Boom Bip

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Boom Bip
Birth nameBryan Charles Hollon [1]
Born (1974-06-22) June 22, 1974 (age 46) [2]
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. [3]
Years active1998–present
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Bryan Charles Hollon [1] (born June 22, 1974), [2] better known by his stage name Boom Bip, is an American record producer and musician. He is one half of Neon Neon along with Gruff Rhys. [4] He is based in Los Angeles, California. [5]



Boom Bip started his career as a DJ while attending college in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. [5] In 1998, he released a collaborative EP with DJ Osiris, titled The Low End Sequence EP, on Mush Records. [3] In 2000, he released a collaborative album with Doseone, titled Circle , on Mush Records. [3] Boom Bip's debut solo studio album, Seed to Sun , was released on Lex Records in 2002. [3] It featured guest appearances from Buck 65 and Doseone. [3] In 2004, Boom Bip released a compilation album, Corymb, which included remixes by Boards of Canada, Venetian Snares, Clouddead, Lali Puna, Four Tet, and Mogwai, B-side tracks, and tracks from Peel Session. [6]

Having moved to Silver Lake, Los Angeles, Boom Bip released his second solo studio album, Blue Eyed in the Red Room , on Lex Records in 2005. [7] It featured guest appearances from Gruff Rhys and Nina Nastasia. [8] In 2007, he released an EP, Sacchrilege. [9] In 2011, Boom Bip released his third solo studio album, Zig Zaj , on Lex Records. [1] It featured collaborations with Money Mark, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Josh Klinghoffer, Mike Noyce, Cate Le Bon, and Alex Kapranos. [10] In 2013, he released a collaborative EP with Charlie White, titled Music for Sleeping Children. [11]


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