Dj e produttore, Etienne de Crecy è stata una figura cardine dietro l’ascesa della “French Touch” nel mondo dell’elettronica degli anni 90. Venerdì sarà ospite degli amici de Le Cannibale. Noi per l’occasione, lo abbiamo intervistato.
1) Hi Etienne, introduce yourself to our readers.
Haha ! No way ! That’s your job ! I don’t introduce myself anymore :)
2) I’d like to speak with you in french for training my language skills, but i think that the interview will be read by three persons.
My Italian is pretty bad !
3) So let’s talk about your debut, how do you remember it ?
I discovered techno music in raves in Paris in early 90’s with Philippe Zdar. We used to party a lot in big wharehouses in the suburbs !!!
As we were sound engineers in a big recording studio, we understood how this music was made, then we decided to do it ourselves !
The music was very techno & hardcore then we chose to do cooler music with samples, that’s how we made the Motorbass album.
4) How important was to travel to Paris for your musical career in that specific period?
I was already a parisian ! We were so many producers in Paris that was very exciting !
5)What does it mean to be considered one of the founders of the french house ? And how do you consider the french house today ?
There’s still d producers/DJs from France !
6) Have you never thought to revive the ”Motorbass” project taking advantage of the 90’es nostalgia in music ?
We tried hard ! But nothing really good came out :(
7) You have developed a harder synthetic sound more directly inspired by techno and electro over the years and it is evident aboveall in your recent compilation Beats’n’Cubes. Let’s talk about this evolution.
I do music for clubs & raves ! It’s not my fault if people want harder music ! I’m a DJ ! I must play music that people love !
I discovered this music by the Detroit & Holland scene !
8) Your live-set are always accompained by huge, bright cubes. Are you obsessed with them ?
Yes ! I made this cube cuz I was inconfortable playing DJ set on festivals’ big stages & because I love playing live sets with my analog gear ! It’s really amazing. Then I needed a cube to give something to the crowd, a guy pushing faders is not really spectacular !
9) What’s the future of music in the clubs ?
Haha !!! Who knows ! That’s why I love this music ! It’s always about new stuff.
10) We have finished and, personally, it was a great honour to chat with you. Greet the readers in your favourite language and suggest us a song.
Ci vediamo al tunnel venerdì prossimo!
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