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In Focus: Tricky

Bristol, 07.01.21

With Tricky

Raised in the Knowle West area of Bristol, Tricky began rapping in the 1980s, as a member of The Wild Bunch, which eventually evolved into Massive Attack. He provided vocals on Massive Attack's seminal 1992 album "Blue Lines", and embarked on a solo career, creating an sound all of his own. Influenced by soul & R&B as well as Bristol's soundsystem heritage, Tricky's debut "Maxinquaye" was claustrophobic & introspective, setting the tone for trip hop, one of the defining movements of 90s pop.

Compiled by Robbie Warin - of Self & Other - and Alfie Warin.

Photo Credit: (Anthony Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Collection: Bass Is Maternal


  • 0:00:15
  • 0:09:04
    Time To Dance
  • 0:11:19
    Ghosts Of My Life (Read By Alfie And Robbie Warin)
    Mark Fisher
  • Robbie Warin
    Field Recordings From Stapleton Road
  • Tricky Feat. Marta
    Makes Me Wonder
  • Tricky Feat. Anika
    Lonely Dancer
  • Tricky 
    Black Steel
  • Tricky feat. Nneka
    Nothing Matters
  • Tricky 
    Hell Is Round The Corner
  • Tricky Feat. Marta
    Fall Please
  • Tricky 
    Crazy Claws
  • Tricky 
    The Only Way
  • Tricky feat. Franky Riley 
    Piece Of Me
  • Tricky