Brooklyn-based producer/musician Eliot Lipp and Philadelphia-based indie-electro rockers Brothers Past ring in 2012 with a gala event at the famed Canal Club in Richmond, VA. Lipp will hold down the late-night spot while local dance trio Existor will open the night. On December 29, Lipp joins the New Deal at Baltimoreâ€™s Sound Stage as part of his NYE run of shows.
Lipp just released How We Do: Moves Made (October 4, 2011 / Old Tacoma Records). A versatile talent respected in the competitive world of electronic music by being equally at ease with pushing forth the latest production techniques as well as with the time-honored, How We Do finds Lipp â€œOn the cutting edge of beatwork.â€ (urb.com) The album pushes out fresh electronic music that reaches back to the golden age of American Soul, and â€œEliot Lipp absolutely nails this marriage of sounds.â€ (StreetDate.Radio)
How We Do: Moves Made is borne out of a longtime friendship between Eliot Lipp and Jasia 10, and hearkens back to when they were kids, digging for grooves at House of Records in Tacoma, a meeting point that happened to be halfway between each of their childhood homes. They waded through countless stacks of obscure records in search of that one best moment to swipe and loop into a hip-hop beat, learning a lot about jazz, funk, G-funk, and other pillage-worthy sounds along the way.
Lippâ€™s seven-year strong discography includes releases for the Eastern Developments, Hefty, Metatronix, and Mush labels as well as his own label Old Tacoma Records, named after his hometown. Unlike the typical Old Tacoma release, which atypically pushes forth future frontiers with artists Dark Party, Leo 123, Mike Bubbles, and Sir Charles, as well as the labelâ€™s next release from Samples, How We Do: Moves Made exists in its own reminiscent funked-out space.
Also just released on Old Tacoma Records is Samplesâ€™ full-length album, Malbec. Malbec marks the second release for Samples, who is already one of the fastest growing names in electronic dance music. For Eliot Lipp, itâ€™s Samplesâ€™ use of multiple electronic music styles and scenes to create his own unique voice that prompted Lipp to add him to the labelâ€™s small, hand-picked roster.
Eliot Lipp and Samples first met while Lipp was on tour in Samplesâ€™ home state of Colorado. When the two collaborated for a tune on Lippâ€™s most recent remix project, â€œBroLabs Remix Project,â€ the bond of mutual respect for each otherâ€™s work was solidified. The rest is, as they say, history [in the making].
Look for Eliot Lippâ€™s first solo album in three years to be released in the early part of 2012.
The complete list of current Eliot Lipp tour dates is as follows:
Thursday, November 17 Lit Lounge Fayetteville AR
Friday, November 18 Newby’s Memphis TN
Saturday, November 19 Martin’s Jackson MS
Thursday, December 1 The Underground Oklahoma City OK
Friday, December 2 The Green Elephant Dallas TX
Saturday, December 3 Wrecker’s Lubbock TX
Wednesday, December 7 Fox Theatre Boulder CO
Thursday, December 8 Hodi’s Half Note Fort Collins CO
Friday, December 9 Three20South Breckenridge CO
Saturday, December 17 Rotture Portland OR
Thursday, December 29 Sound Stage Baltimore MD with The New Deal
Friday, December 30 Snowglobe Music Festival South Lake Tahoe CA
Saturday, December 31 Canal Club Richmond VA with Brothers Past