It's getting cold out here in NYC with the thermostat reading a frigid 44 degrees Faherenheit. Dumbfounded by the mysterious demise of my eagerly anticipated northeastern Fall, we head seemingly straight into winter and in the need of some serious heat. Luckily, the crew at Eastern Developments (the label founded by Scott Heren aka Prefuse 73 et al) has the new Eliot Lipp LP ready to thaw the oncoming cold front. If we had a number rating system here at SK, we'd put this thing in the top tier, automatically qualifying it for our end of the year Best Of list. BUt we don't, so let me avoid the effusive praise and just tell you to pick this up when it drops next month. Sorry for the obscure reference here, but Tacoma Mockingbird sounds like a perfect union of Dabreye's ill keyboards and Bononbo's earthy drumming. Lipp does wonders with electronic melody, moving and shifting them around pretty standard breakbeats. But the subtleties here make all the difference. It's electro and dubby at one instant, propulsive and banging instrumental hip-hop at the next. Cinematic is an understatment. Think bigger beat junkies. This shit is built for the imax. And no track gives you a better -- or more anitcipatory taste -- than "Glasspipe." Resources
Eliot Lipp :: "Glasspipe"