Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip
Thursday 17th October 2013
With: Prolyphic + Buddy Peace
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £12 / £14
Melting Vinyl are thrilled to welcome back Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip returning to Brighton with their electro-hip-pop and a new album out later this year!
Despite growing up in the same Essex village Stanford Le Hope, Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip were merely passing acquaintances before sharing a Christmas season working at the Lakeside branch of HMV. After a brief creative courtship – sharing Myspace links and remixes – their very first collaboration struck gold. Hot off the CDR burner, their first song Thou Shalt Always Kill was sent to XFM’s John Kennedy in demo form and within 24 hours Kennedy had played the track on his show. Pip swiftly set up a myspace page with their solitary track.
Shunning the inevitable major label overtures, Messrs le sac and Pip opted to sign to Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best label, ensuring that their critically acclaimed debut album became one of the leading independent releases of 2008. Released in May ’08, Angles arrived just 12 months after the first fruits of their partnership had hit the airwaves. The duo’s unexpected rise saw them working on tracks in the back of Pip’s Toyota Space Wagon, as they journeyed between a growing list of festival, TV and radio engagements. That this ad-hoc germination should produce such a cohesive and thought-provoking debut album, is testament to dan le sac’s production work and the enduring appeal of Pip’s word play.
Their first album providing the singles Beat That My Heart Skipped, Look For The Woman and the Radiohead sampling A Letter From God To Man. Their 2010 follow-up, the beat heavy lit-pop tour de force The Logic Of Chance, followed its predecessor into the Top 40 with a raft of critical acclaim and a bewildering amount of radio play for a pair whose sound stubbornly refused to ‘fit in’. With the free-flowing opener Sick Tonight, old school dancefloor hip-hop of The Beat and the euphoric Italo-disco of Get Better, le sac Vs Pip continued to conduct a great leap forward in alternative conscious pop.
Don’t miss the return of Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip, tickets on sale now!