DJs, house music, 8 p.m.
If you took a big dose of Atlanta hip-hop, an ounce of Big Gigantic, and the soundtrack to Blade Runner, blended them all together, mixed it with a Red Bull, and then took it for a joy-ride in a time-traveling Delorean, you might get something like Eliot Lipp’s music. Since breaking into the electronic scene in 2004, Eliot Lipp’s been touring at a breakneck pace spreading his retro-futuristic hip-hop music. And the years on the road have given him time to polish his live show. “I play more of the high-energy songs,” Lipp says. “I like to make people dance and watch people dance.” As his live shows have become more and more propulsive, his records have gotten better and better. “They’re a headphone experience. I like to give people the soundtrack to a moment,” he adds. Lipp’s latest album, Shark Rabbit Wolf Snake, is his best yet. With help from beat-makers Flosstradamus, the album features Lipp’s punchiest kick drums and thickest bass. “I was trying to make an electro-hip-hop record. Something I could play in the club that still had moody cinematic qualities,” Lipp says. The songs float from high-energy bangers to slow-motion sprawls of electro-harmony. Lipp’s favorite “Sunset” is a standout; it’s like Daft Punk meets Isaac Hayes on a particularly funky day. This week, Lipp will be in town for the Winter Masquerade Ball, a colossal, all-ages electro dance show at the Music Farm. —Davin Turkewitz SATURDAY