dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) ”plays the playback” through scratching, cutting and stuttering various records that reflect his influences from free improvisation to hip-hop. Utilizing custom built samplers, he can capture and playback sounds at lighting speed or layer them to build heavy drones. In any case, nothing is subtle.
Born and raised somewhere between the US and Japan, dj sniff is an Amsterdam based turntable musician working in the field of improvised and experimental music. Since 2007, he has been STEIM’s Artistic Director. http://www.djsniff.com