Veteran Austin-based producer Eliot Lipp is set to unveil his new album, Skywave, on Detroit-based label Young Heavy Rebels, an imprint operating smack dab at the intersection of electronic music and hip-hop. Lipp, who has released music on Prefuse 73’s Eastern DeVelopments label, Hefty, Mush and Old Tacoma, has made his bones embracing a sound that gleans elements of hip-hop, electro and soul.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Tides” from his full-length out on June 23. It’s an instrumental where deep keyboards and melodic synths mingle with crisp beats and a funky-ass bassline from heaven.
Interestingly, a bout with sleeplessness informed the track: “I was back in Tacoma, WA (my hometown) during the holidays. One night I was up late and couldn’t sleep. The only equipment I brought was my Yamaha Montage and a laptop. Since I was pretty bare bones, I looped some chords, looped some hi-hats, etc. I just kept looping for fun and to drive off insomnia. I went through the motions of making a track but in a spontaneous, half asleep way. I didn’t think it would make the album but the more I worked on it, the more I realized there was a mood created by the track that couldn’t have conjured intentionally.”
Check out the world premiere below, and catch Lipp tonight at Jupiter Disco in Brooklyn with Michna and Lauren Flax.