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The music critic Andy Pemberton coined the term “trip-hop” to describe an early DJ Shadow single, but I have this pet theory that the term caught on because nobody knew what the fuck else to do with Tricky. Smash-crash genre-blurring seemed like a revolutionary thing in the ’90s, in that moment before the internet made… More »

Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum Tweets too! But who can keep up with all that lunch eating? Most of us only have eight hours a day with which to procrastinate in… More »

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Tricky Presents Skilled Mechanics – “Diving Away” (Porno For Pyros Cover)

Trip-hop OG Tricky released his last album, the sort-of-self-titled Adrian Thaws, just over a year ago, and now he's following it up with an entirely…
Peter Helman | November 18, 2015 - 10:04 am

Tricky Disses Damon Albarn, Bono, Massive Attack In I Am Adrian Thaws Mini-Doc

British trip-hopper Tricky was recently the subject of a documentary for FACT TV based around his new album Adrian Thaws. In the mini-doc, he talked…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Tricky – “Sun Down” Video (Feat. Norman Reedus)

In making the video for "Sun Down," the funereal Tirzah collab from his new album Adrian Thaws, trip-hop godfather Tricky enlisted the help of the…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2014 - 9:33 am

Stream Tricky Adrian Thaws

Tricky's new album is self-titled, but not in the way you'd expect. Adrian Thaws is Tricky's birth name, but it's also a convenient coincidence that…
Miles Bowe | September 2, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Tricky – “Sun Down” (Feat. Tirzah)

British trip-hopper Tricky has released another new song from his upcoming album Adrian Thaws. Previously, we've heard "Lonnie Listen" and "Nicotine Love." This one's called…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Tricky – “Lonnie Listen” (Feat. Mykki Blanco & Francesca Belmonte)

British trip-hop originator Tricky and New York-based nutball Mykki Blanco belong to two very different generations of rap iconoclasm, but they've come together on "Lonnie…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2014 - 3:28 pm

Tricky – “Nicotine Love” (Feat. Francesca Belmonte)

Tricky, whose prickly paranoiac throbbing dubbed-out mid-'90s music has aged a lot better than the term "trip-hop," released his last album False Idols just over…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Tricky – “Nothing’s Changed”

"Nothing's Changed" is the first single from Tricky's new album False Idols. The track is reminiscent of Tricky's early work, which he notes is the…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 27, 2013 - 1:47 pm

The Antlers – “Crest” (Tricky Remix)

The first two albums from Bristol trip-hop pioneer Tricky sounded absolutely revolutionary back in the mid-'90s, but after years of diminishing returns (and after being…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Zebra Katz – “Ima Read (Remix)” (Feat. Njena Reddd Foxxx, Gangsta Boo & Tricky)

Here's a huge, thundering remix of rapper Zebra Katz's "Ima Read" featuring guest spots from Memphis icon Gangsta Boo and electronic music experimenter Tricky. It's…
Corban Goble | August 29, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Tricky – “Murder Weapon” Video

Tricky stars as a boxer who has to throw a fight in this video for "Murder Weapon." The song was originally by Echo Minott. Here…
jessica | August 16, 2010 - 9:32 am

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to…
brandon | March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

New Tricky Video – “Council Estate”

No more whispering. There are lots of Tricky quotes floating around regarding the first, markedly sung single from the forthcoming LP. Camp Trick says "Council…
Amrit Singh | May 27, 2008 - 9:43 am