Eliot Lipp Talks the Pretty Lights Music Label, 'Watch the Shadows' and Classical Music Influences
Eliot Lipp, a Brooklyn-based disc jockey/producer on the Pretty Lights Music label, dropped his latest album Watch the Shadows today, Oct. 14. With more than a decade making electronic music, this latest effort shows Lipp bringing a more "human" element to his sound while trying out new genres and styles.
Music Times recently chatted with Lipp about the process behind making Watch the Shadows, the role classical music played, the influence Brooklyn has had on his evolving sound and the story behind the Pretty Lights Keepin' It Crew Tour, which features Lipp and labelmates Michal Menert, SuperVision and Paul Basic collaborating on stage together.
Watch the Shadows is available as a free download and on iTunes.
Music Times: You've described your new album Watch the Shadows as funkier than your previous releases. How so?
Eliot Lipp: There are a lot more live instruments on it. I just feel like when I'm using samplers and synthesizers and programming on the drums, it tends to have less of a human feel, and it's more computerized, you know. I feel like sometimes you lose a little bit of the funk by making things a little too precise. So I think because a lot of this was playing live instruments, to me that give it more of a human feel. But also just some of the rhythms and stuff I'm doing with the drums is also different than how I've produced before.
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