REVIEW: Eliot Lipp and Jasia 10’s New Release “How We Do: Moves Made”
- By Tripp Gray
- Published on October 04, 2011
Breaking the mold of what you’ve come to expect of the electronic music scene, Eliot Lipp and Jasia 10 take a more soulful, downtempo approach to their first release together, “How We Do: Moves Made.” Their relationship began in their childhood when they would dig through crates of records at a shop in Tacoma, WA, which just so happened to be the halfway point between their childhood homes.
It was during these times when the two really learned about and found their connection with jazz and funk – all the while sifting through countless stacks of vinyl in search of the perfect sample for a hip-hop beat.
According to the artists, the idea behind the album was to take unique samples they found and create more of an original album rather than a collection of other songs sloppily pieced together. This was a goal they accomplished commendably, while tastefully infusing it with their own personal steez.
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“For each song, we were making these little jingles – kind of like the jingle or intro music at the beginning of a newscast,” Lipp explained in a press release. “It turned into a thing where we'd begin each song with a little cheesy line, like a little synth melody, and then the challenge was to see if we could turn it into a full-length track that we were stoked on listening to it.”
Each track off the album has its own unique feel, while still keeping the cohesiveness that differentiates “a bunch of songs” from an album.
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“Guilty Pleasures” is another exceptional track with a catchy bassline and soft vocals that leave you nodding your head to the beat. The drumming seems to be a step above what you have come to expect from Lipp while the synth gives you a constant reminder that the New York producer is the mind behind the music.
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“Ace In The Hole” has a horn melody that is reminiscent of the jazzy feel that the old-school Lake Trout albums had throughout their entirety. Accompanied with a glitchy synth, it sets itself apart from a lot of the tracks on the album and showcases Lipp’s versatility.
The vibraphone on “Another World,” coupled with some vinyl scratching, gives the track a very spacey feel. A subtle hip-hop vocal sample added into the mix brings a bit of a different element to the trance the track puts you in.
The album comes to a conclusion with a song called “The Surface” that features some relaxing drum patterns, smooth horn samples and a hook that resembles a sitar, leaving the listener with a bit of closure as the album fades to silence.
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Compared to the dancier feel that came with “Peace Love Weed 3D,” Lipp’s prior solo release, there doesn’t seem to be any outrageous build-ups or drops, proving the point that music doesn’t necessarily have to blow your head off all the time like a lot of the surrounding producers are pushing to do.
The album as a whole is one you can listen too when at work or cramming for a final and doesn’t seem as if it is going to fade away with the times. When glancing back at “Brolabs,” Lipp’s remix album featuring the likes of Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Paper Diamond and Samples, one could imagine that a slew of tracks will be flipped by other heavy-hitters, adding a pinch of flare or maybe even some womp to the throwback, funked-out sounds that create “How We Do: Moves Made.”