• Ink Project (London, UK)

    7 Jan 2011, 22:01 by tipkin

    Very interesting guests are trippin' the rift with us today, my dear friends. As announced in the previous post, Ink Project, a London-based electronica duo is introducing themselves and their music to our readers. To call them a "trip-hop band" would be accurate, too, since their sound is driven by darker rhythm structure and features beautiful female vocals, but squeezing Ink Project into just one category would not be fair - their music is very diverse and hard to capture with just one word. Or with any amount of words for that matter. You just have to listen to it. Melanie Dymond (vocals and production) and Jez Lloyd (electronics, keys and production) are here to provide some guidance.

    tipkin - Was there a particular moment for you guys when you just decided to go for it and start making music together? Or did you come to it gradually?

    Jez - We met around 2007 on the London underground house scene – at a legendary night club some people may have heard of called Wiggle run by Fabric resident Terry Francis…
  • What's up, 11?!

    2 Jan 2011, 19:12 by tipkin Greetings! I hope you all had recovered from New Year celebration and don't regret any stupid things you've (allegedly) done that night. It's all good. It's 2011, which promises to be an exciting year for trippin' the rift. These robo-alien-looking critters on the picture are in fact just the letters TTRR, standing for Trippin' The Rift Records (logo is subject to change), yep, that's right, our very own netlabel that we're hoping to launch by mid-January, with a couple of very promising releases already in the works. Let me know if you're interested in releasing some of your work on TTRR! More details (and dedicated page) to follow, so stay tuned!

    Huge thanks to all of you who still listens to trippin' the rift Shoutcast Radio, now playing only independent trip-hop/downtempo. New material is being added practically every day, I hope it helped some of you to make one or two interesting discoveries. …