It's Friday, and there's a whole lot of good on the way. One of those good things is happening on Saturday, when Dave Tipper (alias Tipper), headlines an evening of bass-heavy and cerebral electronic dance music at Mezzanine. And, to help you decompress and get ready for the party, he's released a few streamable teasers for Forward Escape, his forthcoming album, out May 5, on his own Tippermusic label.
For those unfamiliar, Tipper is a longtime veteran of the UK downtempo scene, with a vast discography that stretches back to the trip-hop and breakbeat days of the mid-to-late '90s. In the time since, he's developed an interest in ambient sounds and surround sound technology. These fixations are present on "Gulch," the cut he's chosen to use as the lead teaser for Forward Escape. In the vein of his best work, it's contemplative, psychedelic, and, perhaps most importantly, totally chill. You can stream the track below; a larger LP teaser is streamable via his website. Check him out this Saturday at Mezzanine alongside Benji Baughan, Prophet Massive, Digital Rust, and Nominus. The party starts at 9 p.m. -- tickets and more information can be found via the event's Facebook page.