Tip Top Recordings was founded 2010 in Cambridge by locals Ben Rimmer and David Warn. Tip Top has released Cambridge bands including Forest and 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, and GHXST. In 2018 Tip Top focused on space-surfers Japanese Television's debut EP chosen as a BBC 6 Music EP of the year by Amy Lamé & Gideon Coe. In 2019 Tip Top signed 21st century Brooklyn artist Mons Vi and released Japanese Television's second EP to acclaim from NME and a Mark Riley BBC 6Music Session. Tip Top also took part in it's first Independent Label Market in London. 2020 will see Tip Top release the debut albums from Japanese Television and Jim Wallis as well as Grimm Grimm's third album.
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, Mute, One Little Indian, 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.