A native of the golden West, Hipp-e has pushed the envelope of dance music from the tender age of 16. After years of parties and inspiration from other DJ's and Producers, Hipp-e decided it was time to try his hand at making music that better suit the..
A native of the golden West, Hipp-e has pushed the envelope of dance music from the tender age of 16. After years of parties and inspiration from other DJ's and Producers, Hipp-e decided it was time to try his hand at making music that better suit the left-coast of the United States.
Teaming up with partner Halo, the two produced a hybrid sound that paired the jackin' beats of Chicago with the smoked out sounds of the Pacific. Known as the H-Foundation and 6400 Crew, they produced tracks for Siesta Music in their new home of San Diego, their new friends at Soma in Glasgow, label giant Hooj Choons, and even for the East coast legends at Yoshitoshi. As a result, they drew the attention of the world to the self-contained music industry of the West coast.
The next phase of his skyrocketing career saw him able to take his sound to the world in the form of his legendary DJ sets. Playing slots at Fabric London, Turbo Toronto, Zouks Singapore, Soma Glasgow, Twilo New York, More Amsterdam Pacha Buenos Aires, and Allenby Tel-Aviv turned the heads of the clubbers who thought they had seen and heard it all. His sets at raves in New Zealand, Montreal, Turkey, Croatia, Spain, Brazil and all over the United Stateshave reintroduced the concept that prime-time doesn't mean prime-speeds and has the ravers listening for a change.
Even though one might wonder when he finds the time, Hipp-e has continued to push himself in the studio, developing a sound that belongs solely to him. His solo production for labels like NRK, Soma, Product Deluxe, and Tango has garnered instant reaction from international DJ's and has those more negative individuals that predicted some sort of Hipp-e / Halo backlash quickly zipping their lips. In addition to building his studio knowledge, Hipp-e is venturing into more unknown territory. As A&R for San Francisco based Tango Recordings, he is able to take his knack for finding amazing records to play out and apply it to finding upcoming producers from around the world who will help to shape the future of dance music. With a DJ schedule that shows no signs of slowing down, and a resume that already puts him at the top of his field, and an ever growing potential in the studio, Hipp-e will continue to realize his dreams and inspire the rest of the industry.
After the huge success of the "Environments" album, a concept that he and Halo worked on together with live musicians and represents the fusion of styles that has become their trademark, the boys now feel it is time to move on with their careers. They have amicably agreed to go their separate ways, with Hipp-e representing the H-Foundation moniker, and each of them DJing as solo artists. You can still book both artists through Elite.
Selected discography Hipp-e
NRK: Nite Life 002
Destinations: Australia vol.1
Fabric CD Volume 7
Mecca Tour mix vol.1
The H-Foundation ep - Moody
H-Foundation: Da Soundz of now - Moody
H-Foundation: 420 Sessions - Siesta
H-Foundation: Home Grown EP - Camouflage
H-Foundation: Releases - Low Pressing
Hipp-E, Tony, Halo 6400 Crew: Dub Me Sometin Fresh - Yoshi Toshi
Hipp-E, Tony, Halo - Three to Tango - Tango
Hipp-E and Tony - Interactive nights - Tango
Hipp-E and Tony - 6400 crew - Tango
Soul Interactive - Riddem control - Soma
Soul Interactive - Feel it - Soma
Route 66 - Broke down ep - Nightshift
Hipp-E and Dizzy - City dues ep - Doubledown
Hipp-E And Tony: Sonidas de la celva - Siesta
Hipp-E: Things change ep - Nightshift
Hipp-E: Rastaman ep - Detour
Hipp-E: Stay all night ep - Mangusta
Hipp-E: Sunrise - United sounds of Mangusta - mangusta
Hipp-E: Something for the souljah- Jump Recordings
Hipp-E: Down on me ep - Doubledown Recordings
Hipp-E: Foolish Way's ep - Doubledown Recordings
Hipp-E: Hipp- E ep - Rique recordings ( Japan)
Hipp-E: Blacker Than ep - Nightshift
H-Foundation: Passage of Time - Soma
H-Foundation: New Funk Theory - Soma
H-Foundation: Tonight - Soma
H-Foundation: Slayin the Dragon - Soma
H-Foundation: So fine - Soma
Silicone Soul: Chicolaa H-Foundation Remix - Soma
Plastic Avengers: El Bombata H-Foundation Remix - NRK
Dj Dan - Put that record back on - H-Foundation mix - Kenetic
Chemical Brothers - Come with us - H-Foundation mix - Virgin
Slam - Lifetimes- H-Foundation dub - Soma
Master H - Don't stop - Hipp-e dub - Soma
Mephisto Odessey -Sexy Dancer - H-foundation dub - Warner Bros.
Jaun Iborra - House Rallante - Hipp-E's Dub- Darkroom Dubs
Trevor Lovey's - The Bounce - Hipp-E's Full mix - Freerange
Trevor Lovey's - The Bounce - Hipp-E's chop up mix - Freerange
H-Foundation: Environments - Soma/Virgin/Astralwerks