Eliot Lipp

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Eliot Lipp is an American electronic music artist from Brooklyn, New York. He made a name for himself in the genre of electro when his work was picked up by Scott Herren of Prefuse 73 (Warp Records). Through Herren, Lipp was able to release his debut studio album S/T through the Eastern Developments Music label in November 2004.

Music career[edit]

Los Angeles was very much a temporary home for Lipp. It was a move that he made for his love of music and his pursuit of making it his career. He was able to juggle his time between a job at a coffeehouse and his time recording in his cramped studio.

After long and hot days of recording in the summer, Lipp finally got the break he was looking for. His work (the same tracks that were rejected by the club-goers of Chicago) found their way into the hands of Scott Herren (Warp Records) and Savath+Savalas (Hefty Records), or better known as Prefuse 73.[1] Herren loved Lipp’s work and happily signed him onto his Eastern Developments record label in November 2004.

Lipp released the S/T LP that already displayed signs of what is now his signature sound by utilizing Sequential Circuits and Korg ms-20 synths. Music became such a huge part of his life, consuming all of his time and energy, that he left his coffeehouse job on New Years day so he could devote all of his time to music production. Tacoma Mockingbird, released in January 2006,[2] was Lipp’s next LP and released on Hefty Records, who has signed Savath & Savalas, Telefon Tel Aviv, and Smaze. Tacoma Mockingbird, Eliot’s second album, is all music which reminds him of his home Tacoma, Washington. The album took him an entire year to record.. On Lipp's third LP, Steele Street Scraps, he was able to collaborate with renown electronic musicians John Hughes and Earmint. He recently released a new album in January 2009 called, "Peace Love Weed 3D", which features the single, Beamrider. It was first reported in urb.com.

Eliot Lipp moved to Brooklyn in 2006, where he now resides. He is also a member of Dark Party (with Leo 123) and Lipp Service (with members of Pnuma Trio). He has just formed a group with vyle, called Auburn; they are currently working on a full-length LP to be released in 2011.[needs update]

Musical influences[edit]

In his hometown, Lipp was influenced by mostly hip-hop artists such as RZA and DJs who have strong roots in hip-hop such as Madlib a.k.a. Quasimoto. When asked what musical genres he found the greatest influence from, Lipp responded, “Bay Area and Detroit rap, classic electro, 70's fusion, early 90's techno, and Chicago post-rock bands are all potatoes that influence my music.”[3] He was also influenced greatly by the night he spent at 619 Progress in Blacksburg, VA for the aftershow.


  • Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake, CD/digital/LP release, Pretty Lights Music (May 22, 2012)
  • Peace Love Weed 3D, CD/digital release, Old Tacoma Records (January 27, 2009)
  • "Beamrider" single, Old Tacoma Records (November 18, 2008)
  • The Outside, CD/digital release, Mush Records (2008)
  • City Synthesis, CD/digital release, Metatronix (2007)
  • Steele Street Scraps, CD/double LP, Hefty Records (2006)
  • The Days, digital release only (2006)
  • Tacoma Mockingbird, CD/double LP, Hefty Records (2006)
  • "Immediate Action #10", 12" single, Hefty Records (2005)
  • Rap Tight, EP/12" single (2005)
  • S/T, Eastern Developments (2004)
  • Skywave, Young Heavy Souls (2017)[4]

Other releases

  • Wanna Be Nuero, collaboration with John Hughes (2006)
  • Nakes Ninja Remix, HIB1 (2006)
  • "Heat" (exclusive track), HIB2 (2006)
  • "Dice" (exclusive track), Hefty 10, 12" EP (2006)
  • Remix for STS9-Artifact: Perspectives, 1320 Records (2005)
  • Eliot Lipp, Eastern Developments (2004)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Eastern Developments". Eastern Developments Music. Archived from the original on 2006-08-15. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 
  2. ^ "ELIOT LIPP//TACOMA MOCKINGBIRD". Hefty Records. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Droid Behavior Feature: Eliot Lipp". droid. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 
  4. ^ Bein, Kat (June 20, 2017). "Eliot Lipp's 'Skywave' Is a Playground of Sound". Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2017.