After S3A‘s Deep Love 2018 contribution (DIRT 113LP), Dirt Crew present you this great collection of music. Coming from the French underground S3A, aka Max Fader, is absolutely no stranger to the scene. He is deeply rooted in house, hip hop, disco, soul, and funk serving residencies at Paris clubs Concrete and REX; he has become a local favorite as well with his DJ and live sets. Dirt Crew release this special debut album which showcases some older and recent work, with live acoustic songs from early 2017 recorded at the Paris “Red Bull Music” studios to new sample-based house and disco infused tracks in the signature “S3A” style. “Fever”, “Friends”, “Joint No. 5”, and “Greed” are all funk-fueled jams composed by Max, re-played and recorded again in several live jams with fellow musicians Nicolas Taite, Raphael Vallade, and Pierre Vadon then edited in the studio by S3A afterwards, they breath this special soul and funk love Max got into by listening to Masters At Work and old disco jams. The latter “Greed” has a special story, it is a cover of an early Laurent Garnier track that got reworked by Avril in the early ’00s, here Max wanted to present his own jazz and funk perspective on that same track. The club stompers “First Day With Lucien”, “Lockwood”, “Clarence J. Boddicker”, and “Leaving 19th” are the true party business on this album and range from deep house to more classic edit style disco tracks with live improvisations played on top of them. “Interlude For Marc”, “Obsession”, and “Eaux Troubles” introduce a third vision of S3A’s musical universe. Cinematic, emotional and with a much more old school “trip hop” approach to them, in some parts even referring to ’80s Italo/cosmic and early French funk. Max also added a very personal “Intro” and “Outro” to the vinyl version that consists of field recordings from his trips abroad and kids Eva and Bastien accompanied by Rhodes and strings recorded during the above mentioned live sessions.
Clarence J Boddicker (Lorenz Rhode remix) (5:53)
Friends (Art Of Tones Southern Soul remix) (6:58)
Fever (Dampe French retouch) (4:43)
Friends (Nachtbraker remix) (6:21)
Fever (Felix Leifur Flexi Leifs remix) (5:46)