Boom Bip is a Cincinnati-based hip-hop artist whose command of the human beatbox and sample salvage has few equals beside Rahzel the Godfather of Noise. After playing in several bands during high school, he became a DJ in 1993 while attending college in Cincinnati. Offbeat turntablist methods gradually raised his profile, and he began recording for the Lex label. During 2001, Boom Bip collaborated on an LP with rapper Doseone and provided remixes for Four Tet and Jamie Lidell. He also began a series of breaks records (Doo Doo Breaks) for the Mush label and, in 2002, released his solo debut, Seed to Sun, as part of a contract between Lex and Britain’s prestigious Warp. Blue Eyed in the Red Room followed in 2005. Two years later, after producing Busdriver’s RoadKillOvercoat, Boom Bip released the Sacchrilege EP, a poppier and noticeably more danceable set of songs. His next project was Neon Neon, a collaboration with Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys that produced an album (Stainless Style) of fascinating ’80s throwback electro and new wave, earning a nomination for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize as well. He returned to the solo ranks in 2011 with Zig Zaj, recorded for Lex.


Boom Bip Interview

Northern Transmissions:Congratulations on the new record. What was the inspiration behind Zig Zaj? Boom Bip : Thank you. Inspirations are hard to identify. I…

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Review Of “Zig Zaj” By Boom Bip

Boom Bip’s Zig Zag is a diverse delectable dish of alliterate auditory awesomeness. Now that last statement isn’t exactly true, but it might be. Confused? Intrigued? Well that’s kind of how I feel after listening to the new album released by Boom Bip aka Bryan Charles Hollon.

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