Now for the man of the hour. Tipper is just on another level. His sets are life changing. The winding, drilling, psychedelic bass music accompanied by the Johnathan Singer visuals can lead to a cathartic experience. The new stage setup debuted that night in New York, which moved Tipper out of the way of Singer's eye-popping art, and closer to the front of the stage, which not only gives fans an unadulterated look at Johnathan's visual story, but brings Tipper right up close and person, for a perfect view of his audio acrobatics.
There is a certain trans-dimensional energy that occurs during his sets that can only be understood by being there. No photo or cell phone video could ever do it justice. When seeing a talented artist perform live they guide the vibe of the crowd and usually don't need an extras to accompany them. Same goes with Tipper, he doesn't need anything extra but what he brings to the table so far execeds your expectations it's hard to put into words. His mastery of the turntables and scratching guided by hallucinogenic beats should be enough, but no. He takes it to a whole other celestial plane with the visuals. Once the show ends it's hard for your brain to comprehend what has happened but you know you want to experience it again.
The journey set, which starts completely beat-less before gradually increasing the energy and the tempo, followed the all out romper on New Year's Eve with Bassnectar mere days before in Nashville, was the middle of three wildly different sets, capped off by an ambient escape for 150 lucky fans at Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in upstate New York the next night, gave an insight into Tipper’s fearlessness and true artistic approach to how he entertains when offered the right palette to splash his art. Download this set for free, below, and truly understand the range of Dave Tipper.
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