Published: January 14, 2014
By: Matthew Meadow
Triple-headed bass hydra SAVOY, Gray Smith, Ben Eberdt, and Mike Kelly, have just released its first full-length LP, Self Predator.
The group has released three EPs in just the past two years, but this marks a delicate turning point in any group's career. An LP, to me, signifies that a group has finally found its signature sound. Without a doubt, Self Predator demonstrates the hard work that Savoy have put into this masterpiece of sound.
Straddling the line between thematic and exploratory, Self Predator utilizes discordant synths, gritty basslines, and melodic harmonies with utmost precision. The effect is an experience that feels unique and uplifting. The contrast between the 808s typically found in trap with the rough and grainy basslines of electro house in 'Bizzy' is just one example of the leaps that Savoy have taken in this release.
Taking a lot of inspiration from French electro and techno from the likes of Gesaffelstein and Kavinsky, Savoy's music is infused with an energy simultaneously contagious and destructive. And collaborations with Bright Lights and LoBounce gives the album even another layer of depth and complexity.
Undoubtedly, Self Predator is an instant success. And in order to spread the wealth, Savoy is embarking upon a 24-date U.S. live tour with support from Monstercat's DotEXE. The show will feature all new lasers and lighting design, so it would be a shame to miss out. Find out where they're playing near you!