Eliot Lipp, Obey City, Boligee
Oh man, oh boy, have we got an unbelievable show planned for you. Eclectic, hypnotic Brooklyn DJ/producer/electronic artist/beatmaster/beastmaster Eliot Lipp will be laying down some deliciously danceable tracks at Glasslands on November 23rd. Don't miss this one-it's going to be insane.
Eliot Lipp didn't choose to become one of the most looked to artists in contemporary electronic music, but somehow, Lipp's sound, one that uses vintage gear to create a unique take on Hip Hop and House, has quickly garnered the respect among the industry's most influential musicians and producers as well as the deep admiration among audiences worldwide.
Since being discovered by Scott Herren (aka Prefuse 73) in the mid 2000's, and releasing albums on the cutting edge labels Eastern Developments, Mush and Hefty as well as backing the hype with a relentless touring schedule of influential live shows all over the globe, Lipp has quickly become one of the barometers for the revival of electronic music in the States.
Originally hailing from Tacoma, WA, Lipp paid his dues in the underground scenes of almost every primary market in the US, Europe and Asia, including stints in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago before dropping roots in the Brooklyn scene that has continued to produce some of the most recognized artists in contemporary indie and electronic music.
Lipp's signature sound, a crossbreed of 90's Hip Hop and House, 70's Funk fusion as well as classic Electro, has and will continue to breakdown barriers and transpose trendy scenes. Whether programming Hip Hop beats, writing dirty basslines, collaborating with the likes of premier producers, DJs, MCs and musicians, examined by SPIN, URB, Pitchfork and other media or playing popping parties at clubs and festivals worldwide, Eliot Lipp will continue to do his part in revolutionizing electronic music.
Brooklyn producer Aman Ellis has had his hands full as of late. From exploiting interstellar weirdness with his 80’s drenched synth-wave disco-esque project, AIMES, to creating nostalgic psychedelia by sampling 20s and 30s era crooners in his Cacti EP series. Now, the genre hopping and multi-instrumentalist introduces a new project, Boligee. The sounds Ellis creates as Boligee seems to combine his
influences, taking the listener on a daytrip of hazy vinyl samples and lush detuned synthesizers; wonky, off-kilter kicks, and cracking dusty snares.
His debut release under the Boligee moniker comes in the form of a two song EP entitled ‘Signals’.
Boligee, named after the small town in Alabama where Ellis spent much time as a youth, marks his entrance into the murky and ill-defined world of post-dubstep. Channeling heavily from dubstep’s predecessor, UK Garage, the A-side, Signal’s, crafts a left field selection of rolling kicks, 909 hi hats, and soulful vocals; no doubt a heavy track for the dance floor but with enough nuance and subtlety for the ipod.
The b-side, ‘Do Floor Work’, presents a driving four on the floor beat with happy melancholic vibe. Steel drums, banjos, and children’s chorus’ command the listener to let loose on the dance floor and ‘Do Your Floor Work’.