Fresh out of Boulder, Colorado comes the bangin’ electro-rock group Savoy. This underground group started back in 2004 within the dormitories of Boulder University. Originally, they aimed to be a rock n’ roll group, employing the typical electric and bass guitars, along with a drummer. However, after getting into the electro scene and going to club after club, Savoy’s style evolved – oh and are we glad that it did.
I first heard about them from a friend a couple of days before the Electric Daisy Carnival. Intrigued, we set out to see them as an opening act for the first day of the festival. What we ended up seeing blew us out of the water. Walking toward the stage, I remember hearing a SICK electro drop that immediately got myself and all my friends turning to each other and laughing in excitement. From there we knew they were going to kick off the carnival properly.
Their sound is a speedy, strap-yourself-into-your-chair electro progression that echoes the waves of hardcore percussion that is The Bloody Beetroots: Death Crew 77. But, unlike Death Crew, they have an aura of dirtiness about them, a flith that you can’t seem to wipe off even after an oatmeal bath. Take my personal favorite track Get Some Action (Live Version). They dropped this at the tail-end of their set and melted faces. The robotic sampling at the beginning of the song sets the tone for the rest of the track, which comes out to be an excellent blend of electro synths combined with slick, clapping drops. I also submit for your listening pleasure Savoy’s remix of the stoner anthem Welcome to Jamrock. They rework it into a disgustingly good dubstep tune. If you can’t get enough of Savoy, be sure to check out their website where they have all their tracks available for free! Well done Savoy, well done indeed.