Usually when you’re told about an artist who blends genres to his advantage, it serves to explain the unexplainable by dissecting minute aspects of a homogenous whole, made of appropriated sounds by a producer who’s just trying to make it all work. The way that Eliot Lipp shares a glimpse of his sonic world on his new album “Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake” is quite the opposite of these haphazard attempts at boundary-blurring: he asserts each nod to his influences with confidence, showing us that he’s been around long enough to know what he likes and that he can pay respect to as well as stand up to the pioneers that came before him.
It’s because of these distinct nodes in the album that it at some times can feel disjointed – …
No matter how hull-shattering the sawtooth, there’s nothing quite like actual waves. On Tuesday two titans of the booming Austin beat scene, Exploded Drawing and (in)Sect Records, took to Lake Austin in a bi-level riverboat for a four hour tour fueled by organic juice cocktails (pineapple-jalapeno margaritas!) and two rooms of music featuring locals holding their own next to notable guests from Brainfeeder, Stones Throw, and Mush.
Eliot Lipp is known for hanging on the cutting edge of beatwork, and this new tune with long time pal Jasia 10 is no exception. “Ace in the Hole” finds the two old crate digging friends sampling a red hot sax that merges seemlessly with groovy synths a funkadelic beat. The tune come from the Lipp’s upcoming How We Do : Moves Made album which will be out on his own Old Tacoma label next month.
PREMIER Eliot Lipp & Jasia 10 :: “Ace In The Hole”
Tacoma, Washington’s favorite beat-making son Eliot Lipp has released a free album of remixes of his tracks by such notable bros in beats as Pretty Lights, Mux Mool and Subtitle. Brolabs is available for download from Lipp’s Brooklyn-based Old Tacoma record label. Click over and nab an hour of mutant beats. Full tracklist after the jump.