If house is a nation, I want to be president.

About Kip Chapman
Mysteryland USA 2015 Artist Invitational Winner.

East-coast phenomenon Kip Chapman is beginning to shake things up. Based in New York, New York – his unique & diverse musical palette has led to incredible success beyond even his own wild imagination. Combining elements of dance-music from tech-house to electro, his seemingly endless well-of-creativity hasn’t once come close to running dry – in fact it’s overflowing!

Carefully choosing sounds, tones & textures and putting it all together with the precision required to be the best-of-the-best, Kip Chapman has seen the benefits of his hard work pay off in a career already stocked-full of incredible adventures & musical-achievements. After a name-change from being known formerly as DJ Prophet, still early into his career only three years in, 2010 brought the confirmation that he was on the right path in becoming Kip Chapman. After he placed in the top 30 out of more than 800 DJ’s from around the globe in an attempt to with a spot on the world-famous Groove Cruise, he came out of the experience more ready than ever before to continue making the music he loved and earn top-spot respect in this music-industry in the eyes of his peers.

That astounding level of commitment, dedication and passion continued to drive Kip’s career forward at full-speed & full-volume. In the past couple years alone, he’s gone from the minors to the majors and played with some of the absolute giants of EDM such as: Avicii, Laidback Luke, Kill The Noise, Steve Aoki, NERVO, Quintino, Ned + Sultan Shepard, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma, Will Sparks, Markus Schulz, Chuckie, Bart B More, Botnek, DVBBS, Chus+Ceballos, Adrian Lux, Borgeous, Mimosa, Joel Fletcher, Timmy Trumpet, Keys N' Krates, Adventure Club, Two Fresh, AutoErotique, DallasK, Tommie Sunshine, Boris, The Disco Fries, Danny Avila, Borgore, 3LAU, Mt. Eden, Viceroy, Zeds Dead, KOAN Sound, Madeon, Datsik, Angger Dimas, Dirty South, DJ Dan, and many more.

The adventures of Kip Chapman haven’t slowed down from moment-one of his rise, but he maintains a humble attitude and has completely enjoyed every minute of the ride. He’s seen his music take him to the infamous Cameo Nightclub in Miami for the ‘Clash Of The DJ’s’ competition, Webster Hall in NYC, played all 3 days at the massive Camp Bisco music festival in New York and even been involved with the Life In Color Tour – widely known as the World’s Largest Paint Party.

Recently, 2014 saw the return of Kip Chapman at the Groove Cruise “Who’s Spinning On Deck” contest in a fresh attempt to win the spot on this around-the-world floating musical melee; and this time, with a ton of additional music-experience gained since they last had seen him, the results increased as dramatically as the beats themselves with Kip Chapman & Nick Papa Giorgio taking the 3rd place spot handily over hundreds of incredible DJ’s. With his incredibly high-energy performances and addictive-grooves, the only way for Kip Chapman to go is straight up; stay-tuned because much adventure & musical-mayhem are planned for the future.

How would you describe your music style, in non-technical terms?

My music style is very diverse. I like to play recognizable remixes with a new flavor. Any song that someone can sing along with or dance to is alright in my book.

How and why did you decide to become a DJ?

I first wanted to become a DJ when I went to a local club and saw a friend of mine playing. The thought of being able to control everyone dancing and control the energy fascinated me. I also watched old videos of turntablism and I was hooked from then.

Tell us a bit about your fans.

Some of the most loyal people out there. Anytime I ever asked for help in contests they would do anything to help me with votes. Always energetic during my sets and just overall a good time.

What are your top 3 influences? Doesn't have to musical.

Fatboy Slim - One of the OG's of house music. Have always loved every set I've ever seen him do and he always looks like he's having the most fun. Very influential just in general for the upcoming of dance music.

Fedde Le Grand - One of the first dance tracks I ever heard was ""Put Your Hands Up For Detroit"" and it instantly changed my life. Didn't really have a good understanding of dance music but then when I heard that it made me do my homework. Had the opportunity to play with him a couple years back and he was just one of the most humble dudes ever. Don't normally see that anymore which was refreshing.

A-Trak - Pretty self explanatory. Coming from a hip hop background myself he's just the man. So much talent and so cool. Never disappoints in his live sets and one of the few left that "really DJ". Been a long time fan.

Honorable Mention - Carl Cox - Just an absolute animal on the decks and the godfather of house music. His sets literally have took me on a trip without even the use of drugs. His mixing is flawless and his track selections are ridiculous.

All-time favorite track(s)?

That's a really tough question. Either "Infinity (Klaas Remix)" - Guru Josh Project (also a guilty pleasure, something about those horns man) or "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" - Fedde Le Grand

What is your favorite festival, why?

Mysteryland USA. In 2015 I won a contest (thank you THUMP) that allowed me to play the festival. This would also be one of my favorite gig experiences ever. I have the opportunity to open for A-Trak, Maceo Plex, Josh Wink, and GTA.

Anything else you'd like to share (optional)?

Stay humble, don't get caught up in the drama, and have fun. People have lost the aspect of DJing and take it too seriously. Go out there, enjoy yourself, and help others enjoy their time.