Hipp-e

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Biography

  • A native of the golden West, Hipp-e has pushed the envelope of dance music from the tender age of 16. After years of parties and inspiration from other DJ's and Producers, Hipp-e decided it was time to try his hand at making music that better suit the..
    A native of the golden West, Hipp-e has pushed the envelope of dance music from the tender age of 16. After years of parties and inspiration from other DJ's and Producers, Hipp-e decided it was time to try his hand at making music that better suit the left-coast of the United States. Teaming up with partner Halo, the two produced a hybrid sound that paired the jackin' beats of Chicago with the smoked out sounds of the Pacific. Known as the H-Foundation and 6400 Crew, they produced tracks for Siesta Music in their new home of San Diego, their new friends at Soma in Glasgow, label giant Hooj Choons, and even for the East coast legends at Yoshitoshi. As a result, they drew the attention of the world to the self-contained music industry of the West coast. The next phase of his skyrocketing career saw him able to take his sound to the world in the form of his legendary DJ sets. Playing slots at Fabric London, Turbo Toronto, Zouks Singapore, Soma Glasgow, Twilo New York, More Amsterdam Pacha Buenos Aires, and Allenby Tel-Aviv turned the heads of the clubbers who thought they had seen and heard it all. His sets at raves in New Zealand, Montreal, Turkey, Croatia, Spain, Brazil and all over the United Stateshave reintroduced the concept that prime-time doesn't mean prime-speeds and has the ravers listening for a change. Even though one might wonder when he finds the time, Hipp-e has continued to push himself in the studio, developing a sound that belongs solely to him. His solo production for labels like NRK, Soma, Product Deluxe, and Tango has garnered instant reaction from international DJ's and has those more negative individuals that predicted some sort of Hipp-e / Halo backlash quickly zipping their lips. In addition to building his studio knowledge, Hipp-e is venturing into more unknown territory. As A&R for San Francisco based Tango Recordings, he is able to take his knack for finding amazing records to play out and apply it to finding upcoming producers from around the world who will help to shape the future of dance music. With a DJ schedule that shows no signs of slowing down, and a resume that already puts him at the top of his field, and an ever growing potential in the studio, Hipp-e will continue to realize his dreams and inspire the rest of the industry. After the huge success of the "Environments" album, a concept that he and Halo worked on together with live musicians and represents the fusion of styles that has become their trademark, the boys now feel it is time to move on with their careers. They have amicably agreed to go their separate ways, with Hipp-e representing the H-Foundation moniker, and each of them DJing as solo artists. You can still book both artists through Elite.
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    Selected discography

    Mix Comps Contact high NRK: Nite Life 002 Destinations: Australia vol.1 Fabric CD Volume 7 Mecca Tour mix vol.1 Singles The H-Foundation ep - Moody H-Foundation: Da Soundz of now - Moody H-Foundation: 420 Sessions - Siesta H-Foundation: Home Grown EP - Camouflage H-Foundation: Releases - Low Pressing Hipp-E, Tony, Halo 6400 Crew: Dub Me Sometin Fresh - Yoshi Toshi Hipp-E, Tony, Halo - Three to Tango - Tango Hipp-E and Tony - Interactive nights - Tango Hipp-E and Tony - 6400 crew - Tango Soul Interactive - Riddem control - Soma Soul Interactive - Feel it - Soma Route 66 - Broke down ep - Nightshift Hipp-E and Dizzy - City dues ep - Doubledown Hipp-E And Tony: Sonidas de la celva - Siesta Hipp-E: Things change ep - Nightshift Hipp-E: Rastaman ep - Detour Hipp-E: Stay all night ep - Mangusta Hipp-E: Sunrise - United sounds of Mangusta - mangusta Hipp-E: Something for the souljah- Jump Recordings Hipp-E: Down on me ep - Doubledown Recordings Hipp-E: Foolish Way's ep - Doubledown Recordings Hipp-E: Hipp- E ep - Rique recordings ( Japan) Hipp-E: Blacker Than ep - Nightshift H-Foundation: Passage of Time - Soma H-Foundation: New Funk Theory - Soma H-Foundation: Tonight - Soma H-Foundation: Slayin the Dragon - Soma H-Foundation: So fine - Soma Remixes Silicone Soul: Chicolaa H-Foundation Remix - Soma Plastic Avengers: El Bombata H-Foundation Remix - NRK Dj Dan - Put that record back on - H-Foundation mix - Kenetic Chemical Brothers - Come with us - H-Foundation mix - Virgin Slam - Lifetimes- H-Foundation dub - Soma Master H - Don't stop - Hipp-e dub - Soma Mephisto Odessey -Sexy Dancer - H-foundation dub - Warner Bros. Jaun Iborra - House Rallante - Hipp-E's Dub- Darkroom Dubs Trevor Lovey's - The Bounce - Hipp-E's Full mix - Freerange Trevor Lovey's - The Bounce - Hipp-E's chop up mix - Freerange Albums H-Foundation: Environments - Soma/Virgin/Astralwerks