FRESH: ‘Better’ – ESSS feat. Quincy Thompson

French producer ESSS team up with Quincy Thompson for “Better”.

by Christopher Smith

The Beat. Nothing would be possible without rhythm. From a heartbeat to a first bass line, without the force of rhythm, the music would not exist. Gregory Louis understood this a long time ago. Spearhead of the French Touch scene of the 90’s, he experienced electro before the digital revolution, and keeps from that time a fascination for pure analog sound, heat and texture.

From this admiration for this period and his deep knowledge of ESSS indie music. ESSS is a tribute to these years and proposes to revisit the fundamentals of indie instrumental Funk through electro. To rediscover the sensuality and the carnal rhythm of the 100 BPM, crossing the special grain of a John Carpenter or a Moroder.

After three highly innovative and quality EP releases, rising french talent ESSS returns with an amazing collaboration with the American singer Quincy Thompson, whose voice brings ESSS’s new analog electro track “Better” to serious cross-over potential.

As the original mix will seduce you on the pop side of the moon, the uptempo version and its extended, produced with the artist LIFELIKE, will make you dance while keeping the vibe of the original, and the LIFELIKE remix brings the whole thing to the pure french house sounds you’ll love to listen to when you’re on the dance-floors!

With The Beat, ESSS offers a journey through the essence of rhythm, which goes through the Funk of the 70s, takes us back to the Electro Down Tempo of the 80’s, lingers on the House of late 90’s to land in a millennium full of promises. Stay Tuned, ESSS is coming!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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