Both hailing from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex, Scroobius Pip’s unique delivery style was developed on the burgeoning spoken word circuit. Fused with Dan le Sac’s industrial and conversely elegant electro and hip–hop grooves, they have created a distinct 21st Century cocktail.
In constant contention with perceived wisdom and at issue with the sanctity of pop-culture’s sacred cows, Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip have become the new faces of ‘outsider pop’.
Visually they defy any prefab industry model, their towering structures of Casio-enthused electro-hip-pop are alien to the conventions of Radio programming, and their lyrics even dare to ask questions of themselves and the listener. And yet they have become airwave and chart regulars, responsible for 2007’s salient singles Thou Shalt Always Kill, Beat That My Heart Skipped and the Radiohead-sampling A Letter From God To Man.
Shunning the major label overtures that inevitably followed Messrs le Sac and Pip opted to sign to Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best label, ensuring that their eagerly anticipated debut album Angles was one of the key independent releases of 2008.
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Letter From God To Man