Decoded Sundays – Flip Fantasia

Fresh from their release on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records under their more covert Techno guise ‘Cypherpunx’ the Brighton based duo Flip Fantazia recently unleash their debut album ‘The Trip’. Touching on influences from Air to Bonobo, The xx to DJ Shadow, this mix guides you down a road less travelled meandering through Downtempo, Electronica & Trip Hop with a few Jazzy twists & turns with this Decoded Sundays exclusive mix

Essentially Flip Fantazia is a meeting of two minds, four hands, several synths, quite a few guitars, some very clever computer software with a variety of drum machines. The prolific duo spend most of their time writing, recording, producing, mixing & mastering original music down in an old bank vault in Brighton… well, Hove actually! Their real names… Douglas Horner & Tim Belcher. Born from a project focussed mainly on music for Sync, writing for Ninja Tune PM, Cavendish Music, Delimusic, BMG PM & Deep East + more this is their first artist album to be commercially released.

Their first brief for Ninja Tune’s Production Music company was to create an authentic 60s sounding Samba song and a Boogaloo / Salsa, both of which appear on the Ninja Tune Latin Excursions album. Along with a contemporary breaks / glitch remix of the classical masterpiece Flight Of The Bumblebee and a piece of funk with a foodie flavour for two other Ninja Tune production music albums. Another brief came in for some Australian influenced Beach House from delimusic to be used on the BBC Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 coverage, so out came the Didgeridoo and five new tracks were born. Writing to brief is a delight & an adventure for Flip Fantazia covering many genres from authentic Samba to electro disco new-wave post modern cosmic soul funk afro-boogie punk alt+indie dance crossover and everything in between! So it was tough to narrow The Trip down to 10 original tracks which best illustrate the authentic Flip Fantazia sound.


1. Flip Fantazia – Breathe
2. Kruder & Dorfmeister – King Size
3. Bonobo – Kong
4. Bomb The Bass – Bug Powder Dust (K&D Dub)
5. Flip Fantazia – Wombarra
6. Lamb – Trans Fatty Acid (K&D Remix)
7. Mathias Modica – Haengboggam
8. DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World
9. Nightmares On Wax- 3D Warrior
10. Trentemøller – Blue September
11. DJ Shadow – Transmission 2
12. Coloursound –  Fly With Me (T_Mo & Luke Brancaccio Downtempo Remix)
13. Rival Consoles – Untravel
14. Marc Romboy – L’Universe Parallèle
15. Cypherpunx + Luke Brancaccio – Tears+Lies (Reprise Dub)
16. Tom Misch – Julie Mangos
17. Leon Vynehall – Drinking It In Again Chapter IV
18. Arthur Russell – See Through Love
19. Ensemble Du Verre – Lovebirds Room 8
20. London Contemporary Orchestra – N E W
21. Charles Webster – Secrets Held
22. Ensemble Du Verre – In Your Green Eyes
23. Charles Webster – The Spell / The Second Spell
24. Nils Frahm – Ringing

The Trip is a 10 track album with a vinyl release on Ellon Music OUT NOW

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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.