HISTORY

Tip Top Recordings was founded 2010 in Cambridge by locals Ben Rimmer and David Warn. Tip Top has released Cambridge bands including Forest and the members of Black Country New Road. The label expanded to Chicago, London, and Paris and has worked with developing artists including RAC, Sen Morimoto, Cassels, Fiction, Grimm Grimm, and GHXST. I2022 will see Tip Top release the debut album from space-surfers Japanese Television following their acclaimed triple-EP series, the new record from leading composer Jon Opstad, the second EP from the talented young band Colour TV, and the follow up vinyl releases from French-via-LA psych-pop-duo Pearl & The Oysters, UK-Leipzig bedroom-pop-star Good Posture, and Colour TV's sought after debut EP.

Having started his career at Far Out working with the likes of Mark Pritchard, Kwes, Theo Parrish and Brazilian legends Azymuth, Joyce, and Marcos Valle, Ben Rimmer moved to Proper Music Group where he managed labels Communion, Honest Jon's, and Nettwerk before settling at Believe where he has signed and managed labels such as Marathon, Communion, College, Mute, Hospital, Black Butter, Paul Institute, Future Classic and Kitsune whilst making A&R signings such as Lizzo, La Roux, Wesley Joseph, Vistas, and Novo Amor and has overseen Top 10 and global hit projects such as Feeder, Björk, The Streets, Mura Masa, The Blaze, Petit Biscuit, Gavin James, Fat Boy Slim, Public Service Broadcasting, Novelist, While She Sleeps, Parcels, Ray BLK, and Flume. Ben also founded Believe's electronic ambient and neo-classical record label Phases. Ben was elected to the Association of Independent Music (AIM) board of directors in 2015.

 

David Warn has been instrumental in the continued existence of the label and leading A&R for Tip Top. David made early signings including The British Public before discovering exciting new artists including Morimoto in the US. David has forged partnerships including leading Chicago label Feel Trip and pressed records for artists who otherwise wouldn’t have had their music heard in physical format. He is a hugely passionate supporter of independent outsider music.

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