You are a person that enjoys music that is light to the ears. When you are having dinner with that special loved one, you light the candles on the table and softly start that smooth music that only seals the deal of making the night perfect. How about this-you are person that enjoys soft rock. You are at the doctor’s office and you start to Michael Bolton belt out love songs. C’mon, you enjoy it. You try to hide it. You scoff at the fact that you are sitting there listening to someone who lose their cool whenever he is on the television. I’m not a fan, personally, but hey-the cat has fans.
Well…this isn’t going to be that type of music listening.
Two men comprise the hip hop duo Dip Spit, and they are about to drop their names in the music scene’s hat with their first LP, Fight Music for Boot & Fist. DipSpit, and DJ DumptRuck make up the band (their actual names have been made to be a secret). They started their bond for music when both of them attended Wright State University. They attended some of the same classes, including some poetry sessions. DipSpit moved to Chicago where he followed his love for poetry. “It was really amazing to be around all those poets”, DipSpit explained. “There would be poetry slams that I would attend that really were out of this world with how quickly folks could make up such amazing work.”
After a couple of years, DipSpit became unhappy with being in the hustle and bustle of the Windy City and decided to come back home. When he returned, he started to write music and would showcase it with DumptRuck. In return, DumptRuck would also supply music. “We had a blast making music for one another. We would always be trying out stuff for one another. The twosome even would reveal that they have been creating music for the past four years. “We didn’t think about it”, DumptRuck says when asked about not releasing the music. “We were just cool with only having it for ourselves.”
However, the pair realized that they have some really good work that they felt would be good enough to possibly be released. So, they started to slowly hitting the open mic circuit, with mostly performing at that now recently closed down RnR Playdate, which was held weekly on Sunday nights at One Eyed Jacks in Fairborn, Ohio. “We really felt like we really had a home at that open mic”, DipSpit declares. “We really developed our stage presence there.” The crowd reaction to each of their sets grew more and more appreciative to their unique presence and unique show. Both men hit the stage with such bravado and swagger. They throw every ounce of themselves into their show. DumptRuck’s plain white t-shirts that have a hand written statement written on them quickly become soaked with sweat. Dip Spit is a mildly quiet guy till his heads touch a microphone. He then turns into a fast-spitting lyricist that immediately gets the crowd into the show with him.
A year will be removed with the release of Fight Music for Boot & Fist. Dip Spit isn’t made for everyone, and the duo is well aware. Their lyrics dive into the pool of fun and carefree immaturity. Some would quickly think that the band Tenacious D had some part of this in the way of influence. What really stands out, however, is the music that accompanies the lyrics. Both Dip Spit and DumptRuck cite that have dove into the vast collection of hip hop from the early beginnings of its introduction into the music world. Run DMC, Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy are a few of the artists that they grew up listening to. The album itself contains a bootleg feel that is perfect for these two. The titles of the songs themselves also will give the listener the impression that this duo doesn’t really take things seriously, including a sampled Dropkick Murphy ‘Shipping Up To Boston’ in the first track ‘Hulk Hogan Sex Tape’. However, when you dive into the LP, you quickly realize that the guys are in fact taking their craft seriously. It’s a fine line of just goofing off and presenting polished work. Dip Spit manages to have their cake and eat it too. As I mentioned earlier, the music isn’t made for everyone. The duo even will tell you that it isn’t. However-you can’t help but let go and enjoy this offering. It’s almost genius.
Four years in the making, Fight Music for Boot & Fist will be released for the masses in all its glory and Dip Spit, DJ DumptRuck are proud of the work that they have done. “It’s been a long time coming, and we are excited to give the people this album”, Dip Spit says.
Dayton-Dip Spit has arrived. You have been warned. Or has the band always says-“Don’t Slip.”
This Saturday night, Dip Spit will be also celebrating their new work by throwing their event, Fist Fest 2013. Alt-Country/Punk Rock singer Christopher Salyer, the amazingly talented Trey Stone, and Indie rockers Monkey with Bone will also be performing at Oregon Express along with the duo. Showtime is at 9pm. To hear more of the band, click here.