The Melting Pot playlist for 06/30/2009
|Tipper||rikki tikki tavi||Wobble Factor|
|Don Peyote||In Habana||Arcana|
|Tipper||veil lifter||Wobble Factor|
|Balkan Beat Box||adir adarim||Nu remixes|
TIPPER - Featured Artist
Tipper makes music for sound systems, with a diversity that ranges from bass fuelled electro-breaks, to hip-hop, to intricately programmed downtempo, to full orchestral compositions etc; music that demands to be played at high volumes to unleash their lethal potential. With a musical background in classical training, and listing influences from drum & bass, to hip-hop, to electronica, Tipper has created his own brand of devastating dancefloor bombs and after club ear-teasers. He is admired for being "streaks ahead," and his "expertly crafted" productions are dubbed as being "frightening yet refreshingcif it doesn't move you check for a pulse."
Tipper has also been heavily experimenting with "surround sound", and the possibilities of taking sound to new levels. After many hours of tweaking, Tipper has just completed his latest album "SURROUNDED." Mixed in a 5.1 studio in Los Angeles, he has created a whole new listening experience, with melting melodies, intricate programming, and sounds that circle you in a teasing and sometimes disorienting manner. Once again, Tipper ventures into new ground with this album, keeping it in the downtempo arena and exploring a wide range of styles that flow effortlessly and seamlessly from start to finish.
Not surprisingly this unique and effective sound is in high demand. Tipper has remixed a host of artists including such emissaries as Leftfield, Grooverider, S.I. Futures, mu-ziq, Headrillaz, and the seminal Africa Bambaata. He has released 9 singles and 2 albums through labels Fuel, Higher Ground and Sony; he has also written for the Renault Laguna and Board X TV advertising campaigns.
As a DJ/performer his prestigious talents are well respected throughout the breaks scene and beyond. In a recent pole for DJ magazine he was voted ahead of fellow breaks luminaries Hyper, Rennie Pilgrem, Freq Nasty and BLIM. His fluent mixing and remarkable scratching skills have secured him gigs throughout the world.
2001 and 2002 both proved to be busy years for Tipper. With the mix compilation 'Sound Off' released in May 2001; his album 'Holding Pattern' released in October the same year backed up by single releases 'Tug Of War,' 'Furlong,' and "Donut," Dave has been creating storms on dancefloors and fields alike. In February 2002 he completed a mini-tour of Australia, followed by a summer tour of the USA which took in the Fusion Festival, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and the infamous Burning Man Festival. He has just completed recent gigs throughout Europe and the U.K. as part of the 'Sound Off' promotional tour alongside fellow breakz assassins Buckfunk 3000, Cold Fusion Mafia and Salim Rafiq.
And with the advent of 2003, his relentless work-ethic continues with another round of forthcoming tours of both Australia and the USA; a new single release for Fuel, exclusive tracks for their next 'Sound Off' compilation; and the release of his 5.1 "SURROUNDED" album in April 2003. He has been dubbed "the future of electronic dance music," and "the best breaks DJ in the world" by some industry insiders and fellow artists. And all at the ripe old age of 25! The sky is the limit, and this time around Australia - there will be "no holds barred."
Dave Tipper, a highly respected British Nu School Breaks producer and sonic innovator, co-founded London-based Fuel Recordings in 1996. A nimble-fingered turntablist, he owns one of the loudest automobiles in the world: a modified 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T capable of pumping out over 150 decibels. His recent live shows have incorporated both the bass-filled upbeat and the downbeat material.