MP3 of the Day: "Status" by Dark Party (Eliot Lipp and Leo 123), Playing This Saturday at White Room
Such are the spinners known as Dark Party. It's a tag team, consisting of Eliot Lipp and Leo 123, who just happen to be two of the swiftest DJs now working the post-electro boogie circuit.
Lipp you probably know, because back in '04 he broke via Eastern Developments, a prestigious label launched by a coterie of players, including Scott Herrin (otherwise known as Prefuse 73). That first Lipp LP, S/T, led to a series of Hefty releases, among them '06's four-sided Steele Street Scraps, a one-off on Mush in '08 (The Outside).
Then came a consequent onslaught on Lipp's own Old Tacoma imprint, the first of which was the single "Beamrider," taken from Peace Love Weed 3D, the spin-pin's sixth longplayer in five quick years.
Leo 123 is no slouch either, and according to Dark Party's press sheet he's "produced for MCs like Subtitle, and No Can Do, collaborated/remixed with John Hughes, Vyle and STS9, while also releasing some of his own productions on [both] Mush and Old Tacoma Records."
But it's Dark Party that we're concerned with here, a collaboration so funky fresh it'll have you doing a whole new electric boogaloo. The twosome has already been credited with a noted list of remixes, for the likes of Daedelus, Duopandamix, Labwaste, and Retina.IT.
And they've staged alongside such luminaries as Gaslamp Killer, Skream, Edit and Bassnectar. But it was with '08's Ghostly Swim contribution ("Active") that the world truly began taking notice of the front-and-center side project. And it is with that in mind that we await Dark Party's swing into Miami.
Here, for you, is "Status", taken from Dark Party's upcoming Light Years. Listen in and consider yourself learned.
MP3: Dark Party - "Status"
Dark Party. Saturday, July 25. Poplife at White Room, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m., admission is $10. whiteroommiami.com, epoplife.com