Eliot Lipp’s electronic music label, Old Tacoma Records, announces today it will release Samples’ forthcoming full-length album, Malbec, on November 8, 2011. Malbec marks the second full-length release for Samples, who is already one of the fastest growing names in electronic dance music. For Eliot Lipp, who recently released his own How We Do: Moves Made on the Old Tacoma imprint, it’s Samples’ appeal across scenes multiple electronic music styles to create his own unique voice that prompted Lipp to add him to the label’s small, hand-picked roster.
Eliot Lipp and Samples first met while Lipp was on tour in Samples’ home state of Colorado. When the two collaborated for a tune on Lipp’s most recent remix project, “BroLabs Remix Project,” the bond of mutual respect for each other’s work was solidified. The rest is, as they say, history [in the making].
Download for free now: “Shadow of Love” (from the upcoming new release Malbec), at www.oldtacomarecords.com and www.bensamples.com.
In just a few short years, Denver, CO native Ben Samples (aka Samples), has become “one of the staples when throwing around names in the glitch-hop and mid-tempo genres of music” (SubSynthesis). With the release of Malbec (November 8, 2011 / Old Tacoma Records), Samples continues to evolve a unique voice in electronic dance music. His musical style - which seamlessly crosses numerous electronic music labels and scenes - is anchored by original hip hop, bass hybrid beats, and incorporates amalgamations of Glitch Hop, Soulful Dub, Funky House and remixes of club, rock and hip hop favorites.
With recording credits among scene influencers including Made in Glitch Records, Daly City Records, Simplify Recordings, True Movement as well as tracks on Muti Music, Run Riot Records, Car Crash Set, Mambo Records, Old Tacoma Records, Global Vortex, and BomBeatz, Samples is one of the most sought-after producers and remix artists in the Bass music scene. Ranking among the top on such charts as itunes, Beatport and Addictech has launched Samples into performing packed clubs, events and festival dates all over the country, very often to audiences familiar with his music.
About Eliot Lipp
Brooklyn-based producer/musician Eliot Lipp recently released How We Do: Moves Made (October 4, 2011 / Old Tacoma Records) and is on tour now in support of the release.
A versatile talent respected in the competitive world of electronic music by being equally at ease with pushing forth the latest production techniques as well as with the time-honored, How We Do finds Lipp “On the cutting edge of beatwork.” (urb.com) The album pushes out fresh electronic music that reaches back to the golden age of American Soul, and “Eliot Lipp absolutely nails this marriage of sounds.” (StreetDate.Radio). PrefixMag.com recently debut the new video of the track “Genesis” (from How We Do). Check it out here:
How We Do: Moves Made is borne out of a longtime friendship between Eliot Lipp and Jasia 10, and hearkens back to when they were kids, digging for grooves at House of Records in Tacoma, a meeting point that happened to be halfway between each of their childhood homes. They waded through countless stacks of obscure records in search of that one best moment to swipe and loop into a hip-hop beat, learning a lot about jazz, funk, G-funk, and other pillage-worthy sounds along the way.
Look for another Old Tacoma release, Eliot Lipp’s first solo album in three years, to street in the early part of 2012.
The complete list of current Eliot Lipp tour dates is as follows:
Tuesday, October 18 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
Wednesday, October 19 - St Louis, MO - 2720
Thursday, October 20 - Springfield, IL - The Hangar
Friday, October 21 - Carbondale, IL - Bar None
Wednesday, October 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Low End Theory
Thursday, October 27 - Santa Barbara, CA - Savoy
Friday, October 28 - San Francisco, CA - Freakers Ball
Wednesday, December 7 - Boulder, CO - The Fox
Thursday, December 8 - Ft Collins, CO - Hodi's Half Note
Friday, December 9 - Breckenridge, CO - 320 South