Aaron Tripp’s parties are notorious in New York. The low-key DJ and member of HiPro rattles off obscure names in electronic music with the ease of an accidental connoisseur. Together with International Winners, Aaron throws house, experimental, ambient, indie, and punk shows that highlight the fun, the new, and the unexpected in Brooklyn.
This week Aaron brought Allday a hypnotic mix of techno, funk and psychadelic rock. Catch the exclusive mix, tracklist, and Q&A below.
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Describe the Brooklyn electronic music scene in 7 words or less.
12-turn-13, Control Room, Body Actualized, Bossa, Discwoman.
What is International Winners?
It’s a collective of experimental electronic musicians in Brooklyn and Queens. It started when I threw a show with like ten different acts. We kept collaborating and ended up calling ourselves a collective. We’re also a label. Ddiilliiaan released his Bedstyle Mixtape under IW and we have a collaborative tape in the works right now featuring Trabajo, Lazurite, Cody Ross Rex, and Heidi Sabertooth among others. Highly collectible!
We book all kinds of music. We have a show happening tonight in Greenpoint with a really diverse lineup.
What inspired this mix?
I tried to showcase a bunch of different styles like funk, house, ambient, experimental, and psychedelic rock. I wanted to keep a smooth flow while fusing songs with different structures, which can be challenging. When I accumulate tracks I’m looking for songs that A) I catch myself dancing to and B) are by an artist I’ve never heard of. It keeps thing new and exciting, yet groovy.
“Don’t be afraid to mix it up! People book the same groups together over and over again.”
Any words of wisdom for aspiring bookers and party-throwers?
Care about the the music you book. Make sure to accommodate, compensate, and collaborate with your artists. And don’t be afraid to mix it up! People book the same groups together over and over again. What’s the point of throwing the same show three other people have thrown? I’ve thrown some shows with weird mixes of artists, but they alway turn out to be a lot of fun and it makes for a mixed crowd.
Ok, close your eyes. You’re at Bossa. You’re drinking vodka Club Mate. It’s poppin’ off and all of your favorite DJs are there to do a set. Who’s on the bill?
In a perfect world:
Lena Willikens / Omar S / Barnt / Marc Houle / Roman Flugel / Oskar Offermann / Manuel Birnbacher / Umfang / Terekke / ELbee Bad / Alexander Robotnick / Kassem Mosse.
There would be a March Madness style DJ-off to determine who got the most desired timeslot. Afterwards someone would upload a 75-hour mix on Soundcloud.
1. Daniel Maloso - Crush
2. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Plastic Bamboo
3. Zanzibar Chanel ft Dungeon Possee - Mustn’t Evolve
4. The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Baby
5. Le Berger - IIIII
6. Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face? (Female Version)
7. Robin Des Lies - Icelandic Sweater 1
8. Roman Lindau - Under Pressure
9. Aly-Us - Follow Me (Club Mix)
10. Tame Impala - Keep On Lying
11. (field recording from train platform)
12. C.A.R. - Idle Eyes (Roman Fluegel Remix)
13. Chemise - She Can’t Love You
14. Daren Ho - Silent Way Test