The Jersey Club master has released another work of art from his arsenal of bouncing melodies.
Shortly after announcing his debut EP, Trippy Turtle began releasing singles from the forthcoming collection. So far, these have included “Lettuce,” “Animal” and now the latest: “Super Song.” Each release has been more unique than the last. While they all include elements of Jersey Club, “Super Song” contains a groovy, old-school beat that’s sprinkled with Disco Duck’s electrifying influence.
The reptilian producer also announced the EP’s accompanying Lettuce Turnip tour this week, with dates in the U.S., Canada, Norway, England and Germany. Part one of the tour begins in September and continues into November.
From new music to building a record label to a huge upcoming tour, Trippy is taking the world by force. Though the shelled producer has a hectic schedule amidst his variety of endeavors, he took time to answer some questions for DA to coincide with the release of “Super Song.”
How long has this EP been in the works?
I’ve been working on this EP for a while now. I’ve actually been playing the unmastered demos in my set for about a year! It really helped me figure out how to get the songs to a finished place, I was able to read the crowd, and then when I was in the studio, I made changes based off my mental notes from that night. It was also so exciting to see people post videos after the show of the new music. Luckily I run my own label, so I can’t get in trouble for doing shit like this. Now that some of the songs are out, I’ve been getting tweets and comments about how they were at my show a few months back and remembered the song. That’s so awesome. SO AWESOME.
What/who are some of your influences?
The whole Brick Bandits crew and the whole Cartel Music crew. Especially DJ Sliink, DJ Jayhood, DJ Tray, Mike Gip and DJ Tr!ck$.
Why Jersey Club? What’s the appeal of the genre to you?
Because Jersey Club is the most exciting and fun place in electronic music right now and the native Jersey Club DJs are some of the most creative people when it comes to chopping samples and making people dance. It gave me so much joy that I wanted to be a part of it.
What was the creative process like for the “Lettuce” music video?
Digital Boy and I sat down with the song and came up with a bunch of buzz words that we knew had to be in the video. Since this was a summer song, we knew we had to incorporate the season and what better way to do it than with a pool party? Summer has a special vibe to it. Everyone’s happier in the summer time. I’m one happy turtle, so I just want to spread the love.
They were both so professional and took their part in this record really seriously. Soulja and Lil B were so easy to work with and could not have been more on top of their shit! Lil B don’t even got a manager and he’s out here on that grind. I’ve been a big fan of both of theirs every since I was a hatchling – never thought I’d get the chance to collaborate with them.
What can fans expect from your upcoming tour?
TOUR IS GONNA BE FUCKIN’ NUTS – you gotta come out if you’re around in one of the cities. We’re coming up with some special stuff to bring on the road + I’ll have merch, new and old, which I only sell at my shows.
I was born a turtle, didn’t choose this life…
What are you most excited about for Fofofadi Records?
Can’t wait for my fofofamily to drop their EPs. Chacha, Drippy, Pretty, Baile and Faded all have original music in the works.
If you had to describe your music in three words to someone who’s never heard it, what three words would you choose?
Colorful Babymaking Music (I know baby making is two words, but I made it one so I could use it to answer this question because it IS my sound).
This story was originally published at dancingastronaut.com. Read it on DA’s website here.