Tricky

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Descriptive "tags": trip-hop electronic downtempo trip hop electronica Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Adrian Thaws, 27 January 1968, Knowle West, Bristol, England. One of the leading exponents of the trip-hop genre, Tricky began his musical career in the late 80s as a member of an informal crew of MCs, DJs and singers based in Bristol and known as the Wild Bunch. This collective eventually mutated into the pioneering Massive Attack, with Tricky contributing guest raps to ‘Daydreaming’ and ‘Five Man Army’ on the band’s brilliant 1991 debut, Blue Lines. Although he worked on two tracks for the follow-up Protection (eventually released in 1994), Tricky expressed dissatisfaction with his colleagues’ musical direction and moved to London to concentrate on his solo career. In late 1993, he released his first single, the trippy ‘Aftermath’, which arose from informal sessions with Mark Stewart (ex-Pop Group) on a four-track mobile. Tricky employed the services of local schoolgirl Martina Topley-Bird (the song was recorded when she...

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