Tag: trip hop

July 5, 2018 /

…Otherwise known as, “that one song that was in every other movie and television show in the late ’90s with a mysterious, brooding female lead.”

Esthero was the duo of Toronto singer Jenny-Bea Englishman and Canadian-born, Minnesota-raised producer Martin “Doc” McKinney, who in the late ’90s came together to create a classic record in Breath From Another, a simmering, trip-hoppish affair in the vein of Morcheeba or Sneaker Pimps.

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March 30, 2017 /

I need to be on a beach somewhere right now, man…

Thievery Corporation has cultivated a major following in their home city of Washington, D.C.

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February 2, 2017 /

Portishead changed the game, and completely messed up my world on the first listen. The trio of Beth GibbonsGeoff Barrow, and Adrian Utley were taking note of what their fellow Bristol mates Massive Attack was doing with the new sound they introduced: the brilliantly-titled “Bristol sound,” a slow, simmering, and seductive style of music with influences from hip-hop, funk, and R&B, and they took it to the next level.

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November 3, 2016 /

So…guess who just bought a ticket to the UK so he can walk the streets of London at 2 in the morning with this track blaring on his headphones?

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December 17, 2015 /

Believe it or not, Sneaker Pimps aren’t a rap group!

So a little backstory: Back in the early ’90s there came a type of music from the UK that was slow, provocative, mysterious, and just as dreary as a drizzly afternoon in London.

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February 23, 2015 /

Mannnnnn, you can’t tell me nothing when it comes to Morcheeba.

The British group, comprised of producers Ross and Paul Godfrey and singer Skye Edwards originally formed as in the latter half of the ’90s as part of a then-new wave of artists embracing a new style of music dubbed by the press as “trip-hop:” a slow, seductive, and moody kind of music rooted in R&B, dub, and electronic dance, originated by groups Massive Attack and Portishead.

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