Glitch-hop pioneer Dave Tipper to have open heart surgery tomorrow

Published: June 4, 2013
By: Anand Harsh

Following this weekend's headlining performances at Wakarusa and Infrasound, Dave Tipper has announced via his management that he will be undergoing mitral valve repair, commonly known as open heart surgery.

Tipper's declining health forced him to restrict his summer schedule to this past weekend's performances, and following his headline set at Infrasound in Wisconsin flew out to a scheduled consultation.

Tipper released this statement via his Facebook page minutes ago:


In 17 hours from now i have to undergo open heart surgery. (I am very scared.)
In an attempt to lessen the blow of medical costs from this major procedure, i am releasing an EP of 'VIP' remixes that i've been playing in my live sets over the last couple of years. My good friends at Addictech are hosting the release and are forgoing their percentage, so that 100% of the money from your purchase goes towards helping me out. There is also a paypal donation address (openheartdave@gmail.com) if you feel like contributing more.
My intention is to bounce back from this stronger than ever, but regardless of what happens from here on out, i'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the years. It's been a pleasure serving you all.

The three VIP EP, entitled Dusty Puzzle Box EP three variations in production of some of Tipper's most-requested tracks, "Puzzle Dust," "Shatterbox," and "Bubble Control." The remix EP is up for pre-order now via this link: http://www.addictech.com/p/131342.

Dave TIpper along with his visual producer Android Jones participated in a pair of exclusive interviews with The Untz prior to their performances at Wakarusa and Infrasound. Read that interview here:

http://www.theuntz.com/exclusive-interview-tipper-confirms-android-jones-for-wakarusa-late-night-5-30

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