Switch Hop
Ipswich's original Intelligent Electronic Music night ran from summer 2012 for two years and we were delighted to host some great artists & DJs some of whom lost their live-gig virginity to us! This page remains online as a small archive of what went on

If you're in the East of England and still need a regular(ish) live IEM fix then check out http://squarewavesignal.com/ - an online magazine founded by our resident DJ (and web host!) The Decibel Kid that not only brings you live events but weekly podcasts, articles interviews and shenanigans!
Jun 2014 - The Dyr Sister & Hustle
Outstanding live loop pedalling, percussion, vocals and viola from The Dyr Sister, this really is unmissable. Plus guest DJ set from The Electric Cult's resident DJ Hustle. More info and videos etc on the Facebook Event Page
Switch Hop Mix 2
This mix was given away on CD to lucky punters and remained exclusive for some months until we finally uploaded it for y'all to enjoy. Click above to stream or here to download the MP3 direct.
Mar 2014 - Eddy Spirit
We were delighted to host Eddy Spirit in his debut live performance, and it certainly didn't sound like a debut. Click above to watch a snippet.
Dec 2013 - FIDO
Surf Hop was the name, and an eclectic electric DJ set from FIDO was the game. He played a delicious selection including Bassnectar, Bomb Boy and The Bahgdaddies.
Nov 2013 - :iuu
John Peel Centre fundraiser gig, :iiu played her debut gig to a good crowd and delivered the goods, John'd've been proud.
Nov 2013 - Catnip and Claws
John Peel Centre fundraiser gig, Catnip and Claws battled traffic to represent Norwich and made it just in time to deliver her delicious digital delights.
Nov 2013 - TReen
John Peel Centre fundraiser gig, TReen got the building shaking, people, foundations, the lot. I don't think it'd heard bass like it before. Personally I had a corker of a skank.
Nov 2013 - PixelH8
John Peel Centre fundraiser gig, PixelH8 was our headliner and did not disappoint, included some classics (Girl Fight!) and some stompers in his set. Great night.
Oct 2013 - The Decibel Kid
Things got a bit meta when our resident DJ The Decibel Kid played live to launch his EP, but we had DJ SU on hand to fill in DJ duties for him.
Jul 2013 - Delta Spiral
Delta Spiral trained it down from University to play our summer special, brining an electric guitar and 3 gameboys, which he proceeded to torture, poor things.
Jul 2013 - Poisk
Poisk starred in a double-header of experimental music, but we told him there had to be rhythm and he duly delivered a dynamic 25 minute piece cumulating in a fight with a giant metal slinky. Really.
Jun 2013 - Grace Savage
Reigning UK Female Beatbox Champion Grace Savage opened 2013's Switch Fringe festival at Fringe Hop and frankly left the population of Ipswich rather stunned.
Apr 2013 - Languid
Switch Hop's first proper live guest, Languid's beats pretty much dropped everyone' jaws. He then went on to perform his debut DJ set which wasn't half bad either.
Feb 2013 - Jimmy Green
Jimmy filled in while The Decibel Kid was on holiday, and to be honest we didn' miss him that much :D
Switch Hop Mix 1
Before Switch Hop was a thing, an event, a happening it was just this mix, these 60 minutes literally started everything. Click above to stream or here to download the MP3 direct.
Resident DJ : Psyone
Plays trance given the slightest opportunity, but has dished out plenty of sideways electronica in his time and has been delivering some gorgeous electro jazz/swing lately.
Resident DJ : The Decibel Kid
Tends to stick to things in the 90 to 110 BPM range, likes Instrumental Hip Hop, Trip Hop, Glitch, Jazz, Funk, German Tech, That-really-slowed-down-house-stuff and burritos.