Headquarters: Everywhere via Tacoma, Washington
Website Link(s): http://www.eliotlipp.net/
- Eliot Lipp
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In a game that is so obsessed with finding the rarest, dirtiest, most obscure beat, it is refreshing to hear about a producer that is more concerned with the surrounding music rather just the prestige of a particular drum pattern. Eliot Lipp, a traveled 20-something-year-old from Tacoma, WA, is an instrumental hip-hop producer who arranges his songs without an emcee in mind. Usually using the beat/bass/synth template, Lipp breathes life into a genre that easily gets redundant without a particular personality to it. Basing songs around classic, and well-traveled, drum breaks forces Lipp to bring his A-game when it comes to his other components, and he does not let down. Synth lines blossom into flurries of color and the bass lines root the music down, making it home and club-friendly. With a little more experimentation, Lipp could follow in the footsteps of Guillermo Scott Herren aka Prefuse 73.
Lipp's first outing, Eliot Lipp, was self-produced in his apartment and sold by hand before being picked up by Herren's Eastern Developments imprint. Chicago's Hefty Records has since added Lipp to their roster (which is fitting because Lipp spent three years in Chicago and recorded his self-titled album there, though he has since moved on), and his sophmore outing, Tacoma Mocking Bird was released in 2006.