Eliot Lipp grew up in Tacoma, WA, listening to hip-hop artists such as RZA
before moving to San Francisco in 1998 when he turned 18.
There, he was influenced by the music of Dan the Automator
, while also spending time in Chicago, where he was schooled in electronic music. His tracks got into the hands of Scott Herren of Prefuse 73
and Savath + Savalas
, resulting in a release on Eastern Developments in November 2004. After moving to Los Angeles, Lipp's next recording, Tacoma Mockingbird, which draws together elements of hip-hop, electro, soul, disco, and funk, was released on Hefty in spring 2006. ~ Kenyon Hopkin, Rovi