With influences from sci-fi soundtracks and 70s and 80s funk, Austin-based electronic musician Eliot Lipp channels a collection of weird, high-definition, melodic beats on Skywave. In these nine songs Lipp feels he "might have everything I want to say in one moment." Recreating key musical moments in a current and relatable way was the goal in producing Skywave and giving himself permission to take some risks as well. With a versatile approach, Lipp has created opportunities to connect with some of the artists he first looked up to. Collaboration plays a role in all his albums. He's been a fan of Emancipator for a years now and was beyond excited to get his "Not Quite Awake" remix. He asked DMC champ Chris Karns to scratch on "Joyride." In addition to doing cuts, Karns ended up playing live drums and layering unique vocal samples. "Reflection" came from a jam session with Gibbz and Cherub in their Nashville studio.