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Ripit
RIPIT is the electronic project of Nyko Esterle. Ranging from harsh breakcore mahyem to raging chaotic beats, he also knows how to subtely twist your brain with other audio cookies included in a warp of Dub, ambient, hiphop or metal thrue his different side projects. Nyko Esterle started his musical activities in 1994, playing guitar in a nameless Black Metal 2 pieces band alongside Yov Moor (Antaeus, Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition). After a short non productive period, he came back in early 1998 with his all electronic project RIPIT (and also various sub-projects as digital black ritual noise Omnivorus, total shit noise core Autoskato, digital grind Orgiak, improvisation noise ensemble ARME and few others) releasing tons of tapes and CDr in the home-tapers international scene.
Since then he performed over 300 shows in Europe and North America in different bands and solo and have his name on over 100 record covers (as musician or ingeneer). He took parts in different bands/project such as SIKHARA, BLACK ELF SPEAKS (stoner rock opera side projects of The Usaisamonster), DESECRATOR (buldo grind kings of Paris), PETRIFIED (digital brutal death one man band). He’s now mostly playing in SOLAR SKELETONS, FUJAKO (on Wordsound Digital), EXTERN YKON, CINEMASSAKER (www.v-atak.com) and the European RADON ENSEMBLE backing STEVE MACKAY (Sax player for the Stooges and Violent Femmes). He also recorded numerous collaboration works with Gamaboy, Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges), Marshall Allen (Sun-Ra Arkestra), Sikhara, Rko, Hop-Frog, Jason Lafarge, Ed Wilcox, Vinnie Paternostro, Sam Lohman, Koonda Holaa, Otto von Schirasch, DJ Urine, Error, Jason Forrest, Hecate, Skatolo, a034 and more !
Beside his musical projects, Nyko Esterle is also a sound ingeneer, running the Silent Block Studio in Brussels, he also worked in mastering studios and as a live sound man for belgian bands such as Parade Ground, Raxinasky, Duflan Duflan and Le Prince Harry.

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RipiT on Myspace