Exclusive video album mix – Flip Fantazia – The Trip

Fresh from their release on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records under their more covert Techno guise ‘Cypherpunx’ the Brighton based duo Flip Fantazia unleash their debut album ‘The Trip’.

Touching on influences from Air to Bonobo, The xx to DJ Shadow, ‘The Trip’ guides you down a road less travelled meandering through Downtempo, Electronica & Trip Hop with a few Jazzy twists & turns.

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.

I wanted to make a video every week from the day of release for each track on the album to post across our socials and i tried to remain sympathetic to the lyrics and feel of each songs with the visual elements so it reflects the mood nicely but with a trip across the globe in mind too! Starting off The Trip around a troubled America, passing through tropical waters and over the bushfires of Australia, then on to the Far East taking in the beautiful waterfalls of Asia. Heading North to the Nordic forests then up into outer space to discover life on other planets.

The Trip is a 10 track album which we hope encapsulates just that with a vinyl release set on Ellon Music with orders available from https://flipfantazia.bandcamp.com

Artist ~ Flip Fantazia
Title ~ The Trip
Format ~ Vinyl LP + Digital
Cat.No. ~ ELLONLP001
Label ~ Ellon Music
Release Date ~ 29.05.2020
Style ~ Downtempo / Electronica

Tracklist:
A1 Hombre – 5:54
A2 Breathe – 3:58
A3 Wombarra – 3:42
A4 S900 ft ERaze- 3:22
A5 Protect & Serve ft Ursula Rucker – 4:36
B1 Play The Crowd – 3:29
B2 Fracture – 5:25
B3 Fly By Night – 5:33
B4 Sliver Spoon – 3:36
B5 Free By Design – 4:13


Damion Pell
About the Author

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.