Hippie Sabotage - Drifter (iHipHop)
Add Date: 06/27
Focus Tracks: 6 & 12
FCC: 5 & 11
Formats: College & Electronic
Artist Info: Acclaimed production duo Hippie Sabotage shows no sign of slowing down on its latest project, Drifter. Featuring a diverse set of songs showcasing the duo's songwriting ability and production chops across various styles, Drifter is one the most cohesive pieces in Hippie Sabotage's body of work to date.
Hailing from Sacramento, the brother duo known as Hippie Sabotage started to make music in the mid-2000s. Working closely with local producer Chase Moore during their early career, they mixed the cultural melting pot vibes of their hometown with hip-hop and produced beats for rappers such as J. Leake and Yukmouth. They later collaborated with Chicago-based artists such as Calez of 2008ighties and Kami de Chukwu. Hippie Sabotage developed and expanded their beats and soon incorporated more diverse influences on their tracks for a whole new host of rappers such as Alex Wiley ("Something to Say") and C Plus ("Callin' Me"). They released their own material with the EP Vacants in early 2013 and followed this with a couple more singles ("White Tiger" and "Sunny") throughout the same year.
In 2014, Hippie Sabotage signed an exclusive deal with iHipHop Distribution. Working with iHipHop enabled Hippie Sabotage to turn their unauthorized remix of Tove Lo's track "Stay High" into a global hit.
The song would eventually catch the ear of singer Ellie Goulding who posted their remix for "Stay High" by Swedish singer Tove Lo (at the time songwriter for the likes of Icona Pop and Girls Aloud) on Instagram, reaching over a million hits following, which further signaled a bright future for the duo. The year ended with a deluxe version release of the acclaimed EPs, Sunny and Vacants, featuring previously unreleased material. In 2016, Hippie Sabotage released an EP entitled Options along with a full-length release, Providence.