JULIE TIPPEX MANIFESTO
Julie Tippex has been born twice : first in 2004 in Paris, through the activities of the non-profit organization Disco-Babel, and then in 2007 again in London, as an hommage to the singer Julie Driscoll who became, married to Keith, Julie Tippets.
Julie Tippex was, back then, a French chick in her mid-twenties, totally addicted to post-punk basslines, who felt it was time for her to get involved along artists after ten years of diverse activities in underground music scenes, from fanzines and records production, to projects and venues coordination within the music industry and the institution.
Julie Tippex would become the home of all her new musical adventures, and an unsual model of organization as well : as her artists, Julie Tippex has established herself in the margins of the traditionnal music maps, with a total freedom of directions and projects.
Therefore, she decided to take “Her story” of The Flying Lizards as anthem and her glasses as logo, declared enthusiasm and sincerity as the absolute core of Julie Tippex philosophy, formed a very first roster of acts of twisted pop acts she was very fond of, and even ended marrying the drummer of one of them (“save the arts, date a musician”).
Over the years, Julie Tippex developped all over Europe a strong network of partners – promoters, institutions, labels, activists – as fond of other musics as her, for whom music is an aesthethic, social and cultural experience.
Today, a dozen of cool cats are Julie Tippex. Not all of us are girls, are wearing glasses or have the exact same music tastes. But our collective believes in music and art as a living culture, and that touring projects are valuable components of the circulation of ideas and forms of creativity. We like to make magic things happen : that’s our kind of thing.
Here’s certainly a reason why Julie Tippex and its very special agents are proposing exhibitions, audiovisuals, lectures, artists talks and workshops along its roster of live and DJ acts, as well as being involved in the programming of some festivals and special events, as associated curator or producer.
In our collections, all our artists are precious, may they be emerging acts, forms of art, or have had an historical influence : at the cross of scenes, genres and generations, the catalog of Julie Tippex presents 50 years of creative and freeform art and music, and is everything but standard.
“All Power to Julie Tippex!” (Ian Svenonius)
Berlin, September 2011
Drawing by Marcus Oakley
Interview en français de Julie Tippex sur Hartzine (2015)
BUT WHO IS JULIE TIPPEX ?
VERY SPECIAL AGENTS
Marie Tippex : booking mama, special projects
Pascal Tippex : booking agent, special projects
Etienne Tippex : booking agent
Ambre Tippex : booking agent, promoter
Tom Tippex : booking agent, promoter
Amande Tippex : booking agent, promoter
Marion Tippex : booking agent, production, exhibitions
Jérémie Tippex : booking agent, promoter
Franck Tippex : booking agent
Tea Tippex : booking agent for Switzerland and Balkans
PRODUCTION, PROMOTION, ADMINISTRATION
Amande Tippex : promotion, website
Anne-Claire Tippex : production, funding, creations
Guillaume Tippex : production, advancing
Constance Tippex : booking assistant, programming
Keith Tippex : IT, programming
Thierry Tippex : administration, production
Muriel Tippex : accounts
Tippex gang : Berthold, Camille, Constance, Dorothée, Flash, Léonie, Pascal, Séb, Séverine, Virginie
Ex-Tippexers : Chris, Clémence, David, Emma, Hélène, Hermione, Isabelle, Joe, Kate, John, Julie, Remi, Ruth, Steve, Thilini
with very special thanks to Virginie Pargny and Emma Balkind.
Julie Tippex / Association Disco-Babel
24 avenue du Château
94300 Vincennes, France
Siret 453 761 256 000 32 APE 9001Z
Licences : 2-1043182 / 3-1043113
Our offices are not open to public.
BANDS AND PROJECTS SUBMISSION POLICY
We try to listen to everything we receive but please check our roster beforehand, and prefer streaming links to download codes or physical copies. If we want to step in, you’ll hear back from us. Bands and projects submissions have to be sent to : email@example.com