As instrumental Hip Hop albums seem to be at an all-time high, ranging from so called lo-fi aesthetics to progressive sounds with electronic vibes, one of Austrian Hip Hop’s godfathers and OGs on the boards has finally dropped an instrumental album on his own. The title "Experiences" has been chosen not without reason as it both reflects the personal experiences the artists Flip has gone through in his 25 years plus career but also hint the influences and musical aspects that went into this album.
Flip has tried to give insight into his musical influences that began in the 80s with groups like Public Enemy or EPMD into the 90s era with sounds ranging from Native Tongue territory to a DJ Premier or Pete Rock or the DITCproducers, when he started making beats on his own for his rap group Texta. You can hear links to other production wizards like J Dilla, Hi-Tec or Madlibthat changed the sampling techniques post 2000 with albums like Donuts, Hi-teknology or Madvillain. So yes, "Experiences" is sample-based but further developed by Flip with original basslines, keys, guitar riffs played by the producer himself.
Put your headphones on and check out "Fridays Live At Home / Sunrise At Five", two early tracks from the album. "Expierences" will release on June 5th on all digital platforms, vinyl and compact cassette. There is also a limited vinyl edition available exclusively at HHV Records including a 7inch with a Sadat X & Fokis track and Onyx remix.
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One Last Thing: FLIP produced the track "Gift Of Science" featuring Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, Planet Asia, Tristate, Phesto & D‘wayne Wiggins on the recently released Casual album.