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803 Crystal Grooves Collective Cuts | 26.06.2020
Cinthie’s 803 Crystal Grooves Collective Cuts returns this June with a fresh four-track EP from S3A aka Sampling As An Art.
Parisian producer and DJ S3A has been releasing his take on soul-infused, sample heavy electronic music over the past decade via imprints such as Syncrophone’s Phonogramme, Lazare Hoche Records, 4Lux and Dirt Crew where he dropped his debut album. Here after the success of his debut LP ‘Pages’ and the ‘92’ Anthem’ track, which featured on the inaugural Collective Cuts release alongside music from Asquith, KETTAMA and 9th House, S3A returns to the imprint to conclude the story of his half acoustic half electronic album with the ‘« Pages » Epilogue’ EP.
Opening the EP is ‘Ill ‘heritage’, fuelled by a swinging drum groove, an amalgamation of soulful vocal samples, classic house stabs and brass licks before ‘Yellow’ follows next, embracing a contrasting aesthetic via crunchy modulating drums, squelchy acid bass tones and resonant synth chimes.
Opening the flip-side is ‘Second Hit’, a high octane rave-tinged cut featuring an amalgamation of chopped piano’s, vocals, old school stabs and sturdy bass. Following is ‘Joint 6’ which edges things into more soulful territories bringing into focus warbling Rhodes, natural bass tones and jazzy drums. ‘DX1 Joint’ then completes the package on a similar tip, courtesy of a bumpy drum groove, funk-infused bass and twinkling keys.