Eliot Lipp with Haywyre, Nunca Duerma
Haywyre, Nunca Duerma
3420 W. Grace St
Chicago, IL, 60618
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
After more than eight years of global touring, seven solo albums, countless collaborations, label-head tastemaking and vital artist-incubator in the USA's most critical beat-making cities (SF, Chicago, NYC), Eliot Lipp's status as an electronic music pioneer is known to scene connoisseurs and weekend warriors alike. Lipp's omnivorous tastes are apparent, from the obvious funk and myriad manifestations of hip-hop though less explicit reference points as jazz fusion, folk and techno. His well-earned reputation as a producer's producer stems, in part, from his craftsmanship. Never content with well-worn breaks and effects, his work incorporates a fetishistic love of analogue gear with sampledelic flourishes, intricate rhythmic patterns and more than a few leftfield surprises. But his melodic instincts and tunefulness are what have earned him such wide appeal, his songwriterly connection to music's storytelling possibilities, even without words.
When Eliot Lipp first arrived on the scene with his self-titled solo album in 2004 (Eastern Development), he seemed to have a fully formed aesthetic out of the gates. Lipp displayed an intuitive knack for teasing earwormy melodies out of rhythmic bangers, and drew from a remarkably mature sonic palette - two qualities that immediately set the young instrumental producer apart from his oft-indistinguishable beatmaking brethren. Since that promising debut, Lipp has played to his strengths while creating an imposing body of work with a style uniquely his own.
After spending formative, collegiate years in San Francisco, Lipp found his next home of Chicago—along with label Hefty Records and the fertile, exploratory music scene that surrounded him—to be an indisputable font of inspiration that resulted in two full-lengths in 2006. Lipp's Tacoma Mockingbird record—named in homage to his boyhood home in Washington State—is a study in contradictions, as back-to-basics hip-hop and electro breaks underpin a more nuanced approach. He soon followed with Steele Street Scraps, a record that makes great use of some of his many collaborators. While it can't be said that his Chicago years resulted in the post-rock phase one might expect from his associates, it seems to have laid the groundwork for greater compositional maturity to come.
After time immersed in Los Angeles' vibrant community of producers, Lipp crossed the continent to set up shop in Brooklyn. His 2007 album, City Synthesis (Metatronix), is notable for its relaxed tempo, while the following year's The Outside (Mush Records) proved to be a thorough artistic breakthrough, his most formally complex and emotionally engaging work yet. Lipp's irrepressible creativity found another outlet in his Old Tacoma Records label, offering the opportunity for more diverse collaborations and a greater range of expressiveness. That freedom yielded 2009's Peace Love Weed 3D: a release that upped the electronic ante and supplemented his boom-bap instincts with futurefunk details. He followed this with collaboration from long-time friend and producer Jasia 10 for How We Do: Moves Made (2011).
2012 has been a year of milestones for Eliot. He signed with internationally renowned Pretty Lights Music, through which he released his most recent album, Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake, digitally and on vinyl. Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake is a bubbling cauldron filled with anything and everything—from 80's synthpop jams through jazzy funk to hiphop, with underlying electro breakdowns throughout. As Urb magazine puts it, "this album is for the listener who's as passionate about different music as he is." His savant-like creativity earned Eliot recognition by Jay-Z in his blog "Life and Times", with a premier of Eliot's latest track "Wonderland". As Eliot continues to share his signature sound you can count on the unpredictability of what you'll hear from him next.
Haywyre consists of Martin Vogt, who has been studying piano since the age of six. His interest in the production of hip-hop, dubstep, jazz and electronica began growing when he lived in Austria. Shortly after moving back to the United States, in 2008, Haywyre was created. Now, he is on a mission to consistently provide his listeners with variety. Synthetic and organic elements combine in progress
ive music inspired by artists such as Noisia, Break, STS9, Pretty Lights, Flying Lotus, KOAN Sound, Patrick O'Hearn, Kraak & Smaak, Phillip Glass, Clint Mansell and Abdullah Ibrahim. Martin performs the main melodies of his songs on his MIDI keyboard, but also records live instruments such as guitar, violin, armenian flutes and more. So far, he has mastered / produced every release himself.
His music production is made possible with FL Studio, Ableton Live, an AKAI MPK 88 midi keyboard, Rhode NT3 Microphone, ROKIT 8's, a Komplete Audio 6 Interface and several (virtual and physical) instruments. His artwork and design has been made possible by Soroush Barazesh, KeepWalking (Facundo DW), Jonathan Coffey, Justin Slattum and Steeve Teeple.
“Detroit born, Michigan-raised producer, Nunca Duerma resides currently in Chicago (the bustling hotbed for Midwest artists, musicians, and other up-and-comers), and his brand of original, sample-based, hip-hop/electronica is a natural byproduct of his life in the city.
A multi-instrumentalist from a young age, Nunca Duerma (Tahif Attiek) combines elements of traditional hip-hop, jazz, funk, and electronica in a way that elicits instant head-bobbing from even the most apprehensive electronic music listener. Paired with a unique approach to live performance—including live sampling, original productions, lead synths, and frequent collaborations with other artists—Nunca Duerma brings a fresh new image to the live-electronic scene that is likely far ahead of its time.
2013 will serve as an exciting year with a recent signing on Eliot Lipp’s “progressively minded beat music imprint” (Beatport) Old Tacoma Records. His debut, a solo EP named "Dilated" highlighting feature tracks from his last year in Chicago.(Out on iTunes & Everywhere Nov 6th)
Meaning “never sleep” in Spanish, Nunca Duerma’s music brings to mind a clear night sky among towering buildings, speeding cars on a busy highway, and streaking trails of light in a time-lapsed photo. A wonderfully modern soundtrack for a city with a sordid history, this Chicago beat maker is well on his way to progressing contemporary electronic music."
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