists we worked with directly. I knew him well, I knew he was well-grounded.”

French touch producer Etienne de Crécy released his first maxi in 1993. For Stop The Noise, he tells of his beginnings: “I started making music at 16 playing bass (quite badly) in a rock band. Then I worked for 3 years as an assistant at the +XXX (Plus Trente) studio, one of the biggest recording studios in Paris (now closed). That’s where I met Philippe Zdar (Cassius), we discovered techno together at the first Parisian raves in 1992. We liked this music so much that we decided to make it ourselves.”

In 1995, he set up with Alex Gopher and Pierre-Michel Levallois the label Solid, on which he released Super Discount. This album, elected best compilation of the year 1997 by the readers of Muzik magazine, is notable for its collaborations with Philippe Zdar (under the pseudonym of La Chatte Rouge), Alex Gopher or Air. For the 25th anniversary of its release, Super Discount has just been reissued on vinyl.

In 2007, Etienne de Crécy founded his own imprint, Pixadelic, with “Commercial EP 2” as first release. Fourteen years later, after having given in a few years to the sirens of the majors, the producer signed his return to IDOL’s catalogue with “Commercial EP 3”.

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