Ipman Makes A Statement With New ‘Depatterning’ EP
Backed by seminal UK label Tectonic Recordings and The Glitch Mob’s very own Glass Air imprint, UK based producer Jack Gibbons a.k.a. Ipman is ready to step into the spotlight with the release of his exhilarating new LP, Depatterning. This British beatsmith’s mastery of all manner of UK bass is on full display in his breakthrough effort. After two years of recording and delving deep into the realm of sound system music, rave culture and audio technology, Ipman has compiled a truly mind-bending album which is a must listen for any lover of bass music.
Marking the first non-Glitch Mob release for the Glass Air label, Depatterning is an impressively choreographed masterstroke. Gibbon’s vision is rooted in his love for sonic experimentation and audio mechanics. Ipman’s debut album is a sinister collection of expertly produced tracks that beam and pulsate with an unapologetic sense of identity. Depatterning is unlike anything currently out there, harking back to an era when electronic music was a mysterious renegade rather than a pop culture phenomenon.
Inspired by mid-90’s drum & bass, breakbeat and jungle, Ipman brings the classic elements of the UK rave scene into full view with the LP’s ferocious lead track ‘Regicide‘. Set at 140 bpm, this massive tune sets the tone for the entire album, informing listeners that they have just stumbled upon a producer with a masterful ability to blend sounds and textures. ‘Gravity‘ swells with gritty percussion and sanctimonious synth work. reminiscent of old school Mala, Coki, Benga and Skream. ‘Last One In The In The‘ demonstrates Ipman’s ability to fluidly maneuver through various genres and musical palettes. With a hypnotic grove and ample bass, this spell-binding techno banger has all the prerequisites for a dance floor destroyer. With nine tracks in all this release is one you can’t afford to sleep on.
“Most of the inspiration for the album came from purely wanting to make something my own. The challenge for me was to pin down a sonic and craft an entire album’s worth of material out of it, which for me was difficult as I tend to get bored and move on quickly. It feels good to finally be able to share this.” – Ipman