Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop


band members

James Ireland, Mei Swan, Andrew Sinclair


Bio

Savoir make their introduction with debut 12” single ‘Eternal’ for Sydney label Plastic World (GL, Tuff Sherm).

Honing their craft in the intimate electronic scene in Perth, Australia, the three-piece make a heady potion of catalytic rhythm and arresting melody.

The sonic compound is led by the evocative vocals of front-woman Mei Swan, set to textured, groove-laden production from James Ireland and Andrew Sinclair. ‘Malala’s earworm chant rides on deep afro-beat house groove and dense percussion, while coming off feather-light and agile. ‘Eternal’ sees specters of hip-hop and lounge channeled through a smoky after-hours slow dance, the wall-rattling kick drum offset against trembling exotic melody.

The 12” is rounded out by remixes courtesy of Larry Heard and Benji B-endorsed producer Adesse Versions and Melbourne synth wizard Harvey Sutherland. Whilst Adesse keeps things on an essential house tip, Sutherland slows the proceedings to a deep forest groove

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Oct 2014

Triple J
35

Savoir combines a bunch of talented West Australians and the result is fittingly great. This shows off a neat mix of precise programming and freeform groove.

Savoir combines a bunch of talented West Australians and the result is fittingly great. This shows off a neat mix of precise programming and freeform groove.