I Dig Trip Hop


For the past few weeks I have really gotten back into trip hop. Trip hop is a sensual blend of electronica and down-tempo hip-hop, urban and ethereal, street and ambience, very smooth and trancy, which is why it is often referred to as “chill-out music”. Trip hop is known as “Bristol Sound” s a result of its origins in Bristol, England.

Popular trip hop groups which I would consider my favorites are: Portishead, Phantogram, Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, Lamb, Morcheeba, Tricky, Propellerheads, Olive, and the Sneaker Pimps. One of the things I love about this style of music is that it is great music for me to write to, and there is rarely a song I dislike.

Here is a sample of a song from Portishead, which is my number one favorite trip hop band:

Portishead “Numb”

I am obsessed with this song from Phantogram right now:

This is great music!