V. Slang (flipout, flipping out; past flipped out)
1 : react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way
2 : to lose control of one’s self
3 : to put in motion with a sudden impulse
A highlight of the Vancouver music scene, DJ Flipout is best known for his gig on the Beat 94.5, where he remixes the hits live in studio for The 5 O’clock Traffic Jam. But don’t let the respectability of a steady job fool you, this Vancouver DJ is an internationally renowned music buff whose eclectic and cosmopolitan style has won him many local and national MC and DJ competitions.
For two years, Flip’s all hip-hop mix show with Jay Swing was named "Best Mixshow in Canada" by the Canadian Urban Music Industry. Oh, and if that doesn’t impress, he’s also been distinguished as an honorary member of the Universal Zulu Nation by Hip-Hop Godfather Afrika Bambaataa.
When Flipout’s not busy dominating the Vancouver club scene or sounding off over the airwaves, you might find him on tour. Blessed by the muses of Hip-Hop, this Vancouver DJ has a knack for combining unexpected styles with a technical skill that is sadly deteriorating in the international DJ circuit. He is also known to his peers in the industry as the “best mic guy,” perhaps stemming from his actual background as an accomplished battle rapper. His sought after talent has allowed him to share the stage with some of the biggest wigs in the industry:
Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Master Flash, Kool DJ Red Alert, Jay Z, Ludacris, Ciara, Biz Markie, Nelly, Mos Def, Ice Cube, Questlove, Z-Trip, Maseo (De La Soul), Pete Rock, Premier, Ali Shaheed Mohammed, Lil Jon, Slum Village, Tha Liks, Jermaine Dupri, Smif N Wessun, and Black Moon.
In 2010, Flipout decided put his skills to the test as a contestant in the Red Bull 3 Style Competition. An electrifying sequence at the Commodore in Vancouver advanced him to the National Finals in Toronto.
That same year, Flipout was also nominated in four different categories of the STYLUS DJ Awards, including Radio Mixshow of the Year, Club DJ of the Year, Club MC of the Year, and Vancouver DJ of the Year, which he won. Flipout was named Favorite Local DJ (Westender Best of Vancouver Awards) in 2011, and he claimed the coveted title of Top 40 DJ of the Year (Clubvibes Vancouver Nightlife Awards) in 2012.
With a finger on the pulse of what’s current, you can find Flipout at a number of Friday nights and Saturday nights, the highlight being his monthly at Fortune Sound Club on Saturdays. As one-half of the dynamic duo that make up Los Hermanos Libres [LoS], Flipout also gets down with creative co-conspirator Zak Santiago at special events, on tour and acclaimed mixes.
To date, Flipout has performed throughout Canada and in global hotspots like Spain, Australia, and Puerto Rico. Listen as navigates the tectonic gaps in musical tastes to deliver the tunes that make crowds flipout. Haha.
2004 Clubvibes Vancouver Nightlife Awards - DJ of the Year
2007 Stylus DJ Awards - Radio Mixshow of the Year (Canada)
2008 Stylus DJ Awards - Radio Mixshow of the Year
2010 Stylus DJ Awards - Vancouver DJ of the Year
2011 Westender Best of Vancouver Awards - Favorite Local DJ
2012 Clubvibes Vancouver Nightlife Awards - Top 40 DJ of the Year
Raekwon, KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Jin the MC, Elzhi, Son Real, and Checkmate & Concise
Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Master Flash, Kool DJ Red Alert, Jay Z, Ludacris, Ciara, Biz Markie, Nelly, Mos Def, Ice Cube, Questlove, Z-Trip, Maseo (De La Soul), Pete Rock, Premier, Ali Shaheed Mohammed, Lil Jon, Slum Village, Tha Liks, Jermaine Dupri, Smif N Wessun, and Black Moon
Performed With (DJs):
DJ Sliink, The Rub (Ayres & Cosmo Baker), Mat The Alien, Vinyl Ritchie, DJ Pump, Grandtheft, DR-1, Illo, DJ Vice, Starting From Scratch, Big Syphe, Vinroc, Hedspin, B-Mello, Stretch Armstrong, Smalltown DJs, and The Gaff
Regular Gigs (Weekly)
Wednesdays: @ Bottleneck – “Flip Vinyl” with Vinyl Ritchie
Thursdays: @ Hooker's Green in Yaletown with Zak Santiago
Regular Gigs (Monthly)
Mondays: Hip Hop Karaoke @ Fortune
Tuesday: Celebrities Tuesdays @ Celebrities
Fridays: Good Music @ Portside
Saturdays: Sup Fu @ Fortune