If Pip is part of the dynamic duo of Scroobius Pip and Dan Le Sac or if he’s performing solo, he’s always got charisma and talent enough for everyone in the crowd. Sanford le Hope’s greatest son, he’s been doing things differently for a long time, even before he released the 2011 smash album Distraction Pieces. Giving himself a Mohawk in a video, challenging other acts in the charts on Youtube, he’s not going to keep it down and he’s not going to go quietly into the night.
“Visually and musically dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip defy any prefab industry model, their towering structures of Casio enthused electro-hip-pop often cutting against the conventions of Radio programming. And yet they have become airwave and chart regulars, their first album providing the singles Beat That My Heart Skipped, Look For The Woman and the Radiohead sampling A Letter From God To Man. Their 2010 follow-up, the beat heavy lit-pop tour de force, The Logic Of Chance followed its predecessor into the Top 40 with a raft of critical acclaim and a bewildering amount of radio play for a pair whose sound stubbornly refused to ‘fit in’. With the free-flowing opener Sick Tonight, old school dancefloor hip-hop of The Beat and the euphoric Italo-disco of Get Better, le sac Vs Pip continued to conduct a great leap forward in alternative conscious pop.”