Saturday, January 28, 2006
Eliot Lipp- "Rap Tight" (Hefty Records)
Eliot Lipp is about to blow up. I saw him do a live pa last year and loved his sound but I had not heard any of his work until I got this track on my XLR8R comp cd. His new album is coming out on Chicago's Hefty Records label and I have seen him in a few different music magazine's lately. This talented keyboard player/producer is putting out quality instrumental hiphop that is well outside the box. If you like Blockhead and RJD2's latest albums you will love Eliot Lipp.
Soul Seduction said:
Los Angeles hip-hop/electronica producer, ELIOT LIPP, is back with his second EP release for HEFTY Records. "Rap Tight" is the very first song culled from ELIOT LIPP's 2006 sophomore, full-length masterpiece, Tacoma Mockingbird [HEFTY050]. The Rap Tight EP follows hot on the heels of LIPP's other hotly tipped EP, Immediate Action #010 [HEFTY048], which nearly sold-out on pre-orders alone and is well on it's way to becoming a collector's item. Rap Tight EP is destined for the same exact attention. Rap Tight EP also comes with two brand new, exclusive cuts ("The Shade" & "Nokia") that are unavailable elsewhere and only found on this release. "Rap Tight" is an absolute scorcher, offering a hint of the great music just waiting to be heard on Tacoma Mockingbird. LIPP's sound is straight up timeless instrumental hip-hop that screams "classic" with each and every snare hit and kick that drops within. This hip-hop/electronic sound contains a sense of organic, raw playfulness - incorporating classic synths, electronics and dusty jazz nods throughout. MCs are clamoring to get all over LIPP's beats, but they simply don't require vocals. Journalists and fans have described ELIOT's beats as "Golden Era-style", referring to legends like DJ SHADOW, DJ KRUSH, PREMIER, TRIBE CALLED QUEST, HEIROGLYPHICS, RZA, as well as jazz heroes like HERBIE HANCOCK, CHICK CORREA. Other references include contemporary greats like MADLIB, RJD2, PREFUSE 73, DABRYE, TORTOISE, etc. On "Rap Tight", a classic break hits hard with a euphoric deluge of layered synth arpeggios and melodies that weave in and out of the psychedelic mix - not to mention the sick song break, complete with old skool 808 funk that is guaranteed to make you melt! ELIOT LIPP has created the perfect formula for rockin' at home, at the club and in your car.