Music styles: Trip Hop
Hi bees, another chapter to share with you about those styles I like and
as you know and is trade-mark, only those tracks with a high quality level are
eligible, but never forget that to each its own.
Well, maybe you are wondering right now what the hell is this of Trip
Hop? As commonly happens the label comes
was coined by the UK specialized media.
Trip Hop is just kind of subgenre derivate from Downtempo style that at the same time is a subgenre from Electronica.
It has been classified as a mixture of jazz, funk, soul. Its origins are
dated at the early 90s after the post acid house scene.
The “hop” is adopted because this style uses the same sample bases than
Hip Hop, basically a drum base used as link and using vocal samples, but this
will be duly covered when we talk about Hip Hop.
The “trip” is related to the experimental atmospheres created by the use
of electronic synthesizers and other instruments whose main objective is that
the listener will become lost into a world of smoke and feel like floating on.
Although there are some vocals on some tracks, opposite to Hip Hop where the flows are essential, Trip Hop is more associated to instrumentals only.
But as always there are exceptions, and for me the best representative of this Beth Gibbons (Portishead vocalist) voice is a delicatessen.
As quoted, Trip Hop is more a Brit product, therefore main representatives are UK based artists, such as Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky (have collaborated with Massive Attack), Coldcut and of course Morcheeba (do not know if you all know what does this mean).
Now, former Morcheeba members, Skye Edwards & Ross Godfrey, have issued a new work under the name of Skye and Ross, that I have already introduce you in the hive when I bought it.
Hope you will enjoy, and as always please feel free to share your