MP3: Chippy Nonstop – “Alone”
Chippy Nonstop Sheds Her Party-Starter Reputation To Debut a Softer, More Personal Side With A New Song Produced By Felix Snow That Premiered on VICE’s Noisey
Critical Praise for Chippy Nonstop:
- “Upon first listen, it might be easy to dismiss the internet-obsessed Nanda’s debut offering #GLOBALSCHOOLOFTWERK as frivolous hipster party rap. Upon closer inspection idiosyncracies emerge: seething Hindi rhymes, crunchy dance beats, and a hyphy-inspired energy that help underscore Nanda’s unusual inspirations.” – FLAUNT Magazine
- “She’s provocative, demanding of attention, while maintaining the casual-fun style of your old neighborhood crew. You can’t help but follow her bopping head and twerking booty for fear you might blink and miss the next step.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian
- “The Oakland-based rapper Chippy Nonstop is incredibly easy to like and a surefire good time, but she’s far more than a pretty party girl with a great Twitter. She has great stamina and an ear for interesting sounds you can also bounce your butt to.”– Interview Magazine
Internet-obsessed Chippy Nonstop is known for a few things: bringing strong party vibes, giving life to new trends, having a bigger personality than the realm itself, and for creating banging party trap songs, but her newest song “Alone” reveals a softer, more tender side she’s never shown before. Produced by Felix Snow, the song opens up with a clap of thunder that forecasts a somber mood but quickly develops into an up-tempo sex-kitten EDM track based on a very personal but highly-relatable topic: people’s overuse of technology to avoid vulnerability and intimacy.
Admits Chippy, “Basically whenever I get really close to someone, I just push them away because I’m scared of getting too close. I use technology as escapism. Even if I feel passionate about certain people that come in and out of my life, I look towards distractions (in this case WiFi) to get away.” Wifi passwords >> sexts.
Los Angeles-based producer Felix Snow, who has produced for notable R&B artists such as SZA, Leona Lewis, and Gallant, assisted Chippy with the beat. Chippy acknowledges that “Alone” is a departure from her usual energetic party music, but explains that there are many different sides to her as a musician. “I love getting ratchet, obviously, being crazy and dancing on tables at parties, but people don’t realize I actually really like songwriting. I’ve been working with pop producers on some other artists’ records and I just love making songs.” The track does not appear on her latest mixtape, #finallyverified, but the project is still available for download on iTunes.
Listen to “Alone” here: https://soundcloud.com/chippynonstop/alone
Check out the Noisey premiere and interview with Chippy: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/chippy-nonstop-alone-premiere
Purchase #finallyverified on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/finallyverified-ep/id663847289
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Chippy Nonstop Background:
Chippy Nonstop is an audacious, undeniable party starter. She is of Indian descent but is more of a cultural nomad; she was born in Dubai, grew up in Zambia, has citizenship in Canada, and currently lives in Oakland. Chippy makes “electro-trap” music that combines dance, hip-hop, and world sounds. She was featured on the recent Kreayshawn, Major Lazer, Big Baby Gandhi and Star Slinger albums. Chippy has released her first solo EP, MoneyDance101, the #GLOBALSKOOLOFTWERK mixtape, and most recent EP #finallyverified. Her discography includes released features with The Pack’s Stunnaman, Metro Zu, Andy Milonakis, and Main Attrakionz.
“Bubblegum” feat. Kitty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-O15b21xMc
“Pimpin Season”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJBiZ_LqABU#at=15
“Money Dance”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np0FW2gsVnA
“R U Down?” ft. Antwon (prod. by Ryan Hemsworth): http://soundcloud.com/factmag/chippy-nonstop-r-u-down-feat
“Kicked Out Da Club” video by Kreayshawn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeIOIxVRHj4
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/download/chippy-nonstop/