Eliot Lipp is a veteran musician and sound designer gearing up to release his 9th studio album, Come To Life (Old Tacoma Records, Pretty Lights Music) May 2016. After more than a decade living in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York (but equally home on the road), the intrepid producer returned to his roots in the Pacific Northwest before recording the album, much of which came together over a single inspired weekend.
Returning home provided Lipp with new inspirations for his blend of sampledelic funk and techno inspired hiphop beats. The mossy green woods and snowy mountains of the Pacific Northwest were essential to the ambiance and texture of the sounds. The result is a digital landscape filled with beautiful analog creations.
"The music I make is a soundtrack to my life" explains Lipp. "I made this record to help me stay positive while life was being a little rough on me. I discovered a therapeutic power in music I never knew existed."
Come To Life is a musical journey all the way through. The album showcases many different musical stylings and shows off Lipp's musicianship. "Somewhere between the instrumental hip-hop on my first records and my more recent dance floor inspired beats, I found that a certain funk in all of that remains consistent. This new album is about an awakening so I felt it was important to dig back in to my musical past for inspiration. I came back with some well-rounded electronic grooves."
In anticipation of the album release, Lipp will hit the road for several dates across the country with Blockhead, as well as Late Night Radio and SuperVision.
Be sure to keep up at eliotlipp.com for up to date info, album news, and tour date announcements.
ELIOT LIPP TOUR DATES
3.22 - Philadelphia, PA - Silk City*
3.23 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
3.24 - Boston, MA - Middle East*
3.25 - New York, NY - Slake*
3.26 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot*
3.27 - Montreal, QC - New Speak*
3.29 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies*
3.30 - Louisville, KY - Zanzibar*
3.31 - Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall*
4.01 - Knoxville, TN - Concourse*
4.02 - Atlanta, GA - Iris Nightclub*
4.15 - Frisco, CO - Barkley
4.28 - Chicago, IL - 1st Ward @ Chop Shop∞
4.29 - St. Louis, MO - 2720™
4.30 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache™
5.04 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar*
5.05 - Los Angeles CA - Resident*
5.06 - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom*
5.07 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge*
* w/ Blockhead
™ w/ Late Night Radio
∞ w/ Supervision