Dipped Noise emerged out of a pile of dirty records in 2007.
Formally known as DJ dIP, Los Angeles native’s productions are simply collision of two worlds: Trance/Progressive meets Dubstep – for a lack of a better term – Trancestep. Wanting a four on the floor beat, with an injection of grit how it all started. (DN also loves to explore many other genres of music, and makes mixes on the side for people to listen and explore with him; available for download are mixes of electro, tech house and nu disco, experimental house, d&b, strictly dubstep, downtempo, ambient).
DN was born into a musically talented family in 1985. With mother being a graduate of a European Music Conservatory and his father a jazz virtuoso, DN was always the least musically talented in the household. Since the early years DN was looking for a unique outlet for music, something that would not compete with his parents and siblings. After a lifetime of classical music training, operas and piano halls, DN found his comfort zone. At the time, late 1990s and early 2000s, trance and progressive were becoming more available and DN was a fan; initially as a way to experience something new, then because of the love for the technical work.
Fast forward many years forward, DN entered the movie industry, initially as the “sound guy”. At a premier party of his first film in 2005, DN met a DJ who was more that happy to show him the ropes. DN spent 2 years DJing in the bedroom, house parties and small venues. In 2007 grittier and nastier noise in EDM was a new fascination, one which he has not been able to shake since. Dj dIP became Dipped Noise, and started learning synth programming and production.
The question then was ‘whats my sound’? A fan of grit and melody, DN knew exactly what style he wanted to tackle. The concept was simple – dip into the noise pollution, bring melodic character to every song, reignite emotion and lead into exploration of noise. The goal is to bring in melody and feelings of progressive/trance music and integrate heavy dose of noise and bass, influences of dubstep and d&b. Its not only what he wanted to hear but allows DNs music to be both appealing to groove-riders and thrill-seekers. So for a lack of a better term DN is making music under the genre of Trancestep. But the influences stretch much further than that.
- In 2008, the ‘I Hear Colours’ series was started, and was to be completed by March 2012.
— 8 mixtapes encompassing the spectrum and spirit of the emerging behemoth that is electronic dance music (EDM).
— The ‘I Hear Colours’ series is Dipped Noise’s attempt to train and educate himself in sub-genres of EDM beyond his knowledge of D&B and Progressive House, so that he can incorporate the spirit of each subgenre in live performances.
— All albums are Live recordings.
- June 2012 – DN released Vol 1 of the A.D.D. series, paying homage to one of his favorite producers, Egyptrixx.
- December 2012 DN to Release Vol 2 of the A.D.D. series, with post dubstep, reggae dub and d&b infusion.
- January 2013 – A debut EP album with 7 Original Tracks is set for release.
- Check out remixes and edits at the links below.