For some, the beach is a place of relaxation. For others, it’s a source of inspiration. In the case of Alex The Flipper, it’s the latter of the two. Although he toes the line somewhere between Pretty Lights and ODESZA, the Australian producer fuses elements of trip-hop and French house to create his own unique sound. But like most artists, this wasn’t always the case.
Before he was riding solo, Flipper recorded two hip-hop albums with his brother in the comfort of his bedroom. Ready for change, Flipper decided to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Adding synthesizers to his setup, Flipper began exploring new sonic territory, freeing himself of musical constraints and opening him to a whole new world of possibilities.
On his latest single “Sands,” Flipper combines woozy synths with a Balearic beat to create a wonderfully hypnotic dance track. Equal parts enchanting and uplifting, “Sands” will make you feel like taking a dip in the ocean or cruising down the coast on a warm summer’s day. Listen below.