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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 i… More »

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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 about his experience collaborating with Damon Albarn, who he worked with for a song on 1996’s Nearly God that was never released. “I wouldn’t work with Damon Albarn again,” he… More »

By: 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 actor Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on The Walking Dead. Tricky directed the video himself, and he stars alongside Reedus. The narrative is a little muddy, but the clip seem… More »

By: 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 his last name is “Thaws,” as many of the songs on the new album are as fiery as that cover art. The album features a guest spot from Mykki Blanco… More »

By: 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 “Sun Down” and features vocals from London singer Tirzah, whose responsible for some of the best dance tracks of the past year in the form of No Romance” and “I’mMore »

By: 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 Listen,” a track from Tricky’s new album Adrian Thaws. And they have a pretty strong chemistry, the two of them trading unstable muttery verses over a beat that sounds like… More »

By: 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 a year ago, and he’s already announced plans to follow it up with a new one with the title Adrian Thaws, which is also the name on Tricky’s birth certificate. More »

By: 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 direction he’s taken for his brand new album: “This new album I’ll stand behind every track. I don’t care whether people like it. I’m doing what I want to do,… More »

By: 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 exploded in The Fifth Element), he disappeared into the pop-culture wilderness for a few years. In recent weeks, though, Tricky has shown up in a couple of unexpected places. Last… More »

By: 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 from a forthcoming EP of Zebra Katz remixes. Download it below. More »

By: 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 Tricky turns up the Peter Gunn bassline and has Franky Riley — redo it with her own, sleepier vocals. Riley has been Tricky’s touring vocalist for the past couple years,… More »

By: 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 catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: 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 Estate” is rooted in “twisted Specials-worshipping punk,” while the tricky looking kid himself touches on the cut’s newfound forefront vocal stylings:

It’s the first single I’ve ever done… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2008 - 9:43 am